Cape May Gazette

Lower Township Police arrest burglar

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:25 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – On Oct. 22, at about 10 p.m., Lower Township Police responded to the 100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue for the report of a suspicious person carrying a flat screen TV in the street. The caller confronted the man, who dropped the TV and fled the scene. Ptlm. Anzelone located the suspect on Maple Avenue within five minutes. An investigation found a home burglarized on Pennsylvania Avenue, in which a TV had been taken.

The suspect, Jesse Pentlicki, 24, of Villas, was taken into custody and charged with burglary and theft. Municipal Court Judge Thomas Hillegass set ba8il at $25,000 full cash.

 

Christ Child Card and Game Luncheon Nov. 17

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:19 pm

CAPE MAY – The Christ Child Society is sponsoring a Card and Game Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grand Hotel, 1045 Beach Ave, Cape May.

The luncheon menu will offer a choice of a Crabcake Sandwich platter or a combination Chicken, Tuna & Seafood Salad platter, and dessert and coffee or tea. Tickets are $25 and reservations can be made by calling Pat at (609) 435-5654 or Cindy at (609) 889-7730. All proceeds benefit children in need in the community.

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Villas man charged with burglary

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:57 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police have charged a Villas man with burglary after he was spotted carrying a flat screen television down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Jesse Pentlicki, 21, has been charged with burglary and theft. He sent to Cape May County jail on $25,000 full cash bail.

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Mayor’s attorney sends cease and desist letter to Hendricks Candidate says mayor interfering with election

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:30 am

CAPE MAY – Mayor Ed Mahaney Jr. had his attorney send a letter last week to Cape May City Council candidate Charles Hendricks, telling him to stop claiming the mayor was the subject of an ethics complaint.

Hendricks fired back in a letter to Mahaney’s counsel saying the mayor is “attempting to chill constitutionally protected speech.”

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Pumpkin carving at the Nature Center

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 22, 2014 06:51 pm

CAPE MAY – The Nature Center of Cape May will hold a Pumpkin-Palooza event from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Charlotte Todd Education Building.

The Nature Center will furnish the supplies, patterns and even a few spooky treats. You bring your own pumpkin and imagination. Parents can bring a spare pumpkin and join in on the fun.

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Lower Township Council asks for investigation into LTMUA

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, October 22, 2014 04:16 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township agreed unanimously on a resolution to ask for an investigation of the Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority (LTMUA), but it was a bumpy road getting there.
Council split 3-2 on a second resolution asking for the resignation of LTMUA board chairman Brian O’Connor and vice-chairman Tom Frisoli.
Councilman Erik Simonsen did not voice a no during the vote, but said, “This is way out of line. This is out of order.”
The clerk took that as a no.
The vote came after a presentation by Deputy Norris Clark, during which Simonsen and Councilman Tom Conrad voiced objections, saying the independents were bringing politics into the council meeting.

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Clark alleges misconduct on LTMUA board, connection to Republicans

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, October 22, 2014 04:07 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Deputy Mayor Norris Clark Monday called for an investigation of the Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority board and the resignation of its chairman and vice-chairman.
“I asked to make a presentation because this is a serious matter, and shocking,” Clark said.
Clark said the LTMUA has been a big matter of conversation for months. He said he has gone to the LTMUA board to talk about saving $1 million per year (about $83,000 per month), and asked them not to use ratepayer money to fund what he labeled a “misinformation campaign” against merging the LTMUA with the township. He said the township purposely did not fund a campaign to fight the school funding change requested by Cape May, but the LTMUA hired a firm to put information on a website expressing opposition to dissolving the authority.

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East Lynne's trivia contest returns

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 22, 2014 03:25 pm

CAPE MAY – The East Lynne Theater Company will hold a trivia fundraiser on Monday, Nov. 10 at Aleathea's Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean Street.

The trivia night is called “The American Songbook III” and will feature music trivia questions. This time the focus will be on mysteries and crime, with the theme for 2014’ fundraiser being “What is legal?” Questions could be about music for popular detective shows or crime movies from the past 80 years. Chris Sooy, Lew London and Jennifer Bissell will perform live music. Trivia winners will receive prizes.

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After questions, Mahaney says he hired videographer to record Candidates Night

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, October 22, 2014 03:25 pm

CAPE MAY – Mayor Ed Mahaney, who gave the appearance of not knowing who had hired a videographer to record the Oct. 16 Candidates Night at Cape May Elementary School, actually hired the videographer and paid for the recording himself.
Just Right TV confirmed that they were hired to record the night’s event, and that Mahaney paid for and received DVDs of the candidates’ comments. Mahaney attended the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner, Oct. 16, which conflicted with Candidate’s Night, and said he wanted to hear what the candidates had to say.
When he was asked at a Cape May City Council meeting Tuesday who video-recorded the Candidates Night, the mayor did not indicate it was he who hired the man.
Patricia Hendricks, wife of council candidate Charles Hendricks, raised the issue when she told City Council she was pleased to see someone video-recording the candidates forum, sponsored by the Cape May Taxpayers Association.

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Cape May selected for U.S. Navy Band tour

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 22, 2014 02:27 pm

Cape May selected for U.S. Navy Band tour  America's Navy is coming home to Cape May, one of 18 cities in four states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band Commodores during its 2014 tour – one of the Navy's signature outreach programs.

The United States Navy Band Commodores’ performance is scheduled for Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lower Cape May Regional High School’s Paul W. Schmidtchen Theater, 687 Route 9, Cape May, N.J. 08204.

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