• Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Columns

    Every year I end up writing about the snow vs. rain debate, and I think it’s come early this year. Some people are saying it’s too early to be as cold as it is. I’m not sure. Just because it is this cold, now, doesn’t mean it won’t warm up later.

    Isn’t that what Indian Summer is?

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Wildwood Leader

    Les Aungst, portraying Fire Chief Edward LansingCAPE MAY – Wildwood Middle School students got a taste of the Great Fire of Cape May when they made their way to this city to take a tour and listen to tales of the disaster than changed the face of this seaside resort.

    Thirty-five students and their teachers piled onto the bus Nov. 14 to make their way south at the end of their school day to participate in the tour, “Cape May on Fire.” The hour-and-a-half long program took students throughout Cape…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Cape May Gazette

Cape May police seeking identify of lewdness suspect

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 07:46 pm

Composite sketch of suspect Composite sketch of suspect

CAPE MAY – The Cape May Police Department is investigating a report of lewdness that occurred on Aug. 14 at approximately 5:29 p.m. near the intersection of S. Lafayette St. and Windsor St. in Cape May.

Based on witness descriptions, a composite drawing was created to help identify the unknown, unidentified actor who fled the area after being observed by the victims.

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Three injured in accident aboard Cape May-Lewes ferry

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 12:13 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Three people were injured onboard the MV Delaware Friday as vehicles were disembarking at the North Cape May terminal, ferry officials said.

Around 9:40 a.m., a white 2012 Ford Explorer on the port side of the ferry vessel broadsided a silver Honda Civic on the starboard side. The impact pinned the Civic against the vessel’s starboard bulkhead, according to a release.

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Discover Cape May's celestial charms atop lighthouse

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 11:32 am

CAPE MAY - Have you seen the light of the full moon from atop the Cape May Lighthouse? Have you ever heard an EVP (electronic voice phenomena) or seen an orb?

Explore Cape May's celestial side this summer and fall at the Cape May Lighthouse, the Emlen Physick Estate and the Cherry House during full moon events and ghost hunting events that celebrate mystery and wonder, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). Add to the thrill of ghost exploration by choosing an evening under the light of the full moon, where the deepened shadows awaken the spirits and heighten the excitement.

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Ocean City man arrested on drug charges

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 03:20 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police charged an Ocean City man with drug possession Wednesday after receiving a call of three suspicious subjects in the Villas.

Thomas J. Houston III, 31, was found to be in possession of various amounts of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) when he was stopped with two other people on the 100 block of Kentucky Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 20, police said. He was also charged with hindering apprehension because he gave false information to police regarding his identity.

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Police: Driver fled after damaging boats in early morning crash

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 11:39 am

ERMA — Lower Township Police Department responded to a hit and run motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Seashore and Tabernacle Roads at 4:58 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. 

Police say Ryan P. Freeling 19, of West New Jersey Avenue in Villas was driving his 2001 Ford Taurus south on Seashore Road when it left the roadway striking a traffic signal and proceeding through a chain link fence, surrounding Jersey Cape Marine, located at 656 Route 9 Erma.  Police do not know why the car left the road.

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Public questions referendum on school funding

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:42 am

CAPE MAY – Several members of the public questioned the city’s efforts to leave the Lower Cape May Regional School District, saying it would have a negative impact on local education.

One member of the public praised the city’s efforts, spearheaded by Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman.

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New fire chief rose through the ranks

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, August 19, 2014 01:27 pm

New CMFD Fire Chief Alex Coulter New CMFD Fire Chief Alex Coulter CAPE MAY – Cape May’s new Fire Chief Alex Coulter is such a native Cape Mayer, he remembers being sheltered in City Hall during Hurricane Gloria.

Coulter was sworn in as fire chief Aug. 5 to replace Jerry Inderwies Jr., who retired June 1.

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LTPD apprehends burglary suspect in Villas

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:02 am

VILLAS – Please announced the arrest of a burglary suspect on burglary and drug charges after executing a criminal warrant.

On Aug. 7, police responded to an address on E. St. Johns Ave. in Villas for a reported burglary of a residence. Inside the residence, Ptlm. Matt Gamble and Special Officer Robert Martinelli observed damage to the family’s television, ceiling fan and walls. During the investigation, information was obtained identifying the suspect as James W. “Jake” Donnelly of Villas. Based on the information obtained, Judge Thomas Hillegass issued a warrant charging Donnelly with the burglary. Several locations had been checked by the officers trying to apprehend Donnelly without success.

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Woman arrested for drug use in North Cape May Wawa

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 02:51 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – A woman was arrested Sunday for allegedly using drugs in the Wawa on Bayshore Road in North Cape May, according to police.

Lower Township police were called to the store at 3719 Bayshore Road on Sunday, Aug. 17 on reports of a woman using drugs in the store.

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MAC Grounds Crew Volunteers of the Month for August

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 01:10 pm

Volunteers of the Month for August Volunteers of the Month for August The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Volunteers of the Month for August are the members of MAC’s hard-working, all-volunteer grounds crew. Shown here, from left, are: Jerry York, Cape May; Geri Breth, Cape May; Steve Irving, West Chester, Pa.; Warren Nuessle, Cape May; Sue Irving, West Chester, Pa.; and the group’s volunteer leader and organizer, Tom Carroll, Cape May. (Not shown are Dave Martz, Denny Sweetman and Frank Acker.) The all-volunteer Grounds Crew was conceived and organized by Tom Carroll, a long-time friend of MAC. The group was nominated for Volunteers of the Month by MAC Director Michael Zuckerman.

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