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    CAPE MAY – A local business owner who is trying to save the access to her off-street parking described her conflict with a local bank as a “David and Goliath story.”

    Deanna Brown, owner of Antoinette’s Guest Apartments/Suites, 717 Washington St., Cape May, shares a property line with Sturdy Savings Bank at the corner of Washington and Franklin streets. In February 1994, Brown had owned Antoinette’s about five months when Bob McManus sold his gas station to Sturdy Savings. As Sturdy Savings was in the process of getting approvals for construction of the new bank building, Brown sought to maintain…

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    CAPE MAY – Two of thee Cape May City Council members up for reelection on Nov. 4 have already announced their intention not to run again for their seats.

    Municipal elections were moved from May to November to coincide with the General Election. Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman said this week that he would not seek reelection, and Councilman Bill Murray said he probably would not seek another term.

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     Residents’ outcry prompts delay of Beach Drive project  LOWER TOWNSHIP – The day after a three-hour council work session that saw dozens of residents question the Beach Drive pedestrian access project, council members have announced their intention to put the application for project funds on hold.

    “I support this project, and I represent the people of Ward 2 -- and they need more information and more opportunity to provide input,” Councilman Jim Neville said Tuesday. “We went to the property owners meeting in March, and this…

  • Regional

    Officials are blaming heroin for the deaths of two men a few days apart.

    One was 29, the other 30.

    In announcing the deaths, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office withheld the names of the victims.

  • Cape May Gazette

     World Series of Birding: one day, hundreds of birds counted

    CAPE MAY COUNTY — For one day every spring, hundreds of birders are scattered across New Jersey with one goal in mind — to count more species of birds than competing teams.

  • Regional

    THE WILDWOODS – The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents the 9th annual Sensational Spring Weekend Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 in the Wildwoods – a two-day celebration paying tribute to 1960s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll music.

    The event begins Friday night, April 25, inside the Wildwoods Convention Center with a dance party featuring the David Christopher Band with songs from the ’60s, ’70s and early ’80s from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $15 per person.

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    WILDWOOD — The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business @ the Beach Expo is scheduled for April 30 at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

    This year’s Business @ the Beach Expo features concurrent keynote sessions on networking and e-commerce.

Cape May Gazette

Villas man charged with car burglary

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, November 14, 2013 05:31 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police said they arrested a man Monday on burglary and theft charges after he was found in possession of items stolen from a car on Fulling Mill Road.

Police received a call around 1:50 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 with a report of someone breaking into a vehicle there. Police responded and canvassed the area where they located a man fitting the description given by the victim.

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Bizarre History of Cape May > Reformers took on government, education in mid-1800’s

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, November 14, 2013 08:25 am

 While the community with the contrary name of Cape Island was growing during the first half of the 19th century, soon came the realization from its movers and shakers that it needed to be more formally organized, not only in government but in education too.

So it was that in 1849, a relatively quiet time between the War of 1812 and the Civil War, that discussions started about improvements at the cape, and two years later the changes began to happen. Six councilmen were elected annually from 1851 to 1867, but from 1867 to 1875 it was changed to three councilmen being elected every year for two-year terms.

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Villas couple recovering after house explosion

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Written by Mary Linehan Thursday, November 14, 2013 08:10 am

 Photo by Jen Marra Jen Marra / Villas couple recovering after house explosion

Neighbors pulled them out while building still burned

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Less than a week after an explosion leveled her parents’ Villas house, Colleen McLeer sounds shaken and, more importantly, grateful.

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After thanking veterans, event seeks to make sure they have services

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Written by Mary Linehan Thursday, November 14, 2013 08:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Nearly 100 people attended annual Veterans Day services at the VFW Post here, listening to reminders of sacrifice made by those who have served and continue to do so.

Johnnie Walker’s Veterans Day started with an 11 a.m. service at the Cape May County Chapter 44 of the Disabled American Veterans in the Villas, and then continued with a luncheon at The Mad Batter in Cape May. Walker is the commander of the local DAV chapter.

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Aviation museum honors volunteers

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 14, 2013 07:00 am

 

From left are Diane and Jim Morton, Bob Olivieri and Jane Kotz. From left are Diane and Jim Morton, Bob Olivieri and Jane Kotz.

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Naval Air Station (NAS) Wildwood Aviation Museum’s board of directors has named Bob Olivieri, Jane Kotz and Jim and Diane Morton its outstanding volunteers of the quarter.

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High flying

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 14, 2013 05:06 am

  photo by John Reilly
One of a pair of bald eagles at the Cape May Point State Park that took flight on Veterans Day.
photo by John Reilly One of a pair of bald eagles at the Cape May Point State Park that took flight on Veterans Day.

photo by John Reilly

One of a pair of bald eagles at the Cape May Point State Park that took flight on Veterans Day.

   

Simonsen sworn in as Ward 3 councilman

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, November 13, 2013 03:45 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Erik Simonsen, former mayoral candidate and Ward 2 councilman, took the oath of office for the Ward 3 council seat last Wednesday in a private ceremony held at the municipal offices.

Township clerk Julie Picard administered the oath, which will be re-administered at the Nov. 18 council meeting.

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Cape May County firefighters give $30,000 to Survivors of Cancer

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 13, 2013 03:01 pm

pink shirts CAPE MAY – The Career Firefighters of Cape May County presented a check for more than $30,000 to the Survivors of Cancer organization last week.

During the entire month of October the Career Firefighters of Cape May County (firefighters from Cape May, Wildwood, North Wildwood and Ocean City) sold pink T-shirts to help support the fight against breast cancer. T-shirts were sold for $20 online and were available at each respective department’s stations.

   

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