Cape May Gazette

TPA asks mayor to post forum video on city website

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, October 29, 2014 02:38 pm

CAPE MAY – The Taxpayers Association of Cape May sent a letter to Mayor Ed Mahaney asking him to post on the city’s website a video he had made of TPA’s Candidates Night on Thursday, Oct. 16.

Mahaney hired Just Right TV to record the event because he was attending a Cape May County Chamber of Commerce installation dinner at Convention Hall at the same time. Mahaney said, as a voter, he wanted to see what the five City Council candidates had to say.

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Physick Estate's Carriage House Gallery renamed "Carroll Gallery"

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:46 pm

 

CAPE MAY - The Carriage House Gallery on the grounds of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., was renamed "The Carroll Gallery" in a dedication ceremony Friday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. to honor dedicated Cape May historic preservationists, nationally renowned bed & breakfast industry experts, and long-time friends of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), Tom and Sue Carroll.

Over 100 friends and supporters paid tribute to Tom and Sue Carroll in the ceremony on Friday, Oct. 10 in the Carriage House Café & Tearoom, under the tent. Speakers included MAC Director Michael Zuckerman, Curtis J. Bashaw, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Cape Advisors and Cape Resorts Group, and MAC Board President Mary McKenney.

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Lower Council urges ‘No’ vote on school funding questions

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Written by Christopher South Sunday, October 26, 2014 03:17 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – There is a lot of disagreement on Lower Township Council these days, but all members urged township voters to vote “No” on the upcoming ballot questions.

The call for voting down one question on the Nov. 4 ballot and the lone question on a Dec. 9 special election ballot was sparked by a resolution paying an additional $600 to Wyns Contracting LLC, a consultant on the school issue.

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Scout Nate Holloway has made a difference

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 02:02 pm

NORTH CAPE MAY – The public is invited to the dedication of Family Promise’s new outdoor play area at the Family Promise Day Center, 500 Townbank Road, Lower Township, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. 

Earlier this year, prospective Eagle Scout Nate Holloway chose Family Promise as the site for his Eagle Scout project. Since opening a year ago, the Day Center has been in dire need of a backyard play area for children in the program. 

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Warm Coats, Warm Hearts: LT coat drive

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 11:33 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township employees are delving into their closets for gently-worn coats and jackets to send to families and individuals in need. 

The winter weather is fast approaching and those temperatures get dangerously cold for families and individuals who don’t have the resources to buy a warm coat. Instead of letting those coats sit unused in a closet or get tossed in the trash, Lower Township is donating warm coats and jackets for men, women and children to help prepare for the cold weather.
After the success of the shoe drive held in Lower Township Hall, Manager Mike Voll wanted to motivate the township employees to continue their generosity.

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Best Practices report given to CM council

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Written by Christopher South Friday, October 24, 2014 05:12 am

CAPE MAY – Cape May Chief Financial Officer Neil Young gave City Council a review of the annual Best Practices Inventory required by the state’s Office of Local Government Services.

City manager Bruce MacLeod said the survey has been required for the last five years and unfavorable responses can lead to the state withholding aid. MacLeod said the final 5 percent of state aid is held back prior to the completion of the survey.

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Best Practices resolution a segue for LTMUA presentation

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Written by Christopher South Friday, October 24, 2014 04:11 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Comments by Mayor Mike Beck regarding the township’s Best Practices policies seemed to be a harbinger of a presentation by Deputy Mayor Norris Clark leading to a resolution to investigate the Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority board and another asking the board chairman and vice-chairman to resign.

The Lower Township Council meeting agenda for Monday, Oct. 20 included the council’s certification of a Best Practices Inventory, which is required yearly. Beck said the township has been doing the Best Practices Inventory for five years. The state gives the municipalities a list of criteria on which it must answer yes or no.

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Attorney claims mayor interfered with his business

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, October 23, 2014 03:13 pm

CAPE MAY – Attorney Daniel Kurkowski presented Mayor Ed Mahaney with a tort claim at Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting, accusing the mayor of misconduct.

Kurkowski said he lost a client because Mahaney told the person not to go to Kurkowski, but instead to go to an unnamed attorney in Wildwood. 

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LT debate schedule on PEG Channel 9

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 01:49 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – If you missed Candidates’ Night, you can still catch the debate from the candidates running for a seat on Lower Township Council on channel 9, the local Public Education Government Access channel (PEG). 

The League of Women Voters of Cape May moderated the event and accepted written questions from the audience for the candidates. The debate was divided into three segments with 30 minutes devoted to each of the township’s three wards. 

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Cape May County, City Chambers present Business and Education Partnership Award

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 01:35 pm

 Business and Education Partnership Award CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce together with the Chamber of Commerce of the City of Cape May presented a Partnership in Business and Education Award to Lower Cape May Regional High School and Curtis Bashaw of Cape Resorts Group for Innovative Instruction in Retail Marketing.

Presented on Oct. 14 at the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May Installation Dinner, the award was given to recognize this unique partnership which resembles the popular television show Shark Tank. Bashaw provides classroom instruction to students in Retail Marketing and opens his businesses to them for onsite observation.

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