Cape May Gazette

Cape May fire chief retiring

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:56 pm

CAPE MAY – Cape May Fire Chief Jerry Inderwies Jr. has decided to hang up his fire gear, at least on a full-time basis, when he retires from the Cape May Fire Department on June 1.

Inderwies, 45, has been the fire chief here since 2004. 

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Cape May-Lewes Ferry sponsors Nature Center’s first youth birding team

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 05, 2014 04:28 pm

CAPE MAY - For the first time ever, the Nature Center of Cape May will field a team to compete in the World Series of Birding (WSB), thanks in large part to the generosity of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry and the Delaware River and Bay Authority. Calling themselves the “Young Yellowhammers,” the team has a distinctively youthful flare since all members are New Jersey residents between the ages of 13 and 17.

The World Series of Birding, scheduled for Saturday, May 10, is a well-known birding competition that draws participants and teams from around the world to Cape May County. The goal of the competition is for each team to encounter as many different species of birds as possible during a 24 hour period. The professional teams will compete during a full 24 hour cycle, but since this is the “Young Yellowhammers’” first WSB outing, they will compete on an abbreviated 16-hour schedule from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Boaters: Hold your calls, go with VHF instead

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Written by Christopher South Monday, May 05, 2014 10:17 am

CAPE MAY — If your car breaks down, chances are you will reach for your cell phone and call for help.

If your boat breaks down, you probably won’t be able to rely on the device — smart phone or not.

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Early postal service was mostly an informal system

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Monday, May 05, 2014 12:00 am

While America was achieving its goal of independence during the Revolutionary War from 1775-1783, its leaders knew that starting a new nation was not to be all that easy. They were on their own then. Limited and oppressive that it had been, there was no help from the mother country anymore and, as the saying goes with a bit of alteration, now was the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.

One of the problems facing the new kid in the world was the lack of communications. There were no e-mails then or telegrams or telephones and the postman did not ring twice or even once. In Cape May County, as elsewhere, the primitive roads were conversions from the paths of the Lenni Lenape Indians and were not conducive to general travel. Sometimes, in the era of the stage coach, it took four or five days, if at all, for messages to get from one end of the county to the other.

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Charles W. Sandman School Honor Roll, Third marking period 2013-14

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, May 04, 2014 12:00 am

Third marking period

Fifth Grade
Academic Achievement

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Mothers, dads get free admission to May historic sites

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 03, 2014 12:06 pm

CAPE MAY - Moms and dads are admitted free at two of Cape May's historic sites, the Cape May Lighthouse and the World War II Lookout Tower, on their respective holidays, Mother's Day on Sunday, May 11, and Fathers's Day on Sunday, June 15, courtesy of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

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Lower Township manager to recommend disbanding MUA

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Written by Mary Linehan Friday, May 02, 2014 12:51 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township manager Michael Voll will recommend that council move to disband the Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) Monday night, during a scheduled work session and regular meeting.

“Council unanimously asked me to investigate the MUA and its operations, and an independent report was commissioned and undertaken as a result,” Voll said Friday. “Based on the findings, I will ask council to commence the dissolution of the authority.”

The MUA approved a $172,500 settlement with five employees in April. They had alleged former Lower Township MUA executive director Matt Ecker intimidated them last fall during the course of an investigation by the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office. The prosecutor's office filed charges against Ecker in November. (See related story.)

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Lower Township MUA approves $172,500 settlement for 5 employees

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Written by Mary Linehan Friday, May 02, 2014 12:42 pm

Former executive director charged last fall with allegedly intimidating whistleblowers

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Five Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) employees have received settlements from the authority in their respective lawsuits, according to agreements obtained by The Gazette via an Open Public Records Acts (OPRA) request.

Craig Matsinger, Jania Bailey, Donald Embs, Adam Witkowsky and William Dunn signed off on individual settlements with the MUA totaling $172,500, according to the documents.

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West Cape May’s ‘Parade Lady’ dead at 83

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, May 01, 2014 02:14 pm

WEST CAPE MAY – She lived on Broadway, the street where the West Cape May Christmas Parade steps off each year.

Charlotte Daily, known locally as the “Parade Lady,” died April 30 at the age of 83 or 84.

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Cape May restaurant scene has a changing face

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, May 01, 2014 12:02 pm

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CAPE MAY — If you are coming to Cape May for the restaurant be prepared for a different look on the face of the local restaurant scene.

Don’t look for the Beach House, Jackson Mountain, or Martini Beach. In their place will be Angelo’s, Delaney’s and M’OCEAN.

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