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    ERMA – Cory Damiana and Gene Zebrowski officially accepted scholarship offers to play college sports Tuesday afternoon.

    The two Lower Cape May Regional seniors signed National Letters of Intent during a ceremony held at the Board of Education offices on the high school’s campus.

    Damiana, one of the best wrestlers in school history, accepted a two-thirds athletic and academic scholarship to wrestle at Division I Hofstra University. Damiana went 123-24, was a three-time district champion, three-time state qualifier and multi-year Cape-Atlantic League all-star during…

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    Governor vetoes salary increases for DRBA employees

    TRENTON — The Delaware River and Bay Authority and Gov. Chris Christie disagree on how DRBA employees should be compensated. 

    The DRBA issued a statement Tuesday saying the governor vetoed a resolution that would have given a 1.9 percent cost of living adjustment to union and nonunion employees.

  • Regional

     An oil painting, “Cape May Harbor Fishing Fleet,” by John Safrit.  Anita Roth took this picture of driftwood and sea glass, which will be on display at the Splash art gallery on April 26.

    CAPE MAY – Local artists Anita Roth and John Safrit will hold a meet the artists reception from…

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    A dolphin takes a breath while swimming off Ocean City Saturday with several others. Federal officials fear a deadly illness could be coming back north with the returning animals, although the hope is that the disease will peter out this spring. (photo by Bill Barlow)With warming temperatures, the snowbirds are returning…

  • Weather

    For the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather to expect when you drop a kickstand on Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:/Jen MarraFor the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for…

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    CAPE MAY — The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May will transform the Cape May beachfront into a certified 5k and 10k racecourse on Saturday, May 10. Runners will enjoy the fast flat course that loops throughout Cape May. Registration and check-in is at 7:15 a.m.; Race is from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Registration fee is $20 per person. Contact Doreen at (609) 884-5508.

  • Sports

    Dave Pacevich is a very organized high school track coach when it comes to maintaining and updating records. That’s in part because these days it seems he has to update those records almost every time his Lower Cape May Regional High School girls program competes.

    Quinn Bithell is a major reason why. The versatile sophomore already owns or shares six program records in a variety of events.

    Bithell and her teammates set three new records at the recent Buena Relays. Bithell, Destiny West, Lizzy Sulecki and Suzanne Beteta set a new program mark…

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    VILLAS — Police arrested a man they allege punched an officer who was responding to a disturbance call.
    On April 15, at approximately 7:44 p.m., officers from the Lower Township Police Department responded to the 300 block of Desoto Avenue, Villas, for a report of a disorderly male subject. Upon arriving at that location, Special Officer James Collins encountered Alexander Vosper, 21, an unemployed male who resides in the 4700 block of Susquehanna Avenue, Wildwood. Vosper was actively involved in a verbal altercation with an unidentified male who was still on scene.

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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…

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

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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.

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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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