Cape May Gazette

LTPD Weekly Adult Arrest Summary – May 12 to May 18, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 23, 2014 01:10 pm

ltpd May 12: David A. Carpino, 57, E. Youngs Ave., Wildwood, shoplifting, contempt of court; Joseph W. Palmisano, 31, W. St. John’s Ave., Villas, carjacking; Scott C. Price, 42, E. Virginia Ave., Villas, criminal mischief, possession of 50g or less marijuana. May 13: Antonio D. Richardson, 21, Silver Run Road, Millville, assault, contempt of court;

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Coast Guard has change of command for top enlisted member

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, May 22, 2014 01:25 pm

CAPE MAY – The Coast Guard held a change of command ceremony for its highest ranking enlisted member, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard.

On May 22, MCPO Steven C. Cantrell assumed the duties of MCPO Michael P. Leavitt, who is retiring from the Coast Guard after 32 years of service. Leavitt will be returning to his native Idaho, where he said he would probably start working on a Ph.D., he said. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Arts degree in Training and Education.

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Smoking costly for two restaurant employees

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:57 pm

CAPE MAY — Iris Perez and a second employee were recently fired from Delaney’s for taking a smoke break.

According to Perez, she and her coworker arrived at 10 a.m. and got the restaurant ready for an 11 a.m. opening. She said at 10:50 a.m. they had the restaurant ready and they asked their manager if they could take a smoke break before the restaurant opened. Perez said she the manager told her and her coworker it was okay.

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Officials not talking out LCMR school fight

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:56 pm

CAPE MAY – Officials in Cape May and Lower Township said this week that they have no interest in talking with each other to resolve a dispute over funding and school board representation in the Lower Cape May Regional School District.

The two sides do agree that the matter should go to a public vote (see related story). Cape May officials have also said the fight could ultimately end up in court.

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Garden Club flower show blooms at Convention Hall

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:53 pm

Garden Club flower show blooms at Convention Hall Jen Marra / Garden Club flower show blooms at Convention Hall CAPE MAY – In theater, the show must go on. The same, it seems, is true of flower shows.

On Tuesday, Cape May Mayor Ed Mahaney commended the Garden Club of Cape May for putting on their “A Magical Garden of Children’s Stories” Flower Show on May 16, despite heavy rain at times.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Hughes went from the Big House to the People’s House

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am

Thomas Hurst Hughes was born in the Cold Spring section of Lower Township on Jan. 10, 1769, seven years before the new nation declared its independence. He was blind in one eye, but saw more in his 70 years of life than most people do with perfect vision.

A tall, genial man, Hughes led a life that spanned from a humble beginning to that of a congressman who was to befriend one of America’s most famous presidents.

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PHOTOS: Cape May Garden Club's annual flower show

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, May 21, 2014 05:29 pm

Photos by Jen Marra/ Rina and Anthony Zizzamia of West Cape May take a closer look at the horticulture section while Benita Battaglia of Cape May votes for her favorite display during the Garden Club of Cape May’s annual Flower Show Friday, May 16, in Cape May Convention Hall.  The theme for the show was “A Magical Garden of Children’s Stories.” Photos by Jen Marra/ Rina and Anthony Zizzamia of West Cape May take a closer look at the horticulture section while Benita Battaglia of Cape May votes for her favorite display during the Garden Club of Cape May’s annual Flower Show Friday, May 16, in Cape May Convention Hall. The theme for the show was “A Magical Garden of Children’s Stories.” Photos by Jen Marra/ Rina and Anthony Zizzamia of West Cape May take a closer look at the horticulture section while Benita Battaglia of Cape May votes for her favorite display during the Garden Club of Cape May’s annual Flower Show Friday, May 16, in Cape May Convention Hall.  The theme for the show was “A Magical Garden of Children’s Stories.”

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VFW Post 386 awards $11,000 to local seniors

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 21, 2014 03:01 pm

CAPE MAY — The Veterans of Foreign Wars (Peterson-Little Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May, announced the following students from local high schools will receive college scholarships, totaling $11,000, for the 2014-2015 academic year:

Zachary A. Brown, Emily M. Newton, and Jamie Rusher from Lower Cape May Regional High School, Richard D. Ferrer from Cape May County Technical High School, and Brianne Inderwies from Wildwood Catholic High School. The funds for these scholarships were derived primarily from the VFW’s annual clambake, with an additional $1,000 from the VFW Home Association Shuffleboard League.

   

Police arrest woman for heroin during shoplifting investigation

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:32 pm

NORTH CAPE MAY – Police responded to a shoplifting complaint, May 18, and ended up arresting the suspect on heroin possession charges.

On Sunday, Lower Township Patrol Officer Robert Fessler responded to the Rite-Aid Pharmacy at 3221 Bayshore Road, North Cape May, to investigate a shoplifting incident. During his investigation, he arrested Noel Pierce, 31, of the first block of Ohio Avenue, Villas.

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Summer Art Camps Return to Cape May and Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:57 am

CAPE MAY - The Center for Community Arts (CCA) brings back its popular summer art camps starting June 23.

CCA has held the art camps for more than 10 years. They consist of seven weekly sessions that encourage students to learn community building and to gain appreciation for the rich diversity of the world.

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