• Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Columns

    Every year I end up writing about the snow vs. rain debate, and I think it’s come early this year. Some people are saying it’s too early to be as cold as it is. I’m not sure. Just because it is this cold, now, doesn’t mean it won’t warm up later.

    Isn’t that what Indian Summer is?

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Wildwood Leader

    Les Aungst, portraying Fire Chief Edward LansingCAPE MAY – Wildwood Middle School students got a taste of the Great Fire of Cape May when they made their way to this city to take a tour and listen to tales of the disaster than changed the face of this seaside resort.

    Thirty-five students and their teachers piled onto the bus Nov. 14 to make their way south at the end of their school day to participate in the tour, “Cape May on Fire.” The hour-and-a-half long program took students throughout Cape…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Cape May Gazette

Woman arrested for drug use in North Cape May Wawa

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 02:51 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – A woman was arrested Sunday for allegedly using drugs in the Wawa on Bayshore Road in North Cape May, according to police.

Lower Township police were called to the store at 3719 Bayshore Road on Sunday, Aug. 17 on reports of a woman using drugs in the store.

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MAC Grounds Crew Volunteers of the Month for August

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 01:10 pm

Volunteers of the Month for August Volunteers of the Month for August The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Volunteers of the Month for August are the members of MAC’s hard-working, all-volunteer grounds crew. Shown here, from left, are: Jerry York, Cape May; Geri Breth, Cape May; Steve Irving, West Chester, Pa.; Warren Nuessle, Cape May; Sue Irving, West Chester, Pa.; and the group’s volunteer leader and organizer, Tom Carroll, Cape May. (Not shown are Dave Martz, Denny Sweetman and Frank Acker.) The all-volunteer Grounds Crew was conceived and organized by Tom Carroll, a long-time friend of MAC. The group was nominated for Volunteers of the Month by MAC Director Michael Zuckerman.

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State finance board approves LTMUA merger

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Written by Christopher South Monday, August 18, 2014 01:05 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Township officials announced last week that the state Local Finance Board approved the dissolution of the Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority (LTMUA) by a 5-0 vote.

The move to bring the water and sewer services into the township structure still needs approval by a super majority of Lower Township Council, meaning four of five votes. This far, Councilmen Thomas Conrad and Erik Simonsen have not been convinced the move is a good one (see related story).

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Not all of council behind LTMUA dissolution

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Written by Christopher South Monday, August 18, 2014 01:05 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP - Not everyone on council is convinced that merging the Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority with township services is the best idea.

Councilman Thomas Conrad and Erik Simonsen remain opposed to the merger saying the council and manager have gone forward on the dissolution of the LTMUA, despite the approval by the Local Finance Board.

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Inderwies has ‘ambitious vision’ for Cape May

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Written by Christopher South Monday, August 18, 2014 09:58 am

Jerry Inderwies files petitions in council race. Jerry Inderwies files petitions in council race. CAPE MAY – Jerry Inderwies Jr. has officially started his campaign for a Cape May City Council seat with the statement that he has an “ambitious vision for the future of Cape May.”

Inderwies picked up petitions for the city council election Nov. 4, which includes three seats being vacated by incumbents. Inderwies said his campaign started with a discussion with now campaign manager Jim Cheney and treasurer Bob Steenrod. Inderwies said he went to work getting the required number of petitions. He filed those with the city clerk last week, being the first candidate to actually file.

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LTPD makes arrest for motor vehicle theft

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 16, 2014 03:46 pm

COLD SPRING – Police arrested a Newark man and charged him with stealing a vehicle from Seashore Road. 

On Aug. 14, at 7:35 p.m., Lower Township Police responded to Seashore Road in the Cold Spring section of the township in investigate the report of a stolen motor vehicle. Upon Arrival, Officers learned that a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado was taken from the property by an unknown subject and was last seen traveling north on Seashore Road. At approximately midnight, that evening, Special Officer James Collins observed the vehicle traveling on Pacific Avenue in the Diamond Beach section of the township and immediately attempted a motor vehicle stop.

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Newark man faces charges after truck theft

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 15, 2014 02:57 pm

A midnight traffic stop in the Diamond Beach section of Lower Township led to the recovery of a stolen truck.

Lower Township Police responded to Seashore Road in the Cold Spring section of the township in investigate the report of a stolen motor vehicle at 7:35 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. Upon arrival, officers learned that a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado was taken from the property and was last seen traveling north on Seashore Road.

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Kris Kristofferson in Cape May for son’s Coast Guard graduation

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 15, 2014 12:52 pm

Singer, actor and songwriter Kris Kristofferson hands Jesse Kristofferson, his son, a certificate during the graduation ceremony of Alpha-190 at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Aug. 15. Kristofferson's son was one of 78 graduates to enter the Coast Guard enlisted workforce where they will be stationed all over the country performing duties ranging from maritime law enforcement to search and rescue. Jesse Kristofferson will be stationed at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, Calif., for Operation Specialist training. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) Singer, actor and songwriter Kris Kristofferson hands Jesse Kristofferson, his son, a certificate during the graduation ceremony of Alpha-190 at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Aug. 15. Kristofferson's son was one of 78 graduates to enter the Coast Guard enlisted workforce where they will be stationed all over the country performing duties ranging from maritime law enforcement to search and rescue. Jesse Kristofferson will be stationed at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, Calif., for Operation Specialist training. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) Singer, actor and songwriter Kris Kristofferson hands Jesse Kristofferson, his son, a certificate during the graduation ceremony of Alpha-190 at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Friday, Aug. 15. Kristofferson's son was one of 78 graduates to enter the Coast Guard enlisted workforce where they will be stationed all over the country performing duties ranging from maritime law enforcement to search and rescue. Jesse Kristofferson will be stationed at Coast Guard Training CenterPetaluma, Calif., for Operation Specialist training. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards)

   

LTPD Weekly Adult Arrest Summary Aug. 4 to Aug. 10

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Written by Christopher South Friday, August 15, 2014 11:50 am

ltpd Aug. 4:

Gerald J. Shillingford, 47, Ibis Place, North Cape May, contempt of court by violating Domestic Rights Act. 

Aug. 7:

Casey A. VanGorden, 22, E. Jacksonville Ave., Villas, simple assault.

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Lt. Gov visits Training Center-Cape May

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, August 14, 2014 01:52 pm

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno on a visit to USCG Training Center-Cape May Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno on a visit to USCG Training Center-Cape May CAPE MAY – New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno visited the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center-Cape May, Aug. 7, as part of a statewide initiative to highlight the importance of U.S. military bases located in the state.

Guadagno and Captain Todd Prestidge, Training Center commander, led a group of nearly two dozen people, including local elected officials and members of the governor’s task force visiting the military bases.

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