• Wildwood Leader

    Work continues on a multimillion-dollar library that will include a view of the ocean. 
WILDWOOD CREST — A multimillion-dollar project that connects to Wildwood Crest and Lower Township is nearing the final stages today as workmen labor at two venues miles apart.

    When they are finished, hopefully before the arrival of the tourism season, Wildwood Crest will have a state-of-the-art library and the Masonic Lodge in Lower Township…

  • Sports

    Quinn Bithell made history again for the Lower Cape May Regional High School athletic program last weekend.

    Bithell, a junior, became the first female state indoor track champion in school history when she placed first in the high jump in the Group II meet in Toms River on Saturday.

    Bithell leaped 5 feet, 2 inches – matching her personal-best jump indoors – and placed first on a tiebreaker to win the state championship. Two other athletes matched Bithell’s height, but Bithell was awarded the state title due to reaching 5-2 on her first…

  • Cape May Gazette

    David DouglassLOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department marked the 21st anniversary of the death of Officer David C. Douglass Sr. in the line of duty on Wednesday, Feb. 18.

    Douglass was killed after exchanging gunfire with a suspect who had just burglarized a home and then set it on fire.

  • Cape May Gazette

    10th annual Comedy Night Social benefits PAL of Cape MayCAPE MAY – Cape May Police Officer Tony Genaro can hardly believe the Police Athletic League of Cape May will be holding its 10th annual Comedy Night Social on Friday, March 13 at Cape May Convention Hall.

    “It is hard to believe for sure,” he said.

Cape May Gazette

Residents asked to sign up to receive local alerts

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 14, 2015 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township has partnered with Nixle to alert residents in emergency situations.

There are several ways to register, according to a release. Residents can text their Zip Code to 888777 using their cell phone, or go to the Lower Township Police Department website at www.lowertownshippolice.com and click the “Sign Up” button, enter your information and alert preferences.

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Online program tracked stolen tablet and thieves in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 13, 2015 02:29 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Two men were arrested Thursday after an Erma resident and Lower Township police detectives tracked down a stolen tablet computer using an online tracking program that showed it was located just a few houses down the street.

Lower Township police were called to a home on Shunpike Road in Erma on Wednesday, Feb. 11 for a burglary. Prescription medicine, jewelry, coins and tablet computers were reported stolen from the home, according to police.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Before tourists, Cape May once was home to buffalo

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, February 12, 2015 08:59 pm

It may be difficult to imagine in these times, but there was a period when buffalo, bears, panthers and wolves were running loose in Cape May County on territory frequented by today’s tourists and those who live here.

The buffalo story is told by historian Lewis Townsend Stevens in his book “The History of Cape May County,” which covers a period from 1638 to 1897. He cites the year 1640 and a letter written by explorer Robert Evelyn and published in a London newspaper. Others may have passed the cape in their ships or have gone ashore for a brief visit, but Evelyn is said to be the first to have made a full exploration of the county. Another historian, Dr. Maurice Beesley, calls Evelyn “the king of the pioneers.”

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Cape May Artists’ Cooperative to hold anniversary celebration

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 12, 2015 07:43 am


“March,” by Lee Hajduk “March,” by Lee Hajduk WEST CAPE MAY – The Cape May Artists’ Cooperative is celebrating its first anniversary on Feb. 14-15 at its Sunset Boulevard Gallery in West Cape May.

The weekend will feature refreshments, hourly prize drawings, and visiting artists, according to a release. Prints, pottery, jewelry, mosaics and other works in fiber and wood with a minimum value of $25 each will be available to win. Admission is free and you don’t need to be present to win.

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Flood map meeting Feb. 23

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 12, 2015 05:36 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township officials are holding a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23 to discuss an appeal of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).

Township officials ask residents, specifically those in FEMA’s VE-Flood Zone along the Delaware Bay, to attend the meeting. Residents impacted will have also received a letter from the township asking that they attend.

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Cape May Council looks at preliminary designs for Rotary Park

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, February 12, 2015 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – A team of engineers from the Remington Vernick & Walberg engineering firm presented at least two preliminary designs as options for a redesigned and upgraded Rotary Park at a Cape May City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3.

The professionals were joined by Curtis Bashaw of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee, which has been looking over the designs and making their own recommendations. Committee members Eliza Lotozo and Scott Thomas also attended the meeting.

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Basketball league brings community to the court

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 11, 2015 06:46 pm

Basketball league brings community to the court Basketball league brings community to the court LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Recreation Center hosts a number of fans, friends and family members who come out to cheer on young basketball stars on the court every Friday and Saturday through February and into early March. 

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LTPD remembers Douglass on the 21st anniversary of his death in the line of duty

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 11, 2015 04:23 pm

LTPD Officer David C. Douglass LTPD Officer David C. Douglass

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Wednesday, Feb. 18, will mark the 21st anniversary of the death of Officer David C. Douglass Sr., who was killed in the line of duty.
Douglass was killed after exchanging gunfire with a suspect who had just burglarized a home and then set it on fire.
On Feb. 18, 1994, Douglass was dispatched to a suspicious person call in North Cape May. As he pursued a burglary suspect on foot, the suspect turned and shot him. Douglass was able to return fire, striking the suspect in the hand and was able to make it back to his patrol car to call for assistance, but did not survive the attack.

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LT residents can now receive real time public safety messages through Nixle

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 11, 2015 03:53 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township has partnered with Nixle to implement its Community Notification System to alert residents in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories from the Township.

As a resident, there are several simple ways to register:
1. Text your Zip Code to 888777 from your mobile phone.
2. Go to the Lower Township Police Department website at www.lowertownshippolice.com or the Township website at www.townshipoflower.org

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County gets report on Lower Township landfill

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 11, 2015 03:02 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – According to county engineer Dale Foster, a report on groundwater near a former landfill is not as bad as some people expected.

The Cape May County Board of Freeholders received a report from Sadat Associations on Tuesday, Feb. 10 concerning their investigation of the site.

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