Cape May Gazette

Cape May Point budget passes with no tax rate increase

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:22 am

CAPE MAY POINT — The Board of Commissioners passed the 2014 municipal budget with a zero tax rate increase on Thursday, April 10.

The $1,711,692 budget is a .37 percent increase over 2013. The tax rate of .258 per $100 of assessed value remains the same.

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Mayor hopes to fund reading program

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:16 am

CAPE MAY — Mayor Ed Mahaney said he was trying to establish a fund to provide new books for the Cape May City Elementary School.

Mahaney said Cape May Elementary was one of two schools participating in the League of Municipalities Mayors Book Club. He said club promotes reading in first grade in order to promote a lifelong skill and the enjoyment of reading.

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Man arrested for wielding samurai sword at pizza shop employees

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 04:22 pm

VILLAS — Lower Township police arrested a local man after he allegedly threatened some pizza shop employees with a samurai sword.

On Monday, April 14, at approximately 6:40 p.m., Lower Township Police responded to the American Deli located at 1803 Bayshore Road, Villas.

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Free Cape May beach tags now available for vets

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, April 15, 2014 03:15 pm

Cape May beach tags for veterans

CAPE MAY — Free Cape May beach tags for veterans and active duty military members are now available for the 2014 season.

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Coast Guard base will swap old boats for new

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, April 15, 2014 02:46 pm

 dependable  CAPE MAY — Two large Coast Guard cutters that have become a familiar sight docked at Coast Guard Station Cape May will be shipping out to a new home with three smaller vessels replacing them.

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Coast Guard dresses up to stand up to sexual assault

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, April 15, 2014 01:41 pm

CAPE MAY – Last week, guardsmen at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May wore their dress blue uniforms as a gesture of respect and dignity as they raised awareness for Sexual Assault Month.

The Coast Guard designated April 9 as Service Dress Blue Day, a day set aside for the purpose of “attracting attention and facilitating discussions about sexual assault prevention awareness.” 

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‘David and Goliath story’ goes before zoning board

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Written by CHRISTOPHER SOUTH Thursday, April 10, 2014 03:08 am

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 access to the four guest parking spaces behind her business.

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Council members slam Simonsen’s claims of ‘illegal or unethical’ conduct

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, April 09, 2014 09:30 pm

Divide along party lines on Lower Township Council

LOWER TOWNSHIP – A councilman’s reimbursement for paying Facebook for advertising the township’s Facebook page is at the center of a controversy on township council.

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Two council members say they’re not running for reelection

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Written by CHRISTOPHER SOUTH Wednesday, April 09, 2014 09:16 pm

CAPE MAY – Two of thee Cape May City Council members up for reelection on Nov. 4 have already announced their intention not to run again for their seats.

Municipal elections were moved from May to November to coincide with the General Election. Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman said this week that he would not seek reelection, and Councilman Bill Murray said he probably would not seek another term.

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Meet the artists reception in Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 09, 2014 03:00 pm

 Anita Roth took this picture of driftwood and sea glass, which will be on display at the Splash art gallery on April 26.
 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 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the Splash art gallery, 513 Carpenter’s Lane in Cape May. Light refreshments will be served.

Roth, of Cape May, has won awards for her photography and was asked to create an image for the North American Sea Glass Association’s annual festival to be held at the Cape May Convention Center this fall. She has been photographing sea glass for many years and has perfected her technique using a macro lens to capture unique images.

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