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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…

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    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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     Residents’ outcry prompts delay of Beach Drive project  LOWER TOWNSHIP – The day after a three-hour council work session that saw dozens of residents question the Beach Drive pedestrian access project, council members have announced their intention to put the application for project funds on hold.

    “I support this project, and I represent the people of Ward 2 -- and they need more information and more opportunity to provide input,” Councilman Jim Neville said Tuesday. “We went to the property owners meeting in March, and this…

  • Regional

    Officials are blaming heroin for the deaths of two men a few days apart.

    One was 29, the other 30.

    In announcing the deaths, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office withheld the names of the victims.

  • Cape May Gazette

     World Series of Birding: one day, hundreds of birds counted

    CAPE MAY COUNTY — For one day every spring, hundreds of birders are scattered across New Jersey with one goal in mind — to count more species of birds than competing teams.

  • Regional

    THE WILDWOODS – The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents the 9th annual Sensational Spring Weekend Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 in the Wildwoods – a two-day celebration paying tribute to 1960s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll music.

    The event begins Friday night, April 25, inside the Wildwoods Convention Center with a dance party featuring the David Christopher Band with songs from the ’60s, ’70s and early ’80s from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $15 per person.

  • Regional

    WILDWOOD — The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business @ the Beach Expo is scheduled for April 30 at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

    This year’s Business @ the Beach Expo features concurrent keynote sessions on networking and e-commerce.

Cape May Gazette

Referendum on school district dissolution going to voters

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Written by Mary Linehan Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Cape May’s bid to withdraw from or dissolve the regional school district got a fast forward after school board officials approved a referendum on the issue for this November’s general election.

On Aug. 22, the Lower Cape May Regional Board of Education unanimously supported a resolution seeking ballot questions on the regional school issue.

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Christie visits Cape May in recovery tour

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, August 28, 2013 04:45 pm

 Christie visits Cape May in recovery tour Christie visits Cape May in recovery tour

CAPE MAY – With Bruce Springsteen’s “We Take Care of Our Own” as his entrance anthem, Gov. Chris Christie walked Wednesday onto the Washington Street mall to greet more than 500 residents, business owners and visitors.

“I want to thank the mayor for welcoming me at a time when there’s not a hurricane or a blizzard,” said Christie. “Although I am starting to feel some raindrops. I hope it’s a beautiful day for all of you here – if not, hang in there. It will be beautiful tomorrow. Tomorrow is always beautiful in Cape May and it’s going to continue to be beautiful in New Jersey because of the work that all of you do.”

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New FEMA maps include big reduction in V zone for Cape May, Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 28, 2013 03:10 pm

CAPE MAY — New preliminary base flood elevation maps released by FEMA Tuesday move almost all Cape May and Lower Township properties from the most restrictive flood zone.
The new maps moved a majority of properties out of the restrictive V, or velocity, zones and back into coastal A zones. Lower Township Mayor Michael Beck said that is good news for property owners.

The base flood elevation is the minimum elevation of the first habitable floor of a structure. Structures below BFE face higher insurance premiums and do not conform to building standards.

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Businesses, township partner to fund recreation events

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 28, 2013 02:57 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lund’s Fisheries is looking at the long game when it comes to the township, said owner Jeff Reichle.

Reichle became the latest business owner to join the Friends of Lower Township at the “gold level” of sponsorship. The program, established by Deputy Mayor Norris Clark, has been touted as an economic development initiative to build partnerships between the business community and local government.

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Bizarre History of Cape May > Did a newspaper kill one of Cape May’s favorite sons?

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:00 pm

The big news in Cape May on Nov. 22, 1897 was the unexpected death of a favorite son two days after he suffered an apoplexy while reading a newspaper.

The obituary of George Hildreth does not detail what newspaper or article he was reading but some of the shocked locals may have thought that what he read influenced his sudden demise because at the age of 75 he was otherwise considered to be a healthy man. An article in the Cape May Wave, in fact, described him “as being of stalwart mould and possessing robust constitution.” Another story said “he enjoyed robust health and was active and robust as many young men.”

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North Cape May dog runs away with ‘Wag ‘n Swag’ title

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 28, 2013 11:41 am

 North Cape May dog runs away with ‘Wag ‘n Swag’ title

CAPE MAY – A two-year-old Aussie mix named Lexie won the first Wag n’ Swag Doggie Pageant on Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Beach Shack in Cape May.

Lexie will be the new face of the Rusty Nail’s Bowser Beer for 2014. She is from a rescue shelter in Alabama, and now lives in North Cape May with her owner Katie Kane.

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Erma man charged with drug distribution

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 28, 2013 11:13 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township detectives concluded a three-week narcotics investigation focused on the sale of drugs from the 900 block of Myrtle Ave. last week, arresting an 18-year-old man.

Brandon Small, of Myrtle Ave., has been charged with distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS), a third degree crime, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a disorderly persons offense.

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Mayor, commissioners announce re-election bid in West Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:48 am

WEST CAPE MAY – Mayor Pam Kaithern, Deputy Mayor Peter Burke and Commissioner Carol Sabo said this week that they will seek re-election in the Nov. 5 election for the West Cape May Board of Commissioners.

“We will run as a team on a platform including continued efficient borough operations which contributed to the recent unprecedented reduction in property taxes for owners in West Cape May,” said Sabo. “Taxpayers enjoyed one of the few reductions among New Jersey municipalities.”

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