• 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

Ben Miller is the MAC Volunteer of the Month for September

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 02:48 pm

Ben Miller, MAC Volunteer of the Month for September Ben Miller, MAC Volunteer of the Month for September Ben Miller, of Nazareth, Pa., is the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Volunteer of the Month for September, 2014. He was nominated by Mary Stewart, MAC's Chief Outreach Officer. Miller is the curator of this year's Carriage House Gallery Exhibit, "Cape May Ablaze: From the pages of The First Resort." The exhibit focuses on 150 years of dramatic fires that have shaped Cape May's history and transformed the island; the exhibit rose from Miller's work as author of "The First Resort: Fun, Sun, Fire and War in Cape May, America's Original Seaside Town," a 302-page, richly illustrated book published by Exit Zero Publishing, telling the lively and fascinating story of the forces that helped to create America's first seaside resort.

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Mayor, councilman spar on LTMUA dissolution, Public Safety Building

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, September 16, 2014 02:35 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Addressing allegations from opponents of the Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority’s proposed dissolution last week, Mayor Mike Beck said he was the only one to oppose asking the LTMUA for some of their surplus funds three years ago.

Beck said the LTMUA board has said the township wants to raid their surplus funds, about $3.5 million. But the minutes of a March 21, 2011 council meeting indicate Councilman Thomas Conrad called asking for the money a “necessary evil,” and Councilman Erik Simonsen said it was reasonable to ask for half of what they could request from the LTMUA by statute.

Beck said the LTMUA is wasting $1 million per year, and the dissolution would stop that. He said the LTMUA’s answer would be to share services, and the LTMUA board offered to share 5 percent of its surplus annually.

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CMPD arrests North Cape May man after jewelry theft

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 03:30 pm

CAPE MAY – Cape May police arrested a man working with a a cleaning service employee after a renter reported missing jewelry.

In a release issued Monday by the Cape May Police Department, they arrested Joseph V. Hogg, 27, of North Cape May, on Sept. 3, on charges related to a theft of property from a Cape May Point rental property/residence.

Det.D. Henderson, Det. J. Walker and Patrolman D. Murphy’s investigation began on Aug. 31 when the victim, staying in a rental house on Stites Avenue in Cape May Point, noticed her jewelry valued at approximately $1,100 missing after a cleaning service company departed the house she was renting.

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Villas man pleads guilty in fatal 2012 shooting

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 03:25 pm

Bernard “Peanut” Green Bernard “Peanut” Green

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — A 32-year-old Villas man pleaded guilty Thursday, Sept. 11 to shooting and killing Christopher Turner in November of 2012, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announced.

Bernard “Peanut” Green pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the first degree as part of a plea agreement that calls for him to serve 24 years in prison. Eighty-five percent of Green’s sentence must be served before he is eligible for parole. Sentencing is set for Oct. 31.

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Three arrested on weapons, drug charges after search warrant served

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 01:14 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police announced the arrest of three people after they served a search warrant in North Cape May, Sept. 13.

The LTPD Detective Division executed a court-issued search warrant for a residence on Norwood Road in North Cape May regarding a burglary investigation.
As a result of the search warrant, three individuals were arrested on scene.

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Cape May Stage presents ‘Other Desert Cities’

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 11:02 am

Robert Newman Robert Newman CAPE MAY - Cape May Stage tackles intense family dynamics with “Other Desert Cities” by Jon Robin Baitz. A finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this depiction of a family with deeply oppositional political views is a stirring reminder of the depth of family ties.

After a six-year absence, Brooke Wyeth returns to her Reaganite parents’ Palm Springs enclave for the holidays. But the warm desert air turns chilly when news of her upcoming memoir threatens to revive the most painful chapter of the family’s history. Perception and reality grapple with love and mercy as old family wounds are opened, childhood memories are tested, and the Wyeth clan learns that some secrets cannot stay buried forever. Full of surprisingly touching moments, Other Desert Cities brings family drama to new heights.

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Driver removed from overturned car on Washington Street

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 08:57 am

CAPE MAY- Firefighters had to extricate a drivers from an overturned vehicle, Sunday morning, 

On Sept. 14, at 1:18 a.m., the Cape May Fire Department was notified of a motor vehicle accident with a report of entrapment on the 1300 block of Washington St.
Units from Cape May Fire Department and United States Coast Guard Fire Department were requested to respond. First arriving units found a vehicle lying on its side with one occupant still inside. The vehicle was stabilized and the victim was removed by CMFD personnel. The victim was transported by Cape May Fire to Cape Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.

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Solicitor tells council not to spend money pushing position LTMUA’s PR questioned at council meeting

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Written by Christopher South Sunday, September 14, 2014 02:34 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The township solicitor’s advice to council not to spend taxpayer money to advocate a position on the school funding fight prompted some members of the public to ask last week if the LTMUA board had not violated state law in that regard.

“You can advocate to your hearts’ content,” solicitor Ron Gelzunas told council members, “but you can’t spend public funds.”

Gelzunas said the township can spend tax money to give the public factual information, but ads or public relations material could not contain advocacy for or against the school dissolution. Gelzunas said if they spent taxpayer money to advocate one side, the opposition should have the opportunity to spend public funds to present their case. 

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Council sees model of 1876 lifesaving station replica

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, September 13, 2014 02:30 pm

A model lifesaving station displayed in Lower Township A model lifesaving station displayed in Lower Township

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Council last week got a look at what a planned replica of an 1876 lifesaving station would look like.

Kevin Maloney, president of the Cape May Maritime Museum and Education Center, brought a half-inch scale model of the lifesaving station to show what the full-size replica would look like. The model was constructed by Bob Stork of Adamstown, Pa.
“It’s going to be one of the jewels in the crown of Lower Township,” Maloney said. “It will be a beautiful addition to our community.”

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Lower Township Police Department Weekly Adult Arrest Summary Sept. 1 to Sept. 7

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 11:55 am

Lower Township Police Blotter Lower Township Police Blotter

Sept. 1 to Sept. 7

Sept. 1:

Nanette Styer, 56, Townbank Road. North Cape May, use or under the influence of CDS.

Sept. 2:

Gia M. Campanaro, 37, Mimosa Dr., North Cape May, driving while under the influence.

Read more: Lower Township Police Department Weekly Adult Arrest Summary Sept. 1 to Sept. 7

   

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