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    ERMA – Cory Damiana and Gene Zebrowski officially accepted scholarship offers to play college sports Tuesday afternoon.

    The two Lower Cape May Regional seniors signed National Letters of Intent during a ceremony held at the Board of Education offices on the high school’s campus.

    Damiana, one of the best wrestlers in school history, accepted a two-thirds athletic and academic scholarship to wrestle at Division I Hofstra University. Damiana went 123-24, was a three-time district champion, three-time state qualifier and multi-year Cape-Atlantic League all-star during…

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    Governor vetoes salary increases for DRBA employees

    TRENTON — The Delaware River and Bay Authority and Gov. Chris Christie disagree on how DRBA employees should be compensated. 

    The DRBA issued a statement Tuesday saying the governor vetoed a resolution that would have given a 1.9 percent cost of living adjustment to union and nonunion employees.

  • Regional

     An oil painting, “Cape May Harbor Fishing Fleet,” by John Safrit.  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…

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    A dolphin takes a breath while swimming off Ocean City Saturday with several others. Federal officials fear a deadly illness could be coming back north with the returning animals, although the hope is that the disease will peter out this spring. (photo by Bill Barlow)With warming temperatures, the snowbirds are returning…

  • Weather

    For the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather to expect when you drop a kickstand on Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:/Jen MarraFor the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for…

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    CAPE MAY — The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May will transform the Cape May beachfront into a certified 5k and 10k racecourse on Saturday, May 10. Runners will enjoy the fast flat course that loops throughout Cape May. Registration and check-in is at 7:15 a.m.; Race is from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Registration fee is $20 per person. Contact Doreen at (609) 884-5508.

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    Dave Pacevich is a very organized high school track coach when it comes to maintaining and updating records. That’s in part because these days it seems he has to update those records almost every time his Lower Cape May Regional High School girls program competes.

    Quinn Bithell is a major reason why. The versatile sophomore already owns or shares six program records in a variety of events.

    Bithell and her teammates set three new records at the recent Buena Relays. Bithell, Destiny West, Lizzy Sulecki and Suzanne Beteta set a new program mark…

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    VILLAS — Police arrested a man they allege punched an officer who was responding to a disturbance call.
    On April 15, at approximately 7:44 p.m., officers from the Lower Township Police Department responded to the 300 block of Desoto Avenue, Villas, for a report of a disorderly male subject. Upon arriving at that location, Special Officer James Collins encountered Alexander Vosper, 21, an unemployed male who resides in the 4700 block of Susquehanna Avenue, Wildwood. Vosper was actively involved in a verbal altercation with an unidentified male who was still on scene.

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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…

Cape May Gazette

Father and son charged with motor vehicle theft

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 08, 2014 02:57 pm

 LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police have charged a father and son with theft of a motor vehicle and other offenses.

John McHugh, 54, and his son Christopher, 31, were arrested Monday, March 31 after an investigation by Lower Township police.

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Dale Gerhard to speak at the Nature Center April 8

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 05, 2014 04:23 pm

CAPE MAY — Atlantic City Press photographer Dale Gerhard is the guest speaker at the next Harborside Chat at the Nature Center stating 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8.

The Chats are held at the Charlotte Van Leer Todd Education Hall overlooking Cape May Harbor at 1600 Delaware Ave. Admission is free although donations are requested. Light refreshments will be served. 

For more information contact the Center at 609-898-8848.

   

East Lynne hosting a day at Peddler's Village

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 05, 2014 04:00 pm

CAPE MAY – The East Lynne Theater Company is sponsoring a day at Peddler's Village, located four miles from New Hope, Pa., on Thursday, May 22.

A bus will pick up passengers at two locations: The Big Lots in North Cape May at 7:15 a.m., and Pier One Imports at 7:45 a.m. in Cape May Court House, with an arrival at Peddler's Village around 10:30 a.m. The cost includes the bus trip to/from Peddler's Village and Penn's Village Outlets in Lahaska, Pa., and lunch at the Cock 'n Bull Restaurant. The bus leaves the Village at 4:30 p.m., arriving back in Cape May between 6:30-7 p.m.

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Adult Zumba is back in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 05, 2014 02:00 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Department of Parks and Recreation is offering adult Zumba classes with Lindsay Bechtler.

The class is an ongoing walk-in Zumba class from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday nights. The fee is $5 per class.

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Environmental cleanup will close Cape May dog park for at least 2 years

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Written by Alex Davis Saturday, April 05, 2014 11:00 am

CAPE MAY — Nearly 30 years later, cleanup continues at the site of a former manufactured gas plant in Cape May.

Later this year, Jersey Central Power and Light will remove contaminated soil at a nearby property at the corner of St. John and Lafayette streets.

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Lower Township fair will offer resources to local veterans

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Written by Mary Linehan Friday, April 04, 2014 12:00 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – A national veterans’ service organization has joined forces with the regional Citizens Veterans Advisory Committee to hold a resource fair for veterans here in May.  

“The American Legion’s ‘Hire our Heroes’ programs have been successful, so we wanted to expand further,” said Bob Looby, a U.S. Army veteran and the chairman of the American Legion’s New Jersey Economics and Employment committee. “The local group – ‘C-VAC’ – has been great to deal with.”

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Spring painting workshop in Goshen

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 04, 2014 10:00 am

GOSHEN – Art instructor Stan Sperlak will conduct a three-day indoor and outdoor landscape painting workshop for all levels of students at his studio at Crow Creek Farm in Goshen May 16-18.

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Local names wrote their place in Cape May history

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, April 03, 2014 05:17 pm

Their history, of course, does not stand out as have the names of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln but there are some in the history of Cape May and vicinity whose family names have lived on by way of the tattered pages of writings by others and sometimes by their own testimonies.

At times, circumstances have given birth to the fame of local people. At other times it was a combination of circumstances and their own makings that wrote their names in the history books, and at still other times it resulted from their individual initiatives.

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