Cape May Gazette

Lt. Gov visits Training Center-Cape May

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, August 14, 2014 02:52 pm

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno on a visit to USCG Training Center-Cape May Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno on a visit to USCG Training Center-Cape May CAPE MAY – New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno visited the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center-Cape May, Aug. 7, as part of a statewide initiative to highlight the importance of U.S. military bases located in the state.

Guadagno and Captain Todd Prestidge, Training Center commander, led a group of nearly two dozen people, including local elected officials and members of the governor’s task force visiting the military bases.

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Failure to dredge thwarts pirate ship’s visit to Schellenger’s Landing

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 14, 2014 01:06 pm

CAPE MAY - South Jersey Marina must announced it is greatly disappointed the Spanish Foundation which owns and operates the 18th century replica pirate ship, Galeon Andalucia has canceled its much anticipated Sept. 3 port of call at Schellenger’s Landing. The reason given for this decision was succinct: inadequate water depth due to insufficient dredging. 

The replica ship Galeon Andalucia has been seen in Johnny Depp’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” and John Malkovich’s “Crossbones” and had been scheduled to make Cape May a port of call. Cape May would have been the vessel’s next stop after Ocean City, Md. Other stops include Baltimore and Annapolis during the ships voyage to St. Augustine, Fla.

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Cervical spine injuries happen, but rate not up

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, August 13, 2014 02:39 pm

Bathers at the Cove Beach Bathers at the Cove Beach CAPE MAY – Officials in charge of rescue operations in Cape May say there have been a number of potential cervical spine injuries on Cape May beaches this summer, but the number is not up significantly.

Lt. Terry Randolph of the Cape May Beach Patrol said there were about 10 surf-related injuries during the period of Aug. 5 through Aug. 10. He said seven of those injuries were recorded on Tuesday, Aug. 5 and Wednesday, Aug. 6, when Hurricane Bertha was making its way past New Jersey.

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LT Council approved charging no construction fees for disabled veterans

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 02:26 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP - Lower Township Council approved an ordinance, Aug. 4, to exempt disabled veterans or their caretakers from construction permit fees for work related to improving accessibility inside and outside their homes.

Councilmember Tom Conrad, who proposed the ordinance, said disabled veterans gave enough and should not have to bear the costs of construction fees for improvements to their homes that aid their accessibility. 

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Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous arrives at its new homeport

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:51 pm

USCG Cutter Vigorous at new port USCG Cutter Vigorous at new port PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous marked its official arrival at its new homeport at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Aug. 8.

Vigorous is the first of two Medium Endurance Cutters from Cape May, New Jersey to be relocated to Little Creek. The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable is scheduled to arrive in 2015.

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Car crashes through WCM storefront

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 12, 2014 01:28 pm

A 2014 Toyota RAV 4 crashed into a WCM storefront, Aug. 9 A 2014 Toyota RAV 4 crashed into a WCM storefront, Aug. 9

WEST CAPE MAY - The Cape May Police Department is investigating a one-car accident in which a vehicle crashed through the front of a vacant office in West Cape May.

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C-Spine injuries happen, but rate not up

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, August 12, 2014 01:21 pm

CAPE MAY – Officials in charge of rescue operations in Cape May say there have been a number of potential C-spine injuries on Cape May beaches this summer, but the number is not up significantly.

Lt. Terry Randolph of the Cape May Beach Patrol said there were about 10 surf-related injuries during the period of Aug. 5 through Aug. 10. He said seven of those injuries were record on Tuesday, Aug. 5 and Wednesday, Aug. 6, when Hurricane Bertha was making its way past New Jersey.

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Suspicious person call leads to drug arrest

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 11, 2014 06:21 pm

VILLAS - On Aug. 5, at approximately 4:35 p.m., Lower Township police officers responded to the 300 block of West Florida Ave. in Villas for a report of a suspicious person. 

The man was reportedly screaming and yelling, and reported to be drinking what appeared to be alcoholic beverages he was retrieving from a backpack in his possession.
Ptlm. Jennifer Anzelone and Special Officers Andrew Fisher and Adam Hegarty arrived on scene and made contact with the subject as he was walking on the 300 block of West Florida Ave.

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Dune ecology program at Two Mile Beach

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 11, 2014 01:13 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – How did our barrier islands get here? What unique animals and plants live there? How has the ecology of the dunes changed over the last two centuries, and what does the future hold for them? Get answers to these questions and more in a free, hands-on exploration of the barrier island ecosystems at the Two Mile Beach Unit of the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge on Aug. 13 and Aug. 27.
The program will explore how the dunes and barrier islands are formed, and focus on the animals and plants that live between the water’s edge and the first set of dunes. Participants will also discuss the future challenges to these unique ecosystems. The program is led by Dr. Ralph Boerner. Families with children are always welcome.
Registration is required. Participation is limited to 20 people.

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Police: Extra resources help resolve situations

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Written by Christopher South Monday, August 11, 2014 01:01 pm

Law enforcement resources responding in North Cape May Law enforcement resources responding in North Cape May LOWER TOWNSHIP – What happens when an emergency arises? Who gets called? Who responds? What resources are needed?

Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana said often it’s not known what resources will be needed in response to a situation, and some units, such as the Regional SWAT team or the Sheriff’s K-9 unit, might be there just in case they are needed.

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