Cape May Gazette

LTMUA files charges after councilman takes, returns display board

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, October 16, 2014 03:18 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Republican Committee Chairman Jeff Lindsay sent out a press release last Wednesday, saying Ward 2 Councilman James Neville stole a Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority display board after a meeting there.

Lindsay provided a video recording from the lobby of the LTMUA building, where the regular board meeting was held Oct. 1. Lindsay said a copy of the video was obtained after submitting an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request.

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Cape May Stage continues staged reading series

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:46 pm

CAPE MAY – Cape May Stage’s Monday night reading series will continue throughout October. 

On Monday nights this fall, the company will host two different series of staged readings. The first, “Danger: Stay Away!” is a continuation of last year’s series and tackles provocative and risqué works, according to a release. The second, “Masters of Modern Drama,” seeks to bring contemporary classics by prolific playwrights to the stage.

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LTTPA signs urge ‘No’ vote on school issue

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, October 16, 2014 07:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Taxpayer Association has started a campaign to place signs around the township urging voters to reject questions regarding changes in the Lower Cape May Regional School District.

The first question comes on Nov. 4, asking voters if they would like to change to a per pupil funding formula rather than one based on property taxes. This is essentially the position of Cape May, and the Lower Township group would like to see the question rejected.

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Former Reagan debate advisor to speak in Cape May

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, October 15, 2014 03:20 pm

Martel with Reagan and a debate staffer. Martel with Reagan and a debate staffer.

CAPE MAY – President Ronald Reagan was widely known as “The Great Communicator.” Many people don’t know it was a Cape May resident who was behind Reagan’s effectiveness as a debater.
“He was a great communicator well before I met him,” Martel said. “What I thought I brought to the table was a sense of focus to the debate process as well as strategic insights. His communicative gifts were evident throughout the process and his career. I was amazed by his ability to absorb and express ideas.”
Martel will be participating with actor Robert Newman in a “Talk Back” session after the Friday, Oct. 17, performance of “Other Desert Cities,” running through Oct. 31 at Cape May Stage.

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Oktoberfest celebration at Cape May Airport

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:47 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Townbank Oktoberfest celebration will be held from Oct. 17-19 at the Cape May Airport.

The festival is a fundraiser for the Town Bank Volunteer Fire Company in Lower Township. This year’s event will include a variety of both seasonal and regular beers, live music, food, crafters, and family entertainment.

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Candidate questions over-crowded Sea Glass Festival

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:41 pm

CAPE MAY – Council candidate Jerry Inderwies Jr. addressed Cape May City Council, Oct. 7, saying he heard the Sea Glass Festival was well-attended, but the building was dangerously overcrowded.

Inderwies asked who was responsible for the overcrowding at the Sept. 27 event and taking care of the problem.

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Nature Center Beach Sweep Oct. 25

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:32 pm

CAPE MAY – Why are beach sweeps so important? 

Because even though those who live at the shore know how hazardous balloons and plastic bags can be to marine life, visitors to the shore are very often less careful.
For over 30 years Clean Ocean Action has carefully tracked and cataloged the type of debris and refuse recovered during every clean up so that focused emphasis can be placed on specific items. Twenty years ago it was hypodermic needles, 10 years ago it was plastic 6-pack rings, and today it is balloons and plastic shopping bags.
The only way to remove trash and dangerous debris from our beaches and harbor is by picking it up. Consider joining the Nature Center on Saturday, Oct. 25, for Clean Ocean Action’s biannual beach sweep. Meet at the Nature Center of Cape May at 9 a.m. – they wil

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Volunteering is free, the rewards are priceless

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 02:00 pm

CAPE MAY – The great aviator and WWII hero Jimmy Doolittle once said, “There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.” 

New Jersey Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May needs volunteers. The Center simply can not exist nor carry on its critically important role of fostering environmental awareness in Cape May without volunteers. Not sure how you can help? Don’t have the right training? All they need are people who are willing to help; they need volunteers. Ask them - they’ll show you how you can assist with: Center reception, store sales, managing inventory, answering phones, greeting the public; Computer maintenance and data entry, graphic design;

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Man found unconscious behind the wheel, OD suspected

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:22 am

VILLAS — Police used Narcan to revive a man found unconscious and unresponsive behind the wheel of an idling vehicle at the intersection of St. John’s Avenue and Bayshore Road at about 10:50 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12.

When Patrolman Michael Iames arrived, he found the man in the driver’s seat. A female passenger had placed the vehicle in park and called for help before Iames arrived, according to police.

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Police: Woman stabs self on Bayshore Road

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:06 am

VILLAS —A woman who was threatening to stab a dog turned the knife on herself after police arrived Sunday afternoon.

Lower Township Police responded to a report of a woman carrying a knife and trying to stab a dog about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 on Bayshore Road, according to police. Officers found the woman at the intersection with Carolina Avenue.

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