• Cape May Gazette

    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

    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.

  • Cape May Gazette

     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

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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On the cover: Taking it all off

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:32 pm

Students and faculty of Lower Cape May Regional High School and Richard M. Teitlelman Middle School take turns getting their heads shaved for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Friday, March 28, on stage in the Paul W. Schmidtchen Theater.

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Father and son charged with motor vehicle theft in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:02 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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ACLU claims 138 school districts have discriminatory enrollment policies

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:00 am

WEST CAPE MAY – The West Cape May School District is one of 138 school districts accused by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey of making it overly restrictive for a student to enroll at the school.

In a recent letter, the ACLU-NJ advised the school districts to change “discriminatory enrollment policies” or face litigation.

The ACLU-NJ says the districts require overly restrictive forms of identification for an adult to enroll a child in school, contrary to state and federal law. Almost every New Jersey county had at least one school district with problematic identification guidelines, which tend to single out immigrant families, according to information from the ACLU-NJ.

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Cape May taking regional school fight to a vote

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, April 02, 2014 11:34 am

CAPE MAY – After a closed-door session April 1, Cape May City Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing a special counsel to ask the state Department of Education commissioner for permission to hold a referendum on whether to withdraw from or dissolve the Lower Cape May Regional School District.

Cape May government has been fighting since 2012 to change the funding formula for the regional school district. Cape May sends the fewest number of students to the school, but pays the most, at around $6 million, said Mayor Edward J. Mahaney Jr. at Tuesday’s council meeting.

There's no time frame on the planned special vote in Cape May, Lower Township and West Cape May.

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