Cape May Gazette

Clear cutting of lots questioned in the Point

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, June 19, 2014 03:38 pm

CAPE MAY POINT – The practice of clear cutting lots before construction was questioned at last week’s borough commission meeting.
Emelia Oleson told the commission a number of lots have been clear cut in the Point, and she asked what the municipal code allowed.
“It’s not clear from the ordinance what is permitted,” she said.
Mayor Anita vanHeeswyk said per the municipal code, when there is construction that includes removing trees or other vegetation, the property owner is supposed to provide a landscaping and vegetation plan that maps out where the trees are. She said later, the matter is revisited to see that the property meets the requirements of the municipal code.
“There has been a lot of clear cutting. What we require is what goes back in,” vanHeeswyk said.

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Sign tells drivers to park responsibly

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, June 19, 2014 11:50 am

A sign outside the Red Store send a message on parking. A sign outside the Red Store send a message on parking.

CAPE MAY POINT – A sign posted outside The Red Store in Cape May Point has a simple message – park responsibly. 

The sign asks drivers to be considerate of neighbors and cognizant of New Jersey law. It reads, “Please, while you are parking abide New Jersey’s parking rules and respect our neighbors and their property. Thank you.”

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Shelton College demolished after roof collapse

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, June 19, 2014 11:38 am

All that remains of the former Shelton College is a pile of rubble. All that remains of the former Shelton College is a pile of rubble.
CAPE MAY – The former Shelton College on Maryland Avenue is under demolition after a large section of the roof collapsed.

Gus Andy of the La Mer Motor Lodge owns the property, and he said the collapse came at a bad time.

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Turkey runs afoul in Cape May

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, June 18, 2014 11:03 am

  Turkey photo by John Cooke Turkey photo by John Cooke

CAPE MAY – A wild turkey in the streets of Cape May stopped traffic, last week, while city officials tried to corral the cagey bird.

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Evening at the Whaler’s Cottage to benefit Center for Community Arts

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 16, 2014 01:45 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP - Join hosts Dave and Chris Clemens for An Evening at the Whaler’s Cottage to benefit The Center for Community Arts’ Youth Arts Program on June 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 1017 Batts Lane in Cape May. 

The evening features catering from the Washington Inn, an auction of paintings by local artists Stan Sperlak, Christine Peck, Catherine Bosna and an event painting by Carol King Hood as well as tours of the beautifully restored cottages. Tickets cost $65 and are available by calling The Center for Community Arts at (609) 884-7525 or by going on the website: www.centerforcommunityarts.org .

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The Good Neighbor Fund needs your support

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 15, 2014 12:52 pm

CAPE MAY - The Good Neighbor Fund is the Nature Center’s way of giving-back to its Coast Guard neighbors and friends. The Fund provides sponsorships for Coast Guard Dependent children so that they can attend summer camp at the Center. 

The camps are very popular with Coastie kids and the fund depletes quickly - it urgently needs to be replenished. Everybody can help either by making a direct donation to the Fund at the Nature Center of Cape May.

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Lower Township Police Department Weekly Arrest Summary

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 15, 2014 12:40 pm

ltpd June 2:

Brandon D. Cooper, 26, E. Miami Ave., Villas, possession of CDS, Possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic needle.

June 3:

Miguel A. Munoz, 20, McKinley Ave., Villas, contempt of court.

June 4:

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Cape May Police nab fugitive on the run for three years

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 13, 2014 02:17 pm

CAPE MAY - Enes Nikaj, 26, of Middletown, N.Y., on the run for three years, was arrested in Cape May on May 30 after he became lost on his way to Atlantic City.

Nikaj was arrested, for, among other charges, being a fugitive from justice in Orange County, N.Y., where he is wanted on a 2011 Warrant for leaving the scene of an incident without reporting and for assault in the second degree, charges for which the State of New York will be seeking Nikaj’s the extradition.

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Volunteers needed at Cape May National Wildlife Refuge

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 13, 2014 01:06 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – The Cape May National Wildlife Refuge-Two Mile Beach Unit, is looking for a few good volunteers.

Garden Waterers Needed: They’ve been busy working in their newly-expanded pollinator / butterfly / wild meadow at Two Mile Beach. They have planted 18 new beach plum trees, several flats of Milkweed for the Monarchs, and various other native flowering plants and warm-season grasses. The refuge could use some help with very minor maintenance work.

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Bowe Bergdahl was former Coast Guard recruit

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Written by Christopher South Friday, June 13, 2014 11:29 am

Bowe Bergdahl in his official Army photograph Bowe Bergdahl in his official Army photograph

CAPE MAY – Bowe Bergdahl spent less than a month in the U.S. Coast Guard, but his time was spent at the training center in Cape May. 

Bergdahl joined the U.S. Coast Guard before enlisting in the Army and being held by the Taliban in Afghanistan. 

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