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Local unit featured in Coast Guard’s ‘Top 10 Videos’

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 20, 2013 05:48 am

Local unit featured in Coast Guard’s ‘Top 10 Videos’  Local unit featured in Coast Guard’s ‘Top 10 Videos’

CAPE MAY – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May will be featured for the first time in the Coast Guard’s Top 10 Videos of 2013 and will compete in the service’s 2013 Video of the Year Contest.

The Coast Guard premiered its Top 10 videos of 2013 highlighting some of the service's most compelling cases and training to its newest recruits at Training Center Cape May Wednesday.

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Injured couple files suit after house explosion

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Written by Mary Linehan Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:22 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Villas couple that was severely burned and whose home was destroyed by an explosion in early November have filed a personal injury suit in Superior Court here.

Jim and Evelyn McCarty are represented by Philadelphia law firm Kline & Specter in the matter. Jim McCarty suffered serious burns in the incident, and his wife’s injuries included two broken legs.

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Lower Township honors responders to Villas house explosion

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, December 18, 2013 03:23 pm

 Mayor Michael Beck addresses representatives from local fire companies, the Lower Township Rescue Squad, Lower Township Police and civilians who responded to the Nov. 7 emergency. 
  Mayor Michael Beck addresses representatives from local fire companies, the Lower Township Rescue Squad, Lower Township Police and civilians who responded to the Nov. 7 emergency.  

Mayor: When the bell rang, people turned out

LOWER TOWNSHIP – It’s a wonderful life here, according to Mayor Michael Beck, even though the Villas and its environs sometimes get a “bum rap” in the media.

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Bizarre History of Cape May > New Jersey volunteers lost nearly a third of their number

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, December 13, 2013 05:50 am

(Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a series of columns on the 25th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Brigade.)

Peace at a deadly cost had been restored to the banks of the Rappahannock River in January, 1863 after the bloody and senseless battle of Fredericksburg during December. Fierce winds and a heavy snowfall were enough to deter any military of that time from engaging in combat.

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Knitters ‘Scarf it Up’ for those in need

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 12, 2013 03:52 pm

scarf  WEST CAPE MAY – A local crafting collective has knit its way into local hearts, helping warm up the winter weather for those in need.

Now in its second year, “Scarf it Up” members completed the “knitted tree” in West Cape May’s Wilbraham Park to draw attention to their mission.

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Freeholder: Airport doesn’t need to be a ‘low rent district’

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Written by Mary Linehan Thursday, December 12, 2013 04:20 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Cape May Airport doesn’t need to be a “low rent district” to attract businesses, according to Freeholder Will Morey.

“The tax abatement that Lower is proposing is a helpful, good start for businesses,” said Morey last week, “but the airport has no desire to be a low rent district. We are looking for businesses that can pay market rents.

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Senior enlisted Coast Guardsman visits Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 11, 2013 08:17 pm

 Master Chief Petty Officer Michael P. Leavitt addresses Coast Guardsmen stationed aboard Training Center Cape May during an all hands meeting Dec. 4. Leavitt, the Coast Guard's senior enlisted member, met with the Coast Guardsmen as part of a two-day visit to the Coast Guard's only enlisted basic training facility.
 Master Chief Petty Officer Michael P. Leavitt addresses Coast Guardsmen stationed aboard Training Center Cape May during an all hands meeting Dec. 4. Leavitt, the Coast Guard's senior enlisted member, met with the Coast Guardsmen as part of a two-day visit to the Coast Guard's only enlisted basic training facility.

CAPE MAY – The Coast Guard’s senior most enlisted member completed a two day visit with recruits and staff at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May and its tenant commands last week.

Master Chief Petty Officer Michael P. Leavitt, the 11th master chief petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard, toured the facility, met with high-performing Coast Guardsmen, and received briefings regarding aspects of recruit training. Leavitt also held an “all hands” meeting with more than 200 crewmembers from the training center and its 13 tenant commands.

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Cape May proposes more beach tag fee increases

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, December 11, 2013 03:24 pm

CAPE MAY -- For the second consecutive year, the city is proposing a beach tag fee increase.

“We want to maintain the quality of services, but we also have to account for increased costs – including beach replenishment contributions, the raise in the minimum wage voted through in the General Election, and rising insurance costs,” said Mayor Ed Mahaney.

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Drunk driver arrested after accident

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 11, 2013 01:27 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police arrested a Villas woman last week on charges of drunk driving after he crashed her vehicle into a parked car and flipped it over.

Police said Christine L. McCann crashed into a parked car on the 100 block of Alexander Avenue in Villas. Her car flipped over on impact and she was trapped inside.

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Charles W. Sandman School Honor Roll: fall 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 11, 2013 01:00 am

Charles W. Sandman School Honor Roll for outstanding effort and academic achievement

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