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    ERMA – Cory Damiana and Gene Zebrowski officially accepted scholarship offers to play college sports Tuesday afternoon.

    The two Lower Cape May Regional seniors signed National Letters of Intent during a ceremony held at the Board of Education offices on the high school’s campus.

    Damiana, one of the best wrestlers in school history, accepted a two-thirds athletic and academic scholarship to wrestle at Division I Hofstra University. Damiana went 123-24, was a three-time district champion, three-time state qualifier and multi-year Cape-Atlantic League all-star during…

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    Governor vetoes salary increases for DRBA employees

    TRENTON — The Delaware River and Bay Authority and Gov. Chris Christie disagree on how DRBA employees should be compensated. 

    The DRBA issued a statement Tuesday saying the governor vetoed a resolution that would have given a 1.9 percent cost of living adjustment to union and nonunion employees.

  • Regional

     An oil painting, “Cape May Harbor Fishing Fleet,” by John Safrit.  Anita Roth took this picture of driftwood and sea glass, which will be on display at the Splash art gallery on April 26.

    CAPE MAY – Local artists Anita Roth and John Safrit will hold a meet the artists reception from…

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    A dolphin takes a breath while swimming off Ocean City Saturday with several others. Federal officials fear a deadly illness could be coming back north with the returning animals, although the hope is that the disease will peter out this spring. (photo by Bill Barlow)With warming temperatures, the snowbirds are returning…

  • Weather

    For the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather to expect when you drop a kickstand on Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:/Jen MarraFor the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for…

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    CAPE MAY — The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May will transform the Cape May beachfront into a certified 5k and 10k racecourse on Saturday, May 10. Runners will enjoy the fast flat course that loops throughout Cape May. Registration and check-in is at 7:15 a.m.; Race is from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Registration fee is $20 per person. Contact Doreen at (609) 884-5508.

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    Dave Pacevich is a very organized high school track coach when it comes to maintaining and updating records. That’s in part because these days it seems he has to update those records almost every time his Lower Cape May Regional High School girls program competes.

    Quinn Bithell is a major reason why. The versatile sophomore already owns or shares six program records in a variety of events.

    Bithell and her teammates set three new records at the recent Buena Relays. Bithell, Destiny West, Lizzy Sulecki and Suzanne Beteta set a new program mark…

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    VILLAS — Police arrested a man they allege punched an officer who was responding to a disturbance call.
    On April 15, at approximately 7:44 p.m., officers from the Lower Township Police Department responded to the 300 block of Desoto Avenue, Villas, for a report of a disorderly male subject. Upon arriving at that location, Special Officer James Collins encountered Alexander Vosper, 21, an unemployed male who resides in the 4700 block of Susquehanna Avenue, Wildwood. Vosper was actively involved in a verbal altercation with an unidentified male who was still on scene.

  • 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

Students raise voices and money for theater director

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 13, 2013 01:57 pm

 LOWER TOWNSHIP – Students, faculty and alumni have banded together for an evening of celebration and appreciation to help raise funds for Paul J. Mathis, an English teacher at Lower Cape May Regional High School who has directed the school’s theater program and musicals for more than 30 years.

A concert to raise money for Mathis, who is currently experiencing health issues, is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 at Lower Cape May Regional High School.

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Field Day fun

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 13, 2013 01:11 pm

 Skylar Lanoue and Mia Feulner are ready for the first race at Cape May City Elementary School’s annual Field Day. Students participate in outdoor activities with the help of Coast Guard recruits at the event. Skylar Lanoue and Mia Feulner are ready for the first race at Cape May City Elementary School’s annual Field Day. Students participate in outdoor activities with the help of Coast Guard recruits at the event.

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Harbor Fest drops anchor in Cape May

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Written by Mary Linehan Thursday, June 13, 2013 01:10 pm

 CAPE MAY – The 2013 Harbor Fest is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 Delaware Avenue.

“As far as events and exhibitors, it is the usual, excellent status quo – with the addition of a few new events,” said Gretchen Whitman, director of the Nature Center of Cape May. “We’ll have a live radio broadcast going on from 10 to 2 from our second level deck, creating a dance party atmosphere. More than 100 food and arts and crafts vendors are lined up, and the addition of cooking demonstrations in our main building.”

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Special meeting to address new flood maps

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Written by Mary Linehan Thursday, June 13, 2013 01:06 pm

 CAPE MAY – City officials have called a special council meeting to discuss new FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and state DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) requirements for property owners.

Mayor Ed Mahaney said council will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Convention Hall. No council action will be taken and the meeting will be informational only, he said.

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Coast Guard medevacs one from sailboat near Cape May

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Monday, June 10, 2013 01:50 pm

CAPE MAY – The Coast Guard medevaced a 57-year-old woman from a sailboat near the Cape May Ferry Terminal Sunday. 

The operator of the 42-foot sailboat Affinity notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay via VHF-FM radio that they had run aground and his passenger suffered a rib injury after falling into the boat’s railing.

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World War II vet from Mays Landing recounts one of the ‘bloodiest days’ in Coast Guard history

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 09, 2013 12:00 am

Fantacone Peter Fantacone, 86, of Mays Landing, recounts his experiences during the D-Day invasion at Training Center Cape May June 6, 2012. Fantacone was a U.S. Navy sailor in Coast Guard Flotilla 10 during the invasion serving alongside Coast Guardsmen charged with putting troops on the beaches of Normandy, France. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Donnie Brzuska

CAPE MAY  – A World War II veteran who participated in the invasion of Normandy during D-Day recounted his experiences with recruits and staff aboard Coast Guard Training Center Cape May Thursday, June 6.

Peter Fantacone, 86, of Mays Landing, was a U.S. Navy sailor serving in Coast Guard Flotilla 4/10 aboard one of 18 landing craft infantry ships, or LCIs. Twelve of the 18 LCIs in Fantacone’s Flotilla 4/10 were run by all Coast Guard crews and landed troops on the infamous Omaha Beach. Fantacone still travels throughout the region telling the story of the D-Day invasion.

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West Cape May installing sanitary sewers

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 08, 2013 08:00 pm

WEST CAPE MAY – West Cape May has begun installation of sanitary sewers throughout the borough as well as the extension of the Park Blvd. bike path.  

The sanitary sewer and water main installation has begun on Stewart Lane and Landis Ave.

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Mason is first statewide winner in Cape Island Lodge’s history

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 07, 2013 05:11 am

 Mason is first statewide winner in Cape Island Lodge’s history Mason is first statewide winner in Cape Island Lodge’s history

ATLANTIC CITY – The 226th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey Masons was held in Atlantic City April 26-27, and Charles Newton of Cape Island Lodge #30 was awarded the Worshipful Master of the Year 2012.

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