• Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Columns

    Every year I end up writing about the snow vs. rain debate, and I think it’s come early this year. Some people are saying it’s too early to be as cold as it is. I’m not sure. Just because it is this cold, now, doesn’t mean it won’t warm up later.

    Isn’t that what Indian Summer is?

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Wildwood Leader

    Les Aungst, portraying Fire Chief Edward LansingCAPE MAY – Wildwood Middle School students got a taste of the Great Fire of Cape May when they made their way to this city to take a tour and listen to tales of the disaster than changed the face of this seaside resort.

    Thirty-five students and their teachers piled onto the bus Nov. 14 to make their way south at the end of their school day to participate in the tour, “Cape May on Fire.” The hour-and-a-half long program took students throughout Cape…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Cape May Gazette

Coast Guard tests response with simulated attack on training center

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, May 01, 2014 10:58 am

Rescue personnel taking part in simulation Rescue personnel taking part in simulation

CAPE MAY – Federal, state and local agencies responded to a simulated suicide attack on the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center-Cape May on Tuesday.

In the exercise scenario, a suicide bomber crashed a vehicle into the 200-seat dining facility at the Coast Guard base. The vehicle then exploded injuring dozens of Coast Guard recruits and staff members inside the galley.

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Suspicious person report leads to warrant and drug arrest

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:42 am

NORTH CAPE MAY — On Tuesday April 22, at approximately 12:03 p.m., Lower Township Police dispatch received a report of a possibly intoxicated male subject in the North Cape May Wawa, located at 3719 Bayshore Road, North Cape May.
Patrolman Iames was dispatched to the Wawa Market. While he was responding, police dispatch radioed additional information that the male was getting into a black Ford F-250 pickup truck and was leaving from the gas pumps.

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Nuessle Memorial Scholarship now in its fourth year

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:25 am

CAPE MAY — The Nature Center of Cape May announced that the Randy Nuessle Memorial Scholarship Fund is being offered for a fourth year in a row. This work-study program provides recipients with a $3,000 award each year throughout four years of college. Administered by Nature Center Director, Gretchen Whitman, the fund seeks to promote a deeper understanding and awareness of the natural sciences while encouraging responsible stewardship of our shared natural resources.

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Super heroes on the big screen and in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 29, 2014 02:03 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP — The Tiger Teens Girl Mentor program, which is in partnership with Lower Township Recreation, was treated on April 24 to a very special afternoon at the movies to view a premiere performance. The movie theme involved Super Heroes on the big screen, but, three dedicated Lower Township Police Officers, Kaitlin Black, Jennifer Anzelone and Joe Mellina, proved they also walk among us in Cape May County.

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Son threatens mother with knife

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, April 29, 2014 08:50 am

ERMA — Police have arrested an 18-year-old son for allegedly threatening his mother with a knife.

On Sunday, April 27, at 12:53 a.m., Lower Township Police Department officers were dispatched to the area of Erma Lane and Shirley Avenue in Erma for a report of a domestic assault involving a knife.

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Lower Township Police arrest man for robbery and assault

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, April 29, 2014 08:03 am

VILLAS — Township police arrested a man who allegedly violated a restraining order, then assaulted and robbed a woman.
On Friday, April 25, at approximately 10:21 p.m., Lower Township Police were dispatched to a residence on Maple Avenue in Villas for a reported robbery.

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Man charged with burglary in WCM

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 29, 2014 07:56 am

WEST CAPE MAY - Cape May police reported arresting a local man on alleged theft and burglary charges.On Monday, April 28, at 1:09 p.m. the Cape May Police Department received a 911 call reporting a residential burglary in progress from the Westwood Mobile Estates in West Cape May.

Patrol units in the area responded and came into contact with Garrett Brough, 32, from West Cape May, who was subsequently arrested and charged with theft and burglary. Brough is being held on $25,000 bail at the Cape May County Correctional Facility.

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Hoban graduates Air Force basic training

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 28, 2014 03:05 pm

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air Force Airman Jason P. Hoban graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Hoban is the son of Thomas Hoban of Villas and Sue Crane of North Cape May. He is a 2012 graduate of Lower Cape May Regional High School.

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Help others while having fun!

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 28, 2014 02:58 pm

CAPE MAY — The annual “Paddle for a Purpose” kayak and paddle craft regatta will again be held during this year’s Harbor Fest on June 14, beginning at 1 p.m. The regatta has been an integral part of Harbor Fest since the very beginning and provides an important foundation for the event.

All types of paddle craft are welcome: kayaks, SUP, canoes, row boats, etc. Participants pay $40 for a single $70 for a double, or only $20 if they bring their own craft. They are then treated to a two-hour guided tour and sent home with the official Paddle for a Purpose T-shirt.

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Merion Inn owner looking to reopen with a partner

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Written by Christopher South Friday, April 25, 2014 01:59 pm

CAPE MAY — Amid rumors that the Merion Inn is closing its doors and being sold, owner Vicky Watson said her first choice is to acquire a partner and reopen in a couple of weeks.

Watson said it is not true that some 35 Merion Inn employees were fired.

“The employees were told we can’t reopen right now and we recommend they look for other jobs,” Watson said. “It was only fair to tell them — they need a place to work.”

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