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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.

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    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…

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Atlantic Cape honors Cape May man

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 29, 2013 04:17 pm

Robert Mullock, right, received Atlantic Cape Community College's 2013 President's Distinguished Foundation Board Member Award. He is shown with college president Dr. Peter Mora at the 46th annual Commencement May 23 at the Mays Landing Campus.

  Robert Mullock, right, received Atlantic Cape Community College's 2013 President's Distinguished Foundation Board Member Award. He is shown with college president Dr. Peter Mora at the 46th annual Commencement May 23 at the Mays Landing Campus.

MAYS LANDING – Atlantic Cape Community College last week gave its President’s Distinguished Foundation Board Member Award to Robert Mullock of Cape May.

Mullock is owner of the Cape May National Golf Club and the Chalfonte Hotel. He received the award at the college’s 46th annual commencement May 23.

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Police chief retiring at end of June

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, May 29, 2013 04:07 pm

 
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 LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police Chief Brian Marker will retire at the end of June, his tenure in the top law enforcement post here having been notable for its commitment to community policing and interagency cooperation, according to officials.

If approved as anticipated, Captain William Mastriana will be sworn in as chief at Lower Township Council’s July 1 meeting.

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A honeymoon concert

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 04:05 pm

CAPE MAY – They played “Be My Love” without music in a honeymoon concert of the Cape May Music Festival Tuesday night.

A high note of the New York Chamber Ensemble concert was the announcement that two of its featured performers, soprano Wonjung Kim and clarinetist Alan Kay, had been married six days earlier in New York City. This was their first musical performance together since they became husband and wife.

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Bizarre History of Cape May > Cape May’s first high school was located in pastor’s kitchen

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 03:57 am

For Cape Island, the years before the Civil War were different than the rest of the county.

While the other communities were struggling economically, Cape Island, later to be named Cape May, was enjoying a tourism boom. While the neighboring towns were building modest structures, entrepreneurs of Cape Island were building huge hotels to house visitors, some of them the high and the mighty in government, some even presidents of the United States.

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Meeting explains no-interest water connection loans

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, May 28, 2013 08:56 pm

 VILLAS – Residents can obtain no interest loans from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) to pay the costs of connecting to municipal water lines.

A meeting to explain the loans will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 at Lower Township Hall, 2600 Bayshore Road in Villas.

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Seat belt campaign continues

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police officers will continue cracking down on unbuckled motorists and their passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign.

The campaign runs through June 2. It is an annual initiative that includes high visibility law enforcement seat belt checkpoints and “saturation patrols,” as well as local and national publicity designed to ensure that drivers and passengers recognize the life-saving value of seat belts, according to a press release.

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Police lauded for saving man after heart attack, car accident

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 23, 2013 01:20 pm


North Cape May resident Jeff Brodhag shakes hands with two Lower Township police officers, Ptl. Kevin Boyle Jr. and Ptl. Anthony Greto, who saved his life after he suffered a heart attack while driving and crashed into a building. Police Chief Brian Marker (right) and Capt. William Mastriana (left) are also shown. 
  North Cape May resident Jeff Brodhag shakes hands with two Lower Township police officers, Ptl. Kevin Boyle Jr. and Ptl. Anthony Greto, who saved his life after he suffered a heart attack while driving and crashed into a building. Police Chief Brian Marker (right) and Capt. William Mastriana (left) are also shown.

 LOWER TOWNSHIP – North Cape May resident Jeff Brodhag stood up, tentatively, and walked to the front of council chambers here to shake hands with the men who saved his life.

“I appreciate them being there and, well, bringing me back to life,” said Brodhag. “I guess I was in the right place when this happened with these officers able to respond.”

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Promoter: Triathlon could bring $1M boost to local economy

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 23, 2013 01:16 pm

 
DelMoSports race promoter Stephen Del Monte addresses township council and the public at Monday's night's council work session.

 DelMoSports race promoter Stephen Del Monte addresses township council and the public at Monday's night's council work session.

 LOWER TOWNSHIP – The promoter of the inaugural Escape the Cape Triathalon said Monday that the event has sold out after 10 weeks.

Del Monte told township council that he anticipates the event will bring between “a half-million to a million dollar” boost to the local economy.

“We have 1,000 competitors coming from 16 states – California, Arizona, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, and Maine – a lot of different places,” said race promoter Stephen Del Monte of DelMoSports, of Wildwood Crest at Monday night’s council session. “If we had opened registration in October, we’d have 3,000 competitors. We are very excited for this.”

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