Cape May Gazette

Ferry names new captain

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 09, 2015 12:02 pm

Port Captain Stan Hansen (left) congratulates David Macomber, Sr. on his promotion to captain. Macomber, who resides in North Cape May with his wife Jennifer, is a 22-year veteran at the Cape May–Lewes Ferry.
Port Captain Stan Hansen (left) congratulates David Macomber, Sr. on his promotion to captain. Macomber, who resides in North Cape May with his wife Jennifer, is a 22-year veteran at the Cape May–Lewes Ferry. LOWER TOWNSHIP – Cape May–Lewes Ferry officials have announced that David B. Macomber, Sr. of North Cape May, was recently promoted to the rank of captain.

Prior to joining the Cape May–Lewes Ferry, Macomber worked in the area’s commercial fishing industry for nearly 14 years. During that time, he served as a captain on multiple fishing vessels.

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Township council honors Spotlight Volunteers

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 09, 2015 11:29 am

Mark Dougherty, Martina Singleton, Douglass Letterman, Steve Morey, Mahogany Crystal Kelly, Brittany Miller, Jason Wolf, Leslie Flick, Margaret Haught, and Lynn Jefferis were recognized for their volunteer efforts at a recent Lower Township Council meeting. Lower Cape May Regional National Honor Society president Will Flosdorf (right) presented the honorees as before Township Council.


Mark Dougherty, Martina Singleton, Douglass Letterman, Steve Morey, Mahogany Crystal Kelly, Brittany Miller, Jason Wolf, Leslie Flick, Margaret Haught, and Lynn Jefferis were recognized for their volunteer efforts at a recent Lower Township Council meeting. Lower Cape May Regional National Honor Society president Will Flosdorf (right) presented the honorees as before Township Council.

LOWER TOWNSHIP – At a recent council meeting, the spotlight was on the community’s volunteers and their efforts.

David Pacevich, a teacher at Lower Cape May Regional High School, and Lower Cape May Regional National Honor Society president Will Flosdorf presented 10 honorees as Spotlight Community Volunteers before council.

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Relay for Life kickoff is a first for Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 07, 2015 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – A kickoff event for Lower Township’s first Relay for Life, planned for May 30-31, was held Wednesday at the Millman Center on Bayshore Road.

The American Cancer Society sponsors Relay For Life events across the country. It raises money for the ACS by bringing cancer survivors and their families together for an all-night event.

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Lower Township Council considers strengthening ordinance protecting pets

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, February 05, 2015 10:15 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Council is considering updating its ordinance related to the protection of pets from cold weather injuries.

Resident Helen Thompson asked Township Council at its Monday, Feb. 2 meeting to consider a change in the ordinance to add a section pertaining to extreme weather. Mayor Mike Beck agreed the ordinance could be more specific, saying the current ordinance calls for “protection from the weather.”

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A super turnout for the Souper Bowl

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, February 05, 2015 10:03 am

Participants wait to get their soup samples during Cape Christian Academy’s Souper Bowl Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Tabernacle United Methodist Church in Erma. Proceeds from the event benefit Cape Christian Academy’s Scholarship Fund.  
Participants wait to get their soup samples during Cape Christian Academy’s Souper Bowl Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Tabernacle United Methodist Church in Erma. Proceeds from the event benefit Cape Christian Academy’s Scholarship Fund. Participants wait to get their soup samples during Cape Christian Academy’s Souper Bowl Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Tabernacle United Methodist Church in Erma. Proceeds from the event benefit Cape Christian Academy’s Scholarship Fund.

Photos by Jen Marra

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Inderwies wants $70,000 kept for fire department, tax relief in 2015 budget

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, February 05, 2015 09:48 am

CAPE MAY – Councilman Jerry Inderwies Jr. suggested the city consider spending more of its surplus in the 2015 budget to offer tax relief to property owners, while keeping $70,000 planned to be cut from the fire department budget.

Inderwies, who retired as fire chief with 26 years of service, said at a Tuesday, Feb. 3 Cape May City Council meeting that he was concerned about cutting $70,000 from the fire department budget this year. He said while the budget does not reduce the number of staff, the fire department needs more personnel. He said in the last contract the firefighters made concessions, which included lower salaries for new hires and more steps for them to get up to full pay.

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Spouse of Training Center company commander honored

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 05, 2015 09:46 am

CAPE MAY – Jill Simcox, a Los Alamos, N.M. native, has been selected as the Coast Guard District Five Spouse of the Year and has advanced to the semi-final round to be considered for the National Military Spouse of the Year award.

Simcox is married to a company commander at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May. She is an active member of the Jersey Cape Military Spouses Club. She served as president of the club in 2013, and has been a member for close to four years.

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Macomber retires from LTPD

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 05, 2015 09:45 am

Macomber retires from LTPD Macomber retires from LTPD LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Council honored former Lower Township Police Department Det. Sgt. Ernie Macomber at its meeting Monday, Feb. 2.

Macomber retired in December.

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Cape May hosts assemblyman’s Eco-Agri Tourism Summit

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, January 29, 2015 01:11 pm

fiocchi CAPE MAY – Cooperation was the theme for an Ecological-Agricultural Tourism Summit held in Cape May Wednesday, Jan. 28.

The summit was the project of Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi, who took the opportunity to introduce the audience to a handful of bills or resolutions he has introduced to help promote New Jersey tourism in general, and what is being called “eco-agri” tourism in particular. 

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Cape May not always immune to criminal violence

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:27 am

The news in recent months has been dominated by stories of mayhem and murder from near and far. Cops have been shot and killed in this nation and in other instances cops have shot and killed others. In France, heavily armed terrorists, their identity hidden by black masks, attacked the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 people. The attackers were later tracked down and killed by police.

From American towns that are seldom heard of and are thought to be peacefully untouchable comes the shocking news that schools and shopping malls are being threatened.

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