Cape May Gazette

Airport evacuated over mortar shell

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 29, 2014 01:35 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP — The Cape May County Airport was evacuated on Thursday, Sept. 25 after someone brought a mortar shell to the police station in the airport complex.

He found the round on the beach in Del Haven.

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Microcar owners stop at marina for breakfast

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Written by Christopher South Sunday, September 28, 2014 10:20 am

CAPE MAY – Owners of about 20 microcars stopped at the Salt Water Café at South Jersey Marina Friday, as part of a four-day meet. 

Jim Diettrich of North Cape May, who along with his wife drove a low-horse powered, three-wheel vehicle to the meet, was an organizer of this year’s event. 

“It is a four-day meet we do every year. This is the fourth year it has been held, and we get people from as far away as Tennessee and Ohio, as well as from around New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey,” he said.

Diettrich said there are not a lot of micro cars in the United States. Most of the vehicles included in the meet were the three-wheeled BMW Isettas and the Messerschmitt Kabinenroller, along with a few four-wheeled cars such as Fiats and a Triumph Spitfire.

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Kids: Create your own book, win a pizza

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 27, 2014 03:19 pm

CAPE MAY - Cape May County is like no other place on earth. This peninsula serves as the perfect resting opportunity for thousands of migrating birds, bats, butterflies, and dragonflies. Even whales can be seen transiting off our beaches during their own migrations. New Jersey Audubon invites all Cape May County kids to learn more about what makes their home special by participating in this CAPE MAYzing Migration Book Contest. 

This contest can be done as a group project composed of classmates, scout troops, packs, home school friends, really any group of five or more students. Create your book, fiction or nonfiction, about one or more of the creatures that migrates through or offshore Cape May County. All artwork is to be student originals, and various media are acceptable.

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Red Store’s outdoor service was okayed in 2009

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:29 am

CAPE MAY POINT – The Cape May Point Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously agreed the board had approved outdoor seating with wait service for the Red Store in 2009.

Deanna Ebner, owner of the Red Store, returned to the Zoning Board, Sept. 24, this time with attorney Louis Dwyer. Dwyer had brought the original application for the Red Store in 2009 and returned last week to ask the board to rule on one discreet issue.
“Did the 2009 resolution prohibit wait service on the patio?” Board Solicitor Dean Marcolongo told the board members. “The Zoning Board has interpretation power. You can determine what the board decided in the prior resolution.”

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Veterans gather for National POW/MIA Recognition Day

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:18 am

CAPE MAY COUNTY – About 50 veterans plus local and state officials gathered at the Veterans Memorial Gazebo on the Garden State Parkway last week to remember and recognize those listed as prisoners of war and missing in action from overseas military conflicts. 

Hosted by the American Legion of Cape May County, guests met on Friday, Sept. 19 at the Ocean View Rest Area at mile marker 18.3 on the GSP, where a memorial gazebo for veterans from all branches and all wars was constructed.

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‘Magnificent Monarch’ featured at Harborside Chat

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 03:10 pm

CAPE MAY - Dick Walton will address one of the great mysteries of the natural world with his presentation about the monarch butterfly, and lead an examination of the question, “Are migratory monarchs indeed at the brink of extinction?”

Join the Nature Center of Cape May on Sept. 30, at 6 p.m., as they share the wonder and mystery of this fragile creature and ponder how is it that the monarch is able to journey over 2,000 miles to its winter home in Macheros, Mexico. The saga of the Magnificent Monarch reads like a best seller as it combines the elements of a thriller, mystery, detective story, and yes, occasionally, a tragedy. 

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Lower Township Police Department Weekly Adult Arrest Summary Sept. 15-21

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 03:03 pm

Sept 17:

Andrew T. Bove, 29, Fifth Ave., West Cape May, contempt of court by violating Domestic Rights Act.
Briget A. Guinan, 52, E. New York Ave., Villas, Driving while under the influence.
Sept. 18:
Lisa J. Kartasheff, 45, Vacation Rd., Villas, contempt of court, possession of a Schedule I-IV drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic needle.
Roy S. Boatman, 37, Fishing Creek Road, North Cape May, driving while under the influence.

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Small exhaust stack fire on MV Delaware

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 11:58 am

NORTH CAPE MAY – A small exhaust stack fire was discovered Friday, at approximately 2:20 a.m., aboard the M/V Delaware while the vessel was at the Cape May Terminal pier. No passengers were on board and no one was hurt.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the fire is believed to have been started by an ember in the exhaust stack of the vessel’s port engine.
“The fire was similar to a home chimney fire,” said Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations. “Thanks to the efforts of veteran Cape May-Lewes Ferry night engineer, Joe Wardach, who discovered the fire and the local Fire Departments, led by Town Bank, who immediately responded to the scene, the fire was quickly extinguished.

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Judge will decide on special election soon

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Written by Christopher South Friday, September 26, 2014 10:28 am

ATLANTIC CITY – Frank Campbell, special counsel for the Lower Cape May Regional School District, said Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez would issue a ruling in a week on how the cost of the Dec. 9 special election would be borne. 

A special election asking voters in Cape May, West Cape May, and Lower Township if they would like to dissolve the Lower Cape May Regional School District has been scheduled for Dec. 9. County Clerk Rita Fulginiti originally said Cape May would bear the cost of the special election, but Cape May objected. Cape May’s special counsel in the dissolution effort, Vito Gagliardi, said historically the regional school districts have borne the cost. Cape May has indicated it would be willing to pay 35 percent of the cost, which is their share of the district’s budget. But during a phone conference with County Counsel Jim Arsenault, neither West Cape May or Lower Township indicated they were willing to share the cost, or had the authority to enter into such an agreement.

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College football offers a menagerie of teams, and scores

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Written by Christopher South Friday, September 26, 2014 10:14 am

I like reviewing the list of college football scores in the Sunday newspaper. I’m not the kind of person who memorizes statistics and spews them out at manly get-togethers, but I do like to look at who is beating who and by how much. 

Generally speaking, if you look at scores from the professional ranks, you are not going to see a wide disparity in scores. Take this past week’s scores, for example. Seattle beat Denver 26-20. Philadelphia beat Washington 37-34. Detroit beat Green Bay 19-7. There were some exceptions, such as Indianapolis beating Jacksonville 44-17, or Atlanta beating Tampa Bay 56-14. Those look like college scores. 

I like to group college football scores into what I call “Defense Optional,” “Offense Absent,” “Mismatched Opponents,” and “Squeakers.”

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