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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.

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     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…

Cape May Gazette

Men’s softball registration

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 31, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – Cape May County Men’s Softball League is holding spring softball registration.

The Cape May County Men’s Softball League is scheduled to begin on May 6 and continue through mid-August. All games are played mid-week and typically start at 6:30 p.m. The regular season is followed by a league championship tournament.  

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LCMR students and staff cut hair, raise money for cancer research

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Written by Alex Davis Saturday, March 29, 2014 06:56 pm

photo by Jen Marra photo by Jen Marra

LOWER TOWNSHIP - A group of teenaged boys dressed in green T-shirts stared at themselves in a large mirror after getting their heads shaved Friday in front of hundreds of people in the high school auditorium.

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World Series of Birding returns in May

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 29, 2014 08:00 am

CAPE MAY – More than 100 teams are expected to come to New Jersey and Cape May on May 10 for the 31st annual World Series of Birding, hosted by the New Jersey Audubon.

Teams have up to 24 hours to count as many bird species as they can identify by sight or sound within the state of New Jersey. Each species seen or heard counts as one.

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Veterans resource and opportunity fair

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The American Legion partnering with the State Parole Board, LWD (Labor and Workforce Development), and regional partners the Citizens Veterans Advisory Committee (CVAC) of Cape May County, and the American Red Cross will hold an event providing employment, homelessness, criminal justice initiatives and mental health (PTSD) resources from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13 at Naval Air Station Wildwood.

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Lower Police take part in distracted driving crackdown

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 28, 2014 12:00 am

police crack down on texting while driving  LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department is taking part in a new program being initiated by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety to crack down on distracted driving.

Beginning on April 1 through April 21, the Lower Township Police Department, as well as police agencies throughout the state, will join with the Division of Highway Traffic Safety in the Distracted Driving 2014 Statewide Crackdown. This is part of a nationwide enforcement effort with the slogan, “UDrive. UText. UPay.”

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Cape May Flower Show blooms May 16

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 28, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – The Garden Club of Cape May Flower Show celebrates spring on Friday, May 16 at the Cape May Convention Hall.

This year’s theme “A Magical Garden of Children’s Stories” will inspire members to create artistic arrangements interpreting Little Red Riding Hood, Thumbelina, Through the Looking Glass, The Secret Garden and other favorites. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will be the central exhibit.

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Cape May public works preparing for summer

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:49 am

CAPE MAY – The weather is getting warmer so the Cape May Public Works Department is preparing for summer, says superintendent Robert Smith.

“We’ve got a laundry list,” he said in an interview Monday, March 25.

Cape May has 3,800 year-round residents, but it draws 45,000 visitors during the summer. The public works department uses events that lead up to the summer to get ready for tourism season, Smith said.

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Cape May to announce Convention Hall concert scheduled

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 26, 2014 10:12 am

CAPE MAY – The city is planning a news conference Monday, March 31 to announce the schedule of events at Cape May Convention Hall.

The city is scheduling national and international entertainers for shows from Memorial Day Weekend through December, according to a press release.

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