• 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

Warm Coats, Warm Hearts: LT coat drive

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 11:33 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township employees are delving into their closets for gently-worn coats and jackets to send to families and individuals in need. 

The winter weather is fast approaching and those temperatures get dangerously cold for families and individuals who don’t have the resources to buy a warm coat. Instead of letting those coats sit unused in a closet or get tossed in the trash, Lower Township is donating warm coats and jackets for men, women and children to help prepare for the cold weather.
After the success of the shoe drive held in Lower Township Hall, Manager Mike Voll wanted to motivate the township employees to continue their generosity.

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Best Practices report given to CM council

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Written by Christopher South Friday, October 24, 2014 05:12 am

CAPE MAY – Cape May Chief Financial Officer Neil Young gave City Council a review of the annual Best Practices Inventory required by the state’s Office of Local Government Services.

City manager Bruce MacLeod said the survey has been required for the last five years and unfavorable responses can lead to the state withholding aid. MacLeod said the final 5 percent of state aid is held back prior to the completion of the survey.

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Best Practices resolution a segue for LTMUA presentation

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Written by Christopher South Friday, October 24, 2014 04:11 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Comments by Mayor Mike Beck regarding the township’s Best Practices policies seemed to be a harbinger of a presentation by Deputy Mayor Norris Clark leading to a resolution to investigate the Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority board and another asking the board chairman and vice-chairman to resign.

The Lower Township Council meeting agenda for Monday, Oct. 20 included the council’s certification of a Best Practices Inventory, which is required yearly. Beck said the township has been doing the Best Practices Inventory for five years. The state gives the municipalities a list of criteria on which it must answer yes or no.

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Attorney claims mayor interfered with his business

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, October 23, 2014 03:13 pm

CAPE MAY – Attorney Daniel Kurkowski presented Mayor Ed Mahaney with a tort claim at Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting, accusing the mayor of misconduct.

Kurkowski said he lost a client because Mahaney told the person not to go to Kurkowski, but instead to go to an unnamed attorney in Wildwood. 

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LT debate schedule on PEG Channel 9

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 01:49 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – If you missed Candidates’ Night, you can still catch the debate from the candidates running for a seat on Lower Township Council on channel 9, the local Public Education Government Access channel (PEG). 

The League of Women Voters of Cape May moderated the event and accepted written questions from the audience for the candidates. The debate was divided into three segments with 30 minutes devoted to each of the township’s three wards. 

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DAV Flag Retirement Ceremony

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 01:44 pm

DEL HAVEN – On Sunday, Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m. the Disabled American Veterans, Cape May County Chapter 44 will hold their 14th American Flag retirement ceremony.

If anyone has tattered, torn or faded flags that you would like to have put to rest in the proper manner, please contact the DAV Chapter #44, drop them off at the headquarters before this Saturday or bring them to the ceremony.

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Cape May County, City Chambers present Business and Education Partnership Award

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 01:35 pm

 Business and Education Partnership Award CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce together with the Chamber of Commerce of the City of Cape May presented a Partnership in Business and Education Award to Lower Cape May Regional High School and Curtis Bashaw of Cape Resorts Group for Innovative Instruction in Retail Marketing.

Presented on Oct. 14 at the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May Installation Dinner, the award was given to recognize this unique partnership which resembles the popular television show Shark Tank. Bashaw provides classroom instruction to students in Retail Marketing and opens his businesses to them for onsite observation.

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CMPD arrest tow truck driver on theft using credit card

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 01:34 pm

CAPE MAY - Zachary B. Vaness, 30, of Cape May Court House, was arrested by the Cape May Police Department on Oct. 20 at 11:43 a.m. on charges related to theft.

Detective Joseph Walker has charged Vaness with a Theft (3rd Degree Offense) of $8,478.02 from his former employer in Middle Township. Police allege that between Aug. 5 and Oct. 13, Vaness used his position as a tow truck operator to conceal fictitious purchases within the City of Cape May on his employer’s credit card and converted the proceeds to his own personal use. 

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Lower Township Police arrest burglar

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 01:25 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – On Oct. 22, at about 10 p.m., Lower Township Police responded to the 100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue for the report of a suspicious person carrying a flat screen TV in the street. The caller confronted the man, who dropped the TV and fled the scene. Ptlm. Anzelone located the suspect on Maple Avenue within five minutes. An investigation found a home burglarized on Pennsylvania Avenue, in which a TV had been taken.

The suspect, Jesse Pentlicki, 24, of Villas, was taken into custody and charged with burglary and theft. Municipal Court Judge Thomas Hillegass set ba8il at $25,000 full cash.

 

Villas man charged with burglary

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:57 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police have charged a Villas man with burglary after he was spotted carrying a flat screen television down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Jesse Pentlicki, 21, has been charged with burglary and theft. He sent to Cape May County jail on $25,000 full cash bail.

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