• Cape May Gazette

    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

    CAPE MAY – Two of thee Cape May City Council members up for reelection on Nov. 4 have already announced their intention not to run again for their seats.

    Municipal elections were moved from May to November to coincide with the General Election. Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman said this week that he would not seek reelection, and Councilman Bill Murray said he probably would not seek another term.

  • Cape May Gazette

     Residents’ outcry prompts delay of Beach Drive project  LOWER TOWNSHIP – The day after a three-hour council work session that saw dozens of residents question the Beach Drive pedestrian access project, council members have announced their intention to put the application for project funds on hold.

    “I support this project, and I represent the people of Ward 2 -- and they need more information and more opportunity to provide input,” Councilman Jim Neville said Tuesday. “We went to the property owners meeting in March, and this…

  • Regional

    Officials are blaming heroin for the deaths of two men a few days apart.

    One was 29, the other 30.

    In announcing the deaths, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office withheld the names of the victims.

  • Cape May Gazette

     World Series of Birding: one day, hundreds of birds counted

    CAPE MAY COUNTY — For one day every spring, hundreds of birders are scattered across New Jersey with one goal in mind — to count more species of birds than competing teams.

  • Regional

    THE WILDWOODS – The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents the 9th annual Sensational Spring Weekend Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 in the Wildwoods – a two-day celebration paying tribute to 1960s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll music.

    The event begins Friday night, April 25, inside the Wildwoods Convention Center with a dance party featuring the David Christopher Band with songs from the ’60s, ’70s and early ’80s from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $15 per person.

  • Regional

    WILDWOOD — The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business @ the Beach Expo is scheduled for April 30 at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

    This year’s Business @ the Beach Expo features concurrent keynote sessions on networking and e-commerce.

Cape May Gazette

Teacher Twin Day will have people seeing double at LCMR

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:44 am

ERMA — Walk through the halls of Lower Cape May Regional High School, April 29, and you might find yourself doing double takes.
LCMR Principal Larry Ziemba said Teacher Twin Day is part of a series of events the school is sponsoring to lighten the mood at the high school.

“We’re trying to add things like humor and spirit into the school day,” Ziemba said.

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Land use board fees to increase in Point

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:29 am

CAPE MAY POINT — Application and escrow fees for planning and zoning board activities are getting a little more expensive for applicants after the Cape May Point Board of Commissioners authorized increases to cover costs.

On April 10, the commissioners passed Ordinance 3-2013, establishing a new fee scale. The commissioners said the old fee scale was no longer adequate to cover the cost of the administration processing and legal fees.

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Cape May Point budget passes with no tax rate increase

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:22 am

CAPE MAY POINT — The Board of Commissioners passed the 2014 municipal budget with a zero tax rate increase on Thursday, April 10.

The $1,711,692 budget is a .37 percent increase over 2013. The tax rate of .258 per $100 of assessed value remains the same.

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Mayor hopes to fund reading program

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:16 am

CAPE MAY — Mayor Ed Mahaney said he was trying to establish a fund to provide new books for the Cape May City Elementary School.

Mahaney said Cape May Elementary was one of two schools participating in the League of Municipalities Mayors Book Club. He said club promotes reading in first grade in order to promote a lifelong skill and the enjoyment of reading.

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Man arrested for wielding samurai sword at pizza shop employees

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 04:22 pm

VILLAS — Lower Township police arrested a local man after he allegedly threatened some pizza shop employees with a samurai sword.

On Monday, April 14, at approximately 6:40 p.m., Lower Township Police responded to the American Deli located at 1803 Bayshore Road, Villas.

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Free Cape May beach tags now available for vets

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, April 15, 2014 03:15 pm

Cape May beach tags for veterans

CAPE MAY — Free Cape May beach tags for veterans and active duty military members are now available for the 2014 season.

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Coast Guard base will swap old boats for new

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, April 15, 2014 02:46 pm

 dependable  CAPE MAY — Two large Coast Guard cutters that have become a familiar sight docked at Coast Guard Station Cape May will be shipping out to a new home with three smaller vessels replacing them.

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Coast Guard dresses up to stand up to sexual assault

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, April 15, 2014 01:41 pm

CAPE MAY – Last week, guardsmen at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May wore their dress blue uniforms as a gesture of respect and dignity as they raised awareness for Sexual Assault Month.

The Coast Guard designated April 9 as Service Dress Blue Day, a day set aside for the purpose of “attracting attention and facilitating discussions about sexual assault prevention awareness.” 

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