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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.

  • Regional

     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…

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Bricks commemorate Cape May – Lewes Ferry's 50th anniversary

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 13, 2014 11:31 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Cape May – Lewes Ferry officials said commemorative laser-engraved bricks that will be placed at the entrance of both ferry terminals as part of the 50th anniversary celebration in 2014 are now on sale.

The commemorative bricks will be installed in the spring, prior to the ferry’s anniversary on July 1.

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Cape May elementary school windmill going up in April

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, March 13, 2014 01:00 am

CAPE MAY – Later this year, students at Cape May City Elementary School will use wind as a hands-on educational tool. They’ll be able to chart energy and measure wind speeds, among other things

A small windmill is due to be placed at the edge of the school parking lot on Lafayette Street in Cape May during the week of spring break, April 14-21.

“I think it offers a lot of opportunities for the students,” Superintendent Victoria Zelenak said in an interview Tuesday, March 11.

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LoBiondo visits Historic Cold Spring Village

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 12, 2014 03:51 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Rep. Frank LoBiondo Saturday, March 8, met with members of his Youth Advisory Council at Historic Cold Spring Village.

The group began their visit with a tour of the village grounds, led by HSCV education and interpretation director Jim Stephens. The students were then invited to a question and answer session with LoBiondo. Topics under discussion ranged from domestic affairs and Washington politics to the potential ramifications of the current unrest in Ukraine.

Twenty-two high schools in New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District are represented in the council. The students are selected by their principals for participation in the council because they exhibit strong leadership potential. LoBiondo meets with members of the Youth Advisory Council four times a year at various locations throughout his district.

 

Police Twitter war? No just some playful training

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 12, 2014 03:23 pm

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LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department’s Twitter feed took a playful jab at its neighbor in Middle Township during a Marketing Your Agency conference held by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Wednesday in East Windsor.

The presentation for police chiefs across the state focused on how law enforcement agencies can use social media like Twitter to communicate with the public.

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Lower Township looks to expand tracking of items at consignment shops

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, March 12, 2014 01:47 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Council is looking to amend a 2012 ordinance regulating the resale of gold and precious metals at local consignment shops to include tracking for electronics and high end sports equipment.

Police Sgt. Ernie Macomber presented the idea at a March 3 council meeting. Currently, the township requires merchants to log precious metals into a computer system.

The system, called RAPID (Regional Automated Property Information Database), is working and helping police to recover items, Macomber said. But adding electronics and other items would help because “a lot of the burglaries here in the township involve televisions and electronics.”

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$16.6M Cape May budget set for vote next week

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, March 12, 2014 11:27 am

CAPE MAY – Taxes will go up in Cape May this year, largely due to $575,000 in legal fees.

City council is set to vote on a $16.63 million budget Tuesday, March 18. A public hearing will be held on the budget before the vote.

City manager Bruce MacLeod said on Monday it’s unusual for city government to make that type of appropriation.

City officials have been wrangling with Lower Township over Cape May’s attempt to dissolve or withdraw from the Lower Cape May Regional School District. The city may also be in court in connection to FEMA guidelines for Convention Hall.

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American Legion honors Lower Township police officer

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 11, 2014 01:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police officer Corey Scheid was honored with a Medal of Valor from the county American Legion on Thursday, Feb. 20.

Scheid was honored for his actions on Nov. 7 when he ran toward the sound of an explosion while off duty. A single family home in the 200 block of Atlantic Avenue was destroyed by a gas explosion.  

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Cape May meetings can be viewed online

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 10, 2014 04:58 pm

CAPE MAY — Can’t get to a City Council meeting?

People are now able to watch Cape May council meetings live on any device that has an internet connection.

The city government went live with the service during a city council meeting Tuesday, March 4.

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