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Lower Township Police schedule ‘Cop/Stop’ on Saturday

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 25, 2015 02:47 pm

NORTH CAPE MAY – The public is invited to join Patrolman Eric Coombs and Patrolman Michael Iames from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, at Uncle Bill’s Pancake House, 3820 Bayshore Road, for a “Cop/Stop.”

The Lower Township officers will be available to answer questions or listen to comments from area residents concerning the operations of the police department.

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Ice halts Cape May-Lewes Ferry for third day

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:45 am

CAPE MAY — Due to continued significant ice accumulations in the Cape May Canal and Delaware Bay, Cape May-Lewes Ferry officials announced Saturday that the ferry will not operate its abbreviated schedule for Feb. 21. The first scheduled departure Saturday morning was canceled Friday afternoon.

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Cape May students ‘Bring Up Grades’

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 02:40 pm

First-graders Alexander Bezaire, Bryson Cain, Julia Deignan, Riley Deignan, Sydney Duran, Bexi Ferrer-Juarez, Kendra Guest, Kalyin Helbig, Erlan Matthiesen, Nouran Moustafa, Nicholas Perusin, Ezlaryah Tautua, Sean Wilson, Madeleine Wolff, and Yousef Elwakad.
First-graders Alexander Bezaire, Bryson Cain, Julia Deignan, Riley Deignan, Sydney Duran, Bexi Ferrer-Juarez, Kendra Guest, Kalyin Helbig, Erlan Matthiesen, Nouran Moustafa, Nicholas Perusin, Ezlaryah Tautua, Sean Wilson, Madeleine Wolff, and Yousef Elwakad. CAPE MAY – The Cape May Kiwanis Club presented BUG (Bringing Up Grades) awards to students at Cape May City Elementary School on Monday, Feb. 2. The students posed for pictures with their certificates and their new pencils in hand.

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Letter: Officials should support public education

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 04, 2014 06:33 pm

To the editor:

James Madison is certainly smiling down on Harry Sundstrom and his advocacy and defense of public education. At the 1787 Constitutional Convention James Madison stated: "Above all things, I hope the education of the common people will be attended to; convinced that on this good sense we may rely with most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty.”

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Letter: BL England pipeline could be used to export natural gas

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, March 19, 2014 11:30 am

To the editor:

Converting the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point from coal and oil fired to natural gas is a positive move, the environmental consequences notwithstanding.

Relative to what we are now witnessing in Russia and Ukraine, we have international implications. President Vladimir Putin has a vast supply of natural gas and has customers in most of western Europe. The United States also has a large supply of natural gas with a massive distribution system servicing our country. But we are worlds apart from Europe geographically.

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Too much jurisprudence in government

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, March 05, 2014 04:27 pm

To the editor:

There’s a place for everyone provided that everyone qualifies. Wasn’t it Shakespeare in “Henry VI,” Part II who said, “Kill all the lawyers”? The polls show that this particular group ranks next to used car salesmen. Not too popular.

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Head back to school, not to courts

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, March 05, 2014 04:00 pm

To the editor:

Cape May’s decision to dissolve or leave our Lower Cape May Regional High School District may be good for some lawyers, but it’s bad for our school and worse for our students.

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Letter: Christie scandal sounds like abuse of power

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Bill Clinton never inhaled and Richard Nixon was not a crook. Just because they said it, is it true? Gov. Chris Christie similarly expressed himself and posed as a victim. Do politicians consider the general public naïve, or in fact stupid?

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Commentary > Community, students will dearly miss this educator and director

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 03:30 pm

If the time span had been right, I would have wanted to be a high school student of Paul Mathis, who died recently at the far-too-young age of 61.

Mathis had been an English teacher at Lower Cape May Regional High School, but was best known among the public for his role as director of the high school’s big scale musicals and other theater productions. He had been directing there since 1975 when he directed his first musical “The Fantasticks.” He retired as a teacher a few years ago, but continued as a director as well as manager of the school’s theater.

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