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Cape May County news in brief, edition of April 4, 2013

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Thursday, April 04, 2013 01:00 am

Sign up for spring classes at Cape May County Fire Academy

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Fire Academy is holding a variety of training classes this spring.

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Building to new heights in OC

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Wednesday, April 03, 2013 10:15 am

Cindy Nevitt / A work crew and crane operator drove 45- and 50-foot-long pilings, taller than the house next door, all but 8 feet into the ground Tuesday, April 2 in the 3100 block of Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, in preparation for new construction on the site. Cindy Nevitt / A work crew and crane operator drove 45- and 50-foot-long pilings, taller than the house next door, all but 8 feet into the ground Tuesday, April 2 in the 3100 block of Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, in preparation for new construction on the site.

OCEAN CITY — A crane operator and work crew Tuesday drove a series of 45- and 50-foot-long piles, taller than the house next door, into the ground in the 3100 block of Asbury Avenue in preparation for new construction on the site.

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Houses for sale in V zone face more obstacles than damage from Sandy

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Wednesday, April 03, 2013 01:00 am

Cindy Nevitt / Many homes in the Bay Landing neighborhood, including this rancher at 3019 Bay Landing Drive, sustained damage from Sandy. Cindy Nevitt / Many homes in the Bay Landing neighborhood, including this rancher at 3019 Bay Landing Drive, sustained damage from Sandy.

OCEAN CITY — As the implications of new Federal Emergency Management Agency regulations become clearer, it may appear that more and more property owners are putting their Sandy-damaged homes up for sale.

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The Business at Hand >> Patience is needed for rebuilding after Sandy

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 03, 2013 01:00 am

The Business at Hand is a weekly column by Ann Richardson where she discusses her take on local issues

On July 6, 2012, a month after the start of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season and less than four months before Hurricane Sandy devastated the New Jersey coastline, Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed the Biggert-Waters National Flood Insurance Reform Law, reauthorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s authority to enter into and renew flood insurance policies through fiscal year 2016.

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Politicians need to do a self-assessment

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, April 03, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

I read the note Eric Sauder sent to you that you published (last) week. First thought is: Good for you, made me feel you were interested in what people thought rather than following the political (local and national) bowing and scraping popular with many publications.

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Life skills classroom at OCHS getting an update

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, April 02, 2013 01:00 am

Life skills classroom at OCHS getting an update Life skills classroom at OCHS getting an update

OCEAN CITY — With the goal of redesigning a classroom into a home, a new “daily living center” will be a reality for students in Ocean City High School’s life skills program. At a Wednesday, March 27 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Matt Carey, the district’s director of special education, said the home-like atmosphere provides a hands-on learning experience for the multiply disabled students in the program.

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Ocean City Easter Fashion Promenade winners announced

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, April 01, 2013 12:19 pm

The Ocean City Easter Fashion Promenade ‘Most Unusual Bonnet’ winner is Victoria Bowman of Chalfont, Pa. The Ocean City Easter Fashion Promenade ‘Most Unusual Bonnet’ winner is Victoria Bowman of Chalfont, Pa.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City has released the winners of its annual Easter Fashion Promenade held Easter Sunday, March 31 on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

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Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of April 3, 2013

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Monday, April 01, 2013 11:12 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of April 3, 2013 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of April 3, 2013

Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies. Each person named is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The Ocean City Police Department responded to 682 calls for service March 24-30

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Man airlifted to hospital from boat off Ocean City

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, April 01, 2013 09:09 am

OCEAN CITY — A man was airlifted to the hospital after being rescued by the US Coast Guard from a fishing vessel in waters off southern New Jersey Saturday.

Staffers from the Atlantic Warrior contacted the Coast Guard around 9:30 p.m. March 29 to report a 42-year-old man was experiencing pain and required medical assistance.

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OC school board questions pool fee

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Written by Ann Richardson Sunday, March 31, 2013 01:10 am

OCEAN CITY – The city of Ocean City and the Ocean City School District have for decades enjoyed a give-and-take relationship providing for both entities to share recreational facilities, athletic fields and other services.

The long-standing relationship was called into question at a Wednesday, March 27 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education as board members reviewed the agenda.

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