Cape May County Region
Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 30, 2015 10:19 am
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Board of Freeholders introduced a $142.1 million budget for 2015 on Tuesday Jan. 27, an increase of $3 million over last year.
This year’s budget has a tax rate increase of less than ½ cent per $100 of assessed value, with the tax levy reflecting a 2.2 percent increase, according to county officials.
The proposed budget calls for just over $101 million to be raised from property taxes, and $41 million from other revenue.
Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 27, 2015 03:52 pm
According to a Coast Guard statement, a crewmember aboard the 470-foot Santa Lucia contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at about 4:30 a.m. to report the grounding. He told the Coast Guard the ship ran aground while inbound to Philadelphia. The ship's cargo is reported to be fresh produce.
Written by Claire Lowe Monday, January 26, 2015 10:54 am
According to 511nj.org, as of 8:42 a.m., speed has been reduced to 45 mph on the Garden State Parkway in both directions between Cape May and the New York state line in Montvale.
Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:00 am
WMGM NBC-40, which was headquartered in Linwood, closed at the beginning of the year.
Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:00 am
The 200 Club of Atlantic and Cape May Counties is seeking nominations for its Valor Awards to law enforcement, rescue and fire personnel “who have given service above and beyond the call of duty,” according to a press release.
Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 12, 2015 10:27 am
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The third annual “Evening in Cape May Wine Country” fundraising event raised $35,000 in support of cancer services at Cape Regional Medical Center, according to a statement.
The event, themed “The Power of Pink,” focused on breast cancer services at the medical center, and was attended by 146 people.
Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 12, 2015 10:19 am
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County’s sheriff, clerk and surrogate are sponsoring their 23rd annual "My County" Poster Contest for fourth-grade students. County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti, Sheriff Gary G. Schaffer and Surrogate M. Susan Sheppard sponsor the event to bring awareness of the function of county government to fourth graders, according to a press release.
The contest asks students to depict their concept of what is unique about Cape May County and how it relates to county government.
Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 12, 2015 12:00 am
Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 20, in Cape May Court House, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road.
Written by Jen Marra Friday, January 09, 2015 11:50 am
Work continues on the north bound lane overpasses of the Garden State Parkway in Cape May Court House Tuesday, Dec. 30. The overpasses on the southbound lanes opened in the fall, and officials are shooting to complete the other half of the project by fall of 2015, eliminating the three traffic lights in Middle Township, the last along the length of the Parkway.
photos by Jen Marra
Written by David Benson Wednesday, January 07, 2015 12:00 am
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Surrounded by supporters and loved ones, three elected county officials took their oaths of office Monday, promising to serve and protect the citizens of Cape May County.
Sheriff Gary Schaffer was the first of the three to be sworn in at the county’s administrative building in Cape May Court House, and Superior Court Judge John C. Porto.
Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 29, 2014 12:21 pm
Throughout Cape May County, natural, decoration-free Christmas trees are being collected for recycling. All 16 Cape May County municipalities are providing this collection service, but schedules vary from town to town.
Residents and businesses can also deliver Christmas trees to the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority Landfill Complex in Woodbine or the Transfer Station in Burleigh until Feb. 14. Christmas trees are now being accepted without charge by the CMCMUA from county residents, businesses, and municipal collection crews.
Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 24, 2014 12:33 pm
Sen. Jeff Van Drew and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak on Tuesday, Dec. 24, called on elected officials from throughout New Jersey to voice their support for police officers following the deaths of two New York City police officers on Saturday.
The lawmakers said the murders of police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos showed the dangers officers face daily protecting public safety.
- New Jersey State Police offer tips for a safe holiday
- County recognizes work of the late Frank Unkle
- County municipalities receive $265,000 as share of recycling grants
- Register for winter term at ACCC
- Forum focuses on anti-addiction accomplishments
- Stockton announces fall 2014 graduates
- Residents can spay or neuter pets in January for $10
- Bill to improve living conditions in boarding homes awaits Christie’s signature
- State receives $115,000 in multi-state settlement agreement with Sirius radio
- LoBiondo optimistic about next term in Washington
- Registration begins Dec. 1 for winter, spring sessions at Atlantic Cape
- County artist to exhibit in Maryland at Yellow Barn Gallery
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