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Officials seek dredging relief from state

Robert Martin, DEP commissioner, sits at the end of the table and discusses dredging concerns with county and local officials. Robert Martin, DEP commissioner, sits at the end of the table and discusses dredging concerns with county and local officials. TRENTON – County and local officials met with the state recently to review restrictions and regulations on dredging projects, including recommendations on state challenges to back bay projects.

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Jersey shore towns that offer free beach tags for veterans

 
Beach tags required


Free for veterans

Brigantine 


Yes


 
Atlantic City


Free


Yes


Ventnor


Yes


 
Margate


Yes


 
Longport


Yes


Yes


Ocean City


Yes


Vote Pending


Strathmere


Free


Yes


Sea Isle City


Yes


Yes


Avalon


Yes


Yes


Stone Harbor


Yes


Yes


Anglesea


Free


Yes


North Wildwood


Free


Yes


Wildwood


Free


Yes


Wildwood Crest


Free


Yes


Diamond Beach


Yes


 
Cape May


Yes


Yes


      
 
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Police to accept unwanted prescription pills

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Saturday, April 26 police departments throughout Cape May County and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, according to the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office.

“Operation Take Back” is headed by the DEA in conjunction with the prosecutor’s office as well as each local municipality within the county.

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King for a day (VIDEO)

Jacob Schaad Jr., center, accepts an award for 75 years in journalism from New Jersey Press Association Executive Director George White Thursday, April 10. With them is reporter Christie Rotondo of The Wildwood Leader./Mark Schaad Jacob Schaad Jr., center, accepts an award for 75 years in journalism from New Jersey Press Association Executive Director George White Thursday, April 10. With them is reporter Christie Rotondo of The Wildwood Leader./Mark Schaad New Jersey Press Association honors Jacob Schaad Jr., 92, for 75 years in journalism

TRENTON – With a lifetime of experience in journalism, Jacob Schaad Jr., 92, of Del Haven in Cape May County has turned the spotlight on many people – be they criminals, politicians, celebrities or everyday heroes.

He started as a copy boy at the Paterson Evening News in 1939 and moved up to writing, staying at the Evening News for 30 years. As a reporter on the courts beat in the ’50s and ’60s, Schaad was in the thick of some high-profile cases and interviewed a number of celebrity plaintiffs and defendants.

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GOP senate candidates to speak in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY — The five Republican candidates for U.S. Senate — Brian Goldberg, Rich Pezzullo, Murray Sabrin, Robert Turkavage and Jeff Bell — will each make a presentation at the Ocean City Republican Club meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 in Lecture Room 110 at the Ocean City Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave.

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Cape Tech announces National Honor Society inductees

CREST HAVEN – On March 7, 33 students from Cape May County Technical High School were inducted into the school’s James S. Kilpatrick National Honor Society.

Membership requirements include a grade point average of 3.6, demonstrated leadership, service and character qualities, according to an announcement from the school.  

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Experts hope dolphin disease has nearly run its course

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) 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 from Florida.

That goes for wildlife as well as human cold-averse residents. On platforms along the marshes and back bays, ospreys are choosing their nesting sites, and over the weekend, just past the wetsuited surfers in the 40-something degree water in Ocean City’s north end, a pod of dolphins made its way through the waves.

Now that the water is warming up some, the marine mammals are making their way back into local waters after migrating south for the winter.

Bob Schoelkopf, the founder and director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, said he expects to see fewer dolphins along the New Jersey coast after last year’s devastating die-off, but at the same time, the local population will likely be healthier.

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The difference between life and death

David Benson/ Tonya Ahern of Upper Township shows the two types of naloxone available, a nasal spray and an injection. David Benson/ Tonya Ahern of Upper Township shows the two types of naloxone available, a nasal spray and an injection. Parents group seeks overdose antidote, training

A matter of minutes could mean the difference between life and death for an overdose victim.

That’s the thinking of Tonya Ahern, an Upper Township woman who works with Parent to Parent, a support group for parents of individuals suffering from addiction.

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Cape May County police chiefs vote in support of heroin antidote

Use by local law enforcement now needs to be approved by acting attorney general

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE—Lives in Cape May County may be saved that would otherwise have been lost to a vicious drug, once county detectives are trained to use an antidote for heroin overdoses.

The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announced that the Chiefs of Police Association voted Thursday to support the use of Narcan by all local police departments in the county, the sheriff’s department, and prosecutor’s office.

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Feds extend comment period on red knot status

photo by Gregory Breese/USFWS Red knots fly thousands of miles each year, including an annual stop at the Delaware Bay to feast on horseshoe crab eggs. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The annual migration of the red knot is about a month away, and this year the birds' trek to shores of the Delaware Bay will coincide with a federal agency's consideration to add the shorebird to the threatened species list.

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Heroin blamed for two deaths

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.

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Calendar - F.Y.I.

ADVISORY COMMISSION — The Cape May County Freeholders Advisory Commission on the Status of Women can direct you with appropriate legal referrals. If you have questions concerning legal matters and need answers call the Women's Commission office at 609-463-6695. Leave your name, phone number and indicate that you have a legal question. This is a free service and available to all Cape May County residents.

CAR DONATIONS — The Boys and Girls Clubs in New Jersey are running a car campaign to support their programs. The clubs are asking people with unwanted cars to remember them. Cars will be sold at auction, and the proceeds will be used to help the local clubs. Call 1-800-246-0493.

REASSURANCE PROGRAM — CONTACT Cape-Atlantic makes daily telephone Reassurance calls to senior citizens and others who live alone. Reassurance program volunteers provide a freindly hello and check to make sure there are no emergencies. The program is offered on a permanent basis or a short term period. If you are interested in receiving a Reassurance call or you know someone who is, call Kathleen David at 609-823-0762 or 609-823-1850.

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