Cape May County Region

Spending up $3M in proposed county budget

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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.  

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Coast Guard works to free grounded vessel

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 27, 2015 03:52 pm

Coast Guard units are working with other agencies to assist the vessel Santa Lucia after it ran aground near Miah Maull Shoal, Tuesday, Jan. 27. Local Coast Guard personnel examined the grounded vessel to determine whether it was leaking fuel or presented a danger to navigation. Coast Guard units are working with other agencies to assist the vessel Santa Lucia after it ran aground near Miah Maull Shoal, Tuesday, Jan. 27. Local Coast Guard personnel examined the grounded vessel to determine whether it was leaking fuel or presented a danger to navigation. PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is working to free to a grounded vessel Tuesday near Miah Maull Shoal in Delaware Bay.

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.

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Speed reduced on Garden State Parkway

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, January 26, 2015 10:54 am

45 mph 45 mph The maximum speed for drivers on the Garden State Parkway has been reduced due to snow.

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.

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County officials honor former TV 40 news team

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:00 am

  
The former TV 40 news team was honored during a special ceremony in Sea Isle City Monday. Shown (from left) are chief meteorologist Dan Skeldon, news director Megan Wolf, sports director Pete Thompson, lead anchor Michelle Dawn Mooney, Sea Isle City Mayor Leonard Desiderio, meteorologist Nick Pittman, assistant news director Phaedra Laird and meteorologist Adam Rutt.
The former TV 40 news team was honored during a special ceremony in Sea Isle City Monday. Shown (from left) are chief meteorologist Dan Skeldon, news director Megan Wolf, sports director Pete Thompson, lead anchor Michelle Dawn Mooney, Sea Isle City Mayor Leonard Desiderio, meteorologist Nick Pittman, assistant news director Phaedra Laird and meteorologist Adam Rutt. SEA ISLE CITY – Cape May County officials Monday gathered to honor and thank the TV 40 news team.

WMGM NBC-40, which was headquartered in Linwood, closed at the beginning of the year.

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Nominations sought for Valor Awards

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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.

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Event raises $35,000 in for cancer services at medical center

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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.

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‘My County’ Poster Contest entries due Feb. 27

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 12, 2015 10:19 am

From left, Sheriff Gary G. Schaffer, Sheriff, Surrogate M. Susan Sheppard, and Cape May County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti with the winners of the 22nd annual My County Poster Contest on April 9, 2014: (first row) first place winner Kylie Graham, second place winner A.J. Fucci, third place winner Isabella Freund, (second row) honorable mention winners Sammy Andress, Justin Tomlin, Cohl Mercado, Angelina Alliano, Adrianna Rivera, (third row) Ava Irizarry. Not pictured are winners Alexis Fox, Katrina Fuentes and Faith Hurst.
From left, Sheriff Gary G. Schaffer, Sheriff, Surrogate M. Susan Sheppard, and Cape May County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti with the winners of the 22nd annual My County Poster Contest on April 9, 2014: (first row) first place winner Kylie Graham, second place winner A.J. Fucci, third place winner Isabella Freund, (second row) honorable mention winners Sammy Andress, Justin Tomlin, Cohl Mercado, Angelina Alliano, Adrianna Rivera, (third row) Ava Irizarry. Not pictured are winners Alexis Fox, Katrina Fuentes and Faith Hurst. 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.

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Still time to register for Atlantic Cape’s spring classes

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 12, 2015 12:00 am

accc  CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – There is still time to register for the spring semester at Atlantic Cape Community College, according to a statement from the college.

Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 20, in Cape May Court House, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road.

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Overpass project continues

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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 Work continues on the north bound lane overpasses of the Garden State Parkway in Cape May Court House 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

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Sheriff, freeholders sworn to new terms

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, January 07, 2015 12:00 am

Sheriff Gary Schaffer takes the oath of office — administered by Superior Court Judge John C. Porto — surrounded by the Schaffer family: Teagan, Danielle, Amanda, Matthew and Debbie. Sheriff Gary Schaffer takes the oath of office — administered by Superior Court Judge John C. Porto — surrounded by the Schaffer family: Teagan, Danielle, Amanda, Matthew and Debbie.

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.

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Christmas tree collection schedule

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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.

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Lawmakers call for support of police in wake of slaying

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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.

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