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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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Cape May County sends it workers back to school

Program with college aimed at training tomorrow’s managers

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — County government has joined with the community college on a program aimed at preparing county employees for advancement.

The goal of the Management Leadership Program is for county employees to replace retirees who have held middle to upper management positions, said Michael Laffey, the county director of operations. The program is led by county employees, and an instructor through an agreement with Atlantic Cape Community College’s continuing education division.

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Walk on the wild side for local Big Brothers Big Sisters

photo by Cass Imaging / “Littles” on the beach in Ocean City. photo by Cass Imaging / “Littles” on the beach in Ocean City.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May counties will hold its first Wild Walk for Kids 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at the Cape May County Park and Zoo.

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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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UPDATE: Robert Greco accused of taking $149K from patient

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The chairman of the Cumberland County Regular Republican Organization and former chairman of the Dennis Township Regular Republican Organization has been arrested on charges that he bilked an elderly patient in his care of more than $149,000, according to the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office.

On Monday, March 31, County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced the arrest of Robert V. Greco Jr., 51, of Vineland, the owner and administrator of the East Creek Manor Rehabilitation Center on Route 47 in Eldora.

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Amphibian assistance

Dave Golden Dave Golden, an endangered species biologist with the state Department of Environmental Protection, takes a swab from an eastern tiger salamander to test for a destructive fungus during a research visit to Cape May County last year. The state has asked Atlantic City Electric for help expanding the breeding areas for the amphibians. photos courtesy New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Atlantic Electric project to offer new areas for eastern tiger salamanders

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Chances are you’ve never seen one, but a rare amphibian is set to get an assist from the local power company.

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UPDATE: Cape May County connection to slaying of Johnny Cash's niece

A man charged in the slaying of Courtney Cash, Johnny Cash’s niece, is from Cape May County, officials said Friday. Officials said they suspect the murder is drug-related.

Wayne Masciarella, 27, who was charged with first degree murder, is being held in Tennessee's Putnam County Jail without bond after facing a judge this morning, Putnam County Sherrif David K. Andrews said Friday afternoon.

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