Cape May County Region

County library hosts ‘Tween Game Day’ in Villas

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 20, 2015 12:00 am

CAPE MAY - Youth ages 10-14 are invited to the free “Tween Game Day” at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26, at the Lower Cape Branch Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas.

Snacks will be served, and tweens will play board games, card games, and Wii games. 

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Teacher of the Year to speak at Edcamp in Mays Landing

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 11:53 am

MAYS LANDING – Cyndi Leatherwood, Cape May County’s 2014 Teacher of the Year, will be one of the instructors leading discussions at this year’s Edcamp South Jersey at the William Davies Middle School, 1876 Dr. Dennis Foreman Drive, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 28.

Leatherwood, a Dennis Township 8th grade teacher, said in a press release, “Edcamp will give everyone who attends a chance to learn about all sorts of topics like technology in the classroom and encouraging community involvement in education and much more.”

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Freeholders oppose ocean drilling

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 16, 2015 01:50 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Board of Freeholders unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday, Feb. 10 opposing ocean drilling in the Atlantic Ocean off the New Jersey coast.

The Department of Interior recently released a draft of a new offshore energy plan that includes opening up parts of the Atlantic Ocean to offshore gas and oil drilling, starting in 2021.

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200 Club to award up to $27,500 in scholarships

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 09, 2015 03:14 pm

The 200 Club of Atlantic and Cape May Counties announced that it will award up to $27,500 in scholarships to Atlantic County and Cape May County students this year. 

The scholarships are for the children of survivors and active members of law enforcement agencies, fire departments and rescue squad personnel who live or work in Atlantic or Cape May County.

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FEMA revises flood maps for some Cape May and Atlantic County towns

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, February 07, 2015 10:34 am

Thanks to the work of local governments, many properties that were once in the area in the restrictive V zone are now being moved into the A zone, according to updated flood insurance rate maps released last week.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday, Feb. 2 released revised preliminary flood insurance rate maps (or FIRMs) for certain communities, including several areas of Atlantic and Cape May counties.

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Flu virus hitting hard in South Jersey

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Written by Bill Barlow Monday, February 02, 2015 01:15 pm

Doctors and pharmacists in Cape May County say the virus is here, and it’s hitting hard. Patients report aches, pains, wracking coughs, sore throats and overall misery. Doctors and pharmacists in Cape May County say the virus is here, and it’s hitting hard. Patients report aches, pains, wracking coughs, sore throats and overall misery.

Cape May County had been pretty lucky as far as the flu goes this season. While other areas of the country saw overflowing hospitals and widespread infection rates, the southern end of New Jersey was classified as having low risk of flu exposure through most of this winter.

That luck may be running out.

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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 Chosen Freeholders introduced a budget of $142.1 million 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 1/2 cent per $100 of assessed value, with a 2.2-percent increase of the tax levy, according to county officials.

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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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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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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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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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