Cape May County Region

Comment period on municipal user-friendly budgets begins

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:00 am

The comment period on a proposed New Jersey Local Finance Board rule that would implement a 2007 law requiring a municipal user-friendly budget ends on Dec. 19.

The rule proposal, approved in September, would require a user-friendly budget form to be included as part of each municipal introduced and adopted budget. If adopted by the Local Finance Board, beginning with the 2015 budget, each municipality would submit the user-friendly budget in electronic and hard copy form to the Division of Local Government Services.

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Beef and Beer benefit for the Survivors of Cancer

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 06:39 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – The Cape May County Professional Firefighters will be hosting a Beef and Beer to benefit the Survivors of Cancer on Nov. 22, at the Bayview Inn in Wildwood Crest.

The Cape May County Professional Firefighters have concluded their annual Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirt drive, all proceeds benefit the Survivors of Cancer, and as a closing ceremony to the drive, they will be hosting a beef and beer to raise more money and present a donation check to the SOC. The event is Saturday, Nov. 22, from 7 to 10 pm, at The Bayview located at 8100 Bayview Ave., Wildwood Crest. The cost is a $20 donation.

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Concrete memories

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Written by David Benson Friday, November 14, 2014 07:35 am

Artist Christine Finn made 350 solid concrete flower pots as an art installation to be displayed at Cape May Point State Park to mark the shared history between New Jersey and the island of Jersey. Artist Christine Finn made 350 solid concrete flower pots as an art installation to be displayed at Cape May Point State Park to mark the shared history between New Jersey and the island of Jersey. From Jersey to Jersey, heavy art crosses the waves

CAPE MAY POINT – The public will be invited to pour a bit of the Atlantic Ocean onto 350 concrete pots as part of an art installation planned at Cape May Point State Park this weekend.

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Coast Guard cracking down on offshore poaching

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 12, 2014 04:09 pm

USCG PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard said this week that it will intensify efforts this winter to stop offshore poaching of Atlantic striped bass along the New Jersey and Delaware coasts.

In an effort to ensure the health of the striped bass population, the Coast Guard is working to raise awareness of federal regulations stating Atlantic striped bass may not be caught, harvested or possessed in the Exclusive Economic Zone. The EEZ begins three nautical miles from shore and extends out to 200 nautical miles.

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County Library hosts preschool story times

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 08, 2014 07:49 am

Children three to five, and their caregivers, are invited to preschool story times throughout Nov. and Dec. at the Cape May County Library. The programs are planned at branches of the library throughout the county.

In addition to stories, children will enjoy rhymes and crafts aimed at reinforcing  children’s basic concepts, language skills, listening ability, and social skills.

Program locations, dates and times:

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Seven county towns recognized for environmental initiatives

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 06, 2014 12:49 pm

TRENTON – Sustainable Jersey has announced that seven towns in Cape May and Atlantic counties are among the 81 statewide to receive Sustainable Jersey certification.

According to a statement from the group, Sustainable Jersey’s 417 participating communities represent nearly 75 percent of the state’s municipalities.

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Navy’s supersonic aircraft put the ‘boom’ in the skies

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 31, 2014 02:45 pm

An F-35 fighter in flight. It is likely that a fighter like this one breaking the sound barrier was heard throughout South Jersey. An F-35 fighter in flight. It is likely that a fighter like this one breaking the sound barrier was heard throughout South Jersey. Mysterious rumble solved

CAPE MAY COUNTY – A series of rumbles rolled across southern New Jersey early this week, rattling doors and windows, leaving many residents shaking their heads and wondering whether an earthquake had jolted the state.

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County Library hosts preschool story times

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:02 am

Children 3 to 5, and their caregivers, are invited to preschool story times throughout Nov. and Dec. at the Cape May County Library. The programs are planned at branches of the library throughout the county.

In addition to stories, children will enjoy rhymes and crafts aimed at reinforcing children’s basic concepts, language skills, listening ability, and social skills.

Program locations, dates and times:

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UPDATED: Earthquake or sonic boom; residents report a rumble

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Written by David Benson and Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 29, 2014 01:37 pm

One resident said it sounded like a long, loud growl - another thought they'd acquired a ghost

People in Cape May and Atlantic counties are reporting what some believe have been an earthquake, though others believe it may have been more akin to a sonic boom.

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New Jersey joins multi-state settlement with TD Bank over data breach

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 17, 2014 12:59 pm

TRENTON – New Jersey and eight other states have entered into an $850,000 settlement agreement with TD Bank, N.A., which resolves a 2012 data breach and is designed to help ensure that future consumer privacy breaches do not occur, acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced Friday, Oct. 17.

New Jersey worked with other affected states for a year-and-a-half to investigate the TD Bank breach, which affected thousands of TD customers, and to negotiate an “assurance of voluntary compliance” agreement.

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County hires advisor for drone use at the airport

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Written by Bill Barlow Wednesday, October 15, 2014 06:59 pm

Skeptics continue to push for privacy protections

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — County officials are continuing to move toward bringing drone testing to the Cape May County Airport.

Some skeptics say too quickly.

Last week, Freeholder Will Morey met with Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership officials, along with representatives of the Delaware River and Bay Authority at the airport in Lower Township.

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Interior secretary visits shore restoration projects

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 09, 2014 03:37 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Tuesday toured restoration projects at Reed’s Beach in the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge aimed at repairing and strengthening beaches and tidal marsh habitat.

The visit comes near the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, and Jewell used the occasion to promote the Obama Administration’s efforts to improve coastal resiliency on the Atlantic Coast, according to a press release.

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