Cape May County Region

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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Survivor of 2000 rape, kidnapping in OC shares her story

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, September 30, 2014 09:29 am

Dru Shelly was kidnapped and raped at 17. Now, she works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. Her story of survival will be the keynote at Friday’s Violence Survivor Symposium. Dru Shelly was kidnapped and raped at 17. Now, she works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. Her story of survival will be the keynote at Friday’s Violence Survivor Symposium. Dru Shelly will be keynote at Violence Survivor Symposium

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Dru Shelly was 17 when she was abducted from the Ocean City Boardwalk at knifepoint and driven out into the Cumberland County woods, where she was sexually assaulted for hours, throttled, and left tied to a tree.

That was almost 15 years ago. Today, Shelly works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. To her, Aug. 7, 2000 was a “long day” she worked much of her life to move on from.

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Lawmakers sponsor bill to give county residents stronger voice in Turnpike Authority

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 02:10 pm

State Sen. Jeff Van Drew State Sen. Jeff Van Drew TRENTON – Residents in Cape May County would have a stronger voice when it comes to improvements made on the Garden State Parkway if legislation sponsored by two state senators is cleared by the General Assembly, and gets Gov. Chris Christie’s signature.

According to a statement, state Senate Bill 241 passed unanimously, Monday, Sept. 22, and would require representation on the Turnpike Authority board by all regions of the state, including that at least one of the seven appointed members be from the counties of Cape May, Ocean or Atlantic.

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Cape Regional Medical Center birth announcements for Aug. 26-Sept. 16

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:26 am

The following birth announcements were provided by Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House.

Christopher Paul Morales was born to Alejandra Mellado (Campos) and Guadencio Dunphy-Morales of Palermo Aug. 26.

Amelia Harris was born to Brittany DeVico and Robert Harris of Villas Aug. 26.

Melanie Rose Wilkins was born to Rose Conti and Michael Wilkins of Wildwood Aug. 27.

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Critics want to keep military drones out of county

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Written by Bill Barlow Monday, September 22, 2014 11:00 pm

With the possibility of drone technology being tested at the Cape May County airport, a group of local residents want the county government to curb the unmanned aircraft.

Residents took their case to the Board of Freeholders meeting on Tuesday, with a request that the board approve an ordinance preventing surveillance drones or military drones from being used in Cape May County.

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Helping hands are at the heart of 4-H

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 08:57 am

Glenn Hanek, one of the leaders of the Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club and vice president of the Cape May County 4-H livestock committee, was awarded the 2014 “Special Thanks” leadership award at this year’s 4-H Fair. Adult volunteers fill many critical roles in the county’s 4-H Youth Development Program. Glenn Hanek, one of the leaders of the Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club and vice president of the Cape May County 4-H livestock committee, was awarded the 2014 “Special Thanks” leadership award at this year’s 4-H Fair. Adult volunteers fill many critical roles in the county’s 4-H Youth Development Program.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Area adults seeking to make a difference in the lives of local youth are invited to an orientation program for the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development on Sept. 17 and 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension office, at 355 Court House - South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.

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