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Scouts work to improve veterans cemetery

 Boy Scout Boy Scout Ryan Casey of Seaville, (second from left) is joined by his Troop members and Scout Leaders at the Cape May County Veterans’ Cemetery on Oct. 19. Casey selected the Cape May County Veterans’ Cemetery for his Eagle Scout Project.

Boy Scout Ryan Casey of Seaville, (second from left) is joined by his Troop members and Scout Leaders at the Cape May County Veterans’ Cemetery on Oct. 19. Casey selected the Cape May County Veterans’ Cemetery for his Eagle Scout Project. 

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Christie withdraws appeal on gay marriage in New Jersey

On Monday morning, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie advised acting Attorney General John Hoffman to withdraw the state's appeal in the matter of Garden State Equality vs. Paula Dow, legalizing gay marriage in New Jersey.

As of Oct. 21, same-sex couples in New Jersey can legally marry, thanks to a decision by Mercer County Superior Judge Mary Jacobson last month. The Christie administration subsequently filed a stay motion regarding the start of same-sex marriages, which Jacobson denied, as well as an appeal to the Supreme Court.

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Cape May County Chamber awards to be presented

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce has selected the 2013 Beautification Award winners through an online voting process.

Members nominated businesses and organizations for their efforts in categories of new construction, renovations, creative signs or beautiful landscaping. A new honor in 2013 is the Superstorm Sandy recovery award for interior and exterior renovations.

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Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey issues a tall order

Built in 1859, the Cape may Lighthouse is 157 feet tall and has 199 steps. It is operated by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities./Bill Barlow Built in 1859, the Cape may Lighthouse is 157 feet tall and has 199 steps. It is operated by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities./Bill Barlow

The Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey has a mission for New Jersey residents and tourists, should they choose to accept it: Visit – and climb if you can – as many lighthouses as possible in a two-day period Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 19-20.

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Heroin 'epidemic’ continues with 4 fatal overdoses since Sept. 1

Four Cape May County men have suffered fatal heroin overdoses since Sept. 1, the county prosecutor announced Thursday.

A 24-year-old from the Rio Grande section of Middle Township, a 60-year-old from North Wildwood, a 30-year-old from Dennis Township and a 46-year-old from Lower Township have died from overdoses since the start of September.

Prosecutor Robert Taylor said drug-related overdoses are spreading throughout the county, and called heroin use a “growing epidemic.” Since Jan. 1, there have been 95 documented drug overdoses, 23 of which have been fatal, he said.

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Nominations sought for outstanding service award

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Department of Aging and Disability Services is accepting nominations for the 2013 outstanding service recognition award.  

The award acknowledges people, organizations or businesses for their contributions to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities living in Cape May County.  

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Ocean City couple celebrates their union

Suzanne Forrest and Melodie Perri of Ocean City were married on Monday afternoon. Suzanne Forrest and Melodie Perri of Ocean City were married on Monday afternoon.

Christie withdraws appeal on gay marriage in New Jersey

At 4 p.m. Monday, in Judge Richard Russell’s office, Melodie Perri and Suzanne Forrest became the first same-gender couple in Ocean City to be married.

They decided that day, as the legal obstacles to being married in their home state fell apart. They held a quiet service with a few friends and family members.

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Birth announcements - Sept. 25 - Oct. 2

Birth announcements Birth announcements  

Landon Michael Matthews was born to Dawn Horton Matthews and Michael Mathews of Cape May Court House Sept. 25.

Laurie Sudell Vizzard and John Vizzard of Avalon are the parents of John Flynn Vizzard, born Sept. 29.

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NJ Supreme Court to hear gay marriage appeal

The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration on a recent ruling allowing gay marriage in New Jersey.

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Judge denies Christie’s request to stall gay marriage in New Jersey

Appeal moves forward

A state judge Thursday, Oct. 10 said she will not delay the start of gay marriages in New Jersey on Oct. 21. This action denies the effort by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration to delay the start until a ruling is made on his appeal of the recent decision by Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson.

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County celebrates 39th anniversary of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Board of Freeholders and the Cape May County Department of Aging and Disability Services honored the county’s senior volunteers and celebrated the 39th anniversary of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at the annual volunteers luncheon Sept. 19 at Wildwood Golf Club in Middle Township.

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LoBiondo safe after Capitol Hill lockdown

WASHINGTON D.C.— U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo was on Capitol Hill during Thursday's lockdown, but he and his staff are safe, according to Jason Galanes, LoBiondo’s communications director.

“There is security situation on Capitol Hill. My staff and I are safe. Appreciate patience of South Jersey residents trying to contact offices,” LoBiondo tweeted around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

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