Cape May County Region

Cape May County project seeks to capture energy from waste

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Written by Alex Davis Monday, January 20, 2014 05:52 pm

Garbage hauled to the Cape May County landfill doesn’t completely go to waste.

In the late 1990s, officials wanted to capture the energy coming from the decaying organic matter at the landfill at 2050 Route 610, Woodbine. So, the county’s MUA decided to use the gases generated, like methane, to supply natural gas to the Woodbine Developmental Center.

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Christie denies knowledge of bridge lane closures, takes responsibility

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, January 09, 2014 01:16 pm

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TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie asserted that he had no knowledge one of his top aides had ordered lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in the fall during a press conference Thursday, Jan. 9. However, he did say he was responsible for the conduct of his staff.

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War of words at historical society in Cape May County

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Written by Alex Davis Tuesday, January 07, 2014 05:00 pm

Former members blast board, but leaders dismiss it as politics

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — A bare-knuckle brawl seems to be brewing in the quiet world of Cape May County history.

Former board members of the Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society have accused the organization of poor leadership and said it is financially unstable. The letter was signed by five people who had been involved with the museum.

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Local families impacted by Sandy get special gifts

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 01, 2014 01:00 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Four Cape May County families who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy received a special gift for Christmas, thanks to the Cape May County Long Term Recovery Group and other partners.

New roofs, electrical work, windows and minor repairs were provided by the group for the four families who live in West Wildwood, North Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and Cape May Court House.

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Group helps Sandy victims rebuild

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 01, 2014 01:00 am

Four Cape May County families received a special gift this Christmas, thanks to the Cape May County Long Term Recovery Group and other groups.

The Cape May County Long Term Recovery group (LTRG) was organized after Hurricane Sandy to help Cape May County residents who need additional assistance to make their primary homes safe and habitable.  The LTRG received funds from various sources to assist eligible individuals and families who have found that their FEMA, insurance and personal resources are not enough to fully restore their homes.  Applicants must first register with NJ 211 to start the process by registering with Disaster Case Management (dial 2-1-1 and select option 26).

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Officers to graduate from Cape May County Police Academy

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 31, 2013 04:43 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The 36th Basic Course for Police Officers will graduate from the Police Academy on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Lane, Cape May Court House.

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New law gives New Jersey school board candidates until July to file

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, December 31, 2013 03:55 pm

Potential school board candidates in New Jersey now have more time to file a petition with their county clerk; a move many hope will generate more interest in local boards of education.

A new law, signed by Gov. Chris Christie Friday, Dec. 27, changes filing deadline from the date of the June primary election to the last Monday in July and revises the procedure for filing for a school board vacancy.

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Local brewers offer an eye opener for the New Year

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, December 30, 2013 01:48 pm

bloody mary LOWER TOWNSHIP — While many stick to water and aspirin to ease a New Year’s Eve hangover, there are a few daring types who go for a bite of the “hair of the dog.”

For those individuals, the Cape May Brewery will be mixing hangover cures on Jan. 1   Bloody Mary beer infusions.

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We’ve moved

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 30, 2013 01:00 am

MARMORA— As of Dec. 23, the offices of the Gazette-Leader Newspapers have moved.

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Fireside volunteers take in Coast Guard recruits for Christmas

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 24, 2013 11:40 am

CAPE MAY– The Coast Guard and American Red Cross will place more than 200 Coast Guard recruits with several dozen South Jersey families for Christmas as part of Operation Fireside Wednesday.

Organizers said thousands of recruits have spent Christmas with hundreds of volunteers from South Jersey since the Operation Fireside program was established in 1981.

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Two Cape May County students graduate Academy of Culinary Arts

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 24, 2013 01:00 am

From left, Amy Bobel of Greenloch, Matthew Briglia of Cedarbrook, George Buriak of Williamstown and Vanessa Burk of Ocean City listen to guest speaker Tom Biglan, executive chef of the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa. From left, Amy Bobel of Greenloch, Matthew Briglia of Cedarbrook, George Buriak of Williamstown and Vanessa Burk of Ocean City listen to guest speaker Tom Biglan, executive chef of the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.

MAYS LANDING — The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College awarded culinary medals and certificates to more than 30 new chefs and baking and pastry professionals on Thursday, Dec. 19.

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One way to see a white Christmas

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Written by Bill Barlow Saturday, December 21, 2013 08:56 am

This snowy owl was sheltered on some waterfront rocks in the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway Township. The birds have been seen throughout the region, including in Ocean City and Cape May. This snowy owl was sheltered on some waterfront rocks in the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway Township. The birds have been seen throughout the region, including in Ocean City and Cape May.

Birders celebrate snowy owl invasion

On the beaches of Ocean City and Wildwood Crest, from Smithville to Cape May, and points throughout the northwest, an exotic, brilliantly white bird is being seen with astonishing regularity.

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