• Middle Township Gazette

    Mosquito Control Department helicopter crashes in Cape May Court House.Pilot identified as Dan Konecny

    A helicopter made a forced landing in a field at School House Lane and Boyd Street in Cape May Court House at about 10:50 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

    The helicopter belongs to the Cape May County Department of Mosquito Control.

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  • Wildwood Leader

    Kevin Tolan, Jr. has his father, North Wildwood Police Capt. Kevin Tolan, pin his badge.

    NORTH WILDWOOD — Eight new patrol officers joined North Wildwood’s police force Tuesday, Aug. 19, bringing the department back up to 29 full-time officers.

    Thomas Flounders, Jr., Bryan Skill, Joseph Kopetsky, Steven Ransom, Kevin Tolan, Jr., Daniel Hartman, Ryan Madden, and Kyle Zaleski were all appointed to North Wildwood’s Police Department during the City Council meeting that day.

  • Wildwood Leader

    But he said the city won’t move unless the whole island is on board

    WILDWOOD — Beach fees are somewhere in Wildwood’s future, but the city won’t institute them unless North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest establish the fees as well, Mayor Ernie Troiano said Wednesday.

    The comments came after resident Chris Slater asked the commission if beach fees would be moving forward. Slater supported the fees.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — The owner of The Gillmore Motel has been charged with maintaining a nuisance after police were called there several times for reports of the sale of narcotics, police announced. 

    Police say that Robert Grimley, 43, of Palermo knowingly operated The Gillmore as a location where individuals gathered to participate in illegal activities. He was charged Thursday, Aug. 14.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — An alleged domestic violence incident involving a shotgun led police to 322 bags of heroin seized, Wildwood police said.

    At 2:21 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 police responded to reports that a man had been confronted by his ex-girlfriend, Shakeila Fitzpatrick, who was allegedly armed with a shotgun. Upon arrival though, Fitzpatrick had left the area.

  • Wildwood Leader

    David Benson/Kyle Dunbar, who appeared on seasons three and four of Spike TV’s “Ink Masters” points out some of the tattoos on his chest during the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash Aug. 15.WILDWOOD — Kyle Dunbar has more than 20 years’ experience as a tattoo artist and the Flint, Mich., native is best known for his two seasons on Spike TV’s reality show “Ink Masters.” Kelly…

Wildwood Leader

16-year-old injured in Wildwood hit-and-run

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, July 07, 2014 10:44 am

WILDWOOD – Police are searching for the driver of the vehicle that struck a 16-year-old boy around 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 5 on Rio Grande Avenue, then left the victim in the street.

Now, the family of Cody Bregande of Glen Mills, Pa. is hoping someone will come forward with information about the vehicle, or confess.

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Firefighters train for water rescues

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 07, 2014 12:00 am

Wildwood Beach Patrol WILDWOOD – Wildwood City and North Wildwood firefighters along with the Wildwood Beach Patrol recently conducted their annual water rescue refresher training in preparation for the busy summer.

The departments began working together about five years ago to respond to water emergencies.

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Class II officer charged with DWI

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, July 07, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – A seasonal Class II police officer in Wildwood was arrested June 22 and charged with driving while intoxicated, North Wildwood police confirmed.

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Wildwood's Randy Senna returns to Hoarders July 7

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, July 06, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – Randy Senna sees himself as Wildwood’s own Willy Wonka, but his “chocolate factory” is the old Woolworth's building on Pacific Avenue, filled with wooden pinball machines, antique amusement props, and vintage arcade games.

And just like the famous factory from Roald Dahl’s children’s book, the public has not been allowed inside what Senna calls “Randyland” for 15 years.

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North Wildwood police arrest Pennsylvania fugitive

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 06, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – A Pennsylvania man wanted on drug charges was arrested by North Wildwood police around 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 30, the department announced.

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Women of Wildwood give local girls prom items

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 06, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – The Women of Wildwood (WOW) recently participated in their second annual Prom Project giveaway to donate and distribute new makeup, gift certificates and dresses to local high school girls.

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Wildwood Officials hope market will bring shoppers to Pacific Ave.

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 05, 2014 12:00 am

George Greenland of North Wildwood, a board member with the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, picks out a pack of peaches from Nummy Town Farm and Nursery of Rio Grande. George Greenland of North Wildwood, a board member with the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, picks out a pack of peaches from Nummy Town Farm and Nursery of Rio Grande. WILDWOOD – Officials cut the ribbon marking the grand opening of the Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market on June 28.

Located at the corner of Schellenger and Pacific avenues, the market offers shoppers more than 20 booths offering everything from locally grown produce and honey to wine, olive oils and artisan teas. The market is open rain or shine 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday through Aug. 30.

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PHOTOS: Wildwood Patriotic 5K

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Written by Jen Marra Saturday, July 05, 2014 12:00 am

Despite the weather, participants in the Fourth of July Wildwood Patriotic 5K and 1-mile fun walk still took to the boardwalk to compete Friday morning.  Joe Malloy was the first the race overall and Bridie McCarey was the first woman to finish.  
Photos by Jen Marra. 

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