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Oyster farmers ride the wave of consumer tastes

Gustavo Calvo, a local oyster farmer, shows U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo how farmed oysters are raised in black, mesh bags. Gustavo Calvo, a local oyster farmer, shows U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo how farmed oysters are raised in black, mesh bags. Lawmaker offers his help to the shellfish growers

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aquaculture farmers in Middle Township are riding the leading edge of an oyster renaissance, a Rutgers marine scientist said recently, and last week independent growers in the area got the vocal support of a federal lawmaker in their pursuit to revitalize a once-great state industry.

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County hires advisor for drone use at the airport

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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Five Atlantic County residents charged in alleged vehicle burglaries

Submitted/Maurice Sessoms, 23, of Atlantic City, Tyseema Bing Howard, 28, and Tyria Bing, 20, both of Egg Harbor Township were arrested on Oct. 3 by Egg Harbor Township Police. Complaints were also signed against William Jenkins Jr., 19, of Egg Harbor Township and Jordan Edwards, 23, of Pleasantville. Submitted/Maurice Sessoms, 23, of Atlantic City, Tyseema Bing Howard, 28, and Tyria Bing, 20, both of Egg Harbor Township were arrested on Oct. 3 by Egg Harbor Township Police. Complaints were also signed against William Jenkins Jr., 19, of Egg Harbor Township and Jordan Edwards, 23, of Pleasantville.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Five Atlantic County residents were charged with various offenses in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries around Egg Harbor Township in September.

Maurice Sessoms, 23, of Atlantic City, Tyseema Bing Howard, 28, and Tyria Bing, 20, both of Egg Harbor Township were arrested on Oct. 3 by Egg Harbor Township Police. Complaints were also signed against William Jenkins Jr., 19, of Egg Harbor Township and Jordan Edwards, 23, of Pleasantville.

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Music to retire by: Part 2

Here are more tunes chosen by The Current and Gazette staff to bid farewell to owner and publisher Rick Travers, who is retiring. To read more about Rick and listen to the first group of songs see Music to retire by: Part 1.

The Banana Boat Song, Harry Belafonte

Rick has stacked his bananas, and the tally man has tallied up the bunches. Daylight has come, and he can go home now. I hope raising blueberries is easier than picking bananas.

-- Joan Kostiuk

 

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Indictments handed down in multi-county drug sweep

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Three people have been indicted as leaders of a narcotics trafficking network, first degree, in the wake of “Operation Whitehouse,” a drug sweep officials say netted 15 kilograms of heroin, worth as much as $15 million on county streets.

Hector L. Ramos, Carlos N. Guzman and Ricardo Alatorre were also charged with distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, heroin, first degree, according to a statement from Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.

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Woman steals identity and $10,000 in Marmora, police say

MARMORA – New Jersey State Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a woman wanted for identity theft and the theft of about $10,000 cash, officials said Wednesday.

Police said that on Monday, Aug. 25, at about 12:15 p.m., an unidentified woman withdrew about $10,000 from the PNC Bank in Marmora.

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Music to retire by: Part 1

Rick Travers Rick Travers Publisher trades printing press for plow

After nearly 20 years as the owner-publisher of first The Gazette Leader and eventually 12 other weekly newspapers that came under the Catamaran Media umbrella, Rick Travers is retiring. He and his brother, Curt Travers, are selling their interest in the papers to BH Media Group, which last year took over The Press.

Never one to idle, Rick purchased a blueberry farm in Vermont a few years ago, and plans to spend more time playing farmer. He has been hightailing it up there on weekends for the past few summers. In the newspaper office, co-workers have caught him practically drooling over tractor catalogs. And his head is positively swarming with ideas for the small motel he owns nearby.

Ideas are something Rick Travers is known for.

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