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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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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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Drivers urged to be extra cautious during deer mating season

Submitted / Drivers should use extra caution to avoid collisions that could result in injuries and damage to their vehicles, as deer movements related to breeding have begun and will pick up in the coming weeks. Submitted / Drivers should use extra caution to avoid collisions that could result in injuries and damage to their vehicles, as deer movements related to breeding have begun and will pick up in the coming weeks. TRENTON – The state Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is urging motorists to be alert for white-tailed deer on roads with the arrival of the fall breeding season.

Deer tend to be much more active at this time of the year, and may suddenly dart across roadways. Motorists are urged to be especially attentive during morning and evening commutes when visibility may be poor.

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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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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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Stone Harbor man found after a night in the marsh

Stone Harbor man found after night on the bay Stone Harbor man found after night on the bay STONE HARBOR - A Stone Harbor man was found tired but safe Wednesday morning by fire officials, after he spent a night drifting when his personal watercraft broke down.

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Senate approves sports betting bill

TRENTON – The state Senate on Tuesday, Oct. 14,  approved legislation intended to remove legal obstacles from the effort to bring sports betting to New Jersey.

The measure would explicitly remove language in state law that currently prohibits wagering on sporting events and reinforce the state attorney general’s attempt to lift the court injunction preventing the state from moving forward on plans to allow casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting.

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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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