In an article published in late September 2017, we pointed out that annual polls concerning national public school systems consistently, and by large majorities, give school systems a grade of C or less.
Today’s technology has created the option for a personal environment which almost eliminates the need to verbally communicate face-to-face with anyone.
This proposal is based on information obtained by two members of the Cape Issues Group, Joe McDevitt and Mike Keaney regarding the reconstruction of Sea Isle Boulevard. This project was started several years ago and is slated for completion around 2020.
A question about Route 55 raised at a meeting of Cape Issues, a citizens’ group that meets at the Herald building, moved Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton to act.
Following the completion of State Route 55 from Route 42 in Camden County to Port Elizabeth in Cumberland County in 1986, there have been numerous meetings and discussions about finishing Route 55 to have it link with the Garden State Parkway in Cape May County.
Over the past few years there has been a resurgence in new home building and existing home renovations in Cape May County, especially on the barrier islands.
Has the dream come true? That was the question asked in the Herald’s six-part series on Atlantic Cape Community College. In the view of the Cape Issues committee, the answer is, No.
By Art Hall, Publisher - At our Feb. 2 Cape Issues meeting, we had the pleasure of welcoming into our committee Jon Gibson, a recent college grad who is interested in learning about and contributing to the efforts our group focuses on.
At the Oct. 7 meeting of the Cape Issues Committee, the subcommittee assigned to review the facts associated with the question of the Lower Township Municipal Utility Authority (LTMUA) dissolution gave the report of their findings as follows.
The Cape Issues group has watched with interest the controversy concerning the dissolution of the Lower Township MUA.
Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton and Freeholder Kristine Gabor want to make Cape May County residents aware of the impending deadline for county residents whose homes were insured by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Answers to a dispute between the City of Cape May and the Borough of West Cape May proved as hard to grasp as water running through the Wilbraham Park master meter on Oct. 21.
At a Borough Council meeting on Oct. 15, it was announced that the original proposed site for the September 11th Memorial has become yesterday’s news.
What can one learn from a sign? The Dune and Beach Trail project on 44th and 48th Street in Avalon will soon answer that question with an introduction of 10, 16x24 inch signs.
There is a special section of Stone Harbor that is has always been rather peaceful. However, this quiet cul-de-sac at the end of Second Avenue and 123rd Street could be destined for a surge of activity.
Growing oysters in Lower Township could create jobs, and they could become a brand associated with this area as much as falling leaves are connected with New England and jazz with New Orleans.
Information content, accessibility, and ease of use on Internet websites and social media posts provided by municipalities are now being evaluated in detail, compared, and rated by independent pollsters and citizen groups.
Due to the poor economic conditions, local municipalities are having a very hard time balancing their budgets and keeping their tax rates to a minimum while their citizens are demanding more tax cuts.
One of the most fundamental obligations of society is to provide its youth with the knowledge and skills to lead productive lives as adults. Thus it is essential to provide all youth with a solid foundation in literacy, numeric, and thinking skills for self growth, employment and life long l…
Since its birth at the dawn of early human civilization some untold number of years ago, government has served as the fiercely powerful leader in society. Government is the law-making force found on every body of land nestled between the gentle roar of the sea; and we, as the citizens and in…
Everyday newspapers carry articles, commentaries, and letters to the editor about our education system. Unfortunately, the vast majority of these items focus on the cost of the education and, in particular, the supposedly outrageous sums for teacher’s salaries and benefits.
Public input from dozens of Cape May County Herald readers to our June 18 invitation to help identify specific ‘Cape Issues in Need of Solutions’ has focused on the impact of high taxes on the cost of living here on the Jersey Cape.
You have told our Cape Issues group that taxes and spending are your top issues, and we have been working with the Herald to easily provide digital copies of every municipality's budget for you.
(The following is the third of three articles prepared by Tom Henry of Sea Isle City for Cape Issues. They will be published in three weekly segments beginning with the March 3 print edition.)
The following is the second of three articles prepared by Tom Henry of Sea Isle City for Cape Issues. They will be published in three weekly segments beginning with the March 3 print edition.
The following is the first of three articles prepared by Tom Henry of Sea Isle City for Cape Issues. The remaining articles will be published online Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27.
I consider myself extremely fortunate to be part of a group from around Cape May County which formed almost two years ago to inquire of people from a non-partisan perspective what are the biggest issues facing us.
A positive new approach to public participation to help identify issues and problems affecting life in Cape May County that need solutions is proposed as a result of initial meetings with the Publisher of the Herald in recent weeks.