Flood insurance was among topics discussed by U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-2nd) at the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce’s meeting Aug. 15 at Icona Avalon.

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Lower Township police responded to a report of a man with a knife threatening neighbors outside of an apartment complex located on East Greenwood Avenue in  Villas, Aug. 19 at approximately 1 p.m.

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A Middle Township police patrolman was in Rio Grande Aug. 19 at approximately 10:30 a.m., when he spotted an individual walking in the area of South Delsea Drive and Fifth Street, who had active warrants for his arrest.

Dr. Stewart Farrell of the Stockton University Coastal Research Center reported on the state of the Avalon beaches Aug. 14.

The Coastal Research Center quarterly measures the sand on various Avalon beaches. The report was for the second quarter, March 1 to May 31.

During public comment at the Aug. 13 Sea Isle City Council meeting, several citizens decried the lack of awareness among pedestrians when crossing streets.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection invites those on the front lines of protecting the state's environment to nominate individuals, businesses or organizations in the public and private sectors for consideration of a 2019 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced Aug. 19.

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In August 2017, Stockton University’s Coastal Research Center placed sensors in flood-prone areas of Avalon and Longport as part of a study of nuisance flooding. 

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Avalon Borough Council sat silent as a resident asked for video recordings of governing body meetings Aug. 14.

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Upper Township Engineer Paul Dietrich informed Upper Township Committee Aug. 12 that during the four-year bridge and road improvements undertaken by the state Department of Transportation, artifacts were uncovered.

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At Dennis Township Committee’s meeting Aug. 13, Business Administrator Jessica Bishop informed the governing body that the oak tree outside the Dennis Township Old School House Museum & History Center, estimated to be at least 250-years-old, will receive treatment to preserve it.

Sea Isle City Council passed a resolution Aug. 13 to provide for a ballot question and "interpretative statement" at the next general election (Nov. 5) regarding the disposition of the former school building on Park Road.

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Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner announce an unsubstantiated threat involving Walmart stores that has been circulating on Facebook accounts across the country.

Avalon Borough Council heard a request for greater access for dogs on beaches and the boardwalk during the summer.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed SJR129 Aug. 15, designating the third Sunday of September of each year as “Puerto Rico Day” in New Jersey.

According to a release, New Jersey is home to the third largest Puerto Rican population in the continental United States.

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At its Aug. 12 meeting, Upper Township Committee approved an ordinance which permits the municipality to issue parking tickets to violators of the no-parking designation along the stretch of highway. 

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Sea Isle City Business Administrator George Savastano informed Sea Isle City Council Aug. 13 that sales of beach tags for 2019 have been robust.

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To ensure nursing mothers have a safe place to breastfeed when they’re in public, a measure sponsored by Assemblywomen Eliana Pintor Marin, Gabriela Mosquera and Carol Murphy to provide lactation rooms in certain public facilities was signed into law Aug. 11 by Gov. Phil Murphy.

Cape May County was the venue for July 24-25 for flight tests by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in its mission to utilize unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to deliver emergency supplies to first responders after disasters.

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Committee member Curtis Corson recommended trail cameras and all agreed that parents need to help monitor the behavior of their children to eliminate future instances of destruction.

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The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority (CMCMUA) will host an information and question-and-answer session Aug. 17 regarding the replacement/rehabilitation of its wastewater force mains underground along Bay Avenue between Eighth and 31st streets.

Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton recently visited the building of the future Harriet Tubman Museum in Cape May.

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The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) Aug. 7 approved amendments to the Universal Service Fund (USF) energy assistance program, raising the income eligibility limit from 175 percent to 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, meaning a monthly gross income of $3,870 for a family of four.

Ocean City Council approved spending more than $60,000 to use birds of prey to combat aggressive seagulls on the beach and boardwalk for the rest of summer 2019.

The reef-building was designed to protect beaches along the Delaware Bay from storms, erosion and rising sea levels, while also providing fish and other marine creatures places to live. 

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In James Norris’ recent letter to the editor (“Ban Dredge Spoils in Middle,” Cape May County Herald July 31, 2019) the Republican candidate for Middle Township Committee attempted to raise alarm over the receipt of dredged materials from Ocean City.

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As seagull fatalities continue to climb, staff members strive to save as many birds as they can during the summer. 

The Herald received a series of Spout Offs stating that an Avalon beachgoer’s rights were infringed upon. The beachgoer was allegedly stopped by the Avalon Beach Patrol because they took a walk on an Avalon beach without a beach tag.