Jessica Bishop, Dennis Township administrator and chief financial officer, provided information Dec. 10 about the commitment the municipality is making to install solar energy capabilities.

At the Dec. 10 freeholder caucus, a resolution to award an additional $695,000 to Tetra Tech, Inc., for engineering and licensed site remediation services at the Cape May County Airport, was discussed.

Upper Township Engineer Paul Dietrich announced, at the Upper Township Committee meeting Dec. 9, that the municipality received a state Department of Transportation (NJDOT) grant of $162,000 to improve pedestrian safety along the seasonally busy Shore Road area, at Neptune Avenue, in Strathmere.

 Sen. Michael Testa (R-1st) made the following remarks in response to Trenton Democrats’ swift advancement of legislation that would give drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants while simultaneously approving legislation to eliminate religious exemptions for vaccinations:

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At its Dec. 10 meeting, Sea Isle City Council introduced, and then passed, on first reading, an amendment to applicable ordinances that would rescind the existing prohibition of outside employment for off-duty police officers.

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A Cape May County grand jury handed up 23 indictments Dec. 10. 

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The Garden State Preservation Trust has approved and recommended to the New Jersey State Legislature nearly $87 million in funding for projects to develop or update parks, playgrounds and fields, including a $500,000 matching grants in its Stewardship Program for Cape May's Lafayette Street Park Nature Trail.

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A decision by the Tax Court of New Jersey, in 2015, in a single case, held that a non-profit hospital could not retain its property tax exemption, given that the hospital comingled non-profit and for-profit services throughout its health care delivery process.

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In mid-November, Eustace Mita, chief executive officer of Icona Resorts, purchased the Beach Theatre property, in Cape May, with a bid of $6.6 million.

At its Dec. 9 meeting, Upper Township Committee voted unanimously, on second reading, to approve an ordinance authorizing the transfer of municipal-owned land to Habitat for Humanity, which would construct two "stick-built," i.e., not prefabricated, houses there at a cost level defined as "affordable."

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Freeholders, along with the Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse (MHADA) Board, recognized Recovery Court Judge Mark Sandson and the Cape May County PRIDE Committee Dec. 10.

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“It’s not a joke,” Lori Carlin, partnership specialist for Atlantic and Cape May counties, U.S. Census Bureau, told Cape May County League of Municipalities Nov. 26 at The Inlet on Olde, North Wildwood, regarding the 2020 census.

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U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-2nd) voted Dec. 11 to pass H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), for Fiscal Year 2020, which secures a strong national defense that is built on bipartisan principles and advances American values. 

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The United Progressive Democrats are planning a peaceful protest Dec. 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. in front of the office of U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-2nd), 5914 Main St., Mays Landing urging him to vote for the impeachment of Donald Trump.

The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management advised all municipalities that Cape May County will be under “Code Blue” severe weather advisory effective from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Dec. 11, 2019.

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Longtime Stone Harbor resident and American Legion Post 331 member Frank D'Elia died at his home Dec. 9, according to Tom McCullough, American Legion Post 331 commander.

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Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs (Division) announced Dec. 10 that the division has adopted its first set of rules for fantasy sports activities in New Jersey, including rules designed to protect children.

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Cape May City Council's Dec. 3 meeting began with a presentation by the Taxpayers Association. Dennis Crowley prepared and presented almost 60 PowerPoint slides.

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Tax Collector Deborah Candelore presented Stone Harbor Borough Council Dec. 3 with a 10-year history of irrigation water consumption in the borough.

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On a night when Cape May City Council had a presentation from the city’s Taxpayers Association, one member of that association, Jules Rauch, used the public comment period to urge council to raise the municipal occupancy tax rate by 50%.

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As Stone Harbor Tax Collector Deborah Candelore gave her report to Stone Harbor Borough Council Dec. 3, she might as well have been reporting the sighting of a unicorn.

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A portion of Bayshore Road was closed for nearly three hours Dec. 8, as firefighters from Green Creek, Middle Township, and Villas responded to a structure fire, according to Chief David Zeiss, Green Creek Fire Company.

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“Why can’t we (Wildwood) set the tone?” asked Mayor Ernie Troiano Dec. 5, while descending the stairs in the new Operations Center. The building, located at 3416 Park Blvd., at the corner of Schellenger and Park avenues, is testament to the mayor’s determination to keep Wildwood moving forward.

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Middle Township reallocated $61,000 in additional funds Dec. 2 to cover Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) fees for wastewater treatment.

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Lower Township Council approved an additional $500,000, at its Dec. 2 meeting, for a $1 million project to make “long overdue” improvements at Schellenger’s Landing, the gateway to Cape May.

The Lower Township Healthy Youth Coalition, a community initiative of Cape Assist, gathered a panel of members of local organizations, law enforcement, and community leaders Dec. 3 to discuss substance misuse, prevention programs, services in place to help residents and their families that are struggling with addiction, and what services are needed going forward.

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In a letter dated Oct. 31, Grand Knight Joseph R. Rogowski, Jr., informed North Wildwood City Council of his retirement as chairman of the Knights of Columbus Council 2572. Rogowski said the Knights Council also decided to cease hosting the city’s Italian-American festival.

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City Council passed an amendment to an existing ordinance Dec. 3 to help increase safety along the iconic boards