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CAPE MAY APPROVES BUDGET, NO TAX INCREASE

No tax increase for Cape May this year.  City Council approved a new $17 million budget that applies just over $2.1 million in surplus to fund the spending plan.  Former Mayor Jerry Gaffney peppered Mayor and Council with multiple questions about the budget during the public hearing on the new …

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CAPE MAY GETS NEW TAX ASSESSOR

Cape May has a new tax assessor.  Louis Belasco was hired by the city this month to replace Mike Jones, who is retiring.  Belasco will complete Jones’ term through the end of June and then be appointed to a new four year term which will run through 2020.  Belasco previously …

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COAST GUARD OFFICER INDICTED ON WEAPONS OFFENSES

A United States Coast Guard petty officer has been formally indicted on weapons offenses locally.  Petty Officer 1st Class Preston J. Blair of Middle Township was indicted on this week on charges of having an assault rifle and ammunition that he allegedly stole from a weapons locker at the Training …

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CAPE MAY APPOINTS PERMANENT FIRE CHIEF

Cape May has permanently appointed Alexander Coulter as the city’s fire chief.  Coulter has assumed that role since Jerry Inderweis Jr. retired to take a seat on Council; Inderweis eventually resigned that Council seat.  Coulter has completed his one year of probation.

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POPULAR LOCAL RESTAURANT RE-OPENS AFTER FLOODING

A popular local restaurant that was hit hard by the January 23rd coastal storm is back open today. The Lobster House in Cape May is back open for business after receiving considerable damage during flooding events associated with the storm. The restaurant had been closed since the storm to make …

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