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REPORT: STATE ON LOSING END OF INTERNET PURCHASES

A new report says that the state has lost $171 million in sales tax in the past two years due to online sales. Internet-only businesses are not required to take in a sales tax, as long as they don’t have a ha physical presence in the state. The Star-Ledger is …

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FREEHOLDER SHEETS RECEIVES 4-H AWARD

Cape May County Freeholder and long-time 4-H supporter received the Friend of the 4-H Award at the Freeholders’ Meeting on September 27, 2011. The Cape May County 4-H Foundation, Inc. and Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program selected Freeholder Sheets, a former 4-H member and Freeholder Liaison to the …

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MORE PEOPLE DISAPPROVE THAN APPROVE OF OBAMA IN STATE

A new poll says more people disapprove than approve of President Barack Obama. The Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll was put out on Thursday morning and said the percentages were 47 to 44 in disapproval. This is a drop from a 55 percent approval rating after the announcement of Osama …

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GUILTY CHARGE HANDED DOWN IN SEX ASSAULT CASE

A Vineland man was found guilty of having sex with two juveniles. Anthony Rullan will face sentencing at an undetermined date, but could face up to 20 years in jail. Also, he will have to register under Megan’s Law. The verdict came down on Wednesday for the two second-degree charges.

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OLDE TIME ITALIAN FESTIVAL KICKS OFF FRIDAY

The Sons of Italy will bring back the feeling of the ‘Olde World’ with the 6th Annual Wildwood Olde Time Italian Festival on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 in Fox Park, located on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues across from the Wildwoods Convention Center. The free …

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MENDEZ TO REPLACE ARMSTRONG ON BENCH

A new assignment judge has been named for Atlantic and Cape May counties. State Superior Court Judge Julio L. Mendez is the first Hispanic to serve in that role in state history. He was first put on the bench by former Gov. James McGreevey in 2002. Mendez will be replacing …

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VANAMAN GETS REDUCED SENTENCE FOR KILLING WIFE

A reduced prison term is coming to Robert Vanaman. The state appellate court ruled that his sentenced would be brought down to seven years. You might remember that Vanaman was given nine years for killing his estranged wife, Barbara Elke Vanaman, inside of a Millville home they owned. The wife …

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WILDWOOD TRANSFERS SOME JOB RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN GOVERNMENT

A pair of personnel moves were made in Wildwood during their regularly scheduled meeting. City Clerk Chris Wood was named the Municipal Administrator effective immediately. The previous administrator was let go once the new commission took power earlier this year. Also, a resolution was unanimously passed transferring the responsibilities of …

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HYDROFEST SET FOR RETURN IN WILDWOOD CREST

A major event is returning to Wildwood Crest this year. The Wildwoods Hydrofest is one of the shore’s most exciting events of the year, as hydroplane and flat-bottom race boats take to the water for a series of high-speed races along the bay at Sunset Lake, with boats reaching a …

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LOCKWOOD THINKS MIDDLE CAN GET TO ZERO INCREASE

At least one committeeman in Middle Township thinks that a zero tax increase is possible in 2012. Dan Lockwood told Coastal Broadcasting that as the township looks ahead, believes a zero increase could be done. Lockwood says the township is in decent financial standing and if some smart decisions are …

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