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WEST CAPE MAY BUDGET OFFICIAL, ONE CENT INCREASE

A tax increase was passed in West Cape May on Wednesday. A public hearing and final adoption was held on the $2 million budget. The new tax rate is 28.3 cents per $100 assessed valuation. This new budget includes no layoffs. The commission is also address a water lose problem …

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GROUND MOVEMENT ON JAIL EXPANSION COULD COME BY SEPTEMBER

The Cape May County Jail’s expansion work could begin before the end of the year. Sheriff Gary Schaffer tells Coastal Broadcasting that ground movement could begin in September when the MUA comes in to move some pipes that would need to be adjusted before the expansion. Schaffer has been meeting …

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BILL MAKING VOUCHER PROGRAM IN STATE IS POSSIBLE

New Jersey lawmakers may consider a bill that would create a voucher program in the name of a scholarship. The Senate is looking a bi-partisan bill that could put up to 4,000 children in private school in the first year. It is a pilot program that would last five years. …

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WILDWOOD PASSES BOARDWALK LIQUOR ORDINANCE ON SECOND READING

Three liquor licenses will be available this year on the boardwalk in Wildwood. The city commission passed the ordinance on second reading that would allow three restaurants to serve alcohol. Commissioner Chip Harshaw said the Morey organization has handed in its paperwork, but no official decision on who will get …

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FLYERS DRAW EVEN…GAME SEVEN TO DECIDE IT ALL

Injuries and a 3-0 hole could have stop them, but the Philadelphia Flyers have a chance to win and advance. Battling back, Philadelphia has won the last three games to tie the series at 3-3. Michael Leighton picked up the win in goal, giving up just one goal in the …

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COASTAL WATER MONITORING PROGRAM UNDERWAY

The 2010 Coastal Water Monitoring Program is underway in Cape May County. The Health Department works in the monitoring.  There are a few changes in the monitoring program for the summer of 2010.   The indicator organism is enterococcus which complies with US Environmental Protection Agency’s requirements intended to provide one …

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RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE SCHEDULED

The Cape May County Department of Health will host an American Red Cross blood drive open to the public on Friday, June 11, 2010.  The blood drive will take place from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Crest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center located at 12 Moore Road in the …

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