Cape May County has 58 cumulative cases of coronavirus. County health officials say most of those cases are located in Lower and Middle townships. 14 of the 16 towns in the County have fewer than ten cases of the virus; six towns have zero cases.
Cape May County Commissioners approved a new budget earlier this week that slightly reduces the anticipated one penny hike in the County tax. Three tenths of a cent was taken off the proposed tax increase. Operational expenses were held to 2020 spending levels.
The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management will participate in an amateur radio field day event this weekend. Department Director Marty Pagliughi says ham radio operations serve as an important tool since catastrophic storms can damage cell towers and restrict communication. This weekend’s event will be held at the County airport.
The early signs are showing a huge rebound for tourism following the Covid-19 pandemic. Cape May County Tourism Director Diane Wieland reports that the increase in the occupancy tax locally is not only better than it was in 2020, but nearly 13 percent better than 2019. Last year the County’s overall tourism spending dropped from…
Cape May County has only 34 active resident cases of coronavirus. New figures released before the weekend put 13 cases in Lower Township, and ten in Middle Township. Seven of the County’s 16 communities have zero cases of the virus.
Gasoline prices went up by three cents per gallon in one week in Cape May County. The average price for a gallon of gas locally iw now $.308, which is two cents above the state average. Last year, gasoline prices were $1.02 per gallon cheaper.
A couple from Middle Township have been charged with child endangerment and other offenses. The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announced that charges were brought against 42 year old Dante Norton and 37 year old Andria Norton. Middle Township Police assisted in the investigation.
Cape May County will be conducting a test of its Code Red emergency alert system during the early afternoon hours of June 17th. County officials announced today that the test will occur sometime after 1pm. The alert is used for countywide emergency and alerts, and is similar to the system used in local municipalities.
The National Commander of the American Legion will be in Cape May County Wednesday. James W. Oxford will visit with American Legion Post #331 in Stone Harbor before coming to Wildwood for a visit with fellow Legion members. Oxford has been a member of the American Legion since 1986.
Twin cotton topped tamarins were born at the Cape May County Zoo. Zoo officials say the two small primates were born on May 13th. The parents are Cordelia and Tam Tam. It’s the second birth for the pair, who also gave birth to a single female last August.