A big win for the GOP in the Cape May County Freeholder race as incumbents Gerald Thornton and Marie Hayes were the big winners Tuesday night. They turned back democratic opposition and were re-elected to four year terms. Joyce Gould of Wildwood Crest placed third.
There are several contested school board elections in Cape May County during today’s balloting. Middle Township, Ocean City, Wildwood, and Wildwood Crest are among the communities with contested elections. Stone Harbor needs to fill one seat, but nobody is on the ballot.
Election Day will be held on Tuesday which means soon the hundreds of signs come down, and airwaves are uncluttered by politicians. The polls will remain open on Tuesday until 8:00pm. Locally, voters are filling three legislative and two freeholder seats, with contested municipal races highlighted by those in Wildwood and Middle Township.
Many public school students throughout the state will be off this Thursday and Friday. It’s teachers’ convention week in Atlantic City, with most of the activities taking place on Thursday and Friday. The event is held at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
Yes, you are paying more for gasoline in Cape May County. Mid Atlantic AAA reports that the average price for a gallon of gasoline jumped by seven cents per gallon in just one week to $2.60 per gallon. We are three cents above the state average, one penny below the national average.
The Cape May County Jail has received a $300,000 grant to help inmates who battle various substance abuse problems. The grant will fund various medications, counseling, and medical staff for the inmates. Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton says this is a big step towards combating the opioid problem in our region.
Over $2.5 million has been spent on the First District legislative campaigns, the highest of any in the State. Campaign figures show that millions have been spent to convince voters on who to pick for a state senate and two assembly seats. The election will be held on Tuesday.
Candidates for three legislative seats in our First District debated last night in Cape May Court House in a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Coastal Broadcasting Systems. Topics debated included those effecting seniors, security in the region, and the democrats’ voting record on various tax issues. Republican senate candidate Mike Testa…
The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office is asking residents to be especially vigilant with checking Halloween bags this year. A bag of suspected heroin wound up in a bag from a Trunk or Treat event in Rio Grande over the weekend, and a lab analysis discovered that the bag contained the drug. Prosecutor Jefferey Sutherland…
Halloween could be a bust this week in South Jersey. Accu Weather is calling for a very good chance of rain Thursday evening as a front moves through our region. It looks like much of the northeast and some of the south will be getting rain on Thursday.