Cape May County has applied for a $230,000 homeland security grant. The county’s emergency management and prosecutor’s offices applied for the grant that would help with the conversion of a VHF radio system and the organization of the Regional Urban Search Team efforts.
The main branch of the Cape May County Library system will be closed on Monday. County officials announced that electrical work must be conducted at the branch in Cape May Court House and it will be closed for the day. All other locations will be open, but services may be limited.
A Cape May County resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus. County health officials say the man is currently recovering at a local hospital. The County has 11 collections of mosquitoes that have tested positive for the virus; they have come from Lower Township, Middle Township, Avalon, North Wildwood, and Cape May City.
Cape May County agencies are teaming up with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security to hold a Hometown Security Seminar later this month at the Cape May Convention Center. Thee event will be held on September 18th and will include topics such as reporting suspicious activity, and cyber security.
Congressman Frank LoBiondo announced that four USDA grants have been awarded in his district, three of them in Cape May County. Two grants were awarded to Wildwood, one for the purchase of turnout gear for the city’s fire department. Another grant is headed to Avalon for a solar array.
Labor Day weekend is gone, and the first post-summer weekend in Cape May County brings with it a slew of special events. The Wildwoods will be hosting the annual “Roar to the Shore” motorcycle rally through the weekend with thousands of bikes in town. Ocean City will have a Street Rod Weekend on Saturday and…
Cape May County is ready to drop more than 31,000 rabies baits throughout our region. The bait will be dropped largely through helicopter and will help prevent the spread of rabies through raccoons and other wildlife. The bait will be dropped during the week of September 24th, weather permitting.
If you plan to drive northbound Monday, chances are you are going to hit a lot of traffic. Speed limits were reduced to 25mph in some spots on the northbound Garden State Parkway late Monday morning as visitors ended their summer vacations. Northbound routes 50 and 47 were experiencing the predicted traffic slowdown as well.
Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Friday Night Fireworks scheduled for the Wildwoods beach tonight, Friday, August 31st, have been postponed. The fireworks will instead be displayed on Sunday at 10:00 PM from the regular location at Pine Avenue.
Labor Day weekend is here, the final big summer weekend at the Jersey Shore. The weekend will start with cloudy and humid conditions; it will cool off and turn drier towards getaway Monday. Businesses are hoping for good visitation despite a largely cloudy forecast.