Cape May County tourism expenditures totaled $6.6 billion last year. Nearly two thirds of the revenue was generated by lodging, food, and beverage. Cape May County held its annual tourism conference Friday morning. Increases were experienced last year in lodging, rental income, retail, transportation, recreation, and food and beverage.
Richard Prickett is the new chairman of the Pinelands Commission. Governor Phil Murphy announced this week that Prickett gets the job heading up the Commission. He is recently retired from teaching biology in an Ocean County school district.
Cape May County has broken ground on a new Tech Village at the Cape May County Airport in Erma. The new village will cost $6.2 million and result in the construction of one of three proposed buildings that will serve as an innovation hub for tech businesses. The first building already has two tenants. Freeholder…
The annual Cape May County Tourism Conference will be held Friday morning at the County’s administration building. The theme for this year’s conference is “Recognizing the Value of Tourism”. There will be discussion regarding occupancy tax legislation, and a presentation of Cape May County tourism statistics.
The republican candidate for a State Senate seat in our district is reportedly out raising, and out spending, his incumbent democratic opponent. The Press of Atlantic City reports that Michael Testa Jr. has raised $133,500 in the race for the Senate seat currently held by democrat Robert Andrzejczak. The election will be held in November.
Gasoline prices are starting to inch down, including in Cape May County. Mid Atlantic AAA reports that the price for gasoline in Cape May County now averages $2.89 a gallon, among the best prices in the Garden State. The average price for a gallon of gas went down by a penny last week.
Gerry Thornton is now a part of the New Jersey Association of Counties Hall of Fame. Thornton began his service to the freeholder board back in 1976 and absent an eight year break, has been serving ever since. Thornton is also an 11 year veteran of the United States Air Force.
An official groundbreaking event will occur next week at the Cape May County Airport for “Village Tech”, the first of three buildings planned as part of an economic development project. The $6.2 million building is currently 50 percent leased. County and officials from the Delaware River and Bay Authority will be in attendance.
A single point of entry and exit arrives at the Superior Courthouse in Cape May Court House effective Monday. County officials say modern screening stations have been added to the open lobby area as a security precaution. The current entrance at the rear of the building will be used for both entry and exit.
A new Conference Room located on the third floor of the Cape May Court House was dedicated to former longtime Surrogate Robert Hentges. Hentges served as the Surrogate for Cape May County for 42 years. He was the longest serving surrogate in the State of New Jersey.