The main branch of the Cape May County Library system will be closed on Tuesday, the day after Labor Day. County officials announced that the Library will be closed for electrical work, and will re-open on Wednesday, September 5th.
$3 million is coming to Cape May County to build a 20,000 square foot drone facility at the Cape May Airport in Lower Township. The United States Department of Commerce announced that the building will be used by companies who specialize in drone technology. This project could create over 100 jobs for our region.
Local beach patrols are doing they can to provide at least some coverage before the busy Labor Day weekend. Many beach patrols along our coast are reporting a record shortage of guards due to the earlier start of the school year. Most towns will have a full compliment of lifeguards for the holiday weekend.
Bills that would have created tax incentives to draw business to some local airports has been conditionally vetoed by Governor Murphy. Murphy says he remains supportive of initiatives that would assist development at the Cape May and Woodbine airports, but wants further studies done to see what industries would best benefit the region.
United States Senate candidate Bob Hugin stumped for votes in Cape May County over the weekend. Hugin was a guest at a republican breakfast held on Saturday at the Avalon Golf and Country Club. Hugin will battle democrat Bob Menendez in the November election. Photo courtesy of Cape GOP social media page.
Cape May County is getting $3.3 million in funding from the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The DOT announced before the weekend that $161 million in State aid was going to the 21 counties. The money may be used for various infrastructure.
Police agencies throughout New Jersey are in the midst of their largest annual drunk driving crackdown. The 2018 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown is now underway and concludes on September 3rd. During the campaign, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols targeting motorists who…
Your electric bill is going up. Atlantic City Electric announced Tuesday that it has submitted a rate hike to state regulators that would generate an extra $109.3 million. The average resident would see a nine and a half percent increase in electric bills. A major reason for the hike…expensive infrastructure improvements.
A disabled veteran from North Cape May is suing the Cape May County and its sheriff’s department for alleged harassment at the Cape May County Zoo last August. The Press of Atlantic City reports that Jonathan Hinker alleges he was harassed and bullied by representatives from the zoo and sheriff’s department for bringing his service…
Gas prices continue to drop before the Labor Day holiday weekend. AAA Mid Atlantic reports that gas prices dropped by two cents a gallon last week to $2.88 a gallon. The prices are still about half a dollar higher than they were at this time last summer.