THIS ONE HURTS: WEST CAPE MAY CANCELS CHRISTMAS PARADE

A true staple at the Jersey Shore to celebrate the holiday season is not happening this year.  Officials in West Cape May Wednesday have cancelled the annual West Cape May Community Christmas Parade.  A statement issued says the parade relies on donations from businesses to support the effort, and with Covid-19, it’s difficult to ask …

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COAST GUARD RESCUES SEA TURTLE TANGLED IN LINE NEAR CAPE MAY

The United States Coast Guard saved a turtle on Thursday.  The sea turtle was entangled in a fishing trip line about 11 miles southeast of Cape May Thursday afternoon.  The Marine Mammal Stranding Center reported the entanglement.  Sharks were circling the turtle before it was set free.  Master Chief Petty Officer Anthony Martinez said “This …

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POWER OUTAGE HITS WILDWOODS, LOWER TOWNSHIP/CAPE MAY AREA

The first significant power outage resulted from Tropical Storm Isaias in Cape May County appears to be concentrated in the Wildwoods, and Lower Township-Cape May area.  Atlantic City Electric’s power outage map reports just over 1,200 customers with no power in the Wildwoods, and about 700 outages in the Lower Township-Cape May area.  High winds …

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21 YEAR OLD ERMA MAN DIES ON BEACH IN CAPE MAY, SUSPECTED DROWNING

The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office has announced the death of a 21 year old man who’s body was found early Monday morning between the Madison and Philadelphia street  beach in Cape May.  The man was identified as 21 year old Kevin L. Lare of Erma.  Lare’s body was laying in the water’s edge; five …

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COAST GUARD SETS MODIFIED PORT CONDITION X-RAY FOR DELAWARE BAY

The United States Coast Guard has set a modified port condition of X-Ray for the Port of Delaware Bay as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches.  Heavy rains, gale force winds, increased seas and surf are all likely according to the Coast Guard.  Vessels must have effective mooring and anchorage arrangements for anticipated high winds, and cargo …

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REPORT: CAPE MAY PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING COULD GO BEFORE VOTERS

It looks like residents in Cape May will have the final say on whether or not to build a public safety building.  The Press of Atlantic City reports that a petition drive has enough signatures to place the issue on the ballot.  Council has struggled to get enough votes to get the new $15 million …

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