The Avalon Free Public Library is closed temporarily due to a Covid-19 exposure. Library officials announced the exposure of one of its employees on its social media page. The Library will re-open following a deep cleaning of the facility. Graphic: Avalon Free Public Library social media page.
An early morning fire destroyed a home in Whitesboro early Tuesday morning. Fire crews from Rio Grande, Green Creek, and Erma responded to the structure fire that was extinguished in a few hours. No injuries were reported. Photo courtesy of Rio Grande Fire Company social media page.
New Jersey could legalize marijuana next week. Lawmakers in Trenton have agreed on a plan that would license pot growers in the Garden State. The New Jersey Assembly needs to agree to this deal, and if so, there could be a vote to legalize pot next week.
Avalon and Stone Harbor will share the same court starting January 1st. The Stone Harbor Borough Council approved the five-year agreement on Tuesday; Avalon did so on Monday. All of the court operations will be held in Stone Harbor and the towns will share essential positions, including court administrator and in time, municipal judge.
The rate of transmission for coronavirus in New Jersey is trending the wrong way. New information released by the state on Tuesday shows both the rate of transmission and the positivity rate are both increasing dramatically in the Garden State. New Jersey reported over 4,000 new cases on Tuesday, and 27 additional deaths.
New Jersey wants colleges and universities in our region to provide Covid-19 tests to their students before those students return home. Governor Phil Murphy made the announcement during his Tuesday briefing, and says states in our region are on board with the joint request.
A Cape May Lewes Ferry vessel that left the Cape May Canal last night wound up getting stuck on a sandbar due to high winds. NJ.com reports that none of the 23 passengers on board the vessel were injured during the incident. Sea Tow responded and help get the boat un-stuck from the sand bar.
The start time for the Anchor Bowl football game has been moved one hour. This year, the game will be played on Wednesday, November 25th, and the new start time is 5:00pm. For more information on this game between Lower Cape May and Middle Township, see Brian Cunniff’s coverage at CoastSportsToday.com
Jim Ridgeway has retired as Township Manager for Lower Township, and is being replaced by Mike Laffey. Ridgeway has served as Township Manager in Lower Township for the past five years after working in the Department of Recreation. Laffey previously served as Director of Operations for the County of Cape May.
Cape May County now has 400 active cases of resident coronavirus. New figures released by the County Tuesday afternoon show 44 new cases of the virus in the County. Only three communities did not report a new case of the virus in the past 24 hours. Upper, Middle, and Lower townships are collectively responsible for…