Cape May County’s budget is expected to include a one cent increase in the County tax rate. Commission Director Gerald Thornton unveiled the new budget Tuesday, and it totals $181 million. The tax levy to support the budget is $136.6 million. The County says there will be further improvements at the Cape May Airport in…
Cape May County reported 40 additional cases of coronavirus on Tuesday. 14 of the new cases were reported in Middle Township. Only Cape May Point has zero community cases.
New Jersey reported 104 new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday. State officials say there are 2,515 new cases of the virus, sustaining a substantial reduction in new cases in recent days. 1.7 million vaccine doses have been handed out in the Garden State.
Governor Phil Murphy unveiled his new $44.8 billion state budget Tuesday, and it includes no increase in taxes. The budget includes the State making the first full contribution to the pension system in decades, and includes over $4 billion in new spending. Murphy has also not dropped existing taxes on cigarettes and other products.
Lower Township Police are searching for a missing woman. 42 year old Jennifer Rose Bailey has been missing since August, 2020 after her mother contacted her via cellular phone. Bailey’s last location is unknown. Police are looking for tips as to her whereabouts.
Repairs to a sewer leak in Ventnor could take all week. Officials say parts have been ordered to install a bypass pipe that will eventually stop the leak of sewage into the streets of Ventnor near Dorset and Wellington avenues.
A 90 year old woman from Lower Township is the latest local fatality from coronavirus. County officials announced 41 new positive test samples with most of the community cases located in mainland communities.
Houses of worship can now operate at 50 percent of capacity. Governor Phil Murphy made the announcement on Monday and the new regulation goes into effect immediately. Masks are still required.
A 32 year old man from Port Jefferson, New York has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman in Avalon in July, 2018. The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announced that Jerry Shields received the prison term on Friday. Shields was indicted on various charges in January, 2019.
Marijuana is now decriminalized in New Jersey, and legal recreation pots sales are coming. Governor Phil Murphy on Monday put pen to paper and legalized the sale of recreational marijuana in a three-bill package. The laws also end arrests for minor marijuana charges. This comes after the New Jersey Legislature approved tweaks to the legislative…