STONE HARBOR PROPOSES SLIGHT TAX INCREASE

The Stone Harbor Borough Council introduced their 2012 budget at Tuesday’s meeting. The local purpose tax rate in the borough will increase by 1.3 cents per $100 of assessed value. The main reason for the hike is an increase in the borough’s debt service on past expenditures. Council also approved two bond ordinances totalling $2.4 million…

NEW PLANS INTRODUCED TO CUT TAXES

Two new competing plans have been introduced on how to cut taxes. A plan was introduced by the Assembly Democrats that would more heavily tax millionaires and provide a tax cut to those making below $250,000. A plan presented by Senate President Steve Sweeney does not include a millionaire’s tax, but does not cut their…

COAST GUARD BASE HOLDS ANNUAL ADDRESS

The commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May delivered the annual State of the Training Center Address in front of service members and employees here Tuesday at 9 a.m. Capt. Bill Kelly spoke to an audience of more than 300 military, civilian and Auxiliary personnel highlighting the significant accomplishments of the training…

CAPE MAY ADDS FOUR NEW FIREFIGHTERS

Four new firefighters are being sworn in during a Cape May meeting on Tuesday. Timothy Gay, William Szemcsak, David Jackson, Alex Toler will all serve as firefighters and EMT’s in the city’s paid division. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Michael Eck is being promoted within the fire department. Mayor Ed Mahaney said the city was extremely lucky to…