COAST GUARD CUTTER DEPENDABLE RETURNS HOME

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable, homeported in Cape Mat, returned from a 59-day patrol in the North Atlantic Friday. The Dependable crew departed Cape May Jan. 4 and returned home after patrolling more than 8,000 miles off New England’s coast in support of Operation Atlantic Venture, which supported maritime safety, security and stewardship missions in the…

MIDDLE BOYS AND GIRLS ADVANCE IN PLAYOFFS

Two of three local Cape May County teams won Thursday night in NJSIAA basketball playoff competition. The Middle Township boys upset number 3 seed Medford Tech 45-42 to advance to a semifinal match-up against Willingboro on Saturday. The Middle Township girls defeated West Deptford 32-18 and will host Sterling on Saturday in a Group 2 semifinal game.…