NEW FUNDING COMING TO STATE POLICE

A high ranking state official says new money is coming to fund the State Police. Attorney General Paula Dow said in front of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee that funding the State Police was a “priority.” Dow said that about 100 new state troopers will be going through graduation and additional funding will help…

COAST GUARD MAKES RESCUE NEAR BARNEGAT LIGHT

The Coast Guard rescued three people after the 27-foot boat they were aboard began taking on water in the vicinity of Stouts Creek seven miles northwest of Barnegat Light on Monday. Rescued were Jim Hollenbrach, 51, from Dayville, N.J., Ann Rapp, 45, from Dayville, N.J., and Ed Griffen, 38, from Forked River, N.J. A 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast…

DOUGHTY WILL NOT SEEK REELECTION IN MIDDLE

A major Democrat announced he will not seek reelection. Middle Township Deputy Mayor Nate Doughty told Coastal Broadcasting on Monday that he will not seek reelection. Doughty was mayor until a couple of years ago when he let Susan DeLanzo take over. First elected in 1999, Doughty won four elections for Middle Township Committee. He…

FRIEND OF LUCY PASSES AT 86

The Press of Atlantic City reports that Josephine Harron passed away last Wednesday at age 86. Harron was one of the founders of the Save Lucy Committee, the group that salvaged Lucy the Elephant from demolition in Margate City. The Margate resident formed Lucy’s life-saving group in 1969, and her voice can be heard in audio…