ROUTE 9 WAS CLOSED DOWN DUE TO ACCIDENT

All traffic was closed at the intersection of Route 9 and Woodbine-Oceanview Rd today. An accident took place in that area around noon and state officials say a traffic signal is down as a result. All lanes were reported closed, but have since reopened. More details will be passed along when they become available.

DAVIES CONVICTED OF KILLING FROM 2007

A North Wildwood man will serve time for killing a Wales man. Robert Davies has been sentenced for reckless manslaughter of Lavern Paul Ritch in 2007. Davies claimed he was acting in self-defense, thinking that Ritch among of a group trying to take his life. Davies was not convicted of murder though. The sentence is…

NEW CHARGES FILED IN RIO CRASH

The man responsible for multiple injuries in Rio Grande on March 29 will face additional charges. Middle Police charged Anthony Friel with crashing into a bus stop and one person remains in the hospital as a result of the injuries he sustained. An further investigation found the man under the influence of a controlled dangerous…

REPORT: LOCAL COMPANY GETS WIND FARM APPROVALS

A local company has received approvals from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to build an offshore wind farm.  The Press of Atlantic City reports this morning that Fishermen’s Energy of Cape May has received coastal permits from the NJDEP to put six wind turbines off the coast of Atlantic City.  The United States…

DECISION EXPECTED ON FLOUNDER SEASON

Today is the day the New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council is expected to announce the limits for the 2011 summer flounder season. Local anglers are hoping the state agency will increase the length of the season and lower length requirements. In 2010, the summer flounder season did not begin until May 29th with a legal…

CAPE MAY HOLDS ANOTHER HEARING ON THEATER

It’s not over yet.  More testimony was offered up last night at a Cape May Zoning Board hearing on the future of the Beach Theater in Cape May.  The discussion during last night’s hearing largely focused on whether or not the building is actually historic and if the demolition of the Beach Theater would endanger…

WINDFARM OFF ATLANTIC CITY TAKES STEP FORWARD

A local company has gotten approved from the state’s Department of Environmental Protection to building a six turbine windfarm off the coast of Atlantic City. The CAFRA permitting was issued for this project. According to a press release, the work will bring more than 200 construction jobs. The Fishermen’s Energy of Cape May still has…