BILL TO REDUCE PENALITIES ON FISHING MOVES FORWARD

Legislation sponsored by Senators Jeff Van Drew and Jim Beach to drastically reduce penalties associated with the new free state fishing registry – implemented as a way to collect information from recreational saltwater anglers for research purposes – was recently approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. The state implemented the free registry for…

TWO CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE DRUG OFFENSES

A pair of men were charged with numerous drugs offenses in Millville. Police there charged Ricardo “Ricky” Arroyo and Alexander Elias, both of Millville, with possession of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, along with other related charges, and a weapons charge. Bail was set at $25,000. The arrest was made on Friday after members of the sheriff’s…

STATE AND WNET AGREE TO DEAL ON NJN

The state’s public broadcasting entity is prepared to moved out of state. Gov. Chris Christie presented a plan on Monday that would move all of its radio and television responsibilities out of the state. WNET in New York would take over television operations, while WHYY in Philadelphia and WNYC in New York City will both…

CREST HAVEN RESIDENT TURNS 102

Freeholder Gerald Thornton and Crest Haven Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center will hold a birthday celebration at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7th for Undine (Dina) Dougherty who turned 102 on June 5th. Mrs. Dougherty was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey on June 5, 1909.  She attended Wildwood High School and then Peirce School of…

DRBA TO MERGE E-Z PASS USAGE INTO NEW JERSEY

The E-Z Pass operations of the Delaware River and Bay Authority are going to merge into New Jersey. The agency is expected to realize approximately $750,000 in annual cost savings by merging its operation with New Jersey E-ZPass. Some of the advantages for DRBA E-ZPass account holders include: – Reduced monthly account membership fee from…

STATE HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE COULD BE PRIVATIZED

A pilot program is being created to see how the privatization of maintenance on state highways would work. The Record Newspaper reports that the program would include select roads to see how the privatization effort would work, and could be applied to more state roads possibly. According to the report, no layoffs would occur. Workers…