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SPORTS: MIDDLE BEATS LOWER IN LACROSSE, GIRLS NEAR RECORDS

Middle Township’s girls lacrosse team beat Lower Cape May, 22-6 on Thursday as two Lady Panthers approached all time offensive records.  Bridget Ruskey scored seven goals, and now is just three goals away from the state record.  Allison Hunter had eight assists, leaving her four away from that state record. ##

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BURGER KING RESTAURANT ROBBED IN VINELAND

Vineland Police are searching for two armed men who robbed a Burger King restaurant in the city Thursday night.  Police say the Burger King located in the Maintree Shopping Center was robbed at 10pm by two men armed with guns.  No injuries are reported. ##

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ARBOR DAY CELEBRATIONS TO BE HELD IN THE COUNTY ON FRIDAY

Arbor Day celebrations will be held in several Cape May County municipalities on Thursday.  One of the events occurs in Avalon, where the Avalon Garden Club will join Mayor Martin Pagliughi to plant a new tree on a traffic island along Dune Drive. ##

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TRAFFIC ADVISORIES IN EFFECT THIS WEEKEND IN NORTH WILDWOOD

Various traffic advisories are in effect in North Wildwood this weekend for a two day running event.  A 5k run and a children’s run will be held on Saturday, with a half marathon to be held on Sunday.  There will be some road closures northbound and westbound on select streets in the city. ##

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BODY OF ATLANTIC COUNTY MARINE RETURNED HOME THURSDAY

The body of United States Marine Tyler Wechsler returned home to Atlantic County Thursday afternoon.  Wechsler’s body was found along a hiking trail earlier this month in Hawaii after he was missing for more than a week.  Another motorcade will occur Sunday for Wechsler as his body is transported to its final resting place in [...]

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TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDER MAY COME TO PERMIT OFFSHORE DRILLING

Despite grave concerns from environmentalists and business leaders, President Trump may issue an executive order before the weekend that would permit the offshore drilling for fuel.  Many local groups and organizations have fought the plan, saying the risk to the environment and tourism is not worth it.  Senator Robert Menendez is opposed to the President’s [...]

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NEW ARTIFICIAL REEFS COMING TO DELAWARE BAY VIA NJDEP

Some new artificial reefs are coming to the Delaware Bay courtesy of the New Jersey Environmental Protection.  DEP Commissioner Bob Martin says a new reef in the bay and another in Manasquan Inlet will expand fishing opportunities in the State of New Jersey.  Recreational fishing generates $1.5 billion in New Jersey each year. ##

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REPORT: FORMULA ONE RACING MAY COME TO NORTH JERSEY

A proposal to bring Formula One racing to northern New Jersey has been dormant for years, but now it’s back on the table.  NJ.com reports that there are discussions among the new owners of the international racing circuit to bring Formula One racing to Weehawken during the evening hours. ##

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AVALON COUNCIL DISCUSSES LIQUOR SERVICE HOURS

The Avalon Borough Council discussed adjusting the hours for which alcoholic beverages can be sold in the community.  Council is considering changing the proposed start of liquor sales on Sundays from 11:00am until either 10:00am, or 9:00am.  Council will consider the first reading of an ordinance addressing the issue next month. ##

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