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STONE HARBOR TO DISCUSS PLAN TO LOWER DUNES, PUT SAND ON BEACH

Stone Harbor’s council meets Tuesday afternoon and is expected to discuss a plan with state and federal reps to lower some dunes in order to put fresh sand on the beach.  Stone Harbor is handcuffed by an environmental decision not to take sand out of Hereford Inlet for a traditional hydraulic beach fill.  This alternate …

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COUNTY ON PACE TO ENJOY RECORD TOURISM NUMBERS IN 2019

Cape May County is on pace to enjoy record tourism numbers in 2019.  County Tourism Director Diane Wieland announced that the occupancy tax collection from January through July of this year is up a whopping 8.4 percent over the same time period last year.  Wieland says these figures suggest a substantial uptick in overnight stays …

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AVALON TO RECEIVE MAJOR HYDRAULIC BEACH FILL NEXT MONTH

Avalon is next in line for a major beach fill.  Mayor Marty Pagliughi announced today that the Borough will be getting a hydraulic fill of nearly a half million cubic yards of new sand on north end beaches.  By partnering with the state and federal governments, Avalon pays for less than one tenth of the …

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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR MONDAY MORNING

A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for Monday morning’s high tide.  The National Weather Service reports there could be minor coastal flooding in flood prone areas Monday due to tides running about a half foot above ground level.  High tide in the back bays will occur shortly before 10:00am Monday.  Strong rip currents are …

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WILDWOOD POLICE ANNOUNCE SIDE STREETS CLOSED DURING CONSTRUCTION

Wildwood Police have reported that various side streets used to access Rio Grande Avenue have been closed for a major construction project.  Police say the roads include Susquehanna Avenue, as well as a portion of Hudson Avenue.  Motorists are advised to avoid the construction area and access the island via bridges in Lower Township or …

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REPORT: ATLANTIC CITY COP ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

An Atlantic City cop who has made headlines before was reportedly arrested in Margate over the weekend.  NJ Advance Media reports that Sterling Wheaten was arrested early Saturday morning on an allegation of domestic violence.  You may remember Wheaten has already been indicted in connection with a K-9 attack that left a man with 200 …

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HS FOOTBALL: HAMMONTON KNOCKS OFF SPIRIT, OCEAN CITY WINS

In the biggest upset of the high school football season, Hammonton defeated Holy Spirit Friday night, 18-7.  Jaiden Abrams rushed for 226 yards in that game.  In other action, Ocean City improved to 4-0 with a 44-6 win over Absegami.  Riverside knocked off Wildwood 36-6.  Today, Middle Township plays Gloucester Catholic in a game to …

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