Voters will have the chance to make a constitutional amendment to create open space funding by dedicating a portion of tax revenue for the fund. Gov. Chris Christie said he would be voting no on the question during a press conference Thursday. The governor noted he thought it was irresponsible to spend money in a dedicated way like that. The fund would come from four percent of the corporate business tax.
Mostly good weather is being predicted for the Labor Day weekend. The National Weather Service is calling for partly to mostly sunny skies all weekend. There will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Sunday and Monday, but neither day has more than a 30 percent chance of storms. Temperatures should be right around 80 to 85 degrees as a high, for those people looking to hit the beach one more time before the unofficial end to summer happens.
The New Jersey State Police will graduate 149 new troopers. Police announced that their 154th Recruit Class will graduate on Friday in Toms River. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman and Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police Colenel Rick Fuentes will be in attendance.
Lower Township Police say a report of a suspicious person led to a drug arrest. Authorities arrested Keiffer Hahn, and charged him with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and other drug offenses. Bail was set at $15,000. Police say the arrest took place Wednesday night on the 700 block of Lincoln Blvd. in North Cape May.
The Coast Guard helped save the life of a choking victim Wednesday aboard a yacht near Cape May Harbor. A crew member aboard the Cape May-based 65-foot yacht Canyon Lady hailed for help when a 61-year-old woman aboard choked on her lunch. A 45-foot Response Boat − Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May met the Canyon Lady on the inbound side of the jetties where a Coast Guard EMT went aboard the yacht to render assistance. The Coast Guard was successfully about the save the woman and she is in good condition.
Wildwood Catholic has lost two players off their girl’s basketball team for the upcoming season. Brian Cunniff from the Wildwood Leader reports that Danielle Sanderlin and Naiyanna Saab will both be enrolling in different schools. Both will be going to Gloucester Catholic and will have to miss the first 30 days of the upcoming season due to transfer rules. Distance traveled was explained as the reason for the decision, noting that Sanderlin came from Williamstown and Saab from north Cumberland County.
New Jersey Devils fans and Philadelphia Flyers fans will get a glimpse of the future this winter as their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliates Albany Devils and Lehigh Valley Phantoms square off for a two game series at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday, November 28 and Sunday, December 14. The Albany Devils last took the ice at Boardwalk Hall’s Art Dorrington Ice Rink for a four-game series during the 2013-2014 season, with two games each against the Hershey Bears and Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins. The team also visited Boardwalk Hall in the 2010-2011 and the 2012-2013 seasons for regular season games.
A road had to close down as a result of a sinkhole in Hamilton Township. Police there say that 13th St will remain closed indefinitely due to a sinkhole. There will be no thru traffic allowed in that area. Residents on 13th St should utilize Park Rd to 13th St.
Middle Township Police are investigating a case of vandalism at Memorial Field. Officers discovered spray paint on the track and on the buildings. There is video surveillance of the incident, which is currently being analyzed. It appears a group of at least (8) juveniles or young adults are observed on the video. It appears the damage may exceed $2,000 which is a third degree crime. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 465-8700.
A Pennsylvania man was arrested for lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child for exposing himself. James Fadigan was arrested on Tuesday just prior to noon in the incident. Fadigan was said to have exposed himself to two juveniles in Wildwood Crest. Police there say they took him into custody without incident. He was placed in the Cape May County Jail on $20,000 bail.