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Rifts deepen at Jersey Shore as Gov.
Murphy joins chorus telling second-
home owners not to come down
to isolate from coronavirus

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 3/23/2020 8:55:28 AM

By the time Ben Miller finally had to shut down his “Cool Cape May” Facebook page last Wednesday, the site had been overwhelmed by days of fighting and vitriol over whether second-home owners should ride out the coronavirus pandemic down the Shore.“It got crazy,” Miller said Sunday by telephone from his home in Northampton, Pa. “Battle lines were drawn. Up until that time, Cape May hadn’t had any cases. Then out of nowhere, [a case] came in and it was somebody from New York. It was the ideal situation to light that fire.”When “Cool Cape May” resurfaced to its 42,000

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Resort towns are seeing their populations suddenly swell with city-folk.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: tsquare 3/23/2020 9:08:40 AM (No. 354934)
My guess is that off season infrastructure is not staffed or organized to manage an off season influx, diseased or not.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: pros7767 3/23/2020 9:09:13 AM (No. 354935)
The locals need to remember that it's the second home owners who support their businesses in the summer and whose taxes keep their taxes lower by supporting school systems they will never use. And yes, these owners will remember but it won't change anything. There is nothing like the Jersey Shore!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: TLCary 3/23/2020 9:31:16 AM (No. 354953)
As if it weren't hard enough for Bernie to decide which of his houses to isolate in. Just kidding, The Politburo is immune to the opinions of the bien peasants. But really, so your neighbors might not like it. So? Property rights. You own it, you can use it. Locals don't like it then they could have bought it to keep it empty. Otherwise, the neighbors don't get to say when you can chose to live in your own damn house. As for the local government services, they pay the same taxes on their property as the permanent residents. "Oh you don't live here? Well, you get to pay for the Big Mac like the locals but you don't get to eat it."
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Reply 4 - Posted by: anniebc 3/23/2020 9:50:11 AM (No. 354975)
So, are they checking entry points or going house to house because they're telling taxpayers and homeowners what they can and can't do? This stuff is amazingly creepy, but it's revealing the communistic nature of our "rulers" and our society. I hope people who haven't been paying attention are seeing this and not liking it.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 3/23/2020 9:50:51 AM (No. 354976)
Block travel out of NYC/state if you want to protect everyone else. They are the absolute national epicenter of this virus. Current CDC data says 6834 cases in NY state, and out here in Kansas, we have 35 total cases. Keep the New Yorkers home, we don't need them out spreading it. NY is by far the most infected state in the union, with Washington state, far behind at 1376 as per current CDC map. "Fly over country" is looking pretty good right now. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html Both primary US infection centers are also centers of massive leftist Dem government, and high numbers of leftist folks, leftist lifestyles. Coincidence? I doubt it. I sympathize with the folks not wanting the New Yorkers bringing the infection there.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: smcchk 3/23/2020 9:51:42 AM (No. 354979)
How can homeowners be told not to go to their homes? Second or not?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: sanspeur 3/23/2020 9:53:25 AM (No. 354981)
Hamptons influx greeted likewise . Heck , it’s always been town vs gown ( transient students , faculty ) ..anyone remember when college students were allowed to vote where they were”en campied”? That was a game changer , a big “in your face” to locals . Guess who did that ??
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Strike3 3/23/2020 9:53:28 AM (No. 354982)
This restriction is going too far. If one has a home anywhere he is entitled to live in it. Chances are if you claimed to be a homeless person you would be untouchable.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Heidicat 3/23/2020 10:10:38 AM (No. 355009)
Many, many of these second homeowners rent their homes out and rely on the rental income to pay off their mortgages. It's their investment property, and I know of many who only spend the occasional weekend or week in early June when schools are still in session or in September when the rental season essentially ends. For many it's their planned retirement home "someday"... there is so much more to this than appears initially.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sanddollar 3/23/2020 11:27:52 AM (No. 355134)
Better to stay home where you have access to the doctor that knows your medical history. Many of these resort areas do not have many doctors or big hospitals. Where we go on vacation is a barrier island. They have closed the section we visit to all non-residents. They are checking identification. The medical system there is not equipped to deal with people with serious respiratory illness.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: jacksin5 3/23/2020 12:59:34 PM (No. 355259)
Compared to the massive influx of Spring-Breakers and children visiting the parents and grandparents in places like Florida, this seems like a tempest in a teapot, when it comes to virus spread. The snow-birds here in Florida are already starting to head back North, to be closer to family or their personal physicians if a medical issue ensues.
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