Upper Township Gazette

Private security for Upper Township courts

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, September 17, 2014 09:00 am

PETERSBURG – The township will contract with K.D. National Force Security of Woodstown to provide security at the Upper Township Municipal Court.

Committeeman Ed Barr, who oversees public safety, said the company will provide security for the court, the judge and operate the metal detector system.

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Board, UTEA backs school newsletter proposal

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 am

PETERSBURG — Members of the Upper Township Board of Education’s public relations committee have suggested publishing a monthly newsletter, to spread the word about happenings within the school district from the classroom to the sports fields.

“So that all the stakeholders are aware, so it’s not just the people who show up at the board meetings,” said board member Kristie Chisholm at a Monday, Sept. 15, meeting of the Upper Township Board of Education.

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Upper Schools adopt rigid attendance policy

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 16, 2014 04:16 pm

PETERSBURG — The Upper Township Board of Education has approved a stricter attendance policy designed to align with New Jersey Department of Education requirements.

The state recently revised the rules for reporting student absences for all students age 6 to 16.
“Parents, you need to pay attention,” board member Fran Newman said at a Monday, Sept. 15 school board meeting. “Documentation is very important.”  

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Upper Township Board of Education notes, edition of Sept. 17, 2014

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 16, 2014 04:13 pm

PETERSBURG — The following items were discussed during a Monday, Sept. 15 meeting of the Upper Township Board of Education.

Televised meetings

During a board comment period at the end of the meeting, board member Jim Arsenault asked for an update on a potential plan to air board meetings on the township’s public access channel.

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Free rabies clinic in Seaville set for Oct. 25

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00 pm

SEAVILLE – The township has scheduled a free rabies clinic from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Shore Veterinarian Animal Hospital, 73 Hope Corson Road in Seaville.

The event will be held rain or shine. Dog licenses will also be available for purchase.

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‘Parade of Champions’ tentatively set for Oct. 14

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, September 15, 2014 02:00 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee has tentatively scheduled a parade for two local championship baseball teams.

Committeeman Hobie Young said he hopes to organize a “Parade of Champions” for Tuesday, Oct. 14, before a scheduled Upper Township Committee meeting that night. Township Committee plans to honor the two teams at the start of the meeting.

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Volunteers needed for beach cleanup and dune grass planting in Sea Isle

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – Individuals, families, civic originations, scout troops and others are encouraged to volunteer for Sea Isle City’s 2014 Autumn Beach Cleanup and Dune Grass event from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Sept. 27.

The cleanup is hosted by the Sea Isle City Environmental Commission. Volunteers will gather debris from the beaches and dunes and plant dune grass to strengthen the shoreline.

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Irish Festival in Sea Isle City Sept. 19-21

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 10:00 am

Sea Isle City’s JFK Boulevard will be transformed into an Irish vendors market during the Irish Festival Weekend, Sept. 19-21. Sea Isle City’s JFK Boulevard will be transformed into an Irish vendors market during the Irish Festival Weekend, Sept. 19-21.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city’s eighth annual Irish Festival Weekend will take place at the LaCosta Complex, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue, from Friday to Sunday, Sept. 19-21.

The celebration is co-sponsored by LaCosta Lounge and KIX-McNutley’s. It will feature live Irish music, dancing, a vendor’s market and food.

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Sea Isle police to collect unwanted prescription medicine Sept. 27

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 14, 2014 09:00 am

Shown giving unneeded medications to Lt. Thomas McQuillen of the Sea Isle City Police Department during a past drug collection is Judy D’Arcy, of Sea Isle City and Doylestown, Pa. Shown giving unneeded medications to Lt. Thomas McQuillen of the Sea Isle City Police Department during a past drug collection is Judy D’Arcy, of Sea Isle City and Doylestown, Pa.

SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the rear entrance of police headquarters, 450 Park Road.

The service is free and anonymous. Police and the DEA cannot accept liquid medications, needles or other sharps – only pills or patches.  

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Upper Township committeeman suggests fee for vacant properties

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, September 13, 2014 02:00 pm

PETERSBURG – Committeeman John Coggins said last week that he would like Upper Township to make banks register foreclosed properties that they own, and charge them a fee.

Coggins said the Borough of Woodbine recently approved regulations that requires banks owning foreclosed properties to register them with the clerk. There is a $500 registration fee for the first year, $1,000 in the second year and $1,500 in the third year and thereafter, he said.

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