Upper Township Gazette

Pie contest winners a slice above the rest

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:00 pm

Winners of the 2014 Sea Isle City Octoberfest Pie Baking Contest received trophies and other prizes. Shown with contest organizer Cheryl Kehner (far left) and Octoberfest organizer Barb Steele (far right) is first place winner Rita Kaufmann (center), second place winner Peter Dougherty, and Chris Cowperthwait, third place. Winners of the 2014 Sea Isle City Octoberfest Pie Baking Contest received trophies and other prizes. Shown with contest organizer Cheryl Kehner (far left) and Octoberfest organizer Barb Steele (far right) is first place winner Rita Kaufmann (center), second place winner Peter Dougherty, and Chris Cowperthwait, third place.

SEA ISLE CITY – A panel of judges named the winners of the pie contest at the city’s Octoberfest celebration, held Saturday, Oct. 18 in Excursion Park.

Thirteen people submitted a variety of homemade pies. Anne Hall and Len Teofilak, both of Sea Isle City, served as judges.

Read more: Pie contest winners a slice above the rest

 

Mayor hopes Strathmere first in line for sand

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:00 am

STRATHMERE – With the Army Corps of Engineers set to award a contract for beach replenishment in Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City soon, Mayor Richard Palombo says he hopes sand will come to local beaches first.

With the state park area on Strathmere’s north end badly eroded, Palombo said the township will be looking for beach replenishment to start there.

Read more: Mayor hopes Strathmere first in line for sand

   

Football turf war in Upper Township spills over into politics

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:30 am

PETERSBURG – Two local semi-pro football teams that fight for inches on the football field are now fighting over how many miles should separate their respective home bases.

The South Jersey Storm and South Jersey Hawks both play in the North East Atlantic Football League, and both call Upper Township home. League rules normally require teams to be located at least 20 miles apart from each other so that other teams cannot poach players or sponsors.

Read more: Football turf war in Upper Township spills over into politics

 

Two candidates vying for Upper Township Committee seat

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:30 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Incumbent Committeeman Tony Inserra and challenger Jeffrey Pierson will face off for a seat on Upper Township Committee in next week’s election.

One seat on Township Committee is up for a vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 4 general election. It is for a three-year term.

Read more: Two candidates vying for Upper Township Committee seat

   

Three candidates for three seats on Upper Township school board

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 29, 2014 09:30 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Three candidates are running for three seats on the Upper Township Board of Education.

Each seat is for a three-year term on the board.

Debra L. McLees, Rachel Mammele, and Andrea Olenik-Hipkins are running. The election is uncontested since there are only three candidates for the three open seats.

Read more: Three candidates for three seats on Upper Township school board

 

UPDATE: Woman wanted by state police surrenders to Woodbine troopers

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 28, 2014 03:00 pm

Angela B. Comfort Angela B. Comfort  WOODBINE - Angela B. Comfort, 23, of Pelham, N.Y., accompanied by her attorney, surrendered to Woodbine Station troopers on Monday, Oct. 27, officials said today.

Comfort is a suspect in a recent case of identity theft, and the theft of about $10,000 from the PNC Bank in Marmora, and state police have credited social media with generating leads in the incident.

Read more: UPDATE: Woman wanted by state police surrenders to Woodbine troopers

   

Boy scouts meet Kazakh exchange student in Seaville

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 28, 2014 02:53 pm

Boy Scout Troop 79 members with Amina Kosbayeva, center, an exchange student from Kazakhstan who is living in Upper Township. Boy Scout Troop 79 members with Amina Kosbayeva, center, an exchange student from Kazakhstan who is living in Upper Township.

SEAVILLE – Boy scouts from Troop 79 of Upper Township hosted an exchange student from Kazakhstan at a recent meeting.

Scouts had the opportunity to ask Amina Kosbayeva, who has lived in Upper Township for a little over a month, questions about her home country. She also presented a slide show at the meeting.

Read more: Boy scouts meet Kazakh exchange student in Seaville

 

Upper Township Committee to meet with local fire districts on financial safeguards

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, October 28, 2014 02:52 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The township will work more closely with local fire districts to make sure they are able to operate and there are financial controls in place to protect tax dollars, Upper Township Committee members said Monday.

The move comes in the wake of the indictment of former Seaville fire chief Rob Spiegel in September for allegedly stealing more than $46,000 from the fire company. Spiegel and his son, Jacob, allegedly received payments based on fraudulent invoices and receipts they submitted for reimbursement to the fire company and Fire District No. 4 commissioners.

Read more: Upper Township Committee to meet with local fire districts on financial safeguards

   

Upper schools plan powder puff football game

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, October 25, 2014 11:30 am

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township School District will host its inaugural Powder Puff Flag Football Tournament on Friday, Nov. 21.

“You will be entertained,” Superintendent Vincent Palmieri said.

The event is being sponsored by the Middle School Student Council. Girl students will play in the game and boys will be cheering on the teams.

Read more: Upper schools plan powder puff football game

 

Bullying incidents low in Upper Township schools, report says

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, October 25, 2014 10:00 am

PETERSBURG — Bullying may be a big problem across the nation, but Superintendent Vincent Palmieri says it is not an issue in Upper Township.

In a presentation on the district’s annual Violence/Vandalism/Substance Abuse and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying, HIB report at the Monday, Oct. 20 meeting of the Upper Township Board of Education, he said incidents were few and far between.

There were a total of 17 reported HIB incidents, and only nine of those qualified as actual HIB violations, Palmieri said. He read brief descriptions of the nine incidents, but did not include the names of the students involved.

Read more: Bullying incidents low in Upper Township schools, report says

   

Upper Township students recognized for perfect NJASK scores

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Ann Richardson Friday, October 24, 2014 12:19 pm

PETERSBURG – It is pretty unusual for any student to score a perfect 300 on the Language Arts portion of the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK), given annually to students in third through eighth grades.

In fact, it appears that Upper Township seventh grader Travis Krause is the first and only student in the state to have accomplished that feat.

Read more: Upper Township students recognized for perfect NJASK scores

 

Corbin City seeking place on Ocean City BOE

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Ann Richardson Friday, October 24, 2014 11:23 am

 PETERSBURG – If Longport has a seat at the table at the Ocean City Board of Education meetings, shouldn’t Corbin City?

That was the question posed by board member Jill Casacio at a Monday, Oct. 20 meeting of the Upper Township Board of Education. 

Longport has only a dozen students attending Ocean City High School, she said. Corbin City, which is a sending district to both Upper Township and Ocean City, has many more, she said.

Read more: Corbin City seeking place on Ocean City BOE

   

Plane captured over township on Google Earth

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:49 pm

What looks like an airport marking off Weatherby Road on Google Earth turns out to be a plane in flight over Upper Township. What looks like an airport marking off Weatherby Road on Google Earth turns out to be a plane in flight over Upper Township. What from a distance looks like an airport marking off Weatherby Road on Google Earth turns out, when zoomed in, to be a plane in flight over Upper Township, near the border with Atlantic and Cumberland counties.

See the image on Google Earth here. 

 

Mayor, committeeman spar over health insurance savings

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 22, 2014 04:29 am

PETERSBURG – Mayor Richard Palombo and Committeeman Tony Inserra argued last week over a change in health insurance that saved the township around $238,000.

The change came in April 2012 as Upper Township Committee approved a move from the state health benefits program to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. Inserra is running for reelection this year and the issue resurfaced in a recent candidates profile in The Press of Atlantic City.

Read more: Mayor, committeeman spar over health insurance savings

   

On the Cover: Fire it up

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Blacksmith Bill Banks of Eldora helps Ryan and Rachel Bacon, 6 and 11 respectively, of Seaville, create a hook using a horse shoe nail during the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township’s annual AppleFest Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield. Blacksmith Bill Banks of Eldora helps Ryan and Rachel Bacon, 6 and 11 respectively, of Seaville, create a hook using a horse shoe nail during the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township’s annual AppleFest Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield.

Blacksmith Bill Banks of Eldora helps Ryan and Rachel Bacon, 6 and 11 respectively, of Seaville, create a hook using a horse shoe nail during the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township’s annual AppleFest Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield.  

Photo by Jen Marra

 

More than just apples

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 am

photos by Jen Marra

Mike Fackenthal of Pittsburgh, with his wife Patrice not photographed, orders an apple cobbler with whip cream from Dan Leonard of Seaville, a member of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township, during the annual AppleFest Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield.
Mike Fackenthal of Pittsburgh, with his wife Patrice not photographed, orders an apple cobbler with whip cream from Dan Leonard of Seaville, a member of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township, during the annual AppleFest Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield. Mike Fackenthal of Pittsburgh, with his wife Patrice not photographed, orders an apple cobbler with whip cream from Dan Leonard of Seaville, a member of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township, during the annual AppleFest Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield.

Read more: More than just apples

   

Page 1 of 41