Upper Township Gazette

Eagle Scout honored by Upper Township Committee

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 11, 2014 05:53 pm


Eagle Scout Brandon Hadtke (center) receives a proclamation from Upper Township Committee at its meeting Monday, Nov. 10.
Eagle Scout Brandon Hadtke (center) receives a proclamation from Upper Township Committee at its meeting Monday, Nov. 10.

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee honored Eagle Scout Brandon Hadtke at their Monday, Nov. 10 meeting.

Hadtke is a member of Boy Scout Troop 79 in Upper Township. He completed his Eagle Scout project this year, installing new pavers at the Upper Township Branch Library’s sitting area. He and volunteers also replaced the wood on the picnic tables there, put in new mulch and shrubs, and a new arbor.

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Upper Township honors local veterans at Osprey Point

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, November 11, 2014 04:42 pm

Veterans Day 2014

SEAVILLE – Osprey Point in Seaville held its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Tuesday, honoring service men and women, as well as more than 50 residents and former residents of the adult community here.

The names of each veteran at Osprey Point, and the names of those who have died, is read out every year at each Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremony. The park where the ceremonies are held, Staff Sergeant William Godfrey Memorial Park, is named after the only Upper Township resident to die in the Vietnam War.

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Sea Isle police revive person using heroin antidote

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 11, 2014 02:19 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – Sea Isle City police officers revived an overdose victim Saturday using Narcan, a heroin antidote.

Police responded to a residence around 9:17 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 for a report of an unresponsive man. Officers found the 30-year-old victim not breathing. After determining it was a drug overdose, officers administered Narcan to the victim, according to a press release.

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Revaluation inspections continue in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, November 11, 2014 09:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Representatives from Vital Communications, Inc. of Trenton, which is performing the revaluation of all properties in Upper Township, were scheduled to begin taking photographs of the front of homes starting Monday, Nov. 10.

Property owners should have received a notice in the mail notifying them of upcoming inspections. Interior inspections of homes are ongoing, according to the township’s website.

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Veterans Day service at Osprey Point

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:00 am

Veterans Day Osprey Point SEAVILLE – A Veterans Day Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Staff Sergeant William Godfrey Memorial Park on Route 9 in Seaville.

The service will be hosted by Osprey Point resident and former North Wildwood mayor Aldo Palombo. More than 50 veterans are residents of the Osprey Point Condominiums, an over-55 community.

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Letter: A general election thank you

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Written by Opinion Monday, November 10, 2014 11:52 am

To the editor:

Thank you for my 70 percent win on Nov. 4. I walked door-to-door in 10 Upper Township voting districts, which included well over 1,000 homes. Unfortunately I was not able to walk in all of the districts. Also, I was able to attend numerous community events to meet and greet many of the fine people residing in Upper Township.

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Upper Township receives Sustainable Jersey certification

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, November 10, 2014 11:48 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Upper Township is one of seven towns in Cape May and Atlantic counties that received Sustainable Jersey certification this year.

According to a statement from the group last week, Sustainable Jersey’s 417 participating communities represent nearly 75 percent of the state’s municipalities.

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Tuckahoe merchants to hold ‘Handmade in America’ craft show

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 10, 2014 09:47 am

TUCKAHOE – The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association (GTAMA) will hold a “Handmade in America” Professional Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Route 50 in Tuckahoe.

Vendors are being chosen for the craft show by invitation only, according to a press release from the merchants group. Every vendor will be from Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland counties.

All the items in the show are made by craftsmen in the United States.

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Quilts of Valor to be presented at Sea Isle Veterans Day ceremony

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 10, 2014 12:00 am

Members of VFW Post 1963, shown during last year’s ceremony, will be among many veterans at Sea Isle City’s Veterans Day ceremony. Members of VFW Post 1963, shown during last year’s ceremony, will be among many veterans at Sea Isle City’s Veterans Day ceremony.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 in Veterans Park, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue.

There will be a wreath-laying ceremony and a gun salute by the Cape May County Militia. The First Bank of Sea Isle City will present a $2,000 check to the members of VFW Post 1963, the recipients of First Bank’s annual Community Partner Award.

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Committee backing increase to Shore Protection Fund

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, November 08, 2014 09:30 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Upper Township Committee will vote Monday on a resolution in support of doubling the state’s Shore Protection Fund.

The Jersey Shore Partnership, a nonprofit advocate for shore protection and beach replenishment, has proposed the increase. It has been backed by a number of communities.

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City Hall construction continues in Sea Isle City

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, November 07, 2014 09:00 am

Construction of the new City Hall and Public Safety Building on JFK Boulevard is scheduled to be complete in June. Construction of the new City Hall and Public Safety Building on JFK Boulevard is scheduled to be complete in June.

SEA ISLE CITY – Construction on the new City Hall and Public Safety Building on JFK Boulevard continues, with crews aiming to have the building fully enclosed before the start of winter.

Sea Isle City Council awarded an $11.7 million contract to Hessert Construction of Marlton in January. The old City Hall building on Landis Avenue and the Public Safety Building on JFK Boulevard were flooded in Hurricane Sandy. Due to the extent of flooding damage, all staff and operations for those buildings was moved to the former public school building on Park Road.

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Miss Cape May County makes a big difference for local Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, November 06, 2014 11:20 am

Miss Cape May County 2015 Dana Piccoli collected more than 90 bags of clothing and other items in October to be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. Miss Cape May County 2015 Dana Piccoli collected more than 90 bags of clothing and other items in October to be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

BEESLEYS POINT – Miss Cape May County Dana Piccoli, of Beesleys Point, gathered donations of clothing, toys and other household items for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties throughout the month of October. More than 90 bags of items were donated and delivered to the organization on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Piccoli chose Big Brothers Big Sisters as her platform for Miss Cape May County and the Miss New Jersey Pageant next year. She has been a volunteer since she was young, according to the organization’s Facebook page.

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Republican organization holds road cleanup in Upper Township

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 06, 2014 10:19 am

Upper Township Republican Organization UTRO volunteers (from left) Lauren Schmidt, cleanup committee chairman Joseph Loteck, Conrad Schmidt and Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt (not pictured) participated in a community litter pickup on Saturday, Oct. 18. Upper Township Republican Organization UTRO volunteers (from left) Lauren Schmidt, cleanup committee chairman Joseph Loteck, Conrad Schmidt and Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt (not pictured) participated in a community litter pickup on Saturday, Oct. 18.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The Upper Township Republican Organization (UTRO) held a community cleanup on Tuckahoe Road on Saturday, Oct. 18.

The UTRO has been participating in community cleanips for more than a decade, according to a press release. Members collected many bags of trash and recyclables this year.

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Letter: Public input sought on Alzheimer’s

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 05, 2014 01:14 pm

To the editor:

Alzheimer's is a devastating, debilitating brain disorder that robs people of their cognitive abilities and ultimately their lives. Every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's disease, which is the nation's sixth leading cause of death. Alzheimer's is the only disease in the list of top-10 causes of death for which there is no way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. In 2013, Alzheimer's cost our nation more than $200 billion, making it our most expensive disease.  There are currently 85,000 residents living with Alzheimer's or a related disorder within the seven South Jersey counties. Between now and 2025, it is projected that our state will have a 23.5 percent increase in residents age 65 and older living with Alzheimer's.  Now New Jersey residents have an opportunity to voice their concerns and assist in shaping the future for the state in dealing with this disease.

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Pierson wins big in Upper Township Committee race

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, November 04, 2014 09:55 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Republican Jeffrey Pierson has defeated incumbent independent Committeeman Anthony Inserra in the race for a seat on Upper Township Committee.

According to unofficial results from the Cape May County Clerk’s Office, Pierson had a very strong showing Tuesday night. He carried 70 percent of the vote in Upper Township, netting 2,619 votes.

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A spooktacular spectacle (photos)

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, November 04, 2014 02:43 pm

Students of the Upper Township Primary School showed off their Halloween costumes in a costume parade Friday, Oct. 31, in the sports field next to the school in Marmora. The students were led by their teachers around the field as family members watched, waved, and took photos of their children. The Upper Township Elementary School students also came out to watch the parade in their costumes. 

photos by Jen Marra .

Students of the Upper Township Primary School showed off their Halloween costumes in a costume parade Friday, Oct. 31, in the sports field next to the school in Marmora. The students were led by their teachers around the field as family members watched, waved, and took photos of their children. The Upper Township Elementary School students also came out to watch the parade in their costumes.
Students of the Upper Township Primary School showed off their Halloween costumes in a costume parade Friday, Oct. 31, in the sports field next to the school in Marmora. The students were led by their teachers around the field as family members watched, waved, and took photos of their children. The Upper Township Elementary School students also came out to watch the parade in their costumes.

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