Upper Township Gazette

Halloween parade and dance party in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:36 pm

The Pennsport String Band will entertain spectators lining Landis Avenue during the Halloween Parade on Friday, Oct. 17.
The Pennsport String Band will entertain spectators lining Landis Avenue during the Halloween Parade on Friday, Oct. 17. SEA ISLE CITY – The city’s annual Halloween parade will step off along Landis Avenue on Friday, Oct. 17.

The parade will start at 7 p.m. 40th Street and end at 45th Street. Live music will be provided by The Eagles Pep Band, The Atlantic City Fire Department Sandpipers Pipe and Drum Band, The Pennsport String Band and The Ed Coles Entertainers.

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Letter: More checks and balances needed

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:30 pm

To the editor:

It is disgraceful that our community had a chief of a firehouse allegedly steal thousands of dollars from the hard-working people of this township. What are our trusted elected officials going to do to ensure the hard-working people of this community that this will never happen again?

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Program on heroin addiction in Woodbine

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:05 pm

WOODBINE – The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office will make a presentation called Pills to Heroin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17 at the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage, 610 Washington Ave.

The presentation seeks to educate the public about the current heroin epidemic that is affecting communities across the country, including Cape May County, according to a release.

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Octoberfest celebration at Excursion Park in Sea Isle City

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, October 13, 2014 01:14 pm

Sea Isle City’s annual Octoberfest celebration will feature live German music, free hayrides on the beach, an inflatable obstacle course, a pie baking contest, and pumpkin painting. Shown choosing a pumpkin during last year’s festival is Mia McNeil, of Vineland. Sea Isle City’s annual Octoberfest celebration will feature live German music, free hayrides on the beach, an inflatable obstacle course, a pie baking contest, and pumpkin painting. Shown choosing a pumpkin during last year’s festival is Mia McNeil, of Vineland.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city will host an Octoberfest celebration from 1 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue in Sea Isle City.

The event is sponsored by the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization in cooperation with the City of Sea Isle City.

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Marmora open house marks Fire Prevention Week

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:57 pm

MARMORA – The township’s fire companies and EMS held an open house at the Marmora firehouse Wednesday, with kids having fun playing firefighter and learning about fire prevention.

The annual open house is held each October, marking Fire Prevention Week.

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Fun by the bushel at 14th annual AppleFest in Upper Township

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:36 pm

 AppleFest in Upper Township GREENFIELD – The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township will hold its 14th annual AppleFest from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead, 26 Tyler Road.

There will be an exhibition by traditional craft artisans, as well as a flintlock musket demonstration and a bee keeping display. Tours of a restored 1812 barn will be held with displays of farm equipment and antique tools.

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Letter: More questions on baseball field lighting

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Written by Opinion Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I read the Oct. 1 article headlined “Mayor: Baseball lighting project should be rebid” in the Upper Township Gazette and came away with some questions regarding the whole process of going out to bid.

First, did Upper Township Committee explore any other options for getting the work done other than putting the project out to bid? Were grants available for lighting the baseball fields? What about local tradesmen who might be willing to do some, or all, of the work as a gift to the children of the township?

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Letter: Time for changes in Strathmere and Whale Beach

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Written by Opinion Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

As reported in the Atlantic City Press on Oct. 3, Strathmere and Whale Beach saw a threefold increase during this past summer in serious bicycle accidents, a localized spike that was the exception rather than the norm for the rest of the Cape May County.

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Letter: CRS program means savings for policy holders

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Written by Opinion Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

A few years past I made a request to Upper Township Committee that Upper Township join the Community Rating System, a program that benefits the community with increased flood plain management as well as premium discounts for policy holders, offered by the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Avalon, Sea Isle City to share $1 million grant for bridges

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 08, 2014 08:09 pm

AVALON – The borough will share a $1 million state grant aimed at rehabilitating the bascule and tollhouse portions of the bridge on Ocean Drive over Townsends Inlet, according to a statement from state officials.

The grant is part of a larger $2.7 million award to the county.

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Pickup truck crashes into 3 cars, and then the Deauville Inn

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, October 08, 2014 04:52 pm

photos by Jen Marra photos by Jen Marra STRATHMERE – A Toyota pickup truck crashed into three cars in the parking lot of the Deauville Inn, before backing into the restaurant on Willard Avenue in Strathmere shortly after 3 p.m., an employee said Wednesday afternoon.

“He came in reverse across the street and hit all of the cars in the parking lot, and then tore the door off our kitchen,” said the employee, who asked not to be identified. “And then he took off in forward and he hit his own house, too.”

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Tuckahoe River bridge will be closed to one lane during construction

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 08, 2014 04:18 pm

TUCKAHOE – Plans for a temporary bridge over the Tuckahoe River have been scrapped and the existing bridge will be closed to one lane of alternating traffic during construction, according to a spokesperson with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).

Steve Schapiro, the Acting Director of Communications with the NJDOT, said in an email last week that the project has been redesigned since a contract was awarded last year to South State, Inc. of Bridgeton.

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State Police seeking two suspects in Marmora Dunkin’ Donuts burglary

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, October 07, 2014 07:11 pm

MARMORA – New Jersey State Police are seeking to identify two suspects that broke into the Marmora Dunkin Donuts’ last month.

Police have released photos of two individuals from security camera footage inside the store. The two suspects broke into the Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 9 and Roosevelt Blvd. just after 11 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1, police said.

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Firefighters put out car fire in Marmora

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:47 am

Marmora firefighters put out a car fire on Greenbriar Road Sunday morning. Marmora firefighters put out a car fire on Greenbriar Road Sunday morning.

MARMORA – A morning car fire on Greenbriar Road in Marmora brought out firefighters and the Upper Township Division of EMS Sunday.

Marmora Volunteer Fire Company Chief Jay Newman said firefighters responded around 6:10 a.m. to the reported car fire at 12 Greenbriar Road. Firefighters found a car with an engine compartment fire, he said.

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Longaberger Basket Bingo benefits community organizations

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Written by Columb Higgins Sunday, October 05, 2014 12:55 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The Country Shore Women’s Club will hold its annual Longaberger Basket Bingo on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Upper Township Community Center in Tuckahoe.

All bingo proceeds will benefit local community service organizations.

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Sea Isle water department flushing hydrants

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Written by Columb Higgins Sunday, October 05, 2014 10:55 am

SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Water Department will be flushing out water hydrants throughout town during the months of October and November.

Annual hydrant flushing is required by state law, according to the city. It ensures that hydrant systems are functioning properly and will provide adequate water flow when needed.

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