• Ocean City Gazette

    Members of the Ocean City High School surf team, pictured with Coach Mark Miedema, center, will travel to Dana Point, Calif. in June for a national surfing championship. The team is raising money to make the trip possible and is hosting a clothing drive this weekend. OCEAN CITY — Nine members of the Ocean City High School surf team will be heading to California in June, and they need your help to get there.

    The team qualified to go to the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s National Interscholastic Championship in Dana Point, Calif. June 14 – 16.

  • Regional

    A dolphin takes a breath while swimming off Ocean City Saturday with several others. Federal officials fear a deadly illness could be coming back north with the returning animals, although the hope is that the disease will peter out this spring. (photo by Bill Barlow)With warming temperatures, the snowbirds are returning from Florida.

    That goes for wildlife as well as human cold-averse residents. On platforms along the marshes and back bays, ospreys are choosing their nesting sites, and over the weekend, just past the wetsuited surfers in the 40-something degree water in Ocean City’s north end, a pod of dolphins made…

  • Upper Township Gazette

    Cyclists get moving at the start of the Fourth Annual Tour de Tuckahoe Bike Ride at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg. The event is the largest fundraiser for the Greater Area Tuckahoe Merchants Association’s scholarship fund. PETERSBURG – Township committee last week approved the Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants Association’s request to hold the fifth annual Tour de Tuckahoe bike ride on Sunday, May 4 at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.

    Last year, the event brought more than 260 cyclists. Participants could also compete in a duathlon.

  • Upper Township Gazette

     SEA ISLE CITY – The county fire marshal and the county prosecutor Monday continued their investigation into a fire that destroyed three beachfront condominiums last week, drawing firefighters from 14 South Jersey towns.

    The investigation could be complete by Thursday.

  • Summer Magazines

    bayfest SOMERS POINT  Bayfest will occupy 14 blocks along Bay Avenue with music, food, crafters and family activities 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, rain or shine.

    Somers Point is expecting more than 30,000 people to flock to Bay Avenue this year for four live bands, 38 food vendors and more than 120 crafters, as well as 15 children’s activities.

  • Weather

    For the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather to expect when you drop a kickstand on Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:/Jen MarraFor the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather you can expect when you drop a kickstand Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:

Upper Township Gazette

Letter: Firehouses need better checks and balances

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Written by Opinion Monday, April 07, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Firehouses in the township should have independent auditors and independent non-firehouse commissioners.

Money that these firehouses receive through taxes and donations is a great deal to be entrusting to one or more members of a firehouse company. There should be a system of checks and balances done by a non-biased board that oversees all financial business within a firehouse.

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Letter: Candidate wrong about People’s Republican Organization

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Written by Opinion Monday, April 07, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

In response to last week’s article about the primary election in Upper Township, and the letter from Orvis Leopardi, I would like to clarify a few points.

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Letter: Candidate: Experience will help plan future of township

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Written by Opinion Monday, April 07, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I wish to congratulate Orvis Leopardi for his many years of public service, his service to this great nation, and his success as a businessman. He is a great American. I look forward to the Republican primary.

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Spring Fling Community Dance in Tuckahoe

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, April 06, 2014 01:00 pm

TUCKAHOE - Upper Township Cheer will hold a Spring Fling Community Dance from 6-8 p.m. on April 11 at the Upper Township Community Center in Tuckahoe. There will be light refreshments available, a DJ and games.

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Best of Life seniors group meets in Marmora

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, April 06, 2014 10:00 am

MARMORA - The Best of Life seniors group will meet at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8 at Trinity United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 20 North Shore Road in Marmora.

Bring a casserole and/or salad and a $2 donation. The group is also collecting food for the Upper Township Food Bank.

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Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association offers scholarships

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 04, 2014 02:27 pm

TUCKAHOE – The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association (GTAMA) is offering educational scholarships to full-time students who reside within the geographic boundaries of the association and meet certain eligibility requirements.

Since 1998 the association has awarded approximately $144,000 to students from the Tuckahoe area.

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Tour de Tuckahoe set for May 4

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, April 04, 2014 10:00 am

Tour de Tuckahoe set for May 4

PETERSBURG – Township committee last week approved the Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants Association’s request to hold the fifth annual Tour de Tuckahoe bike ride on Sunday, May 4 at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.

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‘Massive’ beach project in Strathmere will take year-and-a-half

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, April 03, 2014 03:39 pm

(Jen Marra) Beaches in Strathmere have signs posted warning visitors of nearby nesting birds. The birds nest here each spring. (Jen Marra) Beaches in Strathmere have signs posted warning visitors of nearby nesting birds. The birds nest here each spring.

STRATHMERE – Mayor Richard Palombo said last week that the planned beach replenishment project in Strathmere, Sea Isle City and the southern end of Ocean City will start sometime next fall and take more than a year to complete.

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Repaving work in Upper Township underway through May

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:38 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Street repaving work is now underway and will continue through mid-May, township engineer Paul Dietrich said last week.

Repaving is set to start in Palermo, he said. The township will inform residents when the company is set to do work nearby, Dietrich said.

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On the cover: Time to unwind

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:16 pm

Jared Flood of Churchville, Pa. takes advantage of the sun after a rainy weekend and practices his surf fishing skills in Corson's Inlet in Strathmere Monday, March 31. Flood said he was not expecting to catch anything but just wanted to get out and was eager for the season.

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Upper Township student competing in a capella championship

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 03, 2014 11:37 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Kameron Ghanavati of Upper Township will compete with the University of Delaware’s Vocal Point a capella group in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) competition next month.

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Business owner talks about emergency preparedness

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:00 am

Steve Rotay, owner of Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling, was the featured speaker at “BuildingsNY” at the Javits Center in New York recently. 

The business has locations in Pennsylvania and in Marmora.

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