Upper Township Gazette

Accident on Route 9 in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, June 30, 2014 04:42 pm

A vehicle crashed into a tree while traveling north on Route 9 in Marmora, causing extensive damage to its passenger side. A vehicle crashed into a tree while traveling north on Route 9 in Marmora, causing extensive damage to its passenger side.

MARMORA – A one-car accident on Route 9 in Marmora closed the roadway Monday afternoon but resulted in no injuries.

An Advantage Rental and Sales car crashed into a tree near Timber Drive while traveling north on Route 9 shortly before 4 p.m.. The collision damaged the vehicle’s passenger side.

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Ocean City High School crew champions honored

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Written by Columb Higgins Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:00 pm

Members of the Ocean City High School JV8 boys crew team and Upper Township Committee during a presentation Monday. Members of the Ocean City High School JV8 boys crew team and Upper Township Committee during a presentation Monday. PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee honored the Ocean City High School JV8 boys crew team Monday for winning the 2014 Scholastic Rowing Association of America Regatta.

The regatta was held at Mercer Lake on May 24. The Ocean City High School team beat 17 other boats from across the country.

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Upper Township Committee honors local Eagle Scout

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:00 pm

Ryan Casey, center, is presented with a proclamation from members of Upper Township Committee (from left) Committeemen John Coggins and Hobie Young, Mayor Richard Palombo, Deputy Mayor Tony Inserra and Committeeman Ed Barr. Ryan Casey, center, is presented with a proclamation from members of Upper Township Committee (from left) Committeemen John Coggins and Hobie Young, Mayor Richard Palombo, Deputy Mayor Tony Inserra and Committeeman Ed Barr. PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee Monday honored a local Eagle Scout for achieving the highest rank in scouting.

Ryan Casey is a member of Boy Scout Troop 79. He recently repaired the Gold Star Mothers Monument at the Cape May County Veterans Cemetery as his service project to attain the rank of Eagle Scout.

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Sustainable Jersey holds event in Marmora

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 28, 2014 10:00 am

MARMORA – Sustainable Jersey, a non-profit organization that supports programs and initiatives to help communities become more sustainable, held a networking meeting last week in Marmora.

Launched in 2009, Sustainable Jersey has developed a certification program that outlines specific actions towns can take that help them to “go green” and sustain their quality of life. Sustainable Jersey provides tools, training and grants to support and reward communities as they move along this path.

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Shoes at the Shore fundraiser a ringer

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 27, 2014 02:00 pm

MARMORA - The Knights of Columbus Monsignor James J. Zegers/Resurrection Council 9113 held their sixth annual Shoes at the Shore horseshoe fundraiser Saturday, June 21 at the Church of the Resurrection in Marmora. From left are second place team members Ed Dietz and Jeff Gouza, third place teammates Jay Klebaur and Andy Balinge, and first place winners Sam Picketts Jr. and Sam Picketts, Sr. Proceeds from the event benefit Knights of Columbus widows and is held the third weekend in June.

 

 

Local artists growing in talent at The Barn in Seaville

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Written by Ted Klepac Friday, June 27, 2014 08:00 am

From left, owner/artist Jill Cucci-Smith and artist Lance Balderson at The Barn in Seaville. From left, owner/artist Jill Cucci-Smith and artist Lance Balderson at The Barn in Seaville. SEAVILLE – The Barn, just north of the Cedar Square Shopping Center on Route 9 in Seaville, displays a variety of art and art photography by South Jersey artists.

It held its first gallery in 2012, when it opened its doors for local artists to show their work.

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Sea Isle police receive state accreditation

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 26, 2014 04:51 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Police Department was honored by state and local officials Monday for achieving accreditation with the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.

Accreditation assures that the police department is following recognized best practices by law enforcement agencies, including safety issues, equipment requirements and operational guidelines.

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Construction workers, firefighters lauded as heroes in Parkway crash response

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, June 26, 2014 02:29 pm

Aaron Grace, left, and John Armbruster, center, receive proclamations from Mayor Richard Palombo for their rescue of the driver of a dump truck that crashed into the water near the Parkway bridge May 23. Aaron Grace, left, and John Armbruster, center, receive proclamations from Mayor Richard Palombo for their rescue of the driver of a dump truck that crashed into the water near the Parkway bridge May 23. PETERSBURG – Officials honored six men Monday for their efforts in saving the driver of a dump truck that crashed off the Garden State Parkway bridge over the Great Egg Harbor Bay.

The accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 23, the start of the Memorial Day weekend. It brought a dozen emergency response agencies to the bridge.

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Critics cry foul on easement near Tuckahoe ball fields

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:24 pm

TUCKAHOE – Two residents spoke out Monday against a plan to give an easement to South Jersey Gas on a lot containing two tee-ball fields in Tuckahoe.

The easement would allow the company to build an interconnect station on the property, which would be used to regulate pressure in existing natural gas pipelines in Tuckahoe and a proposed 24-inch pipeline that would run to the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point.

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Dog bitten by raccoon in Upper Township

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Written by David Benson Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:10 pm

raccoon trap UPPER TOWNSHIP – A dog was bitten by a raccoon in Upper Township Wednesday and animal control officers are now trying to trap the wild animal.

Spokesperson Linda Gentille of Shore Animal Control said there have been a couple incidents of rabid animals biting pets in the last few years. Animal control is now trying to trap the raccoon to determine if it is rabid, she said.

The most recent reported attack by a rabid animal in Upper Township was in March, 2012.

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