• Upper Township Gazette

    (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.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    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.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – A spokesperson with the state Department of Community Affairs said this week that the closure of the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point would not affect $6.2 million in energy tax receipts to Upper Township.

    The money funds half of the township’s budget each year. Officials have said a loss of that revenue would lead to large tax increases or substantial cuts in services.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – The township is seeking a conditional approval of its official tax map in order to proceed with a planned property revaluation this year.

    The state Division of Taxation gave officials a 64-page itemized list of changes that must be made to the tax map in March, engineer Paul Dietrich said last week. Upper Township had hoped to start its revaluation in April.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    Last weekend, 34 scouts and leaders from Boy Scout Troop 95 spent the weekend in New York City. Scouts were picked up from school Friday, and quickly loaded into waiting cars, their gear having already been packed the night before.

Upper Township Gazette

(Flying) men at work

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Written by Bill Barlow Thursday, August 22, 2013 10:58 am

A workman counts on the steady hand of his pilot as he does work Thursday morning, Aug. 22, on the power lines next to the 34th Street Bridge heading into Ocean City. Details of the work were not immediately available.

A workman counts on the steady hand of his pilot as he does work Thursday morning, Aug. 22, on the power lines next to the 34th Street Bridge heading into Ocean City.According to Atlantic City Electric spokesman Frank Tedesco, the work was minor, but required as part of comprehensive inspections performed each year. (photos by Bill Barlow.)

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Upper Township school board honors retiring staff members

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:20 am

 Carolyn Slagle with Bob DiDonato, left, and Ken Barth.  Carolyn Slagle with Bob DiDonato, left, and Ken Barth.

 PETERSBURG – The Upper Township school board Monday honored several retiring educators and staff members. Among the retirees were Carolyn Slagle, Elizabeth Keene, Ronald Stenlake and Veronica Dull.

Slagle began her career with the Upper Township School District long before the electronic age took hold.

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Upper Township’s ‘Teachers of the Year’

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 21, 2013 10:19 am

  Laura Goodreau with David DelConte Laura Goodreau with David DelConte  Laura Goodreau, Upper Township Primary School

Upper Township Primary School Principal David DelConte said Laura Goodreau, voted the primary school’s Teacher of the Year for 2013, was a “wonderful teacher” as he presented her with an award at a Monday, Aug. 19 meeting of the Upper Township Board of Education.

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Local authors tell their stories at Schiavo Library event

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, August 21, 2013 10:09 am

  Daniel David Jones, left, and Arthur J. Higbee point to a map of the search pattern U.S. Coast Guard helicopters used while looking for them off the coast of Ocean City.
Daniel David Jones, left, and Arthur J. Higbee point to a map of the search pattern U.S. Coast Guard helicopters used while looking for them off the coast of Ocean City.

STRATHMERE – Local authors gathered at the Schiavo Library last week to share their stories.

There were murder mysteries, love lost and found again, children’s stories, history and a real-life story by two men who were rescued from the Atlantic Ocean after almost 19 hours at sea.

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BOE eyes another referendum for school repairs

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, August 21, 2013 10:08 am

State would cover 40 percent of $16M cost

 PETERSBURG – The Upper Township Board of Education Monday voted unanimously to support an application to the state for $16,616,831 in renovations to the school district’s three facilities.

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Coyote sighted in Upper Township in middle of the day

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Written by Joan Kostiuk Tuesday, August 20, 2013 02:34 pm

Chelsea White/A coyote basks in the sun Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 20 in a backyard on Rivendell Road in the Palermo section of Upper Township. Coyote sightings in the township are becoming more and more frequent; however, they are rarely seen during the daytime. Chelsea White/A coyote basks in the sun Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 20 in a backyard on Rivendell Road in the Palermo section of Upper Township. Coyote sightings in the township are becoming more and more frequent; however, they are rarely seen during the daytime.

UPPER TOWNSHIP - A coyote basks in the sun Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 20 in a suburban backyard on Rivendell Road in the Palermo section of Upper Township.

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Township renews contract with EMS collection firm

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, August 20, 2013 05:47 am

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee last week voted to renew a contract with Accounts Receivable Management, Inc. of Thorofare to provide collection services for local EMS bills.

The company will receive 25 percent of the collections it makes. It does not handle financial hardship cases, according to officials.

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Troop 95 flies high at Catskill Mountains

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 20, 2013 04:45 am


Shane Wigglesworth takes the Shane Wigglesworth takes the

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Seventeen boy scouts and scout leaders from Upper Township’s Troop 95 recently returned from an exciting week of summer camp in the Catskill Mountains in New York.

As the scouts arrived at the camp, the first thing that drew everyone’s attention was the size of the camp.

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Upper Township approves $20K in new street signs

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, August 19, 2013 02:06 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The township approved $20,000 from its Capital Improvement Fund to purchase new street signs at a meeting last week.

Township engineer Paul Dietrich said the new signs will have larger lettering and be more reflective. Federal guidelines require the new signs be installed, he said.

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1,300 athletes compete in Capt. Bill Gallagher run

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, August 19, 2013 01:13 pm

(photos by Katie Dalrymple) Over 1,300 runners take off from the starting line during the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol’s 43rd Annual Captain Bill Gallagher 10-Mile Island Run. (photos by Katie Dalrymple) Over 1,300 runners take off from the starting line during the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol’s 43rd Annual Captain Bill Gallagher 10-Mile Island Run.

SEA ISLE CITY – Over 1,300 runners from across the region and as far away as Quebec, California and Florida competed in the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol’s 43rd Annual Captain Bill Gallagher 10-Mile Island Run on Aug. 10.

The run featured individual runners, members of running clubs and other athletes who represented organizations, families and groups of friends. The race took place along Sea Isle City’s Promenade and beach, beginning and ending at 44th Street in front of the beach patrol’s headquarters.

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For Upper Township woman, whole world is home away from home

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Monday, August 19, 2013 11:01 am

(photo courtesy of Linda Gentille) Linda Gentille will play in South Korea and China this fall. The Upper Township piano player also leads the Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra, which performs at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center during the summer. (photo courtesy of Linda Gentille) Linda Gentille will play in South Korea and China this fall. The Upper Township piano player also leads the Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra, which performs at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center during the summer.

UPPER TOWNSHIP—The busy and sometimes hectic days of summer will soon fade into the quieter times of autumn for many year round residents of Cape May County.

The opposite will hold true for pianist Linda Gentille, of Upper Township, whose home away from home is the rest of the world.

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Local residents make Dean's List at Saint Joseph's University

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 19, 2013 12:00 am

The following residents earned Dean's List honors for the spring 2013 semester at Saint Joseph's University:

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