Upper Township Gazette

Upper Township women walk 60 miles for breast cancer

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, October 18, 2013 11:36 am

Beth Emma and Gina Skiscim, both of Petersburg, at the Susan G. Komen Three-Day Walk for Breast Cancer in Philadelphia. Beth Emma and Gina Skiscim, both of Petersburg, at the Susan G. Komen Three-Day Walk for Breast Cancer in Philadelphia.

PETERSBURG – Two Upper Township women recently walked 60 miles for the Susan G. Komen Three-Day Walk for Breast Cancer in Philadelphia.

Beth Emma and Gina Skiscim, both of Petersburg, crossed the finish line together at the Philadelphia Naval Yard.

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Have a sweet time at Applefest in Upper Township

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:32 pm

GREENFIELD – The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township will hold its 13th annual Applefest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead, 26 Tyler Road in Greenfield.

The farmstead was restored by the historical preservation society and is the site of the applefest and strawberry fest each year.

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UPDATE: State Police continue to investigate possible abduction attempt in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:29 am

Schools, bus stops being monitored

PETERSBURG – School officials met with New Jersey State Police Thursday regarding a possible attempted abduction of a student near the Upper Township Middle School.

Superintendent Vincent Palmieri said in a press release on the district’s website that no student was abducted or taken anywhere against his or her will. State Police are monitoring local schools and bus stops, he said.

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Attempted student abduction reported in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 16, 2013 10:41 pm

PETERSBURG – Upper Township School District officials said Wednesday night that they were working with New Jersey State Police in investigating a possible attempted student abduction at the middle school.

A notice to parents and students was released Wednesday evening on the school district’s website and through mobile phones.

Officials said the driver of a white SUV with a license plate containing the letters LUZ may have attempted to abduct a student at the middle school. They did not say if a student was approached or assaulted.

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Pipeline opponents meet, see Pinelands Commission moving toward approval

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, October 15, 2013 12:55 pm

GALLOWAY – Opponents of a proposed South Jersey Gas pipeline to the BL England power plant through the Pinelands will meet tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 16, to discuss the environmental impacts of the project.

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Upper Township accepted into state School Choice program

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, October 15, 2013 11:14 am

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township School District will join the state’s Interdistrict Public School Choice Program next year.

The approval by the New Jersey Department of Education could eventually mean additional tuition payments to the local school district. Officials have said they would like to open up more than 100 seats in kindergarten through eighth grade as part of the program, which it would enter in the 2014-15 school year.

Two years ago, the Ocean City school district entered the School Choice program. By allowing students from outside the district to apply for a limited number of seats in each grade, the district has filled empty seats and, through tuition payments from the New Jersey Department of Education, helped fill the district’s coffers, thus avoiding cuts to popular programs.

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Letters page: Upper Township taxpayers should see school district’s savings

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 14, 2013 03:02 pm

To the editor:

Over the past couple of years the township committee has helped the schools with some of their maintenance projects on the buildings. The township, using workers on staff, has accomplished many tasks at a fraction of what it would have cost the school district to get these jobs done. It sounds like a winner all the way around.

But the critics of this program have a valid point. While the township saves the school district tens of thousands of dollars on these projects, where do the savings go? Hopefully it’s used on building maintenance, but it just as well may be used for more personnel or, worse yet, paying the architect.

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Lecturer tells audience to reach for the stars at Ocean City High School

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 14, 2013 02:59 pm

Dr. Jeff Goldstein speaks about science and technology education and careers during a lecture at the Ocean City High School Thursday, Oct. 10. Dr. Jeff Goldstein speaks about science and technology education and careers during a lecture at the Ocean City High School Thursday, Oct. 10.

OCEAN CITY – Dr. Jeff Goldstein, director of the National Center of Earth and Space Science Education and director of the Arthur C. Clark Institute, kicked off the Stockton Lecture Series last week at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center in the Ocean City High School.

Goldstein is an expert on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. He also participated in a training session with science teachers from Ocean City High School.

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Get Upper Township school information through School Connect

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, October 14, 2013 12:06 pm

PETERSBURG – Parents and guardians of students in the Upper Township School District can now receive information about the school district through the SchoolConnect app available for mobile phones.

The app enables users to access school information through their touch screen phone. The company currently serves almost 40 school districts across the country, including Ocean City.

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VFW Ladies Auxiliary raises funds for veterans in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 10, 2013 01:31 pm

VFW Ladies Auxiliary volunteers (from left) Mary Ann Hamilton, Donna Muldowney, Lois Tague and auxiliary president/event organizer Marie Gardiner are shown in the kitchen of VFW Post 1963 in Sea Isle City on Sept. 28 while preparing for a spaghetti dinner that benefitted the Wounded Warrior Project and the USO. VFW Ladies Auxiliary volunteers (from left) Mary Ann Hamilton, Donna Muldowney, Lois Tague and auxiliary president/event organizer Marie Gardiner are shown in the kitchen of VFW Post 1963 in Sea Isle City on Sept. 28 while preparing for a spaghetti dinner that benefitted the Wounded Warrior Project and the USO.

SEA ISLE CITY – The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 1963 hosted a spaghetti dinner to raise funds for Post 1963 and the organization's charities, including the Wounded Warrior Project and the USO.

The Sept. 28 event was a success and many people enjoyed a hearty Italian meal while helping the Ladies Auxiliary help others, according to organizers.

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