Upper Township Gazette

Shaiko named Delaware County Sportsperson of the Year

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 07, 2014 11:28 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Thomas F. Shaiko of Upper Township, a longtime member of the Ocean City-Upper Township Rotary Club, was recently named Sportsperson of the Year by the Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame.

“I am both gratified and humbled by this selection,” he said. “Other than my family, youth athletics has been the focus of my life.”

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Letter: Firehouses need better checks and balances

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Written by Opinion Sunday, April 06, 2014 11:00 pm

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 Sunday, April 06, 2014 11:00 pm

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 Sunday, April 06, 2014 11:00 pm

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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Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association offers scholarships

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 04, 2014 01:27 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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‘Massive’ beach project in Strathmere will take year-and-a-half

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, April 03, 2014 02:39 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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On the cover: Time to unwind

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, April 03, 2014 11:16 am

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 10:37 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 Wednesday, April 02, 2014 11:00 pm

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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State: BL England closure won’t affect tax relief to Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, April 02, 2014 11:41 am

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.

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Two Republicans running for Upper Township Committee seat in June primary

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, April 02, 2014 09:41 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Two local Republicans are running for a seat on Upper Township Committee in the June 3 primary.

The township clerk’s office said no other Republican or Democratic candidates have filed for the primary. Independent candidates do not have to file until the day of the primary.

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Letter: Upper Township voters have a choice

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, April 01, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

I have spent nearly my entire adult life serving my community at the national, state and local level, beginning with a military career that sent me to the battlefields of Korea, to Absecon as a police officer, city council member and mayor for 21 years, and as a member of the board of directors of the mayors’ association and the League of Municipalities.

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Letter: Pipeline a needed economic benefit for New Jersey

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, April 01, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

State Sen. Jeff Van Drew needs public support to retain existing jobs and bring additional work in construction to the area. Local elected officials have little or no input on what is built or planned in the Pinelands designated area.

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Upper Township officials say tax map changes could delay property revaluation

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, April 01, 2014 10:54 am

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.

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Upper Township Middle School Honor Roll - Jan 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 01, 2014 08:00 am

Sixth Grade Honor Roll

Arnold, Kelsey

Baker, Jack

Becker, Cole

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Upper Township officials: Keep trash and recycling carts apart

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, March 31, 2014 12:52 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township officials are asking residents to keep their new trash and recycling carts at least two feet apart so that new automated trash cans can pick them up.

If the carts are too close together, it makes it difficult for the operator to lift a cart without knocking another one over.

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