Upper Township Gazette

Letters page: Taxes, pipeline, working with State Police top issues

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Opinion Saturday, October 19, 2013 08:00 am

To the editor:

Have you noticed that election campaign signs are sprouting up everywhere these days. Vote Republican, says one for Newman and Corson. The other for Republican Independents says, “Just give us a chance” for Coggins and Young.

What do any of these folks promise us, if elected, they will fight for to get improved or changed to improve the quality of our lives? Here is a list of items that need to be addressed in the days ahead. All deserve answers to help each voter make up his or her mind.

Read more: Letters page: Taxes, pipeline, working with State Police top issues

 

Celebrate Octoberfest in Sea Isle City

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 18, 2013 06:00 pm

Shown on the Octoberfest rock wall in 2012 is Jared Miller, 10, of Upper Darby, Pa. and Sea Isle City. Shown on the Octoberfest rock wall in 2012 is Jared Miller, 10, of Upper Darby, Pa. and Sea Isle City.

SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization will host its annual Octoberfest celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and the Promenade.

The event will include free hayrides on the beach, live music by the Philadelphia German Brass Band, produce and craft vendors, a magic show, pumpkin painting and free children’s activities including face painters, balloon artists, inflatable obstacle courses and a rock-climbing wall.

The Octoberfest Pie-Baking Contest will take place at The Braca Café on JFK Boulevard. Pies of any type can be entered. Pies from professional kitchens will not be accepted.

Read more: Celebrate Octoberfest in Sea Isle City

   

Letters page: Asking questions is not playing politics

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Opinion Friday, October 18, 2013 01:43 pm

To the editor:

When a committeeman in Upper Township asks a simple question regarding payment for services rendered to another municipality, why is it like pulling teeth to get an answer?

The recent discussion at an open public meeting regarding emergency dispatch service is just another example of the Upper Township Committee refusing to answer simple questions asked by Committeeman Tony Inserra. It’s his job. He was elected to make sure the public interest is protected, just like the rest of the committee.

Read more: Letters page: Asking questions is not playing politics

 

Letters page: Committee needs to explore all cost-saving ideas

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Opinion Friday, October 18, 2013 01:41 pm

To the editor:

Wow is right. I am really surprised that Committeeman Jay Newman would even think that my proposing to the committee that we explore the possibility of reducing one of the township’s larger annual budget items, well ahead of next year’s budget, would be thought of as an attempt to embarrass him or his running mate. On my part, I was merely trying to being to obtain some of the very facts that Mr. Newman has begun to state in his letter of last week. I did not state that relocation of emergency dispatch as a better solution, nor did I try to give the impression that I am an expert in that area. I just brought up that it was an area that we as a committee should explore in an effort to save money for the township.

Read more: Letters page: Committee needs to explore all cost-saving ideas

   

Letters page: Vote for change would be change for the worst

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Opinion Friday, October 18, 2013 01:40 pm

To the editor:

Election season is here and the signs have sprouted liked mushrooms. The Young/Coggins team signs promise “one voice for all.” Will that one voice be that of Committeeman Tony Inserra, Mr. Young’s political mentor in his run for township committee last year? Please remember when voting for that one voice what Mr. Inserra stands for: privatizing the rescue squad, privatizing 911 dispatch, eliminating the planning board and zoning board and the creation of a combined planning/zoning board, obtaining fiscal responsibility by the elimination of township jobs and positions to name a few.

Read more: Letters page: Vote for change would be change for the worst

 

On the cover: Fire safety fun

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Jen Marra Friday, October 18, 2013 11:45 am

Jackson Sturm, 8, of Greenfield, Zachary Linz, 9, of Wildwood, Charlie Costal, 8, of Palermo, and Andrew Swan, 8, of Palermo, check out the fire trucks outside the Marmora Firehouse during the Fire Prevention Open House Wednesday, Oct. 9. The event was hosted by the Upper Township Emergency Services.

 

 

   

Upper Township women walk 60 miles for breast cancer

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

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.

Read more: Upper Township women walk 60 miles for breast cancer

 

Have a sweet time at Applefest in Upper Township

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

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.

Read more: Have a sweet time at Applefest in Upper Township

   

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

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

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.

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

 

Attempted student abduction reported in Upper Township

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

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.

Read more: Attempted student abduction reported in Upper Township

   

Page 46 of 114