Upper Township Gazette

Property revaluation planned for next year in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, November 14, 2013 03:01 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee introduced an ordinance this week that authorizes funding for a property revaluation here.

Officials were told by the Cape May County Board of Taxation that it has to complete a revaluation by the end of 2014. After years in which South Jersey communities were required to perform revaluations because of dramatically rising property values, those same communities are now adjusting their values lower because of the housing bubble burst in 2008. Cape May County has lost billions in property value since then.

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Upper Township looks to slow down Stagecoach Road traffic once again

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, November 14, 2013 02:06 pm

PETERSBURG – Township officials said this week that they will ask the county to look at reducing the speed limit on Stagecoach Road.

Increased residential development on the road and frequent violations of the speed limit warrant a change, Committeeman Tony Inserra said.

“I see people driving 60 to 65 mph on that road,” he said.

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Sea Isle City honors veterans in annual ceremony

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, November 13, 2013 04:09 pm

Harry Stack with VFW Post 1963 passes a wreath representing veterans of the Vietnam War over to Charles Haines, VFW Post 1963 commander, to be placed in the memorial fountain. Harry Stack with VFW Post 1963 passes a wreath representing veterans of the Vietnam War over to Charles Haines, VFW Post 1963 commander, to be placed in the memorial fountain.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Park was held Monday, starting at 11 a.m. to coincide with the World War I armistice, which took effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.

The ceremony included Mayor Leonard Desiderio, VFW Post 1963 Commander Charles Haines, County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti, County Sheriff Gary Schaffer, and 1st District Assemblyman-elect Sam Fiocchi.

Deacon Liam O‘Clisham of St. Joseph Catholic Church read the Invocation and Pastor Melissa Doyle-Waid of Sea Isle United Methodist Church read the benediction.

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On the cover: Lady Raiders do it again

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 13, 2013 01:00 am

 OCHS field hockey team The Ocean City High School field hockey team celebrates winning the South Jersey Group III championship with a 1-0 victory over rival Mainland in Linwood Monday, Nov. 11. The Raiders move on to the state semi-finals Thursday against Allentown for the chance to compete for a state title. This is the second year in a row the team has won the Group III title.

The Ocean City High School field hockey team celebrates winning the South Jersey Group III championship with a 1-0 victory over rival Mainland in Linwood Monday, Nov. 11. The Raiders move on to the state semi-finals Thursday against Allentown for the chance to compete for a state title. This is the second year in a row the team has won the Group III title.

Photo by Jen Marra 

   

Learn the 'Story of Old Glory' at Upper Township Historical Society meeting

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 12, 2013 06:00 pm

PETERSBURG - The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township will meet at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Upper Branch of the Cape May County Library, 2050 Route 631 in Petersburg. Jim Stephen of Historic Cold Spring Village will speak about “The Story of Old Glory.”

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Letters page: Campaign for Upper Township Committee was an enlightening experience

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 12, 2013 01:30 pm

To the editor:

As we begin the transition into our newly acquired position as members of the Upper Township Committee we wish to take this opportunity to thank the voters who put us here and all who have given us assistance, encouragement and guidance along the way. 

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Letters page: Proud of father's time on Upper Township Committee

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Written by Opinion Monday, November 11, 2013 04:40 pm

To the editor:

After reflecting on the outcome of the election on Tuesday, Nov. 5, I just wanted to say that I am so proud of everything my dad, Curtis Corson Jr., has done for Upper Township during his 18 years on township committee. My dad was first elected when I was around five years old. After being around politics for a majority of my life, I can honestly say that I still do not entirely understand it all. But one thing that I did learn was to establish strong relationships with others and to always be honest. My dad has always been one to speak the truth and say what everyone else is thinking, but no one else ever has the nerve to actually say aloud.

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Upper Township honors veterans, including one of its own

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, November 11, 2013 04:03 pm

Bob Henzy, a veteran of the Vietnam War, holds a model of a Huey helicopter which he rode into combat. Bob Henzy, a veteran of the Vietnam War, holds a model of a Huey helicopter which he rode into combat.

SEAVILLE – Residents of Osprey Point honored local veterans Monday, and paid tribute to the memory of William R. Godfrey, a staff sergeant from Upper Township in the 1st Air Cavalry brigade who was killed in Vietnam.

Godfrey’s helicopter went down on Oct. 10, 1969, losing seven soldiers near the town of Loc Ninh in South Vietnam. He was the only Upper Township resident to die in the Vietnam War.

Bob Henzy also served in Vietnam around the same time – May 1969 to July 1970. He was a soldier in the 7th Cavalry Regiment while Godfrey served in the 8th Cavalry Regiment. There’s a good chance he and Godfrey flew into combat together, though they didn’t know each other at the time, Henzy said.

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Fundraiser for South Seaville UMC benefits building fund

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 08, 2013 10:30 am

BEESLEYS POINT - South Seaville United Methodist Church will hold a fundraiser starting at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Tuckahoe Inn on Route 9 in Beesleys Point. The cost is $25 per person includes tax and gratuity.

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Music Together open house and demo

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 07, 2013 05:04 pm

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PALERMO – Music Together of Upper Township is inviting parents or caregivers and their children up to five years old to an open house at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 and Dec. 7 at the Little Schoolhouse of Palermo, Rt 9 in Palermo.

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