• Ocean City Gazette

    Members of the Ocean City High School surf team, pictured with Coach Mark Miedema, center, will travel to Dana Point, Calif. in June for a national surfing championship. The team is raising money to make the trip possible and is hosting a clothing drive this weekend. OCEAN CITY — Nine members of the Ocean City High School surf team will be heading to California in June, and they need your help to get there.

    The team qualified to go to the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s National Interscholastic Championship in Dana Point, Calif. June 14 – 16.

  • Regional

    A dolphin takes a breath while swimming off Ocean City Saturday with several others. Federal officials fear a deadly illness could be coming back north with the returning animals, although the hope is that the disease will peter out this spring. (photo by Bill Barlow)With warming temperatures, the snowbirds are returning from Florida.

    That goes for wildlife as well as human cold-averse residents. On platforms along the marshes and back bays, ospreys are choosing their nesting sites, and over the weekend, just past the wetsuited surfers in the 40-something degree water in Ocean City’s north end, a pod of dolphins made…

  • Upper Township Gazette

    Cyclists get moving at the start of the Fourth Annual Tour de Tuckahoe Bike Ride at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg. The event is the largest fundraiser for the Greater Area Tuckahoe Merchants Association’s scholarship fund. PETERSBURG – Township committee last week approved the Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants Association’s request to hold the fifth annual Tour de Tuckahoe bike ride on Sunday, May 4 at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.

    Last year, the event brought more than 260 cyclists. Participants could also compete in a duathlon.

  • Upper Township Gazette

     SEA ISLE CITY – The county fire marshal and the county prosecutor Monday continued their investigation into a fire that destroyed three beachfront condominiums last week, drawing firefighters from 14 South Jersey towns.

    The investigation could be complete by Thursday.

  • Summer Magazines

    bayfest SOMERS POINT  Bayfest will occupy 14 blocks along Bay Avenue with music, food, crafters and family activities 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, rain or shine.

    Somers Point is expecting more than 30,000 people to flock to Bay Avenue this year for four live bands, 38 food vendors and more than 120 crafters, as well as 15 children’s activities.

  • Weather

    For the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather to expect when you drop a kickstand on Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:/Jen MarraFor the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather you can expect when you drop a kickstand Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:

Upper Township Gazette

Upper Township student competing in a capella championship

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 03, 2014 11:37 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 Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:00 am

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 12:41 pm

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 10:41 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 Wednesday, April 02, 2014 12:00 am

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 Wednesday, April 02, 2014 12:00 am

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 11:54 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 09:00 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 01:52 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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Speeding remains an issue on Corson Tavern Road

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, March 31, 2014 11:50 am

SEAVILLE – Some vehicles on Corson Tavern Road in Upper Township go faster than 70 mph, according to a report from the new commander at the Woodbine State Police barracks, Doug Pierson.

Pierson introduced himself to township committee Monday and shared information on service calls in Upper Township during February. The one part that caught committeemen’s attention was the speeding on Corson Tavern Road, and the amount of traffic there.

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Palombo appointed to state board of pharmacy

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, March 31, 2014 10:50 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Mayor Richard Palombo was recently appointed to another term on the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy by Gov. Chris Christie.

Palombo has served as president of the board in the past, and has also served on the national board of pharmacy.

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Troop 95 boy scouts visit New York City

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 29, 2014 10:00 am

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.

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