Upper Township Gazette

Letter: Bicyclists must share the road

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

This is a message to everyone on the road, but is directed specifically to bicyclists.

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New Upper Township Primary School principal approved

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:58 am

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township Board of Education welcomed a new principal to the Upper Township Primary School at its Monday, August 18 board meeting, but Jamie Gillespie said it was like he never left.

“I spent 11 years at the middle school as a teacher,” said Gillespie, who was unanimously approved for the new position. “I’m extremely excited to return for what I hope will be many, many more years. It truly is coming home for me, I’m happy to be home.”

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Upper Township school board, teachers union agree to new three-year contract

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, August 19, 2014 09:57 am

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township Board of Education Monday unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding between the board and the Upper Township Education Association.

The retroactive three-year agreement, effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016, calls for a 2.25 percent salary increase in 2013-14, 3.15 percent increase in 2014-15 and 2.5 percent increase in 2015-16.

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Sea Isle chamber holds volleyball championship

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 12:38 pm

Team Spinners member Ryan Kiska sends the ball over the net during the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce & Revitalization’s 2014 Summer Volleyball League Championship Match on Aug. 14. Team Spinners member Ryan Kiska sends the ball over the net during the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce & Revitalization’s 2014 Summer Volleyball League Championship Match on Aug. 14. SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce & Revitalization’s annual Volleyball League held its championship on the 35th Street beach last week.

This year, six teams competed in the co-ed league: Gardiner’s Plumbing, DeNunzio’s Brick Oven Pizza, Spinners Pizza Ice Cream Grille, The Shoobies, The Setting Ducks and Diamonds Liquor Store. The Setting Ducks and Spinners Pizza Ice Cream Grille played in the championship, with the Spinners winning for the fourth year in a row.

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Estimates for installing Amanda's Field lights expected soon

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, August 18, 2014 11:38 am

PETERSBURG – The township expects estimates for the cost to purchase lights for baseball fields in Amanda’s Field soon, and officials said they hope to install them before winter.

Township engineer Paul Dietrich said last week that quotes for the lights are coming back now. The estimated cost of the project is around $182,000.

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Sea Isle City Beach Patrol alumni induct new members into Hall of Fame

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, August 16, 2014 09:45 am

Shown on Aug. 9 during the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol Alumni Association’s 2014 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are (from left) city councilman and alumni association president Jack Gibson, 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Patrick Healy, Megan McCormick and Edward “Buddy” Adamczyk, Mayor Leonard Desiderio, inductee Sean Riley and alumni association vice-president John McCann. Shown on Aug. 9 during the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol Alumni Association’s 2014 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are (from left) city councilman and alumni association president Jack Gibson, 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Patrick Healy, Megan McCormick and Edward “Buddy” Adamczyk, Mayor Leonard Desiderio, inductee Sean Riley and alumni association vice-president John McCann. SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Beach Patrol’s Alumni Association welcomed four former lifeguards into their Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony at the Lobster Loft Restaurant in Sea Isle City on Saturday, Aug. 9.

This year’s inductees were Megan McCormick, Edward “Buddy” Adamczyk, Sean Riley and Patrick Healey.

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Upper Township to pipeline opponents: It’s not our project

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, August 15, 2014 12:00 pm

PETERSBURG – Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would pass through the Pinelands and Tuckahoe to feed the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point raised their concerns with township officials again Monday.

Officials said they are not the ones planning or constructing the pipeline; South Jersey Gas has proposed it. The pipeline was defeated by the Pinelands Commission in a 7-7 vote in January.

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$61,000 grant will help raise South Bayview Avenue near Strathmere boat ramp

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, August 15, 2014 10:00 am

STRATHMERE – The township has received a $61,000 state grant to help fund the redesign of South Bayview Avenue when it is raised as part of the construction of a new boat ramp there.

The Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program will go toward permitting and design of the raised roadway and rainwater runoff into the marshes to the east and south.

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Upper Township officials want Strathmere first in line for sand

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, August 14, 2014 02:44 pm

STRATHMERE – Upper Township engineer Paul Dietrich said Monday that he has been in talks with state and federal officials, trying to make sure that Strathmere is first in line when a $68 million federal beach replenishment project begins this fall.

“We’re trying to coordinate that we’re first in line with the project,” Dietrich said. Southern Ocean City and Sea Isle City will also receive sand through the project.

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Schiavo library plans used book sale

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:32 pm

STRATHMERE – The Dr. Rita C. Schiavo Memorial Library will hold its annual used book End of Summer Sale starting later this month.

The sale begins Friday, Aug. 29 and runs through Saturday, Sept. 20. The library is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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