Upper Township Gazette

Summer activities for kids at Seaville church

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 31, 2014 01:00 pm

SEAVILLE - Abundant Life Church will host two summer events for kids from Monday, June 30 to Thursday, July 3 at the church, 44 Route 50 in Seaville.

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Two candidates face off in Republican primary next week

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 31, 2014 11:00 am

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

Jeffrey L. Pierson of Marmora will face Orvis Leopardi of Beesleys Point. Incumbent one-term committeeman Tony Inserra has not filed to run for re-election.

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United Way to recognize Upper Township resident

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 31, 2014 09:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) will recognize an Upper Township resident for her volunteer work next week.

Ronnie Town of Marmora is a volunteer for the group in Cape May County. A celebration in her honor is planned for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4 at The Tuckahoe Inn in Marmora.

The event will also serve to kick off the 2014 United Way Rubber Duck Regatta at Mariner’s Landing in Wildwood. An assortment of rubber ducks and raffle tickets will be available for purchase.

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Local students win awards in coloring contest

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Written by Ted Klepac Friday, May 30, 2014 09:09 am

American Legion Post 239 financial secretary Robert Smith with coloring contest winners Michael Brossard (honorable mention), Triston Laughlin (third), Alyssa Lloyd (first) and Mia Vasquez (second).
  American Legion Post 239 financial secretary Robert Smith with coloring contest winners Michael Brossard (honorable mention), Triston Laughlin (third), Alyssa Lloyd (first) and Mia Vasquez (second). UPPER TOWNSHIP – American Legion Aaron Wittkamp Colwell Post 239 in Tuckahoe honored six local students for their submissions to its annual coloring contest.

Alyssa Lloyd, a fifth grade student at the Upper Township Elementary School, received first place and $50. She also earned honors from the Cape May County American Legion. Post commander Norman Marlin presented her with a Heroes Remembered certificate in March.

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Gerard A. Desiderio run and walk benefits Deborah Heart and Lung Center

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 30, 2014 09:05 am

The annual Gerard A. Desiderio, Sr. 5K Heart Run and Fun Walk will take place along Sea Isle City’s Promenade and beach on Saturday, May 31.

  The annual Gerard A. Desiderio, Sr. 5K Heart Run and Fun Walk will take place along Sea Isle City’s Promenade and beach on Saturday, May 31.  SEA ISLE CITY – Hundreds of runners and walkers will take to the Promenade and beach Saturday for the Gerard A. Desiderio, Sr. 5K Heart Run and Fun Walk.

The event will benefit the Deborah Heart and Lung Center. It is hosted by the Desiderio family, family friends and members of the Sea Isle City Italian-American Club Women’s Auxiliary.

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Car overturned on Route 9

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 29, 2014 11:04 am

State police are still at the scene of a two car collision on Route 9 at Hope Corson Road as of noon Thursday, May 29. One vehicle was overturned in the collision, and a second pulled off the road. Troopers at the scene said there were three minor injuries. State police are still at the scene of a two car collision on Route 9 at Hope Corson Road as of noon Thursday, May 29. One vehicle was overturned in the collision, and a second pulled off the road. Troopers at the scene said there were three minor injuries. State police are still at the scene of a two car collision on Route 9 at Hope Corson Road as of noon Thursday, May 29. One vehicle was overturned in the collision, and a second pulled off the road. Troopers at the scene said there were three minor injuries. They were transported to Shore Memorial Hospital. 

   

South Jersey Gas seeking Tuckahoe easement for pipeline station

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, May 28, 2014 07:00 am

TUCKAHOE – Planning for a natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands apparently continues despite a vote by the Pinelands Commission in January denying the application.

South Jersey Gas has requested an easement on about an acre of land in Tuckahoe so that it can build a valve station as part of the project. The station would connect the proposed 24-inch gas pipeline with an existing pipeline, solicitor Dan Young said.

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Dump truck driver remains in critical condition after Parkway accident

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, May 27, 2014 09:35 am

Photo by Bill Barlow/ Emergency personnel respond to the accident Friday, May 23. Photo by Bill Barlow/ Emergency personnel respond to the accident Friday, May 23. BEESLEY’S POINT—A Tuckerton man was still in critical condition Tuesday, May 27, four days after the dump truck he was driving went over the rails of the Garden State Parkway and fell 75 feet into the Great Egg Harbor Bay. 

Theodore Parillo, 50, was identified as the driver of the truck by Trooper Alina Spies of the New Jersey State Police. On Tuesday, Spies said that the cause of the accident is still under investigation. Red Dog Trucking of Egg Harbor city was identified as the vehicle’s operator. 

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On Memorial Day, Upper Township remembers one it lost in Vietnam

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, May 26, 2014 11:02 am

Doreen Godfrey stands next to the memorial for her son at Sgt. William R. Godfrey Memorial Park. Doreen Godfrey stands next to the memorial for her son at Sgt. William R. Godfrey Memorial Park.

SEAVILLE – A memorial honoring Sgt. William R. Godfrey was dedicated Monday by Upper Township officials and residents of the Osprey Point adult living community in Seaville.

Godfrey is the only Upper Township resident killed in action in Vietnam. The park at Osprey Point is also named in his honor – Sgt. William R. Godfrey Memorial Park.

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Upper Township observes Memorial Day at 8 local cemeteries

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, May 25, 2014 04:18 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP - Upper Township will observe Memorial Day at several different sites, including visits to four monuments and eight area cemeteries.

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BREAKING: Driver injured when dump truck crashes over parkway bridge

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Written by Bill Barlow and Christie Rotondo Friday, May 23, 2014 02:52 pm

Photos by Bill Barlow Photos by Bill Barlow

BEESLEYS POINT – Workers participated in a dramatic rescue Friday afternoon, smashing a windshield and pulling the driver from a submerging three-axle dump truck that went over the rails on the Garden State Parkway at the Great Egg Harbor Bay bridge.

The accident occurred at mile marker 29 just after 2:30 p.m., closing a southbound lane, state police said Friday, May 23.  As of 4:27 p.m., state police had issued a notice that both southbound lanes on the bridge would soon be closing for crime scene and fatal accident investigation teams to respond.

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Tuckahoe home heavily damaged by fire

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, May 23, 2014 02:00 pm

A two-story home at 415 Route 49 in Tuckahoe caught fire Friday afternoon. A two-story home at 415 Route 49 in Tuckahoe caught fire Friday afternoon.

TUCKAHOE – A fire heavily damaged a two-story home on Route 49 in Tuckahoe Friday afternoon, bringing multiple fire companies from Cape May County to fight the blaze.

The Tuckahoe Volunteer Fire Company responded to a call around 4:30 p.m. with assistance from Marmora, Seaville, Woodbine, Ocean View, Dennis Township and Belleplain firefighters. The Upper Township Rescue Squad also responded to the scene.

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Sea Isle City comes together for Community Day

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 23, 2014 08:51 am

Julia Leigh Trunfio, age 2, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa., had her face painted during Community Day in Sea Isle City. Julia Leigh Trunfio, age 2, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa., had her face painted during Community Day in Sea Isle City. SEA ISLE CITY – The city held its annual Community Day last week, giving residents and visitors the opportunity to speak with elected officials and city department heads, as well as representatives from civic organizations and volunteer groups.

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New program seeks to improve literacy in young students

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, May 21, 2014 03:36 pm

PETERSBURG – The primary school hopes to create eager young readers with a new supplementary literacy program started this year.

Primary School Principal David DelConte presented the basics of the new program, called Leveled Literacy Intervention. It involves a series of planned lessons designed to provide supplementary literacy instruction to kindergarten, first and second graders.

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Township considers making room for Pickleball

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 21, 2014 03:35 pm

PETERSBURG – Committeeman Hobie Young said last week that Upper Township should consider setting aside a place and time for Pickleball, a racket sport for two to four players that is growing in popularity.

Young said the sport is especially popular with seniors. Players use wood paddles and hit a perforated ball on a shrunken tennis, or Badminton, court.

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Sixteen percent of middle school students ‘chronically absent’ last year

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:51 am

Issue could affect Upper Township schools’ evaluations, funding

PETERSBURG – Chronic student absenteeism is a problem in Upper Township and it could affect school funding in the future, school officials said Monday.

Ken Barth, the district’s academic achievement officer, told school board members that the district must address the issue to meet state criteria.

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