Upper Township Gazette

Sea Isle City marks Sandy anniversary with ‘thank you’ to employees, volunteers

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 30, 2013 03:49 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – The city Monday marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy with a “Thank You Breakfast” for municipal employees and volunteers with the ambulance corps and fire department.

Mayor Leonard Desiderio said that without the town’s employees and volunteer first-responders, Sea Isle City would have needed much more time to recover from Hurricane Sandy – and the resort would not have been ready for the 2013 summer season.

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Two seats on Upper Township Committee up for vote

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:15 pm

Challengers want new voices; incumbents say approach is working

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Incumbent Republican committeemen Curtis Corson and Jay Newman will face Independent challengers Hobie Young and John Coggins in next week’s election.

Two seats on the Upper Township Committee are up for a vote this year. Each is for a three-year term.

In interviews this week, the candidates spoke about the most important issues facing Upper Township, including taxes, affordable housing, zoning, trash pickup and the South Jersey Gas pipeline to the BL England power plant.

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One year later, Upper Township officials look back on Sandy

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:12 am

PETERSBURG – It’s been a year since Hurricane Sandy hit South Jersey, when more than 150 homes in Strathmere were flooded and dunes in Whale Beach were breached, but the damage could have been so much worse.

Forty miles made all the difference in the world for Upper Township and the barrier islands of Cape May County. If the storm had hit farther to the south, instead of at Long Beach Island, the dramatic scenes of devastation could have been coming from Ocean City and Wildwood instead of Long Beach Island.

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Sea Isle City honors employees and volunteers on one-year anniversary of Sandy

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, October 28, 2013 10:35 am

SEA ISLE CITY – The city honored its municipal employees and volunteer firefighters and ambulance corps at a “Thank You Breakfast” Monday.

On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Leonard Desiderio said the city wanted to say thank you for the hard work done during and after the hurricane.

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Upper Township Chiefs Association reminds residents to change smoke alarm batteries

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, October 25, 2013 02:19 pm

Chiefs Ed Carter, Jay Newman, Jay Potter and Rob Spiegel of the Upper Township Chiefs Association. Chiefs Ed Carter, Jay Newman, Jay Potter and Rob Spiegel of the Upper Township Chiefs Association.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The Upper Township Chiefs Association, in partnership with Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs, is reminding residents to use the extra hour from the end of daylight savings time next weekend to change their smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries.

Clocks will be moved back an hour, from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m., on Sunday, Nov. 3.

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Halloween parade marches through Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 25, 2013 12:24 pm

Members of the Rose, Larsen, Pittaluga, Cunningham, Lego and Romano families won first prize for the “Cartoon Network” float during Sea Isle City’s 2013 Halloween Parade. Members of the Rose, Larsen, Pittaluga, Cunningham, Lego and Romano families won first prize for the “Cartoon Network” float during Sea Isle City’s 2013 Halloween Parade.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city’s Halloween Parade took to Landis Avenue last week, with plenty of costumes, floats and live music.

The parade also featured local and regional beauty queens, representatives from New Jersey Hope and Healing, elected officials, local businesses and members of the Cape May County Sheriff’s Department, including McGruff the Crime Dog, Eddie the Eagle and representatives from the Sheriff’s Explorers. There were also fire engines, ambulances and other first response vehicles.

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Board member credits Upper Township school administration for quick action

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, October 24, 2013 03:36 pm

PETERSBURG – School board member Bill Holmes credited the district’s administration for their “quick actions” after a recent break-in and possible attempted student abduction. In light of the recent events, security concerns have been identified and changes have been implemented, he said.

“Parent pick-up went really quite smooth,” he said. “You have to wait outside, as it should be.”

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House fire on Oak Ave. in Marmora

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:45 pm

House fire on Oak Ave. in Marmora

MARMORA – Firefighters from the Marmora Volunteer Fire. Co. responded to a house fire on Oak Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Marmora Fire Chief Jay Newman said the fire company and Upper Township EMS responded to the home at 14 Oak Ave. around 3:15 p.m. The fire reportedly started in the kitchen, he said.

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Letters page: Incumbents in lockstep on almost every issue

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

The November election will be the crossroad in determining the economic future of our beloved township.

Names on political signs offer absolutely no credence of character, education or potential to govern. I regard them as monuments to the stupidity of man. That’s what we don’t know. The following is what we do know.

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Letters page: Where has all our money gone?

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

Electing new township committee persons is critical to our efforts to restore fiscal responsibility to our modest Township of Upper. In the past, when a properly certified public accountant oversaw the township budget, we had no local purpose tax and we even contributed millions to our schools to help children while maintaining significant cash reserves.

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