Upper Township Gazette

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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No term limits in Upper Township

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:00 pm

PETERSBURG – Township solicitor Dan Young said last week that township committee members could not enact term limits for elected officials here.

Committeemen John Coggins and Hobie Young asked about the possibility of term limits in April. Coggins asked if township committee might have to change its form of government to implement term limits.

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The bridges of the Tuckahoe River

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:00 pm

TUCKAHOE – The 1925 Tuckahoe Bridge between Tuckahoe and Corbin City is receiving some attention these days due a state Department of Transportation (DOT) project to replace it. It seemed a good time to peer into old newspapers to find notations about this, and former bridges in the same location.

The following were found at www.GenealogyBank.com.

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Mama Mia’s celebrating more than 25 years in Seaville

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:00 pm

 
Mama Mia’s owner Joseph Massaglia, right, with chef Steven Strenger in front of the painting of Portofino that adorns the wall in the restaurant’s main dining room.
 Mama Mia’s owner Joseph Massaglia, right, with chef Steven Strenger in front of the painting of Portofino that adorns the wall in the restaurant’s main dining room. SEAVILLE – Mama Mia’s Ristorante is marking more than 25 years in business in Seaville this year.

Owner Joseph Massaglia says when he opened his doors in 1988 most people didn’t know where Seaville was, let alone his new restaurant. Now, it is one of the most successful Italian restaurants in the area.

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Guest Column: Admiral had great influence on Navy, nation

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Written by Paul Sutton Tuesday, May 20, 2014 03:22 pm

 The ship, shown during its launch, is named after Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, the youngest Chief of Naval Operations in the Navy’s history. The ship, shown during its launch, is named after Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, the youngest Chief of Naval Operations in the Navy’s history.  My wife Connie and I drove up to Bath, Maine last month at the invitation of the late Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt’s family for the ceremonial launching of the USS Elmo R. Zumwalt. The ceremony was held outside in as near-perfect weather as you can hope to find in southern Maine in April. Not a cloud in the sky, with temperatures approaching 70 degrees as the ceremony came to an end.

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PRO club trying to regain control of committee

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Written by Opinion Monday, May 19, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

In an April 29 letter to the editor, Richard L. Phillips, president of the Upper Township People’s Republican Organization (PRO) wrote “The PRO Club has nothing to do with the candidate selection process” in a response to a letter I had submitted. I have a question for Mr. Phillips. How many of the 29 Upper Township committee people are PRO members? I’ll bet the number is close to 29.

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Is Inserra planning independent run for committee?

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 19, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

Tony Inserra is the only township committee person whose seat is up for election this year. Is he planning on running as an independent in November’s general election, bypassing the primary this June?

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Ballroom dancing at Upper Township Community Center

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 19, 2014 11:32 am

 Ballroom dancing at Upper Township Community Center Ballroom dancing at Upper Township Community Center TUCKAHOE – Around 75 couples enjoyed a night of ballroom dancing at the Upper Township Community Center last weekend.

The event was the brainchild of local boy scout Tom Schroth. It served as a fundraiser for boy scout programs in the area and to help with camp tuition for those scouts who need it.

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Workshop teaches Upper Township residents how to build a rain barrel

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, May 16, 2014 12:53 pm

PALERMO – A workshop at the Upper Township Senior and Wellness Center will teach residents how to build their own rain barrel.

The workshop is planned for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3 at the center, 1369 Stagecoach Road in Palermo. The cost is $20 per person.

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