• Upper Township Gazette

    (Jen Marra) Beaches in Strathmere have signs posted warning visitors of nearby nesting birds. The birds nest here each spring.

    STRATHMERE – Mayor Richard Palombo said last week that the planned beach replenishment project in Strathmere, Sea Isle City and the southern end of Ocean City will start sometime next fall and take more than a year to complete.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    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.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    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.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    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.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    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.

Upper Township Gazette

Flyers hockey clinic scores with kids in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 01, 2013 12:41 pm

Participants in the 2013 Flyers Hooked on Hockey Clinic race across the Dealy Field hockey rink in Sea Isle City on July 25 during a game of “Sharks and Minnows,” which helps the youngsters practice stick control. Participants in the 2013 Flyers Hooked on Hockey Clinic race across the Dealy Field hockey rink in Sea Isle City on July 25 during a game of “Sharks and Minnows,” which helps the youngsters practice stick control.

SEA ISLE CITY – The Philadelphia Flyers’ Hooked on Hockey Clinic taught kids about the sport at Dealy Field last week.

The annual one-day hockey lesson, held on Thursday, July 25, was hosted by Sea Isle City’s Division of Recreation. Former Flyer Bob Kelly led the clinic.


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Tournament to honor local skater in Sea Isle City

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, July 31, 2013 11:39 am

Brian Deutsch, shown here, passed away in January. A skating contest in his honor is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 11 at Dealy Field. Brian Deutsch, shown here, passed away in January. A skating contest in his honor is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 11 at Dealy Field.

SEA ISLE CITY – A skating tournament next week will honor a local skater who died in January.

The Brian Deutsch Memorial Skate Contest is planned for noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Dealy Field Skate Park, 5900 Central Avenue. Money raised from the event will go towards St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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Young girl injured in two-car accident in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, July 30, 2013 03:06 pm

SEAVILLE – A two-vehicle accident in Seaville injured a young girl and closed part of Route 9 shortly before 3 p.m.

Two vehicles collided around 2:50 p.m., according to emergency responders. The Upper Township Rescue Squad, Seaville Volunteer Fire Company and New Jersey State Police responded to the scene.

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Last beach easement in place for Army Corps’ replenishment project in Strathmere

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, July 30, 2013 09:00 am

STRATHMERE – Township committee last week authorized a deed on the last beach easement it needs for a federal beach replenishment project to take place on the south end of Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City.

Engineer Paul Dietrich said Upper Township needed just a few more beach easements because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project is slightly larger than previous replenishments funded by the township and the state.

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Upper Township will make banks pay for abandoned properties

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, July 29, 2013 03:53 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee last week approved a resolution to place a tax lien against a foreclosed property on Route 49 for the cost of cutting the grass.

The property at 260 Route 49 is abandoned and the bank that owns it has not maintained it, said Committeeman Tony Inserra. Past attempts to have the bank take care of the situation have failed, he said.

“They are abusing the township and the people next door,” Inserra said. “Neighbors shouldn’t have to deal with this.”

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Paddle for prizes at annual Tuckahoe canoe and kayak race

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, July 29, 2013 12:12 pm

(photo by Deborah Patterson) Canoes and kayaks hit the water last year for the Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants' Association annual river race. (photo by Deborah Patterson) Canoes and kayaks hit the water last year for the Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants' Association annual river race.

TUCKAHOE - The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants' Association will host the 32nd Annual Canoe and Kayak Race to benefit its scholarship fund on the beach at Mosquito Landing Road in Tuckahoe on Sunday, Aug. 4.

The canoe and kayak race starts at 11 a.m. A separate “Poker Run” for non-racers is held from 9 to 11 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for the best hand at 1 p.m.

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Upper Township eyes $20K in new street signs

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, July 29, 2013 11:15 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The township will use $20,000 from its Capital Improvement Fund to purchase new street signs.

Committee members introduced an ordinance authorizing the expenditure at its meeting on Monday, July 22. A second reading and public hearing for the ordinance will be held in August.

Originally, the township planned on paying for the street signs through a $3.4 million bond.

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Senior center under construction after year-long delay

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, July 26, 2013 12:24 pm

SEAVILLE – A project to renovate the Upper Township Senior Center has begun.

Cape May County announced plans to improve the senior center on Stagecoach Road in Seaville last April, but the project was delayed because of Hurricane Sandy and other projects, according to officials.

The renovated building will be renamed the Senior and Wellness Center, and will accommodate more services for seniors and the community as a whole.

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Proposed Sea Isle city hall cut down to three stories

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, July 26, 2013 11:06 am

SEA ISLE CITY – The city will award a professional services contract to have construction documents prepared for a new City Hall building at the Tuesday, Aug. 13 meeting of city council.

The proposed facility, which will combine City Hall operations, the municipal court, construction office, police department, and volunteer fire department operations, was originally planned to be four stories tall. Council members raised concerns about the height of the building and plans were revised to reduce it to three stories.

The new City Hall will still have approximately the same square footage.

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Township to add camera, editing equipment for videotaping meetings

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:45 pm

PETERSBURG – The township will spend $6,850 to purchase a second video camera and editing equipment to better record Upper Township Committee meetings.

Committee members approved the purchase at a Monday, July 22 meeting. Officials said the additional camera will allow for better coverage of meetings.

“With one camera, we’re missing some conversation with the panning,” said township engineer Paul Dietrich.

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Speeding, truck traffic a problem on Corson Tavern Road

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:01 pm

SEAVILLE – Residents on Corson Tavern Road are complaining about speeding cars and trash haulers going down their road.

Officials said this week that they will station a radar speed sign on the road to try and slow vehicles down. They will also ask the county to put up signs reminding truck drivers of fines for using unauthorized routes to the Municipal Utilities Authority landfill.

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Fresh from the farm

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, July 24, 2013 03:42 pm

Fresh from the farm

Amy Gray of East Greenville, Pa. with her son Jackson, 12, pick out vegetables from A.T. Buzby Farm located in Woodstown with the help of Jim Daily during Sea Isle City’s Farmers Market in Excursion Park on JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue Tuesday, July 23.

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