Upper Township Gazette

On the cover: Holiday helpers

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 23, 2014 03:00 am

 On the cover:  Holiday helpers On the cover: Holiday helpers  Nicholl Fenton, 15, of Marmora, Lexie Sharp, 14, of Petersburg, Kelly Hanna, 17, of Seaville, and Megan Keenan, 15, of Ocean City, help spread out Easter eggs and get the crowd of children psyched for Ocean City’s Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 19, on the beach between 11th and 13th streets. The event is sponsored by the Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants Association. For more photos, see Sun, sand and Easter eggs.

Photo by Jen Marra

 

Troop 55 pitches in

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 22, 2014 06:27 pm

 Troop 55 pitches in Troop 55 pitches in

Boy Scout Troop 55 of Tuckahoe recently helped Commercial Township clean up and preserve a quail habitat there.

   

Upper Township: Move pets inside during extreme temperatures

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, April 22, 2014 03:06 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee last week approved an ordinance that requires pet owners to move their pets inside during extreme temperatures.

The new regulations come after a particularly harsh winter, officials said. Upper Township’s animal control contractor, Shore Animal Control, asked for the ordinance so that they can better enforce animal cruelty laws.

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Letter: No avoiding potholes this year

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Written by Opinion Monday, April 21, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

Our local economy was much stimulated recently by the winter victims of roadway craters.

In former years, a vigilant driver employing a quick maneuver could spare his person and his car injury. But not this year. Too often a jerk of the steering wheel only sends the vehicle from the cliff of one excavation into the abyss of another. A certain stretch of blacktop allegedly exhibited such a concentration of pits it could not be safely navigated by even the most nimble ballerina.

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Investigation into Sea Isle City fire continues

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, April 21, 2014 04:41 pm

 SEA ISLE CITY – The county fire marshal and the county prosecutor Monday continued their investigation into a fire that destroyed three beachfront condominiums last week, drawing firefighters from 14 South Jersey towns.

The investigation could be complete by Thursday.

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South Jersey Gas gives $1,000 to Upper Township football

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, April 21, 2014 10:33 am

Players and coaches in the Upper Township Football Association receive a check from South Jersey Gas. Players and coaches in the Upper Township Football Association receive a check from South Jersey Gas.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – South Jersey Gas recently presented a $1,000 check to the Upper Township Football Association.

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Upper Township Committee approves $12.4M budget on divided vote

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, April 19, 2014 09:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee approved its 2014 budget Monday on a 3-2 vote.

The $12.4 million budget will increase taxes 3 cents per $100 of assessed property value. The owner of an average $300,000 home will see their local purpose taxes increase by $90. That does not include school, county and fire district taxes.

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UPDATE: Destruction in Sea Isle City blaze

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 18, 2014 03:59 pm

Photo by Chris South/ The fast moving beachfront blaze has destroyed several buildings in southern Sea Isle City. Photo by Chris South/ The fast moving beachfront blaze has destroyed several buildings in southern Sea Isle City. SEA ISLE CITY — At least three buildings are destroyed and fire crews are working to save others as a fast-moving fire tears through a beachfront neighborhood in Sea Isle City this Good Friday, April 18.

As of late Friday afternoon, firefighters from around the county are on scene, fighting to control the fast moving beachfront conflagration.

Little information was immediately available, but it seemed likely that the fire traveled from one building to the next, carried by in strong spring winds.

The fire is on Pleasure Avenue, at 79th Street.  

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Easter egg hunt taking Tuckahoe family to White House

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, April 18, 2014 11:34 am

The souvenir eggs used in this year’s egg roll come in four bright colors and include the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady. The souvenir eggs used in this year’s egg roll come in four bright colors and include the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady.

TUCKAHOE – A Tuckahoe family will head to the White House for its annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 21.

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Gracing the streets

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, April 18, 2014 10:05 am

Eileen Barrett of Upper Township walks with her basset hound/bulldog mix she adopted from the Cape May County Animal Shelter named Gracie in the 29th annual Doo Dah Parade Saturday, April 12, along Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. 

 

   

Upper Township considering an increase in land use board fees and more

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, April 18, 2014 09:33 am

PETERSBURG – Township committee will look at increasing its fees this year after comparisons show it has among the lowest in the area.

Application fees for the planning and zoning boards are set to increase already. The changes would put Upper Township on par with most neighboring communities.

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Upper Township looking to purchase third new automated trash truck

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:30 am

PETERSBURG – The township plans on going out to bid on a third automated side-loading trash truck, officials said Monday.

Committeeman Tony Inserra, who oversees the public works department, said a third automated truck would help increase efficiency with trash pickup. Currently, the township is using two new automated trucks and two rear-loading trucks to pick up trash. The rear-loading trucks require three people to operate; the automated truck requires just a driver.

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Man charged with stabbing in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:22 am

SEA ISLE CITY – Police and the Cape May County Prosecutors Office last week investigated a stabbing that occurred around 3:11 a.m. on Friday, April 11 at the Spinnaker Condominiums on the 3400 block of the boardwalk.

Michael Cavanaugh, 57, of Sea Isle City, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. He was held in Cape May County jail on $25,000 bail.

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Ecker completes Navy basic training

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:19 am

Navy Seaman Apprentice Jonathan Ecker, son of John Ecker of Buena and Theresa Oweill of Seaville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Ecker completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

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Volunteers needed for dune cleanup in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 11:14 am

Jim and Lucille Carroll of Rydal, Pa. and Sea Isle City donated their time in 2013. Jim and Lucille Carroll of Rydal, Pa. and Sea Isle City donated their time in 2013.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city will hold its 2014 Spring Beach Cleanup from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 26 at the beach near JFK Boulevard and the Promenade.

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Egg hunts and sack races at Sea Isle City’s Easter program

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 11, 2014 01:00 pm

Nicholas Edwardi, 3, of Sea Isle City (front, center), led the charge at the start of the egg hunt during Sea Isle’s annual Easter Program on April 9 at Dealy Field, hosted by the Division of Recreation. Nicholas Edwardi, 3, of Sea Isle City (front, center), led the charge at the start of the egg hunt during Sea Isle’s annual Easter Program on April 9 at Dealy Field, hosted by the Division of Recreation.

SEA ISLE CITY – More than 100 children and their parents attended Sea Isle City’s Easter program at Dealy Field on Wednesday, April 9.

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