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Letters page: Campaign for Upper Township Committee was an enlightening experience

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 12, 2013 01:30 pm

To the editor:

As we begin the transition into our newly acquired position as members of the Upper Township Committee we wish to take this opportunity to thank the voters who put us here and all who have given us assistance, encouragement and guidance along the way. 

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Letters page: Proud of father's time on Upper Township Committee

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Written by Opinion Monday, November 11, 2013 04:40 pm

To the editor:

After reflecting on the outcome of the election on Tuesday, Nov. 5, I just wanted to say that I am so proud of everything my dad, Curtis Corson Jr., has done for Upper Township during his 18 years on township committee. My dad was first elected when I was around five years old. After being around politics for a majority of my life, I can honestly say that I still do not entirely understand it all. But one thing that I did learn was to establish strong relationships with others and to always be honest. My dad has always been one to speak the truth and say what everyone else is thinking, but no one else ever has the nerve to actually say aloud.

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Upper Township honors veterans, including one of its own

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, November 11, 2013 04:03 pm

Bob Henzy, a veteran of the Vietnam War, holds a model of a Huey helicopter which he rode into combat. Bob Henzy, a veteran of the Vietnam War, holds a model of a Huey helicopter which he rode into combat.

SEAVILLE – Residents of Osprey Point honored local veterans Monday, and paid tribute to the memory of William R. Godfrey, a staff sergeant from Upper Township in the 1st Air Cavalry brigade who was killed in Vietnam.

Godfrey’s helicopter went down on Oct. 10, 1969, losing seven soldiers near the town of Loc Ninh in South Vietnam. He was the only Upper Township resident to die in the Vietnam War.

Bob Henzy also served in Vietnam around the same time – May 1969 to July 1970. He was a soldier in the 7th Cavalry Regiment while Godfrey served in the 8th Cavalry Regiment. There’s a good chance he and Godfrey flew into combat together, though they didn’t know each other at the time, Henzy said.

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Fundraiser for South Seaville UMC benefits building fund

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 08, 2013 10:30 am

BEESLEYS POINT - South Seaville United Methodist Church will hold a fundraiser starting at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Tuckahoe Inn on Route 9 in Beesleys Point. The cost is $25 per person includes tax and gratuity.

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Music Together open house and demo

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 07, 2013 05:04 pm

 Music Together open house and demo Music Together open house and demo

PALERMO – Music Together of Upper Township is inviting parents or caregivers and their children up to five years old to an open house at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 and Dec. 7 at the Little Schoolhouse of Palermo, Rt 9 in Palermo.

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Car Caress II offers free washes for veterans, military personnel

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 07, 2013 04:00 pm

MARMORA – Car Caress II on Stagecoach Road in Marmora and more than 2,200 other car wash locations across the nation will provide free car washes to veterans and current military service personnel as part of the Grace For Vets Free Wash Program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11.

Washes will be given rain or shine at Car Caress II, 100 Stagecoach Road. The free washes are given to honor and recognize those that have and are serving in the armed forces, according to a press release.

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Fall splendor in the park

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, November 07, 2013 10:44 am

PALERMO - Nick and Giovanna D’Alessandro of Seaville take their daughters Amedea and Giovanna, 2 and 5 respectively, out for a walk in Cameron Wildlife Sanctuary in Palermo Saturday, Nov. 2. Saturday’s weather was perfect for outdoor activities and the colors of fall were abundant throughout the park.

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Program in Upper Township to address Affordable Care Act

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, November 07, 2013 10:40 am

PALERMO – A presentation at the Second Cape May Baptist Church in Palermo this month will address changes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly known as Obamacare.

Stephen P. Sanborne, a senior sales executive at Thomas H. Heist Insurance Agency, will speak about how individual coverage works under the law and the availability of subsidies to help pay for coverage, according to a press release.

The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the church, 600 Route 9 in Palermo. It is free and open to the public.

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Two incumbents, newcomer win Upper Township school board seats

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:39 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Incumbent school board members Michele Barbieri and James Arsenault won re-election to the Upper Township Board of Education Tuesday, and newcomer Kristie Brown-Chisholm won election.

Barbieri was the high vote getter with 1,809 or 22 percent of the vote in the seven-candidate field. Arsenault received 1,436 or almost 18 percent of the vote. Brown-Chisholm received 1,280 or almost 16 percent of the vote.

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Independent challengers win Upper Township Committee seats in major upset

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:21 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – It has been a very long time since a Republican lost a race in Upper Township, but two independent candidates claimed victory in their run for two committee seats here Tuesday night.

Hobart “Hobie” Young and John Coggins challenged Republican incumbents Curtis Corson and John “Jay” Newman for two committee seats this year. The candidates, who billed themselves as Independent Republicans, garnered more than 2,000 votes each. Newman and Corson fell short by more than 100 votes.

“We had a great turnout,” Young said. “It is unbelievable.”

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