Upper Township Gazette

After 30 years, Greenfield Wawa closes overnight

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:32 pm

A worker removes letters from the Wawa sign at the Greenfield store Thursday morning. A worker removes letters from the Wawa sign at the Greenfield store Thursday morning.

GREENFIELD – The roadside signs and iconic logo were already coming down Thursday morning.

The Wawa on Route 50 in Greenfield closed at midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Work crews put up a large closed sign in the parking lot Thursday morning and began removing signage from the store.

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Stitchers guild to show its stuff in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:11 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild will hold its “South Shore Beauties” quilt show Oct. 18-20 at the Upper Township Community Center in Tuckahoe.

More than 200 quilts will be on display at the show. Some of the items have been featured in national quilt publications and shows, according to a press release.

There will also be displays by the Applique Society, Nimble Fingers, and the Jersey Cape Atlantic Chapter of the Embroiders Guild of America.

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Injured hawk leads to spat between Upper Township committeeman, Shore Veterinarians

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:12 pm

PETERSBURG – Committeeman Tony Inserra said Monday that he was disappointed with the response of the township’s animal control service after a hawk flew into his vehicle while driving on the Parkway in Somers Point.

The incident led him to abstain last month from a vote renewing a contract with Shore Veterinarians to provide animal control services in Upper Township, he said.

But Dr. Nick Holland of Shore Veterinarians in Seaville said that when Inserra called his offices they notified Somers Point police dispatchers and animal control. They said he could wait for animal control to arrive there or he could come to their office in Seaville, Holland said.

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Letters page: Glossy politics

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:00 am

 To the editor:

Let me start off by stating that I never write letters to the editors of newspapers but when I got a glossy political brochure in the mail from the "Van Drew Team" today I changed my mind. I'm sure that politics and winning elections is as important to the "Van Drew Team" as friends and family are to you and me, but to what end? The political mailer I received couldn't have been more tasteless and was way beyond the usual self promotion that we all see and hear every election cycle.

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Letters page: Pinelands commission must serve as check and balance

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:00 am

 To the editor:

(Editor’s note: This letter was sent to Nancy Wittenberg, executive director of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission.)

After reading Dr. Steven Fenichel's letter in the Sept. 11 edition of The Gazette, I am outraged. Your denial of a request to have an internationally respected expert give a 30-minute presentation to the Pinelands Commission on the effect of horizontal drilling on habitats is unprofessional, to say the least. I don't understand your lack of interest in information that would give all members of the commission a clearer understanding of the issue at hand.

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OCHS teaming up on Field Day

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, September 24, 2013 04:18 pm

 Gretchen Keyser, a junior at Ocean City High School, passes through the “Spider Web” obstacle with help from her team during Freshmen Field Day Friday, Sept. 20 at Carey Stadium.
 Gretchen Keyser, a junior at Ocean City High School, passes through the “Spider Web” obstacle with help from her team during Freshmen Field Day Friday, Sept. 20 at Carey Stadium.

Gretchen Keyser, a junior at Ocean City High School, passes through the “Spider Web” obstacle with help from her team during Freshmen Field Day Friday, Sept. 20 at Carey Stadium.

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New Woodbine station commander says focus is on school response plans

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, September 24, 2013 02:38 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The new station commander at the State Police station in Woodbine reported on the number of criminal incidents in Upper Township and the surrounding area during a meeting Monday.

Sgt. Francis Babinchock took over as station commander in Woodbine two weeks ago. He previously served in Port Norris and Commercial Township, among other locations, he said.

Upper Township is much quieter than those posts, he said.

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Tax appeals now will save Upper Township money later, officials say

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:36 pm

PETERSBURG – Township committee Monday approved $4,000 for the tax assessor to work from home doing informal tax appeals this month.

The deadline for the informal appeals is Oct. 1. Approximately 100 of the informal appeals were completed last year, saving the township at least $75,000, according to solicitor Dan Young.

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Letters page: Pinelands commission must serve as check and balance

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 23, 2013 12:26 pm

To the editor:

(Editor’s note: This letter was sent to Nancy Wittenberg, executive director of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission.)

After reading Dr. Steven Fenichel's letter in the Sept. 11 edition of The Gazette, I am outraged. Your denial of a request to have an internationally respected expert give a 30-minute presentation to the Pinelands Commission on the effect of horizontal drilling on habitats is unprofessional, to say the least. I don't understand your lack of interest in information that would give all members of the commission a clearer understanding of the issue at hand.

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Cub scouts in Upper Township get a scaly visitor

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 20, 2013 02:16 pm

Pack 95 Cub Scout Ben Purcell made a new friend. Pack 95 Cub Scout Ben Purcell made a new friend.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Cub scouts from Upper Township Pack 95 recently enjoyed a visit from Croc Encounters.

The non-profit foundation gathers these alligators that were once pets as babies and sends them to Florida for rehabilitation and release after they start growing and their owners can no longer care for them.

   

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