Upper Township Gazette

Upper Township Chiefs Association reminds residents to change smoke alarm batteries

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, October 25, 2013 02:19 pm

Chiefs Ed Carter, Jay Newman, Jay Potter and Rob Spiegel of the Upper Township Chiefs Association. Chiefs Ed Carter, Jay Newman, Jay Potter and Rob Spiegel of the Upper Township Chiefs Association.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The Upper Township Chiefs Association, in partnership with Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs, is reminding residents to use the extra hour from the end of daylight savings time next weekend to change their smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries.

Clocks will be moved back an hour, from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m., on Sunday, Nov. 3.

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Halloween parade marches through Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 25, 2013 12:24 pm

Members of the Rose, Larsen, Pittaluga, Cunningham, Lego and Romano families won first prize for the “Cartoon Network” float during Sea Isle City’s 2013 Halloween Parade. Members of the Rose, Larsen, Pittaluga, Cunningham, Lego and Romano families won first prize for the “Cartoon Network” float during Sea Isle City’s 2013 Halloween Parade.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city’s Halloween Parade took to Landis Avenue last week, with plenty of costumes, floats and live music.

The parade also featured local and regional beauty queens, representatives from New Jersey Hope and Healing, elected officials, local businesses and members of the Cape May County Sheriff’s Department, including McGruff the Crime Dog, Eddie the Eagle and representatives from the Sheriff’s Explorers. There were also fire engines, ambulances and other first response vehicles.

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Board member credits Upper Township school administration for quick action

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, October 24, 2013 03:36 pm

PETERSBURG – School board member Bill Holmes credited the district’s administration for their “quick actions” after a recent break-in and possible attempted student abduction. In light of the recent events, security concerns have been identified and changes have been implemented, he said.

“Parent pick-up went really quite smooth,” he said. “You have to wait outside, as it should be.”

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House fire on Oak Ave. in Marmora

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:45 pm

House fire on Oak Ave. in Marmora

MARMORA – Firefighters from the Marmora Volunteer Fire. Co. responded to a house fire on Oak Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Marmora Fire Chief Jay Newman said the fire company and Upper Township EMS responded to the home at 14 Oak Ave. around 3:15 p.m. The fire reportedly started in the kitchen, he said.

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Letters page: Incumbents in lockstep on almost every issue

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

The November election will be the crossroad in determining the economic future of our beloved township.

Names on political signs offer absolutely no credence of character, education or potential to govern. I regard them as monuments to the stupidity of man. That’s what we don’t know. The following is what we do know.

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Letters page: Where has all our money gone?

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

Electing new township committee persons is critical to our efforts to restore fiscal responsibility to our modest Township of Upper. In the past, when a properly certified public accountant oversaw the township budget, we had no local purpose tax and we even contributed millions to our schools to help children while maintaining significant cash reserves.

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Letters page: Why should we vote for change?

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

I have been a resident of Upper Township for over 40 years and have seen the township progress over the last 20 years under leaders who have accepted the challenge to move with the times and seek alternative ways to keep our tax rate the lowest in Cape May and Atlantic counties. So, why should we vote for change in Upper Township?

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Letters page: Township has stepped up to protect Strathmere beaches

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 21, 2013 03:27 pm

To the editor:

At the last township committee meeting the mayor read off what seemed like a laundry list of grants and programs that have come to fruition for the township. But those grants were dwarfed by his announcement that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been funded to do a beach replenishment project in south Ocean City, Strathmere, and Sea Isle City. It’s an ongoing commitment that will last for years. This is incredible news for Strathmere. It’s a really big deal.

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Letters page: Taxes, pipeline, working with State Police top issues

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Written by Opinion Saturday, October 19, 2013 08:00 am

To the editor:

Have you noticed that election campaign signs are sprouting up everywhere these days. Vote Republican, says one for Newman and Corson. The other for Republican Independents says, “Just give us a chance” for Coggins and Young.

What do any of these folks promise us, if elected, they will fight for to get improved or changed to improve the quality of our lives? Here is a list of items that need to be addressed in the days ahead. All deserve answers to help each voter make up his or her mind.

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Letters page: Asking questions is not playing politics

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Written by Opinion Friday, October 18, 2013 01:43 pm

To the editor:

When a committeeman in Upper Township asks a simple question regarding payment for services rendered to another municipality, why is it like pulling teeth to get an answer?

The recent discussion at an open public meeting regarding emergency dispatch service is just another example of the Upper Township Committee refusing to answer simple questions asked by Committeeman Tony Inserra. It’s his job. He was elected to make sure the public interest is protected, just like the rest of the committee.

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