Upper Township Gazette

Tuckahoe Post Office to close or reduce hours

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, January 15, 2014 02:00 pm

TUCKAHOE – The post office in Tuckahoe is surveying residents there on whether they want service to end or continue with reduced hours.

A meeting on the U.S. Postal Service’s decision will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Upper Township Municipal Building in Petersburg. 

The survey mailed last week asks residents whether they want the post office to remain open with realigned service hours, going from eight hours to six hours a day, or whether the post office should close. Upper Township Committee received a survey as well and its members said they would like to see the post office stay open.

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Upper Township looks to disband zoning board, planning board would take over

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, January 14, 2014 03:31 pm

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee Monday voted to move forward with a proposal to disband the local zoning board and have the planning board take over its duties.

Committeeman Tony Inserra said the move would save the township money. There is no longer a need for separate zoning and planning boards, he said.

Inserra has served on the planning board as the Upper Township Committee representative for the past three years. He said he has also attended most zoning board meetings during that time.

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Fate of BL England plant up in the air after Pinelands pipeline denied

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, January 14, 2014 02:26 pm

Fate of BL England plant up in the air after Pinelands pipeline denied Fate of BL England plant up in the air after Pinelands pipeline denied

UPPER TOWNSHIP – A proposal to build a natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands to the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point was effectively denied Friday after the New Jersey Pinelands Commission voted 7-7 on a Memorandum of Agreement to allow the project to move forward.

Opponents of the pipeline cheered when the votes were counted. They said they were surprised by the outcome and grateful. Some asked for the resignation of Pinelands Commission executive director Nancy Wittenberg.

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Letters page: Number overload

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Written by Opinion Monday, January 13, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

The minds of some of us are being put to numeric overload by our televisions. Exactly when the process began is unknown but certainly in early bloom when during the 70’s Uncle Bill described his car in an advertisement as a 1972, 2d, 350, 4sp, 4b, with size 14 tires, a 411 rear and ¾ cam.

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Pinelands Commission denies natural gas pipeline to BL England

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, January 10, 2014 02:31 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP - A proposal to build a natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands to the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point was effectively denied Friday after the New Jersey Pinelands Commission voted 7-7 on a Memorandum of Agreement to allow the project to move forward.

The tie vote means the proposal is dead in the water, according to Pinelands Commission members.

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High school students sing Christmas carols for Seaville residents

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Written by Ted Klepac Thursday, January 09, 2014 11:00 am

In alphabetical order, Shelly Alvord, Maddie Bradway, Lauren Bowersock (holding Wyatt), Chenda Chheth, James Chheth, Maddy Crowell, Ben Fisher, Greg Fisher, Emily Grant, Hannal Lucy, Claire Matera, Gianna Norwood, Josh Olandt, Sarah Olandt, Marie Quiad, Pierce Shellhorn and Gretchen Shirk of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club. In alphabetical order, Shelly Alvord, Maddie Bradway, Lauren Bowersock (holding Wyatt), Chenda Chheth, James Chheth, Maddy Crowell, Ben Fisher, Greg Fisher, Emily Grant, Hannal Lucy, Claire Matera, Gianna Norwood, Josh Olandt, Sarah Olandt, Marie Quiad, Pierce Shellhorn and Gretchen Shirk of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club.

SEAVILLE – Ocean City High School students brought holiday cheer to the doorsteps of residents in Seaville.

Seventeen members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) sang Christmas carols before the holiday. Many residents joined the singing group.

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New Upper Township school board member starts ‘new educational adventure’

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, January 09, 2014 10:00 am

PETERSBURG – With her husband, two daughters and parents looking on, Kristie Brown Chisholm took the oath of office at a Monday, Jan. 6 special meeting of the Upper Township Board of Education.

Chisholm won her seat in the November general election, along with incumbents Michele Barbieri and James Arsenault, who also took the oath of office.

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Newcomers sworn into Upper Township Committee promising change, but not overnight

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, January 09, 2014 09:30 am

Committeeman Hobie Young take the oath of office along with Committeeman John Coggins (not pictured) and members of their families at the Upper Township Committee reorganization meeting Friday, Jan. 3. Committeeman Hobie Young take the oath of office along with Committeeman John Coggins (not pictured) and members of their families at the Upper Township Committee reorganization meeting Friday, Jan. 3.

PETERSBURG – Newcomers John Coggins and Hobie Young were sworn into Upper Township Committee last Friday, Jan. 3.

The reorganization meeting marked the biggest turnover on township committee in more than a decade, as Coggins and Young replaced longtime incumbents Curtis Corson and Jay Newman. Young was the high vote getter in the election with 2,193 votes, or 27 percent. Coggins received 2,029 votes, or 25 percent. Newman received 1,922 votes or almost 24 percent. Corson received 1,874 votes or 23 percent.

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Snow stroll in Sea Isle City

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, January 08, 2014 05:01 pm

 

SEA ISLE CITY - Allie Rutledge of Sea Isle City has her dog Mia wrapped in a coat for their afternoon walk in the snow on the promenade in Sea Isle City Saturday, Jan. 4.

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Upper Township Cheerleading Association holding gymnastic sessions

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 07, 2014 10:30 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP - The Upper Township Cheerleading Association is sponsoring a six-week gymnastic session at Blake’s Gymnastics Academy in Northfield starting Sunday, Jan. 19, with classes continuing on Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23. Grades K-2 are scheduled for 10:20-1:15 a.m.; grades 3-5 for 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; grades 5-8 for 12:15-1:15 p.m.

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Longtime Sea Isle Ambulance Squad member given lifetime achievement award

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 07, 2014 09:00 am

From left are freeholders E. Marie Hayes, Leonard C. Desiderio, Bernard From left are freeholders E. Marie Hayes, Leonard C. Desiderio, Bernard

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Freeholder Vice-Director Leonard C. Desiderio and Cape May County freeholders acknowledged Bernard "Bunny" Becker of the Sea Isle Ambulance Squad at their meeting on Nov. 26.

Becker received the NJSFAC (New Jersey State First Aid Council) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

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Upper Township rescue squad chief honored as county Squad Member of the Year

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, January 06, 2014 02:30 pm

Upper Township Rescue Squad Chief Jay Potter, center, was honored by freeholders E. Marie Hayes, Leonard C. Desiderio, Gerald M. Thornton, Kristine Gabor and Will Morey as 2013 Squad Member of the Year. Upper Township Rescue Squad Chief Jay Potter, center, was honored by freeholders E. Marie Hayes, Leonard C. Desiderio, Gerald M. Thornton, Kristine Gabor and Will Morey as 2013 Squad Member of the Year.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Upper Township Rescue Squad Chief Jay Potter was recently honored by Cape May County freeholders for being named 2013 Squad Member of the Year.

The freeholder board passed a resolution honoring Potter at a recent meeting and presented him with a proclamation.

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Upper Township announcements, Jan. 8 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 06, 2014 12:35 pm

Silverman receives doctorate in Conducting Choral Music

Greg Silverman of Sea Isle City recently received an doctoral degree (DMA) in Conducting Choral Music from the University of Arizona. His doctoral thesis titled “Hebrew Sacred Music of French Composer Darius Milhaud (1892-1974).”

Silverman lives in Sea Isle City with his wife, Rosa, and their sons, Judah and Benjamin. He is a composer, musician and singer.

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Upper Township animal control says it has responded to over 25 calls of pets left outside

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, January 06, 2014 11:35 am

SEAVILLE – Shore Animal Control Services, which provides animal control for Upper Township, said it received more than 25 calls from residents last week reporting animals left outside in violation of municipal ordinances.

In a press release, the company thanked members of the public for responding to their request for help in reporting animals left outside during extreme cold temperatures.

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Strathmere firefighters receive Toughbook laptops

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Written by Columb Higgins Sunday, January 05, 2014 11:52 am

New Jersey American Water utility mechanic Ed Scanlon, a firefighter with the Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company, accepts the donated Toughbook computers at New Jersey American Water’s operations center in Egg Harbor Township. New Jersey American Water utility mechanic Ed Scanlon, a firefighter with the Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company, accepts the donated Toughbook computers at New Jersey American Water’s operations center in Egg Harbor Township.

STRATHMERE – New Jersey American Water recently donated two Panasonic Toughbook laptop computers to the Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company. 

The computers are designed to withstand drops, spills and be used in the harsh environments that water utility employees frequently find themselves. This makes them ideal for use by firefighters as well, according to a press release.

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Most roads plowed, Upper Township offices reopen at noon

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, January 03, 2014 12:15 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township and county roads were being paved Friday morning as South Jersey residents woke up to find four to six inches of snow on the ground.

Upper Township and Ocean City schools had announced Friday closures the night before. Upper Township municipal offices were closed until noon Friday.

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