Upper Township Gazette

Strathmere sees major relief in new FEMA flood map

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, September 05, 2013 12:18 pm

STRATHMERE – As many as 300 homes in Upper Township were removed from the V Zone and required elevations reduced in the latest base flood map released by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) last week.

Cape May County officials met in Cape May Court House on Tuesday, Aug. 28 to discuss the preliminary base flood map with FEMA officials. All along the shore, V zones were dramatically reduced from advisory maps released last year.

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It’s official: Greenfield Wawa set to close later this month

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, September 04, 2013 06:02 pm

GREENFIELD – The rumors are true. The Wawa on Route 50 in Greenfield is scheduled to close later this month.

An employee at the store said Tuesday that the store was scheduled to close by the end of September. On Wednesday, a spokesperson for Wawa confirmed that the Greenfield store would close on Thursday, Sept. 26.

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Letters page: Trash wars and school bonds

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 04, 2013 02:19 pm

To the editor:

The trash truck wars over what type of trucks to buy has been front page news, along with the accompanying letters to the editor. The discussions have been ongoing at township meetings for what seems like an eternity. This long, long argument will cost taxpayers about $560,000 for the new trucks. A significant amount, but in the meantime, the school board has set sail on another $16 million dollar bond referendum, and no one seems to have noticed.

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Upper Township to mark 215th anniversary with video of its history

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, September 04, 2013 11:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township is planning to mark the township’s 215th anniversary next week with a video of the township’s history.

It is also the historical preservation society’s 35th anniversary.

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Parkway bridge construction to start with a bang in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, September 04, 2013 09:30 am

The test pile at right was driven near the Beesleys Point beach on Harbor Road last week. The existing Parkway bridges can be seen in the background. The test pile at right was driven near the Beesleys Point beach on Harbor Road last week. The existing Parkway bridges can be seen in the background.

BEESLEYS POINT – Construction of the new southbound Parkway bridge will start with a bang in Beesleys Point.

Contractors drove a 120-foot test pile near the beach there last week and will conduct tests on it this month. At the end of the testing, the pile will be demolished by explosion, township engineer Paul Dietrich said last week.

“There will be an explosion sound at the test pile,” he said.

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Upper residents fight to keep Greenfield Wawa open

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 03, 2013 07:06 pm

GREENFIELD — Staff at the store aren’t talking, and no one from the Wawa corporate office was immediately available for comment, but the story is spreading fast through Upper Township that plans are to close the Greenfield Wawa on Route 50.

There are two other Wawa stores in Upper Township, but many regular customers are upset at the possibility, especially those who live or work near the store at 107 Route 50.

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Letters page: Whippoorwill Campground a good neighbor

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, September 03, 2013 01:23 pm

To the editor:

I just wanted to say thank you to Maddie, an employee at Whippoorwill Campground, who made a big difference to our family with a small act of kindness. 

My six-year-old son has autism and is deathly afraid of skeletons. So much so that he cannot be in a room by himself or even leave my line of vision because he is petrified. He still has visions of skeletons from last Halloween, so as you can imagine, we are dreading Halloween this year.

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Big disparity in Strathmere dune fencing bids

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, September 03, 2013 10:00 am

STRATHMERE – Mayor Richard Palombo said last week that he has never seen a larger disparity in bids than those Upper Township received for dune fencing and dune grass work in Strathmere.

Ocean Construction, which received the contract, was the low bidder at $61,000, he said. High bids came in as high as $206,000, Palombo said.

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Upper Township approves speed humps for Luke Court

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, September 03, 2013 09:00 am

SEAVILLE – Township committee voted 5-0 last week to approve at least two speed humps for Luke Court in Seaville.

Several residents are concerned about speeding on the street, which is off of Corson Tavern Road, said township engineer Paul Dietrich. Cars travel in excess of 50 mph sometimes, he said.

The speed limit is 15 mph, said Committeeman Curtis Corson.

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Beachcomber tour guides mark 25 years on the sand in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 02, 2013 03:10 pm

During the Sea Isle City Beachcomber Tour Guide’s 25th anniversary luncheon, numerous volunteers were honored for their commitment to the program, including retired guides (from left) Valarie Lagowski, Annie Hall, Dodie McIlvenny, Russell Briggs, Sally Tullai, Shirley Dunn and Wilma Greisman – each of who were instrumental in starting the program in 1988. During the Sea Isle City Beachcomber Tour Guide’s 25th anniversary luncheon, numerous volunteers were honored for their commitment to the program, including retired guides (from left) Valarie Lagowski, Annie Hall, Dodie McIlvenny, Russell Briggs, Sally Tullai, Shirley Dunn and Wilma Greisman – each of who were instrumental in starting the program in 1988.

SEA ISLE CITY – The volunteers who lead and organize Sea Isle City’s Beachcomber Guided Tours held a special luncheon last week at Mike’s Dock Restaurant to celebrate their organization’s 25th anniversary.

The gathering was attended by dozens of active and retired tour guides – several of whom have been associated with the Beachcombers for a quarter-century.

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