Upper Township Gazette

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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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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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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Letters page: Township should look again at privatizing trash pickup

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, August 27, 2013 09:30 am

To the editor:

Once again our great and mighty township approves another cost savings blunder. First it was the recreation building. Now it is the automatic trash trucks. Why is it that our township officials make these costly decisions without asking the residents?

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Letters page: Pipeline supporters must be heard

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Written by Opinion Monday, August 26, 2013 12:35 pm

To the editor:

Most of you are probably aware that the BL England generating station in Beesleys Point is planning on converting to gas from their current coal and oil operation. It is a very large gas main that would come down from Millville and find its way into the electric plant. My understanding is it has been very heavily studied, the pipe has been rerouted several times to satisfy requirements by Pinelands people and other environmental agencies, and is ready apparently for the Pinelands Commission’s approval.

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Letters page: Better planning needed for trash truck purchases

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Written by Opinion Monday, August 26, 2013 12:34 pm

To the editor:

Those of you who have been following the details of Upper Township’s decision to purchase new trash trucks are aware that the bids for the automated side loader (ASL) trucks were rejected on a technicality in the bid specifications and members of the township committee have voted to go ahead with a rebid for the same trucks following clarification of the bid specs.

I would like to take this opportunity to state my opposition to the members of the Upper Township Committee’s decision to move forward with the rebid and purchase of ASL trash trucks which are more expensive and less versatile than conventional rear loader (REL) trash trucks.

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Local residents make Dean's List at Saint Joseph's University

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 19, 2013 12:00 am

The following residents earned Dean's List honors for the spring 2013 semester at Saint Joseph's University:

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Cory Woerner graduates from Coastal Carolina University

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 19, 2013 12:00 am

Cory Woerner of Seaville recently graduated from Coastal Carolina University Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

   

CrossFit gaining a loyal following in Upper Township

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, August 13, 2013 12:57 pm

 SEAVILLE – The CrossFit strength and conditioning program, a mix of aerobic exercise, gymnastics and Olympic weight lifting, is growing in popularity in South Jersey.

It combines intense, demanding movements, such as sprinting, rowing, jumping rope, climbing rope, flipping tires, carrying heavy objects and lifting weights. It mixes in an assortment of equipment, including barbells and dumbbells, pull-up bars, kettle bells, rings, tractor tires and medicine balls.

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Local Students named to Chestnut Hill College Dean’s List

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 11, 2013 12:00 am

The following students have been named to the Dean's List at Chestnut Hill College for the spring 2013 semester:

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