Upper Township Gazette

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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Security cameras proposed for public works yard in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, September 02, 2013 01:10 pm

TUCKAHOE – Officials discussed installing security cameras at the public works yard in Tuckahoe to prevent illegal dumping there.

The cameras would be part of a larger plan to install security measures at several public buildings and recreation fields in Upper Township, a response to instances of vandalism in the past several years.

Township engineer Paul Dietrich said there have been several cases of illegal dumping at the public works yard. There are convenience bins there for residents to drop off household trash, so residents are sometimes in and out of the area, he said.

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Letters page: Pipeline wrong for New Jersey’s Pinelands

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 02, 2013 12:20 pm

To the editor:

People across the state and region are getting engaged to oppose a development project that could seriously damage the New Jersey Pinelands. South Jersey Gas is proposing to put a 22-mile natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands Forest Management Area in order to enable the BL England Plant at Beesleys Point, right on the Great Egg Harbor River, to be retrofitted and greatly expanded.

This is a bad place for a power plant in the first place – and it’s a bad place to give new life to a power plant that has barely operated for years.

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Grief share group forming in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:00 am

MARMORA - A new Grief Share group will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at Second Cape May Baptist Church in Marmora.

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Sea Isle City shows it has talent

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, August 30, 2013 05:19 pm

Mara Justine, 11, of Galloway, takes first place in the 2013 Sea Isle City’s Got Talent Grand Finale after performing the song “And I am Telling You.” Mara Justine, 11, of Galloway, takes first place in the 2013 Sea Isle City’s Got Talent Grand Finale after performing the song “And I am Telling You.”

SEA ISLE CITY – The third Sea Isle City’s Got Talent competition came to a close earlier this month. Hosted by Sea Isle’s Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization in cooperation with the City of Sea Isle City the summer-long contest took place each Friday evening at the Excursion Park Band Shell, where weekly first, second and third place winners walked home with $250, $100 and $50 respectively.

“This year, audiences enjoyed the best array of talent we ever had,” said event organizer and talent expert Alex Glover. “We’ve seen amazing dancers, bands, singers, guitarists and many other talented performers all summer.”

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Frozen treats on the go

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, August 30, 2013 11:24 am

 

Grace Comerford, 14, Alex Seidel, 15, and Julia Comerford, 15, all of Philadelphia, make a pit stop for some sweet treats at the Custard Hut on Route 50 in Seaville Saturday, Aug. 24, before heading to Stone Harbor for vacation.

 

 

Two vehicle accident on Route 9 in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, August 29, 2013 04:43 pm

Two vehicle accident on Route 9 in Upper Township MARMORA – Two vehicles collided on Route 9 in Marmora Thursday.

A blue Hyundai Sonata was badly damaged, with one side of the car completely crushed when a red truck crossed into the northbound lane and collided with it, according to State Police.

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