Upper Township Gazette

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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Little schoolhouse in Upper Township rocks

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 11:36 am

Students Jack Johnson, Aiden Kaelble, Jaden Cramer and Gigi Gajdalo climb aboard the train in the outdoor play space. Students Jack Johnson, Aiden Kaelble, Jaden Cramer and Gigi Gajdalo climb aboard the train in the outdoor play space.

PALERMO – When you drive by the Little Schoolhouse of Palermo, the one with the giraffe out front, you think "Quaint." And it is. Located on Route 9 the building was the public school for the children of Palermo from the early 1900's (around 1917) to the 1950's.

Thanks to the carpentry skills of Tim Dickey and the vision of his wife Mary Dickey, the building and grounds were transformed into a modern preschool with a backyard playground, a splash park, air conditioned gymnasium and a pavilion snack area. There are basketball hoops, a huge sandbox and a splash park complete with a seal, hippo, alligator, dolphin and turtle all shooting water.

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Decision on pipeline to BL England could come soon

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:26 am

PETERSBURG – Opposing sides in the debate over a proposed natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands are gearing up in anticipation of a decision by the New Jersey Pinelands Commission.

Environmentalists handed out pamphlets to residents along Route 49 and Route 50 last weekend. An online petition against the pipeline has garnered almost 10,000 signatures.

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Structure fire on Chadwyn Drive in Upper Township

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, August 28, 2013 02:54 pm

Firefighters responded to Chadwyn Drive for a structure fire. Firefighters responded to Chadwyn Drive for a structure fire.

PALERMO – Fire companies in Upper Township responded to a reported structure fire on Chadwyn Drive in Palermo Wednesday.

The fire call went out around 2 p.m., with the Seaville, Marmora and Tuckahoe fire companies responding. The Upper Township Rescue Squad as also on the scene.

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Upper Township Beach Patrol's season a David versus Goliath story

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, August 28, 2013 11:48 am

Upper Township Committee honored members of the beach patrol Monday. The Upper Township Beach Patrol is co-champions along with Ocean City at the South Jersey Lifeguard Championships. Upper Township Committee honored members of the beach patrol Monday. The Upper Township Beach Patrol is co-champions along with Ocean City at the South Jersey Lifeguard Championships.

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee Monday honored the Upper Township Beach Patrol for keeping local beaches safe and their outstanding performances in lifeguard competitions this summer.

The local beach patrol placed first along with Ocean City in the South Jersey Lifeguard Championships. They also won or placed in a number of other lifeguard competitions, besting beach patrols three or four times their size.

“It’s a David versus Goliath type thing,” said Mayor Richard Palombo.

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