Upper Township Gazette

Seaville Acme recognized for help with Feed the Needy program

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, November 01, 2013 02:41 pm

From left are Past Grand Knight Tim O'Shea, Acme manager Andy Loteck and current Grand Knight John Fennekohl. From left are Past Grand Knight Tim O'Shea, Acme manager Andy Loteck and current Grand Knight John Fennekohl.

SEAVILLE – Andy Loteck, manager of the Acme in Seaville, accepts a plaque from the Monsignor James J. Zegers/Resurrection Council 9113 Knights of Columbus for the help the store has given them over the years.

The Marmora-based Knights of Columbus hold an annual Feed the Needy program in which the organization delivers a Christmas meal and toys to some 200 local families. The Acme has provided boxes and helped the Knights put the food together.

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Costume party at Tuckahoe UMC

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:39 pm

The Tuckahoe United Methodist Church hosted its annual Fall Costume Party Saturday, Oct. 26, and children dressed up in their Halloween best for pumpkin decorating, snacks and fun.  The Tuckahoe United Methodist Church hosted its annual Fall Costume Party Saturday, Oct. 26, and children dressed up in their Halloween best for pumpkin decorating, snacks and fun.

TUCKAHOE - Tuckahoe United Methodist Church hosted its annual Fall Costume Party Saturday, Oct. 26, and children dressed up in their Halloween best for pumpkin decorating, snacks and fun.  


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Seven candidates running for three seats on Upper Township school board

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, October 31, 2013 09:54 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Seven candidates are vying for three seats on the Upper Township Board of Education this year.

Incumbents James Arsenault and Michele Barbieri are running for new terms, and newcomers Sallie Callahan, Kristie Brown-Chisholm, Alistair Lihou, Rachel Mammele and Theodore Kingston seek to join the school board. The terms are for three years.

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Columbus Day parade celebrates Sea Isle’s Italian heritage

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 30, 2013 05:00 pm

Postponed parade - better late than never

SEA ISLE CITY – Sea Isle City’s 23rd annual Columbus Day Parade, which was postponed on Oct. 12 due to poor weather, marched down JFK Boulevard on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The parade began in front of the Italian American Club of Sea Isle. Participants walked east on JFK Boulevard and then headed south on Landis Avenue prior to reaching the parade’s end at 63rd Street at Kix-McNutleys. 

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Sea Isle City marks Sandy anniversary with ‘thank you’ to employees, volunteers

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 30, 2013 03:49 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – The city Monday marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy with a “Thank You Breakfast” for municipal employees and volunteers with the ambulance corps and fire department.

Mayor Leonard Desiderio said that without the town’s employees and volunteer first-responders, Sea Isle City would have needed much more time to recover from Hurricane Sandy – and the resort would not have been ready for the 2013 summer season.

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Two seats on Upper Township Committee up for vote

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:15 pm

Challengers want new voices; incumbents say approach is working

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Incumbent Republican committeemen Curtis Corson and Jay Newman will face Independent challengers Hobie Young and John Coggins in next week’s election.

Two seats on the Upper Township Committee are up for a vote this year. Each is for a three-year term.

In interviews this week, the candidates spoke about the most important issues facing Upper Township, including taxes, affordable housing, zoning, trash pickup and the South Jersey Gas pipeline to the BL England power plant.

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One year later, Upper Township officials look back on Sandy

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:12 am

PETERSBURG – It’s been a year since Hurricane Sandy hit South Jersey, when more than 150 homes in Strathmere were flooded and dunes in Whale Beach were breached, but the damage could have been so much worse.

Forty miles made all the difference in the world for Upper Township and the barrier islands of Cape May County. If the storm had hit farther to the south, instead of at Long Beach Island, the dramatic scenes of devastation could have been coming from Ocean City and Wildwood instead of Long Beach Island.

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Sea Isle City honors employees and volunteers on one-year anniversary of Sandy

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, October 28, 2013 10:35 am

SEA ISLE CITY – The city honored its municipal employees and volunteer firefighters and ambulance corps at a “Thank You Breakfast” Monday.

On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Leonard Desiderio said the city wanted to say thank you for the hard work done during and after the hurricane.

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Upper Township Chiefs Association reminds residents to change smoke alarm batteries

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, October 25, 2013 02:19 pm

Chiefs Ed Carter, Jay Newman, Jay Potter and Rob Spiegel of the Upper Township Chiefs Association. Chiefs Ed Carter, Jay Newman, Jay Potter and Rob Spiegel of the Upper Township Chiefs Association.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The Upper Township Chiefs Association, in partnership with Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs, is reminding residents to use the extra hour from the end of daylight savings time next weekend to change their smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries.

Clocks will be moved back an hour, from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m., on Sunday, Nov. 3.

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Halloween parade marches through Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 25, 2013 12:24 pm

Members of the Rose, Larsen, Pittaluga, Cunningham, Lego and Romano families won first prize for the “Cartoon Network” float during Sea Isle City’s 2013 Halloween Parade. Members of the Rose, Larsen, Pittaluga, Cunningham, Lego and Romano families won first prize for the “Cartoon Network” float during Sea Isle City’s 2013 Halloween Parade.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city’s Halloween Parade took to Landis Avenue last week, with plenty of costumes, floats and live music.

The parade also featured local and regional beauty queens, representatives from New Jersey Hope and Healing, elected officials, local businesses and members of the Cape May County Sheriff’s Department, including McGruff the Crime Dog, Eddie the Eagle and representatives from the Sheriff’s Explorers. There were also fire engines, ambulances and other first response vehicles.

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Board member credits Upper Township school administration for quick action

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, October 24, 2013 03:36 pm

PETERSBURG – School board member Bill Holmes credited the district’s administration for their “quick actions” after a recent break-in and possible attempted student abduction. In light of the recent events, security concerns have been identified and changes have been implemented, he said.

“Parent pick-up went really quite smooth,” he said. “You have to wait outside, as it should be.”

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House fire on Oak Ave. in Marmora

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:45 pm

House fire on Oak Ave. in Marmora

MARMORA – Firefighters from the Marmora Volunteer Fire. Co. responded to a house fire on Oak Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Marmora Fire Chief Jay Newman said the fire company and Upper Township EMS responded to the home at 14 Oak Ave. around 3:15 p.m. The fire reportedly started in the kitchen, he said.

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Letters page: Incumbents in lockstep on almost every issue

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

The November election will be the crossroad in determining the economic future of our beloved township.

Names on political signs offer absolutely no credence of character, education or potential to govern. I regard them as monuments to the stupidity of man. That’s what we don’t know. The following is what we do know.

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Letters page: Where has all our money gone?

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

Electing new township committee persons is critical to our efforts to restore fiscal responsibility to our modest Township of Upper. In the past, when a properly certified public accountant oversaw the township budget, we had no local purpose tax and we even contributed millions to our schools to help children while maintaining significant cash reserves.

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Letters page: Why should we vote for change?

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

I have been a resident of Upper Township for over 40 years and have seen the township progress over the last 20 years under leaders who have accepted the challenge to move with the times and seek alternative ways to keep our tax rate the lowest in Cape May and Atlantic counties. So, why should we vote for change in Upper Township?

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Letters page: Township has stepped up to protect Strathmere beaches

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 21, 2013 03:27 pm

To the editor:

At the last township committee meeting the mayor read off what seemed like a laundry list of grants and programs that have come to fruition for the township. But those grants were dwarfed by his announcement that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been funded to do a beach replenishment project in south Ocean City, Strathmere, and Sea Isle City. It’s an ongoing commitment that will last for years. This is incredible news for Strathmere. It’s a really big deal.

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