Upper Township Gazette

Local students graduate from University of Delaware

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 12, 2013 12:00 am

Several local students graduated from the University of Delaware. Bridget Donlan of Marmora, Jeffrey Haas of Palermo, and Ashley Whitford of Seaville received degrees from the school.

 

Pinelands pipeline is a dangerous step

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Written by Opinion Monday, July 08, 2013 01:08 pm

 To the editor:

South Jersey Gas is planning to put a 24 inch steel gas pipe through our country’s first National Reserve – the Pinelands – in order to fulfill the profit needs of its shareholders. This is a very dangerous step towards the destruction of the very core of New Jersey. There is no turning back if this pipeline is approved.

The South Jersey gas plant would replace the B.L. England coal-fired plant in Beesleys Point which is a peak demand generator of electricity, meaning it operates approximately 40 days a year when electricity demands are at the highest. The gas plant would run 24-hours, seven days a week. This will result in noise, pollution and danger. It makes one wonder whether the eventual goal is to export gas.

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Humans rule

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

During my college days, I was fortunate to hear Kurt Vonnegut speak. He likened the human race to a hot meat glacier, crawling over the earth, smothering everything in its path. When I read the article about the piping plovers in Strathmere and our mayor's statement, "For three or four birds, we could have someone seriously hurt," it reminded me of Mr. Vonnegut's words.

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Upper Township Business Association meeting focuses on business growth

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 12, 2013 08:00 am

MARMORA - The Upper Township Business Association will hold its quarterly dinner meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at Obadiah's Restaurant on Roosevelt Boulevard in Marmora.

There will be no meeting in July or August. Joe Molenaux from the Small Business Development Center at Stockton College will be the speaker. He also hosts a weekly radio show on Stockton's radio station WLFR called M4 Small Biz Radio: Where Management, Marketing, Money and Music mix. He will be speaking about opportunities available to grow businesses and will field questions.

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Health fair and open house in Seaville

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 03, 2013 04:19 pm

  Dr. Jenny Cook, Doug Klein, Ginger Millar Dr. Jenny Cook, Doug Klein, Ginger Millar

SEAVILLE – Cape Regional Physical Therapy and Cape Regional Physicians Associates will host a health fair and open house from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 8 at their offices in the Cedar Square Shopping Center in Seaville.

The public is invited and admission is free.

Dr. Jenny Cook will host a meet and greet at the Cape Regional Physicians Associates Office and give a tour of the facility, which opened a year ago. 

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Convert B.L. England to renewable energy

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

A vast majority of New Jersey resident are concerned about climate change. The findings from a newly published Rutgers survey also say that we New Jerseyans overwhelmingly do not want to pay for anything to address this problem. No surprise there.

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Thank you to community for support after fire

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:00 am

 To the editor:

On Feb. 28 after 10:30 at night, I lost my Petersburg home to fire. My son Charlie, 6, and I barely escaped. Unfortunately, we lost our sweet animals and everything else we owned. I was the keeper of our family treasures, and everything burned to ruin, every childhood picture I had of myself and my sister, letters from high school friends, my mother’s books, my great grandparents’ country plates, Charlie’s first tooth.

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‘Are you kidding me?’

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

Concerning the news that the township is going to stop backing out of parking spaces for municipal vehicles, I really don't know what else to say except, "Are you kidding me?"

Gene May
Marmora

   

History keeps changing

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Written by Opinion Monday, May 20, 2013 04:24 pm

To the editor:

History is frequently being changed. New books contradict old books. A fact one year is dismissed as a fib the next years, leading readers to conclude the past is less solid than formerly supposed.

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Upper does not pay more for less

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Written by Opinion Monday, May 20, 2013 04:23 pm

To the editor:

My family moved to Upper Township from Cumberland County almost four years ago for two reasons: low taxes and good schools.

We spent more money on a house here than we would have in other areas we looked, but overall moving to Upper was a better "deal" than any other area in South Jersey. Our taxes are lower here than they were where we lived before, considerably lower in fact. And the schools are considerably better. It's just a better way of life in general, we think. The value proposition is obvious (at least to us) when comparing Upper Township to neighboring areas.

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