Upper Township Gazette

36 marijuana plants seized, three arrested in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, August 23, 2013 03:50 pm

SEAVILLE – The county prosecutor’s office said Friday that it had charged three Upper Township residents with possession of marijuana after seizing 36 marijuana plants and more than 50 grams of marijuana at a home in Seaville.

The Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office executed a search warrant at the home on Route 9 after a narcotics investigation. The detective’s bureau from the New Jersey State Police Woodbine barracks also assisted, according to a press release.

The prosecutor said that $3,650 in cash was also found at the home.

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Rainbow over Railroad Ave.

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Written by Bill Barlow Friday, August 23, 2013 03:26 pm

The view on Railroad Avenue in Tuckahoe after Thursday's late afternoon showers. (Photo by Bill Barlow)

   

Upper Township still waiting on word for School Choice application

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, August 23, 2013 12:43 pm

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township School District is still waiting on an application to participate in the state’s popular School Choice program, Superintendent Vincent Palmieri said. 

“We have no update,” he said, adding that the district was first supposed to be notified by July 31, but that deadline had been pushed out. “They are in the final phase of decision making.”

While some districts have been notified, most have not, Palmieri said.

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You can’t ‘friend’ the Upper Township School District

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, August 23, 2013 11:42 am

PETERSBURG – In spite of the best efforts of some school board members, Superintendent Vincent Palmieri said this week that the district will not create a Facebook page any time soon. 

“I’m getting pressure from the public relations committee to establish a Facebook page,” he said. 

The district uses cutting-edge technology, said Palmieri, but he draws the line where social media is concerned.

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Middle school principal moves to new position

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, August 22, 2013 04:23 pm

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township School District has posted an opening for principal at the middle school as the school board Monday voted unanimously to approve the transfer of former principal Ken Barth as the new director of planning/research/evaluation. 

The school board then voted to approve a change in job titles from Supervisor of Planning/Research/Evaluation to Director of Planning/Research/Evaluation. 

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(Flying) men at work

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Written by Bill Barlow Thursday, August 22, 2013 10:58 am

A workman counts on the steady hand of his pilot as he does work Thursday morning, Aug. 22, on the power lines next to the 34th Street Bridge heading into Ocean City. Details of the work were not immediately available.

A workman counts on the steady hand of his pilot as he does work Thursday morning, Aug. 22, on the power lines next to the 34th Street Bridge heading into Ocean City.According to Atlantic City Electric spokesman Frank Tedesco, the work was minor, but required as part of comprehensive inspections performed each year. (photos by Bill Barlow.)

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Upper Township school board honors retiring staff members

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:20 am

 Carolyn Slagle with Bob DiDonato, left, and Ken Barth.  Carolyn Slagle with Bob DiDonato, left, and Ken Barth.

 PETERSBURG – The Upper Township school board Monday honored several retiring educators and staff members. Among the retirees were Carolyn Slagle, Elizabeth Keene, Ronald Stenlake and Veronica Dull.

Slagle began her career with the Upper Township School District long before the electronic age took hold.

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Upper Township’s ‘Teachers of the Year’

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 21, 2013 10:19 am

  Laura Goodreau with David DelConte Laura Goodreau with David DelConte  Laura Goodreau, Upper Township Primary School

Upper Township Primary School Principal David DelConte said Laura Goodreau, voted the primary school’s Teacher of the Year for 2013, was a “wonderful teacher” as he presented her with an award at a Monday, Aug. 19 meeting of the Upper Township Board of Education.

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Local authors tell their stories at Schiavo Library event

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, August 21, 2013 10:09 am

  Daniel David Jones, left, and Arthur J. Higbee point to a map of the search pattern U.S. Coast Guard helicopters used while looking for them off the coast of Ocean City.
Daniel David Jones, left, and Arthur J. Higbee point to a map of the search pattern U.S. Coast Guard helicopters used while looking for them off the coast of Ocean City.

STRATHMERE – Local authors gathered at the Schiavo Library last week to share their stories.

There were murder mysteries, love lost and found again, children’s stories, history and a real-life story by two men who were rescued from the Atlantic Ocean after almost 19 hours at sea.

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BOE eyes another referendum for school repairs

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, August 21, 2013 10:08 am

State would cover 40 percent of $16M cost

 PETERSBURG – The Upper Township Board of Education Monday voted unanimously to support an application to the state for $16,616,831 in renovations to the school district’s three facilities.

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