Upper Township Gazette

Surf novice

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, August 01, 2014 09:00 am

Coy Smith, 9, of Swarthmore, Pa., spends an afternoon learning how to surf for the first time Saturday, July 26 at Webster Avenue and the beach in Strathmere. Coy Smith, 9, of Swarthmore, Pa., spends an afternoon learning how to surf for the first time Saturday, July 26 at Webster Avenue and the beach in Strathmere.

Coy Smith, 9, of Swarthmore, Pa., spends an afternoon learning how to surf for the first time Saturday, July 26 at Webster Avenue and the beach in Strathmere.

 

Upper Township judge reappointed to three-year term

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, July 31, 2014 02:00 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Committee voted Monday to reappoint Judge James R. Birchmeier as municipal court judge for a new three-year term.

Mayor Richard Palombo said committee has been pleased with Birchmeier’s leadership of the court.

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Green Team making a more sustainable Upper Township

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Written by Deborah Patterson Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:00 am

Friends of the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge and volunteers with the Upper Township Green Team helped clear the Cedar Swamp Wildlife Preserve on Tyler Road in Greenfield July 20. Friends of the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge and volunteers with the Upper Township Green Team helped clear the Cedar Swamp Wildlife Preserve on Tyler Road in Greenfield July 20.

GREENFIELD – The Upper Township Green Team is working to reduce the township’s carbon footprint.

Formed in 2013, the Green Team evaluates initiatives and make recommendations to township committee for projects to make Upper Township more green. The group recently completed the requirements for eligibility for Sustainable New Jersey certification.

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Committeeman reports on Upper Township planning and zoning boards

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, July 31, 2014 09:00 am

PETERSBURG – Committeeman John Coggins said Monday that the township’s planning and zoning boards have cost around $66,000 to date.

Coggins reported on the board’s second quarter budgets at committee’s Monday, July 28 meeting. He said the planning and zoning boards have heard 14 applications combined in the second quarter, at a cost of $31,035.

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Girl injured by surfboard in Sea Isle City

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, July 30, 2014 05:10 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – A girl suffered a serious leg injury from a surfboard on the 38th Street beach Wednesday, according to the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol.

A girl was injured when a surfboard collided with her in the water Wednesday morning. She suffered a serious gash on her leg, according to a member of the beach patrol.

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Upper Township Fourth of July DVD for sale

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, July 30, 2014 04:35 pm

PETERSBURG – A DVD of the Fourth of July celebration at Amanda’s Field is available for sale at the township clerk’s office.

The DVD costs $10. All proceeds go to benefit Upper Township Challenger Sports, which adapts team sports for children with disabilities.

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Freeholders honor Tuckahoe American Legion for fundraising efforts

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Written by Ted Klepac Wednesday, July 30, 2014 03:31 pm

Cape May County K-9 officers (kneeling, l-r) Nolan Harris and Axel and Jose Gomez and Bama with (standing) Post 239 senior vice commander Dennis DeSalvo, Randy Mystic and Marko, Russ Norcross and Scout and Beth Perednas and Jax. Cape May County K-9 officers (kneeling, l-r) Nolan Harris and Axel and Jose Gomez and Bama with (standing) Post 239 senior vice commander Dennis DeSalvo, Randy Mystic and Marko, Russ Norcross and Scout and Beth Perednas and Jax.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – County freeholders recently honored the Wittkamp Colwell American Legion Post 239 in Tuckahoe for fundraising efforts to benefit the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit.

Freeholder board vice-director Leonard Desiderio presented a plaque to Post 239 senior vice commander Dennis DeSalvo for the post’s dedication and support to the sheriff’s office.

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Depression awareness group meets in Marmora

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 29, 2014 03:26 pm

MARMORA -The Matt McIntosh Foundation holds a peer support meeting where friendship, depression awareness education, suicide prevention and introspection are provided from 7-9 p.m. on the last Wednesday night of each month at the St. Maxamiliian Kolbe Parish, 200 West Tuckahoe Road in Marmora.

For more information, call Kevin Coopersmith at 609-457-3284.

   

Officials looking for options in Strathmere

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, July 29, 2014 01:25 pm

STRATHMERE – Mayor Richard Palombo said the township is looking for options to shore up beaches on the north end of Strathmere until a federal beach replenishment project this fall.

“It’s rather disheartening, especially because we have a huge project on the way,” he said of estimates of as much as $500,000 to truck in 30,000 cubic yards of sand to Strathmere.

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Upper Township Committee approves purchase of new trash truck

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:24 pm

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee Monday voted to approve the purchase of a third side-loading automated trash truck.

The new truck will allow the transfer of three more trash collectors to other duties, officials said. Overall, the township’s public works department will be able to move a total of nine employees to other jobs as the automated trucks come online.

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