Upper Township Gazette

Santa Express pulls in to Tuckahoe in December

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:00 pm

TUCKAHOE – Cape May Seashore Lines’ Santa Express will return to the Tuckahoe Train Station this month.

Children can meet Santa Claus during each trip. Santa visits each child on the train, according to the company, and photos with Santa are welcome.

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Santa visits the Cape May County Zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:49 am

Jonathan Hansen, 6 months old, of Marmora, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus during Santa’s Workshop at the Cape May County Zoo Saturday, Dec. 13.
Jonathan Hansen, 6 months old, of Marmora, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus during Santa’s Workshop at the Cape May County Zoo Saturday, Dec. 13. Jonathan Hansen, 6 months old, of Marmora, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus during Santa’s Workshop at the Cape May County Zoo Saturday, Dec. 13.

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Upper Township student wins county essay contest

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:30 am

Marmora VFW Post Commander Charles Adelizzi with Erin, Joseph and Michael Gardner and (front row) Danny and Jack Gardner.
Marmora VFW Post Commander Charles Adelizzi with Erin, Joseph and Michael Gardner and (front row) Danny and Jack Gardner. UPPER TOWNSHIP – A seventh-grader at the Upper Township Middle School won the District 17 Cape May County VFW Patriots Pen essay competition.

Joseph Gardner wrote a 350-word essay on “Why I appreciate America’s veterans.” His essay has been submitted to the state VFW for judging in the New Jersey finals. He will represent Cape May County at an awards luncheon at the Manville CFW Post in February.

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Tale of two cities on Ludlam Island, say website lists

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 16, 2014 09:19 am

STRATHMERE – The Strathmere Zip Code is one of the richest in the United States, according to the Movoto real estate blog.

Sea Isle City is one of the most dangerous cities in the state, says the ValuePenguin website.

It is a tale of two cities, at least according to these websites, for the two communities on Ludlam Island.

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Sea Isle City considering public pool at former school

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:00 am

SEA ISLE CITY – Sea Isle City Council adopted the city’s five-year capital plan at a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 9, with plans to fund renovations at the former public school on Park Road to allow for recreation uses there.

The school building is currently being utilized as Sea Isle City’s city hall building. City Hall was flooded during Hurricane Sandy and offices were moved to the school. A new City Hall and Public Safety Building is being constructed on JFK Boulevard.

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Atlantic City Electric allows ‘gift of energy’

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:00 am

MAYS LANDING – Atlantic City Electric’s Gift of Energy Program allows people to make a payment toward an Atlantic City Electric customer’s electric bill.

To purchase the Gift of Energy, visit atlanticcityelectric.com  and click “Community Commitment.” You can also pay for the Gift of Energy in person at one of the company’s participating Atlantic City Electric Customer Service Centers.

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Fundraiser planned for Boy Scout’s police memorial

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 05:00 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – A fundraiser for Eagle Scout candidate Ben Jargowsky’s project to install a monument in honor of fallen police officers, especially Sea Isle City Ptl. Michael “Mickey” Cullinane, is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 3 at KIX-McNutley’s in Sea Isle City.

Prior to reaching the rank of Eagle Scout, candidates must complete a service project that displays leadership and benefits the community in one form or another.

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Improved well to increase water pressure in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, December 12, 2014 02:03 pm

Projects could allow for water hook ups

MARMORA – The Upper Township Zoning Board of Adjustment Thursday approved an amended site plan, conditional use and lot width and lot frontage variances for a New Jersey American Water project in Marmora that aims to increase water pressure in Upper Township.

A new well facility there and a planned water tower in Seaville will be connected by a water main, potentially allowing residents to hook up to water service.

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Upper Township Rescue Squad honored on 50th anniversary

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, December 11, 2014 03:10 pm

From left, Committeeman John Coggins, Mellissa Linz, Committeeman Hobie Young, Mayor Richard Palombo, Donna Haugen, Dan Dubbs, Jay Potter, Committeeman Tony Inserra, Committeeman Ed Barr, Matt Capone, John VanEpps and Michelle Sampson. From left, Committeeman John Coggins, Mellissa Linz, Committeeman Hobie Young, Mayor Richard Palombo, Donna Haugen, Dan Dubbs, Jay Potter, Committeeman Tony Inserra, Committeeman Ed Barr, Matt Capone, John VanEpps and Michelle Sampson. PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee Monday honored the Upper Township Rescue Squad on its 50th anniversary.

Committee presented Chief Jay Potter and several rescue squad members with a proclamation at a Monday, Dec. 8 meeting.

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Soiree in history

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:00 am

Irene Bukowski of Sea Isle City pours herself a glass of punch during the Sea Isle City Historical Museum Christmas open house Saturday, Dec. 6, on the first level of the Sea Isle City Library. Irene Bukowski of Sea Isle City pours herself a glass of punch during the Sea Isle City Historical Museum Christmas open house Saturday, Dec. 6, on the first level of the Sea Isle City Library. Irene Bukowski of Sea Isle City pours herself a glass of punch during the Sea Isle City Historical Museum Christmas open house Saturday, Dec. 6, on the first level of the Sea Isle City Library.  

Photos by Jen Marra 

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On tire changes, lift is in and drivers are out

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 09, 2014 10:53 pm

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee voted unanimously Monday, Dec. 8 to purchase a $9,800 tire lift for the Public Works Department.

The practice of having truck drivers change flat tires on their own vehicles should also come to an end, committee members said.

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Intermittent phone service at Township Hall Friday

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 09, 2014 09:53 pm

PETERSBURG – Officials said residents should expect intermittent phone service at the Upper Township Municipal Building and the Public Works yard on Friday.

Township Hall on Tuckahoe Road houses all township offices except for Public Works, which is located in Tuckahoe. The township is changing its phone service at both places Friday, engineer Paul Dietrich said.

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Business association plans Holiday Dinner

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 09, 2014 08:47 pm

STRATHMERE – The Upper Township Business Association will hold a Holiday Dinner at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12 at the Deauville Inn in Strathmere.

Tickets are $30 and include butlered hors d'oeuvres, a buffet and carving stations along with desserts, a chocolate fountain and fruit tower. There will be a DJ, dancing, a cash bar and a few other holiday surprises for guests.

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Holiday Extravaganza brings cheer and prizes

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 09, 2014 02:46 pm

 The Sea Isle City Volunteer Fire Department was honored after appearing in the city’s annual Holiday Extravaganza on Nov. 28. Shown receiving a trophy from Mayor Leonard Desiderio (at left) and Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization President Chris Glancey (at right) is fireman Mike Snyder. 
The Sea Isle City Volunteer Fire Department was honored after appearing in the city’s annual Holiday Extravaganza on Nov. 28. Shown receiving a trophy from Mayor Leonard Desiderio (at left) and Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization President Chris Glancey (at right) is fireman Mike Snyder. SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization’s annual Holiday Extravaganza at Excursion Park featured free ice skating, a holiday parade with decorated fire engines, a tree lighting ceremony and visits with Santa Claus.

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A long time coming, but smooth road ahead for Hope Corson Road

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 09, 2014 12:32 pm

SEAVILLE – Cape May County was set to award a contract Tuesday for drainage work and resurfacing of Hope Corson Road between Route 9 and Stagecoach Road in Seaville.

The meeting was scheduled for after this paper’s presstime. A resolution to award a contract to South State, Inc. of Bridgeton was on the Dec. 9 agenda for Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting.

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Upper Township Committee looks to approve baseball field lights next week

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 09, 2014 11:17 am

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee will vote on a resolution next week to approve a contract for installation of lights at two baseball fields in Amanda’s Field.

A second round of bids for the project was opened Monday. The first bids were rejected in October after officials said the process was tainted by Committeeman Tony Inserra, who spoke with a representative of a company that took out bid specifications.

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