Upper Township Gazette

Library research area dedicated to Upper Township woman

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 11:39 am

Harriett Reardon Bailey and Mike Stafford are shown in front of a plaque in Bailey’s honor. Harriett Reardon Bailey and Mike Stafford are shown in front of a plaque in Bailey’s honor.

SEA ISLE CITY – Members of the Sea Isle City Historical Society recently gathered inside the Historical Museum for a special ceremony to honor Harriett Reardon Bailey, a founding member of the society and a driving force who helped create the museum.  Bailey, of Seaville, was the society’s first president and the museum’s first curator. 

A plaque inscribed with Bailey’s name was unveiled in the museum’s Family Research Area. The Family Research Area focuses on Sea Isle City’s many notable families, each represented by books filled with photographs, news articles and other artifacts. 

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Mayor: Baseball lighting project should be rebid

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, September 25, 2014 05:23 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Mayor Richard Palombo said Thursday that the purchase of lighting equipment and poles to light baseball fields at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg should be rebid, following discussion at an Upper Township Committee meeting earlier this week that a potential bidder did not send in a proposal because they couldn’t meet a price they were told by someone from the township.

Bids for the project were opened this week. Only one company, Musco Lighting, submitted a bid of $175,605. Two other companies took out specs on the contract, according to township engineer Paul Dietrich.

Dietrich said at a Township Committee meeting Monday, however, that one of those companies did not bid on the project “because he couldn’t meet the budgetary price he was told by somebody” within the township.

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Two more Seaville firefighters were terminated in connection with alleged theft

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, September 25, 2014 02:42 pm

SEAVILLE – Two more members of the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company have been terminated in connection with an internal investigation by the company, according to Seaville Fire Chief Richard E. Stevens.

The former chief of the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, Eugene Robert Spiegel, and his son Jacob were indicted Wednesday for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the fire company.

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Former Seaville fire chief and son indicted on $46,000 theft from fire company

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 03:50 pm

Jacob Spiegel, left, and former Seaville fire chief Rob Spiegel, right, were indicted Wednesday. Jacob Spiegel, left, and former Seaville fire chief Rob Spiegel, right, were indicted Wednesday. TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said Wednesday that the former chief of the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company and his son have been indicted for allegedly receiving payments of approximately $46,000 based on fraudulent invoices and receipts they submitted for reimbursement to the fire company and Fire District No. 4 commissioners.

Eugene “Rob” Spiegel, 51, and Jacob Spiegel, 20, both of Seaville, were indicted by a state grand jury.

Rob Spiegel stole $44,722 and Jacob Spiegel stole $1,275, according to the attorney general.

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Upper Township receives $175,605 bid for baseball field lighting

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, September 24, 2014 03:10 pm

PETERSBURG – The township has received just one bid of $175,605 for lighting equipment and poles at baseball fields in Amanda’s Field.

A second bidder apparently decided not to bid on the project because he didn’t think he could be competitive with a price he was given by somebody within the township, according to township engineer Paul Dietrich.

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New 4-H club to meet in Upper Township

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 23, 2014 09:54 am

Fall crafts, games and a showcase of 4-H clubs are planned as part of a 4-H Open House scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 5. Fall crafts, games and a showcase of 4-H clubs are planned as part of a 4-H Open House scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 5. UPPER TOWNSHIP – For more than 100 years, 4-H clubs across the country have helped boys and girls “learn by doing.”

But it’s more than just showing goats and pigs at the annual fair. The Cape May County 4-H program offers clubs in robotics, shooting sports, gardening, Legos, fishing, science, archery, herpetology, livestock, equestrian, a horseless horse club, teen leadership and culinary science.

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Private security for Upper Township courts

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, September 17, 2014 09:00 am

PETERSBURG – The township will contract with K.D. National Force Security of Woodstown to provide security at the Upper Township Municipal Court.

Committeeman Ed Barr, who oversees public safety, said the company will provide security for the court, the judge and operate the metal detector system.

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Board, UTEA backs school newsletter proposal

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 am

PETERSBURG — Members of the Upper Township Board of Education’s public relations committee have suggested publishing a monthly newsletter, to spread the word about happenings within the school district from the classroom to the sports fields.

“So that all the stakeholders are aware, so it’s not just the people who show up at the board meetings,” said board member Kristie Chisholm at a Monday, Sept. 15, meeting of the Upper Township Board of Education.

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Upper Schools adopt rigid attendance policy

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 16, 2014 04:16 pm

PETERSBURG — The Upper Township Board of Education has approved a stricter attendance policy designed to align with New Jersey Department of Education requirements.

The state recently revised the rules for reporting student absences for all students age 6 to 16.
“Parents, you need to pay attention,” board member Fran Newman said at a Monday, Sept. 15 school board meeting. “Documentation is very important.”  

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Upper Township Board of Education notes, edition of Sept. 17, 2014

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 16, 2014 04:13 pm

PETERSBURG — The following items were discussed during a Monday, Sept. 15 meeting of the Upper Township Board of Education.

Televised meetings

During a board comment period at the end of the meeting, board member Jim Arsenault asked for an update on a potential plan to air board meetings on the township’s public access channel.

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