Upper Township Gazette

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.  

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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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Entries still being accepted for Sea Isle’s Holiday House Lighting Contest

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 08, 2014 10:46 am

Entries still being accepted for Sea Isle’s Holiday House Lighting Contest SEA ISLE CITY – Sea Isle City’s Division of Recreation and the Sea Isle City Garden Club are still accepting entries for the annual Holiday House Lighting Contest.

Houses are judged on creativity, aesthetics, effect and endeavor. Prizes will be presented to the top three winners, including $100 and $50 cash for first and second place respectively, provided by the First Bank of Sea Isle City.

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‘Chat with a Trooper’ gives police chance to address concerns

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Written by David Benson Monday, December 08, 2014 09:41 am

Several area residents stopped by the Village Kitchen in Marmora last week to talk with state police during “Chat with a Trooper.” Shown here are Camille Sailer, Bertha Field, Lt. Doug Pearson, Susan Fauth and Ralph Cooper. Several area residents stopped by the Village Kitchen in Marmora last week to talk with state police during “Chat with a Trooper.” Shown here are Camille Sailer, Bertha Field, Lt. Doug Pearson, Susan Fauth and Ralph Cooper.

MARMORA – State Police Lt. Doug Pearson sat down with area residents to talk about concerns, issues and ways to help the community on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at the Village Kitchen in Marmora during “Chat with a Trooper,” an event aimed at engaging people and police.

The conversation varied, running the gamut of folks speeding on Stagecoach Road in Upper Township, to rumors of local businesses being sold to make room for a new Wawa on Route 50.

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Fundraiser planned for police memorial in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 11:27 am

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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Fight Leukemia Fishing Tournament winner announced

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 03, 2014 12:00 pm

John Concannon won the tournament with a 45.5 pound striper John Concannon won the tournament with a 45.5 pound striper SEAVILLE – The 10th Annual Fight Leukemia Fishing Tournament held a beef and beer fundraiser and awards dinner at the Curtis and Betsy Corson Social Hall in Seaville on Saturday Nov. 22.

The top winner was John Concannon with a 45.5 pound striper. He fished on Capt. Randy Young's "Little Wave" off Absecon Island.

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Police Unity Tour donates to Boy Scout’s memorial project

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 03, 2014 09:30 am

Ben Jargowsky, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 76 (center), recently received a check for $3,700 from the Police Unity Tour in support of his Eagle Scout project. Shown presenting the check are (from left) Unity Tour South Jersey Chapter II president Dennis Felsing, Jr., Chapter II treasurer/vice president Christina Gansert, Unity Tour national delegate Dennis Felsing, Sr., national delegate Jon Gansert, Chapter II secretary Courtney McDevitt, and support chairperson Paul Short. Ben Jargowsky, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 76 (center), recently received a check for $3,700 from the Police Unity Tour in support of his Eagle Scout project. Shown presenting the check are (from left) Unity Tour South Jersey Chapter II president Dennis Felsing, Jr., Chapter II treasurer/vice president Christina Gansert, Unity Tour national delegate Dennis Felsing, Sr., national delegate Jon Gansert, Chapter II secretary Courtney McDevitt, and support chairperson Paul Short. SEA ISLE CITY – Members of the Police Unity Tour recently donated $3,700 to a local Boy Scout, who is working on an Eagle Scout project to raise money for a permanent memorial for Sea Isle City police officer Michael “Mickey” Cullinane.

Ben Jargowsky, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 76, is a senior at Ocean City High School. His Eagle Scout project is one of the final steps in attaining Boy Scouting’s highest rank.

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Slip sliding away

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, December 03, 2014 12:00 am

Teagan Day, 4, of Sea Isle City, celebrates her birthday skating with her father Ryan on the iceless skating rink during Sea Isle City’s third annual Holiday Extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 29 in Excursion Park. Teagan Day, 4, of Sea Isle City, celebrates her birthday skating with her father Ryan on the iceless skating rink during Sea Isle City’s third annual Holiday Extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 29 in Excursion Park.

Teagan Day, 4, of Sea Isle City, celebrates her birthday skating with her father Ryan on the iceless skating rink during Sea Isle City’s third annual Holiday Extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 29 in Excursion Park. 

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14 boats compete in Pilgrim Paddle in Beesleys Point

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 02, 2014 08:45 pm

The start of the race under the bridge construction cranes Glen Stewart / The start of the race under the bridge construction cranes  BEESLEYS POINT – Alumni of the Margate City Beach Patrol Alumnni won the 7th Annual Pilgrim Paddle on Thanksgiving morning at the Beesleys Point beach.

John and Jim Swift defeated 13 other crews in the three-mile race. Their time was 30 minutes and 36 seconds.

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Committeeman wants more done for Upper Township commercial areas

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 02, 2014 01:00 pm

MARMORA – Committeeman Hobie Young said the planning board needs to do more to make Upper Township’s commercial areas attractive.

Young, who sits on the planning board, said at the Nov. 20 planning board meeting that he would like to see a list of items added to local zoning that will require site plan approval from the planning board. Currently, the determination is left up to the zoning office.

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