• Upper Township Gazette

    (Jen Marra) Beaches in Strathmere have signs posted warning visitors of nearby nesting birds. The birds nest here each spring.

    STRATHMERE – Mayor Richard Palombo said last week that the planned beach replenishment project in Strathmere, Sea Isle City and the southern end of Ocean City will start sometime next fall and take more than a year to complete.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – Kameron Ghanavati of Upper Township will compete with the University of Delaware’s Vocal Point a capella group in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) competition next month.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – A spokesperson with the state Department of Community Affairs said this week that the closure of the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point would not affect $6.2 million in energy tax receipts to Upper Township.

    The money funds half of the township’s budget each year. Officials have said a loss of that revenue would lead to large tax increases or substantial cuts in services.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – The township is seeking a conditional approval of its official tax map in order to proceed with a planned property revaluation this year.

    The state Division of Taxation gave officials a 64-page itemized list of changes that must be made to the tax map in March, engineer Paul Dietrich said last week. Upper Township had hoped to start its revaluation in April.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    Last weekend, 34 scouts and leaders from Boy Scout Troop 95 spent the weekend in New York City. Scouts were picked up from school Friday, and quickly loaded into waiting cars, their gear having already been packed the night before.

Upper Township Gazette

Another snow day in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, March 17, 2014 09:02 am

Another snow day in Upper Township

Schools were closed and township offices planned a delayed opening because of a mid-March snow storm.

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Upper Township Republicans back challenger over incumbent for June primary

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, March 15, 2014 11:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The local Republican County Committee has selected a challenger to incumbent Republican Committeeman Tony Inserra for a spot in the party’s column for the June primary.

The Upper Township Republican County Committee met Wednesday, March 5 to nominate a candidate for inclusion in the regular Republican column on the June 3 primary ballot. Jeffrey Pierson of Marmora won the vote 12-5.

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Zoning board approves variances for Seaville water tower

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, March 14, 2014 02:55 pm

SEAVILLE – The Upper Township zoning board Thursday approved variances for a 160-foot tall water storage tank at the Cedar Square Shopping Center.

The water tank is planned for a site behind the Acme supermarket. It requested use variances for height and for more than one principal structure on a lot, as well as preliminary and final site plan approval.

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On the cover: Sign of spring

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:47 pm

On the cover: Sign of spring

Rachael Smith, 13, of Seaville, and Marley Goudie, 14, of Marmora, enjoy the warm weather with a milkshake and sundae from Custard Hut in Seaville Saturday, March 8. The Custard Hut had its grand re-opening Friday, Feb. 28, with their annual Education Foundation Day Saturday, March 1, where all net proceeds were donated to the local education foundation. 

   

Tuckahoe bridge contractor looks to change plans for fear of hitting gas main

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, March 13, 2014 11:59 am

 TUCKAHOE – The contractor building the new Route 50 bridge in Tuckahoe is looking at scrapping plans for a temporary bridge during construction because of fears of hitting a nearby gas main.

Township engineer Paul Dietrich said that South State, Inc. of Bridgeton, which received the $11,676,863 contract to do the work last June, is concerned that driving pilings for the temporary bridge will hit the 20-inch gas main under the Tuckahoe River.

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Committee members still divided over Amanda’s Field lights in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:30 am

PETERSBURG – Committee members Monday continued to debate the need for $50,000 in additional funding for lights at new baseball fields in Amanda’s Field.

The new funding would be combined with $130,000 already budgeted in a capital bond approved last year. A Little League field and Babe Ruth League field would be lit as part of the project.

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Upper Township officials continue push for pipeline to BL England

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, March 12, 2014 04:01 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The township will continue to push for approval of a natural gas pipeline to the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point.

Mayor Richard Palombo said Monday that the pipeline approved is his highest priority. He recently spoke with Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi and state Sen. Jeff Van Drew about attempts to build the pipeline proposed by South Jersey Gas.

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Upper Township introduces $12.4M budget

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:10 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Committee unanimously introduced a $12.4 million budget Monday.

The spending plan for 2014 will raise taxes here by three cents per $100 of assessed property value. The owner of a $300,000 home or business will see their taxes increase by $90.

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New trash carts to be picked up in Upper Township starting next week

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, March 10, 2014 01:21 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Trash and recycling collection using the new carts delivered to township residents will start next week.

Residents should put out the new carts starting the week of Monday, March 17. Trash in the carts will not be collected until then.

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Free rabies clinic vaccinates animals in Sea Isle

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 10, 2014 12:29 pm

Bryce Ziegler, 4, and his father, Wayne, of Green Creek, brought their 11-year old chocolate lab, Casey, to the free rabies clinic. Bryce Ziegler, 4, and his father, Wayne, of Green Creek, brought their 11-year old chocolate lab, Casey, to the free rabies clinic.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city clerk’s office hosted its annual free Rabies Clinic earlier this month inside City Hall, where 40 dogs and cats received vaccinations administered by Dr. Robert Fitzpatrick of Abri Animal Hospital in Cape May Court House.

According to clerk Cindy Griffith and deputy clerk Shannon Romano, who organized the event, the vaccine was provided by the Cape May County Health Department. 

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Sea Isle to use former amusement park site for parking

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, March 08, 2014 02:22 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – The city will use the site of the Funland Amusement Park near the bridge will be used for parking this year.

The amusement park announced earlier this month that it has closed for good. Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian, who opened the park in 2009, said it never fully recovered from Hurricane Sandy.

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Township Hall well in need of repair

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, March 06, 2014 04:49 pm

PETERSBURG – A broken well at the Upper Township Municipal Building cut off water service there last week.

The township pumped sand from the wellhead, which was broken when a vehicle ran into it, officials said. The township is filing a claim with its insurance company to cover the cost of repairs.

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