Upper Township Gazette

Bailey commits to Alderson Broaddus

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 24, 2015 02:16 pm

Bill Bailey, 18, of Tuckahoe, recently committed to play football at Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi, WV. He is a student at St. Augustine Prep in Richland, where he is on the Dean’s List. He is the son of Bill and Bridget Bailey of Upper Township Bill Bailey, 18, of Tuckahoe, recently committed to play football at Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi, WV. He is a student at St. Augustine Prep in Richland, where he is on the Dean’s List. He is the son of Bill and Bridget Bailey of Upper Township Bill Bailey, 18, of Tuckahoe, recently committed to play football at Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi, WV. He is a student at St. Augustine Prep in Richland, where he is on the Dean’s List. He is the son of Bill and Bridget Bailey of Upper Township.

 

Pack 79 goes to the races

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 24, 2015 02:15 pm

Pack 79 Cub Scouts held their annual Pinewood Derby Races on Saturday, Feb. 21. Pictured above are the winners from the Wolf Den: Jack Brogan (third), Ethan McAfee (second) and Brady Oliver (first). Best of Show in their division went to Logan Blackledge. Winning scouts will participate in the BaySea District Pinewood Derby Championship on April 18 in West Cape May. Pack 79 Cub Scouts held their annual Pinewood Derby Races on Saturday, Feb. 21. Pictured above are the winners from the Wolf Den: Jack Brogan (third), Ethan McAfee (second) and Brady Oliver (first). Best of Show in their division went to Logan Blackledge. Winning scouts will participate in the BaySea District Pinewood Derby Championship on April 18 in West Cape May. Pack 79 Cub Scouts held their annual Pinewood Derby Races on Saturday, Feb. 21. Pictured above are the winners from the Wolf Den: Jack Brogan (third), Ethan McAfee (second) and Brady Oliver (first). Best of Show in their division went to Logan Blackledge. Winning scouts will participate in the BaySea District Pinewood Derby Championship on April 18 in West Cape May.

   

Committee introduces ordinance with bulkhead, zoning changes

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 24, 2015 02:15 pm

TUCKAHOE – Upper Township Committee voted unanimously Monday, Feb. 23 to introduce a zoning ordinance creating new bulkhead requirements for waterfront homes and amending zoning rules.

The ordinance will be up for a public hearing and final vote at the Monday, March 30 meeting of Township Committee. Mayor Richard Palombo said the ordinance will be posted online at www.uppertownship.com for residents to review.

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Tax levy stable as Upper Township Committee cuts $378,000 from budget

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, February 24, 2015 09:07 am

TUCKAHOE – Upper Township Committee cut $378,296 from its proposed budget Monday, preventing any increase in the local purpose tax levy.

Officials said the local tax rate will still change, however, because of a revaluation nearing completion. New assessments were mailed to property owners earlier this month, and appeals are being heard at the Upper Township Community Center this week. A final tax rate will not be finalized until early March, said Chief Financial Officer Barbara Spiegel.

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Water damage forces Upper Township Committee meeting move

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, February 23, 2015 10:53 am

PETERSBURG – A burst pipe at the Upper Township Municipal Building last week flooded several rooms near the court room and has forced Upper Township Committee to move its Monday, Feb. 23 meeting to the Upper Township Community Center.


Mayor Richard Palombo said a pipe burst during the hard freeze last week. Committeeman Hobie Young, who oversees buildings and grounds for the township, said that along with the pipe repairs, carpets were scheduled to be cleaned and some drywall would have to be replaced. The township’s insurance would cover the cost of the repairs, he said.

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Palermo girl named county Junior Outstanding 4-H’er

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 20, 2015 02:17 pm

From left, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher, Amanda Schuler, and State Board of Agriculture President Richard Norz. From left, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher, Amanda Schuler, and State Board of Agriculture President Richard Norz.

ATLANTIC CITY – Two Cape May County teenagers were recently honored at the New Jersey State Agricultural Convention Delegates’ Dinner on Feb. 4 in Atlantic City.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno visited the dinner and helped present the Cape May County Outstanding 4-H’er award to Cody Hanek, of Woodbine, and the Cape May County Junior Outstanding 4-H’er award to Amanda Schuler, of Palermo.

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Public safety officials making plans for Tuckahoe River bridge closure

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, February 18, 2015 11:55 am

TUCKAHOE – Public safety officials in Upper Township met last week with the contractor for the Route 50 Tuckahoe River bridge replacement to discuss contingency plans in case the bridge is closed.

South State, Inc. is considering closing the bridge for up to nine months as part of a project to build a new span across the river. The current bridge is in such bad shape that a plan to temporarily widen it and keep one lane of alternating traffic open during construction has been scrapped because it would not be able to handle the stress, according to officials.

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Keys to the kingdom

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, February 18, 2015 11:21 am

Marmora woman has played for churches almost her entire life

Elsie Shearer of Marmora practices playing the organ at Trinity United Methodist Church. Columb Higgins / Elsie Shearer of Marmora practices playing the organ at Trinity United Methodist Church.

MARMORA – For almost 98 years, Elsie Shearer’s life has been set to music.

She was born in Philadelphia in 1917 and started learning how to play piano when she was 4-and-half years old. She played for the Sunday school at the Baptist church in Oaklyn where her family moved, and learned sight-reading not long after in order to play requests.

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Receipt shows money returned to Tuckahoe bank after 1925 robbery

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 11:06 am

photo by Ralph Cooper /Township engineer Paul Dietrich, right, with Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township president Mike Houdart, center, and vice president Horace Lorrilliere.
photo by Ralph Cooper / Township engineer Paul Dietrich, right, with Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township president Mike Houdart, center, and vice president Horace Lorrilliere. TUCKAHOE – A receipt written by the Cape May County sheriff in 1925 noting the return of $7,433.07 stolen from the Tuckahoe National Bank in a fatal robbery was recently recovered by township engineer Paul Dietrich.

Dietrich found the receipt in his grandfather’s desk, according to the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township. Dietrich’s grandfather, Frank Dietrich, was vice president of the Tuckahoe National Bank for many years.

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Teacher sets first novel in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 11:04 am

“Lost and Found in Sea Isle City” by Jeanine McGee.
“Lost and Found in Sea Isle City” by Jeanine McGee. SEA ISLE CITY – A married couple who originally met in Sea Isle City eight years ago has published their first novels, “Lost and Found in Sea Isle City” and “Covered in Delco.”

Jeanine McGee, who teaches at a Catholic school in Bucks County, Pa., wrote “Lost and Found in Sea Isle City” after her father passed away, according to a short biography on the book’s Amazon page. The novel tells the story of widow Jane Harper, who reminisces about her lost husband and the memories they made in Sea Isle City.

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Taking the low road

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 11:02 am

Motorist drive past a long expanse of dirt mounded up along Sea Isle Boulevard Saturday, Feb. 14, as road work continues on the elevation of the roadway. The boulevard is to be raised about four-and-a-half feet. According to the city’s project update report, the filling material will be placed and compacted in 300-foot long sections and hauling will continue until early April. Motorist drive past a long expanse of dirt mounded up along Sea Isle Boulevard Saturday, Feb. 14, as road work continues on the elevation of the roadway. The boulevard is to be raised about four-and-a-half feet. According to the city’s project update report, the filling material will be placed and compacted in 300-foot long sections and hauling will continue until early April. Motorist drive past a long expanse of dirt mounded up along Sea Isle Boulevard Saturday, Feb. 14, as road work continues on the elevation of the roadway. The boulevard is to be raised about four-and-a-half feet. According to the city’s project update report, the filling material will be placed and compacted in 300-foot long sections and hauling will continue until early April.

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Chillin’ in Sea Isle City

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:00 am


Chillin’ in Sea Isle City Chillin’ in Sea Isle City Participants race screaming into the Atlantic Ocean as they participate in the 21st annual Sea Isle City Polar Bear Plunge held Saturday, Feb. 14, at JFK Boulevard and the beach. All proceeds from the event benefit events sponsored by the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization.  

Photos by Jen Marra

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Sea Isle looks to honor Jameson with statue

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:00 am

SEA ISLE CITY – A committee of Sea Isle City officials and residents has formed to raise money for a statue of Sea Isle City’s longtime public relations director, Irene Jameson.

Jameson was the organizer of the city’s annual Polar Bear Plunge and appeared for years as the Polar Bear Queen. The committee hopes to honor Jameson with a statute depicting her as the Polar Bear Queen, according to a release from the city.

 

Letter: A plea for fair taxation

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Written by Opinion Monday, February 16, 2015 11:53 pm

To the editor:

It’s budget time again in Upper Township, yet not a word has been suggested to modify the dreadful high expense for tax-exempt medical and pension payments that some part-time elected politicians and their appointees demand from us. Full-time benefits are intended to reward and encourage dedicated career full-time employees.

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Sea Isle City says the ‘Forecast is Fun’

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 16, 2015 08:57 pm

During a press conference on Jan. 9, Sea Isle City Mayor Leonard Desiderio outlined the city’s 2015 marketing strategy and officially launched Sea Isle’s 2015 visitor’s season. Submitted / During a press conference on Jan. 9, Sea Isle City Mayor Leonard Desiderio outlined the city’s 2015 marketing strategy and officially launched Sea Isle’s 2015 visitor’s season.  SEA ISLE CITY – Mayor Leonard Desiderio and other officials gathered at the old public school last week to present Sea Isle City’s 2015 marketing strategy.

The plan includes billboards, web banner advertising, a three-month Facebook campaign, 50,000 copies of a 2015 Visitor’s Guide and other printed materials, and radio advertising, according to the city. Sea Isle City will also utilize its visitor’s website, VisitSICNJ.com, and a mobile app launched in 2014, according to a release.

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Bond for fire truck, 9-1-1 system

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 16, 2015 06:52 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – Sea Isle City Council introduced a bond ordinance at its Jan. 28 meeting that includes $850,000 for a new ladder truck for the Sea Isle City Volunteer Fire Department and $400,000 for a new 9-1-1 communications system for the police department.

Both items are including in the city’s capital plan. The new ladder truck will replace one damaged during Hurricane Sandy, according to a release.

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