Upper Township Gazette

Senate committee puts hold on Pinelands Commission appointments

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:41 pm

TRENTON – The state Senate Judiciary Committee unexpectedly put a hold on two of Gov. Chris Christie’s nominees to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission last week.

Committee chair Sen. Nicholas Scutari said at the beginning of the meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16 that he expected to have a vote on the nominees following their testimony and comments from members of the public. But after testimony from New Hanover Mayor Dennis Roohr and Robert Barr of Ocean City he adjourned the hearing.

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Letter: What has committeeman done for township?

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 20, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

I just finished watching the Oct. 14 Upper Township Committee meeting. During this meeting Committeeman Anthony Inserra was reprimanded for interfering with the bidding process for the lights at Amanda’s Field.

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Letter: Real issue is baseball lights are unnecessary

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 20, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

Regarding the article on the baseball field lighting controversy and the allegations that an action on my part resulted in the “bid process being tainted,” I wish to state the facts of the matter once and for all.

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Leteter: Pierson has leadership, management experience

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 20, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

With the General Election just around the corner, I hope each voter in Upper Township takes the time to learn more about Jeff Pierson, candidate for Upper Township Committee. We have the opportunity to make a difference with our vote and make sure we elect a man with exceptional leadership qualities as his record over many years proves. Sometimes we feel our vote doesn't count or we can let someone else do it. This November that is not the case.

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Letter: Tainted bidding process costing taxpayers more money

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 20, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

Yes, it is that time of year where elected officials are running for reelection, many of which unfortunately turn to making statements that are fabricated and often lack the transparency expected of our elected officials. Over the past three years, I have served the citizens of Upper Township on Township Committee and I believe it is my duty to address statements made by Committeeman Anthony Inserra in which he has taken credit for budgetary savings but lacks transparency when questioned about his own spending practices.

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Letter: Inserra looks for ways to save tax dollars

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 20, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

Deputy Mayor Anthony Inserra deserves reelection to Upper Township Committee. An independent Republican and supporter of the taxpayer, he is not committed to any political machine or organization. His election three years ago garnered the support of Republicans, Democrats and independent voters alike. He has a strong devotion to family, church and the community which he serves.

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Letter: Inserra had nothing to do with health care savings

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 20, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

After serving for 12 years on Upper Township Committee, I felt that after I left office I would not have to attend a future Township Committee meeting. That all changed as I read several articles in The Gazette concerning placing lights at Amanda’s Field. I was further convinced that I should attend after reading The Press of Atlantic City’s article where Committeeman Anthony Inserra claimed that he had saved the township $230,000 in health care costs.

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Letter: Inserra has fought hard for taxpayers

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 20, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

Upper Township needs to reelect Deputy Mayor Tony Inserra to ensure our community remains a clean, safe and affordable place to live.

Mr. Inserra’s opponent has admitted the township is in good shape under the current leadership. So why is he running? Maybe to try and return Upper Township to PRO Club rule? Mr. Inserra has always put the best interest of our township before anything else and owes no allegiance to any political association or club.

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Amanda’s Field light project being rebid

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, October 20, 2014 01:17 pm

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee rejected the sole bid it received for a project to light two baseball fields at Amanda’s Field and is rebidding the project.

Musco Lighting, which provides sports lighting for fields around the world, bid $175,605 on the Amanda’s Field baseball lighting project. It was the lone bidder. The bid was opened in late September.

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Baseball field lights spark controversy on Upper Township Committee

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, October 20, 2014 10:11 am

PETERSBURG – The rejection of the only bid to provide lights for baseball fields at Amanda’s Field got heated last week, as two Upper Township committeemen argued over why the bid was being discarded and the project had to be re-bid.

Mayor Richard Palombo said the bid process was tainted when Committeeman Tony Inserra talked with a representative of a company that took out a bid package on the project. A representative from the company later said they did not bid because they could not meet a price they were told by someone with the township, according to township engineer Paul Dietrich.

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Upper Township man charged with drugs, weapon possession

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, October 17, 2014 11:58 am

MARMORA – An Upper Township man has been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and unlawful possession of a weapon after the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force and New Jersey State Police executed a search warrant on his home Thursday.

Angelo Cuculino, 48, of Marmora, was found with more than 28 grams of marijuana and an amount of alpha-pyrrolidinopeniophenone, a stimulant, at his home, according to Prosecutor Robert Taylor. He also had three firearms and $19,225 in cash, the prosecutor said.

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Environmental groups seek to block Pinelands Commission appointments

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:39 pm

TRENTON – Environmental groups are seeking to block the appointments of two nominees to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission, claiming it is an attempt to reverse a January vote that defeated a natural gas pipeline proposed by South Jersey Gas.

The 22-mile pipeline would have run through protected Pinelands to the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point.

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Woman steals identity and $10,000 in Marmora, police say

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:15 am

MARMORA – New Jersey State Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a woman wanted for identity theft and the theft of about $10,000 cash, officials said Wednesday.

Police said that on Monday, Aug. 25, at about 12:15 p.m., an unidentified woman withdrew about $10,000 from the PNC Bank in Marmora.

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On the cover: Heating things up

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:00 pm

Jake Gannon, 16, of Tuckahoe, Ryan Roller, 15, of Marmora, and Chuck Atwell, 17, of Corbin City, all with Iron Kettle BBQ in Beesleys Point, man the grill and get orders ready for customers during the annual Ocean City Fall Block Party Saturday, Oct. 11. Jake Gannon, 16, of Tuckahoe, Ryan Roller, 15, of Marmora, and Chuck Atwell, 17, of Corbin City, all with Iron Kettle BBQ in Beesleys Point, man the grill and get orders ready for customers during the annual Ocean City Fall Block Party Saturday, Oct. 11. Jake Gannon, 16, of Tuckahoe, Ryan Roller, 15, of Marmora, and Chuck Atwell, 17, of Corbin City, all with Iron Kettle BBQ in Beesleys Point, man the grill and get orders ready for customers during the annual Ocean City Fall Block Party Saturday, Oct. 11.

Jen Marra photo

   

Letter: More checks and balances needed

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:30 am

To the editor:

It is disgraceful that our community had a chief of a firehouse allegedly steal thousands of dollars from the hard-working people of this township. What are our trusted elected officials going to do to ensure the hard-working people of this community that this will never happen again?

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Program on heroin addiction in Woodbine

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:05 am

WOODBINE – The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office will make a presentation called Pills to Heroin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17 at the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage, 610 Washington Ave.

The presentation seeks to educate the public about the current heroin epidemic that is affecting communities across the country, including Cape May County, according to a release.

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