• 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

Paving work slated to start soon in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, March 06, 2014 03:49 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Engineer Paul Dietrich said last week that the township’s road repaving work should start soon depending on the weather.

The snow storm Monday will slow down the start of the project. When it is warm enough, contractors should start at Ocean Ave. in Palermo and work their way toward Seaside and Seasound avenues, he said.

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Upper Township to undertake summer work at primary school

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, March 06, 2014 01:48 pm

MARMORA – Committeeman Tony Inserra said last week that the township will continue performing repairs at local schools this summer.

The township has refurbished bathrooms and replaced doors over the past two summers. The school district is able to save money by avoiding going out to bid. The township offers its labor for free.

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Upper Township football wins ‘Game On’ grant

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 06, 2014 12:47 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – South Jersey Gas announced the winners of its annual “Game On” Grants program this week.

The program awards 20 $1,000 grants designed to provide support needed to sustain local athletic programs, leagues, clubs, associations and recreational organizations for children.

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Troop 55 serves up breakfast in Tuckahoe

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 05, 2014 01:14 pm

TUCKAHOE – Boy scouts from Troop 55 in Tuckahoe helped serve up breakfast with the Tuckahoe Volunteer Fire Co. Sunday.

The fire company holds all-you-can-eat breakfasts from 7-11 a.m. on the first Sunday of every month between October and May. The breakfasts are held at the firehouse on Route 50.

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Sea Isle City receives state grant for Landis Ave. improvements

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 05, 2014 12:13 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – The city will receive a $1 million Neighborhood and Community Revitalization grant for improvements to Landis Avenue.

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) last week announced that four New Jersey municipalities have been selected from the first round of applications for $5 million in grants from the Neighborhood and Community Revitalization (NCR) program. The four selected municipalities are Highlands, Asbury Park, Keansburg and Sea Isle City. 

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Presentation warns parents on dangers of prescription drugs and heroin

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, March 04, 2014 10:34 am

SEA ISLE CITY – The county prosecutor’s office is telling residents in Cape May County to get rid of their unused prescription drugs.

Painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin and other opioids are often the first step young people take on the road to heroin addiction. They are readily available in many medicine cabinets and parents or grandparents don’t notice when they go missing, said Lt. Joseph Landis of the prosecutor’s Narcotics Task Force.

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Sea Isle City will receive $1M for Landis Ave. work

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, March 03, 2014 02:37 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – The city will receive a $1 million Neighborhood and Community Revitalization grant for improvements to Landis Avenue.

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) last week announced that four New Jersey municipalities have been selected from the first round of applications for $5 million in grants from the Neighborhood and Community Revitalization (NCR) program. The four selected municipalities are Highlands, Asbury Park, Keansburg and Sea Isle City. 

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Marmora firefighters honored at annual dinner

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 03, 2014 02:29 pm

From left, fire company president Paul Hoster looks on as Mayor Richard Palombo administers the oath of office to new Marmora Volunteer Fire Co. captains Doug Stauffer, Charles “Butch” Weil and DJ Young and new trustee Scott Mensinger. From left, fire company president Paul Hoster looks on as Mayor Richard Palombo administers the oath of office to new Marmora Volunteer Fire Co. captains Doug Stauffer, Charles “Butch” Weil and DJ Young and new trustee Scott Mensinger.

OCEAN CITY – The Marmora Volunteer Fire Company installed new officers and honored some of its members at its annual company dinner.

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Committee shifts funding for night games at Amanda’s Field

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Written by Columb Higgins Sunday, March 02, 2014 11:00 am

PETERSBURG – Township committee voted this week to add $50,000 to funding for lighting at new baseball fields at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.

The township has already budgeted $130,000 for the lights in a capital bond it approved last year. That is enough to light the Babe Ruth field planned at Amanda’s Field, according to Committeeman Hobie Young who oversees sports and recreation for the township. The additional funding would allow for lighting at the adjacent little league fields, he said.

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HVAC unit catches fire in Upper Township home

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, March 01, 2014 04:05 pm

MARMORA – Firefighters responded to a home at 4 Delores Ave. in Marmora last week after a HVAC unit caught fire.

The Marmora Volunteer Fire Company, Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue and the Tuckahoe Volunteer Fire Company all responded along with the Upper Township Division of EMS. There were no injuries.

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New trash carts will be delivered to Upper Township homes starting next week

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, March 01, 2014 10:30 am

This automated side loading trash truck is similar to the ones purchased by Upper Township. This automated side loading trash truck is similar to the ones purchased by Upper Township.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Thousands of standardized trash and recycling carts will be delivered to properties here starting next week.

The township plans to begin implementing its new automated collection system on Monday, March 17.

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Upper Township school budget includes tax increase, but not ‘banked’ cap

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, February 28, 2014 03:23 pm

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township School District’s 2014-15 budget will likely go to the 2 percent cap, resulting in about a two cent tax increase, school business administrator Laurie Ryan said Monday.

But she advised against using a controversial $600,000 “banked cap” that the district has been able to use since 2012.

“I don’t want to put it on the taxpayer,” Ryan said.

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