• 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.

Wes Hills to play at Delaware

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Wildwood High School’s Wesley Hills is set to play college football at the University of Delaware, according to a source.

Hills, who enjoyed a record-setting season at running back for the Warriors, is scheduled to sign a National Letter of Intent to Delaware during a ceremony at the school on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

A 6-3, 210-pounder, Hills put up extraordinary numbers for Wildwood during the 2012 season. He ran for a Cape May County record 2,106 yards, becoming only the 13th running back in South Jersey history to rush for more than 2,000 in a season. He scored a county record 35 touchdowns and also added five two-point conversion scores to register a county record 220 points.

Hills led Wildwood, which finished at 6-4, to its first-ever South Jersey playoff berth.

Also scheduled to sign for college on Feb. 6 is Middle Township linebacker/running back Zack Vogelei, who will be accepting a scholarship offer from Towson.

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