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Upper Township considers fee on lienholders of vacant properties

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, October 31, 2014 02:21 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Upper Township Committee will consider an ordinance requiring the lienholders of vacant properties to register with the township and pay a fee.

Solicitor Dan Young said the ordinance would be another tool for Upper Township to deal with vacant properties. There have been a number of them in recent years, mostly as a result of foreclosures, he said.

The registration helps the township keep track of vacant properties, and the fee helps recoup administrative costs, Young said. He suggested a $500 registration fee.

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Local libraries host Preschool Storytimes

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 31, 2014 02:00 pm

PETERSBURG – The Cape May County Library invites children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers to attend Preschool Storytimes throughout November and December.

There will be stories, rhymes, crafts and fun. Each storytime will include stories, songs and rhymes, and craft activities that enforce children's basic concepts, language skills, listening ability, and social skills.

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Tuckahoe Fire breakfast Nov. 2

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 31, 2014 12:00 pm

TUCKAHOE – The Tuckahoe Volunteer Fire Company will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7-11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2 at the firehouse on Rt. 50 in Tuckahoe.

Firefighters are calling it a “9 volt breakfast.” With the purchase of breakfast you can receive a 9 volt battery to replace your smoke detector’s old battery. The 9 volt batteries are provided by Interstate battery dealer Raymond Norton.

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Trick or Treat in Upper Township tonight

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 31, 2014 11:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Trick or Treat in Upper Township will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31.

Township officials are reminding children to always walk with a group and wear bright, visible colors or something that glows. Younger children should always walk with an adult.

   

Halloween parade a treat for Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 03:30 pm

Characters from the big screen appeared in Sea Isle City’s Halloween parade. Characters from the big screen appeared in Sea Isle City’s Halloween parade. SEA ISLE CITY – Frankenstein, SpongeBob SquarePants and the Phillie Phanatic took to Landis Avenue for the city’s annual Halloween parade on Friday, Oct. 17.

The Sea Isle City Division of Recreation hosted the parade.

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Pie contest winners a slice above the rest

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:00 pm

Winners of the 2014 Sea Isle City Octoberfest Pie Baking Contest received trophies and other prizes. Shown with contest organizer Cheryl Kehner (far left) and Octoberfest organizer Barb Steele (far right) is first place winner Rita Kaufmann (center), second place winner Peter Dougherty, and Chris Cowperthwait, third place. Winners of the 2014 Sea Isle City Octoberfest Pie Baking Contest received trophies and other prizes. Shown with contest organizer Cheryl Kehner (far left) and Octoberfest organizer Barb Steele (far right) is first place winner Rita Kaufmann (center), second place winner Peter Dougherty, and Chris Cowperthwait, third place.

SEA ISLE CITY – A panel of judges named the winners of the pie contest at the city’s Octoberfest celebration, held Saturday, Oct. 18 in Excursion Park.

Thirteen people submitted a variety of homemade pies. Anne Hall and Len Teofilak, both of Sea Isle City, served as judges.

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Mayor hopes Strathmere first in line for sand

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:00 am

STRATHMERE – With the Army Corps of Engineers set to award a contract for beach replenishment in Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City soon, Mayor Richard Palombo says he hopes sand will come to local beaches first.

With the state park area on Strathmere’s north end badly eroded, Palombo said the township will be looking for beach replenishment to start there.

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Football turf war in Upper Township spills over into politics

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:30 am

PETERSBURG – Two local semi-pro football teams that fight for inches on the football field are now fighting over how many miles should separate their respective home bases.

The South Jersey Storm and South Jersey Hawks both play in the North East Atlantic Football League, and both call Upper Township home. League rules normally require teams to be located at least 20 miles apart from each other so that other teams cannot poach players or sponsors.

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Two candidates vying for Upper Township Committee seat

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:30 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Incumbent Committeeman Tony Inserra and challenger Jeffrey Pierson will face off for a seat on Upper Township Committee in next week’s election.

One seat on Township Committee is up for a vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 4 general election. It is for a three-year term.

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Three candidates for three seats on Upper Township school board

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 29, 2014 09:30 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Three candidates are running for three seats on the Upper Township Board of Education.

Each seat is for a three-year term on the board.

Debra L. McLees, Rachel Mammele, and Andrea Olenik-Hipkins are running. The election is uncontested since there are only three candidates for the three open seats.

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