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Upper schools plan powder puff football game

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, October 25, 2014 11:30 am

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township School District will host its inaugural Powder Puff Flag Football Tournament on Friday, Nov. 21.

“You will be entertained,” Superintendent Vincent Palmieri said.

The event is being sponsored by the Middle School Student Council. Girl students will play in the game and boys will be cheering on the teams.

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Bullying incidents low in Upper Township schools, report says

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, October 25, 2014 10:00 am

PETERSBURG — Bullying may be a big problem across the nation, but Superintendent Vincent Palmieri says it is not an issue in Upper Township.

In a presentation on the district’s annual Violence/Vandalism/Substance Abuse and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying, HIB report at the Monday, Oct. 20 meeting of the Upper Township Board of Education, he said incidents were few and far between.

There were a total of 17 reported HIB incidents, and only nine of those qualified as actual HIB violations, Palmieri said. He read brief descriptions of the nine incidents, but did not include the names of the students involved.

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Upper Township students recognized for perfect NJASK scores

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, October 24, 2014 12:19 pm

PETERSBURG – It is pretty unusual for any student to score a perfect 300 on the Language Arts portion of the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK), given annually to students in third through eighth grades.

In fact, it appears that Upper Township seventh grader Travis Krause is the first and only student in the state to have accomplished that feat.

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Corbin City seeking place on Ocean City BOE

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, October 24, 2014 11:23 am

 PETERSBURG – If Longport has a seat at the table at the Ocean City Board of Education meetings, shouldn’t Corbin City?

That was the question posed by board member Jill Casacio at a Monday, Oct. 20 meeting of the Upper Township Board of Education. 

Longport has only a dozen students attending Ocean City High School, she said. Corbin City, which is a sending district to both Upper Township and Ocean City, has many more, she said.

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Police identify woman in Marmora identity theft

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 23, 2014 01:49 pm

Angela B. Comfort Angela B. Comfort MARMORA - New Jersey State Police have identified a Pelham, N.Y., woman as a suspect in a recent case of identity theft, and the theft of about $10,000 in cash from the PNC Bank in Marmora, and officials have credited social media with generating leads in the incident.

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Plane captured over township on Google Earth

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:49 pm

What looks like an airport marking off Weatherby Road on Google Earth turns out to be a plane in flight over Upper Township. What looks like an airport marking off Weatherby Road on Google Earth turns out to be a plane in flight over Upper Township. What from a distance looks like an airport marking off Weatherby Road on Google Earth turns out, when zoomed in, to be a plane in flight over Upper Township, near the border with Atlantic and Cumberland counties.

See the image on Google Earth here. 

   

Mayor, committeeman spar over health insurance savings

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 22, 2014 04:29 am

PETERSBURG – Mayor Richard Palombo and Committeeman Tony Inserra argued last week over a change in health insurance that saved the township around $238,000.

The change came in April 2012 as Upper Township Committee approved a move from the state health benefits program to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. Inserra is running for reelection this year and the issue resurfaced in a recent candidates profile in The Press of Atlantic City.

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On the Cover: Fire it up

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Blacksmith Bill Banks of Eldora helps Ryan and Rachel Bacon, 6 and 11 respectively, of Seaville, create a hook using a horse shoe nail during the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township’s annual AppleFest Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield. Blacksmith Bill Banks of Eldora helps Ryan and Rachel Bacon, 6 and 11 respectively, of Seaville, create a hook using a horse shoe nail during the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township’s annual AppleFest Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield.

Blacksmith Bill Banks of Eldora helps Ryan and Rachel Bacon, 6 and 11 respectively, of Seaville, create a hook using a horse shoe nail during the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township’s annual AppleFest Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield.  

Photo by Jen Marra

   

More than just apples

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 am

photos by Jen Marra

Mike Fackenthal of Pittsburgh, with his wife Patrice not photographed, orders an apple cobbler with whip cream from Dan Leonard of Seaville, a member of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township, during the annual AppleFest Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield.
Mike Fackenthal of Pittsburgh, with his wife Patrice not photographed, orders an apple cobbler with whip cream from Dan Leonard of Seaville, a member of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township, during the annual AppleFest Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield. Mike Fackenthal of Pittsburgh, with his wife Patrice not photographed, orders an apple cobbler with whip cream from Dan Leonard of Seaville, a member of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township, during the annual AppleFest Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield.

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New contract approved for school superintendent

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 21, 2014 07:17 pm

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township Board of Education approved a new contract for Superintendent Vincent Palmieri at its Monday, Oct. 20 meeting.

The board did not approve the contract as they voted on agenda items. With unanswered questions vexing some members, the board went into executive session and voted after returning to the board table.

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