Upper Township Gazette | News

Marmora ShopRite employees honored for helping fight hunger

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 27, 2015 09:00 am

Marmora ShopRite associate Pier DeRiggi, of Petersburg, with store manager Steve Van Setters, and Nicolletta Ciccarone, of Egg Harbor Township. Marmora ShopRite associate Pier DeRiggi, of Petersburg, with store manager Steve Van Setters, and Nicolletta Ciccarone, of Egg Harbor Township.

MARMORA – ShopRite honored two Marmora employees last week for helping raise more than $17,000 for the Partners in Caring program, which provides funding to food cupboards in five states.

ShopRite associates collected donations at check-out and stores held various events to support regional food banks in communities served by ShopRite stores. In total, ShopRite employees raised $1.27 million this year, according to a press release.

Read more: Marmora ShopRite employees honored for helping fight hunger

 

Upper Township schools look to save $4M with solar power purchase agreement

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, March 26, 2015 02:08 pm

The baseball field behind the Upper Township Elementary School will be the site of a new solar panel system that would provide enough electricity for the elementary and primary schools. The baseball field behind the Upper Township Elementary School will be the site of a new solar panel system that would provide enough electricity for the elementary and primary schools.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The school board voted unanimously last week to approve a Solar Power Purchase Agreement with three companies to build and operate solar generation systems that could save the district $4 million in energy costs over 15 years.

Cambria Solar Construction, LLC, Marina Energy, and EZnergy were the successful bidders for the project. The power purchase agreement sets a year-one energy price for the Upper Township School District of 4.25 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh).

Read more: Upper Township schools look to save $4M with solar power purchase agreement

   

Palombo, Barr file petitions for Republican primary

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, March 26, 2015 01:05 pm

Mayor Richard Palombo and Committeeman Edward Barr filed petitions with township clerk Barbara Young on Tuesday, March 24 to run in the June 2 Republican primary.

The incumbents are supported by the Cape May County Regular Republican Organization. Also in attendance were Upper Township Republican Organization president Richard Phillips, Committeeman Jeffrey Pierson, Freeholder Leonard Desiderio, Cape May County Clerk Rita Fulginiti, Freeholder and county GOP vice-chair Kristine Gabor and Committeeman Hobie Young.

 

Upper Township Republicans ask ‘What’s in a name?’

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – What is the difference between the Upper Township Republican Organization and the Upper Township Republican Club?

A whole lot, if you ask their members.

Richard Phillips, president of the UTRO, said in an interview March 4 that the similar names have caused confusion amongst local Republicans. The UTRO changed its name from the Upper Township People’s Republican Organization last year in an effort to rebrand, he said.

Read more: Upper Township Republicans ask ‘What’s in a name?’

   

Former committeeman and running mate file for Republican primary

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:00 am

From left, township clerk Barbara Young accepts petitions to run in the Republican primary from former committeeman Tony Inserra and John DeSalvo.
From left, township clerk Barbara Young accepts petitions to run in the Republican primary from former committeeman Tony Inserra and John DeSalvo. PETERSBURG – Former committeeman Tony Inserra and resident John DeSalvo filed petitions Monday, March 23 to run against Mayor Richard Palombo and Committeeman Edward Barr in the June 2 Republican primary.

There are two seats on Township Committee up for a vote this year. Democrats have not nominated a candidate here for many years so the Republican primary is likely to be the main event.

Read more: Former committeeman and running mate file for Republican primary

 

Pack 79 celebrates with Blue and Gold Dinner

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 24, 2015 03:16 pm

Pack 79 of Upper Township celebrated another great year of scouting with its annual Blue and Gold Dinner marking its Webelos II den transitioning from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. The celebration had a carnival theme. It was attended by scouts and their families from kindergarten through fifth grade. Pack 79 of Upper Township celebrated another great year of scouting with its annual Blue and Gold Dinner marking its Webelos II den transitioning from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. The celebration had a carnival theme. It was attended by scouts and their families from kindergarten through fifth grade.  
Pack 79 of Upper Township celebrated another great year of scouting with its annual Blue and Gold Dinner marking its Webelos II den transitioning from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. The celebration had a carnival theme. It was attended by scouts and their families from kindergarten through fifth grade.

   

Planning board tables Butter Road application over drainage, landscaping concerns

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, March 24, 2015 03:06 pm

Columb Higgins / 
A property on Butter Road that was cleared of trees last year was largely flooded Monday, March 23. Planning board members raised concerns about drainage there during a meeting last week.
Columb Higgins / A property on Butter Road that was cleared of trees last year was largely flooded Monday, March 23. Planning board members raised concerns about drainage there during a meeting last week. PALERMO – Members of the Upper Township Planning Board last week tabled an application for a new commercial building on Butter Road in Palermo over concerns about drainage and landscaping on the property.

The property was largely flooded on Monday, March 23 after snow and sleet the previous Friday. In November, residents expressed concern to planning board members about the clear cutting of trees at the property. Most of the trees there had been cut down by then and crushed stone placed on the ground.

Read more: Planning board tables Butter Road application over drainage, landscaping concerns

 

Troop 95 goes to Washington

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 24, 2015 02:46 pm

Members of Boy Scouts Troop 95 sit on the steps of the United States Capitol during a visit to Washington, D.C. last weekend.
Members of Boy Scouts Troop 95 sit on the steps of the United States Capitol during a visit to Washington, D.C. last weekend. A trip to the nation’s capital capped recent work by members of Boy Scout Troop 95 to earn the Citizenship in the Nation merit badge

"They have been watching historic speeches, and discussing the Constitution,” said Troop 95 chairman John Castaldi. The trip to Washington, D.C. was the finale of their efforts, but since they are Boy Scouts it was also a weekend camp-out.

Read more: Troop 95 goes to Washington

   

School board asks for deadline on voting representation change

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, March 24, 2015 01:08 pm

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township Board of Education voted last week to amend a resolution approved in February seeking to expand sending districts’ voting rights on receiving districts’ boards of education.

The school board’s resolution, which requests state legislation to make the change, was approved at the Feb. 23 meeting. The New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) said this month that it approved a policy in favor of expanding sending districts’ voting rights last year, and asked the Upper Township school board to rescind its resolution.

Read more: School board asks for deadline on voting representation change

 

School board thanks ShopRite for food storage

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:22 am

MARMORA – The Upper Township Board of Education last week approved a resolution thanking the Marmora ShopRite for providing storage of frozen food while the Upper Township Primary School freezer was repaired.

School board president Michele Barbieri said the supermarket agreed to house several pallets of food so it would not spoil while the primary school’s freezer was down.

Read more: School board thanks ShopRite for food storage

   

Page 1 of 65