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Township hall closed Friday

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 02:08 pm

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township Municipal Building will be closed Friday, April 18 for Good Friday.

Trash collection will not occur that day, said township clerk Barbara Young. Residents who have their trash day on Friday should put out recycling on Monday and their trash on the next Friday, she said.

 

Upper Township looking to purchase third new automated trash truck

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:30 pm

PETERSBURG – The township plans on going out to bid on a third automated side-loading trash truck, officials said Monday.

Committeeman Tony Inserra, who oversees the public works department, said a third automated truck would help increase efficiency with trash pickup. Currently, the township is using two new automated trucks and two rear-loading trucks to pick up trash. The rear-loading trucks require three people to operate; the automated truck requires just a driver.

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Man charged with stabbing in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:22 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – Police and the Cape May County Prosecutors Office last week investigated a stabbing that occurred around 3:11 a.m. on Friday, April 11 at the Spinnaker Condominiums on the 3400 block of the boardwalk.

Michael Cavanaugh, 57, of Sea Isle City, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. He was held in Cape May County jail on $25,000 bail.

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Public hearing and final vote tonight on $12.4M Upper Township budget

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, April 14, 2014 02:24 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee will hold a public hearing and final vote on its $12.4 million budget at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Monday, April 14 at the Upper Township Municipal Building.

If approved, the spending plan for 2014 will raise taxes here by 3 cents per $100 of assessed property value. The owner of a $300,000 home or business will see their taxes increase by $90.

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Volunteers needed for dune cleanup in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 12:14 pm

Jim and Lucille Carroll of Rydal, Pa. and Sea Isle City donated their time in 2013. Jim and Lucille Carroll of Rydal, Pa. and Sea Isle City donated their time in 2013.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city will hold its 2014 Spring Beach Cleanup from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 26 at the beach near JFK Boulevard and the Promenade.

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Egg hunts and sack races at Sea Isle City’s Easter program

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 11, 2014 02:00 pm

Nicholas Edwardi, 3, of Sea Isle City (front, center), led the charge at the start of the egg hunt during Sea Isle’s annual Easter Program on April 9 at Dealy Field, hosted by the Division of Recreation. Nicholas Edwardi, 3, of Sea Isle City (front, center), led the charge at the start of the egg hunt during Sea Isle’s annual Easter Program on April 9 at Dealy Field, hosted by the Division of Recreation.

SEA ISLE CITY – More than 100 children and their parents attended Sea Isle City’s Easter program at Dealy Field on Wednesday, April 9.

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On the cover: A knight’s tale

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, April 10, 2014 09:56 am

knight's tale  OCEAN CITY - King Arthur, played by Oliver Trout, and Patsy, played by Brendan Haddon, visit with the Knights who say Ni, the tallest knight played by Matt Popp, and encounter another problem after handing over the shrubbery the knights demanded as the students perform Monty Python’s “Spamalot” Saturday, April 5 in the Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School.  

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Construction office seeking 37 percent increase in fees

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, April 10, 2014 09:55 am

PETERSBURG – The township’s construction official has requested a 36 percent increase in construction permit fees this year but township committee members say they are reticent to approve it.

Construction official Edward Kenney said in an end-of-the-year report to township committee members that the construction office took in $162,785 in fees in 2013. Its costs were $253,094, including $163,945 in salaries and wages, $57,380 for benefits, pensions and Social Security contributions, $4,682 in other expenses, and $12,085 in “indirect costs” allowed by the state Department of Community Affairs.

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Future is now at Upper Township schools’ Techspo

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:30 pm

Three sixth grade students enjoy Upper Township schools’ 18th annual Techspo. From left are Mary Loteck, Reghan Handley and Maris Horner. Three sixth grade students enjoy Upper Township schools’ 18th annual Techspo. From left are Mary Loteck, Reghan Handley and Maris Horner.

PETERSBURG – Upper Township schools held their 18th annual TechSpo last Thursday, April 3 in the middle school. The event was sponsored by the local Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

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Free throw skills take Upper Township student to national competition

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:10 pm

 Bradley Jamison Bradley Jamison  UPPER TOWNSHIP – Bradley Jamison of Upper Township will compete at the Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals on Saturday, April 12 in Springfield, Mass., the birthplace of basketball.

Jamison, 11, is representing Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge #2563. He won the local, district, state and regional competitions to advance to the finals.

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