Upper Township Gazette

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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UPDATE: Woman wanted by state police surrenders to Woodbine troopers

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 28, 2014 03:00 pm

Angela B. Comfort Angela B. Comfort  WOODBINE - Angela B. Comfort, 23, of Pelham, N.Y., accompanied by her attorney, surrendered to Woodbine Station troopers on Monday, Oct. 27, officials said today.

Comfort is a suspect in a recent case of identity theft, and the theft of about $10,000 from the PNC Bank in Marmora, and state police have credited social media with generating leads in the incident.

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Boy scouts meet Kazakh exchange student in Seaville

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 28, 2014 02:53 pm

Boy Scout Troop 79 members with Amina Kosbayeva, center, an exchange student from Kazakhstan who is living in Upper Township. Boy Scout Troop 79 members with Amina Kosbayeva, center, an exchange student from Kazakhstan who is living in Upper Township.

SEAVILLE – Boy scouts from Troop 79 of Upper Township hosted an exchange student from Kazakhstan at a recent meeting.

Scouts had the opportunity to ask Amina Kosbayeva, who has lived in Upper Township for a little over a month, questions about her home country. She also presented a slide show at the meeting.

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Upper Township Committee to meet with local fire districts on financial safeguards

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, October 28, 2014 02:52 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The township will work more closely with local fire districts to make sure they are able to operate and there are financial controls in place to protect tax dollars, Upper Township Committee members said Monday.

The move comes in the wake of the indictment of former Seaville fire chief Rob Spiegel in September for allegedly stealing more than $46,000 from the fire company. Spiegel and his son, Jacob, allegedly received payments based on fraudulent invoices and receipts they submitted for reimbursement to the fire company and Fire District No. 4 commissioners.

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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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