• Upper Township Gazette

    (Jen Marra) Beaches in Strathmere have signs posted warning visitors of nearby nesting birds. The birds nest here each spring.

    STRATHMERE – Mayor Richard Palombo said last week that the planned beach replenishment project in Strathmere, Sea Isle City and the southern end of Ocean City will start sometime next fall and take more than a year to complete.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – Kameron Ghanavati of Upper Township will compete with the University of Delaware’s Vocal Point a capella group in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) competition next month.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – A spokesperson with the state Department of Community Affairs said this week that the closure of the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point would not affect $6.2 million in energy tax receipts to Upper Township.

    The money funds half of the township’s budget each year. Officials have said a loss of that revenue would lead to large tax increases or substantial cuts in services.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – The township is seeking a conditional approval of its official tax map in order to proceed with a planned property revaluation this year.

    The state Division of Taxation gave officials a 64-page itemized list of changes that must be made to the tax map in March, engineer Paul Dietrich said last week. Upper Township had hoped to start its revaluation in April.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    Last weekend, 34 scouts and leaders from Boy Scout Troop 95 spent the weekend in New York City. Scouts were picked up from school Friday, and quickly loaded into waiting cars, their gear having already been packed the night before.

Upper Township Gazette

Upper Township Committee approves $12.4M budget on divided vote

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee approved its 2014 budget Monday on a 3-2 vote.

The $12.4 million budget will increase taxes 3 cents per $100 of assessed property value. The owner of an average $300,000 home will see their local purpose taxes increase by $90. That does not include school, county and fire district taxes.

Read more: Upper Township Committee approves $12.4M budget on divided vote

 

UPDATE: Destruction in Sea Isle City blaze

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 18, 2014 04:59 pm

Photo by Chris South/ The fast moving beachfront blaze has destroyed several buildings in southern Sea Isle City. Photo by Chris South/ The fast moving beachfront blaze has destroyed several buildings in southern Sea Isle City. SEA ISLE CITY — At least three buildings are destroyed and fire crews are working to save others as a fast-moving fire tears through a beachfront neighborhood in Sea Isle City this Good Friday, April 18.

As of late Friday afternoon, firefighters from around the county are on scene, fighting to control the fast moving beachfront conflagration.

Little information was immediately available, but it seemed likely that the fire traveled from one building to the next, carried by in strong spring winds.

The fire is on Pleasure Avenue, at 79th Street.  

Read more: UPDATE: Destruction in Sea Isle City blaze

   

Easter egg hunt taking Tuckahoe family to White House

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, April 18, 2014 12:34 pm

The souvenir eggs used in this year’s egg roll come in four bright colors and include the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady. The souvenir eggs used in this year’s egg roll come in four bright colors and include the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady.

TUCKAHOE – A Tuckahoe family will head to the White House for its annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 21.

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Gracing the streets

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, April 18, 2014 11:05 am

Eileen Barrett of Upper Township walks with her basset hound/bulldog mix she adopted from the Cape May County Animal Shelter named Gracie in the 29th annual Doo Dah Parade Saturday, April 12, along Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. 

 

   

Upper Township considering an increase in land use board fees and more

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, April 18, 2014 10:33 am

PETERSBURG – Township committee will look at increasing its fees this year after comparisons show it has among the lowest in the area.

Application fees for the planning and zoning boards are set to increase already. The changes would put Upper Township on par with most neighboring communities.

Read more: Upper Township considering an increase in land use board fees and more

 

Silent auction benefits South Seaville church

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:23 pm

OCEAN VIEW – A silent auction is planned for 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the Ocean View Fire Hall on Route 9 to benefit the Seaville United Methodist Church in Dennis Township.

There will be a preview of items at 9 a.m. There will be refreshments and music.

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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.

Read more: Upper Township looking to purchase third new automated trash truck

   

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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Benefit concert raises funds for church’s Family Aid Fund

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:21 pm

 
Karla Rivera Bucklew (seated) and Ingrid Forss will perform at the Parkway South Seventh-day Adventist Church on May 3.
 Karla Rivera Bucklew (seated) and Ingrid Forss will perform at the Parkway South Seventh-day Adventist Church on May 3.  MARMORA – A benefit concert at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Marmora will be held Saturday, May 3 for the church’s Family Aid Fund.

The Family Aid Fund Benefit Concert was started in 2006. Each year, Karla Rivera Bucklew joins Ingrid Forss in performing at the Parkway South Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Ecker completes Navy basic training

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:19 pm

Navy Seaman Apprentice Jonathan Ecker, son of John Ecker of Buena and Theresa Oweill of Seaville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Ecker completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

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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.

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

   

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