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Wednesday , November 15 , 2023
Volume 27 • Issue 46
Tri-Vets honored at Veterans Day Ceremony
by Kristin Guglietti
GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — The Hammonton Tri-Vets held a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov . 11 at 7 p . m . at the Hammonton Middle School .
The Hammonton Tri-Vets is made up of the American Legion F . A . Funston Post 186 , Disabled American Veterans Chapter 66 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Passalaqua Post 1026 .
Masters of Ceremony John DeLucca and John Griffee welcomed everyone to the Veterans Day ceremony .
“ Today ’ s solemn ceremony is dedicated to honor all veterans who serve our great country and especially those who gave their lives to ensure our freedom ,” De-
Lucca said .
Everyone then stood up for the presentation of colors by the Tri-Vets of Hammonton .
After the presentation of colors , people recited the Pledge of Allegiance .
Next , Victory Bible Church Pastor Anthony Parise gave an invocation .
“ We thank you for this night that we can remember our veterans . We thank you for this group and this community that keeps this alive . We just want to honor them ,” Parise said .
Parise asked for blessings for each of the veterans .
After the blessing , Robin Pellott and Jaymee Lewis sang the National Anthem .
Griffee asked the audience to recognize
See TRI-VETS , Page 13
Cappuccio on WNJHRadio hammontongazette . com
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The Hammonton Tri-Vets Veterans Day ceremony concluded with the color guard exiting with the flags .
Environmental Commission , resident discuss application
by Donald Yamasaki FOR THE GAZETTE
HAMMONTON — The Hammonton Environmental Commission had a lengthy conversation with a member of the public about their tree removal application during their meeting on Nov . 8 at town hall .
Ed Overdevest of Waterfront Way came in front of the Commission to discuss his tree removal application . His application stated he wanted to remove 35 trees around his property .
The Commission had doubts about approving all 35 trees at one time . Some members believed that some of the listed trees were perfectly healthy with no need to be removed . The discussion with Overdevest lasted nearly an hour before coming to a solution .
Overdevest presented the board with a
See REMOVAL , Page 3
Fire Co . kicks off letters to Santa program
Mohammed Fuad / THG
World War II veteran and Hammonton resident George Cappuccio ( front , center ) joined Rick Sepe ’ s radio show WNJHRadio on Nov . 9 to talk about his experience serving . Pictured ( l-r ) American Legion Post 186 Commander Frank Calletta , Tom Pietrofitta , Cappuccio ’ s caretaker Tea Goshadze , American Legion Post 186 Chaplain Diane Eby , American Legion Riders President Tom Dixon and WNJHRadio Host Rick Sepe .
Results are in : Who won seats in town council and school board ?
by Jennifer McGraw FOR THE GAZETTE
HAMMONTON — Republican candidate Anthony Marino and Hammonton First candidates and incumbents Jonathan Oliva and Thomas Gribbin won seats in Hammonton Town Council . Michael Pullia and incumbents Kelli Fallon and Raymond Scipione won seats in the Hammonton Board of Education .
School board member Kelli Fallon will return for her third consecutive term . Fallon boasts a strong educational background that translates well to her service to the community , pledging to continue advocating for giving students the tools they need to succeed .
“ I would like to congratulate all of the candidates for putting themselves out there for the greater good of our schools and the community and the voters of Hammonton for their continued confidence in me as a public servant ,” Fallon said . “ I have much optimism for the years ahead and will keep serving our schools honestly , respectfully , selflessly and with enthusiasm .”
The next school board electee , Raymond Scipione brings a lot of experience back to the board . Scipione aims to continue raising money for seniors , parent communication and involvement and benefit the students as much as possible without burdening taxpayers .
“ I ’ m very excited to bring some new ideas to the Curriculum Committee . Especially , the agricultural classes I ’ d wish to
See ELECTIONS , Page 12
Gianna ( left ) and Emily Arena mailed their letters to Santa earlier this month at the official drop-off location at Hammonton Independent Volunteer Fire Co . No . 2 . Visit the fire company Facebook page for more information on their letters to Santa program .
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