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Sunday, April 7, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Colombi will retire next month after 28 years in government.
Call it the Tish Colombi victory tour. She calls it a "Farewell Tour." But, hopefully, you get the idea. Letitia "Tish" Colombi, 68, a Haddonfield borough commissioner for the past 28 years and mayor for the last 12, is stepping down next month. But before she does, she's visiting every club and organization in town to thank them for years of service. The Haddonfield Friends School returned the affection this week by naming Colombi its first Friend of Haddonfield award winner. She will be honored in a ceremony on April 27. “The Friend of Haddonfield Award is meant to recognize someone who has made Haddonfield a better place,” said Sharon Dreese, of Haddonfield Friends. “I can think of no better inaugural recipient than Tish.” Colombi said …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Here's a list of women honored in Haddonfield on Tuesday.
These 50 women were singled out by Haddonfield Mayor Letitia "Tish" Colombi Tuesday as part of the borough's Women's History Month ceremony. Sylvia Strauss Chelsea Brown Tamara Brown Deanna Bennett Anne Frey Gerry Miller Susan McFadden Megan Giordano Suraya Rahmad Andrea Giansante Sue Nelson Terri Fitzgerald Debby Fesi Eileen Campbell Kathy Perillo Kathy Sayer Wright Sue O’Malley-Sheehan Julie Beddingfield Melinda Lamb Linda Kulzer Kim Tourtellotte Mari Grimes Dr. Angela Lavine Kate Siedell Colleen Binder Kristy Shea Jean Shea Joan Egan Betsy McVeigh Jeanne Wolschina Amy Crutchfield Dr. Nancy D. Broz Tina Caruso Julie Smart Rev. Colleen Spaeth Dr. Tina Edmonston Marianne Barr Pam Garskiewitz Kathleen Finan Callan Trish Kane Tracey Luecke …
It was the 12th annual year of awards.
Mayor Tish Colombi honored 50 borough women on Tuesday for Women's History Month. It was the 12th consecutive year that Colombi has presided over the event and will likely be her last. It has coincided with her terms as mayor. Colombi has decided to not seek re-election this year after 28 years as a borough commissioner.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Colombi made the announcement today at the 41st annual Haddonfield Mayor's Breakfast.
Mayor Tish Colombi surprised a capacity crowd of about 200 at the 41st Annual Haddonfield Mayor's Breakfast today by announcing she will not seek another term as a borough commissioner after 28 years. "I've been thinking about it for the last few months and this is the designated time for elected officials to make an announcement," said Colombi, 67, after the breakfast. "If I was going to make a decision based on how I felt today, I'd say 'go for it.' But I have to think about how I'm going to feel two years from now or three. I have to think about if I can do the job the way I'm used to doing it, all out." Colombi has been the mayor for 12 years and a commissioner for 28. She remains the only woman ever elected to the borough Board of …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Tom Baird, of the Haddonfield Lions Club, clarifies mayor's role in controversy over selection committee.
Tom Baird of the Haddonfield Lions Club said this week Mayor Tish Colombi is not part of the club's board of directors and did not participate in a decision to drop the borough civic association from a selection committee to chose the annual Haddonfield Citizen of the Year. In a Haddonfield Patch story published on Dec. 27, Baird said:"The decision was made by the board of directors of the Lions Club. The mayor sits on the board and has one vote." Baird said this week he was referring to the mayor being part of the selection committee for the award and not the club's board of directors. Colombi said she had no input in the decision to drop a representative from the civic association from the selection committee. She said she did not speak …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Mayor Colombi and Commissioner Kasko breeze through the last commissioners meeting of 2012.
The Mabel Kay House will get a new roof in 2013. Gen II contracting company of Clarksburg, was awarded the bid to replace the cedar shake roof on the senior center, at the final Board of Commissioners meeting of the year on Thursday. Gen II was the lowests of four bidders at $37,095. On other building news, the commissioners approved plans to submit an application for participation in a local government energy audit program with Sustainable Jersey. All borough buildings and pump stations will be included in the energy audit. Commissioner Ed Borden did not attend the meeting. Commissioner Tish Colombi, the mayor, and Commissioner Jeff Kasko agreed to approve all resolutions on the agenda with minimal input or questions from the public. …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Perfect weather brought hundreds to Library Point to kick off the holiday season.
Hundreds gathered at Haddonfield's Library Point Nov. 23 to watch the lighting of the tree formerly known as the Holiday Tree. Only a few spectators heard about the event sponsor's request to change the name from a holiday tree lighting to a Christmas tree lighting. "The name change from holiday tree to Christmas tree was a general consensus of the association members," Ken Tomlinson, the committee chair of the lighting ceremony for the Haddonfield Celebrations Association, said. "The town solicitor researched it and learned that a private group holding a tree lighting is permitted to call the celebration a Christmas tree lighting." Mayor Tish Colombi said that the Christmas tree lighting was the same as always. The only difference was …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
It might be in Haddonfield, a Republican town ready to defy an order from a Republican governor.
They don't come much more true, red Republican than Letitia "Tish" Colombi. The long-time mayor of Haddonfield is a steady bulkhead against a powerful Democratic machine in Camden County, always sporting a snappy red outfit when Gov. Chris Christie comes to town, as he has twice in the last five months. So when Colombi takes a stand against a directive from Christie, it could just be a defining wedge issue in this combative presidential campaign season. "The children of Haddonfield have overruled the governor and have decided they want to go trick-or-treating this week on Friday, as we have planned," Colombi said Wednesday, hours after Christie issued a directive banning trick-or-treating on Oct. 31 and suggesting it be held next week. He …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
County and town officials talk trash—specifically, a deal cooperative agreement that will save towns money on what residents throw away.
A new shared services deal throughout Camden County means taxpayers won’t be throwing extra money away when they throw out the trash. Thirty-four of Camden County’s 37 towns—including Haddonfield—joined into a shared services agreement for trash disposal in a deal county officials say will save $1.3 million over three years. And while disposing of the county's combined 187,600 tons of trash annually isn’t the sexiest of topics, the agreement with winning bidder Camden County Energy Recovery Associates means savings for towns forced to keep budgets within a state-mandated 2-percent cap. “When we work together as 34 municipalities, we can create the economies of scale and get an amazing bid to lower our trash costs for the lowest amount in …