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Leverich Scores First Two goals, Mueller, Coates, Hamilton Send Chatham Field Hockey to 'Cougar Night' Win over Sparta

October 19, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Annie Leverich isn't used to hearing people break out into song when she scores, but she was glad to hear the singing of "Hey Baby" in recognition of her offensive ability on Cougar Night.

The senior forward scored the first two goals of the game, sparking Chatham to a 4-0 field hockey victory over Sparta on Thursday night at Cougar Field.

Cougar Nation ...

Hawk Allstate Chatham Athlete of the Week: Yuwen Zhang

CHATHAM, NJ - Leave it to a high-achieving student-athlete like Yuwen Zhang to point out that he hasn't lived up to his own expectations. 

After placing 16th out of 112 runners at the season-opening Roxbury Invitational in September, the Chatham High senior set his bar high at the very start of the 2018 campaign.

"I actually haven't lived up to my ...

Franz, Frohnapfel, D'Costa, McCaffrey Pace Chatham Girls X-Country to 6th Place at NJAC Championships

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - Ally Franz, Carly Frohnapfel, Anya D'Costa and Leigh McCaffrey led the way for the Chatham girls cross-country team that finished sixth at the NJAC Championships held Tuesday at Greystone.

Franz placed 15th with a time of 20:19 as Chatham finished with a score of 156 in the Large School Division with a team average of 21:16.

Chatham Varsity top Runners ...

Chatham Township Committee Recognizes 'Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day'; Adopt Marijuana Public Smoking Ban

October 12, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Sid Gupta told the story about the heartbreak that hit him and his wife, Christine, the day they lost their child during pregnancy five years ago when the couple first moved to Chatham Township.

Chatham Township Deputy Mayor Karen Swartz shared a similar experience some years back and made it known to Gupta and the public when she read into the record the committee's ...

Slayton, No. 1 Academically in his Class, Sworn in as Chatham Township Police Lieutenant by Chatham Township Committee

CHATHAM, NJ - Christopher Slayton was elevated to the rank of Lieutenant by the Chatham Township Police Department and sworn into his new position on Thursday night at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

Slayton's promotion filled the void left when Thomas Miller, who recently became the new Chatham Township Police Chief, following the resignation of former ...

Demographics Show Declining Enrollment in Elementary Schools, Rise in High School; No Adverse Effect from Development

October 16, 2018

CHATHAM,  NJ - Chatham pre-K to five student enrollment is on the decline, the high school population is expected to keep growing and possible housing developments at Post Office Plaza, Dixiedale Farm and the affordable housing at Skate Park will not have an adverse effect on the district.

Those conclusions were gleaned from the demographic analysis provided by Richard Grip of ...

Chatham and Summit Wrestling Teams to Combine Forces for Upcoming Season; NJSIAA Approves Cougars/Hilltopper Merger

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham will join Summit to form a combined wrestling team this winter, it was announced at the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night.

Peter Daquila, board administrator/secretary, revealed (see the video below) that the NJSIAA had approved the merger, according to communication with Bill Librera, Chatham assistant principal.

Daquila noted that ...

Chatham High Marching Band Closes Out Successful Season with First Place at Hanover Regional Band Tournament

The Chatham High Marching band, under the direction of Brian Conti, closed out its competitive season by winning first place at the Hanover Park Regional Tournament of Bands held on Saturday.

Chatham pulled out the championship with a score of 89.915, taking the trophy over the second-place team by 1/100th of a point, earning the top score among all Class A schools at the ...

Chatham Township Fire Department Among Those Responding As Barking Dog Saves Five from Fire in Berkeley Heights

October 18, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —  A barking dog sounded his own alarm shortly after midnight Thursday morning, alerting five sleeping people of trouble, as a fire swept through the first floor of their Putnam Avenue home.

All five escaped and were able to call 911 for help.

Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins gave the following account of the incident.

At 12:18 a.m., the Police ...

Slayton, No. 1 Academically in his Class, Sworn in as Chatham Township Police Lieutenant by Chatham Township Committee

CHATHAM, NJ - Christopher Slayton was elevated to the rank of Lieutenant by the Chatham Township Police Department and sworn into his new position on Thursday night at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

Slayton's promotion filled the void left when Thomas Miller, who recently became the new Chatham Township Police Chief, following the resignation of former ...

Chatham High "Non-Traditional" Sports Programs Recognized in Morris Essex Health & Life Magazine

October 17, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Board member Mary Chambers pointed out that Chatham High School is being lauded for the wide range of sports activities offered to its students in the latest issue of "Morris Essex Health & Life Magazine."

Chambers brought the magazine to the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday and highlighted some of the details (in the video below) presented in the ...

Young Jets Quarterback Sam Darnold is Draw at Legends Gallery in Chatham

October 16, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - There was a mutual moment of admiration for young Jets quarterback Sam Darnold and his four-year-old fan, Andrew Wexler, on Tuesday evening at Legends Gallery.

Darnold couldn't help but break out in a big smile when he was greeted by the Chatham youngster wearing a Jets hat and a Jets jersey with his number on it.

"I'm very excited," Matt Wexler, ...

Chatham High Marching Band Closes Out Successful Season with First Place at Hanover Regional Band Tournament

The Chatham High Marching band, under the direction of Brian Conti, closed out its competitive season by winning first place at the Hanover Park Regional Tournament of Bands held on Saturday.

Chatham pulled out the championship with a score of 89.915, taking the trophy over the second-place team by 1/100th of a point, earning the top score among all Class A schools at the ...

42nd Annual Morristown Craftmarket set for Friday-Sunday, Oct. 19-21 at the Morristown Armory

MORRISTOWN, NJ- The Morristown CraftMarket, now celebrating its 42nd consecutive year as a nationally acclaimed and charitable fine art and craft show featuring 160 gifted artists from over 25 states throughout the country, will be held Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21 at the Morristown Armory, 430 Western Avenue, Morristown, NJ.

The show hours are:

Friday, October 19, 5pm to ...

Chatham Borough Polling Sites for Nov. 6, 2018 Election

October 16, 2018

Chatham Borough has announced its polling places for the Nov. 6, 2018, election.

Residents will be voting at the Chatham Middle School, Chatham United Methodist Church, Lum Avenue School, Washington Avenue School and the Chatham Borough Fire House.

 

 

Demographics Show Declining Enrollment in Elementary Schools, Rise in High School; No Adverse Effect from Development

October 16, 2018

CHATHAM,  NJ - Chatham pre-K to five student enrollment is on the decline, the high school population is expected to keep growing and possible housing developments at Post Office Plaza, Dixiedale Farm and the affordable housing at Skate Park will not have an adverse effect on the district.

Those conclusions were gleaned from the demographic analysis provided by Richard Grip of ...

Post Office Plaza Plans to Be Unveiled at Oct. 22 Chatham Boro Council Mtg; Train Station Parking Fees to Go Up in 2019

CHATHAM, NJ - Council member Peter Hoffman, who sits on the Post Office Plaza steering committee, announced Tuesday night that prospective plans for the redevelopment of the plaza will be revealed at the Borough of Council meeting on Oct. 22.

Hoffman responded to a question about the redevelopment plans for Post Office Plaza during public commentary and said (see the video below) that Chatham ...

Pilgrim Statue from Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Portugal will be at Chatham's Corpus Christi Parish Oct. 11-15

October 6, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Corpus Christi Church will be part of the "peace and solidarity" tour that will bring the Pilgrim Statue from Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Portugal to Chatham Oct. 11 through 15.

Corpus Christi Church Parish will host the tour "to encourage peace, love, hope and solidarity," which features of one of the official statues from Fatima, one of the world’s ...

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Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub, Madison

PSNJ-Special Fall Small Works Exhibition

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Chatham Township Municipal Building, Chatham Township

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, October 15 – Sunday, October 21, 2018

THEATER IN TOWN! Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy
The Hudson Shakespeare Company will present a production of Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy (with additions by William Shakespeare). Spain and Portugal have met a bitter end to their war. Don Andrea, a soldier slain in war, is sent to the underworld and meets the spirit of Revenge who agrees to help get revenge on Prince Balthazar.

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, October 8 – Sunday, October 14, 2018

SPOTLIGHT ON:  RUSSIA

With Russia being in the news lately, we felt that it is an important topic to read and talk about at the library.  We will have a two-part lecture series about history, culture and politics of Russia, starting on Friday, October 12 (see listings below for details).  To explore our resources on Russia or sign up for the lectures, please go to ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Says, Like School, Visiting The Guidance Important

October 18, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on CNBC (10.15.18) on what to look for in this earnings season and potential profitable investments:

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Click here to contact David Dietze, John Petrides, Claire Toth, Donna St.Amant and Elaine Phipps,  or ...

Urges Residents to Re-Elect Kevin Sullivan for Chatham Township Committee

October 18, 2018

To the Editor:

On Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, I urge the residents of Chatham Township to re-elect Kevin Sullivan to the Chatham Township Committee. Kevin is an intelligent, thoughtful and resourceful public servant. I have worked with Kevin for a number of years on the Library of the Chathams’ Board of Trustees and he consistently studies the issues and asks the important ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 21

On this week’s AtlantiCast, see who has the cleanest hands in health care, find out how Atlantic Health System is training the next generation of health care professionals, Overlook Medical Center joins the robot revolution and much more!

 

Are You Ready to Review Your Will?

Last Will and Testaments are a critical component to ensure your assets are protected and pass to the people/organizations you intended. However, some simple Wills have limitations and they are important to point out:


Last Will and Testaments serve to protect your family and your hard-earned wealth. A well written Will minimizes estate and inheritance taxes, appoints a guardian for your ...

Obituaries

Aug 28, 1928 - Aug 29, 2018
Marie D. Panza, after her 90th birthday festivities on August 29th, was welcomed home by God for ...
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Autumn Air Conditioner Tune-Ups Just Make Sense

Last time we checked, it was barely the beginning of summer, and now it’s already autumn. How did your air conditioner hold up over the past few months? 

If you skipped having your system maintained in the spring or summer, it’s important make sure it’s still in good shape now so you can stay comfortable next season.

The number one cause of air conditioning and ...