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Chatham MVP Forward LeMon Claims Family Basketball Bragging Rights After Winning Morris County Tournament

February 25, 2017

RANDOLPH, NJ - It didn't take long for Graham LeMon to think of the fringe benefits that come with winning the Most Valuable Player award in the Morris County Tournament Championship game.

“The best part about it is I can go home to my brother (Tristan) and say ‘Hey guess what? I’m the MVP and you weren’t. Deal with it,’” LeMon said.

Tristan ...

Brown Places Third in Boys Track Meet of Champions 200; Sets Chatham School Record

TOMS RIVER, NJ - Chatham junior Avery Brown placed third in the 200-meter dash at the Meet of Champions in a school-record time of 22.47 at the NJSIAA Winter Track Meet of Champions held Saturday in the Bennett Center.

Brown also finished 14th in the 400-meter race in 50.96. Cougar junior Colin Logsdon placed 11th in the 1,600 with a time of 4:26.3.

Chatham's 4x400 team ...

Chatham Girls Basketball Tagged with 2nd Straight OT Loss; State Tournament Next

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham girls basketball team got a chance to experience what it's like to play against a Morristown-Beard standout guard with the last name of Monaghan.

The Chatham boys are hoping it goes better for them on Saturday in the Morris County Tournament final against a Crimson guard named Monaghan than it did for the Lady Cougars on Friday.

Sophomore ...

Helicopter Crashes Behind Apartments in Chatham; Pilot, Passeger Survive

February 24, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - A helicopter made a crash landing behind the Suburban Court apartment complex at 525 Main St. in Chatham on Friday evening, setting down between the parking garages.

The crash occurred at 6:20 p.m. and the pilot reportedly walked away from the accident while a passenger was taken to Morristown Medical Center by the Chatham Emergency Squad with lower back ...

Chatham Superintendent Reports HIB Incidents are Up; Expounds on Religious Curriculum

February 22, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael LaSusa addressed the number of investigations into HIB (Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying) and detailed the religious curriculum in the Superintendent's Newsletter: February 2017 made available to parents in the district on Tuesday afternoon.

LaSusa had been questioned by parents about the emphasis of Islam ...

Chatham Middle School Moms Appear on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to Talk About Emphasis of Islam in Class

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham moms Libby Hilsenrath and Nancy Gayer made their case about the Chatham Middle School's 7th Grade "World Cultures and Geography" class on national television's "Tucker Carlson Tonight" show, which aired on the Fox News Channel 9 p.m. Monday night.

The Chatham residents told how they questioned the emphasis on Islam in the class at the ...

Township Committee Members Defend Chatham Parents Right to Question BOE on Curriculum

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Committee member Kevin Sullivan and Deputy Mayor Karen Swartz spoke in defense of Chatham parents, citing their rights to question Chatham Board of Education members and the superintendent about what is being taught in the district.

Sullivan and Swartz were the only committee members to speak on the subject at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee ...

Residents Seek Snow Removal Law, Return of SBS Camp at Chatham Township Committee Meeting

February 21, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Residents asked for a snow removal ordinance and the reinstatement of the Southern Boulevard School Summer Camp last Thursday during the public portion of the Chatham Township Committee meeting.

The Chatham Township Committee members gave various reasons why it was not receptive to either request. 

Overlook Road resident Doug Booth pointed to the Lafayette sidewalks ...

Chatham Middle School Moms Appear on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to Talk About Emphasis of Islam in Class

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham moms Libby Hilsenrath and Nancy Gayer made their case about the Chatham Middle School's 7th Grade "World Cultures and Geography" class on national television's "Tucker Carlson Tonight" show, which aired on the Fox News Channel 9 p.m. Monday night.

The Chatham residents told how they questioned the emphasis on Islam in the class at the ...

Chatham Middle School Moms Appear on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to Talk About Emphasis of Islam in Class

February 20, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham moms Libby Hilsenrath and Nancy Gayer made their case about the Chatham Middle School's 7th Grade "World Cultures and Geography" class on national television's "Tucker Carlson Tonight" show, which aired on the Fox News Channel 9 p.m. Monday night.

The Chatham residents told how they questioned the emphasis on Islam in the class at the ...

Chatham Borough Seeks "Sustainable Jersey" Grant for Kelley's Pond; New Sunday Liquor Sale Time Adopted

February 13, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council authorized an application for $20,000 in "Sustainable Jersey" grant funds that would go toward improving the condition of Kelley's Pond at its regular meeting on Monday night.

The resolution asks for an "Invertebrate Conservation Management Demonstration Project at Brookside Grove and Kelley's Pond..." Brookside ...

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The IRS Isn’t Calling

Receiving mail with the IRS listed in the envelope’s upper left corner induces fear in most people. Receiving a phone call with the IRS listed on caller ID is even scarier. Fear can cause you to act before you think—many people fall for criminal scams out of fear. Don’t be one of them.

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Parents' Concerns Off Base

February 11, 2017

To the Editor,

At the BOE meeting this week a group of organized Chatham residents addressed their concerns to the board regarding curriculum in the middle school. Essentially, they suggested that the school board was promoting the teachings of Islam and giving Christianity and Judaism short shrift. They believe that the 7th grade history class curriculum was putting too much ...

Why the Y: Three Y Centers Serve Three Generations

The Kirby bus, as it is affectionately called, pulls up to the Madison Area YMCA’s Family Center. The kids on the bus have just taken a short ride from the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center on East Street to do their sports, swimming, gymnastics, performing arts or enrichment classes. Five-year-old John Patrick Connolly, who is in the Young 5s program, hops off the bus and follows a line ...

Chatham Senior Center Announces March Programs

February 23, 2017

Senior Services of the Chathams announces its March programs held at the Senior Center at 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham.  For more information or to register, please call 973.635.4565.

FREE TAX AID – Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Feb. 16 – Apr. 13. Trained AARP volunteers will complete tax returns and submit them electronically.  Will also do tenant rebate and ...