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Chatham Guard Rooney Makes Group 3 All-State Basketball Team

March 27, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham guard Jack Rooney has been named named to the third team on NJ.com's Group 3 All-State team.

The junior guard boosted his career point total to 1,008. The three-year varsity player has been to three straight Morris County Tournament championship games, winning two, and helped the Cougars reach three straight state sectional finals.

 

 

Chatham Out to Build Reputation as "Baseball Town" Under Leathers

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham may not be a “baseball town,” but Coach Todd Leathers believes that is subject to change.

“Coming in to a program that does not fare so well, one of the biggest changes as a staff that we had to make was a change of culture,” Leathers said.

The second-year coach helped guide the Cougars to a 10-15 record in 2016. Leathers believes that this ...

Chatham Girls Lacrosse Captains Will Attack Century Marks in 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - It's not that they know each other so well that they have the ability to complete each other's sentence. It's the way the Chatham girls lacrosse tri-captains Schuyler Bixby, Zoe Kraus and Abby Morgan have finished off each other's passes during their four-year varsity careers that should worry their opponents.

The three form a triumvirate on attack ...

Chatham Township Police Warn of Phone Scams

March 22, 2017

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about phone scams demanding green dot cards to satisfy outstanding warrants.

Residents are receiving phone calls from a person identifying themselves as Sgt. Jackson, badge number 3319, of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office. He informs the residents they have an active bench warrant. While staying on the phone with him, he ...

Overlook Hosts Facebook Live Event Answering Questions Regarding Weight Loss Surgery

March 24, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Ever wonder when someone should consider weight loss surgery? How much weight a person can expect to lose? Or what the health benefits are?

Visit Overlook Medical Center’s Facebook page March 24 at 2 p.m. (EST) for a Facebook Live event in which Ajay Goyal, MD, medical director of Overlook’s bariatric surgery program, will answer these and other ...

Chatham High Senior a Candidate for President's Volunteer Service Award

March 28, 2017

Chatham High School senior Kate Mirabelli has qualified for consideration for the President's Volunteer Service Award through the Prudential Spirit of Community organization. This award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.

Mirabelli already has been awarded a Certificate of Merit as the local ...

Chatham Music Students Honored By Mayo Performing Arts Center

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High Student Sophie Andrews and Chatham Middle School students Jamie Lynch and Josh Hinman were honored as Mayo Performing Arts Center March Music Students of the Month - Outstanding String Players -- prior to the Friday, March 24 performance by Eroica Trio.

The students were recognized for their achievements on stage prior to the concert and had the opportunity to meet ...

Chatham BOE Trims Proposed Budget from 3.09 to 2.87 Percent Increase

CHATHAM, NJ - Flat state aid, increased enrollment and high health insurance costs are the three key factors affecting the 2017-2018 School District of the Chathams budget, according to the presentation given by Superintendent Dr. Michael LaSusa during an open finance meeting held Monday night.

LaSusa presented the trimmed-down version of the budget, which lowered the proposed budget ...

Chatham Borough Council Introduces 2017 Budget; Asks for Feedback from Taxpayers

March 28, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Council introduced the 2017 municipal budget at its regular meeting on Monday night. It provides for a $33.87 annual increase for an average assessed home of $670,694. 

Council member James Lonergan asked the public to look at the budget online and provide feedback. It is scheduled to be adopted April 27.

Longergan also noted that ...

$700K Worth of Changes Coming to Chatham Township Shunpike Shopping Corridor

CHATHAM, NJ - Chris Vitz, Morris County engineer, came to the Chatham Township Committee meeting Thursday night to explain the upgrades planned for the Shunpike Shopping Corridor between Southern Boulevard and Green Village Road.

The project is budgeted at $700,000 with $600,000 of it paid for by Morris County and up to $90,000 covered by Chatham Township.

The right-turn "slip ...

Chatham Township Residents and Mayor "Dialogue"; Petitioners Unhappy with Wording of Proclamation

CHATHAM, NJ - The public portion of the Chatham Township Committee meeting was dominated Thursday night by residents chastising Mayor Curt Ritter for making a proclamation in lieu of a "Welcoming" resolution at the March 9 committee meeting.

Ritter pointed out in his remarks Thursday that he had been "proactive" and acceded to the petitioner's request he received for a ...

Chatham Music Students Honored By Mayo Performing Arts Center

March 27, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High Student Sophie Andrews and Chatham Middle School students Jamie Lynch and Josh Hinman were honored as Mayo Performing Arts Center March Music Students of the Month - Outstanding String Players -- prior to the Friday, March 24 performance by Eroica Trio.

The students were recognized for their achievements on stage prior to the concert and had the opportunity to meet ...

Chatham High School's 'The Addams Family' Preview

The Chatham High School theater department presents 'The Addams Family', the musical, this Thursday at 6 p.m., and this Friday and Saturday at 7:30. The show features all of the classic 'Addams Family' characters plus a few new faces with amazing music by Andrew Lippa. 

Please enjoy this preview video, made by Chatham High School senior Julia Contorno, in anticipation for ...

Chatham High Student Performs with 2017 Honor Orchestra of America in Indianapolis

Sophie Andrews, a sophomore at Chatham High School, recently joined other outstanding musicians from across the nation as part of Music for All’s 2017 Honor Orchestra of America. She was selected from numerous applicants for membership in this prestigious honor ensemble. 

Andrews is a currently a violinist in the Chatham High School Honors Orchestra under the direction of ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

March 17, 2017

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

State Geologist Hoffman Comes to Chatham and Speaks About Water Standards; Tests for Tap Water Available

March 17, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ -  NJ DEP State Geologist Jeff Hoffman, came to Chatham and spoke about water standards at the behest of the Chatham Township Environmental Commission Thursday at the Chatham Township Municipal Building.

Hoffman did his best to break down what he described as a "complicated" issue. In general terms, the standards in New Jersey are in the top tier in comparison ...

Chatham High Senior a Candidate for President's Volunteer Service Award

March 28, 2017

Chatham High School senior Kate Mirabelli has qualified for consideration for the President's Volunteer Service Award through the Prudential Spirit of Community organization. This award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.

Mirabelli already has been awarded a Certificate of Merit as the local ...

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Buy Bonds Now?

Investors have turned fearful of bonds and bond funds. The Federal Reserve is poised to raise rates this week for the third time in 15 months. The Fed itself and investors generally forecast least two more hikes this year. Why buy bonds now?

Bonds are the ultimate hedge on a stock portfolio. Given that stock valuations are stretched and optimism high, this is not the time to exit fixed income, ...

Community Members Should Gain Full Breadth of Issues

March 25, 2017

To the Editor:

I am writing in follow up to the March 24th article "Chatham Township Residents and Mayor 'Dialogue',Petitioners Unhappy with Wording of Proclamation."

Once again I urge community members and readers to gain a fuller breadth of the issue at hand by attending committee meetings or viewing the meetings' videos which preserves the complete public discourse.

Do You Remember the Vanderpoel Castle?

Did you know…

that there once stood a castle just beyond the Passaic River Bridge on the border of Summit and Chatham, at the interchange between Route 24, River Road and JFK Parkway?

It was called Vanderpoel Castle, built in 1885 by George Vanderpoel as a summer residence for his family. The castle sat on a sprawling 15-acre parcel of land that ran along the Passaic ...

The Floor Plan

There's an App for That - Cove's Digital 'Stainfighter'

Clean-Up on Aisle...!

We have all been there, spills happen and are a fact of life.

Don't distress ... You don't need a 'bat phone', signal for The Green Hornet, or check the cloak closet to see if Clark Kent is changing into his tights and cape as he morphs into his alter-ego.

When a 'Stain Emergency' occurs, the Cove Carpet One Floor ...

Overlook Auxiliary Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting Set for May 11; Keynote Speaker to Detail Concept, Benefits of 'Mindfulness'

March 28, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Overlook Auxiliary will celebrate its Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting on May 11 featuring keynote speaker Charlotte Pendleton, who will discuss the concept of 'mindfulness'. The event will be held at Baltusrol Golf Club, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Overlook Auxiliary is a volunteer organization committed to serving the entire Overlook Medical Center ...