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Dennerlein Leads Chatham at Frosh/Soph Track & Field Relays

April 20, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ - Sophomore Sam Dennerlein contributed to two winning field relay teams, helping Chatham gain sixth place overall with 49 points on Friday at the Morris County Frosh/Soph Relays.

Dennerlein, Kevin Ferreira, and Jacob Mathews won the discus relay for Chatham with combined throws of 310 feet, 3 inches.

The Cougars also took the shot put team of Dennerlein, ...

Guenther Scores Four Goals for Chatham Girls Lacrosse in Setback at Summit

SUMMIT, NJ - Senior attack Paige Guenther collected four goals and an assist in a 13-11 girls lacrosse setback to Summit on Friday.

Grace Coe came up with two goals and an assist for Chatham (4-5), which received two goals from Frances Workman. 

Emilie de Keyzer had a goal and two assists for the Lady Cougars, who received a goal apiece from Lizzie O'Neill and Haley Riabov. Goalie ...

Hawk Allstate Chatham Athlete of the Week: Kristian Roos

CHATHAM, NJ - It's gotten to the point where the Chatham track and field coaches are looking at what Kristian Roos has been able to do during the cold first month of the spring season and are thinking the decathlon is in his future.

"Coach (Nick) DeSantis and I, and coach (Jason) Mariano look at him and say that eventually, this kid could become a decathlete in ...

Chatham Emergency Squad Installs New Officers; Brown Elected President; Belding Recognized for 15 Years of Service

April 17, 2018

CONVENT STATION, NJ - Newly elected officers were presented by the Chatham Emergency Squad at its annual Officer Installation Dinner held at the Madison Hotel.

Newly elected officers this year included President Tim Brown, Training Lieutenant Amanda Stent, Communications and Social Vice President Robin Hoppe and Privacy Official Mike Lemons.
 
During the installation ceremonies, the ...

Chatham Township Committee Unanimously Adopts Ordinance to Ban Marijuana Retail Sales; Cannabis Advocates Disagree

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter began the new year by pledging to oppose Gov. Phil Murphy's plan to legalize the recreational use of marijuana and Thursday night he followed through by voting to adopt an ordinance that prohibits "marijuana cultivation, production testing, manufacturing facilities and retail stores' in the township.

The Chatham Township Committee ...

Chatham Residents Urge Board of Education to "Max the Tax" to Boost Budget and Hire Health Professionals, Teachers

April 17, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education held an Open Finance/Public Discussion meeting before its regular meeting on Monday night and received support from the majority of those in attendance to "Max the Tax" from its latest proposal of a 3.28 percent increase to the maximum allowed by the state of 3.62 percent.

Chatham is allowed to exceed the two percent cap because of ...

Open Public Finance Meeting Will Be Held Before Regular Chatham Board of Education Meeting on Monday, April 16

The regular business meeting of the Board of Education, School District of the Chathams is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 16, 2018, in the Chatham Township Municipal Building Courtroom located at 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham, New Jersey.

There will be an Open Finance Meeting/Public Discussion from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to discuss the 2018/2019 school budget. (The public may comment ...

Chatham Middle School Jazz Festival Set for Thursday, April 19

CHATHAM, NJ -The annual Jazz in the Middle festival of middle school jazz bands will be held Thursday, April 19 in the Chatham Middle School auditorium.

Now in its ninth year, Jazz in the Middle was the creation of CMS music teacher Christie Spriggs, who sought to provide quality performance/adjudication opportunities for middle school jazz bands. Spriggs traditionally selects April as ...

Chatham Residents Urge Board of Education to "Max the Tax" to Boost Budget and Hire Health Professionals, Teachers

April 17, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education held an Open Finance/Public Discussion meeting before its regular meeting on Monday night and received support from the majority of those in attendance to "Max the Tax" from its latest proposal of a 3.28 percent increase to the maximum allowed by the state of 3.62 percent.

Chatham is allowed to exceed the two percent cap because of ...

Chatham Township Committee Takes Steps to Protect Tree Landscape from Builders; Introduces "Tree Management Ordinance"

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee took what was described as a "balanced" approach when it voted unanimously to introduce an ordinance that will help preserve tree street-scapes and address complaints of quaint neighborhood streets being disrupted by builders at its regular meeting held last Thursday.

The "Tree Management Ordinance" will be up for adoption when ...

Open Public Finance Meeting Will Be Held Before Regular Chatham Board of Education Meeting on Monday, April 16

The regular business meeting of the Board of Education, School District of the Chathams is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 16, 2018, in the Chatham Township Municipal Building Courtroom located at 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham, New Jersey.

There will be an Open Finance Meeting/Public Discussion from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to discuss the 2018/2019 school budget. (The public may comment ...

Local Citizens Organize Rally to Save Historic Madison Movie Theater; Event Set for Sunday

April 11, 2018

MADISON, NJ – As developers call for the potential demolition of the historic Madison movie theater, several concerned community members are standing up to fight back.

Several of these citizens have since joined forces to form the Save Madison Theater Committee, which will host a “Save the Historic Madison Theater” community rally on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. in front of the ...

Chatham Middle School Jazz Festival Set for Thursday, April 19

CHATHAM, NJ -The annual Jazz in the Middle festival of middle school jazz bands will be held Thursday, April 19 in the Chatham Middle School auditorium.

Now in its ninth year, Jazz in the Middle was the creation of CMS music teacher Christie Spriggs, who sought to provide quality performance/adjudication opportunities for middle school jazz bands. Spriggs traditionally selects April as ...

Chatham Winemakers Obtain Out of State Winery License from New Jersey; Could Deliver Wine to Your Home

April 10, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents Ben Von Doussa and John Barton came before the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night to explain that they have recently obtained a license from New Jersey to sell out-of-state wine and will soon be open for business.

Von Doussa and Barton have partnered with winemaker Ned Morris of Walla Walla, Washington, who will produce the wine blends designed by ...

Overlook Named 'Employer of the Year' by NJ APSE

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment. The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the only national organization with an exclusive ...

Chatham Winemakers Obtain Out of State Winery License from New Jersey; Could Deliver Wine to Your Home

April 10, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents Ben Von Doussa and John Barton came before the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night to explain that they have recently obtained a license from New Jersey to sell out-of-state wine and will soon be open for business.

Von Doussa and Barton have partnered with winemaker Ned Morris of Walla Walla, Washington, who will produce the wine blends designed by ...

New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign Provides Free Tree Seedlings to Residents in Chatham Township

April 10, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Free tree seedlings will be available to Chatham Township residents in the month of April as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, residents will be able to pick up tree seedlings at the Tanglewood Lane compost area. Seedlings, available on ...

Chatham Emergency Squad Installs New Officers; Brown Elected President; Belding Recognized for 15 Years of Service

April 17, 2018

CONVENT STATION, NJ - Newly elected officers were presented by the Chatham Emergency Squad at its annual Officer Installation Dinner held at the Madison Hotel.

Newly elected officers this year included President Tim Brown, Training Lieutenant Amanda Stent, Communications and Social Vice President Robin Hoppe and Privacy Official Mike Lemons.
 
During the installation ceremonies, the ...

New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign Provides Free Tree Seedlings to Residents in Chatham Township

April 10, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Free tree seedlings will be available to Chatham Township residents in the month of April as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, residents will be able to pick up tree seedlings at the Tanglewood Lane compost area. Seedlings, available on ...

Travels Review - Bon Jovi Rocked the Newark Rock and Now They Journey to the Birthplace of Rock and Roll

April 9, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - If you wanted to define New Jersey, two names come to mind:  Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. 

Travels has had the pleasure of meeting and working with both and can vouch for their love of both the Garden State and greater New York area. This weekend they showed their appreciation to us with a special backstage tour and rock’n concert.

It ...

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Upcoming Events

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Fri, April 27, 2:00 PM

Madison Area YMCA - Kroll Conference Room, Madison

Blood Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness Other

Sun, May 20, 2:00 PM

Chatham Township Municipal Building, Chatham

A Tour of Chatham Township and Green Village

Arts & Entertainment

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, April 9 – Sunday, April 15, 2018

ESL PROGRAM ENROLLING NOW!

The program will be held on Thursdays, May 3 through June 21 – 1:30 to 2:30 pm

Registration required

For anyone wanting to improve their English language skills, we are starting our first ever ESL program.  The program will be conducted by Language Education and Resource Network (LEARN) and volunteer tutors for 8 weeks.  Further sessions may be ...

Spending More Per Pupil Doesn’t Guarantee Additional or Enhanced Success

April 20, 2018

Dear Editor:

At the April 16th Board of Education meeting, Board member Sal Arnuk stated: “I am ashamed to see the district at the bottom of the list in per-pupil spending.”  On the contrary, Board member Arnuk should be exceedingly proud of how our Board of Education is able to consistently be ranked as the top school district in our state at the cost it currently spends per ...

Financial Planning for Recent College Graduates from Chatham Wealth Management

April 20, 2018

 

It’s that time of the year when many families are excitedly getting ready to attend their children’s college graduation. Where has the time gone? It feels like just yesterday that we were dropping them off for freshman year.

Well, time does pass quickly and now would be a really good time to give your graduating children some savings and investment advice. Below are a ...