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Enslow Goal in Second Half Lifts Chatham Girls Soccer to 11th Win on "Senior Day" over Summit

October 20, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham girls soccer team needed someone to step up after leading scorer Caroline Crouse suffered a broken leg two days ago.

Enter junior Meredith Enslow, who produced her first goal of the season off a cross from classmate Emma Droner in the second half, lifting Chatham to a 1-0 win over Summit on "Senior Day" Friday at Haas Field.

The win boosted ...

Hawk Allstate Chatham Athlete of the Week: Abby Walrond

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham field hockey team has had a strong 2017 campaign, posting an 8-4-2 record entering play on Thursday.

However, the season didn’t begin as such.

The Lady Cougars kicked off their fall campaign with a 6-0 defeat to Morristown. However, they did not get down on themselves and bounced back in an impressive way, shutting out their opponents in the next five ...

Freshman Straka's Header Sparks Chatham Girls Soccer to 10th Win of Season, 3-0 Over Sparta

CHATHAM, NJ - Freshman Sophie Straka headed in a corner kick struck by junior Emily Vinick to break open a scoreless game in the eighth minute of the second half, propelling Chatham to its 10th girls soccer win of the season, 3-0 over Sparta on Wednesday at Haas Field.

Jen Olnowich and Emma Droner each contributed a goal in the second half for Chatham (10-4), which also credited assists ...

Local Authorities Seek Public’s Help to Solve 1982 Madison Train Station Murder

October 19, 2017

MADISON, NJ – Nearly 35 years after James Wescoe was found murdered at the Madison train station on Lincoln Place, authorities are still in search of clues that may help solve the case.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Madison Police Chief Darren Dachisen ask the public to provide any information they can about the decades-old crime.

Multiple law enforcement agencies, ...

Madison Police: Chatham Motorist Hit By Morristown Driver Charged with Driving While Intoxicated

MADISON, NJ - On October 13 at 1:41 p.m. Patrolman Patrick Strafaci arrested a 53-year-old woman from Morristown after Madison Police were dispatched to the area of Shunpike Road and Stonehedge Lane for a motor vehicle crash with injuries. 

"Upon arrival to the scene officers saw a grey 2013 Honda Pilot with heavy front end damage, in the west bound lanes of ...

Chatham Borough Police Arrest Motorist Wanted on Court Warrant

CHATHAM, NJ - On October 15, 2017, Officer Michael Permison arrested Michael Serillo, age 28, from Madison on an active traffic contempt of court warrant issued by the Municipality of Garwood.

Officer Permison observed the vehicle which was operated by Serillo with no headlights on at a time when they would be required and conducted a motor vehicle stop. A customary driver’s license ...

Overlook First in NJ to Offer Carotid Artery Stroke Prevention Procedure

October 19, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer an innovative new treatment for patients at risk for stroke due to blockages in the neck arteries, a condition known as carotid artery disease.

The minimally invasive procedure, called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization or TCAR, utilizes a new FDA-approved ...

Atlantic Health's #AskHer Campaign Promotes Annual Mammograms During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In addition to asking the women in your life what's for dinner? Can you drop me at practice? Or how was your day? Ask her...... Have you scheduled your mammogram?

In 2017, 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States, according to Atlantic Health System. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month,  the ...

Seven Chatham High Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

October 9, 2017

Seven Chatham High School seniors were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

The CHS Semifinalists are Thomas Babiak, Catherine Healy, Jack Michalak, Robert Novak, Ritika Ramprasad, Indira Roy and Emily Wang.

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the ...

League of Women Voters to Hold Chatham Township Committee Candidate's Forum, Tuesday, Oct. 24

October 19, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The Morristown Area League of Women Voters will hold a forum for Chatham Township Committee candidates 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 in the Chatham Township Municipal Building 58 Meyersvlle Rd.

The free event is open to the public.

In the Nov. 7 election, Republican incumbents, Chatham Township Deputy Mayor Karen Swartz and committee member Mike Kelly, will each be seeking a ...

Owner Who is Selling Dixiedale Farm to Developer: "I wanted to keep it as a farm"

CHATHAM, NJ - Betsie Holt Haar, the owner of the Dixiedale Farm property, was an anonymous spectator at the Chatham Township Planning Board meeting on Monday night, listening to the talk of the pending sale to Sterling Properties - the hot topic of discussion. 

"I loved it," Haar said after the meeting. "I loved the civic discussion and hearing what people had to ...

After Listening to Citizen Concern About Traffic, Chatham Township Planning Board Passes Resolution to Rezone Dixiedale Farm

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Planning Board voted, 8-0, moving forward to recommend that the Chatham Township Committee adopt an amendment that will rezone the 30-plus acres known as Dixiedale Farm from single-family to multi-family housing at a meeting that drew a crowd of residents on Monday night.

Two conceptual plans on the development of Dixiedale Farm into 50 duplexes and ...

This Weekend: Chatham Residents Invited to Public Viewings of Madison's Rodin Scuplture

October 19, 2017

MADISON, NJ – The Borough of Madison invites area residents to view the now-famous Auguste Rodin sculpture this weekend at the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building.

Art enthusiasts can visit the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building on Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Oct. 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to check out the piece “before Napoleon goes on the road,” Madison Mayor Bob Conley said.

A ...

Equifax, Cybersecurity and You: Point View's Toth Advises on Key Steps to Protect Identity, Avoid Fraud

October 13, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - News of the Equifax data breach justly has many concerned, with estimates of upwards of 143 million people potentially affected. Claire E. Toth, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Summit-based Point View Wealth Management, says that, while the breach occurred beginning in May and, therefore, it’s late to rush a response, there are steps ...

League of Women Voters to Hold Chatham Township Committee Candidate's Forum, Tuesday, Oct. 24

October 19, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The Morristown Area League of Women Voters will hold a forum for Chatham Township Committee candidates 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 in the Chatham Township Municipal Building 58 Meyersvlle Rd.

The free event is open to the public.

In the Nov. 7 election, Republican incumbents, Chatham Township Deputy Mayor Karen Swartz and committee member Mike Kelly, will each be seeking a ...

Former Governor Whitman Honored at Great Swamp Watershed Gala Celebration

October 13, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman was the honored guest at the Great Swamp Watershed Association 2017 Gala Celebration held Thursday night at the Brooklake Country Club.

Chatham residents turned out for the fundraiser that supports the yearly budget of the association, which is "dedicated to protecting and improving the water resources of the ...

Chatham Borough Shade Tree Commission: "Chatham is Losing Far More Trees Than We Plant"

October 11, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ -  Chatham Borough has lost 1,200 trees from its canopy over the past four years, according to a report given by Colleen Truppo, chairperson of the Chatham Borough Shade Tree Commission, on Tuesday night at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council.

Truppo reported that the Shade Tree Commission had planted 281 trees in town over the past four years, but it was a ...

Owner Who is Selling Dixiedale Farm to Developer: "I wanted to keep it as a farm"

October 17, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Betsie Holt Haar, the owner of the Dixiedale Farm property, was an anonymous spectator at the Chatham Township Planning Board meeting on Monday night, listening to the talk of the pending sale to Sterling Properties - the hot topic of discussion. 

"I loved it," Haar said after the meeting. "I loved the civic discussion and hearing what people had to ...

After Listening to Citizen Concern About Traffic, Chatham Township Planning Board Passes Resolution to Rezone Dixiedale Farm

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Planning Board voted, 8-0, moving forward to recommend that the Chatham Township Committee adopt an amendment that will rezone the 30-plus acres known as Dixiedale Farm from single-family to multi-family housing at a meeting that drew a crowd of residents on Monday night.

Two conceptual plans on the development of Dixiedale Farm into 50 duplexes and ...

Chatham Borough Shade Tree Commission: "Chatham is Losing Far More Trees Than We Plant"

CHATHAM, NJ -  Chatham Borough has lost 1,200 trees from its canopy over the past four years, according to a report given by Colleen Truppo, chairperson of the Chatham Borough Shade Tree Commission, on Tuesday night at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council.

Truppo reported that the Shade Tree Commission had planted 281 trees in town over the past four years, but it was a ...

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

By Galina Natenzon

This week we are starting the next cycle of Coding for Kids.  The summer series of the program was a big success.  This time, in addition to the HTML class, we will have a class that introduces children to Scratch.  Registration is required and, due to high demand, is limited to Chatham residents.  Another highlight of the week is ...

Chair of Open Space Committee Backs Kelly, Swartz for Re-Election to Chatham Township Committee

October 20, 2017

Dear Editor:

We are proud to live in Chatham and grateful for the active and deeply talented community we're a part of here. All of us play a role in this. 

One point of particular pride is our fiscally conservative Chatham Township Committee. The team we've elected, in tandem with our Township Administration, continues to trim the municipal portion of our property taxes, even ...

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Second Opinion on Breast Cancer Program Offers Peace of Mind

A breast cancer diagnosis can change a person’s life. And during such devastating news, the sheer amount of information regarding treatment and follow-up care can quickly become overwhelming. However, patients are not alone in this fight. Atlantic Health System’s Breast Cancer Second Opinion Program at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Overlook Medical Center, is helping provide peace of ...

Austin Springer of Chatham Awarded Scholarship at SUNY Oswego

October 20, 2017

OSWEGO, NY - SUNY Oswego has awarded Austin R. Springer of Chatham, who is majoring in meteorology, a Destination Oswego Scholarship, which goes to high-achieving students from outside New York state.

Destination Oswego awards are worth from $20,000 to $36,000 over four years. SUNY Oswego honored more than 850 incoming students with merit scholarships. Outstanding first-year students are ...