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Tingley, Gorham Pace Chatham Girls Swimmers Past Villa Walsh

December 7, 2016

WARREN, NJ - Nicole Tingley and Emily Gorham each won two individual events for the Chatham girls swim team in a 119-39 victory over Villa Walsh on Tuesday at the Morris Union Jointure Pool.

Tingley touched first in the 200 individual medley in 2:13.44 and the 100 butterfly in 101.14 for Chatham (2-0). Gorham took the 50 free in 24.81 and also won the 500 freestyle in ...

Chatham Girls Soccer Players Earn Honors

CHATHAM, NJ - Goaltender Sophie Collins and midfielder Nicole Smizaski of the Chatham girls soccer team received accolades for their play at the 2016 Morris County Girls Soccer Association awards luncheon held this week.

Collins was named first team All-Daily Record for a Chatham team that finished 10-6-2 in its second season under coach Gary Adair.

Collins and Smizaski were ...

Chatham Girls Basketball Off and Running with New Offense

CHATHAM, NJ - A sign of how hard the Chatham girls basketball team is preparing for the upcoming season came on Tuesday in a home scrimmage against Voorhees. The Lady Cougars outscored the visitors, 66-33, over five quarters of action.

"This shows how hard we've been working in practice because this looked easy for us in comparison," Chatham coach Joe Gaba said. 

The team ...

Chatham BOE Opens Communication with Washington School Neighbors About Playground

December 6, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - For the second straight meeting, Chatham Borough neighbors voiced their concerns about water runoff, noise and other issues that could result from the construction of a new playground now in the early planning stages at Washington Avenue School.

The Chatham Board of Education responded that the planning has yet to begin and took steps to open lines of communication ...

Chatham BOE Says Goodbye to Franz; Board Receives a Thank You

CHATHAM, NJ - Emotions were running high at the Chatham Board of Education meeting with farewell accolades for board member Phil Franz and a heartfelt thank you from Chatham resident Bill Heap on Monday night at Lafayette School.

Franz, who chaired the policy and planning committee during his tenure, was attending his final meeting as a Chatham BOE member after deciding to step own ...

Chatham Fear the Gear Aids Outreach at Columbia High Robotics Competition

Last spring, Chatham robotics team Fear the Gear invited friendly competitors, Columbia High School’s teams, to help out with an outreach event. The two teams donated food to feed the homeless and put on a robotics demonstration in Irvington through Bridges Outreach.

Sunday in Maplewood, Fear the Gear returned the favor. Columbia High School’s Robo-Catastrophe Meet included a table ...

Chatham BOE Opens Communication with Washington School Neighbors About Playground

December 6, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - For the second straight meeting, Chatham Borough neighbors voiced their concerns about water runoff, noise and other issues that could result from the construction of a new playground now in the early planning stages at Washington Avenue School.

The Chatham Board of Education responded that the planning has yet to begin and took steps to open lines of communication ...

Chatham Resident Premieres Produced Documentary on Fight to Stop Jetport at the Great Swamp

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The closing scene rises up with a widening aerial shot of the 8,000-acre expanse of the Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge, a place that might not exist today if not for the people documented in the film: "Saving the Great Swamp: Battle to Stop the Jetport."

The documentary, which took two years to make and was produced by Chatham resident Scott Morris with co-producer ...

Chatham Township Curbside Recycling to Remain on Bi-Weekly Basis

CHATHAM, NJ - After exploring the costs of a weekly recycling pickup schedule, the Chatham Township Committee voted to approve a contract that keeps the current bi-weekly schedule in place at its regular meeting held Thursday night.

"We did ask the county to price it out for us and come up with a possible alternative to our every-other-week recycling," Karen Swartz, committee member, ...

Chatham Resident Premieres Produced Documentary on Fight to Stop Jetport at the Great Swamp

December 4, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The closing scene rises up with a widening aerial shot of the 8,000-acre expanse of the Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge, a place that might not exist today if not for the people documented in the film: "Saving the Great Swamp: Battle to Stop the Jetport."

The documentary, which took two years to make and was produced by Chatham resident Scott Morris with co-producer ...

Concord Singers Serenade Juniper Village Residents

CHATHAM, NJ - Concord Singers gave Juniper Village residents a preview of their scheduled Dec. 10 holiday concert on Monday night.

Concord Singers is a Summit-based women's community chorus directed by Christopher Titko and accompanied by Caroline Parody. The singers are all volunteer and meet Monday nights at Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit.

The Dec. 10 concert titled, The ...

Chatham Businesswomen Open "Purple Aardvark" Gift Shop on Main Street

CHATHAM, NJ - The official opening wasn't until 10 a.m., but shoppers were waiting outside Chatham's newest addition to Main Street, the Purple Aardvark, when co-owner Carolyn Cherry arrived at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday.

"I opened up and made my first sale at 9:30 a.m.," Cherry said.

Cherry and business partner Sandy Casey are both longtime Chatham residents and the shop ...

Chatham Businesswomen Open "Purple Aardvark" Gift Shop on Main Street

November 26, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - The official opening wasn't until 10 a.m., but shoppers were waiting outside Chatham's newest addition to Main Street, the Purple Aardvark, when co-owner Carolyn Cherry arrived at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday.

"I opened up and made my first sale at 9:30 a.m.," Cherry said.

Cherry and business partner Sandy Casey are both longtime Chatham residents and the shop ...

Chatham Resident Premieres Produced Documentary on Fight to Stop Jetport at the Great Swamp

December 4, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The closing scene rises up with a widening aerial shot of the 8,000-acre expanse of the Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge, a place that might not exist today if not for the people documented in the film: "Saving the Great Swamp: Battle to Stop the Jetport."

The documentary, which took two years to make and was produced by Chatham resident Scott Morris with co-producer ...

Chatham Receives $93K Grant from Morris County for Historic Riverside Trail

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough has received a $93,710 grant from the Morris County Construction Grant Program, which will be used to develop the "Historic Riverside Trail."

“We are very pleased to have been awarded this grant from the Morris County Park Commission," Len Resto, Chatham Borough Council member, said. "It will expand recreational opportunities for our ...

Chatham Township Resolutions on Skate Park, Affordable Housing on Agenda for Thursday Nov. 10 Committee Meeting

CHATHAM, NJ - There are two resolutions on the agenda for the Thursday, Nov. 10, Chatham Township Committee meeting that could lead to the rezoning of Dixieland Farms and the Chatham Skate Park for redevelopment associated with state Affordable Housing requirements.

The meeting agenda can be found HERE

Chatham Fear the Gear Aids Outreach at Columbia High Robotics Competition

December 4, 2016

Last spring, Chatham robotics team Fear the Gear invited friendly competitors, Columbia High School’s teams, to help out with an outreach event. The two teams donated food to feed the homeless and put on a robotics demonstration in Irvington through Bridges Outreach.

Sunday in Maplewood, Fear the Gear returned the favor. Columbia High School’s Robo-Catastrophe Meet included a table ...

Concord Singers Serenade Juniper Village Residents

CHATHAM, NJ - Concord Singers gave Juniper Village residents a preview of their scheduled Dec. 10 holiday concert on Monday night.

Concord Singers is a Summit-based women's community chorus directed by Christopher Titko and accompanied by Caroline Parody. The singers are all volunteer and meet Monday nights at Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit.

The Dec. 10 concert titled, The ...

Chatham Girl Scouts Bring "Hands and Hearts" to ECLC

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Girl Scout Cadets Katie Caviness and Megan Alperowitz came up with the idea to make a "collage of kindness" for their Silver Award project and share it with the students at ECLC School.

The idea is that kind words can pick up someone having a bad day (see video). The hands in the collage represent a fear someone might have and the hearts ...

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Chatham Borough Police Make Arrest for Theft, Possession

December 7, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - A Chatham man was charged with Theft of moveable property, Possession of CDS (Xanax) with the intent to distribute, and Possession of CDS without a valid prescription.

On Dec. 6 at approximately 2:30 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Hillside Avenue on a report of a male taking packages from a front porch. A resident reported that she was alerted to the ...

January Open House at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA

December 6, 2016

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA, located at 54 East Street in Madison, will hold an open house on Monday, January 9, and Wednesday, January 11, from 9:30-11 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA offers curriculum-based, comprehensive childcare and early childhood educational programs for infants, toddlers, ...