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Chatham Girls Basketball Paves the Way for Possible First Double MCT Winners Since 2000 Mendham Teams

February 24, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The first-ever Morris County Tournament championship for the Chatham girls basketball team gives the Cougars a chance to become the first high school to win both the boys and girls MCT titles in the same year since Mendham accomplished the feat in 2000.

The Lady Cougars won the first leg on Friday night with a 40-31 win over top-seeded Morristown in the 44th annual MCT. The ...

Champions: Chatham Girls Basketball Wins First-Ever Morris County Tournament with Upset Over Top-Seeded Morristown

RANDOLPH, NJ - Joe Gaba has coached Chatham girls basketball teams who have reached for the Morris County Tournament Championship ring and were unable to take a firm grip. Friday night his 2018 team went out, took hold and never let go.

The Lady Cougars made school history by becoming the first Chatham girls team to win the MCT crown in the 44th year of the tournament, upending ...

Chatham Sophomore Cortese Enters Regional Wrestlebacks with Positive Momentum after Dropping Match to No. 1 Seed

WEST ORANGE, NJ -This Friday night at West Orange High, Chatham sophomore Connor Cortese had the opportunity to test himself against the very best and his performance was up to the task.

Cortese wrestled the No. 1 seed in his 120-pound bracket, Travis Jones from Phillipsburg, and with 30 seconds to go in the third period, Cortese was within a two-point takedown for the tie. The match could ...

Chatham Township Mayor Addresses Gun Violence; Suggests "Chatham Safety Foundation" to Fund Additional School Safety

February 23, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter addressed the Parkland shooting in remarks at the Chatham Township Committee meeting held Thursday night.

He suggested that Chatham could model the Chatham Education Foundation and Chatham Athletic Foundation in possibly forming the "Chatham Safety Foundation" to provide private funds that would help the Chatham Board of Education ...

Chatham Township Administrator Speaks About House Fire, Home Insurance; Advises Residents "Don't Light Candles"

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Administrator Thomas Ciccarone gave his first public comments on the house fire that drove him from his home in January.

He urged Chatham residents to contact their insurance agent and make sure that they have the proper coverage in case of a fire. He also advised residents, "If you light candles in your home, don't."

Thomas ...

Chatham Township and Chatham Borough Police Meet with Superintendent to Ensure Safety After Parkland Shooting

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly reported at the Chatham Township Committee meeting that he met with Chatham Borough Police Captain Brian Gibbons and Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa Thursday morning to discuss school safety measures.

"As you know recently our nation was rocked by the school shooting in Parkland, Florida," Hennelly said.

Chatham Emergency Squad Coming to Chatham High Thursday to Offer John Taylor Babbitt CPR/AED Certification Course

February 20, 2018

The Chatham Emergency Squad will be coming to Chatham High School on Thursday, Feb. 22, to offer a second John Taylor Babbitt CPR/AED certification course.

The training course will start promptly at 3 p.m. in room A114 and will typically last for two hours and 30 minutes hrs (5:30 p.m.- end time).

The course will be free to Chatham High School staff and students, but will cost $15 to ...

"Reefer Madness" Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Chatham Township Mayor Addresses Gun Violence; Suggests "Chatham Safety Foundation" to Fund Additional School Safety

February 23, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter addressed the Parkland shooting in remarks at the Chatham Township Committee meeting held Thursday night.

He suggested that Chatham could model the Chatham Education Foundation and Chatham Athletic Foundation in possibly forming the "Chatham Safety Foundation" to provide private funds that would help the Chatham Board of Education ...

Chatham Township and Chatham Borough Police Meet with Superintendent to Ensure Safety After Parkland Shooting

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly reported at the Chatham Township Committee meeting that he met with Chatham Borough Police Captain Brian Gibbons and Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa Thursday morning to discuss school safety measures.

"As you know recently our nation was rocked by the school shooting in Parkland, Florida," Hennelly said.

Chatham Township Mayor Addresses Gun Violence; Suggests "Chatham Safety Foundation" to Fund Additional School Safety

February 23, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter addressed the Parkland shooting in remarks at the Chatham Township Committee meeting held Thursday night.

He suggested that Chatham could model the Chatham Education Foundation and Chatham Athletic Foundation in possibly forming the "Chatham Safety Foundation" to provide private funds that would help the Chatham Board of Education ...

Chatham Township Administrator Speaks About House Fire, Home Insurance; Advises Residents "Don't Light Candles"

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Administrator Thomas Ciccarone gave his first public comments on the house fire that drove him from his home in January.

He urged Chatham residents to contact their insurance agent and make sure that they have the proper coverage in case of a fire. He also advised residents, "If you light candles in your home, don't."

Thomas ...

Chatham Township Committee Introduces Ordinance to Ban Marijuana Cultivation, Retail Stores in 4-1 Vote

CHATHAM, NJ - At the urging of Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter, the township committee voted, 4-1, to introduce a "use" ordinance that would ban the sale and cultivation of marijuana at its regular meeting on Thursday.

Committee member Michael Kelly cast the no vote, stating that the ordinance "seems cumbersome and unnecessary" at this time, noting that the state is ...

Chatham High Short Films Showcase Set for Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Chatham Cinema

February 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High students will get a chance to show off their work on a real theater screen, 7 p.m. Tuesday when the Short Films Showcase for the high school is held at Roberts Cinema in Chatham.

“We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the achievements of the Short Films students,” Connor Henderson, Chatham High Design and Technology teacher, said.

For the first ...

Chatham Township Historical Society Will Present History of Dixiedale Farm on Sunday

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township's Dixiedale Farm has been in the news lately because of the proposed development of 54 high-end townhomes on the property.

Residents will get a chance to learn more about the history of the Dixiedale Farm 2 p.m. Sunday when Pat Wells of the Chatham Township Historical Society presents the history of the farm in the municipal building, 58 Meyersville ...

"Reefer Madness" Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

February 13, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Chatham Township Administrator Speaks About House Fire, Home Insurance; Advises Residents "Don't Light Candles"

February 23, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Administrator Thomas Ciccarone gave his first public comments on the house fire that drove him from his home in January.

He urged Chatham residents to contact their insurance agent and make sure that they have the proper coverage in case of a fire. He also advised residents, "If you light candles in your home, don't."

Thomas ...

Chatham Borough Council Moves Forward with Post Office Plaza Redevelopment; Public Meeting March 20 in Boro Hall

February 13, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Council voted 4-0 to designate Post Office Plaza as "an area in need of redevelopment," allowing for plans to move forward on Monday at the regular meeting of the council.

Voting in favor of the resolution were council president Len Resto, and council members Peter Hoffman, Bob Weber and Thad Kobylarz. Council members James Collander and Vicki ...

Planner to Give Preliminary Investigation Overview on Post Office Plaza Monday at Borough of Chatham Council Mtg.

CHATHAM, NJ - Planner Phil Abramson will give a "Post Office Plaza Preliminary Investigation Overview" on Monday night at the regular Borough of Chatham Council meeting.

Post Office Plaza has been designated as an area in need of redevelopment by the Chatham Borough Planning Board.

Post Office Plaza tops the list of discussion items on the agenda for the 7:30, Feb. 12 ...

Services for Chatham High Graduate Samuel Failla Set for Thursday; Visitation Wednesday at Bradley Funeral Home

February 13, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Visitation for Chatham High graduate Samuel John Failla will be held Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the William A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Chatham.

The Funeral Service is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at Corpus Christi Church, 234 Southern Blvd., Chatham.

The former Chatham football captain died Tuesday, Feb. 6 in Colorado.

Travels Idea - You Feel Like Freezing Your Beachballs Off this Saturday? - It’s a Polar Bear Plunge Benefiting the Special Olympics New Jersey

February 22, 2018

TAPintoTravels – On Saturday, Feb 24, an anticipated 7,000 people will brave the chilly waters of the Atlantic Ocean, participating in the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights, all to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey. This Plunge is especially noteworthy because it is the ...

Travels Picks for Best Category Toys from the NY International Toy Fair - STEM, Game, Globe, and ? Categories

TAPIntoTravels - The International Toy Fair of New York ended earlier this week, but we are not done telling you about all the cool new stuff coming out.

The fair was enormous with over a thousand toymakers.  However, we have selected a few toys that we believe our readers will most value and enjoy.

Every year, the Toy Association honors a number of toys in key categories.

TAPintoTravels Local Travel Ideas - Somerset County

Weekend Top Local Travel Ideas - 2.23 to 2.25 - A weekend celebrating your family friends.

1. Winter Market, Duke Farms

2. The Mountaintop, Theatre at RVCC - The Gruffalo on Sunday

3. State Theatre New Jersey - Monzil Brass - Feb 22 Thursday - Brass Quartet

4. Environmental Education Center, ...

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, February 19 – Sunday, February 25, 2018

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

By Galina Natenzon

Friends of the Library are continuing their book collection in preparation for Annual Book Sale.  Kids are off from school on Monday for Presidents’ Day – bring them to the library!  We have plenty for them to do.  For adults, Professor Licklider’s second lecture on North Korea will take place on Tuesday.  The ...

Imagine a Chatham Toboggan Ride from the Top of Fairmount Avenue to Main Street

Did you know….
there was a time when Chatham kids could ice skate from downtown Chatham all the way to Florham Park? And that a toboggan ride could last from the top of Fairmount Avenue down to Main Street and beyond?

Those were the days!

This was back in the early to mid-1900s. The Passaic River meandered through grassy meadows and woods on the north side of Chatham. The marshy ...

#NoMore

February 20, 2018

To the Editor,

I told my daughter I needed to write about gun violence. Know what she told me? “Mom, be sure you’re not too polarizing. People won’t listen.” She’s right. At age eleven she’s figured out that we adults need to be reminded how to speak to one another in order to fix a problem. But I have hope and belief that we can fix that discourse in our ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

Adults Who Interact With Teens Offered Free Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

February 23, 2018

With teenage suicide rates on an upswing, a barrage of tragedies in the news, and the heightened pressures of adolescence in a media-frenzied world, it’s more important than ever for caring adults to know how to intervene effectively.

Morris County again this year is funding Youth Mental Health First Aid training through NewBridge Services for adults who regularly interact with children ...