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Chatham Girls Soccer Tops Boonton with 8-Goal Outburst in MCT

September 24, 2016

BOONTON, NJ - The Chatham girls soccer team erupted for six goals in the first half and coasted to an 8-0 victory over Boonton in the opening round of the Morris County Tournament on Saturday.

Rebecca Nickerson and Sophia Reed collected two goals apiece for the Lady Cougars (5-3), which received a goal apiece from Caroline Crouse, Emma Droner, Katie Farricker and Jen Olnowich.

Earning ...

Buckman Goal Boosts Chatham Field Hockey Over Summit, 1-0

CHATHAM, NJ - Junior midfielder Charlotte Buckman scored in the second half to give Chatham a 1-0 field hockey victory over Summit on Saturday at Haas Field.

Annie Leverich was credited with the assist for Chatham (5-4), which received eight saves from goalie Abby Walrond. Summit is 2-5-1.

Chatham Girls Volleyball Defeats Scotch Plains, 2-0

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Senior setter Lisa Steward racked up 20 assists, leading to six kills apiece from Emily Harper, Charlotte Ethridge and Emily Langan in Chatham's 2-0 girls volleyball victory over Scotch Plains on Friday.

Steward also contributed a kill, eight digs and a service ace to the 27-25, 25-22 straight-set victory for Chatham.

Izze Omelczuk led with 10 digs for Chatham, ...

Young Boy Struck by Vehicle in Chatham; Taken to Hospital with Minor Injuries

September 23, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - A young boy, estimated to be five or six, was transported to Morristown Medical Center with injuries described by the Chatham Emergency Squad as "not serious" after he was struck by a vehicle near Main Street and Center Street on Friday night at about 7:45 p.m.

The boy was conscious when he was placed in the ambulance on a stretcher. Chatham Borough ...

Chatham Borough Council Adopts No Stopping/Standing on Dellwood Avenue

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council adopted an ordinance Monday night that will prohibit stopping or standing on a portion of Dellwood Avenue on school days.

The ordinance is designed for the safety of children using the path on Dellwood Avenue to walk to Lafayette School or the high school. 

Stopping or standing will be prohibited from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4 ...

"Discarded" American Flag Flies High at 9/11 Chatham Memorial Ceremony

CHATHAM, NJ - Months ago, a folded plastic bag with a flag inside was left at the base of the deposit box for worn flags at the Chatham Borough Fire Department.

On Sunday, that same American Flag, which measures 25 feet by 40, feet was raised for the first time over the ceremonies for the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

"It's amazing, I hadn't seen it ...

Chatham "Out of the Darkness Walk" Raises $60,000 for Suicide Prevention

September 24, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - The overcast skies couldn't stop the bright light of awareness that shone through on Saturday when the first "Out of the Darkness" Community Walk was held behind Chatham High School.

People came from as far away as Virginia to raise more than $60,000 and remember lost friends and relatives who are no longer here because of suicide, an issue participants say needs to ...

Over 200 Cyclists Participate in Bike MS: Country Challenge 2016; Raise Over $200,000 for Research

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Cycling is a great way to lose weight, socialize and distress. But, for more than 200 cyclists on Saturday, their hobby went towards raising more than $200,000 for multiple sclerosis (MS) research.

Across from Loantaka Brook Park and the sleepy horses grazing at Seton Hackney Stables, cyclists of all skill levels gathered at 475 South Street starting at 6:45 in the morning to ...

Chatham Township Mayor Ritter Leads "Out of the Darkness" Walk Sept. 24

CHATHAM, NJ -  It's an issue that Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter takes very seriously. So much so, that he has choked up in public while speaking about a suicide of a local teen.

Ritter isn't just talking about bringing awareness to suicides, he's been taking action. In June, he invited the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a "Talk Saves Lives" ...

Chatham "Out of the Darkness Walk" Raises $60,000 for Suicide Prevention

September 24, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - The overcast skies couldn't stop the bright light of awareness that shone through on Saturday when the first "Out of the Darkness" Community Walk was held behind Chatham High School.

People came from as far away as Virginia to raise more than $60,000 and remember lost friends and relatives who are no longer here because of suicide, an issue participants say needs to ...

Chatham High Student Experiments on Maximizing Farm Crops

Indira Roy, Chatham High School junior and 2016 Global Youth Institute delegate, spent the summer in Hyderabad, India researching hydroponic farming techniques to help local subsistence farmers.

She designed and implemented an experiment that has helped her to better understand how to help farmers maximize crop yields.

“Major environmental issues that get in the way of ...

CHS Students Represent Chatham at "Congress of Future Medical Leaders"

BOSTON, MASS. - Three Chatham High School students attended the 2016 Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston held in June.

Scarlett Blydenburgh, Alessa Khan, and Logan Richardson attended the three-day symposium as delegates, where they attended a series of medical lectures by renowned medical researchers, who are leaders in their field.

The student delegates also had the opportunity ...

Chatham Township to Seek $350,000 Sidewalk Grant for Snake Hill, River Road

September 22, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee decided to seek a $350,000 grant to fund the installation of a sidewalk on the north side of the Snake Hill portion of Southern Boulevard and continue on River Road toward the Chatham Glen condo and townhome community.

Committee members gave John Ruschke, township engineer, the go-ahead to apply for the grant from the ...

Chatham Borough Becomes First in Morris County to Settle Affordable Housing Plan; Now Protected from Lawsuits for 10 Years

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham became the first municipality in Morris County to settle its state requirement for the third round of the "Housing Element and Fair Share Plan" to provide affordable housing.

"This is really great," Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris said, summing up the bottom line for Chatham Borough in resolving the complex, litigious ...

Tabled Land Development Resolutions Not on Chatham Township Committee Agenda for Thursday

CHATHAM, NJ - Resolutions that could pave the way for construction of affordable housing units on the land where the Chatham Township Skate Park is located and the rezoning of 30 acres between Hillside Avenue and River Road have not been put back on the agenda for the Thursday regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

The two land development resolutions had been tabled ...

Chatham "Farm to Table" Event Celebrates Anniversaries of Farmers' Market, Restaurant Serenade

September 19, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Chef James Laird and Janice Piccolo "brainstormed" a way to mark the 10th anniversary of the Chatham Farmers' Market and the 20th anniversary of Restaurant Serenade in Chatham.

The idea for a "Farm to Table" event hatched by Serenade Chef Laird and Piccolo, the manager of the Chatham Farmers' Market, came to life on Sunday evening at Reasoner ...

Chatham "Farm to Table" Event Celebrates Anniversaries of Farmers' Market, Restaurant Serenade

September 19, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Chef James Laird and Janice Piccolo "brainstormed" a way to mark the 10th anniversary of the Chatham Farmers' Market and the 20th anniversary of Restaurant Serenade in Chatham.

The idea for a "Farm to Table" event hatched by Serenade Chef Laird and Piccolo, the manager of the Chatham Farmers' Market, came to life on Sunday evening at Reasoner ...

Chatham Borough Farmers' Market Marks 10th Year with "Farm-to-Table, Top Chef Event

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market (CBFM) announces the inaugural "Farm-to- Table: Top Chef,” a fundraiser benefiting “MyChathamNJ – Keep Chatham Beautiful!” 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Reasoner Park at Firehouse Plaza on Fairmount Avenue, Chatham.

This culinary event will feature tastings of farmers’ ...

Chatham Borough "Fair Share" Housing Approved by Judge; Special Joint Meeting Sept. 21

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council and the Chatham Planning Board set a joint special meeting for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 for a public hearing and action on the Housing Element & Fair Share Plan recently approved in court, it was announced Monday at the regular meeting of the borough council.

Morris County Superior Court Judge Stephan C. Hansbury approved Chatham ...

Typo in Question 5 of Chatham BOE Referendum Ballot for Sept. 27 Vote

September 21, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - The sample ballot mailed to registered Chatham voters for the $12 million capital improvement referendum that will be up for a vote in a special election on Sept. 27, has a typographical error in "Proposal 5," which asks for a yes or no vote on the construction of additional classrooms at Milton Avenue School.

The cost of adding four classrooms at Milton is quoted as ...

"Mayor of Carmine Street" Makes Pitch for Chatham Council at Farmers' Market

CHATHAM, NJ - The campaign slogan is "Chatham Matters" and 80-year-old James W. Clyde Jr. was canvassing on his own behalf at the Chatham Farmers' Market on Saturday in his run for a spot on the Borough of Chatham Council.

Clyde, the self-proclaimed "Mayor of Carmine Street," is running on a ticket with fellow Democrat Thaddeus Kobylarz. Both Clyde and ...

Chatham High Student Experiments on Maximizing Farm Crops

September 23, 2016

Indira Roy, Chatham High School junior and 2016 Global Youth Institute delegate, spent the summer in Hyderabad, India researching hydroponic farming techniques to help local subsistence farmers.

She designed and implemented an experiment that has helped her to better understand how to help farmers maximize crop yields.

“Major environmental issues that get in the way of ...

Chatham "Farm to Table" Event Celebrates Anniversaries of Farmers' Market, Restaurant Serenade

CHATHAM, NJ - Chef James Laird and Janice Piccolo "brainstormed" a way to mark the 10th anniversary of the Chatham Farmers' Market and the 20th anniversary of Restaurant Serenade in Chatham.

The idea for a "Farm to Table" event hatched by Serenade Chef Laird and Piccolo, the manager of the Chatham Farmers' Market, came to life on Sunday evening at Reasoner ...

Chatham Borough Farmers' Market Marks 10th Year with "Farm-to-Table, Top Chef Event

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market (CBFM) announces the inaugural "Farm-to- Table: Top Chef,” a fundraiser benefiting “MyChathamNJ – Keep Chatham Beautiful!” 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Reasoner Park at Firehouse Plaza on Fairmount Avenue, Chatham.

This culinary event will feature tastings of farmers’ ...

Chatham High Student Experiments on Maximizing Farm Crops

September 23, 2016

Indira Roy, Chatham High School junior and 2016 Global Youth Institute delegate, spent the summer in Hyderabad, India researching hydroponic farming techniques to help local subsistence farmers.

She designed and implemented an experiment that has helped her to better understand how to help farmers maximize crop yields.

“Major environmental issues that get in the way of ...

Chatham Borough Farmers' Market Marks 10th Year with "Farm-to-Table, Top Chef Event

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market (CBFM) announces the inaugural "Farm-to- Table: Top Chef,” a fundraiser benefiting “MyChathamNJ – Keep Chatham Beautiful!” 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Reasoner Park at Firehouse Plaza on Fairmount Avenue, Chatham.

This culinary event will feature tastings of farmers’ ...

Chatham Borough Police Receive a Thumbs Up at Sustainability Fair

CHATHAM, NJ - Gerry Malanga offered that he didn't really know any of the members of the Chatham Borough Police Department. Then he added, "Maybe that's a good thing."

Chatham Borough resident Malanga stopped by to say hello and thank the borough police, who held a "Coffee with a Cop" event Saturday at the Sustainability Fair held at the train ...

Chatham "Farm to Table" Event Celebrates Anniversaries of Farmers' Market, Restaurant Serenade

September 19, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Chef James Laird and Janice Piccolo "brainstormed" a way to mark the 10th anniversary of the Chatham Farmers' Market and the 20th anniversary of Restaurant Serenade in Chatham.

The idea for a "Farm to Table" event hatched by Serenade Chef Laird and Piccolo, the manager of the Chatham Farmers' Market, came to life on Sunday evening at Reasoner ...

Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby's International Celebrates Grand Opening in Madison with Community Event

September 12, 2016

MADISON, NJ - Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty (KLSIR) will host a Grand Opening event to celebrate the completion of their new location at 223 Main Street in Madison.  

The event will be held Friday, Sept. 16 from 4- 7 p.m. They will personally welcome Madison’s Downtown Development Commission, members of the town council including ...

Chatham Remembers its 13 Lost on 15th Anniversary of 9/11 Attack

September 11, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Barbara Matturri didn't have a relative die in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, but she returned for the 15th straight year for the Remembrance Ceremony that took place Sunday evening at the 9/11 Memorial near the library.

The Chatham Township resident participated by placing flowers on the plaque memorial for a close family friend who died that day ...

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Obituary: Marla Dufendach Drury of Chatham

September 13, 2016

Marla Dufendach Drury, 54, of Chatham Township passed peacefully due to complications from cancer on Sept. 7, 2016. 

Born in Milford, Delaware and raised in Houston, Delaware; she had lived in Chatham Township since 1989. Drury was graduated from the University of Delaware and Dickinson Law School. She was the Director of Development with the Community Soup Kitchen ...

Vote YES to ALL on Sept. 27

September 23, 2016

To the Editor:

We are Chatham and we are asking you to vote YES to ALL on September 27th.

As parents, leaders, volunteers, neighbors and coaches we unanimously support the Board of Education’s referendum to be voted on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. 

Chatham volunteers and organizations representing the arts, academics, science (STEM), music and sports have come to together to ...

Chess for Kids at the Chatham Library

Chess for Kids at the Library

There are still a few spots left for the "Chess for Kids" program at the Library of the Chathams. The program is for beginners and those who can already play. Classes will be on Thursdays, Sept. 22 and 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27. 

Call the library for more information at 973-635-0603.

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Four Ideas for Family Fun this Weekend

September 23, 2016

TAPinto Travels Presents

Enjoy the crisp fall air this weekend by traveling to Northern New Jersey for a slew of fun-filled festivals and events. With plenty of food, drink, and music at each event, you and your entire family are guaranteed to go home happy.

Oktoberfest at Mountain Creek in Vernon

Every year, Mountain Creek holds the top Oktoberfest in the entire ...

Taking Control Through the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

“Week 11,” says a smiling Daniela Chieffo. “How’s everyone doing?” She scans the seven faces in a Madison Area YMCA conference room on a recent Thursday evening. “We’re here.” It’s an affirmation to the group. “I know there were lots of social events, time with family and friends...how did our weekends go?”

Ms. Chieffo is ...

Chatham Highlanders Complete 196.2-mile Lake Placid Relay

September 24, 2016

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - The Chatham Highlander's elite running team completed its eighth year of competition Saturday by finishing the non-stop 196.2 mile running relay in Lake Placid.

The team aced the mixed masters category and are poised to train for their next race.

 "Sleep deprivation is a small price to pay for what we accomplished," Michael Perlmutter, ...