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Hawk Allstate Chatham Softball Team of the Week: Chatham U14 Sparks

June 22, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Sparks U14 girls fast-pitch softball team went undefeated over the weekend in the Father's Day Tournament held in South Plainfield.

Chatham won every game played at Pony Tail Park on June 17 and 18, which culminated with a 7-6 win in the final versus the South Plainfield Tigers. Strong pitching, outstanding defense and powerful hitting were the keys to the ...

Hawk Allstate Chatham Baseball Team of the Week: Chatham U11 White

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham U11 White travel baseball team defeated Livingston, 7-6 in extra innings, to win the American Northeast Division of the United States Amateur Baseball League (USABL).

The final was a rematch of last year's final won by Livingston. This year, Chatham threw out a runner at the plate in the seventh inning to preserve the win.

The Chatham U11 White travel team ...

Chatham Recreation Track Excels at Morris County Lakeland League Championships

RANDOLPH, NJ - A group of 55 athletes represented the Chatham Recreation Track and Field team and placed third overall in Division II of the Morris County Lakeland League Championships during a two-day event held this month at Randolph High School.

In the 13-15 boys division, Henry Wood of Chatham won both the mile and the 400-meter races. Wood clocked 4:53.76 in the mile and won the 400 in ...

Chatham Police Help Search for Suspect After Wednesday Evening's 7-Eleven Armed Robbery in Berkeley Heights

June 22, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 10:01 p.m., the Berkeley Heights Police Department Communication Center received a report of an armed robbery at the 7-11 Convenience Store, located at 417 Springfield Ave. The actor is described as a black male, wearing red Adidas pants, black shirt, partially covered face, and carrying a black handgun. 

After committing the ...

Chatham House Fire Blocks Lafayette Traffic; Small Kitchen Fire Extinguished Quickly

CHATHAM, NJ - A small kitchen fire that was extinguished quickly blocked traffic on Lafayette Avenue in Chatham Borough for hours Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters from Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Madison and Florham Park responded to a report of a structure fire at 85 Lafayette Avenue.

"It appears to be a small kitchen fire," Doug Allan, Chatham Borough Fire Chief, ...

2017 Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market: 11th Season, 11 New Stands

June 13, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ -  Saturday, June 17th marks the return of the annual Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market. The 2017 season is the market’s 11th year of providing Fresh Jersey Produce and offering other local products to the Chatham community, operating from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. every Saturday until Nov. 18.

During its 11 years of operation, the Chatham Borough Farmers’ ...

Chatham Borough Joins Morris County's "Stigma Free" Initiative

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council has voted to join the Morris County “Stigma Free’’ initiative, passing a resolution to make Chatham the 19th town in Morris County to join the countywide effort to help eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness and substance abuse disorders.

“It is critical that we raise awareness and promote the available resources ...

Chatham's 2017 Relay for Life Raises Over $100,000 for American Cancer Society

CHATHAM, NJ - Hundreds of members of the community gathered at Haas Field on Saturday to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event. Forty-three teams participated in the event, dedicating their entire nights to walking around Haas Field and battling cancer one step at a time.

“In terms of goals we probably have about six hundred people here tonight which is ...

Advanced Robotics Students Making a Name for Chatham High; Will Host State Qualifying Regional in December

June 21, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - CHS teacher Julianna Ryan and her Advanced Robotics students came to the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night and showed the board members how far the robotics program has come in just two short years.

Chatham had two teams compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge, where teams build robots, program them and compete against other schools in tournaments. And Chatham's ...

Chatham High Seniors Sinha, Zhang Win National Merit Scholarships; Purschke, Horan, Lynch Win Awards

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High seniors Nishita Sinha and Yulan Zhang have each received $2,500 scholarships for earning 2017 National Merit Scholarship recognition.

Also recognized with scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship program are Chatham High seniors: Kate Purschke, Brigid Horan and Alexandra Lynch.

Purschke received the National Merit Citizen Watch Scholarship; ...

Chatham Would Receive $188K More in State Aid if New Funding is Passed; LaSusa Receives a Raise to $200K

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Dr. Michael LaSusa reported Monday at the regular meeting of the board of education that the district could receive an additional $188,195 in state aid if a new proposal in school funding is approved by Gov. Chris Christie in the next 10 days.

Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vince Prieto have agreed to a deal that ...

Chatham Township Takes Steps to Ease Pain for Train Commuters During NJ Transit Diversion to Hoboken

June 23, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter is making plans to ease the commuting woes that will begin to affect commuters to New York City, like himself, starting next month and he offered one solution at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee on Thursday night.

"We are pleased to work with the private sector to help alleviate parking and commuting issues for ...

Chatham Township Planning Board Votes to Designate Skate Park as 'Area in Need of Redevelopment'

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township took a step toward resolving its third round of Affordable Housing obligations by designating the 3.8 acre parcel on Southern Boulevard, also known as the Skate Park, as an "area in need of redevelopment" on Monday night.

Chatham Township is in the process of negotiating its obligation in Morris County Superior Court.

The 8-1 vote by the Chatham ...

Chatham Would Receive $188K More in State Aid if New Funding is Passed; LaSusa Receives a Raise to $200K

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Dr. Michael LaSusa reported Monday at the regular meeting of the board of education that the district could receive an additional $188,195 in state aid if a new proposal in school funding is approved by Gov. Chris Christie in the next 10 days.

Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vince Prieto have agreed to a deal that ...

2017 Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market: 11th Season, 11 New Stands

June 13, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ -  Saturday, June 17th marks the return of the annual Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market. The 2017 season is the market’s 11th year of providing Fresh Jersey Produce and offering other local products to the Chatham community, operating from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. every Saturday until Nov. 18.

During its 11 years of operation, the Chatham Borough Farmers’ ...

Duteil Wins "Best in Exhibit" at Chatham Local Art Exhibit at Fishawack

CHATHAM, NJ - The goal is to bring back art exhibits to the Fishawack Festival and Saturday was a good start with the Local Art Exhibit at the Chatham Library presented by D.J. Crater.

"I remember the days that I'd come here every Fishawack to buy art, and I'm from Madison," Janice Piccolo, director of Chatham Community Services said. "So we want to bring it back to ...

Chatham's 46th Annual Fishawack Festival Brings Back “Strawberry Shortcake Festival” After 15 Years

CHATHAM, NJ - For the first time in 15 years, the Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church will be reviving their Strawberry Shortcake Festival at the 46th Annual Fishawack Festival on Saturday, June 10th.

Members of the Ogden Memorial Church will be spending the morning of Fishawack chopping up fresh strawberries and perfecting their homemade strawberry shortcakes.The church’s goal is to bake ...

Chatham Township Takes Steps to Ease Pain for Train Commuters During NJ Transit Diversion to Hoboken

June 23, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter is making plans to ease the commuting woes that will begin to affect commuters to New York City, like himself, starting next month and he offered one solution at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee on Thursday night.

"We are pleased to work with the private sector to help alleviate parking and commuting issues for ...

Chatham Residents Ask Questions, Share Ideas at Community Redevelopment Forum on Post Office Plaza

CHATHAM, NJ - Phil Abramson, hired by Chatham Borough as a planner and consultant, was supposed to give a brief power-point presentation and then have everyone break into discussion groups on the redevelopment of Post Office Plaza at the community meeting held Thursday night.

But before Abramson could get through his presentation, the questions and suggestions kept coming from the ...

2017 Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market: 11th Season, 11 New Stands

CHATHAM, NJ -  Saturday, June 17th marks the return of the annual Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market. The 2017 season is the market’s 11th year of providing Fresh Jersey Produce and offering other local products to the Chatham community, operating from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. every Saturday until Nov. 18.

During its 11 years of operation, the Chatham Borough Farmers’ ...

2017 Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market: 11th Season, 11 New Stands

June 13, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ -  Saturday, June 17th marks the return of the annual Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market. The 2017 season is the market’s 11th year of providing Fresh Jersey Produce and offering other local products to the Chatham community, operating from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. every Saturday until Nov. 18.

During its 11 years of operation, the Chatham Borough Farmers’ ...

Chatham's 46th Annual Fishawack Festival Brings Back “Strawberry Shortcake Festival” After 15 Years

CHATHAM, NJ - For the first time in 15 years, the Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church will be reviving their Strawberry Shortcake Festival at the 46th Annual Fishawack Festival on Saturday, June 10th.

Members of the Ogden Memorial Church will be spending the morning of Fishawack chopping up fresh strawberries and perfecting their homemade strawberry shortcakes.The church’s goal is to bake ...

Chatham Girl Scouts Earn Prestigious Gold Award

June 22, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Fourteen Girl Scouts from Chatham received the prestigious Gold Award on Tuesday, June 14th at the Fish and Game Club. The club was packed with leaders, advisors, families, friends, local town dignitaries and fellow Girl Scouts who came together to honor these accomplished role models.

The Gold Award, which is celebrating it’s 100th birthday this year, is the highest honor ...

Chatham Jaycees Honors Britt for his 'Wonderful Life' of Distinguished Service

GILLETTE, NJ -  Tony Britt quips that every once in a while he turns to his wife, Irene, and declares that he feels like he's George Bailey, the character in one of his favorite movies.

Britt has lived in Chatham for 15 years and during that time he's made it his own "Bedford Falls" from the 1946 Frank Capra movie "It's a Wonderful Life," which stars Jimmy ...

2017 Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market: 11th Season, 11 New Stands

June 13, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ -  Saturday, June 17th marks the return of the annual Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market. The 2017 season is the market’s 11th year of providing Fresh Jersey Produce and offering other local products to the Chatham community, operating from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. every Saturday until Nov. 18.

During its 11 years of operation, the Chatham Borough Farmers’ ...

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A Cheer for the Parents and Grandparents Who Support Chatham High Baseball

June 9, 2017

To the Editor:

I am writing this as a tribute to the parents and grandparents of the boys participating in the Chatham High School Baseball program.

As a grandparent of 3 of the boys in the program, I attended many games this season, both home and away. The support given to the boys by this group was not only outstanding but beyond anything I've seen in all my years attending games and ...

Kent Place School Graduates Chatham Residents at 123rd Commencement

June 21, 2017

On Sunday, June 4, the Class of 2017 graduated at the 123rd Kent Place School Commencement. Among the 71 members of the Class of 2017 are Chatham residents Maris Zammataro, Maddie Gapusan, Audrey Godwin, Amelia Coffey, Julia McKay and Annika Gude.