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Chatham Football Bid to 'Whiteout' Hackettstown Falls Short on Cougar Night; Lonergan, Roos, Schelling TDs for Chatham

October 21, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - If only a "Whiteout" night meant that the Chatham football team could whiteout a few plays and replace them with more favorable results.

But that's not the way it works and Chatham found itself in a hole just 21 seconds into the game when Hackettstown's Zach Jastrzebski raced 68 yards for a touchdown.

Despite the rocky start, the Chatham team ...

Chatham Girls Tennis Tops Morristown, Randolph, Boosting Win Total to 13 for Season

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham defeated Morristown, 4-1, and then swept Randolph, 5-0, to improve its season record to 13-2 on Friday at Colony Courts.

Mumby Goal, Mueller Assist, McCabe Shutout Give Chatham Field Hockey its 10th Win in 1-0 Decision over Randolph

CHATHAM, NJ - Lauren Mumby scored off a feed from Julia Mueller to give Chatham a 1-0 field hockey win over Randolph on Friday at Haas Field.

Senior goalie Sarah McCabe made three saves in posting the shutout for Chatham (10-5-1).

Planner Topology Will Present Update on Post Office Plaza at Chatham Borough Council Meeting Monday, Answer Questions

October 21, 2018

Please note that at the Borough Council meeting on Monday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m., representatives from Topology will be provide an update on progress to date on the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment planning process since the public meetings held this past spring.

Topology will also provide an outline of the next steps and a timeline for the remainder of the redevelopment planning process. Our ...

Demographics Show Declining Enrollment in Elementary Schools, Rise in High School; No Adverse Effect from Development

October 16, 2018

CHATHAM,  NJ - Chatham pre-K to five student enrollment is on the decline, the high school population is expected to keep growing and possible housing developments at Post Office Plaza, Dixiedale Farm and the affordable housing at Skate Park will not have an adverse effect on the district.

Those conclusions were gleaned from the demographic analysis provided by Richard Grip of ...

Chatham and Summit Wrestling Teams to Combine Forces for Upcoming Season; NJSIAA Approves Cougars/Hilltopper Merger

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham will join Summit to form a combined wrestling team this winter, it was announced at the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night.

Peter Daquila, board administrator/secretary, revealed (see the video below) that the NJSIAA had approved the merger, according to communication with Bill Librera, Chatham assistant principal.

Daquila noted that ...

Chatham High Marching Band Closes Out Successful Season with First Place at Hanover Regional Band Tournament

The Chatham High Marching band, under the direction of Brian Conti, closed out its competitive season by winning first place at the Hanover Park Regional Tournament of Bands held on Saturday.

Chatham pulled out the championship with a score of 89.915, taking the trophy over the second-place team by 1/100th of a point, earning the top score among all Class A schools at the ...

Chatham Township Fire Department Among Those Responding As Barking Dog Saves Five from Fire in Berkeley Heights

October 18, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —  A barking dog sounded his own alarm shortly after midnight Thursday morning, alerting five sleeping people of trouble, as a fire swept through the first floor of their Putnam Avenue home.

All five escaped and were able to call 911 for help.

Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins gave the following account of the incident.

At 12:18 a.m., the Police ...

Chatham High "Non-Traditional" Sports Programs Recognized in Morris Essex Health & Life Magazine

October 17, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Board member Mary Chambers pointed out that Chatham High School is being lauded for the wide range of sports activities offered to its students in the latest issue of "Morris Essex Health & Life Magazine."

Chambers brought the magazine to the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday and highlighted some of the details (in the video below) presented in the ...

Young Jets Quarterback Sam Darnold is Draw at Legends Gallery in Chatham

October 16, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - There was a mutual moment of admiration for young Jets quarterback Sam Darnold and his four-year-old fan, Andrew Wexler, on Tuesday evening at Legends Gallery.

Darnold couldn't help but break out in a big smile when he was greeted by the Chatham youngster wearing a Jets hat and a Jets jersey with his number on it.

"I'm very excited," Matt Wexler, ...

Chatham High Marching Band Closes Out Successful Season with First Place at Hanover Regional Band Tournament

The Chatham High Marching band, under the direction of Brian Conti, closed out its competitive season by winning first place at the Hanover Park Regional Tournament of Bands held on Saturday.

Chatham pulled out the championship with a score of 89.915, taking the trophy over the second-place team by 1/100th of a point, earning the top score among all Class A schools at the ...

42nd Annual Morristown Craftmarket set for Friday-Sunday, Oct. 19-21 at the Morristown Armory

MORRISTOWN, NJ- The Morristown CraftMarket, now celebrating its 42nd consecutive year as a nationally acclaimed and charitable fine art and craft show featuring 160 gifted artists from over 25 states throughout the country, will be held Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21 at the Morristown Armory, 430 Western Avenue, Morristown, NJ.

The show hours are:

Friday, October 19, 5pm to ...

Chatham Borough Polling Sites for Nov. 6, 2018 Election

October 16, 2018

Chatham Borough has announced its polling places for the Nov. 6, 2018, election.

Residents will be voting at the Chatham Middle School, Chatham United Methodist Church, Lum Avenue School, Washington Avenue School and the Chatham Borough Fire House.

 

 

Chatham Key Club Raises Funds for Outreach Program at Chatham Farmers' Market

October 20, 2018

@CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Key Club has been raising funds to support "The Outreach Program" by selling treats at the Chatham Borough Farmers' Market on Saturdays.

A year ago, the CHS Key Club raised $14,500 and packaged 50,000 meals for families in need. This year, the goal is to raise $17,250 in order to provide 50,000 meals and also make a donation to the Community Food Bank ...

Planner Topology Will Present Update on Post Office Plaza at Chatham Borough Council Meeting Monday, Answer Questions

October 21, 2018

Please note that at the Borough Council meeting on Monday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m., representatives from Topology will be provide an update on progress to date on the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment planning process since the public meetings held this past spring.

Topology will also provide an outline of the next steps and a timeline for the remainder of the redevelopment planning process. Our ...

Demographics Show Declining Enrollment in Elementary Schools, Rise in High School; No Adverse Effect from Development

CHATHAM,  NJ - Chatham pre-K to five student enrollment is on the decline, the high school population is expected to keep growing and possible housing developments at Post Office Plaza, Dixiedale Farm and the affordable housing at Skate Park will not have an adverse effect on the district.

Those conclusions were gleaned from the demographic analysis provided by Richard Grip of ...

Post Office Plaza Plans to Be Unveiled at Oct. 22 Chatham Boro Council Mtg; Train Station Parking Fees to Go Up in 2019

CHATHAM, NJ - Council member Peter Hoffman, who sits on the Post Office Plaza steering committee, announced Tuesday night that prospective plans for the redevelopment of the plaza will be revealed at the Borough of Council meeting on Oct. 22.

Hoffman responded to a question about the redevelopment plans for Post Office Plaza during public commentary and said (see the video below) that Chatham ...

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, October 22 – Sunday, October 28, 2018

SCARY BOOK SALE

In the spirit of upcoming Halloween, if you could use more scare in your life, come to the library on Tuesday, October 23!  The Friends of The Library will hold a sale of spooky books and DVDs for children, teens and adults.  All titles $2 each!  See details in the listings below.

 

 

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, October 15 – Sunday, October 21, 2018

THEATER IN TOWN! Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy
The Hudson Shakespeare Company will present a production of Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy (with additions by William Shakespeare). Spain and Portugal have met a bitter end to their war. Don Andrea, a soldier slain in war, is sent to the underworld and meets the spirit of Revenge who agrees to help get revenge on Prince Balthazar.

Library of The Chathams: Join the Discussion!

October 21, 2018

The Library Board of Trustees invites you to participate in the development of our new three-year strategic plan.  Share your thoughts and ideas about the direction our library should take over the next three years.

Pick a session at the library:

Monday, October 22 at 10:30 am - for Senior Adults (ages 65 and above)
Monday, October 22 at 7 pm - for Adults ages ...

Friends and Neighbors, Dig Deep and Ask Hard Questions

October 21, 2018

To the Editor:

I would like to reference Peter Hoffman’s impassioned response to an earlier Letter to the Editor questioning if he is a true champion of diversity.

This sudden self-reflection is self-serving at best.  Would this chastened Peter Hoffman have surfaced had his questionable posts and comments not been made public?  Would this open-minded Peter Hoffman have ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 21

On this week’s AtlantiCast, see who has the cleanest hands in health care, find out how Atlantic Health System is training the next generation of health care professionals, Overlook Medical Center joins the robot revolution and much more!

 

Are You Ready to Review Your Will?

Last Will and Testaments are a critical component to ensure your assets are protected and pass to the people/organizations you intended. However, some simple Wills have limitations and they are important to point out:


Last Will and Testaments serve to protect your family and your hard-earned wealth. A well written Will minimizes estate and inheritance taxes, appoints a guardian for your ...

Obituaries

Aug 28, 1928 - Aug 29, 2018
Marie D. Panza, after her 90th birthday festivities on August 29th, was welcomed home by God for ...
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Autumn Air Conditioner Tune-Ups Just Make Sense

Last time we checked, it was barely the beginning of summer, and now it’s already autumn. How did your air conditioner hold up over the past few months? 

If you skipped having your system maintained in the spring or summer, it’s important make sure it’s still in good shape now so you can stay comfortable next season.

The number one cause of air conditioning and ...