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Chatham Borough Health Officer Announces Seventh Covid-19 Related Death

May 30, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough announced that its Coronavirus-related deaths had reached seven and that a total of 57 borough residents had tested positive for the virus.

Those were the statistics reported by the borough health officer for the period of May 12 through May 30. The average age of positive cases in the borough is 52.

The full announcement is below:

Our Chatham Borough Health ...

Murphy: Childcare Centers, Summer Camps and Youth Sports Can Reopen; Targets June 12 for Return of Worship Services

TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are:

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July ...

District Planning for 'In-Person' Graduation Ceremony for Chatham High Class of 2020 Behind CHS on July 7

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa confirmed that plans are underway to hold an in-person graduation ceremony for Chatham High's Class of 2020 on July 7 behind the high school.

"We are planning for a graduation ceremony on July 7 at CHS, assuming that the guidelines and rules that Governor Murphy lays out tomorrow enable us to do so," LaSusa said. "We ...

Chatham's Thomas Wolf, a Senior Student-Athlete at Pingry, is Headed to Play Baseball at Carleton College

May 31, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - Thomas Wolf, a senior student-athlete at Pingry and a Chatham resident, will continue to play baseball at NCAA Division III Carleton College in Minnesota.

Alec Gironda Named Chatham High's 2020 NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year

CHATHAM, NJ - Alec Gironda has been named Chatham High's 2020 NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Gironda was a three-sport athlete for Chatham High, competing in cross-country, indoor track and outdoor track. He's been a varsity performer for each of his four years across all three seasons at CHS, earning a spot in the Chatham Athletic Boosters' "100% Club" with 12 ...

Chatham Residents High and Readlinger Honored as 2020 Scholar-Athletes by the Greater Morris National Football Foundation

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High senior Liam High and Delbarton senior Jack Readlinger, also from Chatham, were both honored as Scholar-Athletes by the Greater Morris National Football Foundation during a virtual awards ceremony held Sunday.

High played defensive back and receiver for the Cougars. Readlinger played defensive end for the Green Wave. Both grew up playing Chatham Youth Football ...

Chatham Borough Mayor, Police Chief Make Joint Statement on Floyd Death; Plan Virtual Town Hall on Police Accountability

June 1, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz and Police Chief Brian Gibbons issued a joint statement on the death of George Floyd and pledged to hold a virtual town meeting on the subject in the near future.

"In the coming days, we will announce a virtual town hall with members of the police department and elected officials where residents can learn more about how we operate and ...

Murphy: Childcare Centers, Summer Camps and Youth Sports Can Reopen; Targets June 12 for Return of Worship Services

TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are:

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July ...

Chatham Township Committee Introduces Rezoning of Hillside Avenue; Officially Preserves Skate Park; Shows Group Home Plans

CHATHAM, NJ - In a virtual meeting that lasted more than four hours, the Chatham Township Committee introduced an ordinance to rezone 344 Hillside Avenue; officially preserved the area known as the Skate Park, and presented plans for affordable housing Group Homes on Thursday evening.

The rezoning of 344 Hillside Avenue will pave the way for the acquisition of land that will be turned into a ...

Chatham Mahoney Brothers Transition from Lacrosse to Open 'Seal & Deal' Driveway Seal Coating and Power Washing Business

May 16, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - Danny Mahoney has earned a reputation as a leader and a competitor during his Chatham High sports career, captaining two Cougar teams and playing in three state championship games.

Mahoney's service as a captain for the 2020 Cougar lacrosse team came to an abrupt end because of the Coronavirus pandemic, but the senior has pivoted into forming a family business with his ...

Chatham Spotlight On: Scoops-The Chatham Creamery

Mother's Day is almost here.   Make mom happy by picking up one of Scoops' beautiful Mother's Day Pie's.  Scoops is offering two sizes for Mother's Day, a Small Bouquet or a Full-Sized Bouquet.

Orders can be placed on our website: Chathamscoops.com or by calling 973-507-9223. 

 

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Chatham Superintendent Gives End-of-the-Year Message to Parents; No Concrete Plans Yet on 'Resumption of School'

June 2, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa sent a message to parents on "year-end topics" and the possible changes coming in the future on Tuesday in an email.

LaSusa speculates on changes that may be coming in the 2020-2021 school year, but stressed that they are only his opinion at this time.

His full message to parents can be read below:

Dear Parent,

We ...

Chatham School District Loses $307K in Gov. Murphy's Revised State Aid as Pandemic Hits Budget; Still a $143,144 Increase

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham School District will receive $307,296 fewer dollars in state aid in Gov. Phil Murphy's announced revision. Even with the reduction, Chatham will still be receiving $143,144 more than a year ago.

Gov. Murphy reduced the state aid he had budgeted for in February because of the Coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the state budget. Chatham is one of 375 districts ...

District Planning for 'In-Person' Graduation Ceremony for Chatham High Class of 2020 Behind CHS on July 7

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa confirmed that plans are underway to hold an in-person graduation ceremony for Chatham High's Class of 2020 on July 7 behind the high school.

"We are planning for a graduation ceremony on July 7 at CHS, assuming that the guidelines and rules that Governor Murphy lays out tomorrow enable us to do so," LaSusa said. "We ...

Chatham Borough Mayor, Police Chief Make Joint Statement on Floyd Death; Plan Virtual Town Hall on Police Accountability

June 1, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz and Police Chief Brian Gibbons issued a joint statement on the death of George Floyd and pledged to hold a virtual town meeting on the subject in the near future.

"In the coming days, we will announce a virtual town hall with members of the police department and elected officials where residents can learn more about how we operate and ...

Livestream Exercise Classes From the Madison Area YMCA; June 1-7

June 1, 2020

MADISON, NJ -  The Madison Area YMCA is offering free live stream group exercise classes. Due to the facility closures, the YMCA has added virtual classes each week.

"We are excited to offer live Group Exercise classes virtually", said Y staff. " These are free for members and our non-members. No equipment needed, just your computer or cell phone to livestream ...

Murphy to Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

Overlook Discharges 700th COVID-19 Patient to Recovery

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, announced Wednesday that it discharged its 700th patient treated for COVID-19 -- a woman from Union Township -- back to recovery last week.

The efforts of Atlantic Health System and its team members on the front lines of healthcare, the embrace of precautions such as social distancing by ...

The TM Ward Coffee Company: A 28-year Chatham Tradition

June 2, 2020

The TM Ward Coffee Company: A 28-year Chatham Tradition

By Mary Tunny Weichert

--- May 18, 2020

If you’re one of many people whose morning routine includes a delicious hot cup of coffee from a local café, you might find it difficult to imagine a time when coffee shops weren’t the norm. Until the mid 1960s, however, coffee cafés and coffee bars were almost ...

Murphy: Childcare Centers, Summer Camps and Youth Sports Can Reopen; Targets June 12 for Return of Worship Services

TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are:

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July ...

Morris County Business Owners and Legislators Launch 'UnLock New Jersey' to Open Up Businesses

MORRISTOWN, NJ - “Unlock New Jersey” was launched today by an expanding group of business owners, civic leaders, elected officials and concerned citizens who presented Governor Phil Murphy with a proposal to responsibly and decisively unlock his COVID19 shut-down of Garden State businesses.

The plan was the result of a town hall meeting of more than 30 small business owners from ...

Two Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events Set for June

May 29, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ – Two hazardous waste drop-off events will be held in June at the Public Safety Training Academy.

Due to the COVID-19-related cancelation of its May 16 household hazardous waste event, the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has decided to add an additional drop-off event in June, with disposal days now set for June 13 and June 28, both to be held at the Morris ...

Morris County Schedules June Date for Hazardous Household Waste Drop Off Event

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has announced that a Hazardous Household Waste Drop Off Event will be held on June 13. 

The utility announced the cancelation of the May 16 date due to the coronavirus.

"The event is being cancelled out of an abundance of caution to protect the health of county residents and MUA staff, while adhering to state ...

Chatham 'Solidarity & Unity' March is Canceled

June 3, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - The "Solidarity & Unity" march organized by Chatham residents in honor of George Floyd on Saturday has been canceled. 

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A Week at the Library of the Chathams Monday, June 1 – Sunday, June 7, 2020

Teen Art Contest! Imagine Your Story

We believe that creating art is a wonderful way to express how you are feeling at this time.  Whether you consider yourself a doodler or a true artist, we invite you to submit pictures of your creations for our Teen Art Contest.  Submissions will be displayed on the library's Facebook page and will be voted on by the public.  Winners ...

A Week at the Library of the Chathams Monday, May 25 – Sunday, May 31, 2020

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The Dow Hits 25,000 While Covid-19 Deaths Surpass 100,000: Do You Say Buy or Bye to the Market Now?

The stock market has done the one thing nearly all the pundits said was impossible: making a V-shaped recovery.  The stock market, as measured by the S&P 500, has soared nearly 40% since the apparent bottom, March 23.  The market is now up on a year over year basis and is down only about 6% year to date.

Yet, the economic and medical prospects are, at best, dicey.  On the ...

Consumer Defensive Stocks – A Safe Port in the Storm?

As the Coronavirus grips much of the world, global travel and commerce have come to a screeching halt.  The last thing people want to think about is getting on an airplane, checking into a hotel or spending money on the latest fashions.  They are concerned about sourcing food, cleaning supplies, and the holy grail – toilet paper. 

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Financial Action Steps to Take Now

Covid-19 has us all feeling afraid and helpless.  Between health worries and economic uncertainty, it’s easy to feel as though there is nothing we can control.  However, just as we can shelter in place, social distance, and practice good hygiene, so there are concrete financial steps to take now to get us through this and position ourselves for Covid-19’s ...

IRS reminder: June 15 tax deadline postponed to July 15 for taxpayers who live and work abroad

June 3, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded people who live and work abroad that they have until Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to file their 2019 federal income tax return and pay any tax due. The usual deadline is June 15.

The additional time was included in a wide range of Coronavirus-related relief announced in early April. The postponement generally applies to all taxpayers ...

An Open Letter to the Faculty and Staff of Chatham Day School

June 3, 2020

To the Editor:

I can’t sleep tonight.

There are a lot of reasons why one might have trouble sleeping these days. Fear of the virus. Fear for our families. Fear for our school. Ambiguity is everywhere, and it is exhausting to have to worry about the future, and all of the people in our orbit, at all times.

But I can’t sleep tonight because I have been reading and thinking ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

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It is with our deepest regrets that we announce the passing of Stanislawa Z. Rosnowski M.D. on May ...
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Clinton NJ Vegan Café Pays it Forward by Preparing Meals for the Community & Essential Workers

June 3, 2020

CLINTON, NJ -- Tara Stone, Owner of Grounded for Life Cafe, recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning show on News 12 Plus, where she spoke to Host Stephanie Willoughby about her experiences as a small business owner navigating the pandemic. 

Stone described Grounded for Life as a plant-based restaurant “borne from a need to bring healthy and compassionate food, ...