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Chatham Emergency Squad Installs New Officers

Back from left to right: Jim Martin, Tom Patterson, Mike Lemons Steve Davenport. Front left to right: Rich Crater, Bryan McGookin, Missy Cotter, Evan Skinner, Joe Korkuch and Tim Brown.

The Chatham Emergency Squad (CES) held its annual Officer Installation Dinner Dance at the Madison Hotel in Convent Station on Saturday, February 11. The emergency squad is a volunteer organization providing emergency medical assistance and transport to Chatham Borough and Township residents and visitors 365 days a year. CES never charges for the service and is supported almost entirely through donations from the community.

Line officers this year are Captain Joe Korkuch, Operations Lieutenant Steve Davenport, Equipment Lieutenant Bryan McGookin and Training Lieutenant Mike Lemons.  Administrative Officers are President Rich Crater, Finance Vice President Tom Patterson, the Communications and Social VP Tim Brown, Facilities Vice President Jim Martin, Personnel Vice President Missy Cotter and Secretary Evan Skinner.

The Squad recognized several members for their years of service to the Chatham Emergency Squad including Rob Apati, Rich Crater and Sam Francis who have served for 15 years and Joe Korkuch and Jim Martin who have served for five years. Life Membership was bestowed upon Tim Brown, Mike Lemons, Teresa Binning and Matt Palmer for seven years of active service.

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This year the Dick Richards Award for Excellence was given to Sam Francis. This rarely given award recognizes Sam's significant contribution to the operational excellence that he has imparted on the Squad. 

Several Township and Borough officials attended as well as  representatives from the Police and Fire Departments and neighboring emergency squads.  This year, CES wishes to thank the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad for covering the Chathams for the evening.  

Said Communications and Social VP Tim Brown, "The hotel was a beautiful venue and everyone looked great; we always look forward to this once a year event to recognize our people."   





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


At the latest meeting of the Library of The Chathams Board of Trustees on February 27, Chatham Township Representative Kevin Sullivan administered the oath of office to Thomas E. Browne and Bill Holmes.  Welcome on board (pun intended), Tom and Bill!  Here is the complete list of current members:

Board of Trustees

Andy Hollander, ...

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, March 12 – Sunday, March 18, 2018


By Galina Natenzon

After the storm of the Annual Friends’ Book Sale (no, not the snowstorm), the library is returning to relative peace and quiet.  The sale continues with Bag Sale ($8 for a large bag of books) on Monday, Tuesday, and until most books are sold.

For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go ...

Proud of Chatham Township Residents During "Weather Events"

March 13, 2018

To the Editor

As I watch the next “Weather Event” cross my computer screen I am compelled not to roll my eyes in hopelessness to but reflect on the incredible response of helpfulness I have seen throughout the Chatham Township Community over the last several days. 

We are a rural community with dozen of miles of winding road yet we have seen our volunteer first ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!


Chatham Democrats Hold "Meet Mikie Sherrill" Event Wednesday at Charlie Brown's

March 18, 2018

Come out to meet Mikie Sherrill, a candidate for the 11th Congressional district, in Chatham Township this Wednesday night at Charlie Browns - this is a free event, open to the public.

Ms. Sherrill has been profiled in the New York Times, Politico, Rolling Stone, and Glamour Magazine and has been labled a "must watch" candidate. She is a Naval Academy graduate, veteran ...