Chatham's Kirton Wins Girls Group 3 Sectional Track Title in High Hurdles

Simone Kirton won the Group 3 sectional championship in the high hurdles Credits: TAP Chatham

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Junior Simone Kirton won 100-meter high hurdles championship with a time of 14.62 on Day 2 of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 girls track meet held Saturday at Ridge High School.

Rashida Haye placed fourth in the 100-meter high hurdles for Chatham in 15.88.

Chatham's 4x100 relay team of Rashida Haye, Leila Kirton, Julia Shehadi and Simone Kirton placed fifth in 51.41.

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Other top Chatham performances:

3200m-Abbie Bigham 7th place in12:03
400m-Nicki Smizaski PR of 60.93
Javelin-Natasha Greeve PR of 74-9
200m-Julia Shehadi PR of 27.89 and Brigid Horan PR of 28.47
400mIH-Noelle Bessette PR of 70.64

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


By Galina Natenzon

Friends of the Library are continuing their book collection in preparation for Annual Book Sale.  Kids are off from school on Monday for Presidents’ Day – bring them to the library!  We have plenty for them to do.  For adults, Professor Licklider’s second lecture on North Korea will take place on Tuesday.  The ...

Imagine a Chatham Toboggan Ride from the Top of Fairmount Avenue to Main Street

Did you know….
there was a time when Chatham kids could ice skate from downtown Chatham all the way to Florham Park? And that a toboggan ride could last from the top of Fairmount Avenue down to Main Street and beyond?

Those were the days!

This was back in the early to mid-1900s. The Passaic River meandered through grassy meadows and woods on the north side of Chatham. The marshy ...


February 20, 2018

To the Editor,

I told my daughter I needed to write about gun violence. Know what she told me? “Mom, be sure you’re not too polarizing. People won’t listen.” She’s right. At age eleven she’s figured out that we adults need to be reminded how to speak to one another in order to fix a problem. But I have hope and belief that we can fix that discourse in our ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

Adults Who Interact With Teens Offered Free Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

February 23, 2018

With teenage suicide rates on an upswing, a barrage of tragedies in the news, and the heightened pressures of adolescence in a media-frenzied world, it’s more important than ever for caring adults to know how to intervene effectively.

Morris County again this year is funding Youth Mental Health First Aid training through NewBridge Services for adults who regularly interact with children ...