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The Chatham Emergency Squad is Half Way to Their Annual Fund Drive Goal

Susan Kessel and Walter Francis, co-owners of Chatham Print & Design, display a thank you letter from the Chatham Emergency Squad for their generous donation. Also included is Phoebe and Robin Hoppe.
On May 8th more than 8,000 letters will be mailed to the Chatham Community –
residents, businesses, religious organizations and service organizations – to bolster
the 2017 funding campaign for the Chatham Emergency Squad. The Squad is an all-
volunteer organization (funded primarily by donations) which provides emergency
medical assistance and transport for Chatham Borough and Township residents and
Signed by the CES President Rich Crater and Captain Joe Korkuch, the letter tells the
Chatham community the story of the Squad, which is one of dedication and
volunteerism serving 24/7, 365 days a year, by 58 trained and certified EMTs. These
letters originally went out on January 17th; this is our follow up mailing which
includes a brief note asking that if you haven’t already donated this year, to consider
doing so. If you have already donated, the Squad certainly appreciates it. The Squad
reports it is half way towards its annual fund drive goal.
While funding every year is essential to the Squad, 2017, 2018 and 2019 are critical
in order to support the purchase of a new ambulance and 3 power stretchers, which
are essential to provide safe transfer of patients (and insuring the safety of EMTs).
The Chatham Emergency Squad never charges for its services (in 2016 , almost
1,100 emergency calls were handled).
The Squad members ask that you be on the lookout for this letter, or visit their
website ( to learn more or make a donation.
Thank you from all of the Squad members!

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, June 18 – Sunday, June 24, 2018

Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend


By Galina Natenzon

This week we are wrapping up our first session of ESL classes.  Stay tuned, we are planning a fall session to start in September.  New students are welcome to enroll!  This is the last week of calm and quiet at the library before our summer reading ...

Angie's Owners Want to Thank Their Chatham Customers

June 14, 2018

To the Editor:

We want to thank our customers and the entire community for their support and devotion to our business. Our last day of business will be July 31.

rWe will miss all the friends that we have developed over the past 26 years. Wishing everyone much success and happiness in the future.


Louiza and Jimmy Poulimenos

P.S. "Until we meet ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 16

Summer is in the air, and the latest episode of AtlantiCast is ready to help you enjoy some fun outdoors while staying safe! This week’s episode opens with tips for sunscreen usage from Atlantic Health System’s Chief Medical and Academic Officer, Dr. Jan Schwarz-Miller. You’ll also learn about how Atlantic Health System is advancing the future of health care through ...

Lafayette School Receives 'Hope' Award from Community Foodbank of New Jersey

June 20, 2018

An award was given to Lafayette School on Saturday evening, June 16, at the Community Foodbank of New Jersey's annual Blue Jean Ball.

Lafayette School was one of 13 groups and individuals to receive the HOPE Award. Fourteen years ago Jim Donough, a fifth grade Lafayette teacher, started the Lafayette School and Community Foodbank partnership. In those 14 years, ...

Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

As the summer temperatures rise, home cooling costs rise as well. But there are ways to help save money without sweating the heat:

To increase your cooling system’s efficiency by as much as 20%, get it checked out for summer.  A technician will clean the condenser, make sure you have the optimal amount of refrigerant, and ensure the airflow over the coil is ...