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November 13, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- Veterinarian Jusztina Siegrist volunteered her time on Sunday morning to administer free rabies shots for the dogs and cats of Chatham Borough residents inside the firehouse. Council member Len Resto, in charge of cleanup duty, were among the volunteers with members of health ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ -- Chatham senior Ryan Beegle, running his final high school cross-country race, clocked 16:05 in placing 12th out of 166 runners competing in the NJSIAA boys cross-country Meet of Champions held Saturday at Holmdel Park. The 2022 Chatham team gained entry into the race as a "wild ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The annual reminder that "freedom isn't free" continued despite wet conditions on Friday when the Green Village Fire Department held its annual ceremony to honor those who served - past and present - on Veterans Day at the triangle in Green Village. Janet Doherty, a member of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Abby Droner didn't hesitate when asked about her hobbies, it was a one-word answer: soccer. Anyone watching the Chatham High sophomore play for the Cougar girls varsity lately, knows that playing soccer is more than a casual hobby for her.  "I just love it so much," she said.

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Eight Chatham student-athletes made commitments on national signing day Wednesday to continue their athletic careers in track & field, rowing, soccer and lacrosse next year at NCAA Division 1 universities. Ella Bogue has applied to Brown University, where she plans to join the ...

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FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ -- Chatham first-year girls soccer coach Anthony Correale recently saw the Group 3 state rankings that were published a few weeks back and his team was nowhere to be found in the top 10. "We proved a lot of people wrong about where we should be," Correale said. That point ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Democrats took all four seats available in respective races for Chatham Township Committee and the Borough of Chatham Council, according to the unofficial results posted by the Morris County Clerk's election website on Tuesday night. Stacey Ewald was re-elected to the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa gave a brief update on the plan he revealed in September that would bring full-day kindergarten to Chatham and shift fifth graders to the middle school at the regular meeting of the BOE held Monday night in the CHS Auditorium. LaSusa reported ...

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ALLENDALE, NJ -- Chatham played some of its best field hockey in the second half of its games in 2022, and Monday's state tournament contest vs. Northern Highlands was no exception. Unfortunately for the Cougars, Northern Highlands built a two-goal lead in the first half and was able to hold on ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa is set to give an update on the potential school reconfiguration plan, according to the agenda for the Chatham Board of Education meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday in the CHS Auditorium. The full BOE agenda can be viewed HERE

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CHATHAM, NJ -- When Abby Droner got ready to take the free kick near the touchline from just outside the 18-yard-box, a calm came over the Chatham sophomore. She was about to hit a sitting ball like she had done in countless practice sessions and during games taking corner kicks. "I always ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The emotions ranged from shock to relief when Allie McCaffrey and Brooke DiBiase scored two of the biggest goals of the 2022 field hockey state tournament for Chatham on Friday at Haas Field. Sophomore McCaffrey came off the bench to give Chatham a lift with her first varsity ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Alex Weng and Trevor Sherman, both Chatham High seniors, have been named Governor's STEM Scholars for the 2022-2023 school year. Weng and Sherman are among the 128 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) high school and college students to earn the distinction this year ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- No one would ever describe Paige Droner as "off the wall", not even a little. But a connection could definitely be made with the skill she's developed in relation to controlling a bouncing soccer ball that has been hit off a wall. The saying that "you don't get a second chance to ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian K. Gibbons released a letter to "residents, business owners and visitors" on Wednesday, disputing that there is a "substantial rise" in property crime in the borough and releasing detailed crime statistics from 2014 to the present. Chief Gibbons ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Maybe next year, the Chatham girls soccer banquet will be held at a later date, so that the tales of the entire season can be recounted. The Cougars made for a premature gathering on Tuesday evening when they defeated Cranford, 2-1, in the afternoon at Cougar Field, extending ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Anna DeCesare and Emmy Chazen scored two goals apiece as Chatham rolled to its 10th straight field hockey win, 8-0 vs. Middletown North in the opening round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 state tournament on Tuesday at Haas Field. No. 3 seed Chatham (15-1-1) will ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- It's one of the best days of the year for young children and it puts smiles on the faces of parents and grandparents, too. The annual Washington Avenue School Halloween Parade, joined in by St. Patrick's School and ECLC students, was back on Monday and the weather couldn't ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham football seniors Brendan and Peter Boyd are identical twins and luckily for the opposition, they are required to wear different uniform numbers on the football field to tell them apart. As it was, No. 22 Brendan Boyd and No. 28 Peter Boyd were doubly effective in their ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Alex Donoghue was shy about taking credit for her first career varsity goal, pointing to the efforts of Abby Droner and Paige Droner to make it happen. Fortunately for top-seeded Chatham, the freshman midfielder wasn't timid about getting forward to volley home Abby Droner's ...

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CLARK, NJ -- The top five runners from Chatham finished before the top five from any other team, but it wasn't enough to overcome some faster individual times as the Cougars placed third in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 race held Saturday at Oak Ridge Park. Ryan Beegle placed third ...

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WAYNE, NJ -- Chatham assistant football coach Brian Nagy brought everything back into focus when he wheeled senior Flynn Decker and his broken leg into the final post-game huddle of the 2022 season. Decker, injured the week before, stayed with the team until the end and got to have his final say ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Four candidates running for office in Chatham Borough and Chatham Township in the Nov. 8 election gave opening and closing statements and answered six questions about how they would govern on Thursday evening at the Library of the Chathams. The event organized by the Republican ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Jackson Hodges would make an annual plea to his parents, begging them to allow him to play youth tackle football in Chatham. Each year he was rebuffed until he finally came up with a logical argument that his parents couldn't dismiss. He told them that he needed to play in 8th ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The first sign that the top-seeded Chatham girls soccer team wasn't going to take its opponent lightly came 29 seconds into the game. That's how long it took senior Remmey McEnroe to score off a pass from classmate Ashley Kiernan (see below) as the Cougars went on to open the ...

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Dear Chatham Borough Residents and Taxpayers,  This newsletter provides a brief summary of the current state of the Borough, including an overview of the municipal budget along with an update on municipal initiatives and other matters, which may be of interest to you.  The chief goal of our ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Township Committee voted, 3-1, to pass a resolution that supports state legislation that will "increase penalties for car thefts and for leaders of car theft trafficking networks" at is regular meeting on Tuesday night. Specifically, the committee is supporting "Senate ...

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CAMBRIDGE, MASS. -- Chatham High senior Ella Bogue was part of the winning gold medal four-person boat, representing the Nereid Boat Club in the 55th running of the "Head of the Charles Regatta" held over the weekend. Bogue teamed up with Garden State rowers Mikaela Voinov, a senior from ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The state blindsided New Jersey municipalities, including Chatham Borough, with a 20% healthcare insurance rate hike in September it was revealed at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night. The state health benefits commission voted to increase its health benefit ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Letters informing Chatham Borough residents of the revaluation of their home and property will be arriving in November. Jason Cohen of Appraisal Systems, Inc., and Therese DePierro, Chatham Borough tax assessor, gave an update and answered questions from the mayor and council on ...

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