Chatham Top Stories

February 23, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Evan Schmidt and Nick Meyer each scored a short-handed goal and Jack DeLetto was credited with three assists as Chatham skated past Millburn, 4-1, in the second round of the NJSIAA Public C state tournament on Friday at Mennen Sports Arena. Jack Williams scored in the first ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Molly Coyne had a sneak preview running through her mind of what might transpire when the Chatham-Madison girls ice hockey team faced off against Kent Place for the league championship last week. "I spend 20 minutes before each game visualizing how I'm going to play and where I'm ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Chatham fencers Sonia Julius, Katherine Xikes and Jonah Blanchard all won gold medals at the Montclair High Invitational Frosh-Soph fencing tournament held last week. The event provides opportunities for the freshmen and sophomore fencers from a dozen high schools to compete ...

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Dick Richards Award of Excellence Among Many Honors Bestowed During a Night of Celebrations On Saturday, Feb. 9 at a reception to install the newly elected officers of the Chatham Emergency Squad, the evening quickly turned to one of celebration, stories of heroism and profound admiration and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham senior captain Ryan Doherty acknowledged that it certainly wasn't the season he wanted, but he turned to count his blessings after his final boys basketball game as a Cougar on Tuesday night. "I'm happy, it's not the season I'd like to have or I thought we'd have," Doherty ...

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Chatham schools will be closed today (Wednesday) due to the current forecast and potential for dangerous conditions this afternoon (even with an early dismissal, buses run until about 1:30).

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CHATHAM, NJ - On February 19, 2019, Officers responded to St. Patrick’s School to investigate the discovery of a suspicious package. The children were sheltered in place and upon the arrival of the police, evacuated to an alternate location. The package, a factory sealed box containing firearm ...

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CHATHAM, NJ – East Park Builders and Chatham Township settled the legal action that began in July and all summonses were dismissed. The dispute, however, appears to have generated interest in revisiting last year’s request by the committee for the planning board to look at zoning issues related to ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - There are two challenges associated with the Chatham High School PTO's "Catwalk 2019 Road Trip". The first was to get one of the 16 coveted spots available for the seventh annual fashion design competition. "We opened up the registration at 11 a.m. and it was filled by 11:03 with ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ - Chatham's 4x400 relay team ran its second-fastest time to place second and Julian de Keyzer matched his personal record in the pole vault at the NJSIAA Group 3 Championship track and field meet held Saturday in the Bennett Center. Those five will represent Chatham at the Meet of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ – Last May, the township announced it had contracted with an organic company to provide lawn maintenance and management of all its fields. That was a pilot program, now it’s time to go out to bid for a longer-term contract. Committee member Tracy Ness pulled a resolution out of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ – Plans for a summer recreation camp are coming together. The camp, which would replace the long-standing Recreation Camp that canceled in 2017, would be held at the Colony Pool, if committee members approve. A presentation about the proposed camp was made by Dorothy Lee, a member of ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - After it was over, Joe Gaba couldn't help but talk about the love for each other that he sees in his Chatham girls basketball team. "I've had 12 teams get to the MCT final four and this team shows more love for each other than any team I've coached," Gaba said. The bond that ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ – No. 1 Chatham proved too fast and too deep for Scotch Plains-Fanwood as the Cougars reclaimed the NJSIAA North Jersey 2, Group B sectional crown from the Raiders by a margin of 98-72 at the Raritan Bay YMCA in Perth Amboy Friday night. Scotch Plains-Fanwood took the opening ...

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UNION, NJ - When Charlotte Crutchlow scored to tie the game in the third period for Kent Place, the anxiety naturally heightened for the Chatham-Madison girls ice hockey team. "I told the girls to be calm and play their game and everything will be all right," Chatison coach Kevin Hannon said.

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CHATHAM, NJ - His Chatham track coaches talk about certain athletic qualities Anthony Scerbo possesses that can't be coached, such as his instincts when it comes to the end of a race. But last Sunday, Cougar coaches Patrick Barry and Nick DeSantis discovered that Scerbo could be coached with a ...

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Chatham High School junior Petra Zadroga was recognized as a semi-finalist in the Lake Effect National High School Poetry Contest, sponsored by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Behrend and by Penn State Barnes & Noble University Bookstores. Petra said, “My ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Sophomore guard Tess Ford dropped in a 3-pointer with 35 seconds left to give Chatham the lead for good in its 39-35 girls basketball victory over Mendham that clinched the conference title on Wednesday night. Shannon Donohoe threw the kick-out pass to Ford, who drained the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Observers of the Chatham boys ice hockey team might assume that the Cougars were down after their 1-0 loss to Randolph in the Mennen Cup semifinals on Wednesday night. But senior Colin Pierce refuses to waver from his belief that the current Chatham team can make a run in the ...

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Chatham schools will operate on a two-hour delayed opening schedule Wednesday, February 13. Morning kindergarten and pre-kindergarten sessions are canceled.   Morning pre-K and kindergarten sessions are canceled. Thank you. Delayed Opening Hours Chatham High School – 9:40 AM Chatham ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council voted, 5-1, to introduce an ordinance that will allow for the hiring of Class III Special Law Enforcement Officers who would be licensed to carry guns in Chatham Schools on Monday night. Council member Jocelyn Mathiasen cast the dissenting ...

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The Chatham Girls Swimming defeated Summit in the Sectional Semifinals on Monday, moving on to the finals against Scotch Plains Fanwood in the NJSIAA State Tournament. Sara Barrett placed first in the 200 Free; Hailey Harkins finished first in the 200 IM; Olivia Polemeni won the 50 and the 100 ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Vince DeNave, Chatham Borough engineer, and planning board vice chair Matt Wagner gave an update on the progress of the Post Office Plaza redevelopment plans at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night. DeNave reported that at a special meeting set for Wednesday, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Steve Williams, Chatham Borough administrator, gave a storm update at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night. See his remarks in the video below.  

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons introduced two new probationary police officers - Kyle W. Czerniak and Howard "Reid" Craig - who were sworn in at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night. The hiring of the two new officers increases the ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ - Jessica Vespasiano anchored the winning 4x400 relay and also placed fourth in the 400-meter dash for Chatham at the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 track & field championships held Sunday in the Bennett Center. The Chatham girls finished seventh overall in the ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ - Anthony Scerbo set a personal record in winning the 800-meter race at the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 indoor track meet, helping Chatham finish third as a team Sunday at the Bennett Center. Scerbo clocked 2:00.11 in winning the 800 while Cougar teammates Sam ...

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ROCKAWAY, NJ - The message from Chatham coach Joe Gaba after his CHS girls basketball team defeated Montville in the quarterfinals of the Morris County Tournament was to enjoy the accomplishment. Top-seeded Chatham, the defending MCT champion. is headed back to the county semifinals for the ...

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Full-Day Kindergarten Announcement The School District of the Chathams is pleased to offer an inaugural full-day kindergarten option for the 2019-2020 school year. A child must have turned five-years of age by October 1 to be eligible for admission. Forty-eight (48) slots will be available on a ...

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