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September 26, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- When Jax Ulbrich bolted 53 yards for his third touchdown of the game to give Chatham a 29-point lead with 34 seconds left in the third quarter, even head coach Evan Picariello admitted he thought to himself "We've got this." It took Montville a little more than a minute to wipe ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Fishawack is organized by the MyChathamNJ Advisory Committee and was first held back in 1971. Back then, a local Chamber of Commerce organized a sidewalk sale day, called Fishawack Day, which was eventually adopted by Fishawack Inc., a governing body of volunteers who turned it into ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Longtime Chatham Jaycees mover and shaker Bill Heap finally got to see his name on top at the 4-mile Chatham Jaycees Fishawack race on Saturday when his nephew, Jason Heap, crossed first in 24.32.72. The 38-year-old Morristown resident averaged 6:08 per mile to finish ahead of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham began to bring Main Street back to life on Friday with the first of three days of its Fishawack Festival, marking the 50th year of the event, which has been sidelined the last two years by the pandemic. There is a full slate of activities scheduled for Saturday, starting ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Mary Weichert had a constant smile on her face at Frames on Main/Legends Gallery on Friday afternoon. The longtime Chatham resident, one of the major sponsors of the Retro Fishawack Festival that is marking its 50th year, came out to see the signing event featuring Mets icon ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Township Police Department continued to be recognized as one of the best department's in the state, receiving its second NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police accreditation at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee on Thursday night. Harry J. Delgado, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- True to her colors, Dorothy "Dot" Stillinger wasn't content to sit back and receive the accolades for the 23 years of dedication she performed as a member of the Chatham Township Environmental Commission. She took the opportunity to tout the accomplishments of others in the CTEC ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Gabe Toledo says he's aware of the pressure that comes with high expectations for his senior year of Chatham soccer. His teammates know it, too, because he's been taking the pressure off them whenever he has the ball at his feet. "He's a crucial part of our team," Cougar teammate ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The latest student wellness survey showed that Chatham students in Grades 6-12 are not getting enough sleep and that there was a "dramatic increase" in depression, according to the report given at the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night. Lisa Lattarulo and Karen ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- When Chatham girls soccer coach Gary Adair looks into the future, he calculates what this young group of Cougars can become - and he likes what he sees. But Adair was faced with the fact that the team he envisions in the future might not be that far away. Especially when he had to ...

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CHATHAM, NJ --Junior forward Brooke DiBiase netted her third and fourth goals of the season as the Chatham field hockey team earned a 3-3 tie with Morristown on Monday at Haas Field. DiBiase scored her second goal of the game for Chatham (3-1-1) in the third period to pull the Cougars even at ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- It was only a matter of seconds before Chatham football coach Evan Picariello changed the subject in his post-game message to his undefeated team following a decisive 35-0 win at Mendham Friday night. Picariello wanted the Cougars to enjoy the win but he also wanted them to pivot ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham resident Curt Ritter still gets choked up about it when he gives his annual address at the "Out of the Darkness Walk", which was held for the sixth straight year at Cougar Field on Saturday. The former Chatham Township mayor and the co-chair of what is now the Morris ...

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MENDHAM, NJ -- It's been a while. Ten years to be exact. The Chatham football team's 35-0 win over Mendham on Friday night made them the first Cougar team to start the season 3-0 since 2011. Senior Jax Ulbrich rushed for three touchdowns, two in the third quarter, to highlight the Chatham ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham High seniors Andrew Furst, Pranav Venugopal, and Sebastian Wu have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. “Congratulations to our students who have been recognized as NMSP Semifinalists," Darren Groh, CHS principal, said. "Only a select group of students are ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The notion that the Decker family is known only for their lacrosse prowess was smashed to pieces last Saturday at Cougar Field. Chatham senior Cullen Decker did just about everything one person can do on a football field vs. Jefferson by running, passing, catching, tackling and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- There were subtle signs that Chatham was a different boys soccer team with midfielder Brian Babovic back in action. The senior made his return from injury an emphatic one in the 69th minute with a 27-yard riser on the run that hit the net and capped Chatham's 3-0 boys soccer upset ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz reported that there was a Covid-related death in the borough last week, bringing the total deaths since the pandemic began to 11 in Chatham Borough. In health department reported issued on Wednesday, there were eight new virus cases in ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- There was a police presence at 26 Red Road on Tuesday afternoon for the final day of filming of "Jules" in Chatham Borough as both the local police and the actors wearing police uniforms shared the same road. The indoor scenes at 26 Red Road are completed and the film crew ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- An overflow crowd of Chatham Borough residents came to get answers about the redevelopment of Post Office Plaza on Monday night, with many being unable to enter the council chambers because of Covid-19 restrictions that limited the public to 25 attendees. Chatham Borough Mayor ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Scenes for the production of the feature film "Jules" are being shot at 26 Red Road in Chatham Borough. Apple Slice Productions, LLC, is filming scenes in New Jersey over the months of September and October. In Chatham, scenes with two actors were filmed on Monday, Sept. 13, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Bob Penn has vivid memories from his participation at Ground Zero on the day of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Saturday night he wore the same fireman's shirt that he had on 20 years ago at the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony held in Memorial Park. The Chatham ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- In the week leading up to Chatham's first home game of the season, head coach Evan Picariello added some new plays to the offensive scheme and all the new plays involved senior receiver Cullen Decker. Decker had the game of his life in taking a "Jet Sweep" into the end zone with a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The way things were going in the game, Chatham goalie Sam Paone's message at halftime to Cougar teammate Gabe Toledo was that he may get only one chance to score. Paone was right about the scarcity of opportunities and Toledo made his one chance count in the 60th minute of a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Township Committee voted, 3-2, to introduce an ordinance that would regulate the growth of bamboo and Japanese Knotweed on private property at its regular meeting held Thursday night. Chatham Township Mayor Stacey Ewald, Deputy Mayor Kathy Abbott and committee member ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ -- When Chatham field hockey coach Kaitlin Leyden needed a goal to break open a scoreless game in overtime, she went to her defense. Defender Maddie Engelkraut was inserted into the game as a forward early in the overtime period and the junior knocked home a centering pass from Emmy ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham High Athletic Department is asking that spectators arrive early for the 9/11 Ceremony scheduled before the Cougar football game vs. Jefferson at Cougar Field on Saturday. Those wishing to view the ceremony that will recognize Chatham First Responders and remember the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Township Mayor Stacey Ewald reported on Thursday night that 98% percent of adults in the township has had at least one dose of a vaccine and that 91% of adults 18-and-over have been fully vaccinated. "Vaccinations have gone up, which is great," Ewald said. "Adults ...

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SUCCASUNNA, NJ -- Remmey McEnroe opened the girls soccer season for Chatham with a game suitable for framing.  The junior midfielder put herself inside the frame of the goal and that led to two goals and an assist, sparking Chatham's 4-2 girls soccer victory over Roxbury on Thursday at Horseshoe ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- For all the talk about the instincts and athletic ability Jax Ulbrich showed in the very first football game of his life last Saturday when Chatham opened against Orange, his post-game moves were just as impressive. The Cougar senior running back instinctively gave credit to his ...

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