Chatham Top Stories

June 4, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - Four years ago, Andrew Bergman and Ryan Drum started their varsity careers by helping the 2017 Chatham baseball team reach the state sectional final. Cougar coach Todd Leathers is now saying his goodbyes to Bergman, who played first base and pitched, and outfielder/catcher ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The "Solidarity & Unity" march organized by Chatham residents in honor of George Floyd on Saturday has been canceled. 

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa sent a message to parents on "year-end topics" and the possible changes coming in the future on Tuesday in an email. LaSusa speculates on changes that may be coming in the 2020-2021 school year, but stressed that they are only his opinion at ...

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The TM Ward Coffee Company: A 28-year Chatham Tradition By Mary Tunny Weichert --- May 18, 2020 If you’re one of many people whose morning routine includes a delicious hot cup of coffee from a local café, you might find it difficult to imagine a time when coffee shops weren’t the norm.

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham School District will receive $307,296 fewer dollars in state aid in Gov. Phil Murphy's announced revision. Even with the reduction, Chatham will still be receiving $143,144 more than a year ago. Gov. Murphy reduced the state aid he had budgeted for in February because ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz and Police Chief Brian Gibbons issued a joint statement on the death of George Floyd and pledged to hold a virtual town meeting on the subject in the near future. "In the coming days, we will announce a virtual town hall with members of the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures. Youth summer programs will also ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough announced that its Coronavirus-related deaths had reached seven and that a total of 57 borough residents had tested positive for the virus. Those were the statistics reported by the borough health officer for the period of May 12 through May 30. The average age of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are: Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - In a virtual meeting that lasted more than four hours, the Chatham Township Committee introduced an ordinance to rezone 344 Hillside Avenue; officially preserved the area known as the Skate Park, and presented plans for affordable housing Group Homes on Thursday evening. The ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - A 2016 Range Rover Sport vehicle was stolen from a residence on Edgewood Road Tuesday night, according to Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller. The vehicle was unlocked with the key fob inside it.  

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CHATHAM, NJ - Developer Nouvelle Homes will present its plans for three Group Homes being proposed as part of Chatham Township's third-round obligation for affordable housing at the virtual committee meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28. The five-hour virtual meeting on May 14 also dealt ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa confirmed that plans are underway to hold an in-person graduation ceremony for Chatham High's Class of 2020 on July 7 behind the high school. "We are planning for a graduation ceremony on July 7 at CHS, assuming that the guidelines and rules ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The true financial effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on the Borough of Chatham Municipal Budget likely won't be known until next year, according to the assessment of Dave Hollberg, chief financial officer, during a public hearing on the 2020 budget Tuesday evening. Hollberg ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Anna Paskalides has been named Chatham High's "Caring Student of the Year" by the Morris County Professional Counselors Association. On Tuesday, representatives of the Morris County PCA and Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller stopped by the Paskalides residence to present ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - At the May 11 Chatham Board of Education meeting, Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa held out hope that some sort of graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 could be held in July behind the high school. That possibility moved closer to reality on Tuesday morning when Gov. Phil ...

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GREEN VILLAGE, NJ - The Coronavirus pandemic didn't stop the Green Village Fire Department from holding its annual Memorial Day ceremony at the triangle on Monday morning. Green Village Fire Chief Michael Zalis placed the wreath in honor of Chatham's own who gave the ultimate sacrifice in ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -  For 152 years now, our nation has set aside Memorial Day to pay solemn tribute to those brave souls in uniform who gave their last full measure of devotion for this country that we love. And while this year the global coronavirus pandemic has brought much of public life in this ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Alec Gironda has been named Chatham High's 2020 NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Gironda was a three-sport athlete for Chatham High, competing in cross-country, indoor track and outdoor track. He's been a varsity performer for each of his four years across all three seasons at ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Michael Kelly had some good news for all residents during his message published on the Chatham Township website Thursday, May 21. Kelly reported that there have been no additional confirmed cases of Coronavirus nor deaths since May 12. The mayor's full ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz has issued a proclamation in honor of the Chatham Emergency Squad, designating the week of May 17 through 23 as National Emergency Medical Services Week. "WHEREAS, the Borough of Chatham wishes to recognize and thank all the members of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Katherine Wang is the Chatham High Class of 2020 valedictorian and Veronica Quidore is the salutatorian, it was announced this week. “I feel very honored and humbled to accept the title as valedictorian," Wang said. "These times of quarantine have helped me truly appreciate all of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High senior Liam High and Delbarton senior Jack Readlinger, also from Chatham, were both honored as Scholar-Athletes by the Greater Morris National Football Foundation during a virtual awards ceremony held Sunday. High played defensive back and receiver for the Cougars.

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Planning Board voted, 5-4, to recommend that the Chatham Township Committee rezone 344 Hillside Avenue, allowing for an affordable housing Group Home to be built on one of five lots during its 3 1/2-hour virtual meeting held Monday night. Last year, the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order Monday, allowing some additional outdoor recreational areas and businesses to restart their operations effective Friday, May 22. These businesses include: batting cages, golf ranges, archery ranges, horseback riding, private tennis clubs, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham's Abbie Bigham has been selected to serve as a captain for the Providence College Swimming & Diving team for the 2020-2021 season, the college announced recently. Bigham, who is seeking a degree in marketing ar Providence, competed for the Friars in the 1000 and 500 ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Cameron Bresnahan and Ryan Coughlin have been named the Chatham High 2020 Female and Male Morris County Scholar-Athletes. Bresnahan, who played field hockey and swam, was a defender on the Cougar field hockey team that reached the state sectional championship game. Coughlin, who ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Danny Mahoney has earned a reputation as a leader and a competitor during his Chatham High sports career, captaining two Cougar teams and playing in three state championship games. Mahoney's service as a captain for the 2020 Cougar lacrosse team came to an abrupt end because of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee held an unprecedented five-hour virtual meeting on Thursday evening with public commentary cut off by the mayor toward the end of the first of four public hearings related to affordable housing Group Homes and the 62-unit development planned for River ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough's health officer has reported that the borough had just one additional case of the Coronavirus confirmed over a five-day period. That one case, covering May 8 through May 12, put Chatham's Borough's total of confirmed cases at 55. Our Chatham Borough Health ...

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