Letters to the Editor

August 1, 2018

To the Editor: The Friends of the Library of The Chathams are pleased to announce our support of the Library's capital campaign. Library of the Chathams is one of the most vital parts of our community. Over 76 percent of our residents hold library cards and rely on the Library for educational ...

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To the Editor: To my fellow CHS graduates— Whether you graduated high school a year ago, like myself; are heading off to college for the first time this fall; or haven’t jostled for a table in the cafeteria in years, our time growing up in Chatham has been an integral factor in shaping who we ...

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To the Editor: Hello, Friends, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) “Out of the Darkness” annual walk is being held on Saturday, September 22nd at 5:15 p.m. at Chatham’s Cougar Field, next to 312 Shunpike Road in Chatham, NJ  07928.  Registration begins at 4:30 p.m.  You ...

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To the Editor, I moved to Chatham from Ohio in 1961 and left just over a year or so ago. My daughters went through the school system and one of them still lives there with her son. Clearly, we found the Library and local educational opportunities to our liking.  When it came to giving back ...

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To the Editor, By now, most residents of the Chathams will have heard about the Library of the Chathams fund raising drive, named "Bridging Space to Place.” Because the library is heavily used, there are issues that need to be addressed. These challenges are outlined in the literature being ...

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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 ...

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To the Editor- Recently residents of the Chathams will have received in their mail an informational brochure outlining the Library of the Chathams campaign to enhance our library for all residents. The campaign is titled “Bridging Space To Place - The Campaign to make Library of the Chathams ...

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Dear Editor: On Primary Day, June 5, we urge residents to give Council President Len Resto and Councilman Peter Hoffman their strong support before heading into the November election by ratifying their nomination. Both of these fine public servants volunteer their time to do what’s best for ...

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To the Editor:  I have known and worked with Len Resto on various projects for nine years. He is very intelligent, insightful, open-minded, and hard working. Because of these qualities, when Len speaks, people listen.  He truly holds Chatham’s best interests at heart. All you have to do is look ...

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To the Editor: My sincere thanks to Chatham Borough Department of Public Works, and everyone who came out and planted at Shepard Kollock trail this past Saturday! It was amazing to have so many volunteers on hand to plant trees and shrubs. Whether you could only stay for a short time, or if you ...

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One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. And when their kids become teenagers and want to participate in sports or other activities, parents do ...

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April 22, 2018 Below is the thank you letter written to all of the groups involved in a wonderful service project today in support of Bridges Outreach, a Summit based organization that has been aiding local homeless friends for 30 years. Dear Central Presbyterian Kindergartners, Stanley ...

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Dear Editor: At the April 16th Board of Education meeting, Board member Sal Arnuk stated: “I am ashamed to see the district at the bottom of the list in per-pupil spending.”  On the contrary, Board member Arnuk should be exceedingly proud of how our Board of Education is able to consistently be ...

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Dear Editor,   With spring holding off threats of snow, recent memories of the Nor’Easter that paralyzed the region are still engraved in my mind. In the height of the last big storm a 65 foot tall, 2½ foot wide white pine gave way to the heavy snow and landed on the house pulling our power ...

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To the Editor: Chatham is blessed by its trees. They clean the air we breathe, they soak up excess water, and they add to our properties’ resale values. They are part of what makes Chatham an extraordinarily special town. Yet many neighborhoods have lost majestic beauties in the last few ...

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To the Editor As I watch the next “Weather Event” cross my computer screen I am compelled not to roll my eyes in hopelessness to but reflect on the incredible response of helpfulness I have seen throughout the Chatham Township Community over the last several days.  We are a rural community ...

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To the Editor, I should like to express support of CHS’ Young Progressives Club along with All Chatham students who came together to initiate interest and participation in the National School Walk-out upcoming March 14th. I commend those students of the School District of the Chathams (SDOC) ...

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Since our Congressman, Rodney Frelinghuysen, recently decided to retire, Chatham voters will be choosing a new representative next November. Several candidates are running, but I’ve decided to support Democrat Mikie Sherrill. I’m volunteering for her campaign, and I’d like to help introduce her to ...

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To the Editor, I told my daughter I needed to write about gun violence. Know what she told me? “Mom, be sure you’re not too polarizing. People won’t listen.” She’s right. At age eleven she’s figured out that we adults need to be reminded how to speak to one another in order to fix a problem. But ...

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To the Editor, There is only one short-term solution that can help protect our children right now. There needs to be a police officer in every school, every day from now on and in perpetuity.   In a perfect world, it would be nice to imagine that there were no private homes that housed ...

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To the Editor: I want to thank Congressman Frelinghuysen for his dedicated service and tireless efforts on behalf of the residents of Chatham Township and everyone in the 11th District. He embodies the qualities we all look for in our public officials, dedication, commitment, and hard ...

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To the Editor: I grew up in Chatham, NJ and currently live in Boston, MA. Last year, news traveled here about two mothers expressing outrage about an informational video on Islam being shown in a social studies class at my former middle school. The mothers made the accusation that the school ...

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To the Editor: I was pained to learn that a Federal lawsuit was filed against the School District of the Chathams (SDOC), the Board of Education, et. al. alleging constitutional rights being violated over the issue of the SDOC “proselytizing” students into the Islamic Faith. This was allegedly ...

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Dear Friends and Neighbors, On Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 10th there will be blood drives held right here in Chatham. On December 2nd the Chatham Emergency Squad will be sponsoring a blood drive between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and on December 10th the DiMaggio family will be ...

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Dear Editor: I’m pleased to report that the 9th Annual Chatham Turkey Trot was our most successful race ever! The event had nearly 1,000 runners and raised more than $27,000 benefiting our first responders and diabetes research and education, including the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire ...

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To the Editor: November 25, 2017 This is the "love letter," or thank you sent to the village it takes to pull off a Bridges Outreach run. It is the most complete rendition of a joyful event. Dear Chatham Cross Country, Washington Avenue School and Stanley Family and ...

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To the Editor: Could Chatham Borough’s Main Street commercial district be better? Of course, it could. But upon reflection, I’m amazed at how good it is!   It’s cheerful and incredibly convenient. I’ve never failed to find parking behind the Post Office, which is such a short walk to the main ...

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To the Editor: Before too much time passes after Election Day, I want to take a minute to celebrate the historic nature of the 2017 Chatham Township Committee race. This year’s voting patterns reflect a shift in opinion that is less about party ideology, and more about the openness and inclusion ...

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Dear Editor, On behalf of the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, we want to extend our gratitude to the greater Chatham community for their support of the 11th annual Pumpkin Patch. The Pumpkin Patch is a mission and service program, through an agreement with the Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers, ...

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Dear Chatham Township Residents, We are disappointed but we are proud that we ran a positive campaign that resonated with the community,  focusing on new ideas and engaging residents. The campaign itself was a tremendous experience for all of us because we met so many great people, saw the ...

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