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Residents of Chatham to Receive Second Fundraising Letter Asking for Their Support of the Chatham Emergency Squad


During the week of May 20, a follow-up letter seeking donations to the Chatham Emergency Squad (CES) will be sent to more than 6,000 Chatham residents, businesses, religious and community organizations. Letters will not be sent to individuals, businesses, and organizations who have lent their support with the first mailing, issued in January 2018.

The Chatham Emergency Squad is an all-volunteer organization funded almost exclusively by donations; they provide emergency medical assistance and transport to Chatham Borough and Chatham Township residents and visitors. The letter shares the CES story, which is one of volunteerism and a dedication to serving residents in their time of need. The campaign letter explains that CES is staffed 24 hours a day, 7  days a week, 365 days per year by 68 trained EMTs who sacrifice days, nights, weekends and family time to serve their community.

The second mailing of the CES fundraising efforts coincides with the 44th annual “EMS Week” (May 20-26, 2018) – a national week of events that recognizes and celebrates EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities.

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Throughout the Township and Borough of Chatham, residents can expect to see lawn signs and banners celebrating EMS personnel all around town. “EMS Week is a great time to pause and reflect on the service that hundreds of thousands of EMTs provide to communities, nationwide” said Tim Brown, President of The Chatham Emergency Squad. “We are extremely fortunate in Chatham to have a strong, dedicated membership base combined with a town whose residents and businesses consistently lend their financial and emotional support to the services we provide.”

CES never charges for its services and raises 90 percent of its funding through this campaign; in 2017 they responded to nearly 1,100 emergency calls and provided free training in CPR to nearly 400 residents, teachers, coaches and emergency personnel in 2017.

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, June 25 – Sunday, July 1, 2018

Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend


By Galina Natenzon

All three of the library’s summer reading programs open this week!  The theme of this year’s summer reading is Libraries Rock!  The children’s program kicks off with a magic show by Matt Cadabra on Monday.  Over ...

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, June 18 – Sunday, June 24, 2018

Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend


By Galina Natenzon

This week we are wrapping up our first session of ESL classes.  Stay tuned, we are planning a fall session to start in September.  New students are welcome to enroll!  This is the last week of calm and quiet at the library before our summer reading ...

Angie's Owners Want to Thank Their Chatham Customers

June 14, 2018

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 future.


Louiza and Jimmy Poulimenos

P.S. "Until we meet ...


AtlantiCast Episode 17

On this week’s AtlantiCast, it’s National Men’s Health Month, so check out important health tips for you or the men in your life, learn about groundbreaking research into breast cancer treatment that could mean an end to chemotherapy for some patients, meet a local sports hero who’s living his baseball dreams thanks to Goryeb Children’s Hospital and much ...

Chatham Students Drury, McMahon, Moran, Pallitto Graduate from Scranton University

June 24, 2018

SCRANTON, PA - Students earning undergraduate degrees from Scranton University include the following Chatham residents.

Adam C. Drury earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in strategic communication; Kara L. McMahon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science; Meghan A. Moran earned a Bachelor of Science degree in human resources studies, and Christina M. Pallitto earned a Bachelor ...

Summertime Air Quality Issues

Summer weather can be harmful to your health due to air pollutants like ozone, mold, and moisture that are more prevalent both inside and outside than they are during cooler months. 

Sunny days, warm temperatures, and light winds don’t allow pollutants to be cleared from outside air. Instead, they encourage the formation of ozone, a leading air pollutant.  Ozone is ...