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Chatham Superintendent Gives End-of-the-Year Message to Parents; No Concrete Plans Yet on 'Resumption of School'

June 2, 2020

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 this time.

His full message to parents can be read below:

Dear Parent,

We ...

Chatham School District Loses $307K in Gov. Murphy's Revised State Aid as Pandemic Hits Budget; Still a $143,144 Increase

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 of the Coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the state budget. Chatham is one of 375 districts ...

District Planning for 'In-Person' Graduation Ceremony for Chatham High Class of 2020 Behind CHS on July 7

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 that Governor Murphy lays out tomorrow enable us to do so," LaSusa said. "We ...

Chatham High's Paskalides Presented with 'Caring Student of the Year Award' from Morris County Counselors Association

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 her award.


Chatham High Class of 2020 Allowed to Have 'In-Person' Graduation Ceremony Starting July 6; Possible Outdoor Venue Behind CHS

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 Murphy announced that "in-person" graduation ceremonies could be held in New Jersey, ...

Alec Gironda Named Chatham High's 2020 NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year

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 CHS, earning a spot in the Chatham Athletic Boosters' "100% Club" with 12 ...

Katherine Wang is 2020 Chatham High Valedictorian; Veronica Quidore Salutatorian

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 the resources CHS has had to offer - from teachers who are passionate about their ...

Murphy Offers Ray of Hope for Those Wanting In-Person School Commencement Ceremonies

TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some point in the coming summer months.

Near the conclusion of his daily New Jersey ...

Chatham High Seniors Bresnahan, Coughlin Named Chatham's 2020 Female and Male Morris County Scholar-Athletes

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 played football and lacrosse, helped Chatham win the North Jersey, Group 3 state championship in ...

Chatham BOE Member on Bid to Modify Graduation Ceremony: 'If I have to drive to Rumson and Murphy's front lawn, I'll do it'

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Board of Education members expressed a strong commitment to the CHS Class of 2020, vowing to do everything in their power to make the seniors' graduation ceremony special at the virtual meeting of the BOE held Monday night.

Board member Ann Ciccarelli, whose son, Dean, is a member of the Class of 2020, said she was willing to do whatever it takes to change ...


Chatham High Chronicle Announces Winners of Remote Learning Art and Meme Contests

May 31, 2020

Chatham High School’s newspaper, The Chronicle, held an art and meme contest for students while in remote learning. Below are the winners of the CHS Chronicle Art and Meme Competition. 

“We created this competition as a way to give those that wanted something creative to do while in quarantine a medium to both create and have a chance to be rewarded for their efforts as well, ...


An Open Letter to the Faculty and Staff of Chatham Day School

June 3, 2020

To the Editor:

I can’t sleep tonight.

There are a lot of reasons why one might have trouble sleeping these days. Fear of the virus. Fear for our families. Fear for our school. Ambiguity is everywhere, and it is exhausting to have to worry about the future, and all of the people in our orbit, at all times.

But I can’t sleep tonight because I have been reading and thinking ...


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A Week at the Library of the Chathams Monday, June 1 – Sunday, June 7, 2020

Teen Art Contest! Imagine Your Story

We believe that creating art is a wonderful way to express how you are feeling at this time.  Whether you consider yourself a doodler or a true artist, we invite you to submit pictures of your creations for our Teen Art Contest.  Submissions will be displayed on the library's Facebook page and will be voted on by the public.  Winners ...

A Week at the Library of the Chathams Monday, May 25 – Sunday, May 31, 2020

History Research Center is a suite of five databases:  African-American History, American History, American Indian History, Ancient and Medieval History, and Modern World History.  These databases can be searched simultaneously or separately.  Each database offers maps and charts, primary sources, timelines of historical events, and videos.  They ...

The Dow Hits 25,000 While Covid-19 Deaths Surpass 100,000: Do You Say Buy or Bye to the Market Now?

The stock market has done the one thing nearly all the pundits said was impossible: making a V-shaped recovery.  The stock market, as measured by the S&P 500, has soared nearly 40% since the apparent bottom, March 23.  The market is now up on a year over year basis and is down only about 6% year to date.

Yet, the economic and medical prospects are, at best, dicey.  On the ...

Consumer Defensive Stocks – A Safe Port in the Storm?

As the Coronavirus grips much of the world, global travel and commerce have come to a screeching halt.  The last thing people want to think about is getting on an airplane, checking into a hotel or spending money on the latest fashions.  They are concerned about sourcing food, cleaning supplies, and the holy grail – toilet paper. 

Investors have long been drawn to consumer ...

No Chatham Jaycees Fishawack Run in 2020 But Chathamites Can Support Local Organizations by Purchasing Fishawack Gear

June 4, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - Good news!! (and bad news)

You don’t have to run 4 miles to get this year's Fishawack Run gear. The race is canceled due to Covid-19, however, the Jaycees and sponsors Brian Hart of Coldwell Banker and Dunkin of the Chathams (Main St and Shunpike locations) have teamed up to facilitate the sale of shirts in order to help support the local non-profits that still ...

Americans Need Recurring Federal Stimulus Payments Now

June 4, 2020

To the Editor:

We are now over three months into a pandemic that has led to a health and financial crisis not seen in many generations. June is here, which means another round of rent and mortgage payments are due for millions of Americans. Small business owners are scrambling to stay afloat, and financial anxiety will have its new cycle as bills come in and remain unpaid. Together, we find ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...


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It is with our deepest regrets that we announce the passing of Stanislawa Z. Rosnowski M.D. on May ...
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TAPinto Camden Editor Talks about Peaceful Protest for George Floyd that brought City into National Spotlight

June 4, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ -- Steven Rodas, Editor of TAPinto Camden, spoke with Stephanie Willoughby about the recent protest held here in solidarity with George Floyd that has put the city in the national spotlight for both its peaceful nature and police participation. 

Hundreds gathered in downtown Camden on Saturday, May 30, but what made this protest stand out from the thousands of other ...