Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Turnout is anticipated to rise as residents get off of work.
The polls were relatively quiet Tuesday morning as Chatham Township residents went about their days. Despite a contested general election in which three candidates--Robert Gallop, Curt Ritter and Daniel S. Miller--are running for two available spots on the Chatham Township Committee, poll workers and Township Clerk Greg LaConte said turnout had been relatively light as of noon Tuesday. Turnout in the polls typically increases as residents return from work, between 6 and 8 p.m. Only one district in the township, District 3, had a challenger at the polls. District 3 residents vote at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church along with the residents of District 5.
Monday, June 3, 2013
All you need to know for Primary Day.
Tuesday, June 4 is Primary Day throughout New Jersey. Before township residents head out to vote, here are some things you need to know: I am a Republican. Who can I vote for in local elections? Three Republican candidates filed for the two available seats on the Chatham Township Committee. They are Deputy Mayor and Incumbent Robert Gallop, Curt Ritter and Daniel S. Miller. Residents can vote for up to two members to fill the three-year terms. What about county and state elections? Lawrence Casha is running unopposed for a slot on the State Committee. Christina Ramirez and Catherine McCulloch are running against each other for the State Committee, with only one seat available. State Committee seats are held for four years. The Morris …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Full slate of candidates expected to face off in General Election in November.
Tuesday, May 14 is the last day to register to vote in the Primary Election in June. Republicans in Chatham Township have a contested primary with three Republican candidates running for two available seats on the Chatham Township Committee. Incumbent Robert Gallop is on the ballot, along with Curt Ritter and Daniel Miller. There is no Democratic primary in Chatham Township, and no contested primary in Chatham Borough. Independent candidates have until 4 p.m. June 4 to file nominating petitions to be on the November ballot. For more information on registering to vote, click here.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Miss anything last week? Catch up here.
Chatham High School was named the best public high school in Morris County in Newsweek and Daily Beast’s annual ‘America’s Best High Schools’ list, released Monday. Chatham Borough Fire Chief Peter Glogolich was issued a summons for striking a pedestrian with his borough-owned vehicle. Retired Detective Lt. Kevin O'Shea said Glogolich, 51, was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk after he struck Lillian Garrison, 42, of Chatham on May 4. Chatham Borough police are asking the public's help in solving two recent incidents of attempted child luring. Authorities responded to two incidents of men attempting to lure minor females around the same time the afternoon of May 3. It’s the time of year when warnings about teen …
Curt Ritter among three seeking GOP nods to run for two seats in the fall.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Chatham Township Committee sets rates.
The Chatham Township Committee set 2013 fees for membership to the Colony Pool and Tennis Club at its Thursday meeting. The membership rates are:
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Parking near Colony Pool was taken away when PSE&G revoked licensing agreements.
Chatham Borough was not the only town affected by PSE&G's decision to revoke all licensing agreements along their North Central Reliability Project. The gravel parking lot at School Avenue and Spring Street, commonly used for Colony Pool parking and overflow parking at Chatham High School, is no longer available to residents. According to Chatham Township Administrator Tom Ciccarone, PSE&G would only allow parking at the Colony Pool lot if the township paved the lot to the utility company's specifications, specifications which Ciccarone said were "cost-prohibitive." Instead, township Engineer John Ruschke put together a plan for on-street parking near Colony Pool. The plan was formalized into an ordinance which was introduced and approved …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Almost 500 people had voted by 5 p.m. in Chatham Township.
Even before work got out and people voted on their way home, Chatham High School saw steady turnout in voters. Just under 500 people voted in Chatham Township within the first 3.5 hours of voting. One poll worker predicted as many as 1,300 could vote by the time the polls close at 9 p.m. The number is significant, considering less than 2,000 people voted in Chatham Township and Chatham Borough in the 2012 school elections. It takes on further significance in the wake of a campaign by Education Counts to encourage residents to vote by mail in advance of Election Day. Education Counts Chair Nabil Mouline said the organization passed out 2,200 applications to vote by mail. The high turn-out, if the trend continues to be so, could be due to …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Three candidates file for two township committee seats.
Chatham Township Mayor Nicole Hagner declined to file a petition to run for a fourth term on the Chatham Township Committee. Hagner has been on the committee since 2004 and has served as township mayor since 2010. She gave birth to her first child in January. Hagner said she wishes to spend more time with her family, but intends to stay involved in the community. "I have enjoyed serving as Mayor of Chatham Township and on the Committee for the last nine years. I am proud of my many accomplishments but at the top of the long list is holding the line on taxes with no municipal tax increase for three consecutive years," Hagner said. Three others, all Republicans, did file for two available seats on the committee, including incumbent Robert …
Friday, March 29, 2013
124 had applied FEMA grants to help recover from damage incurred during Hurricane Sandy.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced it will give assistance to 20 percent of Chatham residents who applied for help recovering from Superstorm Sandy. According to a spreadsheet from the government agency, 99 homeowners and 25 renters from the zip code 07928 applied for assistance after the historic storm. Of those applicants, 20 homeowners and two renters will receive grants from the federal agency. FEMA divided owner applicants by income ranges. According to the spreadsheet: Damage to these homes averaged $1,628 in assessed total costs. No homes were assessed at more than $10,000 in damage. FEMA divides renter applications into moderate, major and substantial damage. Of the renter applicants, the two had substantial …