Monday, November 14, 2011
Marcy Wecker, Douglas Herbert and Nicholas Eck all expressed surprise at Vaughan's resignation.
After Chatham Borough Mayor Nelson Vaughan resigned Wednesday, the Chatham Borough Democrats selected three candidates — Marcy Wecker, Douglas Herbert and Nicholas Eck — to take his place. The three all said they were surprised at Vaughan's resignation. "I was upset. I wished he hadn't done it, but he had his reasons and he did what he did," Herbert said. "I think it's a sad day for Chatham. I think Mayor Vaughan did a wonderful job," said Wecker. "He did a lot of good for the town." Wecker, Herbert and Eck were chosen as candidates to serve as interim mayors by the Chatham Borough Democratic Committee at a regularly-scheduled meeting on Nov. 9, the same day Vaughan resigned. "Ideally Nelson would have served out the remaining amount of …
Monday, November 1, 2010
Congressional candidate Douglas Herbert spoke to students at Chatham Middle School Monday.
Congressional candidate Douglas Herbert spoke with students at Chatham Middle School on Monday about why he's running for Congress, on campaigning for public office and on public policy. Students asked him his opinion about gay rights, the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, small business, the economy, the national debt and President Obama's performance in office.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
A Chatham resident writes in favor of Congressional candidate Douglas Herbert.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Dear Editor, Rodney Frelinghuysen has represented us for 16 years. 12 years in which his party was in the majority. I expect he will do what he has always done, go along instead of try to lead. He went along with TARP, he went along with increased earmarks and he went along with the Iraq War. I am tired of having a Congressman who has failed to lead. Doug Herbert has said he would have voted against TARP, he is against earmarks and he is a fiscal conservative. Chatham needs a Congressman who will lead and not only follow. Chatham needs to elect hometown Herbert to Congress. Sincerely, Bassam Gergi Chatham, NJ
Rodney Frelinghuysen says existing plan "flawed;" Douglas Herbert says Frelinghuysen chose politics over solutions.
Area politicians are firing barbs following the recent announcement that Gov. Chris Christie has decided to pass on the ARC tunnel project for the second time in about two weeks. After a review period, Gov. Chris Christie has again killed the multi-billion dollar Hudson River tunnel project, called "Access to the Region's Core", citing estimated cost overruns and an inability to reach an agreement with federal officials on how to pay for the tunnel, his office said in a statement Wednesday, Oct. 27. Federal cost estimates for the tunnel range from $9.8 billion to $12.7 billion, the governor's office said. In a press release issued Tuesday, Oct. 26, following a press conference at the Morristown Train Station, Douglas Herbert, the Democrat …
Monday, September 20, 2010
The 11th Congressional district candidate speaks at rally about job creation.
The Democratic Congressional candidate for New Jersey's 11th district promises his supporters that, if elected, he will go down to Washington with the intention of creating jobs for people in the community. Job creation and getting Americans back to work was the main topic of discussion Sunday as Chatham Borough resident Douglas Herbert spoke to more than 75 supporters about his plans for the district at a rally at the Morristown Green. "We can [create jobs] by giving the businesses the tools they need to get America working again," Herbert said. "We can give them hiring incentives and stop subsidies to large companies that are raking in billions of dollars in profits." Herbert, who had served with the 82nd Airborne Division while in the U…
Friday, September 17, 2010
Chatham resident discusses importance of voter participation in election.
Douglas Herbert knows that the 11th Congressional district is traditionally a tough area for democratic candidates. He doesn't care. "I've got this itch that Morris County and the 11th district need a democrat," the Chatham resident said. "It's time to get out there, it's time to show people who we are and that we're not afraid to be there." Herbert, who is challenging Republican incumbent Rodney Frelinghuysen in November's election, was one of six Democratic candidates for state and local office to speak at the Montville senior house on Thursday. The event, sponsored by the Montville Democratic Club, was described as a means to introduce area residents to the candidates, as well as energize local voters. Speakers included Herbert, county …
Saturday, August 28, 2010
It's Patch's weekly summary of everything you missed this week in Chatham Borough and Chatham Township.
Think you missed anything in Chatham this week? We bring you the Week In Review, where you can catch up on all the top stories in Chatham. This week saw numerous stories about police activity and volunteers and community events, as well as the announcement of a change of staff at the Chatham Patch. On Monday, we told you about two DWI arrests in the Borough, one of a 45-year-old Basking Ridge resident and one of a 19-year-old Florham Park resident with an open bottle of vodka in the car. We also told you about local opposition to proposed water rate hikes in Chatham. We also told you about Keith Lynott and the North Jersey Red Cross, which is one of the first respondents to any tragedy or disaster in the area. On Tuesday we told you about …
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Democratic candidate held press conference outside Rodney Frelinghuysen's Republican campaign headquarters.
Democratic candidate for New Jersey's 11th district in the U.S. House of Representatives Douglas Herbert held a press conference Wednesday, Aug. 25, on what some might call enemy territory. He held it right outside the Republican campaign headquarters. During the lightly-attended press conference, in which members of several organizations–including the Morris County chapter of the NAACP and Sparta Unites, an organization comprised of Sparta residents–stood with the Democratic candidate, he again called on eight-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen to participate in a debate. The debate was first offered on July 28. "It has been four weeks since my invitation was delivered," he said in front of the podium. "In those four weeks, …