Its Grandstand completed in 1881, the Fairgrounds was to add a 1.5 mile track and harness racing about 1898. Many years later, a reputable local gentleman reported hearing the sounds of such racing not once, but three times that summer. For a while, The ‘Phantom Racers’ were all the talk. Small wonder: harness racing had been discontinued some 12 years...No comments.
There’s some good, even surprising news here, along with some not-so-good news. Much depends on you, where you live, your financial situation, your wants and needs. Let’s ask some questions, and come up with some answers. 1) How credit-worthy are you? Should your needs necessarily involve a lending institution; a strong credit score will be essential. 2) How vital is...No comments.
It was September 23, 1848, a cool and quiet day seemingly like any other – except to those who know our history well. About 4:30 that day Abraham Lincoln arrived in Chatham. His Presidency in the distant future, “Honest Abe” was traveling west on the Boston & Worcester Railroad along with Massachusetts Governor Seward – both having made speeches in...No comments.
Nowadays we hear this one question more and more – and still more. Are we there yet — has the housing market finally bottomed out? Answering that question fairly means more than just following a Media known for its appetite for negative news. It means looking past that Media to many positive developments in recent months that have often gone unreported...No comments.
The history of the village of Chatham has always been a very interesting one. The clock tower at One Main street has often been the landmark feature that has come to be considered by many as the symbol of Chatham. After a fire in 1869 had destroyed a good portion of main street, this unique structure was rebuilt in 1872...No comments.