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In October, the Thomas family will be walking in a fundraising event in an effort to find a cure against Type 1 diabetes, an illness that has impacted the life of Gracie Thomas (fourth from left.) For more on their story, see an upcoming edition of The Cheshire Herald.

Residents Blast Proposed Dunkin' Donuts Drive-Thru

July 29, 2014 by michael torelli

Several residents spoke out against the proposed Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru last night, stating that both the Shell station on West Main Street, where the drive-thru installation is planned, and the adjacent state road are already too congested.

Chesprocott Warns Residents To Protect Against Mosquito Bites After West Nile Virus Detected

July 28, 2014 by Special To The ...

Chesprocott Health District announces that mosquitos trapped on July 16 in East Haven have tested positive for carrying the West Nile Virus. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station tests weekly over 90 trapping stations located all throughout Connecticut and one of those trapping stations is located in Cheshire, which is one of the three towns the Health District covers.

Birth To Three Program Being Promoted In Town

July 26, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Birth to Three Program is a certified provider for the Connecticut state and federally funded Birth to Three System that provides services for families with infants and toddlers with developmental delays. To become eligible for services, a child must meet certain state requirements.

BOE Requesting $2.28 Million For This Year

July 25, 2014 by michael torelli

The Cheshire Board of Education proposed a $17.88 million five year capital budget plan at the Town Council Meeting last night.
Of those funds, $2.28 million will be used in the upcoming fiscal year for projects such as Cheshire High School window replacements, districtwide lavatory and flooring upgrades, and a storage solution that would remove the nine containers placed around CHS.

CJF Kicks Off New Year On Sunday

Cheshire Junior Football opens on the 2015 season on Sunday.

Cheshire Football Opens Up Pre-season Camp, Will Practice With Berlin On Thursday

Cheshire High School football opened fall practice last Friday.

CHS Teams Start Practice For 2015 Season

Cheshire High School boys' and girls' cross country, field hockey, boys' and girls' soccer, girls' swim and dive, and girls' volleyball teams begin the fall pre-season on Thursday.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Council Approves $54.25 Million Capital Budget
Voters Will Determine Fate Of Six Items At Referendum In November

by Michael Torelli
Town Councilors unanimously approved a $54.25 million five-year capital expenditure plan Tuesday night, of which $10.60 million was allocated for the current fiscal year.

Fortier.JPGCara Fortier Blazing A Trail At Cheshire Police Department

by Michael Torelli
As far back as she could remember, Cara Fortier always wanted to be a police officer.

Review Board Making An Early Impact

by Michael Torelli
Though they have only held a few meetings since initially being formed last spring, the nine-member Juvenile Review Board has served its purpose of providing Cheshire’s youth an option other than the juvenile justice system when faced with a first-time offense.

Barnum.JPGPortion Of Route 10 To Be Renamed In Honor Of Local Heroes

by Michael Torelli
It is not often that a community can say that two of its residents have been honored with the most prestigious military recognition possible.

OPINION

Opinion_63.jpgMake A Decision On CHS Facility

It seems that there is consensus among most on the Cheshire Town Council that the concession stand/bathroom facility at the Maclary Athletic Complex behind Cheshire High School needs extensive work.

SPORTS

RJ Oris_0.jpgCHS Football Is Reloading

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School football enjoyed a resurgence last fall, securing their best win total (8-3) since winning the Class LL title in 2009. For the first time in six years, Cheshire was Southern Connecticut Division I East Champion (3-1), sharing the crown with Notre Dame-West Haven.

AROUND TOWN

Petty Crimes And Misdemeanors

by John Rook
Cheshire has had no shortage of gruesome crimes throughout its history.