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Tree Trimming remains a hot topic of conversation around town as many residents are upset by what they see as excessive trimming, some of which can be viewed off South Meriden Road (above). In this week's Herald, a letter to the editor offers up a different perspective on the debate. Make sure to pick up your copy today.

Democratic And Republican Primaries Are Today: Know Your Polling Station

August 14, 2012 by John Rook

The Democratic and Republican parties will be holding their primaries today to decide who will be the nominee for several state and federal races. In perhaps the most heated of all the races, Cheshire resident and Democrat Elizabeth Esty will be looking to out duel long-time state politician Chris Donovan.

Chamber Hoping Sign Up To Help With Cheshire Fall Festival

August 13, 2012 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Fall Festival and Marketplace, sponsored by the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, is quickly approaching. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8. As such, the Chamber is looking for volunteers and hoping a large number of residents turn out to help. Volunteers are needed to help set up on Friday, Sept. 7, and throughout the day of the event.

Petit Remarries

August 11, 2012 by John Rook

Dr. William Petit has become known as the sole survivor of the fatal Cheshire home invasion from July of 2007 that took the life of his wife and two daughters.
Now, more than five years removed from that event, Petit has remarried.

Cheshire Mosquitos Test Positive For West Nile Virus

August 10, 2012 by Special To The ...

In late July, the Connecticut Department of Public Health issued a warning that an uptick in mosquitos testing positive for West Nile virus had been detected in the state.
Now, it appears Cheshire has joined the list of town affected.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

August 9, 2012 by John Rook

Have you gotten your copy of The Cheshire Herald yet? If not, here is what you are missing:

*The Town of Cheshire had hoped to dredge the pond at Mixville park this year, but that plan has been delayed after only one surprising bid was received for the work. Find out how much one company bid, and what the plan is for the pond going forward.

Boulder Knoll Dinner Will Have Farm-Fresh Food And Live Music

August 7, 2012 by Special To The ...

Friends of Boulder Knoll, Inc., a local education and advocacy group, announced its upcoming “Rustic Dinner on the Farm.” The dinner, a fundraiser for the organization, will be a farm-to-table event at Boulder Knoll Community Farm, featuring a dinner served family style, fresh farm produce, and local ingredients. The event will take place on Sept. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m.

CHS Varsity Slate For Friday

Friday's Cheshire High School varsity schedule:

CHS Girls' LAX, Girls' Outdoor Track And Field, and Boys' Tennis Win On Thursday!

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' lacrosse (5-1) earned a 15-13 win over Daniel Hand (4-2).

CHS Teams Collect Wins On Wednesday, Boys' V-Ball And Girls' Tennis Fall To Unbeaten Foes

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School baseball (5-3, 3-1 in Housatonic Division) secured a 3-2 win at Sheehan (5-3, 2-1).

Lady Rams Sweep In Track And Field, Boys' Tennis Wins Second Straight

Cheshire High School girls' outdoor track and field improved to 5-0 on Tuesday, sweeping host Hamden (90-60), Hillhouse (95-54), and Wilbur Cross (79.5-69.5).

CHS Girls' LAX, Softball, Boys' Volleyball And Golf Won On Monday

On Monday, Cheshire High School girls' lacrosse (4-1) posted a 6-1 win at Branford (4-1).

Baseball Continues Hot Streak, Girls' Lacrosse Pulls Away At Amity

On Saturday, Cheshire High School baseball (4-2, 2-0 in Housatonic Division) secured its fourth win in a row 7-3 at Branford (2-3).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Still At Odds
Debate Between Developer, Elmwood Drive Residents Continues At PZC

by Michael Torelli
The Planning and Zoning Commission’s public hearing on a proposed infill development off Route 10 was closed on April 14, but a vote was not held.

Deanna Giulietti.jpgCheshire’s Giulietti Scores Big With “Perfect”

by Greg Lederer
Deanna Giulietti is no stranger to performing for an audience.
Yet, whether it be at Cheshire High School or Hofstra University (N.Y.), she considers being nervous before taking the stage as a good sign.

Adjusting To The Adjustments, BOE Discusses Budget

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Board of Education Finance Committee held a meeting on April 15 to begin discussion on how to implement budget reductions while still funding full-day kindergarten next year.

CCT.JPGCCT Getting “Lost In Yonkers” This Weekend At Cheshire High

by John Rook
You don’t get much further away from Brooklyn in 1942 than Cheshire in 2014, but the Cheshire Community Theater is hoping to combine those two worlds this weekend.

OPINION

Opinion_4.jpgClean Out The Medicine Cabinet, Avoid Disaster

Most people’s medicine cabinets are filled with any assortment of drugs, from something as simple as aspirin to more potent medication used to keep people healthy.

SPORTS

Matt Blois_0.jpgBoys’ Lacrosse Runs By The Hornets

by Greg Lederer
There was a sense of urgency when the Cheshire High School boys’ lacrosse team took the field last Thursday at Alumni Field. After dropping their first three games, CHS needed to change that trend against Branford.

AROUND TOWN

Youth Center 2.jpgYouth Center Debate Raged In April Of ’64

by John Rook
Municipalities are constantly thinking about budgets. Residents are almost always thinking about taxes.
That ensures any new activity, department, or building proposed in a town that promises to affect the revenue of a community is sure to evoke the passions of the citizenry.