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The driver of a dump truck reportedly lost control of his vehicle on Tuesday afternoon, causing the truck to cross three lanes of traffic off of Waterbury Road and eventually flip over. The driver sustained injuries to his back and feet, according to police, and was transported to St. Mary's Hospital for further evaluation.

Council, School Officials Debate Budget Request

March 13, 2015 by michael torelli

Town and School officials deliberated over the proposed $69 million operating budget for the Cheshire Board of Education last night, focusing on concerns about medical benefits, pension plans, and salaries.

Budget Discussion To Focus On Education, Employee Benefits

March 12, 2015 by John Rook

The Cheshire Town Council will continue its deliberations over Town Manager Michael Milone's $107.3 million proposed budget tonight, with a focus on the Board of Education.

Town Manager Proposes $3.89 Million Increase To Operating Budget

March 11, 2015 by michael torelli

Town Manager Michael Milone has proposed a $107.29 million operating budget for the upcoming 2015/2016 fiscal year.
The spending plan would be an increase of $3.89 million, or 3.77 percent, from the Town’s current $103.39 million budget.

Milone Expected To Present Budget Tonight

March 10, 2015 by michael torelli

The Cheshire Town Council will hold its monthly meeting tonight, during which it is expected that Town Manager Michael Milone will reveal his proposed general operating budget for the 2015/2016 fiscal year.

Skibitcky, Murray Earn Regional Honors In Track And Field Meet

On Saturday, Cheshire High School track and field athletes Janaia Skibitcky and Brendan Murray secured All-New England honors in the 71st New England Interscholastic Championship at Willowbrook Park in New Britain.

CHS Softball To Play For First Unbeaten Season On Saturday Against Rival

On Saturday, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 26-0) seeks their first state title and unbeaten season against Housatonic Division rival Amity (sixth, 21-5) in the Class LL final at West Haven.

CHS Softball Shuts Out NFA In Class LL Semis, Skibitcky Wins First State Open Crown, Golfers Play In D-I Open

In Monday's Class LL semifinals, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 26-0) defeated Norwich Free Academy (fifth, 21-6) 2-0 at West Haven.

CHS Boys' Volleyball Falls In Class L Quarter At Darien

On Friday, Cheshire High School boys' volleyball (seventh seed, 16-6) came up short 3-2 (16-25, 25-21, 20-25, 25-21, 13-15) in a Class L quarterfinal at Darien (second, 22-1).

CHS Softball To Play In LL Semis On Monday

On Monday, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 25-0) visits West Haven to play Norwich Free Academy (fifth, 19-4) in the Class LL semifinals at 4 p.m.

CHS Softball Advances To Class LL Semis, Girls' LAX Falls In Quarterfinal, Boys' V-Ball To Visit Darien On Friday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 25-0) extended their unbeaten season with a 9-0 shutout of Middletown (eighth, 16-7) in the Class LL quarterfinals.

CHS Softball And Boys' Volleyball Reach Class Quarters, Skibitcky Wins LL Gold Medals, Boys' Lacrosse Falls In Thriller

CHS Softball And Boys' Volleyball Reach Class Quarters, Skibitcky Wins LL Gold Medals, Boys' Lacrosse Falls In Thriller

CHS Girls' Lacrosse Beats Falcons In Class L First Round, Boys' Golf Takes Sixth In SCC, Baseball Ends Season

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School girls' lacrosse (fifth seed, 14-5) defeated Fairfield Ludlowe (12th, 9-8) 15-11 in the Class L First Round.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Passage Of State Bill Clears Way For Solar Farm

by Michael Torelli
Town officials expect that the old landfill off of Waterbury Road will be the new home of a one-megawatt solar farm by the end of this year, now that Governor Dannel Malloy has signed a bill critical to the project’s success.

brothers.JPGLemonade Stand Selling Some Brotherly Love

by Michael Torelli
One local boy is speaking up for his brother who cannot, and now the whole community has heard him loud and clear.

CHA Takes Control Of Boulder Road Home

by Michael Torelli
The Town Council recently authorized the sale of a residential home owned by the Town of Cheshire to the local housing authority, who plan to renovate and rent the property as an affordable home.

Challengers, Reds 2.jpgCheshire Reds, Challengers Partnership Proves A Perfect Match

by Greg Lederer
Last year, the Cheshire Reds 10-U baseball team spent a day cheering at a Cheshire Challengers game.

OPINION

Opinion_109.jpgNo One To Blame But Ourselves

One wonders what Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” would look like if written in modern-day America.

SPORTS

Ben DeLaubell.jpgCHS Spring Sports Awards

Cheshire Kiwanis Club: Sportsmanship Award—Baseball: Altrin Kabashi; Lacrosse: Austin Ingarra; Tennis: Arnav Velaparthi; Boys’ Volleyball: T.J. Lochowski

AROUND TOWN

Youth Center 1.jpgYouth Center Control Sparked Debate In ’68

by John Rook
When one thinks about the Harmon Leonard Jr. Youth Center, the word ‘controversy’ doesn’t usually jump to mind.