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Michael Torelli/Cheshire Herald
Students at Cheshire High School interested in learning the Italian language are getting their chance this year. To find out more about CHS' newest offering, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Public Works Director Leaving For New Position

August 18, 2012 by John Rook

After nearly 10 years of service, Director of Cheshire Public Works Joseph Michaelangelo has informed the Town that he plans to step down from his position to take another job.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

August 16, 2012 by John Rook

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

*Democrat and Cheshire resident Elizabeth Esty pulled off what many considered an upset Tuesday, as she won her party's nomination for the U.S. Congressional Fifth District seat. Read about Esty's victory and all the other races of local interest.

Esty Wins Democratic Nomination For Fifth District

August 15, 2012 by John Rook

Cheshire resident Elizabeth Esty is getting a crack at going to Washington, D.C.
Esty, a Democrat who served for years on the Cheshire Town Council and one term in the Connecticut House of Representatives, secured her party's nomination on Tuesday night, beating House Speaker Chris Donovan.

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.

CHS Football Hosting Scrimmage On Labor Day

On Monday, Cheshire High School football hosts Windsor for a scrimmage at 10:30 a.m.

Jordan, Duglenski Transitioning To College Basketball

After graduating from Cheshire High School in June, two former basketball players are playing at the next level.

CHS Football Scrimmages For The First Time On Wednesday

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School football played their first scrimmage against Holy Cross and Trumbull at Alumni Field.

CHS Sports Begin Fall Practice

Cheshire High School cross country, field hockey, soccer, girls' swim and dive, and girls' volleyball opened fall pre-season on Saturday.

CJF Hosted Pre-season Jamboree On Saturday

Cheshire Junior Football is preparing for the 2014 season!

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Council Chips In For Plant
Contractor’s Mistake Requires Town Appropriation

by Michael Torelli
The Town of Cheshire was recently required to front a supplemental appropriation of $25,000 because of problems at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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A Touch Of Magic Comes To Cheshire Library

by Michael Torelli
Cards, paper clips, rope, rubber bands, and strings littered the Mary Baldwin Room at Cheshire Public Library late last week.

Trail Parking Lot Approved

by Michael Torelli
Life promises to become easier for those looking to take advantage of the Cheshire Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, as five acres of land on Jarvis Street will soon be turned into a 74-space parking lot.

Grange.JPGGrange Fair Celebrates 130 Years In Style

by Michael Torelli
The sounds of goats and aroma of country cooking filled the air this past weekend, as the 130th Annual Cheshire Grange Community Fair commenced.

OPINION

Opinion_19.jpgBartlem Parking A Safety Issue

Cheshire Parks and Recreation Director Bob Ceccolini has it right when he says that the situation at Bartlem Park just isn’t fair. While some students have been forking over a tidy sum for the right to park at Bartlem, others have simply been cherry-picking open spots near the Community Pool or Yellow House, free of charge (see page 2 for story).

SPORTS

Collin Jordan_4.jpgJordan To Take Court At ECSU

by Greg Lederer
For the last four seasons, Collin Jordan was a fixture in the Cheshire High School boys’ basketball lineup.

AROUND TOWN

Leo.JPGVersatility Key To Leo Lavallee’s Musical Success

by John Rook
There are certain things that tie musicians to their music.