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Preview of coming attractions? Two years ago, Blizzard Nemo dumped nearly three feet of snow on parts of Connecticut, including Cheshire, leaving many trapped in their homes for days as crews worked as quickly as possible to clear roads. Beginning today, another major storm is expected to hit and produce blizzard conditions, with Cheshire in line to get more than 20 inches of snow by the time it ends late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. For any latest information about the storm of closings, check back to our website.

High Holiday Services Start Up Tonight

August 30, 2013 by Special To The ...

Rabbi Joshua Ratner and Cantor Ben Goldwater will begin the Congregation Kol Ami High Holiday preparatory prayers with a Selichot Service (prayers of forgiveness) at the home of the Stein Family, 22 Cook Rd., Prospect, CT tonight at 8:30 pm. Cantor Goldwater will chant familiar and traditional melodies to go along with the service.

Get Prepared For The SATs This Month

August 30, 2013 by Special To The ...

Prominent language arts tutor, Ellis Ratner, is scheduled to present a free SAT Preparation Seminar at the Cheshire Library on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Younger Falvey Plans To Run For Third District Seat

August 29, 2013 by John Rook

Cheshire Town Councilor Andy Falvey has been looking for a replacement to run for his Third District seat this coming election.
Turns out, he didn't have to look very far at all.
On Tuesday night, Andy Falvey announced that his son, 22-year-old Joseph Falvey, a recent graduate from the University of New Haven, plans to seek election to his father's seat on the Council.

Pool Cover Approved During Contentious Council Meeting

August 28, 2013 by John Rook

Rarely has an 8-1 vote by the Cheshire Town Council been so acrimonious.
With only one dissent, the Council approved the $3.2 million tension membrane option proposed by the Pool Evaluation Committee earlier this month, officially sending it to referendum in November for the consideration of voters.

CHS Ice Hockey Rallies By Host Indians, Basketball Teams Earn Sweep

On Friday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (6-5-1) scored five straight goals to defeat host North Haven (2-5-1) 5-2 at Northford Ice Pavilion.

CHS Skiing Fares Well In Second Meet, Wrestling And Girls' Ice Hockey Drop Contests

On Wednesday, the Cheshire High School ski teams competed in their second meet at Mount Southington.

CHS Boys' Swim And Dive Stays Unbeaten, B-Ball Teams Sweep Shelton, Wednesday's Varsity Slate

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School boys' swim and dive (3-0) came away victorious 99-79 at Hamden (4-2).

Barile Takes Bronze In New Milford, Ice Hockey Drops Overtime Thriller, Lady Skaters Win At Home

Cheshire High School junior wrestlers produced a strong showing in Saturday's New Milford Tournament.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Board Approves $70 Million Budget
Members Tack More Than $500,000 Onto Superintendent’s Original Recommendation

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio’s budget proposal last night, but with some additional changes.

swimming.jpgMeeting The Needs Of Cheshire Swimmers

by Michael Torelli
Cheshire Aquatics Director Sheila Adams has proven that, even though the Community Pool is closed indefinitely, you cannot keep her out of the water.

Where’s The Ladder Truck?
Some Question Delay In Purchasing New Fire Truck

by Michael Torelli
Taxpayers in Cheshire approved a $1.08 million referendum question last November which provided the Cheshire Fire Department with enough funding to purchase a new aerial ladder truck.

CHS Heating Pipe_0.JPGCold Winter Weather Has Caused Problems At School Buildings

by Michael Torelli
Last week’s cold snap resulted in the Cheshire School District having to shell out a few dollars for repairs for burst pipes and boiler issues.

OPINION

Opinion_38.jpgPatience Needed When It Comes To Ladder Truck

Government, whether at the local, state, or federal level, oftentimes gives its citizens plenty of reason for frustration.

SPORTS

Heath Post.jpgCHS Earns Key Division Victory

by Greg Lederer
On Tuesday, Cheshire High School boys’ basketball (7-3, 4-0 in Housatonic Division) rode a fast start into a 72-66 win at Shelton. Both teams entered unbeaten in the division.

pittsley.JPGJube Road Journeys Through Cheshire’s Lesser Known Past

by Michael Torelli
As a fourth-generation resident of Cheshire, Christine Pittsley always had an interest in her hometown—a quintessential farming community that traces its founding back to the 1700s.