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The Women of Pop and Rock featuring Jill Gioia came to Bartlem Park last week, bringing their fun sound to an excited audience, who danced the night away.

First Vote On Death Penalty Repeal Today

March 21, 2012 by John Rook

The heated debate over whether the state should do away with its current capital punishment law is expected to face its first hurdle today.
The General Assembly's Judiciary Committee was expected to vote this morning on a bill that, if passed, would end the death penalty in Connecticut and ensure that the harshest punishment possible would be life in prison.

Street Sweeping To Begin

March 20, 2012 by Special To The ...

The following information was provided by the Cheshire Public Works Department:

The Director of Public Works, Joseph Michelangelo, would like to advise all residents that the Town of Cheshire will commence sweeping sand from Town roads on Monday, April 2.

CUREchief Co-Founder Up For Important Award, Looks To Community For Help

March 19, 2012 by Special To The ...

The CUREchief Foundation, founded by members of Cheshire's Centorino family , have been providing hope to cancer patients for years. The group provides kerchief's to cancer patients who have lost the majority of their hair, along with those suffering from other conditions that result in hair loss.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Here Are Some Fun Facts About The Holiday

March 17, 2012 by John Rook

Erin Go Bragh!!!!
It's St. Patrick's Day, where green is suddenly the national color and seeing someone with a large shamrock painted on their cheek isn't cause for concern.

Debate Over Death Penalty Heats Up As Petit Family Weighs In

March 16, 2012 by John Rook

Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes, the two men convicted of killing three Cheshire women in the summer of 2007, currently sit on death row awaiting their punishment.
However, how long "death row" even stays in existence is up for question.
Connecticut lawmakers began debating whether to abolish the state's capital punishment law this week, as both sides of the debate weighed in.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

March 15, 2012 by John Rook

Have you gotten you Cheshire Herald yet? If not, here's what you're missing:

*Town Manager Michael Milone unveiled his budget last week: a $99.7 million proposal. If adopted as-is, it would mean most families in Cheshire would pay approximately $184 more in taxes. Read what Milone and others had to say about the recommendation.

American Legion Senior Baseball Plays For First Regional Title On Tuesday

Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (28-10) carries a four-game win streak into Tuesday's Super Regionals game at Cubeta Stadium in Stamford.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Shuts Down Defending Champion Branford

On Sunday, at Cubeta Stadium in Stamford, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (28-10) posted a 2-0 shutout of defending state champ Branford (32-3) in the Super Regional Tournament.

Cheshire American Legion Baseball Rallies To Beat Host Stamford In Super Regionals

On Saturday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (27-10) came from behind to beat host Stamford (29-5-1) 5-4 in 10 innings at Cubeta Stadium.

Harding Attends WPSL Semis

In the first of two Women's Premier Soccer League semifinals on Saturday, Cailynn Harding and Connecticut Football Club (CFC) Passion lost 2-0 to the Houston Aces at Arundel High School (Gambrills, Maryland).

Cheshire Girls Win LAX Title In Newington!

At Clem Lemire Recreation Complex in Newington, Cheshire girls' lacrosse won the 13-U Nutmeg State Games Tournament on Saturday.

Branco Oversaw Ultimate Soccer Academy This Week In Cheshire

The Ultimate Soccer Academy camp ran this week at Quinnipiac Park.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Sweeps Trumbull, Wins Sectional Finals At CHS

After forfeiting a game they led 8-2 in the eighth inning yesterday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (26-10) beat Trumbull 10-4 and 12-2 at Cheshire High School to win the Southern Division Sectional finals 2-1.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Forfeits Sectional Opener To Trumbull

On Wednesday, at Cheshire High School, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (fourth seed, 24-10) lost the first game of the Southern Division Sectional finals in unusual fashion.

Team 203 Club Medals In Stowe LAX Festival

Last weekend in Vermont, Cheshire High School lacrosse players contributed to Team 203 Club claiming three medals at the Stow LAX Festival.

Cheshire Field Hockey League Is Running In Full Swing

Cheshire Field Hockey League is currently running on Mondays at Cheshire High School's Alumni Field.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Dunkin’ Donuts Back Again
Donut Shop Once Again Seeks Approval For Gas Station Drive-Thru

by Michael Torelli
Representatives for Dunkin’ Donuts haven’t given up on their goal to install a drive-thru off of West Main Street as they have returned with a new application.

pan mass.jpegLocal Bicyclists Are Hitting The Road For A Good Cause

by Michael Torelli

Two Cheshire bicyclists will be saddling up and taking to the streets of Massachusetts in early August to ride toward a cure for cancer.

Ball & Socket Group Addresses Concerns

by Michael Torelli
Representatives of Ball & Socket Arts returned for their second Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing last week, this time to address several concerns raised by various Town of Cheshire departments.

officers.JPGNew Officers Put To The Physical Test

by Michael Torelli
Prior to being accepted as part of the Cheshire Police force, chosen candidates are required to take part in a physical fitness test.

OPINION

Opinion_15.jpgObesity Battle Begins At Home

It sounds like youngsters who attend Camp Quinnipiac are in for a fun treat tomorrow when the inventor of the popular dance, the “Cha Cha Slide,” arrives at Norton School for a presentation (see page 5 for story). The visit, according to organizers, is designed to help promote an active lifestyle among children and teach them that getting exercise is simple and fun.

SPORTS

Jon Koski.jpgKoski Pitches Legion Seniors To Three-Peat

by Greg Lederer
Before playing their senior seasons at Cheshire High School last fall, field hockey co-captains Michelle Federico and Olivia Larson shared a gold medal in the 2013 Nutmeg State Games event.

AROUND TOWN

christine libty devitto march 2014 baltimore photo rei perri.jpgOhlman Takes Talents From Small Town To Bright Lights

by John Rook
Christine Ohlman admits that things can get a little surreal in her life.