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For our last feature in our Hitting The Right Note summer series, we look at local musician Leo Lavallee, who has spent his life playing and teaching music.

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.

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!

Rams Football Has Kicked Off Conditioning

On Monday, Cheshire High School football started conditioning for the 2014 campaign.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Council Approves Capital Budget
Approximately $4 Million In Project Funding Will Go To Referendum

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council approved a $9.6 million capital budget plan for the current fiscal year during their meeting on Tuesday night.

Bridge/Road Work Tops To-Do List

by Michael Torelli
Clear skies and warm weather have made for a near-perfect outdoor working experience for those employed by the Cheshire Engineering Department.

Resized Replaced Plaque.jpgSad Story Has Happy Ending For Bereaved Mother

by Michael Torelli
Cheshire resident Kim Dorey Wallis always finds time each week to visit Bartlem Park to water the tree that shades the memorial plaque in honor of her deceased son, Todd Dorey.

Fire Department Looking For Quicker Response Time With Bunk-In Program

by Michael Torelli
At 3 a.m. on a snowy morning, an emergency call comes through the dispatch radio requesting the Cheshire Fire Department’s assistance.

OPINION

Opinion_18.jpgTake Care Around Memorials

In all likelihood, the person or persons who destroyed the plaque at Bartlem Park honoring the memory of Todd Dorey didn’t know what they were doing.

SPORTS

Resized Kimmi Grove.jpgGrove Extends Passion At UNH

by Greg Lederer
Kimmi Grove recalls that the first time she ran competitively it was not a pleasant experience.

AROUND TOWN

Resized at CMU.jpgDad, Daughter Are Headin' Home

by John Rook
Great partnerships are a common theme in musical history.