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Tam and Robin Le are just two over 20 Cheshire residents participating in the 2014 Closer to Free Ride bike run on Sept. 6. Funds raised by each rider goes toward patient care at Yale-New Haven’s Smilow Cancer Hospital and to promote cancer research.

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.

DOT To Begin Bridge Work

March 14, 2012 by Special To The ...

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that construction is scheduled to begin on or about March 19, 2012 for the Replacement of Bridge No. 01077 (Route 70 over Broad Brook) in the Town of Cheshire.

Milone Proposes Two Percent Increase For Operating Budget

March 12, 2012 by Josh Morgan

Town Manager Michael Milone is proposing a $2 million budget increase for the upcoming fiscal year that, if approved, would result in a tax increase for most residents and businesses.

Diker Selected For Executive Management Program

March 12, 2012 by Special To The ...

Cheshire Public School District’s Madeleine C. Diker was recently selected to participate in School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) exclusive Executive Management Program, taught by top ranked faculty members of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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 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.