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Allen Paul/Cheshire Herald
Some Cheshire youngsters had a chance to practice a few cheerleading moves at a camp this summer.

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.

Some Interesting Facts About Daylight Saving Time

March 11, 2012 by John Rook

Daylight Saving Time officially kicked in at 2 a.m. this morning, but if your clocks haven't done it on their own, make sure to set all of them ahead by one hour this morning.
In case you were wondering a little bit about Daylight Savings, below are a few unique facts that might pique your interest:

Reminder About "A Knight To Remember" At Lane Construction Tonight, Sponsored By Norton School

March 10, 2012 by Special To The ...

A reminder to all that Norton School will be hosting "A Knight To Remember" tonight, from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., at the Lane Construction Banquet Facility, 90 Fieldstone Court. The annual dinner dance and auction is held to benefit the "noble knights: of the Norton School PTA.

Fire Department Asking Residents To Change Batteries In Smoke And CO Alarms This Weekend

March 9, 2012 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Fire Department and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging consumers to replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms this weekend for Daylight Saving Time. This year, Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 11.

Man Crashes Into Tree, Arrested For DUI

March 8, 2012 by Josh Morgan

At approximately 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Cheshire police responded to a one car crash on Jinny Hill Road after a vehicle left the roadway and smashed into a tree.
When they arrived at the scene on March 7, police found David Devylder, of Jocelyn Lane, to be the driver. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

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.