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On Saturday, the Fifth Annual Mari Hall Miles For Smiles will be held and runners from all around the area, including some who have participated in past events (above), are expected to participate. For more on the Miles For Smiles, see this week's Cheshire Herald.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

March 22, 2012 by John Rook

Get your Herald yet? If not, here's what you're missing:

*The Cheshire Town Council has begun its budget discussions in earnest, tackling the biggest item in the proposal — the education budget. Find out what officials had to say about everything from class sizes to new teacher hires.

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.

Stevens Helps CHS Field Hockey Hold Off Hand, Cross Country Excels In Dual-Meet Openers

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School field hockey (2-1-1) earned a 3-2 win at Daniel Hand.

CHS Girls' Volleyball Reaches 30 Straight Victories, Girls' Soccer Comes Up Short At Guilford

On Monday, Cheshire High School (3-0) secured their 30th straight win with a 3-0 sweep at Branford (1-2).

Stevens Comes Up Clutch In Draw, CHS Cross Country Opens Season At Invite

On Saturday, Cheshire High School field hockey (1-1-1) settled for a scoreless draw with Greenwich (0-0-2).

CHS Girls' Swim And Dive, Soccer, And V-Ball Win On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (2-0) defeated Sheehan (0-2) 102.5-67.5 in the home opener.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Dunkin’ Donuts Drive-Thru Nixed
Citing Traffic Concerns, Planning And Zoning Commission Denies Application

by Michael Torelli
After a two-month-long debate that drew interest and comment from several residents, the Planning and Zoning Commission denied an application for a Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru to be installed in a current convenience store and gas station at 905 West Main St.

festival.jpgA Festival To Smile About

by Michael Torelli
Scorching temperatures and high humidity bore down on most of Connecticut this past weekend, but residents of Cheshire still found the energy to attend Saturday’s 26th Annual Fall Festival & Marketplace.

Town Continues Pursuit Of Open Space

by Michael Torelli
Whenever a property owner in Cheshire makes a sizable amount of land available, the Town of Cheshire makes it a point to consider acquiring it as addiotional open space.

plyagrounds.JPGNo Playing Around
Parks’ Playgrounds To Get New Equipment

by Michael Torelli
Three playgrounds located at various Cheshire parks are expected to be replaced by early next spring, Town officials said.

OPINION

Opinion_20.jpgPZC Gets It Right On Drive-Thru

Kudos to the Planning and Zoning Commission for putting an end to the debate over a possible Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru at the Shell gas station on West Main Street.

SPORTS

Hannah Hackett.jpgLady Rams Open With Statement Win

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School field hockey entered this fall with questions. How would they replace a decorated graduating class and maintain their place as Southern Connecticut Champion and Class L title contender?

AROUND TOWN

Little 2.jpgLittle Expands His Horizons In Yale Summer Program

by Greg Lederer
Prior to this year, Sebastian Little hadn’t traveled abroad before. The farthest he gone out of state was flying to California with the Yale University football team.