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Michael Torelli/Cheshire Herald
Heavy bouts of wind proved to be the perfect weather for Tim and Adaline Galvin, who took part at the annual Fly a Kite program at Bartlem Park Wednesday morning.

Town Announces Curbside Branch Collection To Assist In Irene Cleanup

August 30, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Town of Cheshire will be assisting residents with removal of branches downed on their properties by Hurricane Irene.

Irene Gone; But Damage Left In Its Wake (Updated Monday 4 p.m.)

August 29, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Hurricane Irene walloped the state on Sunday and caused widespread power outages across the region.

Police Department Welcomes New Officer, Fills Last Position

August 29, 2011 by Josh Morgan

The Cheshire Police Department is back to full staffing levels after the newest officer was sworn in last week.
On Aug. 18, Vincienzo Balcastro took his oath in front of his new colleagues and Judge Raymond Voelker, saying he was excited to have joined the Cheshire department. Balcastro, 27, was hired from the Wallingford Police Department and will be road-ready in a matter of weeks.

Scenes From Around Cheshire Following Hurricane Irene

August 28, 2011 by Josh Morgan

There were a lot of downed tree limbs and some flooded areas in Cheshire on Sunday as a result of Hurricane Irene.

CL&P deploys all available crews to begin the restoration effort

August 28, 2011 by Special To The ...

Priority will be making areas safe, opening roads and assessing damage.

CL&P Opens Emergency Operations Center

August 27, 2011 by Special To The ...

The following is from Connecticut Light & Power:

As Hurricane Irene makes her way to our state, Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) has opened its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Berlin.

CHS Varsity Slate For Wednesday

Wednesday's Cheshire High School varsity schedule:

Cheshire Girls' LAX, Tennis Extend Strong Starts

Cheshire High School girls' tennis improved to 3-0 on Monday afternoon, beating East Haven (0-3) 6-1.

Cheshire Baseball Stuns Amity, Girls' LAX Takes Opener

For the first time since 2009, Cheshire High School baseball (1-2, 1-0) defeated 10-time defending Housatonic Division Champion Amity (0-3, 0-1) at home.

For the first time since 2009, Cheshire High School baseball (1-2, 1-0) defeated 10-time defending Housatonic Division Champion Amity (0-3, 0-1) at home.

CHS Softball Shut Outs Shelton, Boys' V-Ball Stops Oxford's Win Streak

In Friday's Housatonic Division opener, Cheshire High School softball (3-0, 1-0) defeated Shelton (1-1, 0-1) 10-0.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

$103.4 Million Budget Approved

Decision Paves Way For Implementation Of Full-Day Kindergarten

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council voted 5-4 to approve a $103.39 million budget that calls for a $2.7 million increase over last year’s operating budget.

CHS softball Head Coach Kristine Drust, CHS football Head Coach Don Drust, son Brewer.jpgWalking As One!

by Michael Torelli
Whether it was to respect those who have been lost in drunk driving accidents, or an effort to raise funds to cure multiple sclerosis, residents of Cheshire flooded the streets for two walks this past weekend.

Tree Trimming To Be Put On Hold

by Michael Torelli
It has been a couple of months since the start of Connecticut Light & Power’s enhanced tree trimming program began in Cheshire, yet there seems to be consensus among all interested parties that the program needs to be rexamined prior to continuing.

Chamber.jpgChamber Celebrates 40th Anniversary

by John Rook
In the April 4, 1974 edition of The Cheshire Herald, a full-page advertisement on page 11 of that week’s edition announced the formation of a new group.
The Cheshire Chamber of Commerce had been formed ...

EDITORIAL

Opinion_1.jpgTracking Full-Day Kindergarten

The Cheshire Town Council passed a budget Tuesday night that will presumably allow the School District to move forward with full-day kindergarten (see page one for story). All that remains is the official adoption and implementation by the Board of Education and School District leaders, all of whom have been pushing for full-day for a while.

SPORTS

Maddy Levy.jpgLacrosse Co-Captain Realizes Her Potential

by Greg Lederer
The play of Cheshire High School senior lacrosse player Maddy Levy caught her opposition by surprise last year. After contributing defensively for her first two seasons, she emerged to post career-best totals for goals (44) and assists (six).

AROUND TOWN

Danielle Chambrelli_0.jpgFuture Teacher Receives Youth Leadership Award

by Greg Lederer
When local teenager Danielle Chambrelli started volunteering in Cheshire YMCA last year, the thought of receiving individual accolades wasn’t on her mind.