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James Brandolini/Cheshire Herald
Alexandra Pelletier is a multi-sport star at Cheshire High School, but she will be focused on one sport in particular when she heads off to college in the fall. For more on her story, see this week's Cheshire Herald.

Esty To Speak At Chamber

March 12, 2013 by Special To The ...

United States Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5) will be the featured speaker at the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce breakfast to be held at Elim Park, 140 Cook Hill Road, on Wednesday, March 27, from 8 to 9 a.m. There will be a question and answer session.

Milone Proposes $101.8 Million Operating Budget

March 11, 2013 by Josh Morgan

Town Manager Michael Milone has proposed a $101.8 million Operating Budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
The proposal represents a $3 million increase in spending from the current year. Milone stated in his budget transmittal letter to the Town Council that his proposal, which is a 3.10 percent increase, was necessitated by the state budget proposal outlined by Gov. Dannel Malloy.

Highlands Health Care Center Gearing Up For April Craft And Bake Sale

March 9, 2013 by Special To The ...

The Highland Health Care Center's annual Spring Craft Fair and Bake Sale will be held on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. The group is now accepting vendors for the sale.
The event will feature crafts and baked goods, along with assorted items from different vendors. Ron Bonito will also be available offering cash for unwanted gold, sterling silver, or platinum.

Saturday's George Welch B-Ball Final Moved Up

March 8, 2013 by Greg Lederer

Georgetown University and Boise State University will meet in Saturday's George Welch High School Boys' Basketball League title game at Cheshire High School. Start time is 9:05 a.m.
On Friday, Boise State held off Gonzaga University 60-58. Georgetown raced past Virginia Tech University 56-31.

Cunningham Earns First Victory Of The Year, CHS Girls' Basketball And Ice Hockey Pick Up Big Wins

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School skiing went a combined 7-3 at Mount Southington.

CHS Ice Hockey Rallies By Host Indians, Basketball Teams Earn Sweep

On Friday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (6-5-1) scored five straight goals to defeat host North Haven (2-5-1) 5-2 at Northford Ice Pavilion.

CHS Skiing Fares Well In Second Meet, Wrestling And Girls' Ice Hockey Drop Contests

On Wednesday, the Cheshire High School ski teams competed in their second meet at Mount Southington.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Board Approves $70 Million Budget
Members Tack More Than $500,000 Onto Superintendent’s Original Recommendation

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio’s budget proposal last night, but with some additional changes.

swimming.jpgMeeting The Needs Of Cheshire Swimmers

by Michael Torelli
Cheshire Aquatics Director Sheila Adams has proven that, even though the Community Pool is closed indefinitely, you cannot keep her out of the water.

Where’s The Ladder Truck?
Some Question Delay In Purchasing New Fire Truck

by Michael Torelli
Taxpayers in Cheshire approved a $1.08 million referendum question last November which provided the Cheshire Fire Department with enough funding to purchase a new aerial ladder truck.

CHS Heating Pipe_0.JPGCold Winter Weather Has Caused Problems At School Buildings

by Michael Torelli
Last week’s cold snap resulted in the Cheshire School District having to shell out a few dollars for repairs for burst pipes and boiler issues.

OPINION

Opinion_38.jpgPatience Needed When It Comes To Ladder Truck

Government, whether at the local, state, or federal level, oftentimes gives its citizens plenty of reason for frustration.

SPORTS

Heath Post.jpgCHS Earns Key Division Victory

by Greg Lederer
On Tuesday, Cheshire High School boys’ basketball (7-3, 4-0 in Housatonic Division) rode a fast start into a 72-66 win at Shelton. Both teams entered unbeaten in the division.

pittsley.JPGJube Road Journeys Through Cheshire’s Lesser Known Past

by Michael Torelli
As a fourth-generation resident of Cheshire, Christine Pittsley always had an interest in her hometown—a quintessential farming community that traces its founding back to the 1700s.