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Fire Chief Jack Casner (left) was recently sworn in as the 93rd President of the New England Association of Fire Chiefs. For more on Casner's recognition and what he intends to do with his new position, see an upcoming edition of the Cheshire Herald.

Jury Begins Deliberation As Judge Denies Mistrial Motion Filed By Komisarjevsky Defense

October 12, 2011 by John Rook

It is now in the hands of the jury.
After three weeks of testimony, the jury in the trial of accused killer Joshua Komisarjevsky began its deliberations today. The group will now decide whether he is guilty of the charges levied against him, including six capital felony counts that could carry the death penalty.

Komisarjevsky Defense Team Files One More Motion As Sides Prepare For Closing Arguements

October 11, 2011 by John Rook

Closing arguments are expected today in the trial of accused killer Joshua Komisarjevsky, but not before Judge Jon Blue considers one more motion from the defense.

Reminder About Columbus Day Holiday

October 10, 2011 by John Rook

Happy Columbus Day!
All residents are reminded that Town of Cheshire offices are closed today in recognition of the holiday and there are no meetings scheduled for tonight. Also, schools across town are closed. Town offices and services will renew their normal schedules beginning tomorrow.
Now, here are a couple of interesting facts about Columbus Day:

Editor's Notebook: Steve Jobs Revolutionized How We Live

October 9, 2011 by John Rook

When you think of business tycoons in American history, certain names rush to mind: Ford, Rockefeller, Carnegie, J.P. Morgan.
You can add Steve Jobs to that list.
Perhaps no other modern-day entrepreneur has had such a lasting impact as Jobs on American culture. His products, his innovations, have transformed the entire world.

Have Plans For The Weekend? If Not, Check Out These Local Events

October 7, 2011 by John Rook

Alright, the weekend is here, the weather is suppose to be perfect (almost summer-like), and you're looking to fill up your schedule. If you don't want to be stuck inside when the weather outside promises to be picturesque (and who knows how many more days like this we'll get), there are always some local events happening that you might want to check out:

Friday, Oct. 7

Lady Rams Have National-Record Streak Snapped

October 7, 2011 by Greg Lederer

Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (5-1) lost 100-86 yesterday in Glastonbury. It was their first dual-meet loss since 1986, a string of 281 straight wins (national record). Check back for updates and find a story in next week's issue of The Cheshire Herald.
Cheshire returns to action on Tuesday, facing host Mercy at Wesleyan University. The meet starts at 7 p.m.

CJF To Hold Jamboree On Saturday

Cheshire Junior Football hosts their pre-season jamboree on Saturday at Bartlem Park.

Rams Football Has Kicked Off Conditioning

On Monday, Cheshire High School football started conditioning for the 2014 campaign.

CHS Girls' Volleyball Tryouts Moved To Cheshire Academy

Due to ongoing work in the West Gym, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball has switched tryouts to Cheshire Academy.

Men's Softball Teams Sweep Regular Season, Playoff Titles

The Cheshire Men's Softball League has three new playoff champions this year.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Council Approves Capital Budget
Approximately $4 Million In Project Funding Will Go To Referendum

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council approved a $9.6 million capital budget plan for the current fiscal year during their meeting on Tuesday night.

Bridge/Road Work Tops To-Do List

by Michael Torelli
Clear skies and warm weather have made for a near-perfect outdoor working experience for those employed by the Cheshire Engineering Department.

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by Michael Torelli
Cheshire resident Kim Dorey Wallis always finds time each week to visit Bartlem Park to water the tree that shades the memorial plaque in honor of her deceased son, Todd Dorey.

Fire Department Looking For Quicker Response Time With Bunk-In Program

by Michael Torelli
At 3 a.m. on a snowy morning, an emergency call comes through the dispatch radio requesting the Cheshire Fire Department’s assistance.

OPINION

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In all likelihood, the person or persons who destroyed the plaque at Bartlem Park honoring the memory of Todd Dorey didn’t know what they were doing.

SPORTS

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by Greg Lederer
Kimmi Grove recalls that the first time she ran competitively it was not a pleasant experience.

AROUND TOWN

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by John Rook
Great partnerships are a common theme in musical history.