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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.

Malloy Bans Travel On Limited Access Highways

February 8, 2013 by Special To The ...

The following was recieved from Gov. Dannel Malloy's office:

Town Offices Closed; Activities Canceled

February 8, 2013 by Josh Morgan

All Town offices are closing at 1:00 p.m. today, Feb. 8, due to the winter storm.
Additionally, activities throughout various town buildings have been canceled. See below for a complete listing of closures and cancellations as provided by Town Hall:

Officials Advise Residents To Sign Up For CODERED

February 8, 2013 by John Rook

As the snow outside escaltes and winds become more severe, power outages are a possibility in Cheshire. As such, the Town of Cheshire may open its emergency response centers.
If the Town determines there is a need to do so, it will issue a CODERED announcement to all residents signed up for the service.
For those who have not yet registered, officials ask that you do so at the below link:

Town Issues Parking Ban, Advises Residents About Procedures In Case Of Power Outages

February 8, 2013 by John Rook

With a blizzard already beginning to affect parts of Connecticut, Cheshire town officials have issued the following announcements:
 Friday events at The Yellow House have been cancelled.
There is a parking ban in effect from 8 a.m. Friday, February 8, until further notice to enable crews to clear roads.
Friday trash and recycling collection is expected to be completed.

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.