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Tree Trimming remains a hot topic of conversation around town as many residents are upset by what they see as excessive trimming, some of which can be viewed off South Meriden Road (above). In this week's Herald, a letter to the editor offers up a different perspective on the debate. Make sure to pick up your copy today.

Council Approves $97.7 Million Budget

April 13, 2011 by John Rook

The Cheshire Town Council approved a $97.7 million operating budget on Tuesday night, reducing Town Manager Micheal Milone's proposal by $1.74 million.
The Council, in a 6-2 vote, approved an increase over last year's budget of $2.17 million, or 2.27 percent, setting the mill rate at 26.85.

Street Sweeping Begins Today

April 11, 2011 by Special To The ...

The following press release was received from 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 today. Sweeping operations will begin in the south section of town and will progress throughout the town during the following several weeks.

****NOTICE: The Cheshire Herald Is Looking For A Freelance Photographer

April 11, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Herald has an opening for a freelance photographer and is looking for local applicants. This position requires some night and weekend work, and assignments can vary from sporting and community events to happenings at the schools and library. Experience is preferred.

CHS Students Wow Judges With Dream Homes

April 10, 2011 by John Rook

Cheshire High School student Amanda Cashmore might only be 15 years old, but the teenager already knows what she wants to be when she grows up.
Since she was a child, which wasn't all that long ago, Cashmore has wanted to be an architect. She has wanted to build things in her mind and see them come to life in the real world.

Neville To Speak About Horticulture At Suburban Garden Club Meeting

April 9, 2011 by Special To The ...

Katherine Neville, a master gardener and horticulture judge, will be the featured speaker at the April meeting of the Suburban Garden Club. She will discuss how to display horticulture and the criteria on which it is judged. This is one of several programs planned to help club members prepare for the flower show in June.

Council Set To Cut $1.8 Million From Budget Request

April 9, 2011 by Josh Morgan

The Cheshire Town Council appears ready to adopt an Operating Budget that cuts Town Manager Michael Milone's initial proposal by more than $1.8 million.

CHS Teams Collect Wins On Wednesday, Boys' V-Ball And Girls' Tennis Fall To Unbeaten Foes

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School baseball (5-3, 3-1 in Housatonic Division) secured a 3-2 win at Sheehan (5-3, 2-1).

Lady Rams Sweep In Track And Field, Boys' Tennis Wins Second Straight

Cheshire High School girls' outdoor track and field improved to 5-0 on Tuesday, sweeping host Hamden (90-60), Hillhouse (95-54), and Wilbur Cross (79.5-69.5).

CHS Girls' LAX, Softball, Boys' Volleyball And Golf Won On Monday

On Monday, Cheshire High School girls' lacrosse (4-1) posted a 6-1 win at Branford (4-1).

Baseball Continues Hot Streak, Girls' Lacrosse Pulls Away At Amity

On Saturday, Cheshire High School baseball (4-2, 2-0 in Housatonic Division) secured its fourth win in a row 7-3 at Branford (2-3).

CHS Teams Sweep On Thursday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School boys' lacrosse (1-3) ran off 11 straight goals in earning their first win 16-2 over Branford (1-3).

CHS Boys' V-Ball And Tennis Teams Earn Wins, Girls' LAX And Tennis Come Up Short

Cheshire High School boys' volleyball (3-0) stayed unbeaten on Wednesday, sweeping Masuk (1-2) 3-0 by scores of 25-19, 25-10, and 25-19.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Still At Odds
Debate Between Developer, Elmwood Drive Residents Continues At PZC

by Michael Torelli
The Planning and Zoning Commission’s public hearing on a proposed infill development off Route 10 was closed on April 14, but a vote was not held.

Deanna Giulietti.jpgCheshire’s Giulietti Scores Big With “Perfect”

by Greg Lederer
Deanna Giulietti is no stranger to performing for an audience.
Yet, whether it be at Cheshire High School or Hofstra University (N.Y.), she considers being nervous before taking the stage as a good sign.

Adjusting To The Adjustments, BOE Discusses Budget

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Board of Education Finance Committee held a meeting on April 15 to begin discussion on how to implement budget reductions while still funding full-day kindergarten next year.

CCT.JPGCCT Getting “Lost In Yonkers” This Weekend At Cheshire High

by John Rook
You don’t get much further away from Brooklyn in 1942 than Cheshire in 2014, but the Cheshire Community Theater is hoping to combine those two worlds this weekend.

OPINION

Opinion_4.jpgClean Out The Medicine Cabinet, Avoid Disaster

Most people’s medicine cabinets are filled with any assortment of drugs, from something as simple as aspirin to more potent medication used to keep people healthy.

SPORTS

Matt Blois_0.jpgBoys’ Lacrosse Runs By The Hornets

by Greg Lederer
There was a sense of urgency when the Cheshire High School boys’ lacrosse team took the field last Thursday at Alumni Field. After dropping their first three games, CHS needed to change that trend against Branford.

AROUND TOWN

Youth Center 2.jpgYouth Center Debate Raged In April Of ’64

by John Rook
Municipalities are constantly thinking about budgets. Residents are almost always thinking about taxes.
That ensures any new activity, department, or building proposed in a town that promises to affect the revenue of a community is sure to evoke the passions of the citizenry.


 

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