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The driver of a dump truck reportedly lost control of his vehicle on Tuesday afternoon, causing the truck to cross three lanes of traffic off of Waterbury Road and eventually flip over. The driver sustained injuries to his back and feet, according to police, and was transported to St. Mary's Hospital for further evaluation.

Discussion On Education Budget Kicks Off Council Workshops

March 13, 2014 by John Rook

Town Manager Michael Milone unveiled his $104 million budget proposal earlier this week and now the Cheshire Town Council will begin the work of examining each aspect of it over the course of the next several weeks.
First up: Education.

Town Manager Proposes $104 Million Budget

March 12, 2014 by John Rook

Town Manager Michael Milone revealed his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year—a total of $104 million in spending, which represents a $4 million increase in spending over last year.
If approved, the town's mill rate would rise from 27.6 to 30.7.

PZC Put On A Standstill Concerning Pool

March 11, 2014 by michael torelli

The Planning and Zoning Commission took no action Monday evening concerning a proposed zone text change that would allow the proposed tension membrane covering for the Cheshire Community Pool to reach up to 60 feet in height.
The change would redefine the height limitations for municipal buildings in active recreation areas.

PZC Could Make Decision On Pool Tonight

March 10, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Planning and Zoning Commission is expected to make a decision tonight on a request by the town to approve a zone text change that would allow the proposed covering for the Cheshire Community Pool to exceed existing height requirements.

Skibitcky, Murray Earn Regional Honors In Track And Field Meet

On Saturday, Cheshire High School track and field athletes Janaia Skibitcky and Brendan Murray secured All-New England honors in the 71st New England Interscholastic Championship at Willowbrook Park in New Britain.

CHS Softball To Play For First Unbeaten Season On Saturday Against Rival

On Saturday, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 26-0) seeks their first state title and unbeaten season against Housatonic Division rival Amity (sixth, 21-5) in the Class LL final at West Haven.

CHS Softball Shuts Out NFA In Class LL Semis, Skibitcky Wins First State Open Crown, Golfers Play In D-I Open

In Monday's Class LL semifinals, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 26-0) defeated Norwich Free Academy (fifth, 21-6) 2-0 at West Haven.

CHS Boys' Volleyball Falls In Class L Quarter At Darien

On Friday, Cheshire High School boys' volleyball (seventh seed, 16-6) came up short 3-2 (16-25, 25-21, 20-25, 25-21, 13-15) in a Class L quarterfinal at Darien (second, 22-1).

CHS Softball To Play In LL Semis On Monday

On Monday, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 25-0) visits West Haven to play Norwich Free Academy (fifth, 19-4) in the Class LL semifinals at 4 p.m.

CHS Softball Advances To Class LL Semis, Girls' LAX Falls In Quarterfinal, Boys' V-Ball To Visit Darien On Friday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 25-0) extended their unbeaten season with a 9-0 shutout of Middletown (eighth, 16-7) in the Class LL quarterfinals.

CHS Softball And Boys' Volleyball Reach Class Quarters, Skibitcky Wins LL Gold Medals, Boys' Lacrosse Falls In Thriller

CHS Softball And Boys' Volleyball Reach Class Quarters, Skibitcky Wins LL Gold Medals, Boys' Lacrosse Falls In Thriller

CHS Girls' Lacrosse Beats Falcons In Class L First Round, Boys' Golf Takes Sixth In SCC, Baseball Ends Season

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School girls' lacrosse (fifth seed, 14-5) defeated Fairfield Ludlowe (12th, 9-8) 15-11 in the Class L First Round.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Passage Of State Bill Clears Way For Solar Farm

by Michael Torelli
Town officials expect that the old landfill off of Waterbury Road will be the new home of a one-megawatt solar farm by the end of this year, now that Governor Dannel Malloy has signed a bill critical to the project’s success.

brothers.JPGLemonade Stand Selling Some Brotherly Love

by Michael Torelli
One local boy is speaking up for his brother who cannot, and now the whole community has heard him loud and clear.

CHA Takes Control Of Boulder Road Home

by Michael Torelli
The Town Council recently authorized the sale of a residential home owned by the Town of Cheshire to the local housing authority, who plan to renovate and rent the property as an affordable home.

Challengers, Reds 2.jpgCheshire Reds, Challengers Partnership Proves A Perfect Match

by Greg Lederer
Last year, the Cheshire Reds 10-U baseball team spent a day cheering at a Cheshire Challengers game.

OPINION

Opinion_109.jpgNo One To Blame But Ourselves

One wonders what Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” would look like if written in modern-day America.

SPORTS

Ben DeLaubell.jpgCHS Spring Sports Awards

Cheshire Kiwanis Club: Sportsmanship Award—Baseball: Altrin Kabashi; Lacrosse: Austin Ingarra; Tennis: Arnav Velaparthi; Boys’ Volleyball: T.J. Lochowski

AROUND TOWN

Youth Center 1.jpgYouth Center Control Sparked Debate In ’68

by John Rook
When one thinks about the Harmon Leonard Jr. Youth Center, the word ‘controversy’ doesn’t usually jump to mind.


 

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