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Cheshire's Erica Larson seen her career in modeling and acting take off recently. To find out more, see this week's Cheshire Herald.

Williams Shows Off His Skills In Geography Bee

January 23, 2011 by John Rook

Do you know the answer to this question: “What canal cuts across an isthmus between the city of Colon and the city of Balboa?”
If you do, you might have given Stephen Williams a run for his money last week.
Williams, a student at Dodd Middle School, correctly identified that the Panama Canal cut between Colon and Balboa to win this year's Dodd Middle School Geography Bee.

Hard Work Pays Off For CHS Young Democrats

January 22, 2011 by John Rook

It has become so clichéd, one wonders if the words carry any meaning at all.
Politicians, trying to encourage political participation on the part of a younger generation, extoll the virtues of “becoming involved” and insist that anyone, even those too young to vote, “can make a difference” in the process.

Plane Crashes Near Boulder Road

January 21, 2011 by John Rook

Two men, who were flying from New Bedford, Mass to the Waterbury/Oxford airport in a small, single-engine plane, were forced to make a crash landing near Boulder Road last Thursday.
The plane was being piloted by a 25-year-old male who was accompanied by his father. Their names have not been released.
Neither of the two passengers were injured in the accident.

Snow And Ice Storms Cause Problems In Town

January 20, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Much of December 2010 was devoid of any kind of precipitation, causing many to question when winter would actually swing into full gear.
The last few weeks have certainly answered that question.
Beginning on Dec. 26, 2010, with a blizzard that blanketed Connecticut with snow and high winds, the winter weather has come fast and furious, and doesn't show any signs of letting up.

Update: Work On Fallen Traffic Light Continues

January 19, 2011 by John Rook

Workers from the state Department of Transportation are busily working to replace a traffic light that succumb to the weight of the ice produced by yesterday's storm.
DOT was called onto the scene after the light pole, located at the intersection of Highland and Maple avenues, snapped in half at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Highland Avenue was closed for a brief time.

Gagliardi Sounds Off On Town Council

January 17, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Town Historian Ron Gagliardi believes that the only reason the Town Council instituted a two year term limit on his office is because of a squabble he's had with members of the Cheshire Historical Society.

CHS Sports Begin Fall Practice

Cheshire High School cross country, field hockey, soccer, girls' swim and dive, and girls' volleyball opened fall pre-season on Saturday.

CJF Hosted Pre-season Jamboree On Saturday

Cheshire Junior Football is preparing for the 2014 season!

Rams Football Has Kicked Off Conditioning

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

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Council Chips In For Plant
Contractor’s Mistake Requires Town Appropriation

by Michael Torelli
The Town of Cheshire was recently required to front a supplemental appropriation of $25,000 because of problems at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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A Touch Of Magic Comes To Cheshire Library

by Michael Torelli
Cards, paper clips, rope, rubber bands, and strings littered the Mary Baldwin Room at Cheshire Public Library late last week.

Trail Parking Lot Approved

by Michael Torelli
Life promises to become easier for those looking to take advantage of the Cheshire Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, as five acres of land on Jarvis Street will soon be turned into a 74-space parking lot.

Grange.JPGGrange Fair Celebrates 130 Years In Style

by Michael Torelli
The sounds of goats and aroma of country cooking filled the air this past weekend, as the 130th Annual Cheshire Grange Community Fair commenced.

OPINION

Opinion_19.jpgBartlem Parking A Safety Issue

Cheshire Parks and Recreation Director Bob Ceccolini has it right when he says that the situation at Bartlem Park just isn’t fair. While some students have been forking over a tidy sum for the right to park at Bartlem, others have simply been cherry-picking open spots near the Community Pool or Yellow House, free of charge (see page 2 for story).

SPORTS

Collin Jordan_4.jpgJordan To Take Court At ECSU

by Greg Lederer
For the last four seasons, Collin Jordan was a fixture in the Cheshire High School boys’ basketball lineup.

AROUND TOWN

Leo.JPGVersatility Key To Leo Lavallee’s Musical Success

by John Rook
There are certain things that tie musicians to their music.


 

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