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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.

Cheshire Schools Closed

January 11, 2011 by Special To The ...

All Cheshire public schools will be closed tomorrow, Jan. 12, because of an expected winter storm, the superintendent's office announced Tuesday night.

Cheshire Issues Parking Ban In Anticipation Of Storm

January 11, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Police Department announced this afternoon that a parking bad has been issued for tomorrow. Town ordinance 15-4 prohibits parking on town roads during a storm and immediately thereafter until crews have cleared the roads.

Town Historian Will Vacate Office

January 10, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Cheshire Town Historian Ron Gagliardi has decided to wave a white flag.

Mr. Nisar Goes To Washington

January 9, 2011 by John Rook

Having lived in Pakistan for a good portion of his life, Cheshire High School junior Hasher Nisar knows what it is like to live in a country where freedom and rule of law are not as respected as one would like.
That's why the teenager has such an appreciation for the United States of America, and why his recent acceptance into a prestigious national program means so much.

Library Workshop Opens The Book On E-Readers

January 8, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Library Director Ramona Burkey first bought an electronic book a few years ago, but no one seemed too interested in checking it out.

Florio Proposes 5.09 Percent Increase

January 7, 2011 by John Rook

On Thursday night, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio detailed his budget proposal for the 2011-2012 school year, calling for a 5.09 percent increase over last year's spending totals.
Florio's overall budget proposal is for $63.44 million, approximately $3 million more than the budget for last year.

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.