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Preview of coming attractions? Two years ago, Blizzard Nemo dumped nearly three feet of snow on parts of Connecticut, including Cheshire, leaving many trapped in their homes for days as crews worked as quickly as possible to clear roads. Beginning today, another major storm is expected to hit and produce blizzard conditions, with Cheshire in line to get more than 20 inches of snow by the time it ends late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. For any latest information about the storm of closings, check back to our website.

All Referendum Questions Pass

November 4, 2014 by John Rook

All local referendum questions passed on Tuesday evening, as Cheshire voters gave the thumbs up to a number of projects. Most notably, the request for an additional ladder truck at the Cheshire Fire Department received overwhelming support. The measure passed by a 6378 to 4086 vote tally.

Zupkus With Lead In 89th District

November 4, 2014 by John Rook

First-term State Representative Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) is looking for a win over Democrat Vickie Nardello and appears to have a lead with one town (Bethany) yet to report. With tallies in from Prospect and Cheshire, Zupkus, by unofficial numbers, has a 4355 to 2827 vote lead.

Markley Wins Big In Cheshire

November 4, 2014 by John Rook

An initial vote tally shows State Senator Joe Markley (R-16) winning Cheshire by a large margin over Working Families Party candidate Chris Robertson. Early numbers released have Markley garnering 1702 votes to Robertson's 611.

Suzio, Bartolomeo Race Appears Tight Again

November 4, 2014 by John Rook

Early numbers show another possible nail-biter between Democrat incumbent State Senator Dante Bartolomeo and Republican challenger Len Suzio. Unofficial numbers show Bartolomeo with a 2631 to 1794 vote lead in Meriden, however Suzio has garnered 1446 votes in Cheshire to Bartolomeo's 1093 in Cheshire. Bartolomeo has a 3724 to 3240 lead as of now.

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.

CHS Boys' Swim And Dive Stays Unbeaten, B-Ball Teams Sweep Shelton, Wednesday's Varsity Slate

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School boys' swim and dive (3-0) came away victorious 99-79 at Hamden (4-2).

Barile Takes Bronze In New Milford, Ice Hockey Drops Overtime Thriller, Lady Skaters Win At Home

Cheshire High School junior wrestlers produced a strong showing in Saturday's New Milford Tournament.

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.


 

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