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Allen Paul/Cheshire Herald
Some Cheshire youngsters had a chance to practice a few cheerleading moves at a camp this summer.

Man Killed Off Mount Sanford Road

July 15, 2014 by michael torelli

A pedestrian was killed Monday afternoon after being hit by a car on Mount Sanford Road, police have confirmed.
Cheshire resident Benjamin Feinn, 75, was found lying dead in the street after being struck by a commercial vehicle, according to the Cheshire Police Department.
George Matar of Milford, 54, was driving the motor vehicle. Matar sustained no injuries.

BREAKING NEWS: Tonight's Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Game Postponed

July 14, 2014 by Greg Lederer

Due to rain and field conditions, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (21-8, 17-7 in Zone 3) has postponed tonight's game against division leader Middletown (19-5) at Cheshire High School.
Cheshire hosts them on Tuesday at 5:45 p.m.

Pick Up Your Absentee Ballot Ahead Of Primary

July 14, 2014 by Special To The ...

Cheshire Town Clerk Carolyn Z. Soltis would like to remind registered Republican voters that absentee ballot applications for the August 12 Primary for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor and Comptroller will be available beginning July 22. An application for an absentee ballot must be completed, signed and returned to the Town Clerk before an absentee ballot can be issued.

Friends of Boulder Knoll To Hold Two Food Gatherings

July 13, 2014 by Special To The ...

Friends of Boulder Knoll, Inc., a local educational and advocacy group, announces its two upcoming fundraising dinners on the farm. All proceeds from the event will benefit Friends of Boulder Knoll’s educational programming and donations of healthy local produce to area soup kitchens. Both events will take place at Boulder Knoll Community Farm, located at 875 Boulder Road in Cheshire.

Town of Cheshire To Hold Capital Budget Meetings

July 12, 2014 by michael torelli

Summer may mean that schools are out of session and residents are planning vacations, but for Town employees, the summer is a time to discuss capital budget projects. All meetings will be held in Room 207 in Town Hall unless otherwise noted, and members of the public are welcome to attend, but there will also be a public hearing held on July 29.

Parks & Rec To Host Free Summer Concerts

July 11, 2014 by michael torelli

The Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting four concerts this summer at Bartlem Park. All are free to attend and begin at 7 p.m.

Friday, July 18 - Soul Sound Revue
Friday, July 25 - The Women of Pop & Rock featuring Jill Gioia
Friday, Aug. 1 - Eaglemania
Friday, Aug. 8 - Beau Bolero

CHS Football Hosting Scrimmage On Labor Day

On Monday, Cheshire High School football hosts Windsor for a scrimmage at 10:30 a.m.

Jordan, Duglenski Transitioning To College Basketball

After graduating from Cheshire High School in June, two former basketball players are playing at the next level.

CHS Football Scrimmages For The First Time On Wednesday

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School football played their first scrimmage against Holy Cross and Trumbull at Alumni Field.

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!

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.