• pfizer vaccine 10 hours ago

    Planning Underway for COVID-19 Clinics to Vaccinate 12 to 15-Year-Olds

    There is a lot of anticipation that the vaccine rollout could expand next week following the possible authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds. The state Department of Public Health is urging providers to prepare for a surge in demand by planning clinics. Now parents, including in Cheshire, are debating whether their child should soon get a…

  • vaccinating kids 18 hours ago

    Planning Underway For COVID-19 Clinics to Vaccinate 12 to 15-Year-Olds

    As early as next week, more than 170,000 12- to 15-year-olds in Connecticut could be the next group eligible for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

  • palm trees Apr 9

    Palm Tree Business Taking Off in Connecticut

    Over the past year, there have been multiple reports on businesses like cleaning services, package stores, and delivery services booming during the pandemic. But there’s another business taking off in Connecticut; seasonal palm trees. Brandon Hall has a greenhouse full of palm trees in Cheshire. He started CT Palm Trees and Tropicals five years ago after he bought a...

  • coronavirus in connecticut Mar 20

    In Poor Conn. Districts, COVID-19 Pandemic Overwhelms School Counselors

    To help her students keep up with school this year, counselor Nadia Pearce has tried it all. She reminds them of goals they had before the pandemic, for college or a career. She calls parents and goes over how their children are supposed to log in for distance learning. She begs. She pleads. She practices tough love. “I really have…

  • schools Mar 15

    School Segregation Is Getting Worse Instead of Better

    Ever since white Americans used cheap debt to move out of cities and into the suburbs, school segregation has accelerated in the U.S. And in recent decades, the problem has gotten worse rather than better. Mike Magee, the CEO of Chiefs for Change, explains why racial disparities in education are getting worse and what can be done about it.

  • Cheshire Feb 2

    Expectant Cheshire Mom Depends on Neighbor with Plow

    Tara and John Fede live on a private drive in Cheshire. They had their fingers crossed on Monday that their baby boy wouldn’t be born early, during the snowstorm. “When I found out I was due in February, I was like, ‘Please, don’t come when there’s a snowstorm,” Tara Fede said. “I luckily work from home, he does not...

  • Cheshire Feb 2

    Expectant Cheshire Mom Depends on Neighbor With Plow

    Tara and John Fede live on a private drive in Cheshire. They had their fingers crossed on Monday that their baby boy wouldn’t be born early, during the snowstorm. The town does not plow their street, so they depend on a neighbor.

  • snow days Dec 16, 2020

    Snow Days Being Put On Ice In Several Towns

    Growing up in Connecticut, kids have always associated winter with snow days. A surprise reprieve from school, filled with sledding and other frozen fun. So, normally in weeks like this, children around the state would be getting excited. But this is not a normal year. With some school districts replacing snow days with remote learning, that excitement has been tempered….

  • Step Up CT Dec 1, 2020

    Cheshire School Tapping Young Volunteers to Fill Substitute Teaching Void

    Among the many ramifications of the pandemic, has been a profound shortage of substitute teachers. Contact tracing and quarantine protocols have left school systems short staffed, forcing some to get creative. Responding to Governor Ned Lamont’s Step up Connecticut initiative, which is urging people to volunteer at many places including schools, Cheshire targeted a very specific pool of candidates....

  • Cheshire Nov 16, 2020

    Cheshire High School Dismissing Early

    Cheshire High School is dismissing students at 11:15 a.m. Monday after a member of the food service team developed symptoms associated with COVID-19. Supt. Jeffrey Solan said in a statement that school officials learned this morning that a member of the food service team is having symptoms associated with COVID-19.  “Unfortunately, the working conditions in the kitchen are such that…

  • Covid-19 Vaccine Nov 16, 2020

    A Doctor Breaks Down Moderna's ‘Exciting' COVID-19 Vaccination News

    Moderna announced Monday that preliminary data from its phase 3 trial showed its coronavirus vaccine is more than 94% effective in preventing COVID-19. Dr. Bob Lahita, a clinical professor at New York Medical College and the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, breaks down the “very exciting news,” and why March and April could be...

  • sports Nov 12, 2020

    Swimming With Sarah: Cheshire Swim Gets Boost From Teammate

    The Cheshire girls swim team won’t get to compete for a state championship this year because of COVID-19 restrictions, but they are the winners of their SCC division, which is the closest any team will get to a title in 2020. The Rams are one of the most decorated swim teams in the state, but most days they’re cheering...

  • Cheshire Nov 2, 2020

    Cheshire Tree Cut Down for New Haven Tree Lighting

    NBC Connecticut is Connecting You to Joy during the holidays. Every year, New Haven city officials search to find the perfect tree for the New Haven Green. This year, their search ended on Budding Ridge Road in Cheshire. “This is a beautiful Norway Spruce Evergreen tree. It’s about 65 feet tall. It has a great shape, it’s nice and...

  • New Haven Tree Lighting Nov 2, 2020

    Tree for New Haven Tree Lighting Comes From Cheshire

    The tree that will be lit on the New Haven Green this year is from cheshire.

  • Cheshire police Oct 24, 2020

    Employee at Cheshire Police Department Tests Positive for COVID-19

    An employee at the Cheshire Police Department has tested positive for COVID-19 and the department said it is conducting a deep clean to ensure everyone’s safety. On Saturday, police said there was a positive COVID-19 case within the department. It’s unclear if the person who tested positive is a police officer. Due to the positive case, officers said fingerprint...

  • Cheshire Oct 19, 2020

    Police Investigating Report of a Suspicious Man in Cheshire

    Cheshire police are investigating a report of a man watching a 6-year-old boy as the child was playing at a home weekend, then running off when the boy’s father approached him. Police said the father was doing yard work Saturday afternoon on Mountain Road, near Barkledge Court, and his son was playing near the driveway when the dad noticed...

  • Cheshire Oct 13, 2020

    ‘A Year to Remember': Cheshire Swim Team Embraces Virtual Competition

    For a moment at Cheshire Swim and Dive’s meet on Saturday, things felt normal. “When it’s time to swim fast, they swim fast,” said Cheshire swim coach Dave Modzelewski. “When they get excited, they get really excited.” It was senior night. They rolled out the red carpet at the Cheshire community pool. Parents and athletes posed for photos. “They...

  • sports Oct 13, 2020

    Cheshire Swim Team Embraces Virtual Competition

    This season, each team swam at their home pools, compared the numbers and got their results the next day.

  • Law enforcement Oct 10, 2020

    Three World War II Veterans Celebrate Turning 100 in Cheshire

    Friday the Cheshire Community came together for a big bash as three of their own World War II veterans celebrated birthdays. First Lt. Florence Bryant, Staff Sergeant Irv Daubert, and Chief Petty Officer Ralph Rowland are reaching a major milestone, each celebrating their 100th birthdays. The day started off with a ceremony to honor the veterans and concluded with a…

  • Law enforcement Oct 9, 2020

    Cheshire Honors Three 100-Year-Old WWII Vets

    The Town of Cheshire celebrated three 100-year-old WWII veterans on Friday.

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