Cheshire Town Council delays vote on historic Stephen Ives House

CHESHIRE >> The Town Council voted unanimously Thursday night to delay a vote on whether to demolish a historic home on property that was the subject of a referendum last year. After hearing more than an hour of public comment, council members voted to delay action on a resolution to demolish the Stephen Ives House until at least next Wednesday, when the governing body is scheduled to meet again. Read more of  Cheshire Town Council delays vote on historic Stephen Ives House

American Legion: Trumbull rallies past Stratford, advances in tournament

STRATFORD — It wasn’t exactly 7 o’clock thunder for Trumbull’s American Legion team Wednesday night at Penders Field. It was more like a pesky, relentless rainstorm, salvation on a sweltering evening. Five straight Trumbull singles started a six-run rally in the top of the fifth in the deciding game of its series against Stratford. Trumbull regained momentum and won 8-4 to move on in the state tournament. “The first couple of innings, we came out really slow. It was hot,” said Trumbull middle infielder Dustin Siqueira, who had three hits in Read More …

American Legion: Greenwich advances with win over Middletown

GREENWICH — Never have so many wished so hard for the chance to commute to Middletown. The Greenwich Cannons Senior American Legion baseball team advanced to the 2017 State Tournament Super Regional Final 8 Wednesday by defeating Middletown Post 75, 2-1 at the Greenwich High School baseball field. Wednesday’s victory combined with Tuesday’s 8-1 triumph over Middletown allowed Greenwich to capture the best two-out-of-three series. “We had been close the past two seasons. But we got tripped up in Game 3 of the best-of-3 series both times,” Greenwich manager Mike Read More …

Cheshire Historic District Commission head says council wants 155-year-old farmhouse demolished for tennis courts

CHESHIRE >> The head of the town’s Historic District Commission is accusing the Town Council of deliberately ignoring efforts to save a 155-year-old home in order to use the property for new tennis courts and parking for Bartlem Park instead. Historic District Commission Chairwoman Elizabeth Fox said the Stephen Ives House “is a landmark of the type of farmhouse that used to exist in Cheshire, but no longer does. Read more of  Cheshire Historic District Commission head says council wants 155-year-old farmhouse demolished for tennis courts

Trumbull rallies, advances in American Legion state tournament

STRATFORD — Trumbull rallied for six runs in the top of the fifth to beat Stratford 7-4 Wednesday night in the decisive game of their American Legion regional series at Penders Field. Trumbull advances to Middletown in a group that also includes Stamford, Greenwich and Cheshire. The schedule is to be announced with games resuming on the weekend. Dustin Siqueira had three hits and scored twice in the deciding Game 3. Jake Teixeira’s pinch-hit single sparked the rally, and Jack Lynch and Dan Cellini each had two-run singles. Stratford won Read More …

Death of ESPN broadcaster’s wife ruled an accident

WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials say the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died from blunt trauma and drowning after her car hit another vehicle in May. The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/2uKlNDR ) that Dr. James Gill, the chief state medical examiner, has ruled 67-year-old Katherine Ann Berman‘s death an accident. Gill declined to release the toxicology results. Related Content: Wife of ESPN anchor dies in double fatal accident in Woodbury Police say the Cheshire woman’s vehicle struck the rear of a driver’s SUV and both veered off the Read More …

10 Years Later, Cheshire Tragedy Remains Source Of Grief, Shock

Ten years later, the murders in Cheshire of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, daughters Hayley and Michaela, and the hellish plight of the sole survivor, William Petit, still engender emotions that can overwhelm. The sheer waste of it all, the senselessness, the excess, the staggering depravity still stuns. … Read more of  10 Years Later, Cheshire Tragedy Remains Source Of Grief, Shock

Cheshire Man Spends Retirement Making Prosthetic Hands for Kids

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Most people spend their retirement lying on a beach or traveling to exotic places, but not Bruce O’Donnell of Cheshire. He’s using his extra time to help kids in need become more independent. O’Donnell is a member of MakeHaven, located on State Street in New Haven. The makerspace is a place where people come together to hone a variety of crafts. O’Donnell’s craft involves 3D printers and a little elbow grease. “I’m using 3D printers to make prosthetic hands for little kids, basically three to Read More …

Cheshire Town Council presented with proposed $49 million, 5-year capital budget

cheshire >> Town Manager Michael Milone is proposing the lowest five-year capital budget plan in at least a decade, which he said is a recognition of Connecticut’s tough fiscal times. The proposed budget for big ticket, non-recurring items includes 56 projects over five years with a cost of $49. Read more of  Cheshire Town Council presented with proposed $49 million, 5-year capital budget

10 years later, shocking home invasion haunts Cheshire

CHESHIRE — It’s a day seared into the memories of all involved: The July 23, 2007, home invasion in which two paroled burglars broke into a Cheshire, Connecticut, home after dark, terrorized the family for hours and killed a woman and her two daughters.The viciousness of the crime upended notions of suburban security, delayed the abolition of Connecticut’s death penalty, and became the subject of TV shows, documentaries and books. It drew comparisons to the 1959 killings […] Read more of  10 years later, shocking home invasion haunts Cheshire

10 years later, shocking home invasion still haunts Cheshire

<hr /> Read more of  <strong><span style=”color: #ff0000;”><a style=”color: #ff0000;” href=”http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20170717/10-years-later-shocking-home-invasion-still-haunts-cheshire” target=”_new”>10 years later, shocking home invasion still haunts Cheshire</a></span></strong> CHESHIRE >> It’s a day seared into the memories of all involved: The July 23, 2007, home invasion in which two paroled burglars broke into a Cheshire, Connecticut, home after dark, terrorized the family for hours and killed a woman and her two daughters. The viciousness of the crime upended notions of suburban security, Read more of  10 years later, shocking home invasion still haunts Cheshire

10 years later, shocking home invasion haunts a quiet suburb

CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — It’s been 10 years since three members of the Petit family were killed in their suburban Connecticut home by two men who terrorized them for hours. Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, 17-year-old Hayley and 11-year-old Michaela, were killed in Cheshire on July 23, 2007. Dr. William Petit was severely wounded but survived. It’s a day seared in the memories of all involved. Steven Hayes Hawke-Petit’s sister, Cynthia Hawke-Renn, says on most anniversaries of the murders she suddenly wakes up around 3 a.m. and imagines her Read More …

American Legion: Meriden eliminates East Haven, set for best-of-3 series vs. Cheshire

Dave Phillips/GameTimeCTEast Haven’s Jack Zimmerman tries to leap over tag of Meriden’s Brandon Hernandez. during Meriden’s 1-0 win. MERIDEN – Ninety feet. Twice. That’s how close East Haven came to force extra innings and possibly extend its American Legion season. But Meriden Post 45 held on to eliminate the 89ers, 1-0, Sunday afternoon at Legion Field in the single elimination second round of the Connecticut American Legion state tournament. Meriden (24-5) will move on to the best-of-three series at Cheshire beginning Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. The winner of that Read More …

In 71st season, Brakettes again looking for sponsor

Photo: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/23 Caption Close Image 1 of 23 Brakette’s Manager John Stratton huddles with the team before going up against Rock Gold for softball action at DeLuca Field in Stratford, Conn., on Saturday July 15, 2017. Brakette’s Manager John Stratton huddles with the team before going up against Rock Gold for softball action at DeLuca Field in Stratford, Conn., on Saturday July 15, 2017. Photo: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media   Read more of  In 71st season, Brakettes again looking for sponsor

Football: Xavier QB Will Levis commits to Penn State

Xavier quarterback Will Levis made his commitment to Penn State posting this collage on Twitter Saturday, July 15. (via Will Levis) Will Levis, Xavier’s highly sought senior quarterback, made his verbal commitment to play at Penn State during a visit to the school Saturday morning. He made the announcement on Twitter shortly after receiving a scholarship offer from coach James Franklin. Officially committed to Penn State University! I am a Nittany Lion! #WeAre pic.twitter.com/5hNwLjprsB — Will Levis (@will_levis) July 15, 2017 Will Levis (fourth from left), his family pose with Read More …

Police Release Identity of Man Killed in Bethany Crash

State police have identified the man killed in a two-vehicle crash on Route 42 in Bethany Friday afternoon. John A. Kwocha, 43, of Hill St. in Shelton, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the second vehicle, Amanda Cashmore, 21, of Crescent Circle, Cheshire, was taken to Yale New Haven… Read more of  Police Release Identity of Man Killed in Bethany Crash

State Police have identified the 2 involved in the Route 42 crash

BETHANY, Conn. (WTNH) — State Police have identified the two people involved in the Route 42 crash in Bethany Friday night. Authorities say, a car was traveling westbound on Route 42 in Bethany, while a truck was traveling eastbound. Police say both vehicles collided and caused heavy damage to the driver’s side of both vehicles. State Police say 43-year-old, John A. Kwochka of Shelton was pronounced dead at the scene. They say the other person involved, 21-year-old, Amanda Cashmore of Cheshire was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital for a Read More …

Fatal Crash Closed Down Route 42 In Bethany

One person died and another suffered injuries after a two vehicle crash on Route 42, also know as Cheshire Road, in Bethany on Friday afternoon, police said. The accident occurred shortly before 5 p.m., police said. Route 42 was closed in both directions for about four hours between Route 63 and… Read more of  Fatal Crash Closed Down Route 42 In Bethany

Police: 1 dead following 2-car crash in Bethany

One person has died following a 2-car crash on Route 42 in Bethany Friday. According to Connecticut State Police, around 4:55 p.m. on Route 42/Cheshire Road, two motor vehicles collided resulting in one fatality. The other operator was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Read more of  Police: 1 dead following 2-car crash in Bethany

Police ID Shelton man killed in Bethany crash

BETHANY >> A Shelton man is dead after a motor vehicle accident on Cheshire Road in Bethany on Friday. John Kwochka, 43, of Shelton, was pronounced dead at the scene, an accident report from the State Police said. Read more of  Police ID Shelton man killed in Bethany crash