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Cheshire
When Cheshire was originally settled in 1694 by Europeans, it was part of the town of Wallingford and known locally as "Northfarms". In 1780, Cheshire separated from Wallingford to become its own town, and remained a small but prosperous farming town until the 1950s.
When Cheshire was originally settled in 1694 by Europeans, it was part of the town of Wallingford and known locally as "Northfarms". In 1780, Cheshire separated from Wallingford to become its own town, and remained a small but prosperous farming town until the 1950s. « Show less

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  • The Joys Of Winterfalling Across Connecticut

    The Joys Of Winterfalling Across Connecticut
    When life gives you snow and cold, go winterfalling. At least I think that's how the phrase goes. In this seemingly never-ending winter, it's important to stay optimistic. And visiting some of my favorite summer waterfalls locked in winter hibernation...
  • Las Vegas is one long happy hour

    Las Vegas is one long happy hour
    I love martinis. I average about two a year, usually here in Las Vegas, where they are known to spawn. A cold glass of beer is a splendid sight, and a glass of Chardonnay has a lovely sort of moon glow. But a martini comes with that great stiletto heel....
  • Let Our Judges Call The Strikes

    Gov M. Jodi Rell — championing a bill that would revoke pensions for corrupt state employees — has emphasized the importance of a judge using discretion in deciding whether to eliminate or reduce the amount. "Because you might have families...
  • Pratt Union Faces Tougher Fight

    Ten years ago exactly, Philip Root was fixing jet engines in East Hartford, with 25 years on the job, when word came down that his unit was shutting down. "Our work was moving to Arkansas," Root said Tuesday, recalling that anxious time. "They were...
  • Good Eats on the Go

    By Linda Giuca             Willie Nelson’s song “On the Road Again,” could double as the theme for summer vacationers taking to the road for some R&R.  Whether that road trip is a quick daycation or the beginning of a lengthier break...
  • Study Shows Scales Of Justice Askew When It Comes To Death Penalty

    Now that the Cheshire killers are headed to death row, we can all breathe easy, knowing that Connecticut sparingly, but justly, gives the worst of the worst the death penalty. If only that were the case. A former Yale Law School professor's long-running...
  • An Undulating Journey To The State's Highest Falls

    An Undulating Journey To The State's Highest Falls
    Traveling along Cheshire's Prospect Ridge is like being on a roller coaster. The trail starts deep in a ravine and you can almost hear the clicketyclack of the coaster being jolted up before the first plunge as you struggle up a steep hill and into a...
  • The Sweet Scent Of Spring And The Highs And Lows Of Hiking In Cheshire

    The Sweet Scent Of Spring And The Highs And Lows Of Hiking In Cheshire
    For most shoppers, when they hit the mall or grocery store, the sweetest five words are: buy one, get one free. This week, I offer not one but two suggestions for hikes in Cheshire – one that takes you to some of the bedding plant capital of...
  • PYT to stage steampunk "Alice in Wonderland"

     
    Students at Pennsylvania Youth Theatre will present the Lewis Carroll classic “Alice in Wonderland” reimagined in a steampunk setting at the IceHouse in Bethlehem. The show which opens Friday through May 18 will take the familiar characters of...
  • PYT stages satisfyingly absurd “Alice”

     
    Pennsylvania Youth Theatre’s production of the Lewis Carroll classic “Alice in Wonderland,” skews closely to the source material and faithfully recreates the sense of the fantastical and absurd that infuses the original tale. Director...
  • Arizona towns to quarantine cats in response to rabies outbreak

     
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A persistent rabies outbreak has prompted a renewed cat quarantine in areas around Flagstaff through at least mid-September. The lockdown of domestic cats will allow health and wildlife officials to trap local wildlife and to disperse...