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Cheshire

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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  • East River's Wilfredo Rodriguez MVP of New England Prep tourney

    East River's Wilfredo Rodriguez MVP of New England Prep tourney
    Former East River basketball standout Wilfredo Rodriguez was MVP of last week’s New England Prep School Athletic Conference Class B championship event. He led Cheshire Academy of Connecticut in points, rebounds and blocked shots for the season and...
  • Drew Peterson trial updates: 'Drew Peterson killed Kathleen Savio in cold blood'

    Drew Peterson trial updates: 'Drew Peterson killed Kathleen Savio in cold blood'
    Continual coverage of the trial of Drew Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. -------------------- 4:20 p.m. Deliberations to begin Wednesday The judge released the jury for the day, saying he "did not anticipate that the arguments...
  • Campbell: Illinois has abolished the death penalty

    On Wednesday, the Land of Lincoln became the 16th state to abolish capital punishment. The abolition of the state's death penalty has been 11 years in the making. Gov. Pat Quinn made his decision, he said, after reading several books, including the...
  • Attacked Plea Deal Defended

    While Republicans and Democrats continued to spar Tuesday over how best to fight violent crime, the prosecutor whose office eight years ago locked up the ex-convict implicated in Connecticut's latest horrific home invasion responded angrily to what he...
  • Rell's Written Statement

    Governor M. Jodi Rell today issued the following statement on the home invasion and shootings in New Britain on Sunday: "Once more, all over Connecticut, decent people are reacting with horror and fury to a heinous, inexplicable and utterly reprehensible...
  • Tragedy Makes Us Ask, Why Them?

    Did the family have a home alarm system? Was it turned on? Was there a relationship between the victims and the men charged with the crimes? Could this heinous event have been avoided? And if we knew the answers to any of these questions, would it...
  • Petit Supports Streamlining Death Penalty Process; Joiner Opposes Reform Efforts

    William Petit Jr., the lone survivor of the 2007 Cheshire home invasion, urged lawmakers Wednesday to make changes to Connecticut's death penalty that would stop unnecessary delays in the death penalty process. He also said that victims should have the...
  • 'We believed Stacy' jury foreman says

    'We believed Stacy' jury foreman says
    Jurors in the Drew Peterson trial met with the media. -------------------- 2:05 p.m. Jury did not know about near mistrials Teresa Mathews said it was clear to the jury that calling divorce attorney Harry Smith to testify was a mistake by the defense....
  • Komisarjevsky Deserves Vigorous Defense

    Komisarjevsky Deserves Vigorous Defense
    Over the years, I've run across a fair bit of prejudice against lawyers. I'll not suggest that lawyers don't earn a certain amount of disdain, but when a white, tobacco-chewing, sheriff implied that if I came through his county after dark I'd never...
  • Care More About Victims Than Killers

    On May 24, 1994, my wife Wanda and I became homicide survivors. Our beautiful 19-year-old daughter, Melanie, was brutally strangled to death in our house by her ex-boyfriend. None of us asked for this. This was a brutal, selfish act by someone who...
  • Capital Punishment No Solace To Survivors

    I know of no one in our state who has followed the horrible story of the home invasion in Cheshire, where a mother and two daughters were cold-bloodedly murdered, who wouldn't want to yell, "Kill the killers!" I have talked to many who strongly support...