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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

Top Cheshire Articles

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  • Chip and Lil' Tony

    Back in the beautiful 1980s nights along Chicago Avenue, where a neon-laced stretch on the West Side would jam up with chromed-out Caddies and low riders, and a player could get anything--absolutely anything--he wanted, Chip and Tony were on top of the...
  • 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...
  • Executing Murderers Saves Lives

    Now that Joshua Komisarjevsky is declared guilty of murdering Dr. William Petit Jr.'s wife and two daughters in a Cheshire home invasion, it's easy to understand why most Americans hope he is put to death for his sadistic crime. Unfortunately, if death...
  • A Marine's Struggle: Honorable Service, Dishonorable Treatment

    A Marine's Struggle: Honorable Service, Dishonorable Treatment
    To lose a child is one of the worst tragedies in life. I have almost lost my son, Marine 1st Lt. Robert Marinaro, 26, twice — once in Afghanistan and once here — by suicide. My son was raised with strong morals. Upon graduation from high...
  • English Majors Have Meaning, Value

    Some advice for parents whose sons or daughters decide to be English majors in college: Do not panic. The gut impulse might be to consolidate all parent PLUS loans and pull your child out of college. Relax. Do some yoga breathing, and maybe shout out...
  • Danation: Where There's Hookah Smoke, There's Fire

    For folks who live in Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale or the hipper districts of Miami, this will be a hard pill to swallow, but here it is: The best new concert venue in South Florida is in Boca Raton. There, I said it. Yes, Boca Raton. The Big Pink. God&...
  • Gun Control Sent Me Packing

    Gun Control Sent Me Packing
    What's your line in the sand? When do you finally say, "Enough," decide to sell your house, pack up your things and move your life to another state that offers more freedom and liberty? For me and my family, the straw that broke the camel's back was...
  • 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...
  • No Place For Passion

    No Place For Passion
    The gubernatorial race in Connecticut, already charged with political passion, has now received a second emotionally powerful jolt: the debate over what punishment to inflict on Steven Hayes, the man who has been convicted in the rape and murder of the...