Cheshire News http://www.cheshirect.org 2018-12-06T13:51:04 umbraco v4 All the latest news from the city of cheshire en Eversource tree and vegetation trimming 12-6-18 http://www.cheshirect.org/news/eversource-tree-and-vegetation-trimming-12-6-18/ 2018-12-06T13:51:04 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/eversource-tree-and-vegetation-trimming-12-6-18/ Eversource will be trimming trees and vegetation that present a hazard to utility wires on North Brooksvale Road, Avon Boulevard, King Road, Farmington Court, and Long Hill Road during the month of December as part of their program to improve reliability of electrical service.  Eversource will obtain permission from affected residents where applicable.]]> Eversource will be trimming trees and vegetation that present a hazard to utility wires on North Brooksvale Road, Avon Boulevard, King Road, Farmington Court, and Long Hill Road during the month of December as part of their program to improve reliability of electrical service.  Eversource will obtain permission from affected residents where applicable.]]> Eversource Flyovers Dec. 6 and 7 http://www.cheshirect.org/news/eversource-flyovers-dec-6-and-7/ 2018-12-05T13:23:18 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/eversource-flyovers-dec-6-and-7/ Eversource will be conducting distribution line survey flyovers in Cheshire on Thursday and Friday, December 6 and 7, 2018, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (weather permitting). The aircraft is a Bell 206 Blue and Silver, Tail #N1431W.

 

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Eversource will be conducting distribution line survey flyovers in Cheshire on Thursday and Friday, December 6 and 7, 2018, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (weather permitting). The aircraft is a Bell 206 Blue and Silver, Tail #N1431W.

 

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Warming Centers Open http://www.cheshirect.org/news/warming-centers-open/ 2018-11-21T12:39:47 Melanie Roberts http://www.cheshirect.org/news/warming-centers-open/

“As the Frigid temperatures continue to bear down on us and any/all residents that do not have access to heat please feel free to take advantage of these town facilities being operated as warming  centers”– Director of Emergency Management - Jack Casner

Cheshire, Conn. (November 21, 2018) – Emergency Management Director, Jack Casner  announced that The Town of Cheshire is opening warming centers due to the severe cold advisory issued by the National Weather Service(NWS).

A warming center for residents will be open at the following location:

 

The Cheshire Police Department, 500 Highland Avenue, main lobby is open 24/7 and available as a warming center.

 

Parents should monitor their children’s outdoor activities and be aware of any signs of frost bite or distress, especially when the wind chill reaches the zero mark.  

The Cheshire Emergency Management Team will continue to monitor advisories and wind chill alerts that have been issued by the National Weather Service. Here are some prevention tips from the Ready.gov web site to stay safe in the cold:

  • Make a Family Communications Plan. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what you will do in case of an emergency.
  • Make an emergency kit for at least three days of self-sufficiency.
  • Prepare your home:
  • Make sure your home is well insulated and that you have weather stripping around your doors and window sills to keep the warm air inside.
  • Make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector.
  • Keep fire extinguishers on hand, and make sure everyone in your house knows how to use them. House fires pose an additional risk, as more people turn to alternate heating sources without taking the necessary safety precautions.
  • Learn how to shut off water valves (in case a pipe bursts).
  • Insulate your home by installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic from the inside to keep cold air out.
  • If you have a wood burning fireplace, consider storing wood to keep you warm if winter weather knocks out your heat. Also, make sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected every year.
  • Have at least one of the following heat sources in case the power goes out:
      • Extra blankets, sleeping bags and warm winter coats 
      • Fireplace or wood-burning stove with plenty of dry firewood, or a gas log fireplace
  • Plan to bring pets inside.

Residents with further questions should call the Town Manager’s Office at 203-271-6660.

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“As the Frigid temperatures continue to bear down on us and any/all residents that do not have access to heat please feel free to take advantage of these town facilities being operated as warming  centers”– Director of Emergency Management - Jack Casner

Cheshire, Conn. (November 21, 2018) – Emergency Management Director, Jack Casner  announced that The Town of Cheshire is opening warming centers due to the severe cold advisory issued by the National Weather Service(NWS).

A warming center for residents will be open at the following location:

 

The Cheshire Police Department, 500 Highland Avenue, main lobby is open 24/7 and available as a warming center.

 

Parents should monitor their children’s outdoor activities and be aware of any signs of frost bite or distress, especially when the wind chill reaches the zero mark.  

The Cheshire Emergency Management Team will continue to monitor advisories and wind chill alerts that have been issued by the National Weather Service. Here are some prevention tips from the Ready.gov web site to stay safe in the cold:

  • Make a Family Communications Plan. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what you will do in case of an emergency.
  • Make an emergency kit for at least three days of self-sufficiency.
  • Prepare your home:
  • Make sure your home is well insulated and that you have weather stripping around your doors and window sills to keep the warm air inside.
  • Make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector.
  • Keep fire extinguishers on hand, and make sure everyone in your house knows how to use them. House fires pose an additional risk, as more people turn to alternate heating sources without taking the necessary safety precautions.
  • Learn how to shut off water valves (in case a pipe bursts).
  • Insulate your home by installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic from the inside to keep cold air out.
  • If you have a wood burning fireplace, consider storing wood to keep you warm if winter weather knocks out your heat. Also, make sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected every year.
  • Have at least one of the following heat sources in case the power goes out:
      • Extra blankets, sleeping bags and warm winter coats 
      • Fireplace or wood-burning stove with plenty of dry firewood, or a gas log fireplace
  • Plan to bring pets inside.

Residents with further questions should call the Town Manager’s Office at 203-271-6660.

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Cheshire Police Lip Sync Challenge http://www.cheshirect.org/news/cheshire-police-lip-sync-challenge/ 2018-11-15T10:20:03 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/cheshire-police-lip-sync-challenge/ Lip Sync Challenge met!

 

Enjoy our own Cheshire Police Department's video, featuring the whole wonderful Cheshire Community

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Lip Sync Challenge met!

 

Enjoy our own Cheshire Police Department's video, featuring the whole wonderful Cheshire Community

HERE   

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Upcoming Recycling Events http://www.cheshirect.org/news/upcoming-recycling-events/ 2018-10-01T13:14:46 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/upcoming-recycling-events/ FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9 AM - 1 PM, DARCEY SCHOOL (1686 WATERBURY RD.)

The Town of Cheshire is sponsoring a free electronics recycling drop off event. 

ACCEPTED: computer/laptop/printer/keyboard/mouse/monitor; TV/VCR/DVD/remote; batteries; phones/fax machine; copiers; scanners; iPods/PDAs; stereo equipment; telephone/cellphone; camera; tablet/eBook; game console/controller; small appliances; lightbulbs;cassette tapes/VCR tapes

NOT ACCEPTED: smoke detectors; car batteries; appliances containing freon (AC units, refrigerators, dehumidifiers)

Note:  Some scrap metal collectors have free drop-off of appliances containing freon. Contact them for their policies.

 

FREE MATTRESS RECYCLING EVENT

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9 AM - 1 PM, TOWN HALL, 84 SOUTH MAIN ST.

The Town of Cheshire is sponsoring a free mattress recycling drop off event. 

ACCEPTED: mattresses (crib/twin/full/queen/king); box springs

NOT ACCEPTED: mattresses from futons/sofa beds/water beds; mattresses infested with bed bugs; wet, damaged, excessively soiled mattresses; sleeping bags; mattress pads/toppers

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FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9 AM - 1 PM, DARCEY SCHOOL (1686 WATERBURY RD.)

The Town of Cheshire is sponsoring a free electronics recycling drop off event. 

ACCEPTED: computer/laptop/printer/keyboard/mouse/monitor; TV/VCR/DVD/remote; batteries; phones/fax machine; copiers; scanners; iPods/PDAs; stereo equipment; telephone/cellphone; camera; tablet/eBook; game console/controller; small appliances; lightbulbs;cassette tapes/VCR tapes

NOT ACCEPTED: smoke detectors; car batteries; appliances containing freon (AC units, refrigerators, dehumidifiers)

Note:  Some scrap metal collectors have free drop-off of appliances containing freon. Contact them for their policies.

 

FREE MATTRESS RECYCLING EVENT

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9 AM - 1 PM, TOWN HALL, 84 SOUTH MAIN ST.

The Town of Cheshire is sponsoring a free mattress recycling drop off event. 

ACCEPTED: mattresses (crib/twin/full/queen/king); box springs

NOT ACCEPTED: mattresses from futons/sofa beds/water beds; mattresses infested with bed bugs; wet, damaged, excessively soiled mattresses; sleeping bags; mattress pads/toppers

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