Cheshire News http://www.cheshirect.org 2016-07-19T10:50:15 umbraco v4 All the latest news from the city of cheshire en Plans for Bartlem Park http://www.cheshirect.org/news/plans-for-bartlem-park/ 2016-07-19T10:50:15 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/plans-for-bartlem-park/ The Town of Cheshire will be acquiring a parcel of property abutting Bartlem Park, if the purchase is approved by the voters at referendum in September 2016.

Click here for a map showing the potential Master Plan for this area.

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The Town of Cheshire will be acquiring a parcel of property abutting Bartlem Park, if the purchase is approved by the voters at referendum in September 2016.

Click here for a map showing the potential Master Plan for this area.

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Cooling centers open 7-7-16 http://www.cheshirect.org/news/cooling-centers-open-7-7-16/ 2016-07-07T18:24:04 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/cooling-centers-open-7-7-16/ During extreme summer heat, the Town has two facilities available as cooling centers for Cheshire residents.

 

The Cheshire Public Library at 104 Main Street is open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

 

The Cheshire Senior Center at 240 Maple Avenue is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and will be open Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

The Cheshire Director of Emergency Management and the American Red Cross offers these tips to stay safe in the heat.

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During extreme summer heat, the Town has two facilities available as cooling centers for Cheshire residents.

 

The Cheshire Public Library at 104 Main Street is open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

 

The Cheshire Senior Center at 240 Maple Avenue is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and will be open Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

The Cheshire Director of Emergency Management and the American Red Cross offers these tips to stay safe in the heat.

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Traffic Advisory West Main Sidewalk Project http://www.cheshirect.org/news/traffic-advisory-west-main-sidewalk-project/ 2016-07-05T15:12:29 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/traffic-advisory-west-main-sidewalk-project/ Cheshire Police Department issues traffic advisory for West Main Street

        The Town of Cheshire is preparing to construct and improve sidewalks on the north side of West Main Street, between Grove Street and Maple Avenue. The project will consist of approximately 1,600 feet of new sidewalk as well as a four foot high retaining wall on the westerly end of the project. The project is scheduled to begin on July 11, 2016, and is expected to take several months to complete.

        Traffic control will be handled by the Cheshire Police Department.  We fully recognize the large volume of traffic utilizing these roads on a daily basis, and every effort is being made to minimize the impact to businesses, residents, and the motoring public. Motorists may experience delays and or detours during consturction. 

        The Cheshire Police Department asks for your patience as the Town continues to improve its infrastructure and accessibility.  

        Traffic concerns can be directed to Traffic Officer Matt Wium or Traffic Officer Nikki Moore at 203-271-5544 or 203-271-5541.

 

CHESHIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT

500 Highland Ave

Cheshire, CT 06410

(203) 271-5500

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Cheshire Police Department issues traffic advisory for West Main Street

        The Town of Cheshire is preparing to construct and improve sidewalks on the north side of West Main Street, between Grove Street and Maple Avenue. The project will consist of approximately 1,600 feet of new sidewalk as well as a four foot high retaining wall on the westerly end of the project. The project is scheduled to begin on July 11, 2016, and is expected to take several months to complete.

        Traffic control will be handled by the Cheshire Police Department.  We fully recognize the large volume of traffic utilizing these roads on a daily basis, and every effort is being made to minimize the impact to businesses, residents, and the motoring public. Motorists may experience delays and or detours during consturction. 

        The Cheshire Police Department asks for your patience as the Town continues to improve its infrastructure and accessibility.  

        Traffic concerns can be directed to Traffic Officer Matt Wium or Traffic Officer Nikki Moore at 203-271-5544 or 203-271-5541.

 

CHESHIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT

500 Highland Ave

Cheshire, CT 06410

(203) 271-5500

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Car Thefts from Unlocked Cars http://www.cheshirect.org/news/car-thefts-from-unlocked-cars/ 2016-06-28T17:51:54 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/car-thefts-from-unlocked-cars/      The Cheshire Police Department is investigating a number of stolen vehicles and thefts from motor vehicles which occurred during the overnight and early morning hours of Tuesday June 28, 2016. At least one stolen vehicle was taken from inside a garage that had an unsecure exterior door.

     These thefts occurred in the neighborhoods including and surrounding Avon Blvd, Brentwood Dr., and Eastgate Dr.

     Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Cheshire Police Department Investigative Division at 203-271-5530.

     Communities around the State are continuing to experience thefts from motor vehicles. The majority of these thefts occur during the overnight hours, but this crime occurs at all times throughout the day. These thefts from motor vehicles continue to be a crime of opportunity. The perpetrators of these crimes are looking for motor vehicles with:

  • Unsecure doors
  • Windows left down
  • Valuables left in sight
  • Keys in the vehicle

     The Cheshire Police Department would like to remind everyone to:

  • Bring in valuables from the vehicle during the overnight hours
  • Lock vehicles when not in use
  • Not leave valuables in sight when parked in public or private areas
  • Not leave keys, or ignition fobs, in the vehicle whether the vehicle is locked or unlocked

     While the Cheshire Police Department will continue to investigate these crimes, we are asking for everyone’s assistance in preventing the occurrence of this crime.

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     The Cheshire Police Department is investigating a number of stolen vehicles and thefts from motor vehicles which occurred during the overnight and early morning hours of Tuesday June 28, 2016. At least one stolen vehicle was taken from inside a garage that had an unsecure exterior door.

     These thefts occurred in the neighborhoods including and surrounding Avon Blvd, Brentwood Dr., and Eastgate Dr.

     Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Cheshire Police Department Investigative Division at 203-271-5530.

     Communities around the State are continuing to experience thefts from motor vehicles. The majority of these thefts occur during the overnight hours, but this crime occurs at all times throughout the day. These thefts from motor vehicles continue to be a crime of opportunity. The perpetrators of these crimes are looking for motor vehicles with:

  • Unsecure doors
  • Windows left down
  • Valuables left in sight
  • Keys in the vehicle

     The Cheshire Police Department would like to remind everyone to:

  • Bring in valuables from the vehicle during the overnight hours
  • Lock vehicles when not in use
  • Not leave valuables in sight when parked in public or private areas
  • Not leave keys, or ignition fobs, in the vehicle whether the vehicle is locked or unlocked

     While the Cheshire Police Department will continue to investigate these crimes, we are asking for everyone’s assistance in preventing the occurrence of this crime.

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HAWK Signal Installation West Main Street http://www.cheshirect.org/news/hawk-signal-installation-west-main-street/ 2016-06-23T09:22:53 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/hawk-signal-installation-west-main-street/ The crosswalk for the Linear Trail across West Main Street is open and the signaling system is operational.  The new portion of the Linear Trail from West Main Street to Jarvis Street will officially open July 9, 2016, but is now available to trail users.

 

For motorists, the signals indicate the following:

  • No lights - traffic can move normally through the intersection.

  • Yellow Flashing and Yellow Solid lights - motorists must slow down and prepare to stop.  Flashing Yellow will change to Solid Yellow, which will then change to Solid Red.

  • Red Solid - motorists must come to a complete stop as pedestrians or cyclists will be crossing.

  • Red Flashing – motorists must come to a complete stop, and may then proceed with caution only when there are no pedestrians within the crosswalk.

Trail users may cross only when the walking light is illuminated.  When the hand light is illuminated, trail users must push the button to activate the “walk” signal.

 

Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists are urged to use caution at this intersection.. 

 

Any questions should be directed to the Cheshire Police Department at (203) 271-5500.

 

Click here for instructions for the new traffic crossing signal for the Linear Park at West Main Street.

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The crosswalk for the Linear Trail across West Main Street is open and the signaling system is operational.  The new portion of the Linear Trail from West Main Street to Jarvis Street will officially open July 9, 2016, but is now available to trail users.

 

For motorists, the signals indicate the following:

  • No lights - traffic can move normally through the intersection.

  • Yellow Flashing and Yellow Solid lights - motorists must slow down and prepare to stop.  Flashing Yellow will change to Solid Yellow, which will then change to Solid Red.

  • Red Solid - motorists must come to a complete stop as pedestrians or cyclists will be crossing.

  • Red Flashing – motorists must come to a complete stop, and may then proceed with caution only when there are no pedestrians within the crosswalk.

Trail users may cross only when the walking light is illuminated.  When the hand light is illuminated, trail users must push the button to activate the “walk” signal.

 

Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists are urged to use caution at this intersection.. 

 

Any questions should be directed to the Cheshire Police Department at (203) 271-5500.

 

Click here for instructions for the new traffic crossing signal for the Linear Park at West Main Street.

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