Cheshire News http://www.cheshirect.org 2018-06-19T13:36:39 umbraco v4 All the latest news from the city of cheshire en Solarize Cheshire workshop http://www.cheshirect.org/news/solarize-cheshire-workshop/ 2018-06-19T13:36:39 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/solarize-cheshire-workshop/      The Town of Cheshire is hosting a free solar workshop on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cheshire Library, Mary Baldwin Room, 104 Main Street, Cheshire. Residents can learn about the Solarize Cheshire program, meet the town’s selected installer, C-TEC Solar, hear about financing options, and determine if their house is good for solar. 

     Solarize Cheshire is supported by the Town of Cheshire and the Cheshire Energy Commission. The Town conducted a competitive selection process and chose C-TEC Solar as the installer for this program.  C-TEC Solar offers solar installations to Cheshire residents at special discount pricing.


Homeowners who want to find out if their home is good for solar can go directly to Solarizect.com/Cheshire.

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     The Town of Cheshire is hosting a free solar workshop on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cheshire Library, Mary Baldwin Room, 104 Main Street, Cheshire. Residents can learn about the Solarize Cheshire program, meet the town’s selected installer, C-TEC Solar, hear about financing options, and determine if their house is good for solar. 

     Solarize Cheshire is supported by the Town of Cheshire and the Cheshire Energy Commission. The Town conducted a competitive selection process and chose C-TEC Solar as the installer for this program.  C-TEC Solar offers solar installations to Cheshire residents at special discount pricing.


Homeowners who want to find out if their home is good for solar can go directly to Solarizect.com/Cheshire.

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cooling centers 6-18-18 http://www.cheshirect.org/news/cooling-centers-6-18-18/ 2018-06-18T11:23:18 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/cooling-centers-6-18-18/ Cheshire, CT – June 18, 2018

 

Cooling stations are available to Cheshire residents during today’s extreme heat at the following locations and times:

 

The Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Avenue, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main Street, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Town Hall lobby, 84 South Main Street, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Here are some prevention tips from the Red Cross to stay safe in the heat:

 

  • Listen to a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Weather Radio for critical updates from the National Weather Service (NWS).
  • Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
  • Eat small meals and eat more often.
  • Avoid extreme temperature changes.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
  • Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • Postpone outdoor games and activities.
  • Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.
  • Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
  • Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat

 

Residents with questions should visit the following websites for more information:  http://www.ready.gov/heat or http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/heat-wave.  Residents with further questions should call the Town Managers Office at 203-271-6660 or the Fire Department at 203-272-1828.

 

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Cheshire, CT – June 18, 2018

 

Cooling stations are available to Cheshire residents during today’s extreme heat at the following locations and times:

 

The Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Avenue, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main Street, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Town Hall lobby, 84 South Main Street, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Here are some prevention tips from the Red Cross to stay safe in the heat:

 

  • Listen to a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Weather Radio for critical updates from the National Weather Service (NWS).
  • Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
  • Eat small meals and eat more often.
  • Avoid extreme temperature changes.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
  • Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • Postpone outdoor games and activities.
  • Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.
  • Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
  • Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat

 

Residents with questions should visit the following websites for more information:  http://www.ready.gov/heat or http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/heat-wave.  Residents with further questions should call the Town Managers Office at 203-271-6660 or the Fire Department at 203-272-1828.

 

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Car break-in and thefts http://www.cheshirect.org/news/car-break-in-and-thefts/ 2018-06-15T11:08:20 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/car-break-in-and-thefts/            The Cheshire Police Department is requesting help from the public to combat the recent wave of car break-ins and thefts from residences.  Police are taking actions to address this issue, and are asking residents to please lock cars in driveways and garages, remove all valuables overnight, and remove and store car keys in a secure place.

            “This is a crime of opportunity,” said Chief of Police Neil Dryfe.  “We want to make Cheshire a less attractive target.”

            Town Manager Sean Kimball agrees.  “This is happening in communities throughout the state,” he explained.  “Groups of youths are entering neighborhoods and quickly checking for unlocked cars for access to potential valuables.  If the keys are in the car, they often steal the vehicle.  The preventive actions of our police department combined with increased awareness and vigilance by our residents will help stop these thefts.”

            Town Council Chairman Rob Oris said the Town Council supports the Police Department’s efforts.

            Residents are also asked to be vigilant, and report any unusual activity to the police.  The Police Department can be reached at 203 271-5500, or by calling 911 if criminal activity is sighted.

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           The Cheshire Police Department is requesting help from the public to combat the recent wave of car break-ins and thefts from residences.  Police are taking actions to address this issue, and are asking residents to please lock cars in driveways and garages, remove all valuables overnight, and remove and store car keys in a secure place.

            “This is a crime of opportunity,” said Chief of Police Neil Dryfe.  “We want to make Cheshire a less attractive target.”

            Town Manager Sean Kimball agrees.  “This is happening in communities throughout the state,” he explained.  “Groups of youths are entering neighborhoods and quickly checking for unlocked cars for access to potential valuables.  If the keys are in the car, they often steal the vehicle.  The preventive actions of our police department combined with increased awareness and vigilance by our residents will help stop these thefts.”

            Town Council Chairman Rob Oris said the Town Council supports the Police Department’s efforts.

            Residents are also asked to be vigilant, and report any unusual activity to the police.  The Police Department can be reached at 203 271-5500, or by calling 911 if criminal activity is sighted.

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Storm update, FEMA status http://www.cheshirect.org/news/storm-update-fema-status/ 2018-05-30T12:25:24 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/storm-update-fema-status/        The Town of Cheshire is participating with Connecticut emergency agencies in their pre-assessment survey of damage from the May 15, 2018 storm.  If the pre-assessments meet FEMA criteria, the state will request emergency authorization from FEMA, which would provide the opportunity for municipalities and property owners to apply for reimbursement for eligible, non-insured storm damage expenses.  Updates and applicable forms will be posted here.

       Residents and businesses are first and foremost encouraged to work through their insurance company to address storm-related damage.  It is highly recommended that affected residents document damage, repairs, and expenses with photos and receipts.

       While it may be several weeks until we know if Cheshire will meet the thresholds for FEMA assistance, the following information is intended to answer common questions regarding federal assistance for storm damage.

 

Facts About Federal Disaster Aid:

 

  • I registered with 2-1-1, so I'm already registered with FEMA.

Not True: Registration with 2-1-1 is not the same as registration with FEMA. For federal and state disaster assistance, you must first apply by logging on to www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 800-462-7585.

  • FEMA will make me whole—all my losses will be covered now that there is a declaration.

Not True: For eligible applicants, FEMA will make your home safe, sanitary and livable with grants and loans. FEMA may provide Housing Assistance (temporary housing, repairs or replacement) or Other Needs Assistance (ONA). An applicant does not apply for ONA, but is referred for assistance based on their ability to secure a loan from the Small Business Administration (SBA). If SBA determines that an applicant cannot afford a loan, SBA will automatically refer the applicant back to ONA for additional help, which may include repair or replacement of personal property, transportation, medical and dental expenses.

  • I have insurance, so there is no other help available.

Not True: FEMA will not duplicate insurance benefits but you may be eligible for help with losses not covered or damage in excess of your coverage (“under-insured”). That’s why it’s important to register for assistance even while you are working with your insurance company to assess your insurance coverage.

  • I already repaired my home. I don't need to apply.

Not True: You might qualify for reimbursement of expenses not covered by insurance.

  • I got help from the Red Cross, so now I can't get help from FEMA or the state.

Not True: FEMA and the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) coordinate a number of programs to help disaster victims. These programs are different from the emergency food, clothing and shelter initially provided by the Red Cross and other voluntary agencies.

  • I have to be poor to qualify for disaster aid.

Not True: The kind of help provided depends on each applicant's circumstances. Federal and state disaster assistance programs may be available to those who suffered damage, regardless of income.

 

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       The Town of Cheshire is participating with Connecticut emergency agencies in their pre-assessment survey of damage from the May 15, 2018 storm.  If the pre-assessments meet FEMA criteria, the state will request emergency authorization from FEMA, which would provide the opportunity for municipalities and property owners to apply for reimbursement for eligible, non-insured storm damage expenses.  Updates and applicable forms will be posted here.

       Residents and businesses are first and foremost encouraged to work through their insurance company to address storm-related damage.  It is highly recommended that affected residents document damage, repairs, and expenses with photos and receipts.

       While it may be several weeks until we know if Cheshire will meet the thresholds for FEMA assistance, the following information is intended to answer common questions regarding federal assistance for storm damage.

 

Facts About Federal Disaster Aid:

 

  • I registered with 2-1-1, so I'm already registered with FEMA.

Not True: Registration with 2-1-1 is not the same as registration with FEMA. For federal and state disaster assistance, you must first apply by logging on to www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 800-462-7585.

  • FEMA will make me whole—all my losses will be covered now that there is a declaration.

Not True: For eligible applicants, FEMA will make your home safe, sanitary and livable with grants and loans. FEMA may provide Housing Assistance (temporary housing, repairs or replacement) or Other Needs Assistance (ONA). An applicant does not apply for ONA, but is referred for assistance based on their ability to secure a loan from the Small Business Administration (SBA). If SBA determines that an applicant cannot afford a loan, SBA will automatically refer the applicant back to ONA for additional help, which may include repair or replacement of personal property, transportation, medical and dental expenses.

  • I have insurance, so there is no other help available.

Not True: FEMA will not duplicate insurance benefits but you may be eligible for help with losses not covered or damage in excess of your coverage (“under-insured”). That’s why it’s important to register for assistance even while you are working with your insurance company to assess your insurance coverage.

  • I already repaired my home. I don't need to apply.

Not True: You might qualify for reimbursement of expenses not covered by insurance.

  • I got help from the Red Cross, so now I can't get help from FEMA or the state.

Not True: FEMA and the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) coordinate a number of programs to help disaster victims. These programs are different from the emergency food, clothing and shelter initially provided by the Red Cross and other voluntary agencies.

  • I have to be poor to qualify for disaster aid.

Not True: The kind of help provided depends on each applicant's circumstances. Federal and state disaster assistance programs may be available to those who suffered damage, regardless of income.

 

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4th Safest City 2018 http://www.cheshirect.org/news/4th-safest-city-2018/ 2018-05-24T15:18:09 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/4th-safest-city-2018/ Cheshire has been ranked the fourth Safest City in Connecticut by SafeWise. Cheshire was also ranked the 83rd Safest City in America for 2018.  Thank you to our public safety personnel, residents, and all who help keep our community safe!]]> Cheshire has been ranked the fourth Safest City in Connecticut by SafeWise. Cheshire was also ranked the 83rd Safest City in America for 2018.  Thank you to our public safety personnel, residents, and all who help keep our community safe!]]>