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Cheshire Town Meeting Will Decide Budget, Bylaw Changes

Voters will decide 17 warrant articles, including a fiscal 2019 spending plan of $6,090,255, at the annual town meeting on Monday, June 11, at 7 p.m. in the Cheshire School auditorium.

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Cheshire Finalizes Proposed Fiscal 2019 Budget

With the budget review process over, the board members signed a warrant Tuesday night that includes a spending plan for next year with a 2.7 percent increase over the fiscal 2018 budget of $5,926,130.

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Cheshire Sees McCann Budget for Fiscal 2019

Brosnan said Cheshire will see a $61,535 increase over last year that can be directly correlated to more Cheshire students going to McCann.

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Cheshire Officials and ACRSD Want To Move Forward With Budget

Although both the Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee and town officials lament the closing of Cheshire Elementary School, they all agree that a budget must be passed. The Selectmen on Tuesday agreed with Superintendent Robert Putnam and School Committee members Paul Butler and Adam Emerson that not passing the school and town budget out of protest would wreak havoc on both.

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Cheshire Advisory Board Wants Injunction to Keep School From Closing

The Advisory Board has asked if the town could file an injunction with the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District to stop the closing of the elementary school. During the joint Advisory Board and Selectmen's meeting Tuesday, the Advisory Board asked that the town try to delay the closing of the school so a more thorough study can be conducted to look at other educational models and possibly merging with other districts.

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Cheshire Selectmen See Draft Budget for Fiscal 2018

A draft fiscal 2018 budget presented to the Selectmen on Tuesday is up $306,732, a 5.5 percent hike over this year. The Selectmen reviewed the proposed $5,902,686 budget on Tuesday prior to the board's regularly scheduled meeting.

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Petition Articles Ask Cheshire to Raid Reserves to Fund School

Cheshire School advocates want town meeting to allocate some $300,000 to fund the operation of the elementary school for a year. Resident Michelle Whitney's presented the citizens' petitions to the Selectmen on Tuesday with the muscle of more than 231 signatures behind them asking to pull $300,000 from stabilization and free cash.

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New Cheshire Highway Superintendent Off to Good Start

The new Highway Superintendent Blair Crane has hit the ground running after two days on the job. Crane provided his first superintendent report to the Selectmen on Tuesday and said things are going well.

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