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Cheshire High School's Alea Vernon, a talented singer known around town for singing the "National Anthem" prior to many CHS home athletic events, has had a very eventful year thus far, winning one competition and placing second in another. In April, she will perform on one of the most famous stages in the world. For more on her story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Exciting Changes Coming To The Cheshire Herald Website

March 26, 2017 by John Rook

In today's modern age, we know that many readers of The Cheshire Herald look not only to our weekly publication, but also to our website for information about what's happening in town.

East Egg Hunt Happening Next Month

March 25, 2017 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Lions will be holding the 67th Annual Cheshire Town Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8. The event will be held at the Cheshire Park Pavilion on Highland Ave. (Rt. 10) at the corner of Stony Hill Road beginning at 12 p.m. This is open to all children ages 2 thru 12.

Library To Sponsor "Honest Conversations with Muslim Neighbors"

March 24, 2017 by Special To The ...

Who are our Muslim neighbors? What do they believe? How do extremist actions worldwide affect them? Hear Connecticut Muslims share their stories, and respond to questions such as:
*Why don’t we hear moderate Muslims speak out against extremism?
*Why do some girls and women wear Muslim dress, and others do not?
*What does the Qur’an really say about people of other religions?

Important Note For Subscribers

March 23, 2017 by John Rook

We regret to inform many of our subscribers that there will yet again be a delay in delivery of The Cheshire Herald, with most receiving their papers on Friday.

Escoto Succeeds Robertson As Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Coach

Cheshire resident John Escoto has become the new Cheshire American Legion baseball Senior head coach, succeeding Bill Robertson who stepped down after seven seasons at the position.

CHS Boys Swim To Seventh Place In State Open, End Winter Season

On Saturday, Cheshire High School boys' swim secured seventh place (263 points) in the State Open final at Yale University's Robert J.H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool.

CHS Boys Swim To Third Place In Monday's Class LL Final, Capture 400-yard Freestyle Relay Crown

On Monday, Cheshire High School boys' swimming earned third place (474 points) in the Class LL final at Wesleyan University.

Murray Competes Nationally On The Track, Swimmers To Race In Class LL Final On Monday

On Sunday, Cheshire High School junior track runner Brendan Murray posted 16th place (9:18.51) in the boys' championship two-mile in New Balance Indoor Nationals at New York's Armory Track and Field Center.

CHS Ice Hockey Drops Saturday's D-II Quarter To NFI, Swimmers To Compete In Class LL Final On Monday

On Saturday at Milford Ice Pavilion, Cheshire High School ice hockey (sixth seed, 12-10) came up short 2-1 against New Fairfield/Immaculate Co-Op (third, 17-4-2) in the Division II quarterfinals.

Nguyen Dives In Thursday's Class LL Meet, CHS Ice Hockey Has D-II Quarter Postponed To Saturday

On Thursday, Cheshire senior captain Ryan Nguyen finished 31st (109.2) in Class LL Diving at Hamden.

CHS Ice Hockey Explodes For Comeback Win Over Hand On Tuesday, Nguyen To Dive In Class LL Meet On Thursday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (sixth seed, 12-9) came back to beat Daniel Hand (11th, 9-11-1) 5-1 in the Division II First Round at Wesleyan University.

CHS Boys' B-Ball Ends Season At Kennedy For Second Straight Season, Cheshire Skaters To Host Hand On Tuesday

On Monday, Cheshire High School boys' basketball (25th seed, 11-12) fell 54-48 at Kennedy (eighth, 18-5) in the Class LL First Round.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

School Budget Under Scrutiny

by Michael Torelli
The Town Council and Board of Education discussed the proposed School District budget on Tuesday evening, and how everyone plans to handle possible cuts coming from the state level.

artists.JPGArtists With Disabilities Show Off Their Work At Special Exhibit

by Michael Torelli
Charles Michalak has trouble focusing.

Arbitration Panel’s Ruling To Save Town Over $800K

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Board of Education is expected to save over $800,000 after a recent arbitration victory versus the local teachers’ union.

Board Denies Grievance Over Delayed-Opening Pay For Secretaries

by Michael Torelli
Board of Education members last week denied a request from local union workers to be paid for lost hours during two delayed school openings in December.

OPINION

Opinion_146.jpgCheshire Needs To Change Budget Process

According to Councilor Michael Ecke, the advice from the Town of Cheshire’s legal counsel was the same as it’s always been—avoid sending the proposed teachers’ union contract to arbitration.

SPORTS

Sea Dog women's team.jpgSea Dog Women Claim Crown

by Greg Lederer
Upon touching the wall first in the 200-yard butterfly on March 12 at Wesleyan University, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club’s Liz Boyer was delighted to have defended her Short Course Senior Open title.

AROUND TOWN

Top Bar Hive.jpegDancing With BEES

by Michael Torelli
For William Hesbach, beekeeping is more than just a hobby—it’s his passion.