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Tracey Harrington/Cheshire Herald
Last Thursday, students at Cheshire's public schools returned to classes. On Monday, those who attend Cheshire Academy followed suit, kicking off the new year with the school's annual convocation ceremony.

UPDATED: Veteran Councilman Schrumm No Longer Seeking Re-Election

August 28, 2015 by John Rook

Republican Town Councilman David Schrumm has been one of the most active and at times controversial figures in Town government for decades.
That era may now be coming to an end.

Back To School: Classes Begin Today

August 27, 2015 by John Rook

A familiar site was seen this morning as buses hurried up and down local roads, picking up anxious students awaiting the beginning of their first day of school. The 2015/2016 school year officially began this morning, as all of Cheshire's public schools, as well as St. Bridget School, opened for the first time since late last June.

Cheshire Hockey Player Will Play Professionally In CWHL

August 27, 2015 by Greg Lederer

Following her four-year career with the University of Connecticut women's ice hockey program, Cheshire resident Rachel Farrel became a professional player last Sunday. Farrel was picked by the Boston Blades in the fourth round of the Canadian Women's Hockey League Draft.

Council Approves $54.25 Million Five-Year Capital Spending Plan

August 26, 2015 by michael torelli

Town Councilors approved a $54.25 million five-year capital expenditure plan last night, $10.6 million of which is anticipated to be used for projects this fiscal year.
Approved projects include $160,000 in Town park improvements, $200,000 for the Town’ s sidewalk replacement program, and $260,000 to renovate the tennis courts at the Youth Center.

CJF Kicks Off New Year On Sunday

Cheshire Junior Football opens on the 2015 season on Sunday.

Cheshire Football Opens Up Pre-season Camp, Will Practice With Berlin On Thursday

Cheshire High School football opened fall practice last Friday.

CHS Teams Start Practice For 2015 Season

Cheshire High School boys' and girls' cross country, field hockey, boys' and girls' soccer, girls' swim and dive, and girls' volleyball teams begin the fall pre-season on Thursday.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Council Approves $54.25 Million Capital Budget
Voters Will Determine Fate Of Six Items At Referendum In November

by Michael Torelli
Town Councilors unanimously approved a $54.25 million five-year capital expenditure plan Tuesday night, of which $10.60 million was allocated for the current fiscal year.

Fortier.JPGCara Fortier Blazing A Trail At Cheshire Police Department

by Michael Torelli
As far back as she could remember, Cara Fortier always wanted to be a police officer.

Review Board Making An Early Impact

by Michael Torelli
Though they have only held a few meetings since initially being formed last spring, the nine-member Juvenile Review Board has served its purpose of providing Cheshire’s youth an option other than the juvenile justice system when faced with a first-time offense.

Barnum.JPGPortion Of Route 10 To Be Renamed In Honor Of Local Heroes

by Michael Torelli
It is not often that a community can say that two of its residents have been honored with the most prestigious military recognition possible.

OPINION

Opinion_63.jpgMake A Decision On CHS Facility

It seems that there is consensus among most on the Cheshire Town Council that the concession stand/bathroom facility at the Maclary Athletic Complex behind Cheshire High School needs extensive work.

SPORTS

RJ Oris_0.jpgCHS Football Is Reloading

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School football enjoyed a resurgence last fall, securing their best win total (8-3) since winning the Class LL title in 2009. For the first time in six years, Cheshire was Southern Connecticut Division I East Champion (3-1), sharing the crown with Notre Dame-West Haven.

AROUND TOWN

Petty Crimes And Misdemeanors

by John Rook
Cheshire has had no shortage of gruesome crimes throughout its history.