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Marine Col. Harvey "Barney" Barnum (ret), one of two Cheshire residents to have been awarded with the Congressional Medal of Honor, received a very special recognition last week when the USS Harvey C. Barnum (DDG-124) was named after him. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (center) joined Barnum at the ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Funeral For Long-Serving State Representative Planned For Thursday

July 12, 2016 by John Rook

Mary Fritz, who served as State Representative for the 90th District for over 30 years, died on Saturday.
Since then, state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have been offering their memories of Fritz, who has been described by both Republicans and her fellow Democrats as a tireless worker who always kept the interests of her constituents at heart.

Uguccioni Seeking Empty Recyclables For Good Cause

July 11, 2016 by michael torelli

Cheshire’s Kelsey Uguccioni is looking to participate in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk this September, but needs the help of her local community to raise the necessary funds.
Any resident with bags of empty bottles or cans is asked to contact Uguccioni, who will use the recyclables to redeem money toward her cause. Her goal is to raise $500 by the end of August.

Summer Night At Ives Tonight

July 10, 2016 by john

Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or lawn chair and come out for a free night of acoustic music with “A Summer Night at Ives Farm” tonight, July 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. Presented by the Cheshire Land Trust at Ives Farm, 1585 Cheshire St., the farm’s iconic red barn is the perfect spot for a summer picnic with family and friends.

Longtime State Rep Mary Fritz Dies

July 9, 2016 by michael torelli

Mary Fritz, longtime state representative for the towns of Cheshire and Wallingford, died this morning.
Fritz's son, David Fritz, announced his mother's death on Facebook, writing that she was "a strong, dignified brilliant woman who touched so many in a positive way."
"Even in passing she showed strength and courage," he wrote.

CHS Football Returns To Work At Alumni Field

On Monday, Cheshire High School football opened their fall conditioning camp for the 2016 season. Cheshire graduated 20 players after a 4-6 season last fall.

Bishop Breaks Second National Record, Earns Third Gold Medal In YMCA LC National Championship

On Sunday in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Karl Bishop wrapped up a historic performance in the YMCA Long Course National Championship.

Bishop Earns Share Of YMCA Long Course National Crown

On Saturday in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Karl Bishop picked up his second gold medal in the YMCA Long Course National Championship.

Sea Dog Swimmers Make Impact In Friday's Section Of The YMCA LC National Championship

On Friday, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Liz Boyer placed fifth in the 400-meter individual medley (5:01.86) in the YMCA Long Course National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club Shines In YMCA LC National Championship

On Thursday in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club members Lily Kurtz (200-meter breaststroke, 2:41.23), Jack Doherty (100-meter butterfly, 56.16), and Brooke Perrotta (100-meter butterfly, 1:01.83) all contributed fourth places in the YMCA Long Course National Championship.

Bishop Defends His YMCA National Swim Title In Record Time

On opening night of the YMCA Long Course National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Karl Bishop defended his crown in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle (15:35.36) on Wednesday and lowered his previous national record (15:47.16) set last year.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald


Gadd.jpgGadd Hired As New Principal At CHS

by John Rook
Cheshire High School has a new principal.

Focus Shifts To BOE Master Plan

by Michael Torelli
Though the Board of Education has requested $1.7 million in new spending in the 2016-17 Capital Budget, members of the Town Council seem more concerned about proposals that may be coming down the road.

Sansone 2.jpgInternship Allows Sansone An Inside Look At Rio Olympic Games

by Greg Lederer
Every four years, Alexis Sansone anticipates watching the Summer Olympic Games with her family in Cheshire.

PD Eyes Radio Upgrades

by Michael Torelli
A complete overhaul to the Town’s public safety communications system, the replacement of cruiser cameras as well as implementation of body cameras, and purchasing some new vehicles make up this year’s capital budget requests from the Cheshire Police Department.


Opinion_115.jpgBody Cameras A Must For All PDs

The Cheshire Police Department has made several requests for funding in the Town’s five-year capital budget plan.


Brooke Jackson_1.jpgJackson Commits For LAX

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire’s Brooke Jackson has grown up around the game of lacrosse.


Maries Luncheonette.jpgMarie's Luncheonette: Good Coffee, And A Heaping Helping Of Personality

by John Rook
What makes a business a success? Entrepreneurs have been asking that question for generations.


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