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John Rook/Cheshire Herald
St. Bridget School students took some time Friday morning to participate in their annual Stuff-A-Bus event, where students donate food items to the Cheshire Food Pantry. The boxes are packed into a school bus and delivered to the Pantry. For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

BREAKING NEWS: Tonight's Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Game Postponed

July 14, 2014 by Greg Lederer

Due to rain and field conditions, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (21-8, 17-7 in Zone 3) has postponed tonight's game against division leader Middletown (19-5) at Cheshire High School.
Cheshire hosts them on Tuesday at 5:45 p.m.

Pick Up Your Absentee Ballot Ahead Of Primary

July 14, 2014 by Special To The ...

Cheshire Town Clerk Carolyn Z. Soltis would like to remind registered Republican voters that absentee ballot applications for the August 12 Primary for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor and Comptroller will be available beginning July 22. An application for an absentee ballot must be completed, signed and returned to the Town Clerk before an absentee ballot can be issued.

Friends of Boulder Knoll To Hold Two Food Gatherings

July 13, 2014 by Special To The ...

Friends of Boulder Knoll, Inc., a local educational and advocacy group, announces its two upcoming fundraising dinners on the farm. All proceeds from the event will benefit Friends of Boulder Knoll’s educational programming and donations of healthy local produce to area soup kitchens. Both events will take place at Boulder Knoll Community Farm, located at 875 Boulder Road in Cheshire.

Town of Cheshire To Hold Capital Budget Meetings

July 12, 2014 by michael torelli

Summer may mean that schools are out of session and residents are planning vacations, but for Town employees, the summer is a time to discuss capital budget projects. All meetings will be held in Room 207 in Town Hall unless otherwise noted, and members of the public are welcome to attend, but there will also be a public hearing held on July 29.

Parks & Rec To Host Free Summer Concerts

July 11, 2014 by michael torelli

The Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting four concerts this summer at Bartlem Park. All are free to attend and begin at 7 p.m.

Friday, July 18 - Soul Sound Revue
Friday, July 25 - The Women of Pop & Rock featuring Jill Gioia
Friday, Aug. 1 - Eaglemania
Friday, Aug. 8 - Beau Bolero

Food Pantry Planning Ahead With Back To School Drive

July 10, 2014 by Special To The ...

School just got out but we're already planning for the fall!  The Cheshire Community Food Pantry is organizing our 2nd annual Back to School Drive, a program designed to ensure that all school age pantry clients return to the Fall 2014 semester fully outfitted with appropriate back-to-school shoes, clothing, underwear and socks, school supplies and an option for winter clothing.

Yamin Scores Four Touchdowns, Rams Football Runs Over Lyman Hall

On Friday, Cheshire High School football improved to 2-0 with a 45-0 shutout at Lyman Hall (0-2).

Gallagher Picks Up Her 100th Win, Cheshire Girls Sweep On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School field hockey (3-1-1) defeated Sheehan (3-2) 4-1.

CA Football To Start 2014 Season

On Saturday, Cheshire Academy football visits Pomfret School for the opener at 2:30 p.m.

Boyer, Senft, And Smalec Lead Cheshire Girls To Victory In The Pool

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (3-0) stayed unbeaten by defeating Lyman Hall (0-3) 106-75 at the Cheshire Community Pool.

CHS Girls' Volleyball Secures 31st Straight Victory, Soccer Teams Take One-Goal Losses

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (4-0) swept 3-0 at Foran (3-2).

Stevens Helps CHS Field Hockey Hold Off Hand, Cross Country Excels In Dual-Meet Openers

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School field hockey (2-1-1) earned a 3-2 win at Daniel Hand.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Keeping Student Housing In Check
Local Resident Asks Town To Regulate Influx Of Quinnipiac Students

by Michael Torelli
One local resident is looking to the Town of Cheshire to ensure that her neighborhood doesn’t one day resemble the setting for the movie “Animal House.”

IVES FARM_1667.jpgCLT Plans A Day At Ives Farm To Show Off Property’s Natural Beauty

by Michael Torelli
When the Cheshire Land Trust acquired Ives Farm in 2006, they knew they had something special.

Arizon Taking On New Role?
Council Clears Path For Company To Become General Contractor For Pool Cover Project

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council has approved a bid waiver that will allow the Town to discuss designating Arizon Structures, the company hired to construct the tension membrane cover over the Community Pool, as the project’s general contractor.

Student section.jpgCHS Volleyball Parents Upset Over Delays In Gym Renovations

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School staff, students, parents, and administrators agree that renovating the west gym this year was an overdue project. The gym floor, for instance, dates back to the 1970s.

OPINION

Opinion_21.jpgOfficials Need To Ensure Student Housing Doesn’t Become A Problem

Local resident Carol Setter admitted the issue of student housing in Cheshire is not a crisis. She also made it clear that she is not against all students making Cheshire their home during the school year.

SPORTS

Cullen Clairmont.jpgRams Football Rocks Ridgefield

by Greg Lederer
In last year’s Inaugural Southern Connecticut Conference-Fairfield Interscholastic Athletic Conference Challenge, Cheshire High School football opened with a 17-14 loss at Ridgefield. CHS went on to finish 4-7.

AROUND TOWN

Mari Hall.JPGMiles Of Smiles Run For ASD Since 2010

by Michael Torelli
It’s been four years since the Hall family watched for the first time as local community members laced up their running shoes outside of Cheshire’s Norton School.