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At the recent Annual Meeting of the Cheshire Garden Club, two graduating Cheshire High School seniors were each presented with a $1,500 scholarship award. Both students will continue their higher education and plan to matriculate in environmental sciences. Making the presentation to Russell Jasman (pictured above on left) and Owen Brown (right) were President Ginni Donovan (second from left) and Scholarship Chair Ann O’Hara.

Graduation Set For Tonight

June 18, 2015 by John Rook

Cheshire High School seniors will officially say goodbye to CHS this evening as more than 400 graduates are expected to take to the stage this evening to receive diplomas. The festivities are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. tonight at the Maclary Athletic Complex behind Cheshire High School, 525 South Main St.

Reminder:Elementary School Promotion Ceremonies Today

June 17, 2015 by John Rook

Graduation for Cheshire High School students is scheduled for tomorrow, but the next generation of students are experiencing their own special day today. Throughout the morning and afternoon, Cheshire elementary schools will be conducting promotion ceremonies for students who will be moving on to Dodd Middle School next school year.
The following is the schedule for promotions at each school:

Lynch To Compete For Miss Connecticut Outstanding Teen Title

June 16, 2015 by Special To The ...

Young women from around the state will vie for the Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen crowns and thousands in scholarship dollars at Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theater during four competition events on June 25 through 27. Among them will be Miss Cheshire's Outstanding Teen Tara Shaye Lynch.

Graduation/Promotion Ceremonies Being Held This Week

June 15, 2015 by John Rook

By the end of this week, another school year will have officially come and gone. Students will begin their summer vacation on Friday, June 19, but not before many of them participate in traditional promotion and graduation ceremonies, which begin Wednesday.
The following is the Cheshire School District schedule for promotion and graduation ceremonies. They are as follows:

Promotions

Skibitcky, Murray Earn Regional Honors In Track And Field Meet

On Saturday, Cheshire High School track and field athletes Janaia Skibitcky and Brendan Murray secured All-New England honors in the 71st New England Interscholastic Championship at Willowbrook Park in New Britain.

CHS Softball To Play For First Unbeaten Season On Saturday Against Rival

On Saturday, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 26-0) seeks their first state title and unbeaten season against Housatonic Division rival Amity (sixth, 21-5) in the Class LL final at West Haven.

CHS Softball Shuts Out NFA In Class LL Semis, Skibitcky Wins First State Open Crown, Golfers Play In D-I Open

In Monday's Class LL semifinals, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 26-0) defeated Norwich Free Academy (fifth, 21-6) 2-0 at West Haven.

CHS Boys' Volleyball Falls In Class L Quarter At Darien

On Friday, Cheshire High School boys' volleyball (seventh seed, 16-6) came up short 3-2 (16-25, 25-21, 20-25, 25-21, 13-15) in a Class L quarterfinal at Darien (second, 22-1).

CHS Softball To Play In LL Semis On Monday

On Monday, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 25-0) visits West Haven to play Norwich Free Academy (fifth, 19-4) in the Class LL semifinals at 4 p.m.

CHS Softball Advances To Class LL Semis, Girls' LAX Falls In Quarterfinal, Boys' V-Ball To Visit Darien On Friday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 25-0) extended their unbeaten season with a 9-0 shutout of Middletown (eighth, 16-7) in the Class LL quarterfinals.

CHS Softball And Boys' Volleyball Reach Class Quarters, Skibitcky Wins LL Gold Medals, Boys' Lacrosse Falls In Thriller

CHS Softball And Boys' Volleyball Reach Class Quarters, Skibitcky Wins LL Gold Medals, Boys' Lacrosse Falls In Thriller

CHS Girls' Lacrosse Beats Falcons In Class L First Round, Boys' Golf Takes Sixth In SCC, Baseball Ends Season

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School girls' lacrosse (fifth seed, 14-5) defeated Fairfield Ludlowe (12th, 9-8) 15-11 in the Class L First Round.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Passage Of State Bill Clears Way For Solar Farm

by Michael Torelli
Town officials expect that the old landfill off of Waterbury Road will be the new home of a one-megawatt solar farm by the end of this year, now that Governor Dannel Malloy has signed a bill critical to the project’s success.

brothers.JPGLemonade Stand Selling Some Brotherly Love

by Michael Torelli
One local boy is speaking up for his brother who cannot, and now the whole community has heard him loud and clear.

CHA Takes Control Of Boulder Road Home

by Michael Torelli
The Town Council recently authorized the sale of a residential home owned by the Town of Cheshire to the local housing authority, who plan to renovate and rent the property as an affordable home.

Challengers, Reds 2.jpgCheshire Reds, Challengers Partnership Proves A Perfect Match

by Greg Lederer
Last year, the Cheshire Reds 10-U baseball team spent a day cheering at a Cheshire Challengers game.

OPINION

Opinion_109.jpgNo One To Blame But Ourselves

One wonders what Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” would look like if written in modern-day America.

SPORTS

Ben DeLaubell.jpgCHS Spring Sports Awards

Cheshire Kiwanis Club: Sportsmanship Award—Baseball: Altrin Kabashi; Lacrosse: Austin Ingarra; Tennis: Arnav Velaparthi; Boys’ Volleyball: T.J. Lochowski

AROUND TOWN

Youth Center 1.jpgYouth Center Control Sparked Debate In ’68

by John Rook
When one thinks about the Harmon Leonard Jr. Youth Center, the word ‘controversy’ doesn’t usually jump to mind.