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Ray Mancinelli is an accomplished musician who can play many instruments, including the piano. However, he's most noted in Cheshire for having begun the Marching Ram Band. To read about Mancinelli, see an upcoming edition of The Cheshire Herald.

Reminder: Trash Pickup To Be Delayed For Holidays

December 20, 2012 by Special To The ...

The following information was received from the Cheshire Public Works Department:

Lights of Hope Set To Illuminate Cheshire In Honor Of Newtown

December 19, 2012 by Special To The ...

Usually, Cheshire's Lights of Hope is held in November as a way to raise funds for local charities and continue encouraging the sense of community the event was designed to engendered when it was organized so many years ago.
Now, luminaries will be lighting up homes around town once again, this time to help those affected by the tragic mass shootings in Newtown.

Newtown Bee Offers Way To Help

December 18, 2012 by Special To The ...

The Newtown Bee, that community's hometown newspaper since 1877, has been covering what has become a national tragedy. The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which took the lives of 26 people, including 20 children between the ages of 6 and 7, has gripped the state and the nation.

Increased Police Presence Today At Cheshire Schools

December 17, 2012 by Josh Morgan

There is an increased police presence at all Cheshire Public Schools this morning following the tragedy that occurred Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

Traditional Lessons And Carols Tonight

December 16, 2012 by Special To The ...

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will hold a traditional Candlelit English Christmas event, entitled “Lessons and Carols,” tonight at 5 p.m. at the church, which is located at 59 Main Street across from Cheshire Academy.

One Final Chance To Share Your Christmas Story

December 15, 2012 by John Rook

Do you have a favorite Christmas memory? Have any Yuletide moments that stand out?
If so, The Cheshire Herald wants to hear it. Will you share your story with us?
We are looking for true stories of Christmas’ past. It can be something funny, ridiculous, heartwarming, or even sad. It can be something from your childhood or recent past. All we ask is that it be true and memorable.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Wins State Finals Opener, Moves To Within A Game Of First Title

At Stamford's Cubeta Stadium, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (30-10) picked up their sixth straight win 10-5 over Rocky Hill-Cromwell-Portland (RCP) in Friday's game one of the state finals.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Holds Off Host Stamford, Wins First Regional Crown

On Tuesday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (29-10) beat host Stamford (31-6-1) 7-5 to capture the program's first Southern Division Super Regional Tournament at Cubeta Stadium.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Shuts Down Defending Champion Branford

On Sunday, at Cubeta Stadium in Stamford, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (28-10) posted a 2-0 shutout of defending state champ Branford (32-3) in the Super Regional Tournament.

Cheshire American Legion Baseball Rallies To Beat Host Stamford In Super Regionals

On Saturday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (27-10) came from behind to beat host Stamford (29-5-1) 5-4 in 10 innings at Cubeta Stadium.

Harding Attends WPSL Semis

In the first of two Women's Premier Soccer League semifinals on Saturday, Cailynn Harding and Connecticut Football Club (CFC) Passion lost 2-0 to the Houston Aces at Arundel High School (Gambrills, Maryland).

Cheshire Girls Win LAX Title In Newington!

At Clem Lemire Recreation Complex in Newington, Cheshire girls' lacrosse won the 13-U Nutmeg State Games Tournament on Saturday.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Sweeps Trumbull, Wins Sectional Finals At CHS

After forfeiting a game they led 8-2 in the eighth inning yesterday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (26-10) beat Trumbull 10-4 and 12-2 at Cheshire High School to win the Southern Division Sectional finals 2-1.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Forfeits Sectional Opener To Trumbull

On Wednesday, at Cheshire High School, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (fourth seed, 24-10) lost the first game of the Southern Division Sectional finals in unusual fashion.

Cheshire Field Hockey League Is Running In Full Swing

Cheshire Field Hockey League is currently running on Mondays at Cheshire High School's Alumni Field.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Residents Rail Against Drive-Thru

by Michael Torelli
There is no mistaking where neighboring residents stand on the issue of a Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru being installed in a gas station off of West Main Street.

Robots.JPGGetting Up Close And Personal With Robots

by Michael Torelli
Cones were stationed around a couple of Cheshire Public Library parking spaces on July 10 for a special event.

Arizon Contract In Holding Pattern
Vacations And Objections To Agreement Delay Pool Cover Design

by Michael Torelli
To some, summer is a time for relaxation and vacation. For others, such as those trying to finalize the contract with Missouri-based Arizon Structures, LLC to build a tension membrane cover over the Cheshire Community Pool, summer can be a difficult time.

Schiaroli.JPGAfter 25 Years, Building Official Schiaroli Retiring

by Michael Torelli
Bert Schiaroli can recite residential building code and knows his way around construction sites. For the past 25 years, Schiaroli has been the man responsible for making sure that the work completed in this community rose to the standards set by Town of Cheshire.

OPINION

Opinion_16.jpgA Swing And Miss For Trumbull

In the end, the controversy surrounding Cheshire American Legion’s first game against Trumbull had little bearing on the outcome of the short three-game series. Cheshire was able to sweep a double-header on Thursday, July 24, meaning they advanced in the postseason, ready to play another day.

SPORTS

Jon Koski_0.jpgForfeit Is Story Of Baseball Opener

by Greg Lederer
On July 23, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball looked to be well on the verge of taking their Sectional finals opener against Trumbull at Cheshire High School. But, with an 8-2 lead heading into the top of the eighth inning, the game ended abruptly in controversial fashion.

AROUND TOWN

File Photo - Lonergan back right, playing bassoon.jpgBassoonist Sue Lonergan And CSO: A Perfect Fit

by John Rook
There are few instruments as distinctly recognizable as a bassoon.
While the untrained eye may not be able to decipher between a violin and viola, or quickly tell the difference between a bass and electric guitar, the bassoon offers no such issues.