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Happy Fourth of July from the staff of The Cheshire Herald!!!

Board Of Ed Still Deciding Where Kindergarteners Will Be Placed

May 16, 2014 by michael torelli

Cheshire Board of Education members celebrated the expected implementation of full-day kindergarten for next fall during their meeting Thursday night.
Board Member Sandra Pavano even announced, “We’ve made it.”

Board Of Ed Meeting Tonight

May 15, 2014 by John Rook

The Board of Education will meet tonight, where several issues are expected to be discussed.
One of those promises to be full-day kindergarten, as earlier this week the Cheshire Town Council voted to reallocate $255,000 from the BOE capital budget into their operating budget, specifically earmarked for the new kindergarten program.

All Hurdles Cleared For Full-Day Kindergarten As Council Approves Transfer Of Funds

May 14, 2014 by John Rook

It appears that full-day kindergarten will become a reality for Cheshire, as early as next school year, after the Cheshire Town Council agreed to reallocate $255,000 to the Board of Education on Tuesday night.
The money was moved from the BOE capital budget into the operating budget, where it will be used to help institute full-day kindergarten. The action was approved by a 6-3 vote.

No Action Taken On Pool Height Zoning Change

May 13, 2014 by John Rook

The Planning and Zoning Commission did not take any action Monday evening on a possible change to zoning regulations that would allow the planned tension membrane covering over the Cheshire Community Pool to be built.

CHS Track And Field Competes Regionally On Saturday, Cheshire Boys' Rugby Falls In State Final, Ram Jam Set For Sunday

On Saturday, Cheshire High School outdoor track and field athletes participated in New England Championship at Thornton Academy (Saco, Maine).

CHS Softball And Cheshire Boys' Rugby Competing For State Title On Saturday, CHS Track and Field Athletes Going To Regionals

On Saturday, Cheshire High School softball (second seed, program-best 23-2) seeks to win their first Class LL title against top-seeded Southington (23-0) at DeLuca Field.

Cheshire Soccer Club Shines In CIT At Quinnipiac Park

Last weekend, Cheshire Soccer Club enjoyed a strong showing in the Connecticut Invitational Tournament at Quinnipiac Park.

CHS Softball Shuts Out Darien In Class LL Semis, Advances To Saturday's Final Against Southington

In Wednesday's Class LL semifinals, Cheshire High School softball (second seed, 23-2) shut out Darien (third, 21-4) 4-0 at DeLuca Field in Stratford.

Skibitcky And Fusco Medal In State Open Track And Field, Boys' Golfers Compete In D-I Open, Softball To Play In LL Semis

On Monday, Cheshire High School outdoor track and field athletes shined in the State Open at Willowbrook Park in New Britain.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Pool Costs To Rise As Project Slogs Along
Officials Now Expect An End-Of-Year Completion Date

by Michael Torelli
Town Councilors recently discovered that the Town could be in the deep end due to constant delays concerning the Cheshire Community Pool project, which now has a year-end completion date.

war monument.JPGAn Old Cheshire Monument Expected To Get New Life Next Year

by Michael Torelli
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, a conflict that, had the Union lost, would have resulted in two separate nations.

Going Full Steam Ahead?
Half Marathon Could Expand Next Year

by Michael Torelli
A local nonprofit is looking to go to the distance for its fifth year by introducing a full marathon to Cheshire streets, if Town officials give it the OK.

PaulTOY1415.jpgTeacher Spotlight: Paul Imparts Her Passion For Reading To Students

by John Rook
When Cheshire resident and Southington High School literary specialist Jennifer Paul was paid an unexpected visit while teaching last year, her reaction was probably similar to one common among her students.

OPINION

Opinion_56.jpgDon’t Dismiss The Founders

It has become trendy to view America’s Founding Fathers through the prism of their many imperfections.

SPORTS

Waldron 3.jpgCheshire Seniors Bounce Back On Diamond

by Greg Lederer
The Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball team has enjoyed a fast start to the summer season, winning their first 12 games.

AROUND TOWN

Forgotten Files.jpgA Victorian Tale Of Infidelity And Murder

by John Rook
For much of its history, Cheshire has been the picture of a small, serene New England suburban community.