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On Tuesday, Cheshire High School girls' ski senior tri-captain Rebecca Hyman raced down the slope at Mount Southington. Read about how she finished in next Thursday's issue of The Cheshire Herald.

Color And Relax At The Library

January 2, 2016 by Special To The ...

Color Yourself Calm is a program being held at the Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., on Thursday, Jan. 7. De-stress with a relaxing night of coloring on the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. Coloring pages and supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Register at or call (203) 272-2245, ext. 4.

Herald Offices, Town Hall Closed Today

January 1, 2016 by John Rook

Happy New Year!
We'd like to remind all of our readers and advertisers that The Cheshire Herald office will be closed today, Jan. 1, in observance of the New Year's Day holiday. We will reopen on Monday, Jan. 4, at 9 a.m. for our normal business hours.
The Cheshire Town Hall is also closed today, as is the Cheshire Public Library. Both will reopen at normal times on Monday, Jan. 4.

CHS PTO Schedules First Meeting Of New Year

December 31, 2015 by Special To The ...

Join the Cheshire High School PTO at their next meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 13, in the CHS Library, 525 South Main St., at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Matt Guida, who will be presenting information about the CHS Performance Standards Committee. The Cheshire Performance Standards reflect the skills and attributes that allow students achieve success as an adult.

Learn How To Defend Yourself

December 30, 2015 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Public Library, 104 main St., will sponsor a Self-Defense for Women seminar on Saturday, Jan. 30, beginning at 2 p.m. The class is open to women ages 14 and older. No experience necessary.
Those who attend will learn:
•Real world defense for the average person
•How to use the strength of your body to defeat even the strongest of attackers

CHS Skaters Win Thriller In OT On Saturday, Wrestler Places In Class LL, Co-Op Girls' Ice Hockey Team Settles For Scoreless Tie

In Saturday's final regular-season home game at Wesleyan University, Cheshire High School ice hockey (10-8) beat Simsbury (9-8) 3-2 in overtime.

Black Advances To Class LL Quarters On Mat, Girls' Ice Hockey Comes Up Short Against New Canaan, Varsity Slate For Saturday

On Friday, Cheshire High School wrestling senior captain Sean Black advanced in the Class LL Tournament at Trumbull.

Co-Op Girls' Ice Hockey Earns Sixth Straight Win On Thursday, CHS Boys' B-Ball Team Drops Thriller On Senior Night

On Thursday, Cheshire High School boys' basketball (10-10, 4-4 in Hammonasset Division) dropped the regular-season finale 50-48 to West Haven (11-8).

Murray Shines In Class LL Races On Wednesday, Rams Drop Rivalry Meet In The Pool, Girls' Ice Hockey Team Extends Win Streak

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School junior track runner Brendan Murray finished third in the 1,600-meters (4:26.44) and fourth in the 3,200-meters (9:36.24) during the Class LL Championship at New Haven's Floyd Little Athletic Center.

Girls' Ice Hockey Team Extends Win Streak On Tuesday, Ski Teams End Regular Season, CHS Varsity Slate For Wednesday

On Tuesday, Amity/North Haven/Cheshire Co-Op girls' ice hockey (10-5) collected their fourth consecutive victory 12-6 over Guilford at The Rinks at Shelton.

CHS Girls' Basketball Wins Monday's Finale, Boys' Team Falls At Shelton

In Monday's finale, Cheshire High School girls' basketball (5-15, 1-7 in Housatonic Division) defeated Lauralton Hall (4-16) 39-33 to break a five-game slide and earn split of the season series.

CHS Winter Sports Had Packed Slate On Saturday

On Saturday, Cheshire High School girls' basketball (4-15, 1-7 in Housatonic Division) fell 57-54 in overtime at West Haven (7-11, 2-6).

CHS Boys' Basketball Avenges Loss To Guilford On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School boys' basketball (10-8, 4-4 in Hammonasset Division) defeated Guilford (12-5, 3-5) 56-41 to secure a split of the regular-season series.

CHS Wrestling Falls To New Haven Co-Op In Regular Season Finale

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School wrestling came up short 42-24 against New Haven Co-Op in the dual-meet finale.

CHS Ice Hockey Extends Win Streak On Tuesday, Basketball Teams Split, Varsity Slate For Wednesday

On Tuesday at Wesleyan University, Cheshire High School ice hockey (9-7) picked up their fourth straight win 5-2 over New Milford (3-13).

CHS Ice Hockey Teams Win On Saturday, Cheer Squad Places In SCC, Girls' B-Ball Team Falls To Wilton

On Saturday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (8-7) secured their third consecutive win 4-3 over Branford (6-6) at Wesleyan University.

Murray Wins SCC Crown On Friday, Boys' Swim And Dive Stays Unbeaten, Boys' B-Ball Team Falls to Jesuits

On Friday, Cheshire High School junior track and field runner Brendan Murray captured the boys' Southern Connecticut Conference in the 3,200-meters (9:32.85) at New Haven's Floyd Little Athletic Center.

Chase, CHS Skiers Post Victories On Thursday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School skiing picked up five victories at Mount Southington.

CHS Boys' Basketball And Ice Hockey Teams Win On Wednesday, Girls Basketball And Wrestling Squads Come Up Short

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School boys' basketball (8-7, 2-3 in Hammonasset Division) secured their fourth straight victory 46-43 over host Daniel Hand (1-14) at Polson Middle School.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald


Food Pantry Hoping Challenge Spurs Donations

by Michael Torelli
It can sometimes be easy to forget that, with all the turmoil taking place around the world, there may be friends or neighbors in Cheshire who are in need.

plow.jpgRecent Storm Conjures Memories Of Second Bubble Collapse

by Michael Torelli
While winter bore down on Connecticut last Thursday, delivering over a foot of snow to Cheshire, the date of the storm brought back memories of a much more difficult February for Town officials.

Solan Hopes To Clear Up Questions About Master Plan

by Michael Torelli
The architectural firm that developed a $423 million Facility Master Plan for the Board of Education will be making a presentation next Thursday on how best to move forward with the initiative.

Unified routine.jpgCheshire High School Students Cheering Their Team’s Unified Spirit

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School cheerleading senior co-captains Alexis Yamin and Kaitlyn D’Andrea have shared many special moments in a friendship that dates back to their time in elementary school.


Opinion_141.jpgTime To Consider Ethics Board

With the Charter Revision Commission currently reviewing the Town’s governing document, and given the recent mini-controversy surrounding the decision by one member of the Water Pollution Control Authority to not recuse himself during discussions over a possible subdivision in Cheshire, perhaps now would be a good time for officials to give serious consideration to creating an Ethics Board.


Molly Michaud_0.jpgV-Ball Star Will Extend Career

by Greg Lederer
When Molly Michaud joined the Cheshire High School girls’ volleyball program four years ago, she had no idea how the team would change her life.


Coffin.JPGMother’s Grief Channeled Toward Helping Others

by Michael Torelli
Cheshire’s Laura Coffin carries with her a JanSport backpack.