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Photo courtesy of Thomas Mulholland
The spirits are set to come alive again at Hillside Cemetery as Thomas Mulholland (front) and a group of actors are preparing to tell some of Cheshire's most interesting tales. For more on the upcoming event, see next week's Cheshire Herald.

Council Approves $9.6 Million Capital Budget

August 20, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Town Council approved its Capital Budget for the coming fiscal on Tuesday night, clearing the way for $9.6 million in new spending.
Of that, approximately $4 million will be sent to referendum in November, will voters will decide their ultimate fate.
The vote was 7-2, with Councilors Tom Ruocco and James Sima dissenting from the majority.

Vote On Capital Budget Expected Tonight

August 19, 2014 by John Rook

After weeks of review and discussion, the Cheshire Town Council is expected to vote on final approval for the Town's Capital Budget.
Town department heads had requested over $17 million worth of projects for this year, but Town Manager Michael Milone proposed a budget of just $10.6 million. Councilors will now have to decide which projects are approved and which are pushed off to future years.

Have Your Meal "Farm To Table" This Thursday At Boulder Knoll

August 18, 2014 by Special To The ...

Friends of Boulder Knoll, Inc., a local educational and advocacy group, announces an upcoming fundraising event at Boulder Knoll Community Farm, located at 875 Boulder Road. The “Farm to Table Dinner” this Thursday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m. will feature an elegant family-style farm dinner experience showcasing a seasonal menu using farm-fresh produce.

Grange Fair Kicks Off Next Weekend

August 16, 2014 by Special To The ...

For the past 130 years, Cheshire locals have been competing to grow the tallest sunflower, the largest pumpkin, and even make the largest apple pie. Very soon, The Cheshire Grange Fair will once again be accepting entries into their baking, artwork, photography, sewing, and vegetable competitions. First, second, and third prize winners receive monetary rewards.

CHS Varsity Slate For Friday

Friday's Cheshire High School varsity sports schedule:

CHS Girls' Swim And Dive Stays Unbeaten On Thursday, CHS Field Hockey Rallies To Tie Rival Hand

On Thursday at Wilbur Cross in New Haven, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (6-0) beat host Sacred Heart Academy (2-4) 100-78.

CHS Girls' Volleyball Avenges Only Loss Against Mercy, Varsity Slate For Thursday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (9-1, 3-0 in Housatonic Division) swept Mercy (7-4) 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-11) to earn their eighth straight win and avenge their only loss (3-1) from Sept. 14.

Pierpont Posts OT Game-Winner For CHS Field Hockey, Girls' Volleyball To Host Mercy On Wednesday

In overtime on Tuesday, Cheshire High School field hockey (5-2-1-1) picked up a 1-0 victory at Branford (4-2-0-1).

CHS Girls' Swim And Dive And Boys' Soccer Stay Unbeaten On Monday, Volleyball Extends Win Streak

On Monday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive earned a 97-73 victory over Mercy (2-5) at Hamden Hall.

CJF Fourth Grade Reaches 3-1, Sunday's Schedule

Last Sunday, Cheshire Junior Football fourth grade (3-1) posted a 26-0 shutout of host Wallingford.

CA Football Wins Home Opener

In Saturday's home opener, Cheshire Academy football (1-1) picked up their first win 42-14 over Avon Od Farms School.

CHS Girls' Soccer Earns Road Win On Saturday

On Saturday, Cheshire High School girls' soccer (3-3-2, 1-1-2 in Housatonic Division) won 2-1 at Joel Barlow (3-2-3).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald


1-(l to r) Dodd Principal Jeffrey Solan and Superintendent of Schools Greg Florio.jpgFlorio Stepping Down As Superintendent

by Michael Torelli
Cheshire Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio recently announced that he will be leaving his position after being hired as executive director of the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), an organization that provides programs and services to 35 school districts in 36 towns in the Greater Hartford area.

No Word On Zone Change

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing open for the third time regarding a zone text change to allow working farms to host fee-based outdoor events on site.

Candidates Grapple With Balance Between Growth And Tradition

by Michael Torelli
When Cheshire was first founded, residents prided themselves on being a part of a small farming community.

Neighbors Voice Concerns About Coleman Road Subdivision Plan

by Michael Torelli
Residents from Tamarack Road and the surrounding area recently attended a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to raise concerns about a proposed subdivision off of Coleman Road.


Opinion_69.jpgFlorio Tenure A Success

For more than two decades, Greg Florio has been a part of Cheshire education. Hired in 1991, he moved his way up through the ranks of the School District’s administration, eventually being named Superintendent 11 years ago.


Panru Jing.jpgRams Riding Hot Streaks

by Greg Lederer
Winners of seven straight matches, Cheshire High School girls’ volleyball (8-1, 3-0 in Housatonic Division) is gaining momentum at the mid-way point of the regular season.


billiard.JPGLukas Fracasso-Verner Lining Up His Shot To Compete In China

by Michael Torelli
Enter Yale Billiards of Wallingford, and chances are you might run into Lukas Fracasso-Verner.