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A select group of Dodd Middle School students recently sailed Long Island Sound aboard a schooner with the help of a state grant. For more information the class’ experience, see an upcoming edition of The Cheshire Herald.

Public Hearing Centers On Full-Day Kindergarten Debate

April 2, 2014 by John Rook

The overwhelming majority of those who turned out to Tuesday night's Town Council budget public hearing did so with one goal in mind: To express their support for full-day kindergarten.
However, some members of the public and Council questioned the need for such a dramatic change in curriculum.

Council, BOE Discuss Budget, Full-Day Kindergarten

April 1, 2014 by michael torelli

Replenishing the medical trust fund and the suggested removal of full-day kindergarten were some of the major topics on the docket at a Monday night meeting held between Town Council members and the Cheshire Board of Education.

Treacherous Roads Creating A Myriad Of Traffic Problems This Morning

March 31, 2014 by John Rook

Police are reporting to numerous stuck vehicles this morning as a winter storm hit the area beginning right around rush hour.
As of 9:41 a.m. officers were responding to a tractor trailer stuck at on the northern section of Jarvis Street, which was blocking one lane of traffic, and a school bus stuck at the intersection of Waterbury and Marion roads.

Pasta Dinner At CUMC Next Weekend

March 30, 2014 by Special To The ...

Cheshire United Methodist Church invites the public to its all-you-can-eat Pasta Dinner next Saturday, April 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. to benefit the UMARMY mission. UMARMY stands for United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth. Each year a group of CUMC youth and adults participate in a week-long mission to help the less fortunate and disadvantaged with home repairs and yard work.

CHS Softball Beats Foran In SCC Quarters, Boys' V-Ball Ends Season, Golf Teams Split

In Wednesday's Southern Connecticut Conference quarterfinals, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 20-1) defeated Foran (eighth, 11-10) 7-1.

Skibitcky, Simione Win Titles For CHS On Tuesday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School junior track and field athlete Janaia Skibitcky took home three medals from the Southern Connecticut Conference Championship at Sheehan.

Stauffer Returns To D-III National Final, CHS Boys' Lacrosse Falls In Finale

Sophomore mid-fielder Nicole Stauffer, a 2013 Cheshire High School graduate, contribute to Trinity College women's lacrosse beating Franklin & Marshall College 11-6 in Saturday's NCAA Division III semifinal in Chester, Pennsylvania.

CHS Softball Caps Best Regular Season, Baseball And Boys' Tennis Also Win On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School softball (19-1, two-time defending Housatonic Champion at 8-0) beat North Haven (10-10) 9-1 to sweep the series.

CHS Softball Takes First Loss, Girls' Tennis Falls On Senior Day, Varsity Schedule For Friday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School softball (18-1, Housatonic Division Champion at 8-0) took their first loss 4-3 to Lauralton Hall (16-3).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Fighting Hartford
Town Says Cap On Motor Vehicle Tax Will Cost Cheshire Thousands

by Michael Torelli
Part of a proposed Connecticut State Senate bill could result in a loss of nearly $300,000 in revenue for Cheshire, starting in 2017.

veterans_1.JPGAt High School, Veterans Take Center Stage At Special Luncheon

by Michael Torelli
Cheshire resident Tom Riccitelli was just 18 years old and a high school graduate when he was drafted into the military.

Prepping For The Worst
PD Prepares For Possible Kidnapping Scenario

by Michael Torelli
When an adult or child is abducted, law enforcement officials have only a few hours to gather information if they expect to return the missing person home safely.

Elim Park Offers Annual “Gifts” To PD, FD

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council recently accepted a donation of $340,000 from Elim Park to be used towards expenses at the local Fire and Police departments.

OPINION

Opinion_50.jpgA Matter Of Trust Between The Town And State

Trust is essential to the survival of any good relationship.

SPORTS

Rennie 5.jpgCHS Softball Wins For Seniors

by Greg Lederer
After tearing her anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus last November, Cheshire High School’s Casey Harding wasn’t sure about the prospects for her senior season of softball.

AROUND TOWN

Vietnam 1.jpgRefugees Of Vietnam War Were Welcomed And Scorned In 1975

War is hell. That’s how General William Sherman described it during the American Civil War, as his Union soldiers decimated much of the South during what has become known as Sherman’s March to the Sea.