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Tracey Harrington/Cheshire Herald
Rachel Harrington spotted a Tree Swallow during the Cheshire Land Trust bird walk earlier this month.

27th Annual Artsday Planned For March 15

February 26, 2015 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Performing and Fine Arts Committee (CPFA) will sponsor the 27th Annual ARTSDAY on Sunday, March 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cheshire Academy Gideon Wells Dining Hall at 10 Main Street.

Cheshire Herald Wins Five NENPA Awards

February 24, 2015 by John Rook

The Cheshire Herald walked away from this past weekend's New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA) Better Newspapers Competition with five awards.
This marks the fourth straight year in which The Herald has been honored with multiple awards at the event, which recognizes daily and weekly publications from all throughout New England.

Water Main Break Off South Brooksvale Road

February 24, 2015 by John Rook

The Cheshire Police Department is reporting that a water main break off of South Brooksvale Road was detected early Tuesday morning. The break occurred in the area between North Brooksvale (Route 42) and Mount Sandford roads. Clean is ecpected to take several hours and police warned that work may not be completed until later this evening.

St. Bridget Program To Aid The Newly Bereaved

February 23, 2015 by Special To The ...

A nine-week seminar for the newly bereaved begins Thursday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Bridget’s School Library, 171 Main St. The program helps newly-bereaved participants work through the tasks of grief.

CHS Girls' Tennis, Boys' Volleyball Earn Victories On Thursday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' tennis (8-1) picked up their eighth consecutive victory 4-3 over Guilford (4-4).

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Lacrosse, And Tennis Teams Secure Victories On Wednesday

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School softball (10-0, 5-0 in Housatonic Division) remained unbeaten with a 17-3 victory over Lyman Hall (5-6, 1-4).

CHS Track And Field Teams, Girls' Lacrosse, Boys' Volleyball, and Girls' Golf Earn Wins On Tuesday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School outdoor track and field teams extended strong seasons at Sheehan.

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Lacrosse, and Tennis Teams Earn Victories On Monday

On Monday, Cheshire High School softball (9-0, 4-0 in Housatonic Division) posted a 2-0 shutout of Amity (7-2, 3-1).

CHS Girls' Lacrosse Wins Big Over South Windsor

On Saturday, Cheshire High School girls' lacrosse (5-3) picked up their third straight win 16-2 over previously unbeaten South Windsor (5-1).

CHS Girls' Tennis Extends Win Streak On Friday, Boys' Volleyball Earns Road Sweep, Girls' Lacrosse To South Windsor On Saturday

On Friday, Cheshire High School girls' tennis (5-1) picked up their fifth straight victory 7-0 over Career/Hillhouse/Hyde Co-Op (1-5).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Hickory Hill Pulls Application

by Michael Torelli
A local orchard owner recently withdrew his application asking for approval to host outdoor, fee-based events on his property.

monument_0.JPGPutting A Fresh Face On An Old Town Landmark

by Michael Torelli
Memorial Day is often a somber time meant to remember fallen servicemen and women who died while serving their country.

BOE May Slash Initiatives

by Michael Torelli
The Board of Education is dealing with realities of a less-than-desired budget, after the Town Council adopted a $107.87 million budget earlier this month, $69.39 million of which was reserved for the Cheshire School District.

Revamped 911 System To Improve Town Service

by Michael Torelli
A new dispatch program installed at the Cheshire Police Department is expected to provide more efficient handling of emergency calls.

OPINION

Opinion_100.jpgA Tale Of Two Proposals

The Planning and Zoning Commission has dominated local news lately, as the group has considered two highly-controversial proposals.

SPORTS

Julie Roche_0.jpgGirls’ LAX Team Has Found Momentum

by Greg Lederer
After an inconsistent start to the spring season, the Cheshire High School girls’ lacrosse team has found rhythm of late, building a four-game win streak.

AROUND TOWN

Spark 1.jpg“Spark” Lit An Unintended Fuse

by John Rook
The year was 1970. The nation was in the midst of the Vietnam War, and the homefront was becoming yet another battlefield in the conflict.