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Heavy bouts of wind proved to be the perfect weather for Tim and Adaline Galvin, who took part at the annual Fly a Kite program at Bartlem Park Wednesday morning.

Weekend Plans? If Not, Check Out These Cheshire Events

July 20, 2012 by John Rook

Forecasters are predicting rain for this morning but, by mid-afternoon it looks like a stretch of good weather is going to move in. That should make for a nice weekend to get out and enjoy some summer fun.
If you don't already have plans, you might want to check out some local happenings here in Cheshire. You can save on gas and enjoy some family fun:

Tonight, July 20

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

July 19, 2012 by John Rook

Have you gotten a copy of your Cheshire Herald? If not, here is what you are missing:

*The Town Council is gearing up to discuss the Capital Budget and looming over everything is the expected Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrades, which will be a referendum question on Election Day in November. Find out how the proposed $30 million project is effecting other Capital proposals.

Alphabet Garden Closing Its Doors At The End Of The Month

July 18, 2012 by Special To The ...

The following release was received by The Alphabet Garden Bookstore:

Get Into The Groove With Park And Recreation's Friday Night Concerts

July 17, 2012 by Special To The ...

It's summer. The weather is hot and the nights are open.
To fill any summer-fun void you might have, Cheshire Parks and Recreation are sponsoring concerts for the next three Friday nights. The bands will feature an array of sounds that are sure to appeal to all different types of music lovers.
The concerts will be as follows:

Friday, July 20
Aztec Two Step
Bartlem Park
7:30 p.m.

Calabro Looking For Help Tracking Down Local History

July 15, 2012 by Special To The ...

Diane Calabro, the president of the Cheshire Historical Society, receives queries most days asking for information about Cheshire.

Maliar Named Newest Member Of Police Department

July 14, 2012 by Special To The ...

Chief Neil Dryfe announced the appointment of David Maliar to the position of Probationary Police Officer last week
Officer Maliar was sworn in during a brief ceremony on Monday July 9, in the CPD classroom.

CHS Varsity Slate For Wednesday

Wednesday's Cheshire High School varsity schedule:

Cheshire Girls' LAX, Tennis Extend Strong Starts

Cheshire High School girls' tennis improved to 3-0 on Monday afternoon, beating East Haven (0-3) 6-1.

Cheshire Baseball Stuns Amity, Girls' LAX Takes Opener

For the first time since 2009, Cheshire High School baseball (1-2, 1-0) defeated 10-time defending Housatonic Division Champion Amity (0-3, 0-1) at home.

For the first time since 2009, Cheshire High School baseball (1-2, 1-0) defeated 10-time defending Housatonic Division Champion Amity (0-3, 0-1) at home.

CHS Softball Shut Outs Shelton, Boys' V-Ball Stops Oxford's Win Streak

In Friday's Housatonic Division opener, Cheshire High School softball (3-0, 1-0) defeated Shelton (1-1, 0-1) 10-0.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

$103.4 Million Budget Approved

Decision Paves Way For Implementation Of Full-Day Kindergarten

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council voted 5-4 to approve a $103.39 million budget that calls for a $2.7 million increase over last year’s operating budget.

CHS softball Head Coach Kristine Drust, CHS football Head Coach Don Drust, son Brewer.jpgWalking As One!

by Michael Torelli
Whether it was to respect those who have been lost in drunk driving accidents, or an effort to raise funds to cure multiple sclerosis, residents of Cheshire flooded the streets for two walks this past weekend.

Tree Trimming To Be Put On Hold

by Michael Torelli
It has been a couple of months since the start of Connecticut Light & Power’s enhanced tree trimming program began in Cheshire, yet there seems to be consensus among all interested parties that the program needs to be rexamined prior to continuing.

Chamber.jpgChamber Celebrates 40th Anniversary

by John Rook
In the April 4, 1974 edition of The Cheshire Herald, a full-page advertisement on page 11 of that week’s edition announced the formation of a new group.
The Cheshire Chamber of Commerce had been formed ...

EDITORIAL

Opinion_1.jpgTracking Full-Day Kindergarten

The Cheshire Town Council passed a budget Tuesday night that will presumably allow the School District to move forward with full-day kindergarten (see page one for story). All that remains is the official adoption and implementation by the Board of Education and School District leaders, all of whom have been pushing for full-day for a while.

SPORTS

Maddy Levy.jpgLacrosse Co-Captain Realizes Her Potential

by Greg Lederer
The play of Cheshire High School senior lacrosse player Maddy Levy caught her opposition by surprise last year. After contributing defensively for her first two seasons, she emerged to post career-best totals for goals (44) and assists (six).

AROUND TOWN

Danielle Chambrelli_0.jpgFuture Teacher Receives Youth Leadership Award

by Greg Lederer
When local teenager Danielle Chambrelli started volunteering in Cheshire YMCA last year, the thought of receiving individual accolades wasn’t on her mind.