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(From left) Derek Gromko, chairman of the Board for the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, F.Phiip Prelli, former Connecticut Commissioner of Agriculture, past president of the Connecticut Grange and former State Representative, and Ruel Miller, president of the Cheshire Grange, were all on hand for the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 23. Prelli served as the evening's guest speaker.

Ice Bucket Challenge On Feb. 6

January 23, 2016 by John Rook

The Cheshire Community YMCA will hold the 2nd Annual Ice Bucket Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Bartlem Park. Check in for the Bucket Challenge begins at 11 a.m. Participants can register through the Y, must be at least 14 years of age, and must secure a minimum of $50 in pledges. Costumes are encouraged.

Board Approves $70.5 Million Operating Budget

January 22, 2016 by michael torelli

The Board of Education unanimously approved a $70.5 million operating budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year during last night’s meeting.
Board members did not make any changes to Interim Superintendent of Schools Scott Detrick’s proposed budget, which is an increase of $2.18 million from the current $68.32 million budget.

BOE Expected To Vote On Budget Request Tonight

January 21, 2016 by John Rook

The Boar of Education is expected to vote on a proposed $70.5 million operating budget for the 2016-17 this evening.
Over the last two weeks, members of the Board have been reviewing the plan set forth by Interim Superintendent of Schools Scott Detrick on Jan. 7. That proposal calls for an increase of 3.2 percent, or $2.18 million, from the Board’s current $68 million budget.

Tovah Martin To Speak Tonight At Suburban Garden Club Meeting

January 20, 2016 by Special To The ...

Renowned gardening authority, author and TV personality Tovah Martin is the guest speaker at this month’s meeting of the Suburban Garden Club of Cheshire on Jan. 20, at the Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave.
Martin’s latest lecture, “The Indestructible Houseplant: Give Peace Lillies a Chance!” will address what to grow, where to grow it, and how to dress houseplants for success.

Escoto Succeeds Robertson As Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Coach

Cheshire resident John Escoto has become the new Cheshire American Legion baseball Senior head coach, succeeding Bill Robertson who stepped down after seven seasons at the position.

CHS Boys Swim To Seventh Place In State Open, End Winter Season

On Saturday, Cheshire High School boys' swim secured seventh place (263 points) in the State Open final at Yale University's Robert J.H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool.

CHS Boys Swim To Third Place In Monday's Class LL Final, Capture 400-yard Freestyle Relay Crown

On Monday, Cheshire High School boys' swimming earned third place (474 points) in the Class LL final at Wesleyan University.

Murray Competes Nationally On The Track, Swimmers To Race In Class LL Final On Monday

On Sunday, Cheshire High School junior track runner Brendan Murray posted 16th place (9:18.51) in the boys' championship two-mile in New Balance Indoor Nationals at New York's Armory Track and Field Center.

CHS Ice Hockey Drops Saturday's D-II Quarter To NFI, Swimmers To Compete In Class LL Final On Monday

On Saturday at Milford Ice Pavilion, Cheshire High School ice hockey (sixth seed, 12-10) came up short 2-1 against New Fairfield/Immaculate Co-Op (third, 17-4-2) in the Division II quarterfinals.

Nguyen Dives In Thursday's Class LL Meet, CHS Ice Hockey Has D-II Quarter Postponed To Saturday

On Thursday, Cheshire senior captain Ryan Nguyen finished 31st (109.2) in Class LL Diving at Hamden.

CHS Ice Hockey Explodes For Comeback Win Over Hand On Tuesday, Nguyen To Dive In Class LL Meet On Thursday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (sixth seed, 12-9) came back to beat Daniel Hand (11th, 9-11-1) 5-1 in the Division II First Round at Wesleyan University.

CHS Boys' B-Ball Ends Season At Kennedy For Second Straight Season, Cheshire Skaters To Host Hand On Tuesday

On Monday, Cheshire High School boys' basketball (25th seed, 11-12) fell 54-48 at Kennedy (eighth, 18-5) in the Class LL First Round.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald


School Budget Under Scrutiny

by Michael Torelli
The Town Council and Board of Education discussed the proposed School District budget on Tuesday evening, and how everyone plans to handle possible cuts coming from the state level.

artists.JPGArtists With Disabilities Show Off Their Work At Special Exhibit

by Michael Torelli
Charles Michalak has trouble focusing.

Arbitration Panel’s Ruling To Save Town Over $800K

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Board of Education is expected to save over $800,000 after a recent arbitration victory versus the local teachers’ union.

Board Denies Grievance Over Delayed-Opening Pay For Secretaries

by Michael Torelli
Board of Education members last week denied a request from local union workers to be paid for lost hours during two delayed school openings in December.


Opinion_146.jpgCheshire Needs To Change Budget Process

According to Councilor Michael Ecke, the advice from the Town of Cheshire’s legal counsel was the same as it’s always been—avoid sending the proposed teachers’ union contract to arbitration.


Sea Dog women's team.jpgSea Dog Women Claim Crown

by Greg Lederer
Upon touching the wall first in the 200-yard butterfly on March 12 at Wesleyan University, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club’s Liz Boyer was delighted to have defended her Short Course Senior Open title.


Top Bar Hive.jpegDancing With BEES

by Michael Torelli
For William Hesbach, beekeeping is more than just a hobby—it’s his passion.


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