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Marine Col. Harvey "Barney" Barnum (ret), one of two Cheshire residents to have been awarded with the Congressional Medal of Honor, received a very special recognition last week when the USS Harvey C. Barnum (DDG-124) was named after him. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (center) joined Barnum at the ceremony in Washington, D.C.

CHS Softball Drops Thriller To Southington In Class LL Final

June 13, 2015 by Greg Lederer

In Saturday's Class LL final, Cheshire High School softball (second seed, 23-3) came up short 5-4 against three-time defending champion Southington (top, 24-0) at DeLuca Field in Stratford. Cheshire scored three runs in the second inning and went up 4-0 in the fourth, but the Lady Knights tied the game 4-4 in the fifth and they scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.

St. Peter's To Show, Discuss Movie

June 13, 2015 by Special To The ...

The St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Ecojustice Council is sponsoring an entertaining and thought-provoking screening of a movie on Sunday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 59 Main St. The movie is called “Just Eat It,” and highlights how much food goes to waste in America. Filmmakers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste—from farm through retail, all the way to the back to their own fridge.

New Day For Relay Tomorrow

June 12, 2015 by Special To The ...

Saturday will mark a new day for the Relay For Life. This year, Relay will reveal a reformatted, Saturday-only event, spanning from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., with plenty of food and family fun.

Chapman Students Win Awards In PTA Reflections Program

June 11, 2015 by Special To The ...

The National PTA Reflections program is the PTA’s cornerstone arts program. It was developed in 1969 by Colorado’s PTA President Mary Lou Anderson to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Since then, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork.

CHS Football Returns To Work At Alumni Field

On Monday, Cheshire High School football opened their fall conditioning camp for the 2016 season. Cheshire graduated 20 players after a 4-6 season last fall.

Bishop Breaks Second National Record, Earns Third Gold Medal In YMCA LC National Championship

On Sunday in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Karl Bishop wrapped up a historic performance in the YMCA Long Course National Championship.

Bishop Earns Share Of YMCA Long Course National Crown

On Saturday in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Karl Bishop picked up his second gold medal in the YMCA Long Course National Championship.

Sea Dog Swimmers Make Impact In Friday's Section Of The YMCA LC National Championship

On Friday, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Liz Boyer placed fifth in the 400-meter individual medley (5:01.86) in the YMCA Long Course National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club Shines In YMCA LC National Championship

On Thursday in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club members Lily Kurtz (200-meter breaststroke, 2:41.23), Jack Doherty (100-meter butterfly, 56.16), and Brooke Perrotta (100-meter butterfly, 1:01.83) all contributed fourth places in the YMCA Long Course National Championship.

Bishop Defends His YMCA National Swim Title In Record Time

On opening night of the YMCA Long Course National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Karl Bishop defended his crown in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle (15:35.36) on Wednesday and lowered his previous national record (15:47.16) set last year.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Gadd.jpgGadd Hired As New Principal At CHS

by John Rook
Cheshire High School has a new principal.

Focus Shifts To BOE Master Plan

by Michael Torelli
Though the Board of Education has requested $1.7 million in new spending in the 2016-17 Capital Budget, members of the Town Council seem more concerned about proposals that may be coming down the road.

Sansone 2.jpgInternship Allows Sansone An Inside Look At Rio Olympic Games

by Greg Lederer
Every four years, Alexis Sansone anticipates watching the Summer Olympic Games with her family in Cheshire.

PD Eyes Radio Upgrades

by Michael Torelli
A complete overhaul to the Town’s public safety communications system, the replacement of cruiser cameras as well as implementation of body cameras, and purchasing some new vehicles make up this year’s capital budget requests from the Cheshire Police Department.

OPINION

Opinion_115.jpgBody Cameras A Must For All PDs

The Cheshire Police Department has made several requests for funding in the Town’s five-year capital budget plan.

SPORTS

Brooke Jackson_1.jpgJackson Commits For LAX

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire’s Brooke Jackson has grown up around the game of lacrosse.

AROUND TOWN

Maries Luncheonette.jpgMarie's Luncheonette: Good Coffee, And A Heaping Helping Of Personality

by John Rook
What makes a business a success? Entrepreneurs have been asking that question for generations.