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Anna Reis and Chris Dortenzio have opened Premier Wine & Spirits in Cheshire, and are hoping to establish a loyal clientele in town. For more on their story, see our upcoming Meet Your Local Merchant feature.

Sign Up For Artsplace Classes Today

January 9, 2014 by Special To The ...

Artsplace is offering an exciting array of art classes and workshops beginning the week of Jan. 13. They are taught by a staff of professional, award-winning artists for students pre-kindergarten through adult.
Artsplace staff members are happy to help you select the right class in drawing, colored pencil, pastel, oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, pen and ink and more.

Florio Asking For Five Percent Increase In Education Budget

January 8, 2014 by John Rook

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio kicked off the budget season last night by presenting his budget request for the 2014/2015 school year.
Florio is asking for a budget of $66,890,621, which would mean an increase of nearly $3.2 million over the current operating budget. Included in the proposal is $856,000 for the implementation of full-day kindergarten.

Reminder: Florio To Present Budget Tonight

January 7, 2014 by John Rook

Last week's snow storm forced Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio to postpone his budget presentation for a few days.
Tonight, however, the Superintendent is expected to unveil his request during a full presentation to the Board of Education.

Library Program To Talk About Power Of Positive Thinking

January 6, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Library will present Powerful Positive Thinking on Thursday, January 16, at 7 p.m., with Diane Frankel-Gramelis. Frankel-Gramelis is director of Community Education at Milford Hospital, and an adjunct professor of Public & Community Health at SCSU. She is also health and wellness educator at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Bishop Captures First State Open Titles At Yale Pool

At Yale University's Robert J.H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool, Cheshire High School boys' swim nabbed fifth place (252.5 points) in the State Open final.

Bishop Takes Home Two Class LL Titles, Cheshire Boys' Swim Takes Third Place

At Wesleyan University's Freeman Athletic Center, Cheshire High School boys' swim earned third place (442) in the Class LL final.

CHS Ice Hockey Drops D-II Quarter To Conard, Boys To Swim In Class LL Qualifying On Saturday

In Friday's Division II quarterfinal at Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport, Cheshire High School ice hockey (ninth seed, 9-11-2) came up short 4-2 against Conard (top, 16-6).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Cemetery Plan Approved By Planning And Zoning

by Michael Torelli
After three meetings on the matter, the Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission approved a special permit application on March 23 to allow a 2,150-plot cemetery to be built at 220 Realty Dr.

DSC_0024_2.JPGFull Steam Ahead: The Community Pool Project Finally On Track

by Michael Torelli
For likely the first time since the collapse of the first bubble, Town officials received news about the Cheshire Community Pool tension membrane project that was not negative.

Battling Back: CHS Grad Recounts Tale Of Addiction And Recovery

by John Rook
For Jack Donahue, it was supposed to be the best of days.

New, Non-Tenured Teachers’ Status In Limbo
Contracts Not Renewed For 30 Faculty Members As Budget Will Determine How Many Are Retained

by Michael Torelli
Approximately 30 employees hired by the Cheshire Board of Education are at risk of being shown the door due to uncertainties regarding the Board’s operating budget request.

SPORTS

Maggie O'Reilly_1.jpgO’Reilly To Join Larson In College Ranks

by Greg Lederer
When senior Maggie O’Reilly joined the Cheshire High School field hockey program four years ago, she had never played the sport or picked up a stick before.

AROUND TOWN

Boot Camp 1.jpgBooting The Boot Camp A Fight Ultimately Lost

Cheshire is recognized for many things. It has what is considered to be one of the best school systems in the state. It is, according to its own motto, the bedding capital of Connecticut, with a rich history of agriculture that lives on to this day.