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This year, the 2015 Liberty Bank/Rotary Club Thanksgiving Dinner Drive raised $213,965 and received matching funds of $53,491 from the Liberty Bank Foundation for a grand total of $267,456. The Cheshire Rotary Club and the Liberty Bank branch in Cheshire raised $873, and received matching funds of $218 from the Liberty Bank Foundation, for a total of $1,091. The funds were donated to Cheshire Health and Human Services. Pictured from left is Wendy Stevens; Ellen McKinley, Cheshire Rotary Club; Kristen Schechter and Michael McCarthy, Cheshire Liberty Bank Branch Manager.

Horse Council Raising Funds For Hospice Tomorrow

September 26, 2014 by John Rook

If you love horses, ice cream, and are interested in a good cause, then the Cheshire Horse Council has an event for you. Tomorrow, Sept. 27, the Council will sponsor a Wentworth Ice Cream Ride/Horses for Hospice. Riders will depart from Cook Hill Road at 11 a.m. and ride through DeDominicis Preserve over to Wentworth’s Ice Cream in Hamden. Horses should arrive around 1 p.m.

Former Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Larceny Charges

September 25, 2014 by John Rook

Former Cheshire Police Captain Jay Markella has plead not guilty to charges that he stole more than $21,000 in funds from the Cheshire Police Union.
Markella, 46, appeared in court on Wednesday morning, where he officially made his plea. He is scheduled to return to New Haven Superior Court on Oct. 24.

PZC Approves Plan For 54-Foot-High Pool Cover

September 24, 2014 by michael torelli

The Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission officials approved the plans for a 54.8-foot high tension membrane structure over the Community Pool at their meeting last night.

Local Artists To Have Work Displayed At Chester Gallery

September 23, 2014 by Special To The ...

Cheshire’s Michael Centrella and Katie Samuelson will be among the 37 established Connecticut artists whose new paintings, collages, sculptures and other original art work will be featured in the fourth annual Fall Exhibition at Maple and Main Gallery, 1 Maple Steet, Chester.

CHS Field Hockey Comes Up Short Against Wilton In L Final Thriller, Local Swimmers Compete In The State Open

In Saturday's Class L final at Wethersfield, Cheshire High School field hockey (fifth seed, 15-3-2-2) came up short 1-0 against Wilton (sixth, 18-5) in overtime.

CA Girls' Volleyball Outlasts Winchendon In NEPSAC Semis

On Saturday, Cheshire Academy girls' volleyball (18-2) held off Winchendon School 3-2 in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council semifinals.

Local Sisters Shine In Class M Swim Final

Cheshire sisters, senior Jaime Robinson and sophomore Nikki Robinson, competed for Sacred Heart Academy (Hamden) swimming in Wednesday's Class M final at Southern Connecticut State University.

Boyer Wins Class L Butterfly In Record Time, Girls' Volleyball Falls In LL Semis

Cheshire High School sophomore swimmer Liz Boyer made history in Wednesday's Class L final at Wesleyan University, winning the 100-yard butterfly (55.58) in a school record setting time.

CHS Field Hockey Outlasts Glastonbury To Earn Redemption In Class L Semi, Varsity Schedule For Wednesday

In Tuesday's Class L semifinal at Wethersfield, CHS field hockey (fifth seed, 15-3-2-1) beat defending co-champion/top-seeded Glastonbury (16-0-1-1) 2-1 (1-0 in penalty strokes).

CJF Wins Three Title Games

At North Haven Middle School, Cheshire Junior Football defeated Bristol 46-33 to capture the Shoreline Youth Football Conference crown.

SCC Puts Out New Division Alignments For CHS Sports

The Southern Connecticut Conference has announced new two-year divisions for Cheshire High School fall sports.

CHS Girls' Volleyball Rallies To Beat Tomahawks In LL Quarters, Sophomore X-C Runners Compete Regionally In Vermont

In Saturday's Class LL quarterfinal, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (fourth seed, 20-3) came back to win 3-2 (25-15, 18-25, 22-25, 25-16, 15-11) over Glastonbury (fifth, 20-5).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald


PZC Gives Thumbs-Up To Subdivision Plan

by Michael Torelli
Planning and Zoning Commissioners unanimously approved an application to construct a seven-lot subdivision in the area of 678 Coleman Rd., without the addition of an easement which had been requested by one local family.

Buy On Friday, Give On Tuesday
Event Focuses On Donations

by Michael Torelli
While Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer consumers a chance to buy gifts at oftentimes deeply-discounted prices, another event will be urging people to give back to local organizations.

Prague Czech Republic.JPGCheshire’s Brodin Takes Backpacking Adventure Through Europe

by Michael Torelli
After graduating from high school, many individuals are faced with the decision of either heading off to college or getting a job.

Brittingham, Dixon Bid Farewell To BOE

by Michael Torelli
Members of the Cheshire Board of Education and Cheshire School District staff took some time out of their most recent meeting to recognize two members of the Board who will not be returning in December.


Opinion_76.jpgEight Years Later, Review Of PD Likely To Produce Few Results

There is little need to rehash all the old arguments when it comes to what happened in Cheshire on July 23, 2007.


Liz Boyer_1.jpgBoyer Wins Class L Butterfly Title, Breaks Cheshire Swim Record

by Greg Lederer
Minutes before Cheshire High School sophomore swimmer Liz Boyer climbed her block for the 100-yard butterfly on Nov. 18, Head Coach Dan Mascolo briefly mentioned that she could challenge the school record in the Class L final.


Aliens.jpgStory Of Alien Abduction Grabbed National Attention

by John Rook
Alocal newspaper functions as the eyes and ears of a community.