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Photo courtesy of Liz Linehan
Cheshire Town Councilor Liz Linehan practiced a defensive technique using her elbow over the weekend during a self defense class offered by Bergamo Martial Arts. The class was organized after a series of groping/assault incidents were recently reported in Cheshire. For more on this story, and the search for the perpetrator, see this week's Cheshire Herald.

Funeral For Long-Serving State Representative Planned For Thursday

July 12, 2016 by John Rook

Mary Fritz, who served as State Representative for the 90th District for over 30 years, died on Saturday.
Since then, state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have been offering their memories of Fritz, who has been described by both Republicans and her fellow Democrats as a tireless worker who always kept the interests of her constituents at heart.

Uguccioni Seeking Empty Recyclables For Good Cause

July 11, 2016 by michael torelli

Cheshire’s Kelsey Uguccioni is looking to participate in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk this September, but needs the help of her local community to raise the necessary funds.
Any resident with bags of empty bottles or cans is asked to contact Uguccioni, who will use the recyclables to redeem money toward her cause. Her goal is to raise $500 by the end of August.

Summer Night At Ives Tonight

July 10, 2016 by john

Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or lawn chair and come out for a free night of acoustic music with “A Summer Night at Ives Farm” tonight, July 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. Presented by the Cheshire Land Trust at Ives Farm, 1585 Cheshire St., the farm’s iconic red barn is the perfect spot for a summer picnic with family and friends.

Longtime State Rep Mary Fritz Dies

July 9, 2016 by michael torelli

Mary Fritz, longtime state representative for the towns of Cheshire and Wallingford, died this morning.
Fritz's son, David Fritz, announced his mother's death on Facebook, writing that she was "a strong, dignified brilliant woman who touched so many in a positive way."
"Even in passing she showed strength and courage," he wrote.

CJF Opens New Season On Sunday

On Sunday, Cheshire Junior Football kicks off the 2016 season with three home games at Cheshire High School's Alumni Field.

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.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

All Signs Pointing To A Town Charter Review
Councilors Express Support For Forming Commission

by Michael Torelli
The Town Council is expected to vote next month as to whether or not they wish to pursue a review and possible revision of the Town Charter.

New Courtyard Walkway.JPGBusy Summer Helped Cheshire Schools Prepare For Start Of Classes

by Michael Torelli
With school starting on Monday, Cheshire School District maintenance staff have been scurrying during the past few weeks to make sure that all of the buildings are prepared for students and staff —both inside and out.

PBC Likes Idea Of Rep For Large Projects

by Michael Torelli
After completing a series of both important and expensive municipal projects, the Public Building Commission is considering hiring owner’s representatives for future construction jobs in an effort to ensure efficiency.

Blois 2.jpgFrom One Coast To Another, Cheshire’s Maria Blois Travels The U.S.A.

by Greg Lederer
Before starting her coast-to-coast trip this summer, Cheshire’s Maria Blois went to the beach in Yorktown, Virginia and dipped the back wheel of her bicycle in the Atlantic Ocean.

OPINION

Opinion_116.jpgBeware Of Outside Help

The goal of anyone attempting a project is to get the job done right.

SPORTS

Sam Simione_0.jpgSimione Commits To Bentley

by Greg Lederer
As a sophomore at Cheshire High School, Sam Simione decided that she wanted to play field hockey in college.

AROUND TOWN

Wallace hotel framed (painting circa 1882).JPGINN & CASINO · HOTEL · COUNTRY CLUB: Rest, Repast And Recreation

by John Rook
Cheshire is old. So old, in fact, its founding predates the formation of the nation by more than 75 years.