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Teams from four towns recently took it to the court to shoot some hoops as part of the Cheshire High School Unified Sports' basketball tournament. For more on the event, see this week's The Cheshire Herald.

Still Time To Match FFCC Funds

December 19, 2015 by Special To The ...

Take a moment to bring our community’s cats some cheer this holiday season.
Once again, a generous donor has offered to match every dollar donated to Friends of Feral Cheshire Cats—up to $7,500—from now until Dec. 25, which could mean $15,000 for the cats by Christmas. When donations are doubled, the number of cats and kittens FFCC can help is doubled, too.

Help Rotary Collect Donations This Weekend

December 18, 2015 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Service Unit of the Salvation Army will be at Stop & Shop on Highland Avenue tomorrow, Dec. 19, for the annual kettle campaign.

Women's Club Planning First Meeting Of New Year

December 17, 2015 by John Rook

The Cheshire Women’s Club is scheduled to meet on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. in the Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave. for a business meeting and brown bag lunch. Coffee and dessert will be served. The public is welcome at 12:30 p.m. for the program.

Last Chance To Have Your Holiday Door Noticed

December 16, 2015 by Special To The ...

Time is running out to get your display noticed! The Cheshire Garden Club is once again conducting its annual Door Decorating Contest, which is open to all Cheshire residents as well as public establishments. Choose from the following categories to enter the club’s 61st contest:
1. Holiday Door
2. Entire Front Yard
3. Holiday Youth Motif
4. Vintage Home
5. Garden Club Member only

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

TOP STORIES

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

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.

SPORTS

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.

AROUND TOWN

Top Bar Hive.jpegDancing With BEES

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