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Hazel & Harmony features bracelets designed by Red Owl Jewelry and Gift Store owner Laurie Acosta and friend Tara Mosca. Both Acosta and Mosca set up their display in the Oscars Luxury Gift Lounge in late February, resulting in some famous A-listers wearing the accessories on the red carpet. For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Interested In History? HDC Has Opportunities Available

November 23, 2013 by Special To The ...

The Historic District Commission has openings for three commissioners and is seeking three qualified people to serve in alternate positions. Alternates attend all meetings and participate in discussions, but do not vote unless seated in place of an absent Commissioner.

Holiday-Themed Activities Abound This Weekend

November 22, 2013 by John Rook

Looking for something to do this weekend?
Feel like getting into the holiday mood a little early?
There are plenty of activities to keep you busy today and tomorrow.
Here is a list of some of the things you can add to you schedule:

Today, Nov. 23
Festival of Trees and Marketplace
United Methodist Church
205 Academy Road
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Franciscan Christmas Fair

Full-Day Kindergarten Receives Unanimous Approval From BOE

November 22, 2013 by John Rook

The Town of Cheshire moved one step closer to instituting full-day kindergarten in Cheshire as members of the Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the measure.
The action taken by the Board is not surprising as almost all members of the BOE had previously expressed their support for the change. It is estimated that more than $700,000 will be required to implement the program.

Full-Day Kindergarten On BOE Agenda

November 21, 2013 by John Rook

The Board of Education meets tonight and on the agenda is full-day kindergarten.
Members are expected to decide tonight whether or not to approve a plan that would change Cheshire's current half-day kindergarten curriculum to a full-day one. Several members of the BOE have expressed support for the initiative, insisting that Cheshire students could be left behind if the move is not made.

Bishop Leads CHS Boys' Swim To Runner-up In SCC Final, Girls' Basketball Ends Season At Wilton

In Friday's Southern Connecticut Conference final, Cheshire High School boys' swimming nabbed second place (903 points) for the second season in a row at Southern Connecticut State University.

CHS Girls' B-Ball Advances In LL Tournament, Skaters Win Regular Season Finale At West Haven, DeLucia Places In Diving

In Wednesday's Class LL First Round, Cheshire High School girls' basketball (18th seed, 13-9) came away victorious 46-40 at Crosby (15th, 15-6).

CHS Boys' Basketball Drops Overtime Thriller In SCC Quarters

In Saturday's Southern Connecticut Conference quarterfinal, Cheshire High School boys' basketball (10th seed, 13-9) came up short 59-57 against Hillhouse (second, 18-3) at Branford.

CHS Skiing Makes History On Team Connecticut

For the first time under Head Coach Toby Brimberg, Cheshire High School skiing placed four racers on Team Connecticut this year.

Kehoe Picks Up His 100th Victory With CA Boys' Basketball

On Friday, Cheshire Academy boys' basketball (17-9) won the final regular season home game 84-55 over Berkshire School.

Skibitcky Jumps In The New England Championship, SCC Swim And Boys' Basketball Updates

Cheshire High School junior indoor track and field athlete Janaia Skibitcky competed in Friday's 28th New England Interscholastic Championship, placing 18th (15 feet, 11.75 inches) for long jump at Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury, Mass.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Police Department Looking Into Body Cameras

by Michael Torelli
Each year, Cheshire Police Chief Neil Dryfe attends a conference provided by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

snow.jpgRough Winter Has Taken Toll On Snow Removal Budgets

by Michael Torelli
At a time when most of Cheshire sees white, Town and School District officials see red.

Grand List Sees Big Gain

by Michael Torelli
The Town of Cheshire recently announced its 2014 Grand List, which boasts an increase of $28.93 million over last year.

gitl scout.JPGDespite Obstacles, Local Girl Is Living Out Her Scout Dream

by Michael Torelli
From the moment she set her eyes on the youth organization, Cheshire resident Caitlyn Desmond wanted to be a Girl Scout.

OPINION

Opinion_43.jpgWait On PD Body Cameras

We are a reactionary society by nature.

SPORTS

Fitzpatrick 4.jpgB-Ball Star Helps Defend Title

by Greg Lederer
Mercy High School (Middletown) basketball senior co-captain Maura Fitzpatrick, a Cheshire resident, enjoyed a déjà vu experience on Feb. 25.

AROUND TOWN

Hybrid Sunfish_0.jpegQUITE A CATCH!

by Michael Torelli
Cheshire native James Robitaille never suspected an award-winning fish could be swimming around in his backyard.