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Cheshire's Rachna Prasad (right) and her fiancee Gaurav Agarwal will be having a traditional Indian wedding next week, which will take place over several days. The two met under unique circumstances and are now tying the knot. For more on how these two met and what will take place during their special day(s), see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Cheshire Herald's Guide To The Fall Festival Comes Out Next Week

August 31, 2012 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Fall Festival, one of the town's largest events of the year, is coming next weekend and in anticipation The Cheshire Herald will be printing its Fall Festival Guide on Thursday, Sept. 6. Inside you'll find a map, a list of vendors and where their booths will be located, a food vendor list, and a schedule of entertainment events planned for the day.

Check Your Health: Rashes — What Are The Causes And How Can You Treat Them

August 31, 2012 by john

Check Your Health_6.jpgCheck Your Health is a web-only feature being offered monthly by The Cheshire Herald. Each month, a professional from MidState Medical Center will offer advice on a different issue pertaining to health.

Cheshire Academy To Hold Its 219th Convocation Ceremony Next Week

August 31, 2012 by Special To The ...

Cheshire Academy will begin its school year — the 219th since its founding in 1794 — with a Convocation ceremony on Wednesday, September 5. The procession of new and returning students, faculty, and staff — led down Main Street by a Scottish bagpiper and Senior Masters Karen Smith and Bevan Dupre ’69 — will march at 8:30 from the Academy to St. Bridget Church for an estimated 9:15 a.m. ceremony.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

August 30, 2012 by John Rook

Have you gotten your copy of The Cheshire Herald yet? If not, here is what you are missing:

*The Cheshire Town Council approved nearly $40 million in Capital Budget spending earlier this week. Find out which projects made the cut, and which didn't.

Cheshire Lacrosse Registering Youth Clinic

August 29, 2012 by Greg Lederer

Cheshire Lacrosse Club is planning their six-week youth clinic that begins Sept. 16. Sessions run 1-3 p.m. (boys; first through eighth grade) and 4-5:30 p.m. (girls; second to eighth grade) at Bartlem Recreation Area.

Council Approves $39.31 In Capital Budget Spending

August 29, 2012 by Josh Morgan

The Cheshire Town Council approved nearly $40 million in funding for new projects through the Capital Budget Tuesday night.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Holds Off Host Stamford, Wins First Regional Crown

On Tuesday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (29-10) beat host Stamford (31-6-1) 7-5 to capture the program's first Southern Division Super Regional Tournament at Cubeta Stadium.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Shuts Down Defending Champion Branford

On Sunday, at Cubeta Stadium in Stamford, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (28-10) posted a 2-0 shutout of defending state champ Branford (32-3) in the Super Regional Tournament.

Cheshire American Legion Baseball Rallies To Beat Host Stamford In Super Regionals

On Saturday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (27-10) came from behind to beat host Stamford (29-5-1) 5-4 in 10 innings at Cubeta Stadium.

Harding Attends WPSL Semis

In the first of two Women's Premier Soccer League semifinals on Saturday, Cailynn Harding and Connecticut Football Club (CFC) Passion lost 2-0 to the Houston Aces at Arundel High School (Gambrills, Maryland).

Cheshire Girls Win LAX Title In Newington!

At Clem Lemire Recreation Complex in Newington, Cheshire girls' lacrosse won the 13-U Nutmeg State Games Tournament on Saturday.

Branco Oversaw Ultimate Soccer Academy This Week In Cheshire

The Ultimate Soccer Academy camp ran this week at Quinnipiac Park.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Sweeps Trumbull, Wins Sectional Finals At CHS

After forfeiting a game they led 8-2 in the eighth inning yesterday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (26-10) beat Trumbull 10-4 and 12-2 at Cheshire High School to win the Southern Division Sectional finals 2-1.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Forfeits Sectional Opener To Trumbull

On Wednesday, at Cheshire High School, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (fourth seed, 24-10) lost the first game of the Southern Division Sectional finals in unusual fashion.

Cheshire Field Hockey League Is Running In Full Swing

Cheshire Field Hockey League is currently running on Mondays at Cheshire High School's Alumni Field.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Residents Rail Against Drive-Thru

by Michael Torelli
There is no mistaking where neighboring residents stand on the issue of a Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru being installed in a gas station off of West Main Street.

Robots.JPGGetting Up Close And Personal With Robots

by Michael Torelli
Cones were stationed around a couple of Cheshire Public Library parking spaces on July 10 for a special event.

Arizon Contract In Holding Pattern
Vacations And Objections To Agreement Delay Pool Cover Design

by Michael Torelli
To some, summer is a time for relaxation and vacation. For others, such as those trying to finalize the contract with Missouri-based Arizon Structures, LLC to build a tension membrane cover over the Cheshire Community Pool, summer can be a difficult time.

Schiaroli.JPGAfter 25 Years, Building Official Schiaroli Retiring

by Michael Torelli
Bert Schiaroli can recite residential building code and knows his way around construction sites. For the past 25 years, Schiaroli has been the man responsible for making sure that the work completed in this community rose to the standards set by Town of Cheshire.

OPINION

Opinion_16.jpgA Swing And Miss For Trumbull

In the end, the controversy surrounding Cheshire American Legion’s first game against Trumbull had little bearing on the outcome of the short three-game series. Cheshire was able to sweep a double-header on Thursday, July 24, meaning they advanced in the postseason, ready to play another day.

SPORTS

Jon Koski_0.jpgForfeit Is Story Of Baseball Opener

by Greg Lederer
On July 23, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball looked to be well on the verge of taking their Sectional finals opener against Trumbull at Cheshire High School. But, with an 8-2 lead heading into the top of the eighth inning, the game ended abruptly in controversial fashion.

AROUND TOWN

File Photo - Lonergan back right, playing bassoon.jpgBassoonist Sue Lonergan And CSO: A Perfect Fit

by John Rook
There are few instruments as distinctly recognizable as a bassoon.
While the untrained eye may not be able to decipher between a violin and viola, or quickly tell the difference between a bass and electric guitar, the bassoon offers no such issues.