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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.

Council Approves $9.6 Million Capital Budget

August 20, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Town Council approved its Capital Budget for the coming fiscal on Tuesday night, clearing the way for $9.6 million in new spending.
Of that, approximately $4 million will be sent to referendum in November, will voters will decide their ultimate fate.
The vote was 7-2, with Councilors Tom Ruocco and James Sima dissenting from the majority.

Vote On Capital Budget Expected Tonight

August 19, 2014 by John Rook

After weeks of review and discussion, the Cheshire Town Council is expected to vote on final approval for the Town's Capital Budget.
Town department heads had requested over $17 million worth of projects for this year, but Town Manager Michael Milone proposed a budget of just $10.6 million. Councilors will now have to decide which projects are approved and which are pushed off to future years.

Have Your Meal "Farm To Table" This Thursday At Boulder Knoll

August 18, 2014 by Special To The ...

Friends of Boulder Knoll, Inc., a local educational and advocacy group, announces an upcoming fundraising event at Boulder Knoll Community Farm, located at 875 Boulder Road. The “Farm to Table Dinner” this Thursday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m. will feature an elegant family-style farm dinner experience showcasing a seasonal menu using farm-fresh produce.

Grange Fair Kicks Off Next Weekend

August 15, 2014 by Special To The ...

For the past 130 years, Cheshire locals have been competing to grow the tallest sunflower, the largest pumpkin, and even make the largest apple pie. Very soon, The Cheshire Grange Fair will once again be accepting entries into their baking, artwork, photography, sewing, and vegetable competitions. First, second, and third prize winners receive monetary rewards.

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.