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The Hope Pregnancy Center is celebrating 30 years of operation this year, and staff members like Therese Ritchie (left) and Corinne Guido-Powell (right) are hoping for many more. For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

School District Gets Portion Of State Grant To Help With Security

September 20, 2013 by John Rook

The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December still loom like a dark cloud over all school districts in Connecticut.
Since then, administrators have been looking for ways to beef up security around school buildings.
In Cheshire, certain steps have been taken already, such as a check-in desk in the front lobby of Cheshire High School and security cameras.

Meet Democratic Candidates This Weekend

September 19, 2013 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Democratic Party will hold an open house at its headquarters located at 314 West Main St. (formerly Pink Petunia) this Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. All are invited to meet the Democratic candidates running for Town Council, Board of Education, Planning and Zoning, Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Tax Assessment Review, and Constables. Be informed when voting on Nov.

Town Participating In National Public Lands Day

September 17, 2013 by Special To The ...

Cheshire is participating in the 20-year anniversary of National Public Lands Day with a public land cleanup of the town owned DeDominicis open space property.

LaTorraca Blood Drive This Weekend

September 16, 2013 by Special To The ...

St. Bridget School will once again serve as host for the annual Nicholas LaTorraca Memorial Blood Drive. The event will be held this Saturday, Sept. 21, from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at St. Bridget School, 171 Main St. The blood drive is in remembrance of Nicholas LaTorraca, a St. Bridget School student who, in 2010, died at the age of 15 from Rhabdomyasarcoma.

CHS Basketball Teams Split On Friday, Girls' Ice Hockey Beats West Haven, Varsity Slate For Saturday

Cheshire High School girls' basketball (9-5, 3-1 in Housatonic Division) earned their fourth straight victory on Friday, beating Hamden (3-11) 59-46.

Cunningham Earns First Victory Of The Year, CHS Girls' Basketball And Ice Hockey Pick Up Big Wins

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School skiing went a combined 7-3 at Mount Southington.

CHS Ice Hockey Rallies By Host Indians, Basketball Teams Earn Sweep

On Friday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (6-5-1) scored five straight goals to defeat host North Haven (2-5-1) 5-2 at Northford Ice Pavilion.

CHS Skiing Fares Well In Second Meet, Wrestling And Girls' Ice Hockey Drop Contests

On Wednesday, the Cheshire High School ski teams competed in their second meet at Mount Southington.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

1- (l to r) Ian, Rachel and Sean Harrington enjoying a day off from school and the about 9 inches of snow.jpgStorm Delivers Glancing Blow

by Michael Torelli
A winter storm produced less than expected accumulation across Cheshire Monday and Tuesday.

Council, Legislators Hash Out Town’s Priorities

by Michael Torelli
Changes to the state’s prevailing wage rate mandate, binding arbitration laws and State aid to municipalities were just some of the topics discussed by the Town Council and Cheshire’s local Hartford delegation.

beachport.JPGNew Electronic Sign Slated To Be Installed Near Cheshire High

by Michael Torelli
The dated signboard outside of the Parks and Recreation Department is scheduled to be replaced in the upcoming months, which Town officials say will appease a number of community residents.

Council Approves Bid Limit Increase

by Michael Torelli
For the first time in over 14 years, the Town of Cheshire has increased its bid limits.

OPINION

Opinion_39.jpgBetter Safe Than Sorry On Storm

Everyone has had a reason to be frustrated with weather forecasts.

SPORTS

Alexandra Pelletier_2.jpgPelletier Finds New Team

by Greg Lederer
When taking the field, Cheshire High School senior Alexandra Pelletier often finds herself amongst the smallest soccer players. But, she doesn’t let stature stop her from impacting the game.

AROUND TOWN

scan.jpgWatch Factory Considered For Town Hall Move In ’85

There are certain things around Cheshire that have remained relatively unchanged for years.