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Cheshire resident Jaime Collins was recently diagnosed with a rare genetic mutation that increases her chances of being diagnosed with certain types of cancer, and she is now trying to raise awareness about it. For more on Collins' story, see this week's The Cheshire Herald.

Calvary Life Free Tree Giveaway Tomorrow

December 12, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Calvary Life Family Worship Center is once again spreading Christmas cheer by giving away free Christmas trees to all those interested.
In the spirit of spreading the message that "Jesus is the reason for the season," the church will give away trees on Saturday, Dec. 13, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wreaths Across America Event This Saturday

December 11, 2014 by Special To The ...

Wreaths Across America is an annual mid-December event to honor military veterans by placing wreaths on graves at Arlington National Cemetery and more than 900 other veterans cemeteries and memorials around the nation and overseas.

VFW Post 10052 of Cheshire participates annually.

Community Pool Project Moves Forward

December 10, 2014 by michael torelli

The Cheshire Town Council approved Arizon Structures, the company hired to construct the tension membrane structure over the Cheshire Community Pool, as the project’s general contractor during their meeting last night.

New Facility On The Horizon For Food Pantry

December 9, 2014 by michael torelli

The Cheshire Community Food Pantry passed its first hurdle in the effort to build a new facility off of Route 10.
Pantry officials received unanimous approval from the Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission last night to excavate and build a new pantry at 175 Sandbank Rd., which neighbors the Manson Youth Institution.

CHS Baseball Ends Drought With Upset At Top-Ranked Rival, Cheshire Squads Earn Three Home Victories

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School baseball (8-4, 3-3 in Housatonic Division) came back from a 3-0 deficit to win 4-3 at defending Class LL/Southern Connecticut Conference Champion Amity (12-1, 6-1).

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Tennis, And LAX Teams Sweep On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School softball (11-0, 5-0 in Housatonic Division) extended their undefeated season with an 11-0 win at North Haven (5-6).

CHS Girls' Tennis, Boys' Volleyball Earn Victories On Thursday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' tennis (8-1) picked up their eighth consecutive victory 4-3 over Guilford (4-4).

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Lacrosse, And Tennis Teams Secure Victories On Wednesday

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School softball (10-0, 5-0 in Housatonic Division) remained unbeaten with a 17-3 victory over Lyman Hall (5-6, 1-4).

CHS Track And Field Teams, Girls' Lacrosse, Boys' Volleyball, and Girls' Golf Earn Wins On Tuesday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School outdoor track and field teams extended strong seasons at Sheehan.

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Lacrosse, and Tennis Teams Earn Victories On Monday

On Monday, Cheshire High School softball (9-0, 4-0 in Housatonic Division) posted a 2-0 shutout of Amity (7-2, 3-1).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Hickory Hill Pulls Application

by Michael Torelli
A local orchard owner recently withdrew his application asking for approval to host outdoor, fee-based events on his property.

monument_0.JPGPutting A Fresh Face On An Old Town Landmark

by Michael Torelli
Memorial Day is often a somber time meant to remember fallen servicemen and women who died while serving their country.

BOE May Slash Initiatives

by Michael Torelli
The Board of Education is dealing with realities of a less-than-desired budget, after the Town Council adopted a $107.87 million budget earlier this month, $69.39 million of which was reserved for the Cheshire School District.

Revamped 911 System To Improve Town Service

by Michael Torelli
A new dispatch program installed at the Cheshire Police Department is expected to provide more efficient handling of emergency calls.

OPINION

Opinion_100.jpgA Tale Of Two Proposals

The Planning and Zoning Commission has dominated local news lately, as the group has considered two highly-controversial proposals.

SPORTS

Julie Roche_0.jpgGirls’ LAX Team Has Found Momentum

by Greg Lederer
After an inconsistent start to the spring season, the Cheshire High School girls’ lacrosse team has found rhythm of late, building a four-game win streak.

AROUND TOWN

Spark 1.jpg“Spark” Lit An Unintended Fuse

by John Rook
The year was 1970. The nation was in the midst of the Vietnam War, and the homefront was becoming yet another battlefield in the conflict.