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Cheshire's Jim Trifone was recently honored by UConn with the ECE Instructor Award for Excellence in Course Instruction. For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Holiday-Themed Activities Abound This Weekend

November 23, 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.

Lights of Hope Helping To Honor Pastor Ricciardi

November 20, 2013 by John Rook

Ricciardi, Robert Rev._0.jpgThe St. Bridget Church community is mourning the loss of its leader this week.

Rams Baseball Sweeps Foran On Saturday, Monday's Varsity Schedule

On Saturday, Cheshire High School baseball (5-3, 1-1 in Housatonic Division) enjoyed a double-header sweep of Foran (2-6) by scores of 9-3 and 7-0.

CHS Softball, Girls' Lacrosse, And Tennis Teams Earn Victories On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School softball (7-0, 3-0 in Housatonic Division) defeated Foran (4-4) 12-4 to remain unbeaten this year.

CHS LAX Teams, Girls' Golf, Girls' Outdoor Track And Field, And Boys' Volleyball Post Wins On Thursday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' lacrosse improved to 3-3 with a 14-2 win over West Haven (2-4).

CHS Softball And Boys' Tennis Earn Road Wins On Wednesday, Thursday's Schedule

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School softball (6-0, 3-0 in Housatonic Division) remained unbeaten with a 10-2 victory at Lyman Hall (2-5, 0-2).

Tuesday's CHS Recap, Varsity Slate For Wednesday

Cheshire High School boys' outdoor track and field (5-2) swept Tuesday's quad meet with host Wilbur Cross (0-6) 116.66-33.33, Foran (1-5) 112.5-27.5, and Notre Dame-West Haven (5-2) 90.5-59.5.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

CHS Locker Room Work On Hold Again

by Michael Torelli
Cheshire officials have decided to postpone asbestos abatement work until school lets out for the summer after more of the substance was found in the Cheshire High School boys’ locker room than had been expected.

playground_0.jpgIs A Little Playtime Coming To Cheshire Park Soon?

by Michael Torelli
A major step in ensuring that a new playground will be built at the north end of Cheshire Park was unanimously approved by the Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission.

Officials To Craft HOA Policy

by Michael Torelli
Homeowners associations (HOA) boast various selling points, such as offering that a majority of upkeep and labor-intensive work be completed by contractors for a nominal fee.

ehtan-julie7.JPGStepping Out For “Dancing With The Stars” At Quinnipiac

by Michael Torelli
Five staff and faculty members of Quinnipiac University recently paired off with members of the Quinnipiac Ballroom Society in an effort to fundraise through a friendly dance competition

SPORTS

Reilly Eldredge.jpgTennis Squad Starts Fast

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School boys’ tennis head coach Justin Lucht is enjoying the start of his second season better than he did his first campaign last spring. CHS started 0-3 in 2014, but this year they’ve captured the first three matches.

AROUND TOWN

Cuba.jpgKate Collins Gets Close-up View Of Cuba, Its Culture And Politics

by Greg Lederer
Growing up, University of Rhode Island senior Kate Collins became interested in Cuba and wondered why the country wasn’t greatly discussed in the classroom setting.