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Photo courtesy of Rebecca Timlin-Scalera
Cheshire's Vivian Ciampi (left) is helping her sister, Rebecca Timlin-Scalera (third from left) in growing her new nonprofit organization The Cancer Couch. Timlin-Scalera was diagnosed with late stage breast cancer over Labor Day weekend last year and is dedicating her life to raising awareness about the lack of funding provided to metastatic breast cancer research. For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Cheshire Herald.

CLT Plans Prospect Ridge Hike This Weekend

June 2, 2016 by Special To The ...

This Saturday, June 4, the Cheshire Land Trust will sponsor a hike on Prospect Ridge along the Cheshire-Prospect town line for the CT Trails Weekend. Join CLT hike leaders Mark Kasinskas and Rick Marinaro on a trek that features the landscape of Cheshire Land Trust, town, state, and water company open space lands.

East Johnson Avenue Set To Be Closed To Traffic

June 1, 2016 by Special To The ...

East Johnson Avenue Bridge, spanning the Quinnipiac River, will be completely replaced beginning on or after Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 7:00 A.M. The bridge is located on East Johnson Avenue between McCausland Ct. and Cheshire St. It will be closed to vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. The Town of Cheshire anticipates that the bridge will re-open in December 2016.

Plan Ahead For Graduation And Promotions

May 31, 2016 by John Rook

Next week will mark the official end to the 2015/2016 school year, and that means it is time for annual promotion and graduation ceremonies. The following is a schedule for those ceremonies:

Thursday, June 9—Chapman School, 8:30 a.m.; Norton School, 9:45 a.m.; Doolittle School, 11 a.m.; Highland School, 1:15 p.m.

Relay Set For Friday

May 30, 2016 by Special To The ...

This year’s Relay For Life will take place on Friday, June 3, behind Cheshire High School, 525 South Main St., on the track and surrounding fields, from 3 to 11 p.m. The theme for this year will be Carnival for a Cure, and there will be fun activities, entertainment, games, food, and music.

Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Rallies Late To Defeat Waterbury in Super Regional

On Monday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (fourth seed, 25-8) came back to defeat second-seeded Waterbury 5-4 in the Super Regional at Palmer Field in Middletown.

Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Rallies To Beat Stratford In Super Regional

On Sunday at Palmer Field in Middletown, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (fourth seed, 24-8) came from behind to beat Stratford (third, 25-6) 10-3 in the Super Regional.

Cheshire AL Baseball Teams Earn Split Of State Tournament Action On Saturday

On Saturday, Cheshire American Legion Junior baseball (fourth seed, 23-4) defeated Glastonbury (12th, 15-13) 5-2 at Cheshire High School to reach the 17-U Northern Division Final Four next week.

CHS, Dodd Fall Sports Physicals Are Coming Up

Cheshire High School fall physicals for Marching Band and girls’ sports are planned for Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Explodes For Big Win Over Middletown, Sweeps Southern Division Sectional Series

On Thursday at Cheshire High School, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (fourth seed, 23-7) used a season-high run total to beat Zone 3 rival Middletown (20th, 10-18) 15-8 and sweep their Southern Division Sectional Series.

Organizers Are Planning For Second Theresa's Battleship 3 vs. 3 Basketball Tournament

The Second Annual Theresa’s Battleship 3 vs. 3 Basketball Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department courts.

Cheshire AL Baseball Teams Win State Games At Home

On Wednesday, Cheshire American Legion baseball won a pair of home games in the state tournament.

Cheshire AL Junior Baseball Wins Big In State Tourney First Round

On Monday at Cheshire High School, Cheshire American Legion Junior baseball (fourth seed, 21-4) defeated Tri-Town (13th, 10-11) 17-0 in the first round of the 17-U state tournament.

Bishop Earns NISCA/Speedo All-American, Boyer Secures Consideration Honor

Last week, Cheshire resident Karl Bishop was announced as a first-time member of the 2015-16 National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association/Speedo Swimming and Diving All-American Team.

Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Shuts Out Rival In Regular Season Finale

On Friday at Cheshire High School, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (21-7) defeated Middletown (9-16) 8-0 in the regular season finale.

Bishop, May Competed In The U.S. Olympic Swim Trials

Representing Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club, Karl Bishop and David May competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials held June 26 to July 3 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Lee Changes Mind On CHS Administrative Job, Will Return To Prior Positions As Coach And Teacher

Dan Lee has chosen to not take the Cheshire High School Assistant Principal job and instead return to his previous positions as boys' basketball and boys' golf head coach, as well as physical education teacher at the school.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

chapman.JPGNot Everyone On Board With Land Purchase

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council received some mixed reviews from residents when the potential purchase of a 10-acre parcel of land located directly to the south of Bartlem Park was opened up to public comment.

Milone Proposes $15.8 Million Capital Budget

by Michael Torelli
Town Manager Michael Milone has proposed a five-year capital expenditure plan totaling $59.9 million, $15.8 million of which is earmarked for the current fiscal year.

Montgomery.jpgFull Speed Ahead For Cheshire Native Montgomery

by John Rook
Imagine being told that, in the very near future, you’ll be asked to run, swim, and cycle over great distances without rest or any kind of assistance.

Registrars’ Salaries Raised

by Michael Torelli
The Town of Cheshire’s registrars of voters will be receiving salary increases starting next year.

OPINION

Opinion_111.jpgPutting It In The Voters’ Hands

When it comes to the price of the Chapman property, there’s no question many in town are experiencing sticker shock.

SPORTS

Liz Boyer_2.jpgSwim Stars Earn Honors

by Greg Lederer
When starting his Cheshire High School swim career four years ago, Karl Bishop dreamed of earning the title of All-American.

AROUND TOWN

Cheshire Theatre 2_0.jpgCheshire Cinema: Film Fans Remember Modest Movie Palace

by John Rook
Do you remember the first movie you saw in the theater?