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Heavy bouts of wind proved to be the perfect weather for Tim and Adaline Galvin, who took part at the annual Fly a Kite program at Bartlem Park Wednesday morning.

Students Encouraged To Peruse Scholarship Booklet Next Month

January 24, 2014 by Special To The ...

The School Counseling Department at Cheshire High School offers a financial assistance booklet to graduating seniors. This booklet contains a variety of local scholarships available to students. These scholarships represent a genuine concern on the part of local business people and private citizens to help students pursue education beyond high school.

If Energy Assistance Is Needed, Sign Up At Human Services Today

January 23, 2014 by John Rook

The temperatures have turned frigid in the last week and there appears to be no letup in sight to what has already been an exceptionally cold winter.
As such, many in town may need help paying their energy bills.

Schools Announce Delayed Openings

January 22, 2014 by John Rook

It's slow going this morning as the state once again deals with the aftermath of a winter storm.
As such, Cheshire Public Schools have announced that they will have a 90 minute delayed opening this morning. There will be no a.m. Kindergarten.
Also, St. Bridget School has a 90 minute delay and Cheshire Academy is delayed by one hour.

GOP Town Hall Meeting Cancelled For Tonight

January 21, 2014 by John Rook

Wintry weather is forcing the cancellation of most events for this evening, and the pre-legislative session Town Hall Meeting has been added to the list.

Cheshire Issues Parking Ban

January 21, 2014 by John Rook

According to the Cheshire Police Department, the Town will have a parking ban in effect beginning at 3 p.m. today and going through 12 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 22. All residents are asked to keep this in mind while traveling through town this afternoon and evening.

With Snow On The Way, Cheshire Schools Will Be Dismissing Early

January 21, 2014 by John Rook

Cheshire Public Schools announced there will be an early dismissal today due to the oncoming snowstorm.

Dismissal times are as follows:

Darcey School – 10:50 a.m (No afternoon classes)
Cheshire High School – 12:10 p.m.
Humiston School – 12:30 p.m.
Chapman School – 12:40 p.m.
Doolittle School – 12:40 p.m.
Dodd Middle School – 12:55 p.m.
Highland School – 1:25 p.m.

CHS Boys' V-Ball And Tennis Teams Earn Wins, Girls' LAX And Tennis Come Up Short

Cheshire High School boys' volleyball (3-0) stayed unbeaten on Wednesday, sweeping Masuk (1-2) 3-0 by scores of 25-19, 25-10, and 25-19.

Cheshire Girls' LAX, Tennis Extend Strong Starts

Cheshire High School girls' tennis improved to 3-0 on Monday afternoon, beating East Haven (0-3) 6-1.

Cheshire Baseball Stuns Amity, Girls' LAX Takes Opener

For the first time since 2009, Cheshire High School baseball (1-2, 1-0) defeated 10-time defending Housatonic Division Champion Amity (0-3, 0-1) at home.

For the first time since 2009, Cheshire High School baseball (1-2, 1-0) defeated 10-time defending Housatonic Division Champion Amity (0-3, 0-1) at home.

CHS Softball Shut Outs Shelton, Boys' V-Ball Stops Oxford's Win Streak

In Friday's Housatonic Division opener, Cheshire High School softball (3-0, 1-0) defeated Shelton (1-1, 0-1) 10-0.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

$103.4 Million Budget Approved

Decision Paves Way For Implementation Of Full-Day Kindergarten

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council voted 5-4 to approve a $103.39 million budget that calls for a $2.7 million increase over last year’s operating budget.

CHS softball Head Coach Kristine Drust, CHS football Head Coach Don Drust, son Brewer.jpgWalking As One!

by Michael Torelli
Whether it was to respect those who have been lost in drunk driving accidents, or an effort to raise funds to cure multiple sclerosis, residents of Cheshire flooded the streets for two walks this past weekend.

Tree Trimming To Be Put On Hold

by Michael Torelli
It has been a couple of months since the start of Connecticut Light & Power’s enhanced tree trimming program began in Cheshire, yet there seems to be consensus among all interested parties that the program needs to be rexamined prior to continuing.

Chamber.jpgChamber Celebrates 40th Anniversary

by John Rook
In the April 4, 1974 edition of The Cheshire Herald, a full-page advertisement on page 11 of that week’s edition announced the formation of a new group.
The Cheshire Chamber of Commerce had been formed ...

EDITORIAL

Opinion_1.jpgTracking Full-Day Kindergarten

The Cheshire Town Council passed a budget Tuesday night that will presumably allow the School District to move forward with full-day kindergarten (see page one for story). All that remains is the official adoption and implementation by the Board of Education and School District leaders, all of whom have been pushing for full-day for a while.

SPORTS

Maddy Levy.jpgLacrosse Co-Captain Realizes Her Potential

by Greg Lederer
The play of Cheshire High School senior lacrosse player Maddy Levy caught her opposition by surprise last year. After contributing defensively for her first two seasons, she emerged to post career-best totals for goals (44) and assists (six).

AROUND TOWN

Danielle Chambrelli_0.jpgFuture Teacher Receives Youth Leadership Award

by Greg Lederer
When local teenager Danielle Chambrelli started volunteering in Cheshire YMCA last year, the thought of receiving individual accolades wasn’t on her mind.