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A new 11-unit housing development was recently approved for the property at 138 Highland Ave., which currently houses two buildings that are planned to be removed. For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Town Hall And Library Closed For Day, All Activities Cancelled

February 2, 2015 by John Rook

Cheshire Town Hall will remain closed for the remainder of the day, officials have announced. All Town-related meetings and activities scheduled for this afternoon/evening have been cancelled. In addition, the Cheshire Public Library will also remain closed.

CHS Basketball Games Rescheduled, Tuesday's Varsity Slate

February 2, 2015 by Greg Lederer

Due to the winter weather, Cheshire High School varsity contests have been postponed. Changes are below:
Boys' Basketball (8-5, 4-0)
The Rams will now host Xavier (9-4) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Xavier won the Dec. 19 opener by a score of 66-52.
Photo of junior Heath Post was taken by James Brandolini/Cheshire Herald.

Cheshire Herald Office Closed Today

February 2, 2015 by John Rook

Due to the inclement weather, The Cheshire Herald office will be closed today. We will reopen tomorrow morning for our normal offices hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Additional Closings/Delays Announced Due To Weather

February 2, 2015 by John Rook

The snow is falling in Cheshire and ice/freezing rain is expected to mix in this afternoon, making for trecherous travel conditions. As such, several Town offices have announced closures and delays for today. In addition to all public schools, St. Bridget School and Cheshire Academy are also closed. The Cheshire Food Pantry is closed, as is the Cheshire YMCA Early Learning Center.

Bishop Captures First State Open Titles At Yale Pool

At Yale University's Robert J.H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool, Cheshire High School boys' swim nabbed fifth place (252.5 points) in the State Open final.

Bishop Takes Home Two Class LL Titles, Cheshire Boys' Swim Takes Third Place

At Wesleyan University's Freeman Athletic Center, Cheshire High School boys' swim earned third place (442) in the Class LL final.

CHS Ice Hockey Drops D-II Quarter To Conard, Boys To Swim In Class LL Qualifying On Saturday

In Friday's Division II quarterfinal at Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport, Cheshire High School ice hockey (ninth seed, 9-11-2) came up short 4-2 against Conard (top, 16-6).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Cemetery Plan Approved By Planning And Zoning

by Michael Torelli
After three meetings on the matter, the Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission approved a special permit application on March 23 to allow a 2,150-plot cemetery to be built at 220 Realty Dr.

DSC_0024_2.JPGFull Steam Ahead: The Community Pool Project Finally On Track

by Michael Torelli
For likely the first time since the collapse of the first bubble, Town officials received news about the Cheshire Community Pool tension membrane project that was not negative.

Battling Back: CHS Grad Recounts Tale Of Addiction And Recovery

by John Rook
For Jack Donahue, it was supposed to be the best of days.

New, Non-Tenured Teachers’ Status In Limbo
Contracts Not Renewed For 30 Faculty Members As Budget Will Determine How Many Are Retained

by Michael Torelli
Approximately 30 employees hired by the Cheshire Board of Education are at risk of being shown the door due to uncertainties regarding the Board’s operating budget request.

SPORTS

Maggie O'Reilly_1.jpgO’Reilly To Join Larson In College Ranks

by Greg Lederer
When senior Maggie O’Reilly joined the Cheshire High School field hockey program four years ago, she had never played the sport or picked up a stick before.

AROUND TOWN

Boot Camp 1.jpgBooting The Boot Camp A Fight Ultimately Lost

Cheshire is recognized for many things. It has what is considered to be one of the best school systems in the state. It is, according to its own motto, the bedding capital of Connecticut, with a rich history of agriculture that lives on to this day.