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Cheshire resident Kelsie Carlette was recently selected to represent Ireland in the 2017 World Alpine Ski Championship to be held next month in Switzerland. Read her story in an upcoming issue of The Cheshire Herald.

Historical Society Looking For Volunteers

July 30, 2015 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Historical Society is planning their second “Spirits Alive!” Cemetery Tour at the historic Hillside Cemetery. The history walk will be held on three consecutive nights starting on October 16th. The Spirits Alive Committee is looking for volunteers:  actors, people to help on event nights, and people who can help make costumes.

Candidates Named For Upcoming Election

July 29, 2015 by John Rook

The Democratic and Republican Town Committees nominated candidates on Tuesday evening for the upcoming local elections. The following are a list of the candidates that were endorsed:

Town Council

At Large
Democrats:*Patti Flynn-Harris, Jeff Falk, Matt Abdifar, and Richard Pulisciano
Republicans: *Sylvia Nichols, *Rob Oris, *James Sima, *Tim Slocum, and Paul Bowman

Milone Proposing $14.7 Million In Spending For 2015-2016 Capital Budget

July 28, 2015 by michael torelli

Town Manager Michael Milone has proposed a $54.86 million five-year capital expenditure plan, $14.7 million of which is suggested for the 2015-16 Fiscal Year.
After using state, federal, and local funds, however, as well as tapping into the Town’s capital nonrecurring account, Milone’s five-year expenditure plan will total $42.47 million in new costs.

Block Party To Showcase Businesses, Support Food Pantry

July 24, 2015 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Shopping Center will hold a Block Party on July 31. Join them next Friday, at 959 South Main St., from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Consignment Originals, along with the YMCA, The Locker Room, Pier One Imports, AT&T, Bagelicious, Wayback Burgers, FoodWorks and Tan Lines Optional will each offer samples, in-store demonstrations, deals and more for a fun, family friendly event.

CHS Ice Hockey Drops Road Game To South Windsor on Monday, Varsity Slate for Tuesday

On Monday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (3-6) fell 4-3 to South Windsor (4-4) in overtime at South Windsor Arena.

Black Pins To Win Wrestling Crown On Saturday, CHS Ice Hockey Teams Drop Road Games

On Saturday, Cheshire High School wrestling senior captain Sean Black earned first place (3-0) in the Casey Yates Invite at Windham Tech.

CHS Basketball Teams Come Up Short On Friday, Varsity Slate For Saturday

On Friday, Cheshire High School girls' basketball (2-8, 0-3 in Housatonic Division) fell 41-35 to Career Magnet (8-1, 4-0).

CHS Ice Hockey Teams Come Up Short On Thursday, Varsity Slate For Friday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (3-4) came up short 6-3 against defending Southern Connecticut Conference/South West Conference Division II Champion North Branford (4-2) at Wesleyan University.

CHS B-Ball Teams Split On Wednesday, Ski Squads Shine, Varsity Slate For Thursday

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School boys' basketball (3-5, 0-1 in Hammonasset Division) beat Daniel Hand (0-8) by a score of 59-53.

CHS Boys' Swim And Dive Remains Unbeaten On Tuesday, Skaters And Wrestlers Drop Road Contests

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School boys' swim and dive (5-0) held off Daniel Hand (4-1) 97-88 in a match-up of undefeated teams.

CHS Basketball Teams Come Up Short On Monday, Varsity Slate For Tuesday

On Monday, Cheshire High School boys' basketball (2-5, 0-1) came up short 61-52 against Xavier (3-3, 1-0) in the Hammonasset Division opener.

CHS Boys' Swim And Dive And Boys' Basketball Teams Win On Friday, Girls' Ice Hockey Squad Falls To Hand In OT

On Friday, Cheshire High School boys' swim and dive (4-0) defeated Lyman Hall/Coginchaug Co-Op (0-2) 99-76 at Cheshire Community Pool.

CHS Ice Hockey Teams Sweep On Wednesday, Skiers Open New Season, Wrestling Squad Comes Up Short At Branford

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School skiing kicked off the year at Mount Southington.

CHS Girls' Basketball And Boys' Swim Team Earn Victories On Tuesday, Cheshire Boys' Basketball Falls At Amity

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School girls' basketball (2-5) won their first home game 53-49 over Jonathan Law (1-6).

CHS Ice Hockey Falls To Yellow Jackets On Monday, Varsity Slate For Tuesday

On Monday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (2-2) came up short 4-1 against East Haven (4-0) at Wesleyan University.

CHS Basketball Teams Split Against Southington on Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School boys' basketball (1-3) beat Southington (0-3) 45-27 to secure their first win of the season.

CHS Girls' Basketball Earns First Win For Vieira, Ice Hockey Teams Drop Road Games On Wednesday

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School girls' basketball (1-4) posted a 48-43 win at New Britain (3-3).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald


Solan Asks For 2.07 Percent Increase
Request Is Lowest In Over A Decade

by Michael Torelli
Superintendent of Schools Jeff Solan has called for a $70.83 million operating budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which he said will allow the Cheshire School District to remain progressive while being fiscally responsible.

Teachers Union Contract Headed To Arbitration After Council Rejects Deal

by Michael Torelli
Cheshire Town Councilors unanimously rejected the proposed contract between the Board of Education and the teacher’s union on Tuesday evening, sending the matter to arbitration.

Cold Water Rescue Training 1_0.jpegFire Department Trains For Frigid Conditions In Case Of Water Rescue

by Michael Torelli
Firefighters were recently called to Mixville Park to brave the frigid, icy water conditions of the pond to save an individual who had fallen in.

Superior Court Judge Rules Against PZC

by Michael Torelli
A subdivision on Coleman Road is no longer going to be built after a Superior Court judge declared that the Planning and Zoning Commission illegally approved the developer’s application.


Opinion_136.jpgNot The Time For Any Salary Increases

There are some recent signs that Cheshire Town officials understand Connecticut’s dire economic straits.


Joe Cannata.jpgCHS Boys Defeat Hand In The Pool

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School boys’ swim and dive faced a tough challenge on Tuesday at Cheshire Community Pool.


VBS Mirebelais.JPGHelping Haiti From Home

by Michael Torelli
Sometimes one does not need to travel far to help individuals in another country.