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Photo courtesy of Jeff Pechmann
Cheshire resident and Lieutenant with the Hamden Fire Department Jeff Pechmann (far left) recently climbed 90 floors of the One World Trade Center in the first-ever Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Tower Climb. For more on his story and experience, see an upcoming edition of The Cheshire 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.

CHS Softball Takes First Loss, Girls' Tennis Falls On Senior Day, Varsity Schedule For Friday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School softball (18-1, Housatonic Division Champion at 8-0) took their first loss 4-3 to Lauralton Hall (16-3).

CHS Softball, Boys' Golf Pick Up Victories On Wednesday

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School softball (18-0, Housatonic Division Champion at 8-0) extended their perfect season with a 7-0 victory over Daniel Hand (12-7).

CHS Track And Field Earns Medals In SCC East Sectional, Boys' Tennis Extends Win Streak

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School outdoor track and field athletes shined during the Southern Connecticut Conference East Sectional meet.

CHS Softball And Tennis Teams Earn Victories On Monday, Slate For Tuesday

On Monday, Cheshire High School softball (17-0, Housatonic Division Champion at 8-0) won 7-0 at Foran (10-8) to keep their perfect record intact.

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

On Friday, Cheshire High School softball (16-0, Housatonic Division Champion at 8-0) remained unbeaten with a 14-0 win over host Career Magnet (4-14) at East Shore Athletic Complex.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Cheshire School System Looking To The Future
Council Approves Facility Master Plan For School District

by Michael Torelli
After years of being denied, Cheshire School District officials finally received the go-ahead from the Town Council to move forward with what many claim will serve as a “roadmap” for future capital budget projects at the local schools.

trees_0.JPGLondon Planetrees Expected To Spruce Up South Main Street

by Michael Torelli
South Main Street just got a little shadier thanks to the efforts of local officials.

Commission Charges Forward On Station

by Michael Torelli
After taking some time to recharge, the Cheshire Energy Commission is back on the grid in an attempt to get something in town for individuals who do not use gas-powered vehicles.

Grant Would Aid Police Crackdown On Speeders

by Michael Torelli
Local police departments are applying for a state grant to help aid in their efforts to crack down on motorists speeding through residential and rural areas.

OPINION

Opinion_49.jpgWill Facility Plan Pay Off?

Councilors took a leap of faith when they allowed the Board of Education to hire architectural firm Perkins Eastman to formulate a 10-year facility master plan complete with studies on enrollment trends and Cheshire demographics.

SPORTS

baseball.jpgCHS Baseball Falls To Rival

by Greg Lederer
On May 13, Cheshire High School baseball (10-9, 4-4 in Housatonic Division) dropped the final home game 9-4 to Amity.

AROUND TOWN

Ball & Sockett.JPGBall & Socket Arts Making Progress Behind The Scenes

by Michael Torelli
Ball & Socket Arts co-founder Jeffrey Guimond stood in the courtyard of his group’s West Main Street facility on April 27, welcoming state and federal officials to the former manufacturing site.


 

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