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A select group of Dodd Middle School students recently sailed Long Island Sound aboard a schooner with the help of a state grant. For more information the class’ experience, see an upcoming edition of The Cheshire Herald.

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.

Town Distributing Revaluation Material

November 19, 2013 by Special To The ...

The Town of Cheshire is completing a state-mandated revaluation for the October 1, 2013 Grand List. Notices of assessment change were mailed to approximately 9,600 residential property owners on Nov. 12. Commercial/industrial notices are expected to be mailed by Friday, Nov. 22. The notice contains the proposed assessment and the old assessment from the October 1, 2012 Grand List.

CHS Softball Beats Foran In SCC Quarters, Boys' V-Ball Ends Season, Golf Teams Split

In Wednesday's Southern Connecticut Conference quarterfinals, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 20-1) defeated Foran (eighth, 11-10) 7-1.

Skibitcky, Simione Win Titles For CHS On Tuesday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School junior track and field athlete Janaia Skibitcky took home three medals from the Southern Connecticut Conference Championship at Sheehan.

Stauffer Returns To D-III National Final, CHS Boys' Lacrosse Falls In Finale

Sophomore mid-fielder Nicole Stauffer, a 2013 Cheshire High School graduate, contribute to Trinity College women's lacrosse beating Franklin & Marshall College 11-6 in Saturday's NCAA Division III semifinal in Chester, Pennsylvania.

CHS Softball Caps Best Regular Season, Baseball And Boys' Tennis Also Win On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School softball (19-1, two-time defending Housatonic Champion at 8-0) beat North Haven (10-10) 9-1 to sweep the series.

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).

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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