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At the recent Annual Meeting of the Cheshire Garden Club, two graduating Cheshire High School seniors were each presented with a $1,500 scholarship award. Both students will continue their higher education and plan to matriculate in environmental sciences. Making the presentation to Russell Jasman (pictured above on left) and Owen Brown (right) were President Ginni Donovan (second from left) and Scholarship Chair Ann O’Hara.

Judging On Holiday Door Contest To Begin Friday

December 16, 2014 by Special To The ...

Once again, the Cheshire Garden Club will hold its annual Door Decorating Contest.  The contest is open to all Cheshire residents as well as public establishments.
Choose from the following categories: 
1.  Holiday door. 
2. Entire front yard.
3. Holiday youth motif. 
4. Garden Club member only. 
5. Vintage home. 
6. Public/Business.

Ball & Socket Display Artist Reception Tomorrow At Library

December 15, 2014 by Special To The ...

A photo display entitled "Capturing the Before," featuring pictures from the Ball & Socket factory, is currently being shown at the Cheshire Public Library and will be available to the public until Jan. 4, 2015. However, tomorrow, the library will play host to an "Artists Reception" to highlight the work of the local photographers featured in the show. The Reception will begin at 6 p.m.

Chesprocott Providing Free Radon Kits In January

December 14, 2014 by Special To The ...

The month of January has been designated as “Radon Awareness Month” by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Connecticut Department of Public Health. January is a time when doors and windows are usually kept closed, making it an ideal time to conduct radon tests.

Memorial For Gozzo To Run Tonight At CHS

December 13, 2014 by Greg Lederer

The Cheshire community is invited to participate in a memorial for 2014 Cheshire High School graduate Isabella Gozzo tonight on the turf at Alumni Field. The event starts at 7 p.m. Gozzo died from injuries sustained in a car accident this morning on Route 9 in Berlin.
A former athlete at CHS, Gozzo was a freshman at Suffolk University in Massachusetts.

Skibitcky, Murray Earn Regional Honors In Track And Field Meet

On Saturday, Cheshire High School track and field athletes Janaia Skibitcky and Brendan Murray secured All-New England honors in the 71st New England Interscholastic Championship at Willowbrook Park in New Britain.

CHS Softball To Play For First Unbeaten Season On Saturday Against Rival

On Saturday, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 26-0) seeks their first state title and unbeaten season against Housatonic Division rival Amity (sixth, 21-5) in the Class LL final at West Haven.

CHS Softball Shuts Out NFA In Class LL Semis, Skibitcky Wins First State Open Crown, Golfers Play In D-I Open

In Monday's Class LL semifinals, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 26-0) defeated Norwich Free Academy (fifth, 21-6) 2-0 at West Haven.

CHS Boys' Volleyball Falls In Class L Quarter At Darien

On Friday, Cheshire High School boys' volleyball (seventh seed, 16-6) came up short 3-2 (16-25, 25-21, 20-25, 25-21, 13-15) in a Class L quarterfinal at Darien (second, 22-1).

CHS Softball To Play In LL Semis On Monday

On Monday, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 25-0) visits West Haven to play Norwich Free Academy (fifth, 19-4) in the Class LL semifinals at 4 p.m.

CHS Softball Advances To Class LL Semis, Girls' LAX Falls In Quarterfinal, Boys' V-Ball To Visit Darien On Friday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 25-0) extended their unbeaten season with a 9-0 shutout of Middletown (eighth, 16-7) in the Class LL quarterfinals.

CHS Softball And Boys' Volleyball Reach Class Quarters, Skibitcky Wins LL Gold Medals, Boys' Lacrosse Falls In Thriller

CHS Softball And Boys' Volleyball Reach Class Quarters, Skibitcky Wins LL Gold Medals, Boys' Lacrosse Falls In Thriller

CHS Girls' Lacrosse Beats Falcons In Class L First Round, Boys' Golf Takes Sixth In SCC, Baseball Ends Season

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School girls' lacrosse (fifth seed, 14-5) defeated Fairfield Ludlowe (12th, 9-8) 15-11 in the Class L First Round.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Passage Of State Bill Clears Way For Solar Farm

by Michael Torelli
Town officials expect that the old landfill off of Waterbury Road will be the new home of a one-megawatt solar farm by the end of this year, now that Governor Dannel Malloy has signed a bill critical to the project’s success.

brothers.JPGLemonade Stand Selling Some Brotherly Love

by Michael Torelli
One local boy is speaking up for his brother who cannot, and now the whole community has heard him loud and clear.

CHA Takes Control Of Boulder Road Home

by Michael Torelli
The Town Council recently authorized the sale of a residential home owned by the Town of Cheshire to the local housing authority, who plan to renovate and rent the property as an affordable home.

Challengers, Reds 2.jpgCheshire Reds, Challengers Partnership Proves A Perfect Match

by Greg Lederer
Last year, the Cheshire Reds 10-U baseball team spent a day cheering at a Cheshire Challengers game.

OPINION

Opinion_109.jpgNo One To Blame But Ourselves

One wonders what Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” would look like if written in modern-day America.

SPORTS

Ben DeLaubell.jpgCHS Spring Sports Awards

Cheshire Kiwanis Club: Sportsmanship Award—Baseball: Altrin Kabashi; Lacrosse: Austin Ingarra; Tennis: Arnav Velaparthi; Boys’ Volleyball: T.J. Lochowski

AROUND TOWN

Youth Center 1.jpgYouth Center Control Sparked Debate In ’68

by John Rook
When one thinks about the Harmon Leonard Jr. Youth Center, the word ‘controversy’ doesn’t usually jump to mind.