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Cheshire High School's Alea Vernon, a talented singer known around town for singing the "National Anthem" prior to many CHS home athletic events, has had a very eventful year thus far, winning one competition and placing second in another. In April, she will perform on one of the most famous stages in the world. For more on her story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Fall Festival Special Section Coming Out Thursday

September 8, 2015 by John Rook

Cheshire's Annual Fall Festival, sponsored by the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, kicks off this weekend with music and activities Friday night, followed by the main event Saturday.

Fall Festival Kicks Off This Friday

September 7, 2015 by Special To The ...

The 27th Annual Cheshire Fall Festival and Marketplace will be held this weekend on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Bartlem Park, with a rain date of Sept. 13. Pre-festival activities start Friday night and will include food trucks and music. On Saturday, the craft show opens at 10 a.m. and the main event will begin at 11 a.m. The fireworks will start at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Sign Up For Cheshire Trolley Tour Now

September 6, 2015 by Special To The ...

The 2015 Trolley Tour is coming to Cheshire on Sunday, Oct. 4 and will explore South Brooksvale and more. The tour is organized by the Cheshire Historic District Commission and the Cheshire Historical Society. Tours will begin at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. The tour originates from the Cheshire Historical Society, 43 Church Dr., and will explore several areas of the south end of Cheshire including Mt.

Parks And Rec Therapeutic Activities May Be Right For You

September 5, 2015 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department is fortunate to be able to offer specific programs for children and teens with special need and provide them with recreation opportunities. These activities are led by staff that are experienced with a variety of special needs and the programs are set up to encourage children to have fun, try new activities, and to be with their friends.

Escoto Succeeds Robertson As Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Coach

Cheshire resident John Escoto has become the new Cheshire American Legion baseball Senior head coach, succeeding Bill Robertson who stepped down after seven seasons at the position.

CHS Boys Swim To Seventh Place In State Open, End Winter Season

On Saturday, Cheshire High School boys' swim secured seventh place (263 points) in the State Open final at Yale University's Robert J.H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool.

CHS Boys Swim To Third Place In Monday's Class LL Final, Capture 400-yard Freestyle Relay Crown

On Monday, Cheshire High School boys' swimming earned third place (474 points) in the Class LL final at Wesleyan University.

Murray Competes Nationally On The Track, Swimmers To Race In Class LL Final On Monday

On Sunday, Cheshire High School junior track runner Brendan Murray posted 16th place (9:18.51) in the boys' championship two-mile in New Balance Indoor Nationals at New York's Armory Track and Field Center.

CHS Ice Hockey Drops Saturday's D-II Quarter To NFI, Swimmers To Compete In Class LL Final On Monday

On Saturday at Milford Ice Pavilion, Cheshire High School ice hockey (sixth seed, 12-10) came up short 2-1 against New Fairfield/Immaculate Co-Op (third, 17-4-2) in the Division II quarterfinals.

Nguyen Dives In Thursday's Class LL Meet, CHS Ice Hockey Has D-II Quarter Postponed To Saturday

On Thursday, Cheshire senior captain Ryan Nguyen finished 31st (109.2) in Class LL Diving at Hamden.

CHS Ice Hockey Explodes For Comeback Win Over Hand On Tuesday, Nguyen To Dive In Class LL Meet On Thursday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (sixth seed, 12-9) came back to beat Daniel Hand (11th, 9-11-1) 5-1 in the Division II First Round at Wesleyan University.

CHS Boys' B-Ball Ends Season At Kennedy For Second Straight Season, Cheshire Skaters To Host Hand On Tuesday

On Monday, Cheshire High School boys' basketball (25th seed, 11-12) fell 54-48 at Kennedy (eighth, 18-5) in the Class LL First Round.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

School Budget Under Scrutiny

by Michael Torelli
The Town Council and Board of Education discussed the proposed School District budget on Tuesday evening, and how everyone plans to handle possible cuts coming from the state level.

artists.JPGArtists With Disabilities Show Off Their Work At Special Exhibit

by Michael Torelli
Charles Michalak has trouble focusing.

Arbitration Panel’s Ruling To Save Town Over $800K

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Board of Education is expected to save over $800,000 after a recent arbitration victory versus the local teachers’ union.

Board Denies Grievance Over Delayed-Opening Pay For Secretaries

by Michael Torelli
Board of Education members last week denied a request from local union workers to be paid for lost hours during two delayed school openings in December.

OPINION

Opinion_146.jpgCheshire Needs To Change Budget Process

According to Councilor Michael Ecke, the advice from the Town of Cheshire’s legal counsel was the same as it’s always been—avoid sending the proposed teachers’ union contract to arbitration.

SPORTS

Sea Dog women's team.jpgSea Dog Women Claim Crown

by Greg Lederer
Upon touching the wall first in the 200-yard butterfly on March 12 at Wesleyan University, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club’s Liz Boyer was delighted to have defended her Short Course Senior Open title.

AROUND TOWN

Top Bar Hive.jpegDancing With BEES

by Michael Torelli
For William Hesbach, beekeeping is more than just a hobby—it’s his passion.