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Anna Reis and Chris Dortenzio have opened Premier Wine & Spirits in Cheshire, and are hoping to establish a loyal clientele in town. For more on their story, see our upcoming Meet Your Local Merchant feature.

Officers To Receive Life Saving Awards

September 9, 2013 by John Rook

Before the Cheshire Town Council begins the business portion of its meeting tomorrow night, members will take time to recognize to of Cheshire's finest.

Annual Back To School Bash Planned By Yellow House

September 8, 2013 by Special To The ...

Cheshire Youth Services is hosting its annual Back to School Bash on Friday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. (rain date Saturday, Sept. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.) at the Yellow House, 554 Main Street, across from Cheshire High School.

Fall Festival Has Arrived And We Have Your Schedule Here

September 7, 2013 by John Rook

The Cheshire Fall Festival and Marketplace kicks off this morning and is scheduled to continue throughout the day, culminating in the annual fireworks display tonight.
Below is a schedule of activities:

Main Stage Saturday, Sept. 7th 2013
11:00 Cheshire Marching Band

11:30 – 12:30 The Bennett Family
12:45 – 1:15 Cheshire Community Theater

UPDATE: Highland School Evacuated After Smoke Detected

September 6, 2013 by John Rook

UPDATE: Students have returned to class after no fire was found at the school. Original story below

Police and fire personnel have responded to Highland School in response to an activated fire alarm.
The school has been evacuated as officers and firefighters investigate the scene.
A janitor reportedly saw smoke emanating from somewhere in the school.

Bishop Captures First State Open Titles At Yale Pool

At Yale University's Robert J.H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool, Cheshire High School boys' swim nabbed fifth place (252.5 points) in the State Open final.

Bishop Takes Home Two Class LL Titles, Cheshire Boys' Swim Takes Third Place

At Wesleyan University's Freeman Athletic Center, Cheshire High School boys' swim earned third place (442) in the Class LL final.

CHS Ice Hockey Drops D-II Quarter To Conard, Boys To Swim In Class LL Qualifying On Saturday

In Friday's Division II quarterfinal at Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport, Cheshire High School ice hockey (ninth seed, 9-11-2) came up short 4-2 against Conard (top, 16-6).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Cemetery Plan Approved By Planning And Zoning

by Michael Torelli
After three meetings on the matter, the Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission approved a special permit application on March 23 to allow a 2,150-plot cemetery to be built at 220 Realty Dr.

DSC_0024_2.JPGFull Steam Ahead: The Community Pool Project Finally On Track

by Michael Torelli
For likely the first time since the collapse of the first bubble, Town officials received news about the Cheshire Community Pool tension membrane project that was not negative.

Battling Back: CHS Grad Recounts Tale Of Addiction And Recovery

by John Rook
For Jack Donahue, it was supposed to be the best of days.

New, Non-Tenured Teachers’ Status In Limbo
Contracts Not Renewed For 30 Faculty Members As Budget Will Determine How Many Are Retained

by Michael Torelli
Approximately 30 employees hired by the Cheshire Board of Education are at risk of being shown the door due to uncertainties regarding the Board’s operating budget request.

SPORTS

Maggie O'Reilly_1.jpgO’Reilly To Join Larson In College Ranks

by Greg Lederer
When senior Maggie O’Reilly joined the Cheshire High School field hockey program four years ago, she had never played the sport or picked up a stick before.

AROUND TOWN

Boot Camp 1.jpgBooting The Boot Camp A Fight Ultimately Lost

Cheshire is recognized for many things. It has what is considered to be one of the best school systems in the state. It is, according to its own motto, the bedding capital of Connecticut, with a rich history of agriculture that lives on to this day.