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Michael Torelli/Cheshire Herald
United States Senator Chris Murphy visited Cheshire business C.K. Greenhouses on June 29 to hear the concerns and demands of Connecticut’s agricultural community. There, farmers from around the state spoke of labor laws, various regulations, and struggling with the state and federal level when trying to acquire clean water to grow their products.

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.

Library Saying Goodbye To Brandriff Tonight

November 18, 2013 by Special To The ...

Tonight, Nov. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m., join the staff at the Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., for a reception to honor Assistant Director Maria Poirier Brandriff.

CHS Track And Field Competes Regionally On Saturday, Cheshire Boys' Rugby Falls In State Final, Ram Jam Set For Sunday

On Saturday, Cheshire High School outdoor track and field athletes participated in New England Championship at Thornton Academy (Saco, Maine).

CHS Softball And Cheshire Boys' Rugby Competing For State Title On Saturday, CHS Track and Field Athletes Going To Regionals

On Saturday, Cheshire High School softball (second seed, program-best 23-2) seeks to win their first Class LL title against top-seeded Southington (23-0) at DeLuca Field.

Cheshire Soccer Club Shines In CIT At Quinnipiac Park

Last weekend, Cheshire Soccer Club enjoyed a strong showing in the Connecticut Invitational Tournament at Quinnipiac Park.

CHS Softball Shuts Out Darien In Class LL Semis, Advances To Saturday's Final Against Southington

In Wednesday's Class LL semifinals, Cheshire High School softball (second seed, 23-2) shut out Darien (third, 21-4) 4-0 at DeLuca Field in Stratford.

Skibitcky And Fusco Medal In State Open Track And Field, Boys' Golfers Compete In D-I Open, Softball To Play In LL Semis

On Monday, Cheshire High School outdoor track and field athletes shined in the State Open at Willowbrook Park in New Britain.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Pool Costs To Rise As Project Slogs Along
Officials Now Expect An End-Of-Year Completion Date

by Michael Torelli
Town Councilors recently discovered that the Town could be in the deep end due to constant delays concerning the Cheshire Community Pool project, which now has a year-end completion date.

war monument.JPGAn Old Cheshire Monument Expected To Get New Life Next Year

by Michael Torelli
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, a conflict that, had the Union lost, would have resulted in two separate nations.

Going Full Steam Ahead?
Half Marathon Could Expand Next Year

by Michael Torelli
A local nonprofit is looking to go to the distance for its fifth year by introducing a full marathon to Cheshire streets, if Town officials give it the OK.

PaulTOY1415.jpgTeacher Spotlight: Paul Imparts Her Passion For Reading To Students

by John Rook
When Cheshire resident and Southington High School literary specialist Jennifer Paul was paid an unexpected visit while teaching last year, her reaction was probably similar to one common among her students.

OPINION

Opinion_56.jpgDon’t Dismiss The Founders

It has become trendy to view America’s Founding Fathers through the prism of their many imperfections.

SPORTS

Waldron 3.jpgCheshire Seniors Bounce Back On Diamond

by Greg Lederer
The Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball team has enjoyed a fast start to the summer season, winning their first 12 games.

AROUND TOWN

Forgotten Files.jpgA Victorian Tale Of Infidelity And Murder

by John Rook
For much of its history, Cheshire has been the picture of a small, serene New England suburban community.