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Cheshire residents Brenda Harrison and Deb Fielden were traveling on Mountain Road at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, when they spotted something large cross the roadway. Pulling over to investigate, Harrison and Fielden noticed that a black bear was clinging to the side of a small tree. When the tree could no longer take the bear's weight, it came back down and headed off into the woods.

Check Your Health Next Month At St. Peter's Church

February 28, 2015 by john

Residents living in and around the Cheshire can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. St Peter's Episcopal Church, 59 Main St., will host this community event on March 24.
Screenings can check for:

LWV Will Honor Girl Scouts During Women's History Month

February 27, 2015 by Special To The ...

Calling all Girl Scouts and their leaders! March is Women’s History Month and the Cheshire-Wallingford League of Women Voters will honor Girl Scouts and their leaders at a special Town Hall event in Cheshire on March 18. The history of Girl Scouts in America is long and proud. The founder, Juliette Gordon Low, became a friend of Robert Baden-Powell the founder of the Boy Scouts in Great Britain.

Police Searching For Missing Teen

February 26, 2015 by John Rook

The Cheshire Police Department is searching for a missing local teen, authorities announced Thursday morning. Samantha Oquendo, 14, was last seen on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 8 a.m. in Cheshire. According to information released by the Department, Oquendo has ties to New Britain and Meriden and is not believed to be in danger.

27th Annual Artsday Planned For March 15

February 26, 2015 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Performing and Fine Arts Committee (CPFA) will sponsor the 27th Annual ARTSDAY on Sunday, March 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cheshire Academy Gideon Wells Dining Hall at 10 Main Street.

CHS Fall Senior Night Slate For This Week

Cheshire High School fall varsity Senior Night capsules are below:

CA Football Earns Fourth Straight Victory On Saturday

On Saturday, Cheshire Academy football (4-2) won 49-34 at Loomis Chaffee School to extend their win streak to four games.

CHS Field Hockey Shuts Out Hamden In Saturday's Senior Night, Stevens Ties Career Shutout Mark

On Saturday, Cheshire High School field hockey (12-0-2-1, 10-0-1 in Southern Connecticut Conference) used three second-half goals to beat Hamden (9-4-1) 3-0 and earn their third consecutive shutout win on Senior Night.

CHS Football Shuts Down Fairfield Prep In Home Victory

On Friday, Cheshire High School football (5-1) defeated Fairfield Prep (4-2) 10-0 to earn the program's first rivalry win since 2009.

CHS Boys' Soccer Earns Road Win To Secure Oronoque Division Crown On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School boys' soccer (9-1-4, 5-0-2 in Oronoque Division) posted a 1-0 victory at Guilford (7-4-4, 5-2-1) to clinch the division crown.

CHS Cross Country Teams Shine In Thursday's SCC Meet, Rams Girls' V-Ball Clinches Division Crown, Field Hockey Squad Posts Road Shutout

On Thursday, Cheshire High School cross country teams excelled in the Southern Connecticut Conference Championship at East Shore Park.

CHS Soccer Teams Post Shutouts On Wednesday, Varsity Slate For Thursday

On Wednesday, the Cheshire High School girls' soccer team (12-2, Housatonic Division Champion at 7-0) recorded their sixth straight victory 2-0 over Guilford (9-4-1).

CHS Girls' Swim And Dive And Girls' Soccer Clinch Titles On Monday, Cheshire Field Hockey And Boys' Soccer Earn 5-0 Shutouts

On Monday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (11-0) defeated Lauralton Hall (8-2) 98-75 to win their third straight Southern Connecticut Conference Division I regular season crown outright on Senior Night.

CHS Boys' Soccer Shuts Out Wilbur Cross On Senior Night, Branco Earns His 250th Win As Head Coach

On Saturday, Cheshire High School boys' soccer (6-1-4, 3-0-2 in Oronoque Division) defeated Wilbur Cross (9-3, 3-3) 1-0 for the second time this year.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald


Charter Revision Commission Takes Shape

by Michael Torelli
An 11-member commission has officially been organized to begin the process of reviewing and possibly revising Cheshire's Town Charter.

Suzio-Bartolomeo.jpgBartolomeo, Suzio Square Off In Another Heated Battle For Senate

by Michael Torelli
A former state senator is hoping that the third time is the charm, as he takes on an opponent who has beaten him in the last two elections.

District Not Standing Pat
Work On CHS Concession Facility May Begin By Nov. 1

by Michael Torelli
Town and Cheshire School District officials hope to see a new concession stand and bathroom facility sitting outside of Cheshire High School come spring now that a contractor has been selected.

Giving Back To Troops ... With Treats

by John Rook
Military men and women serving overseas are many times looking for a connection back home.


Opinion_124.jpgFocus On The Big Issues In Hartford

On Wednesday evening, residents had the chance to hear directly from those running to represent them in Hartford for the next two years.


Danielle Dietrich_0.jpgCHS Girls Clinch SCC Three-peat In The Pool

by Greg Lederer
The theme “There is No Place Like Home” was an apt choice for Cheshire High School girls’ swim and dive Senior Night.


15.jpgCA Hockey Gets Rare Opportunity

by Greg Lederer
When Kevin Cunningham accepted the opportunity to coach the Cheshire Academy ice hockey program back in May, he had no idea that his team would match up against some of the best players in China.