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Cheshire resident Tracy Andrews (left) will be lacing up her shoes for her fifth half marathon next week when she takes on the Cheshire Half Marathon. Andrews, who is legally blind, is running as part of Achilles International’s Connecticut Chapter. For more on her story, see next week's edition of The Herald.

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.

Join League Of Women Voters For Two Events This Month

September 6, 2013 by Special To The ...

Men and women who relish participation in politics in a spirit of cooperation will enjoy being involved in League of Women Voters’ activities. Cheshire-Wallingford League members invite you to check out those activities during two upcoming events.

Eight To The Bar Kicks Off Festival Tomorrow Night

September 5, 2013 by John Rook

The Cheshire Fall Festival and Marketplace will be held at Bartlem Park throughout the day Saturday, but the festivities kick off tomorrow night.
As has become the custom, a concert will be held at Bartlem tomorrow evening, from 6 to 8 p.m. The popular local band Eight to the Bar is scheduled to play.

Boy Scouts Selling Mums At Festival

September 4, 2013 by Special To The ...

Boy Scout Troop 51 will be conducting a mum sale this Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Fall Festival and Marketplace in Bartlem Park. Scouts will be available to carry the mums to the customers vehicles. Funds raised will be used for troop activities and the purchase of camping equipment.
Look for the Scouts and considering supporting them during this community event.

Carbone And Dutchyshyn Lead CHS Girls' Lacrosse To Road Win, Boys Fall In Double OT

On Saturday, Cheshire High School girls' lacrosse (2-2) came away victorious 10-3 at Hall (1-2) in West Hartford.

CHS Softball Secures Road Win Over Tigers

On Friday, Cheshire High School softball remained unbeaten (5-0, 2-0 in Housatonic Division) by winning 5-3 at Daniel Hand (2-3).

CHS Baseball Out Slugs Hand In Thursday's Recaps

On Thursday, Cheshire High School baseball (2-3, 1-1 in Housatonic Division) defeated Daniel Hand (2-2) by a score of 9-6.

Juodaitis Strikes Out Shelton In CHS Softball Home Opener, Girls' LAX Earns Historic Win, Boys' Volleyball Beats Hand

In Tuesday's Housatonic Division and home opener, Cheshire High School softball (2-0, 1-0) shut out Shelton (1-2, 0-1) by a score of 8-0.

Mills Shines In Loss For CHS Baseball, Monday's Varsity Schedule

Despite a big day for senior Richie Mills, Cheshire High School baseball (1-1, 1-0 in Housatonic Division) lost 13-6 against host Fairfield Prep (3-0) at Fairfield University.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Council Approves $2.3 Million In New Spending
Operating Budget Set At $105.6 Million, With BOE Receiving $68.3 Million

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council approved a $105.61 million operating budget, an increase of $2.2 million, for the 2015-16 fiscal year, on Tuesday evening.

Collins_0.jpgBattling Through: Story Of Low Vision, Addiction Inspires Many

by John Rook
Cheshire resident Charlie Collins can best be described as having an infectious personality.

Town Awaits Bids For Medical Benefits Account

by Michael Torelli
Town and school officials hope to receive answers to a few more questions prior to deciding which company will provide their employees with medical benefits.

Crutcher.jpgA Class Act: Friends Reach Out To Help Member Of CHS Class Of 1988

by John Rook
When the Cheshire High School Class of 1988 held its 25th Anniversary Reunion in 2013, one name kept popping up.

SPORTS

Meghan Dutchyshyn.jpgGirls’ Lacrosse Squad Runs By Newtown

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School girls’ lacrosse had something to prove heading into Monday’s home opener against Newtown.

AROUND TOWN

Hannah O'Dea, Paige Marschner, Sarah Orlinsky.jpgAthletes Trained Hard For Snowshoe Races

by Greg Lederer
In becoming a Cheshire Special Olympics coach this year, Barbara Costello wanted to find a new sport, something fun the kids could do outside to stay active.