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The Cheshire School District was busy this summer completing a series of projects in preparation for the upcoming school year, including repaving the parking lot at Dodd Middle School.

Town Council Meeting Tonight

December 30, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Town Council plan to get in some important work before the calendar officially flips to 2015.
The Council will meet tonight in its last gathering before the new year and will discuss two issues that have become the focus of much debate over the last several months.

REMINDER: The Herald Will Once Again Publish Early This Week

December 29, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Herald will once again be publishing early this week in honor of the New Year's Day Holiday on Thursday. The paper will be distributed and made available at newsstands on Wednesday, Dec. 31. We will return to our normal Thursday publishing scheduled on Jan. 8.

Check Out Art Show And Support Ball & Socket

December 27, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Small Works Art Show and Sale will be held now through Jan. 10 at A Fresh Perspective Art Studio and Gallery, 116 Elm St. in the Watch Factory Shoppes. The show will feature original artwork, including watercolors, oils, acrylics, mixed media, photography, wood sculpture, pen/ink and collage sculpture by 32 local and regional artists.

Support Settembri And Gozzo Families With Luminaries

December 26, 2014 by Special To The ...

Cheshire’s Lights of Hope is selling luminaries in support of two town families who have suffered tragedy in recent weeks.
Residents are asked to place a single luminary in front of their homes on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. The luminaries are available for $5 at R.W. Hines Ace Hardware, 231 Maple Ave. Proceeds will go to the Settembri and Gozzo families.

CHS Football Returns To Work At Alumni Field

On Monday, Cheshire High School football opened their fall conditioning camp for the 2016 season. Cheshire graduated 20 players after a 4-6 season last fall.

Bishop Breaks Second National Record, Earns Third Gold Medal In YMCA LC National Championship

On Sunday in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Karl Bishop wrapped up a historic performance in the YMCA Long Course National Championship.

Bishop Earns Share Of YMCA Long Course National Crown

On Saturday in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Karl Bishop picked up his second gold medal in the YMCA Long Course National Championship.

Sea Dog Swimmers Make Impact In Friday's Section Of The YMCA LC National Championship

On Friday, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Liz Boyer placed fifth in the 400-meter individual medley (5:01.86) in the YMCA Long Course National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club Shines In YMCA LC National Championship

On Thursday in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club members Lily Kurtz (200-meter breaststroke, 2:41.23), Jack Doherty (100-meter butterfly, 56.16), and Brooke Perrotta (100-meter butterfly, 1:01.83) all contributed fourth places in the YMCA Long Course National Championship.

Bishop Defends His YMCA National Swim Title In Record Time

On opening night of the YMCA Long Course National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Karl Bishop defended his crown in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle (15:35.36) on Wednesday and lowered his previous national record (15:47.16) set last year.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

All Signs Pointing To A Town Charter Review
Councilors Express Support For Forming Commission

by Michael Torelli
The Town Council is expected to vote next month as to whether or not they wish to pursue a review and possible revision of the Town Charter.

New Courtyard Walkway.JPGBusy Summer Helped Cheshire Schools Prepare For Start Of Classes

by Michael Torelli
With school starting on Monday, Cheshire School District maintenance staff have been scurrying during the past few weeks to make sure that all of the buildings are prepared for students and staff —both inside and out.

PBC Likes Idea Of Rep For Large Projects

by Michael Torelli
After completing a series of both important and expensive municipal projects, the Public Building Commission is considering hiring owner’s representatives for future construction jobs in an effort to ensure efficiency.

Blois 2.jpgFrom One Coast To Another, Cheshire’s Maria Blois Travels The U.S.A.

by Greg Lederer
Before starting her coast-to-coast trip this summer, Cheshire’s Maria Blois went to the beach in Yorktown, Virginia and dipped the back wheel of her bicycle in the Atlantic Ocean.

OPINION

Opinion_116.jpgBeware Of Outside Help

The goal of anyone attempting a project is to get the job done right.

SPORTS

Sam Simione_0.jpgSimione Commits To Bentley

by Greg Lederer
As a sophomore at Cheshire High School, Sam Simione decided that she wanted to play field hockey in college.

AROUND TOWN

Wallace hotel framed (painting circa 1882).JPGINN & CASINO · HOTEL · COUNTRY CLUB: Rest, Repast And Recreation

by John Rook
Cheshire is old. So old, in fact, its founding predates the formation of the nation by more than 75 years.