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This year, the 2015 Liberty Bank/Rotary Club Thanksgiving Dinner Drive raised $213,965 and received matching funds of $53,491 from the Liberty Bank Foundation for a grand total of $267,456. The Cheshire Rotary Club and the Liberty Bank branch in Cheshire raised $873, and received matching funds of $218 from the Liberty Bank Foundation, for a total of $1,091. The funds were donated to Cheshire Health and Human Services. Pictured from left is Wendy Stevens; Ellen McKinley, Cheshire Rotary Club; Kristen Schechter and Michael McCarthy, Cheshire Liberty Bank Branch Manager.

Treacherous Roads Creating A Myriad Of Traffic Problems This Morning

March 31, 2014 by John Rook

Police are reporting to numerous stuck vehicles this morning as a winter storm hit the area beginning right around rush hour.
As of 9:41 a.m. officers were responding to a tractor trailer stuck at on the northern section of Jarvis Street, which was blocking one lane of traffic, and a school bus stuck at the intersection of Waterbury and Marion roads.

Pasta Dinner At CUMC Next Weekend

March 29, 2014 by Special To The ...

Cheshire United Methodist Church invites the public to its all-you-can-eat Pasta Dinner next Saturday, April 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. to benefit the UMARMY mission. UMARMY stands for United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth. Each year a group of CUMC youth and adults participate in a week-long mission to help the less fortunate and disadvantaged with home repairs and yard work.

We Are Now On Twitter!

March 28, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Herald is now on Twitter!
Check out our live updates at or scroll down the front page of this website to see what's happening in your town.
If we're at the game, on the scene of an accident, covering a big local government meeting, or previewing a human interest story, you'll hear about it first on our Twitter page.

Suburban Garden Club Offering Scholarship

March 28, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Suburban Garden Club of Cheshire is offering a $500 scholarship to a high school student who will be attending an accredited college or agricultural school with a declared major in horticulture, plant science, environmental science or related fields. For information, contact Susan Cesca, 373 Redstone Dr., Cheshire, CT 06410; or call at (230) 271-1867. Application deadline is April 15.

CHS Field Hockey Comes Up Short Against Wilton In L Final Thriller, Local Swimmers Compete In The State Open

In Saturday's Class L final at Wethersfield, Cheshire High School field hockey (fifth seed, 15-3-2-2) came up short 1-0 against Wilton (sixth, 18-5) in overtime.

CA Girls' Volleyball Outlasts Winchendon In NEPSAC Semis

On Saturday, Cheshire Academy girls' volleyball (18-2) held off Winchendon School 3-2 in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council semifinals.

Local Sisters Shine In Class M Swim Final

Cheshire sisters, senior Jaime Robinson and sophomore Nikki Robinson, competed for Sacred Heart Academy (Hamden) swimming in Wednesday's Class M final at Southern Connecticut State University.

Boyer Wins Class L Butterfly In Record Time, Girls' Volleyball Falls In LL Semis

Cheshire High School sophomore swimmer Liz Boyer made history in Wednesday's Class L final at Wesleyan University, winning the 100-yard butterfly (55.58) in a school record setting time.

CHS Field Hockey Outlasts Glastonbury To Earn Redemption In Class L Semi, Varsity Schedule For Wednesday

In Tuesday's Class L semifinal at Wethersfield, CHS field hockey (fifth seed, 15-3-2-1) beat defending co-champion/top-seeded Glastonbury (16-0-1-1) 2-1 (1-0 in penalty strokes).

CJF Wins Three Title Games

At North Haven Middle School, Cheshire Junior Football defeated Bristol 46-33 to capture the Shoreline Youth Football Conference crown.

SCC Puts Out New Division Alignments For CHS Sports

The Southern Connecticut Conference has announced new two-year divisions for Cheshire High School fall sports.

CHS Girls' Volleyball Rallies To Beat Tomahawks In LL Quarters, Sophomore X-C Runners Compete Regionally In Vermont

In Saturday's Class LL quarterfinal, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (fourth seed, 20-3) came back to win 3-2 (25-15, 18-25, 22-25, 25-16, 15-11) over Glastonbury (fifth, 20-5).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald


PZC Gives Thumbs-Up To Subdivision Plan

by Michael Torelli
Planning and Zoning Commissioners unanimously approved an application to construct a seven-lot subdivision in the area of 678 Coleman Rd., without the addition of an easement which had been requested by one local family.

Buy On Friday, Give On Tuesday
Event Focuses On Donations

by Michael Torelli
While Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer consumers a chance to buy gifts at oftentimes deeply-discounted prices, another event will be urging people to give back to local organizations.

Prague Czech Republic.JPGCheshire’s Brodin Takes Backpacking Adventure Through Europe

by Michael Torelli
After graduating from high school, many individuals are faced with the decision of either heading off to college or getting a job.

Brittingham, Dixon Bid Farewell To BOE

by Michael Torelli
Members of the Cheshire Board of Education and Cheshire School District staff took some time out of their most recent meeting to recognize two members of the Board who will not be returning in December.


Opinion_76.jpgEight Years Later, Review Of PD Likely To Produce Few Results

There is little need to rehash all the old arguments when it comes to what happened in Cheshire on July 23, 2007.


Liz Boyer_1.jpgBoyer Wins Class L Butterfly Title, Breaks Cheshire Swim Record

by Greg Lederer
Minutes before Cheshire High School sophomore swimmer Liz Boyer climbed her block for the 100-yard butterfly on Nov. 18, Head Coach Dan Mascolo briefly mentioned that she could challenge the school record in the Class L final.


Aliens.jpgStory Of Alien Abduction Grabbed National Attention

by John Rook
Alocal newspaper functions as the eyes and ears of a community.