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Many of the students at St. Bridget School could be seen wearing "Happy New Year" caps and plastic necklaces during the school's first assembly, as St. Bridget's new principal Jennifer Furlong kicked off the first day of classes with a unique celebration.

Boy Scouts Collecting Cans And Bottles

December 23, 2013 by Special To The ...

Boy Scouts of America Troop 51 of Cheshire will be collecting redeemable cans and bottles on Jan. 4, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 111 Church Dr. The Scouts will be there ready to accept your donations. The items will be redeemed and Troop 51 will use the funds to purchase camping supplies and equipment. Your support is appreciated!

Drop Off Your Christmas Trees At Transfer Station

December 20, 2013 by Special To The ...

The Public Works Department will be accepting Christmas trees at the former Transfer Station, located at 1286 Waterbury Rd. (Route 70) on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This collection is only for Cheshire residents and only Christmas trees will be accepted. There will be no charge for this collection.

Eagle Scout To Install Granite Benches At Medal Of Honor Plaza

December 19, 2013 by John Rook

This Saturday, Dec. 21, a local Eagle Scout will fulfill his community service project by helping to spruce up the Medal of Honor Plaza at Bartlem Park.
Scout Jeffrey Dickinson of Troop 1 will be on hand to install two granite benches at the Plaza, which will allow individuals to sit and view the monument at the Plaza. It will also allow for sitting during ceremonies.

Library Plans Festive Events

December 18, 2013 by John Rook

Christmas is a week away but the Cheshire Public Library is looking to put everyone in an early holiday state-of-mind beginning today.

CJF Kicks Off New Year On Sunday

Cheshire Junior Football opens on the 2015 season on Sunday.

Cheshire Football Opens Up Pre-season Camp, Will Practice With Berlin On Thursday

Cheshire High School football opened fall practice last Friday.

CHS Teams Start Practice For 2015 Season

Cheshire High School boys' and girls' cross country, field hockey, boys' and girls' soccer, girls' swim and dive, and girls' volleyball teams begin the fall pre-season on Thursday.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Council Approves $54.25 Million Capital Budget
Voters Will Determine Fate Of Six Items At Referendum In November

by Michael Torelli
Town Councilors unanimously approved a $54.25 million five-year capital expenditure plan Tuesday night, of which $10.60 million was allocated for the current fiscal year.

Fortier.JPGCara Fortier Blazing A Trail At Cheshire Police Department

by Michael Torelli
As far back as she could remember, Cara Fortier always wanted to be a police officer.

Review Board Making An Early Impact

by Michael Torelli
Though they have only held a few meetings since initially being formed last spring, the nine-member Juvenile Review Board has served its purpose of providing Cheshire’s youth an option other than the juvenile justice system when faced with a first-time offense.

Barnum.JPGPortion Of Route 10 To Be Renamed In Honor Of Local Heroes

by Michael Torelli
It is not often that a community can say that two of its residents have been honored with the most prestigious military recognition possible.

OPINION

Opinion_63.jpgMake A Decision On CHS Facility

It seems that there is consensus among most on the Cheshire Town Council that the concession stand/bathroom facility at the Maclary Athletic Complex behind Cheshire High School needs extensive work.

SPORTS

RJ Oris_0.jpgCHS Football Is Reloading

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School football enjoyed a resurgence last fall, securing their best win total (8-3) since winning the Class LL title in 2009. For the first time in six years, Cheshire was Southern Connecticut Division I East Champion (3-1), sharing the crown with Notre Dame-West Haven.

AROUND TOWN

Petty Crimes And Misdemeanors

by John Rook
Cheshire has had no shortage of gruesome crimes throughout its history.