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Photo courtesy of Renee Hryniewicz
Cheshire's Renee Hryniewicz had the opportunity to teach students in China this past summer. To learn more about her experience, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

All Hurdles Cleared For Full-Day Kindergarten As Council Approves Transfer Of Funds

May 14, 2014 by John Rook

It appears that full-day kindergarten will become a reality for Cheshire, as early as next school year, after the Cheshire Town Council agreed to reallocate $255,000 to the Board of Education on Tuesday night.
The money was moved from the BOE capital budget into the operating budget, where it will be used to help institute full-day kindergarten. The action was approved by a 6-3 vote.

No Action Taken On Pool Height Zoning Change

May 13, 2014 by John Rook

The Planning and Zoning Commission did not take any action Monday evening on a possible change to zoning regulations that would allow the planned tension membrane covering over the Cheshire Community Pool to be built.

PZC To Discuss Community Pool Tonight

May 12, 2014 by michael torelli

The Planning and Zoning Commission is holding a public hearing and special meeting tonight in the Town Hall’s Council Chambers.

Get Into The "Spirit," Volunteer For Historical Society Cemetery Tour

May 10, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Historical Society is planning its "Spirits Alive" Cemetery Tour for Oct. 17, 18, 2014. The Society is seeking volunteer actors to play the roles of historic personages who are buried in Hillside Cemetery. Brothers, Stephen and Thomas Mulholland, are chairing this event.

BREAKING: CHS Games Postponed On Friday

May 9, 2014 by Greg Lederer

Two Cheshire High School varsity teams, both winners of three straight, have rescheduled contests on Friday:
Girls' Tennis (6-4)
CHS will play host Lyman Hall (3-9) on May 19 at Doolittle Park. Start time is 3:45 p.m.
Softball (9-2, 4-1 in Housatonic Division)

Jalowiec Endorsed By Cheshire Republicans

May 9, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Republican Town Committee announced this week that, by a unanimous vote, it has decided to once again endorse Judge Matt Jalowiec for the 18th Probate District. Jaloweic has served as judge for the Probate Court for the last four years.

CHS Sports Begin Fall Practice

Cheshire High School cross country, field hockey, soccer, girls' swim and dive, and girls' volleyball opened fall pre-season on Saturday.

CJF Hosted Pre-season Jamboree On Saturday

Cheshire Junior Football is preparing for the 2014 season!

Rams Football Has Kicked Off Conditioning

On Monday, Cheshire High School football started conditioning for the 2014 campaign.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Council Chips In For Plant
Contractor’s Mistake Requires Town Appropriation

by Michael Torelli
The Town of Cheshire was recently required to front a supplemental appropriation of $25,000 because of problems at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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A Touch Of Magic Comes To Cheshire Library

by Michael Torelli
Cards, paper clips, rope, rubber bands, and strings littered the Mary Baldwin Room at Cheshire Public Library late last week.

Trail Parking Lot Approved

by Michael Torelli
Life promises to become easier for those looking to take advantage of the Cheshire Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, as five acres of land on Jarvis Street will soon be turned into a 74-space parking lot.

Grange.JPGGrange Fair Celebrates 130 Years In Style

by Michael Torelli
The sounds of goats and aroma of country cooking filled the air this past weekend, as the 130th Annual Cheshire Grange Community Fair commenced.

OPINION

Opinion_19.jpgBartlem Parking A Safety Issue

Cheshire Parks and Recreation Director Bob Ceccolini has it right when he says that the situation at Bartlem Park just isn’t fair. While some students have been forking over a tidy sum for the right to park at Bartlem, others have simply been cherry-picking open spots near the Community Pool or Yellow House, free of charge (see page 2 for story).

SPORTS

Collin Jordan_4.jpgJordan To Take Court At ECSU

by Greg Lederer
For the last four seasons, Collin Jordan was a fixture in the Cheshire High School boys’ basketball lineup.

AROUND TOWN

Leo.JPGVersatility Key To Leo Lavallee’s Musical Success

by John Rook
There are certain things that tie musicians to their music.