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Tracey Harrington/Cheshire Herald
Last month, a large crowd turned out to give blood at the Katherine Toce Memorial Blood Drive.

Man Killed Off Mount Sanford Road

July 15, 2014 by michael torelli

A pedestrian was killed Monday afternoon after being hit by a car on Mount Sanford Road, police have confirmed.
Cheshire resident Benjamin Feinn, 75, was found lying dead in the street after being struck by a commercial vehicle, according to the Cheshire Police Department.
George Matar of Milford, 54, was driving the motor vehicle. Matar sustained no injuries.

BREAKING NEWS: Tonight's Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Game Postponed

July 14, 2014 by Greg Lederer

Due to rain and field conditions, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (21-8, 17-7 in Zone 3) has postponed tonight's game against division leader Middletown (19-5) at Cheshire High School.
Cheshire hosts them on Tuesday at 5:45 p.m.

Pick Up Your Absentee Ballot Ahead Of Primary

July 14, 2014 by Special To The ...

Cheshire Town Clerk Carolyn Z. Soltis would like to remind registered Republican voters that absentee ballot applications for the August 12 Primary for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor and Comptroller will be available beginning July 22. An application for an absentee ballot must be completed, signed and returned to the Town Clerk before an absentee ballot can be issued.

Friends of Boulder Knoll To Hold Two Food Gatherings

July 13, 2014 by Special To The ...

Friends of Boulder Knoll, Inc., a local educational and advocacy group, announces its two upcoming fundraising dinners on the farm. All proceeds from the event will benefit Friends of Boulder Knoll’s educational programming and donations of healthy local produce to area soup kitchens. Both events will take place at Boulder Knoll Community Farm, located at 875 Boulder Road in Cheshire.

CHS Varsity Spring Sports Slate For Monday

CHS Varsity Spring Sports Slate For Monday

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Tennis, And LAX Teams Sweep On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School softball (11-0, 5-0 in Housatonic Division) extended their undefeated season with an 11-0 win at North Haven (5-6).

CHS Girls' Tennis, Boys' Volleyball Earn Victories On Thursday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' tennis (8-1) picked up their eighth consecutive victory 4-3 over Guilford (4-4).

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Lacrosse, And Tennis Teams Secure Victories On Wednesday

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School softball (10-0, 5-0 in Housatonic Division) remained unbeaten with a 17-3 victory over Lyman Hall (5-6, 1-4).

CHS Track And Field Teams, Girls' Lacrosse, Boys' Volleyball, and Girls' Golf Earn Wins On Tuesday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School outdoor track and field teams extended strong seasons at Sheehan.

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Lacrosse, and Tennis Teams Earn Victories On Monday

On Monday, Cheshire High School softball (9-0, 4-0 in Housatonic Division) posted a 2-0 shutout of Amity (7-2, 3-1).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Hickory Hill Pulls Application

by Michael Torelli
A local orchard owner recently withdrew his application asking for approval to host outdoor, fee-based events on his property.

monument_0.JPGPutting A Fresh Face On An Old Town Landmark

by Michael Torelli
Memorial Day is often a somber time meant to remember fallen servicemen and women who died while serving their country.

BOE May Slash Initiatives

by Michael Torelli
The Board of Education is dealing with realities of a less-than-desired budget, after the Town Council adopted a $107.87 million budget earlier this month, $69.39 million of which was reserved for the Cheshire School District.

Revamped 911 System To Improve Town Service

by Michael Torelli
A new dispatch program installed at the Cheshire Police Department is expected to provide more efficient handling of emergency calls.

OPINION

Opinion_100.jpgA Tale Of Two Proposals

The Planning and Zoning Commission has dominated local news lately, as the group has considered two highly-controversial proposals.

SPORTS

Julie Roche_0.jpgGirls’ LAX Team Has Found Momentum

by Greg Lederer
After an inconsistent start to the spring season, the Cheshire High School girls’ lacrosse team has found rhythm of late, building a four-game win streak.

AROUND TOWN

Spark 1.jpg“Spark” Lit An Unintended Fuse

by John Rook
The year was 1970. The nation was in the midst of the Vietnam War, and the homefront was becoming yet another battlefield in the conflict.