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Photo courtesy of Thomas Mulholland
The spirits are set to come alive again at Hillside Cemetery as Thomas Mulholland (front) and a group of actors are preparing to tell some of Cheshire's most interesting tales. For more on the upcoming event, see next week's Cheshire Herald.

Cheshire Police Looking For Toy Donations

December 7, 2013 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Police Department is holding it’s annual toy drive to assist those in need in and around the community. A toy collection box is located in the Police Department lobby for donations of unwrapped toys.
Donations will be accepted 24 hours a day until Christmas.Toy and gifts for children ages 12-16 are especially needed. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Plenty Of Holiday-Themed Events This Weekend

December 6, 2013 by John Rook

It's hard to believe but the holiday season is in full swing. Thanksgiving has come and gone as has Hanukkah, and Christmas is a mere 19 days away.
If you're looking to get into some holiday cheer, think about filling your weekend schedule with a few of these fun local events:

Today, Dec. 6

Sensitive Santa
Cheshire Fitness Zone Pediatric Therapy

First-Come First-Served For Christmas Trees at Calvary Life Family Worship Center

December 5, 2013 by John Rook

If you're looking to spruce up your holiday decorations, join Calvary Life Family Worship Center on Saturday, Dec. 14 as they hand out free Christmas trees. The event will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Center, 174 East Main St.

Join CHS Music Department For Winter Concert

December 4, 2013 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire High School Music Department will hold its annual Instrumental Music Winter Concert on Thursday, Dec. 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in CHS’s Thorp Auditorium, 525 South Main St. The CHS Concert Band, String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and Marching Ram Band all will be featured.

CHS Varsity Slate For Friday

Friday's Cheshire High School varsity sports schedule:

CHS Girls' Volleyball Avenges Only Loss Against Mercy, Varsity Slate For Thursday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (9-1, 3-0 in Housatonic Division) swept Mercy (7-4) 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-11) to earn their eighth straight win and avenge their only loss (3-1) from Sept. 14.

Pierpont Posts OT Game-Winner For CHS Field Hockey, Girls' Volleyball To Host Mercy On Wednesday

In overtime on Tuesday, Cheshire High School field hockey (5-2-1-1) picked up a 1-0 victory at Branford (4-2-0-1).

CHS Girls' Swim And Dive And Boys' Soccer Stay Unbeaten On Monday, Volleyball Extends Win Streak

On Monday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive earned a 97-73 victory over Mercy (2-5) at Hamden Hall.

CJF Fourth Grade Reaches 3-1, Sunday's Schedule

Last Sunday, Cheshire Junior Football fourth grade (3-1) posted a 26-0 shutout of host Wallingford.

CA Football Wins Home Opener

In Saturday's home opener, Cheshire Academy football (1-1) picked up their first win 42-14 over Avon Od Farms School.

CHS Girls' Soccer Earns Road Win On Saturday

On Saturday, Cheshire High School girls' soccer (3-3-2, 1-1-2 in Housatonic Division) won 2-1 at Joel Barlow (3-2-3).

CHS Cross Country Teams Shine In Nonnewaug Invite, Field Hockey And Girls' Volleyball Earn Road Wins

In Friday's Nonnewaug Invite, Cheshire High School cross country teams both secured medals.

CHS Girls' Volleyball, Soccer Teams Sweep On Thursday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School boys' soccer (7-0, 4-0 in Housatonic Division) remained unbeaten with a 2-1 win at Sheehan (2-2-2, 2-1-1).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald


1-(l to r) Dodd Principal Jeffrey Solan and Superintendent of Schools Greg Florio.jpgFlorio Stepping Down As Superintendent

by Michael Torelli
Cheshire Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio recently announced that he will be leaving his position after being hired as executive director of the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), an organization that provides programs and services to 35 school districts in 36 towns in the Greater Hartford area.

No Word On Zone Change

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing open for the third time regarding a zone text change to allow working farms to host fee-based outdoor events on site.

Candidates Grapple With Balance Between Growth And Tradition

by Michael Torelli
When Cheshire was first founded, residents prided themselves on being a part of a small farming community.

Neighbors Voice Concerns About Coleman Road Subdivision Plan

by Michael Torelli
Residents from Tamarack Road and the surrounding area recently attended a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to raise concerns about a proposed subdivision off of Coleman Road.


Opinion_69.jpgFlorio Tenure A Success

For more than two decades, Greg Florio has been a part of Cheshire education. Hired in 1991, he moved his way up through the ranks of the School District’s administration, eventually being named Superintendent 11 years ago.


Panru Jing.jpgRams Riding Hot Streaks

by Greg Lederer
Winners of seven straight matches, Cheshire High School girls’ volleyball (8-1, 3-0 in Housatonic Division) is gaining momentum at the mid-way point of the regular season.


billiard.JPGLukas Fracasso-Verner Lining Up His Shot To Compete In China

by Michael Torelli
Enter Yale Billiards of Wallingford, and chances are you might run into Lukas Fracasso-Verner.