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Michael Durkee was promoted to the rank of sergeant last week during a promotion ceremony for members of the Cheshire Police Department. Retired Probate Judge Ray Voelker and Police Chief Neil Dryfe also signed off on the documents during the event, which was held at Town Hall. For more on the changes at the CPD, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Cheshire Football Earns First Win In A Big Way

September 21, 2013 by Greg Lederer

In Friday's home opener at Alumni Field, Cheshire High School football (1-1) earned their first win 47-7 against Lyman Hall (0-2). The Rams had a 40-0 advantage at halftime. Scoring summary:
First Quarter
10-yard touchdown by junior Jack Cunningham (10:54) 7-0, CHS
Point after touchdown from sophomore Matt D'Andrea was good

Trolley Tour Of Cheshire Street On Tap For Next Weekend

September 21, 2013 by John Rook

The first ever trolley tour of historic Cheshire will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29. Organized by the Cheshire Historical Society and the Cheshire Historic District Commission, the tour will explore the Cheshire Street area of town. There will be three 90-minute narrated tours on a comfortable trolley (bus).

School District Gets Portion Of State Grant To Help With Security

September 20, 2013 by John Rook

The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December still loom like a dark cloud over all school districts in Connecticut.
Since then, administrators have been looking for ways to beef up security around school buildings.
In Cheshire, certain steps have been taken already, such as a check-in desk in the front lobby of Cheshire High School and security cameras.

Meet Democratic Candidates This Weekend

September 19, 2013 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Democratic Party will hold an open house at its headquarters located at 314 West Main St. (formerly Pink Petunia) this Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. All are invited to meet the Democratic candidates running for Town Council, Board of Education, Planning and Zoning, Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Tax Assessment Review, and Constables. Be informed when voting on Nov.

Baron Appraisals Beats Vic House To Secure Cheshire Women's Softball Three-Peat

At Cheshire High School, Baron Appraisals (2-0) defeated Vic House 17-15 to sweep the Cheshire Women's Softball League finals.

Inaugural Theresa's Battleship Fundraiser To Raise Money For Cancer Research In Connecticut

The First Annual Theresa's Battleship Fundraiser is scheduled for this Saturday at the Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department at 559 South Main Street.

Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Wraps Up Year Against Waterbury, Falls Short Of State Title Defense

In Super Regionals action at Palmer Field in Middletown, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (23-9) fell 5-3 against Waterbury (27-5) to finish the year.

Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Drops Thriller With Stamford, Juniors Fall At Southington

In Saturday's Super Regionals action at Palmer Field in Middletown, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (23-8) fell 7-6 to Stamford (27-3) in 12 innings.

Cheshire AL Baseball Rallies By Hamden To Sweep Sectionals And Return To Final Four, Juniors Win In Avon

On Thursday at Cheshire High School, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (fourth seed, 23-7) rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat Hamden (13th, 21-13) 3-2 in 10 innings at CHS to sweep their Southern Division Sectional series.

Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Defeats Hamden In Wednesday's Game One Of Sectionals

On Wednesday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (fourth seed, 22-7) beat Hamden (13th, 21-12) 13-2 in the Southern Division Sectionals Game One.

American Legion Junior Baseball Falls At Southington, Seniors To Host Hamden On Wednesday

In the Northern Division Second Round of the state tournament, Cheshire American Legion Junior baseball (fifth seed, 21-9) came up short 4-1 at Southington (fourth, 20-6).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Off To The Races!
Democrats, Republicans Pick Their Candidates For Local Seats

by Michael Torelli
With local elections coming in November, the Democratic and Republican Town Committees announced their slates of candidates this week.

Garden.JPGNew Garden Promises To Keep Memory Of Cheshire’s Pina Jaroslow Alive

by Michael Torelli
Jenna Jaroslow quipped that, if someone served food to her mother, Pina Jaroslow, at a restaurant, he or she could expect to receive a Christmas card that year.

First Look At Proposed Capital Budget

by Michael Torelli
Town Manager Michael Milone has proposed a $54.86 million five-year capital expenditure plan for Fiscal Years 2015-2019, $14.71 million of which is designated for the upcoming fiscal year.

BRAVE_0.JPGBRAVE Posters Make Patriotic Additions To Town Hall

by Michael Torelli
When students from Cheshire High School invited local veterans to a Memorial Day luncheon, a day that honors fallen servicemen and women, the classmates lined the West Gym with poster boards full of information on World War II.

OPINION

Opinion_60.jpgTown Should Appreciate Candidates

One look at the candidate lists for both the Cheshire Republican and Democratic parties shows that there will be a lot of familiar names on the ballot come this year’s November elections.

SPORTS

Waldron 2.jpgAL Senior Baseball Falls In Super Regionals

by Greg Lederer
Last summer, Cheshire American Legion senior baseball celebrated their first state title.

AROUND TOWN

A Poisonous Personality

by John Rook
Motive. It is the key to many a criminal case.