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Cheshire High School student Devin Peluso is an aspiring movie maker who has helped organize his school's first Film Festival, being held this Friday. For more on Peluso and the Festival, see the next edition of The Cheshire Herald.

Not Too Early To Plan For Promotions/Graduation

May 20, 2015 by John Rook

Memorial Day is less than a week away, yet plans are already in place for the end of the school year. Once students return to on Tuesday, May 26, they will have a little over three weeks of classes left.
The Cheshire School District has already released its schedule for promotion and graduation ceremonies. They are as follows:

Promotions

June 17
Chapman School 8:30 a.m.

Art Heals Can Help Those Struggling With Medical, Emotional, Or Physical Issues

May 19, 2015 by Special To The ...

Art Heals is a program for Cheshire adult residents who are temporarily or permanently homebound because of a medical, emotional or physical difficulty. There is no charge for participation in the Art Heals program, which involves lessons with a professional art teacher from Artsplace in the client’s home.

Buy Tickets To Travelers Through Rotary Club

May 18, 2015 by John Rook

The Cheshire Rotary club is offering discounted tickets to the Travelers Championship Golf Tournament. The tournament is being held from June 22 to the 28, at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. Golfing greats Sergio Garcia, Brandt Snedeker and Hunter Mahon are just some of golf’s top players who have committed to play in this year's tournament in Connecticut.

Support Local Girl Scout At Fun Fest Today

May 16, 2015 by Special To The ...

After becoming a Juliette in January, Cheshire's Caitlyn Desmond entered the "Frontier Girl Scout Video Challenge" in early March, sponsored by Frontier Communications (formally AT&T), where active Girl Scouts enter videos telling about their Girl Scout experience in the areas of community service, leadership, and technology.

Escoto Succeeds Robertson As Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Coach

Cheshire resident John Escoto has become the new Cheshire American Legion baseball Senior head coach, succeeding Bill Robertson who stepped down after seven seasons at the position.

CHS Boys Swim To Seventh Place In State Open, End Winter Season

On Saturday, Cheshire High School boys' swim secured seventh place (263 points) in the State Open final at Yale University's Robert J.H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool.

CHS Boys Swim To Third Place In Monday's Class LL Final, Capture 400-yard Freestyle Relay Crown

On Monday, Cheshire High School boys' swimming earned third place (474 points) in the Class LL final at Wesleyan University.

Murray Competes Nationally On The Track, Swimmers To Race In Class LL Final On Monday

On Sunday, Cheshire High School junior track runner Brendan Murray posted 16th place (9:18.51) in the boys' championship two-mile in New Balance Indoor Nationals at New York's Armory Track and Field Center.

CHS Ice Hockey Drops Saturday's D-II Quarter To NFI, Swimmers To Compete In Class LL Final On Monday

On Saturday at Milford Ice Pavilion, Cheshire High School ice hockey (sixth seed, 12-10) came up short 2-1 against New Fairfield/Immaculate Co-Op (third, 17-4-2) in the Division II quarterfinals.

Nguyen Dives In Thursday's Class LL Meet, CHS Ice Hockey Has D-II Quarter Postponed To Saturday

On Thursday, Cheshire senior captain Ryan Nguyen finished 31st (109.2) in Class LL Diving at Hamden.

CHS Ice Hockey Explodes For Comeback Win Over Hand On Tuesday, Nguyen To Dive In Class LL Meet On Thursday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (sixth seed, 12-9) came back to beat Daniel Hand (11th, 9-11-1) 5-1 in the Division II First Round at Wesleyan University.

CHS Boys' B-Ball Ends Season At Kennedy For Second Straight Season, Cheshire Skaters To Host Hand On Tuesday

On Monday, Cheshire High School boys' basketball (25th seed, 11-12) fell 54-48 at Kennedy (eighth, 18-5) in the Class LL First Round.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

School Budget Under Scrutiny

by Michael Torelli
The Town Council and Board of Education discussed the proposed School District budget on Tuesday evening, and how everyone plans to handle possible cuts coming from the state level.

artists.JPGArtists With Disabilities Show Off Their Work At Special Exhibit

by Michael Torelli
Charles Michalak has trouble focusing.

Arbitration Panel’s Ruling To Save Town Over $800K

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Board of Education is expected to save over $800,000 after a recent arbitration victory versus the local teachers’ union.

Board Denies Grievance Over Delayed-Opening Pay For Secretaries

by Michael Torelli
Board of Education members last week denied a request from local union workers to be paid for lost hours during two delayed school openings in December.

OPINION

Opinion_146.jpgCheshire Needs To Change Budget Process

According to Councilor Michael Ecke, the advice from the Town of Cheshire’s legal counsel was the same as it’s always been—avoid sending the proposed teachers’ union contract to arbitration.

SPORTS

Sea Dog women's team.jpgSea Dog Women Claim Crown

by Greg Lederer
Upon touching the wall first in the 200-yard butterfly on March 12 at Wesleyan University, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club’s Liz Boyer was delighted to have defended her Short Course Senior Open title.

AROUND TOWN

Top Bar Hive.jpegDancing With BEES

by Michael Torelli
For William Hesbach, beekeeping is more than just a hobby—it’s his passion.