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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5), on right, and her opponent, Republican Clay Cope, third from left, recently squared off at their sixth and final debate, held Tuesday at Cheshire High School. For more on their forum, see this week's The Cheshire Herald.

Residents Raise Issues About Culvert Replacement, Pond Dredging

August 17, 2016 by michael torelli

Only three members of the public addressed the Council during last night's public hearing on the proposed $59.91 five-year capital budget, one resident of whom was concerned about a public works project slated to be completed next to her property.

First Congregational Planning Eight-Week Bereavement Group

August 16, 2016 by Special To The ...

Cheshire’s First Congregational Church will host an eight week bereavement group beginning Oct. 13, and concluding Dec. 8. There will be no session the week of Thanksgiving.
The meetings will be HELD at the church—111 Church Dr.—on the Green in the center of town. All are welcome. There is no charge.

CHS Named One Of Newsweek's Top 500 Schools

August 15, 2016 by John Rook

Before the new year even officially begins, Cheshire High School is receiving accolades.
Newsweek last week revealed its annual Top 500 High Schools in America list, and CHS made the grade. The school was ranked as the 371st best high school in the nation by the popular magazine. CHS was one of only 16 schools in Connecticut to make the list.

Dance Workshop Kicks Off Next Week

August 13, 2016 by Special To The ...

A free beginner dance workshop will be taught at the Cheshire Public Library. Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to experience an Irish dance lesson taught by certified Irish dance teacher Irene Horgan from the Horgan Academy of Irish Dance. The dance workshop will be held in the Mary Baldwin Room on the main level of the Cheshire Library, 104 Main St., beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19.

CHS Girls' Volleyball Sweeps Lions On Senior Night, Varsity Slate For Wednesday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (14-3, Hammonasset Division Champion at 7-0) swept Foran (10-9) 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-22) on Senior Night and won the regular-season series.

CHS Girls' Soccer Avenges Loss On Senior Night, Boys' Team Ties At Branford

On Monday, Cheshire High School girls' soccer (13-2, Housatonic Division Champion at 7-0) defeated Shelton (9-6-1) 5-3 for their seventh straight win and avenged a 1-0 loss from Oct. 1.

CA Football Earns Fourth Straight Victory On Saturday

On Saturday, Cheshire Academy football (4-2) won 49-34 at Loomis Chaffee School to extend their win streak to four games.

CHS Field Hockey Shuts Out Hamden In Saturday's Senior Night, Stevens Ties Career Shutout Mark

On Saturday, Cheshire High School field hockey (12-0-2-1, 10-0-1 in Southern Connecticut Conference) used three second-half goals to beat Hamden (9-4-1) 3-0 and earn their third consecutive shutout win on Senior Night.

CHS Football Shuts Down Fairfield Prep In Home Victory

On Friday, Cheshire High School football (5-1) defeated Fairfield Prep (4-2) 10-0 to earn the program's first rivalry win since 2009.

CHS Boys' Soccer Earns Road Win To Secure Oronoque Division Crown On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School boys' soccer (9-1-4, 5-0-2 in Oronoque Division) posted a 1-0 victory at Guilford (7-4-4, 5-2-1) to clinch the division crown.

CHS Cross Country Teams Shine In Thursday's SCC Meet, Rams Girls' V-Ball Clinches Division Crown, Field Hockey Squad Posts Road Shutout

On Thursday, Cheshire High School cross country teams excelled in the Southern Connecticut Conference Championship at East Shore Park.

CHS Soccer Teams Post Shutouts On Wednesday, Varsity Slate For Thursday

On Wednesday, the Cheshire High School girls' soccer team (12-2, Housatonic Division Champion at 7-0) recorded their sixth straight victory 2-0 over Guilford (9-4-1).

CHS Girls' Swim And Dive And Girls' Soccer Clinch Titles On Monday, Cheshire Field Hockey And Boys' Soccer Earn 5-0 Shutouts

On Monday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (11-0) defeated Lauralton Hall (8-2) 98-75 to win their third straight Southern Connecticut Conference Division I regular season crown outright on Senior Night.

CHS Boys' Soccer Shuts Out Wilbur Cross On Senior Night, Branco Earns His 250th Win As Head Coach

On Saturday, Cheshire High School boys' soccer (6-1-4, 3-0-2 in Oronoque Division) defeated Wilbur Cross (9-3, 3-3) 1-0 for the second time this year.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald


Charter Revision Commission Takes Shape

by Michael Torelli
An 11-member commission has officially been organized to begin the process of reviewing and possibly revising Cheshire's Town Charter.

Suzio-Bartolomeo.jpgBartolomeo, Suzio Square Off In Another Heated Battle For Senate

by Michael Torelli
A former state senator is hoping that the third time is the charm, as he takes on an opponent who has beaten him in the last two elections.

District Not Standing Pat
Work On CHS Concession Facility May Begin By Nov. 1

by Michael Torelli
Town and Cheshire School District officials hope to see a new concession stand and bathroom facility sitting outside of Cheshire High School come spring now that a contractor has been selected.

Giving Back To Troops ... With Treats

by John Rook
Military men and women serving overseas are many times looking for a connection back home.


Opinion_124.jpgFocus On The Big Issues In Hartford

On Wednesday evening, residents had the chance to hear directly from those running to represent them in Hartford for the next two years.


Danielle Dietrich_0.jpgCHS Girls Clinch SCC Three-peat In The Pool

by Greg Lederer
The theme “There is No Place Like Home” was an apt choice for Cheshire High School girls’ swim and dive Senior Night.


15.jpgCA Hockey Gets Rare Opportunity

by Greg Lederer
When Kevin Cunningham accepted the opportunity to coach the Cheshire Academy ice hockey program back in May, he had no idea that his team would match up against some of the best players in China.