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Crews began tearing down the Winslow Road home where a Cheshire woman, Beverly Mitchell, was found dead on June 14, after officials say the first floor of the structure collapsed under the weight of items collected by Mitchell. The Town of Cheshire was able to secure permission from Mitchell's next of kin to demolish the structure, after they waved any rights to the property or possessions found inside the home. For more on this, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Cheshire Business Honored As One Of Fastest Growing Technology Companies

August 5, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Connecticut Technology Council and Inc. Magazine have each recognized Logo'd Softwear Inc. of Cheshire as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the state and the country. The company, a leader in mass customized sportswear, has been an e-commerce pioneer since its formation 16 years ago.

Town Extends Electricity Contract

August 4, 2011 by Josh Morgan

The Town of Cheshire extended its electricity purchase contract for one more year until 2015, a move that should save it more than $20,000 annually.

Flag Count Gauges Town's Patriotism During Fourth Of July

August 3, 2011 by Special To The ...

The annual tradition of flag counting continued this year, as Masons from Temple Lodge 16 scoured the town over the Fourth of July holiday to see who had a flag, or some red, white, and blue decoration out front of their home. The numbers were tabulated and it was determined that 27 percent of homes surveyed had some patriotic decoration outside.

To see how your street did, see below:

Local Music Comes To Elim Park Tomorrow

August 2, 2011 by Special To The ...

Elim Park, 150 Cook Hill Road, is pleased to support local musicians with a summer concert provided by the Cheshire Community Band tomorrow, August 3, at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an assortment of musical pieces from Broadway medleys and patriotic classics to big band favorites. The band consists of volunteer musicians from Cheshire and surrounding communities.

The Big Dig: The Art Of Excavation

August 1, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Big Dig: The Art Of Excavation

How does an excavation work?

PZC Delays Vote On Old Towne Commons

July 30, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Local developer Paul Bowman will have to wait until September to learn if his proposed plan to build restaurants, office space, and condominiums along South Main street is approved.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Holds Off Host Stamford, Wins First Regional Crown

On Tuesday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (29-10) beat host Stamford (31-6-1) 7-5 to capture the program's first Southern Division Super Regional Tournament at Cubeta Stadium.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Shuts Down Defending Champion Branford

On Sunday, at Cubeta Stadium in Stamford, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (28-10) posted a 2-0 shutout of defending state champ Branford (32-3) in the Super Regional Tournament.

Cheshire American Legion Baseball Rallies To Beat Host Stamford In Super Regionals

On Saturday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (27-10) came from behind to beat host Stamford (29-5-1) 5-4 in 10 innings at Cubeta Stadium.

Harding Attends WPSL Semis

In the first of two Women's Premier Soccer League semifinals on Saturday, Cailynn Harding and Connecticut Football Club (CFC) Passion lost 2-0 to the Houston Aces at Arundel High School (Gambrills, Maryland).

Cheshire Girls Win LAX Title In Newington!

At Clem Lemire Recreation Complex in Newington, Cheshire girls' lacrosse won the 13-U Nutmeg State Games Tournament on Saturday.

Branco Oversaw Ultimate Soccer Academy This Week In Cheshire

The Ultimate Soccer Academy camp ran this week at Quinnipiac Park.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Sweeps Trumbull, Wins Sectional Finals At CHS

After forfeiting a game they led 8-2 in the eighth inning yesterday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (26-10) beat Trumbull 10-4 and 12-2 at Cheshire High School to win the Southern Division Sectional finals 2-1.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Forfeits Sectional Opener To Trumbull

On Wednesday, at Cheshire High School, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (fourth seed, 24-10) lost the first game of the Southern Division Sectional finals in unusual fashion.

Cheshire Field Hockey League Is Running In Full Swing

Cheshire Field Hockey League is currently running on Mondays at Cheshire High School's Alumni Field.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Residents Rail Against Drive-Thru

by Michael Torelli
There is no mistaking where neighboring residents stand on the issue of a Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru being installed in a gas station off of West Main Street.

Robots.JPGGetting Up Close And Personal With Robots

by Michael Torelli
Cones were stationed around a couple of Cheshire Public Library parking spaces on July 10 for a special event.

Arizon Contract In Holding Pattern
Vacations And Objections To Agreement Delay Pool Cover Design

by Michael Torelli
To some, summer is a time for relaxation and vacation. For others, such as those trying to finalize the contract with Missouri-based Arizon Structures, LLC to build a tension membrane cover over the Cheshire Community Pool, summer can be a difficult time.

Schiaroli.JPGAfter 25 Years, Building Official Schiaroli Retiring

by Michael Torelli
Bert Schiaroli can recite residential building code and knows his way around construction sites. For the past 25 years, Schiaroli has been the man responsible for making sure that the work completed in this community rose to the standards set by Town of Cheshire.

OPINION

Opinion_16.jpgA Swing And Miss For Trumbull

In the end, the controversy surrounding Cheshire American Legion’s first game against Trumbull had little bearing on the outcome of the short three-game series. Cheshire was able to sweep a double-header on Thursday, July 24, meaning they advanced in the postseason, ready to play another day.

SPORTS

Jon Koski_0.jpgForfeit Is Story Of Baseball Opener

by Greg Lederer
On July 23, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball looked to be well on the verge of taking their Sectional finals opener against Trumbull at Cheshire High School. But, with an 8-2 lead heading into the top of the eighth inning, the game ended abruptly in controversial fashion.

AROUND TOWN

File Photo - Lonergan back right, playing bassoon.jpgBassoonist Sue Lonergan And CSO: A Perfect Fit

by John Rook
There are few instruments as distinctly recognizable as a bassoon.
While the untrained eye may not be able to decipher between a violin and viola, or quickly tell the difference between a bass and electric guitar, the bassoon offers no such issues.