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James Brandolini/Cheshire Herald
Alexandra Pelletier is a multi-sport star at Cheshire High School, but she will be focused on one sport in particular when she heads off to college in the fall. For more on her story, see this week's Cheshire Herald.

Holiday Door Contest Ready For 60th Year

November 21, 2014 by Special To The ...

Once again, the Cheshire Garden Club will hold its annual Door Decorating Contest. The contest is open to all Cheshire residents as well as public establishments. Choose from the following categories: 
1. Holiday door. 
2. Entire front yard.
3. Holiday youth motif. 
4. Garden Club member only. 
5. Vintage home. 
6. Public/Business.

"Apollo 13" Being Shown Tonight At Elim Park

November 21, 2014 by Special To The ...

Tonight at 7 p.m. at Elim Park’s Nelson Hall, the Cheshire Republican Town Committee will be hosting a free showing of the inspiring film, “Apollo 13.” The movie documents the courageous battle of American astronauts and the talented scientists trying to safely guide their crippled spacecraft back to earth. This true story is a timeless illustration of American ingenuity and can-do spirit.

Board Of Education Meets Tonight

November 20, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Board of Education will meet tonight for their regularly scheduled business meeting, with one of the agenda items being a discussion about the medical benefits fund.

Cheshire Singers Joining Elm City Girls' Choir For Holiday Concert

November 19, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Elm City Girls’ Choir, with many choristers from Cheshire, has announced that its annual Holiday Classics Concert will be held on Friday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Spring Glen Church in Hamden. Repertoire will include Benjamin Britten’s "A Ceremony of Carols," as well as traditional carols and contemporary holiday favorites.

Cunningham Earns First Victory Of The Year, CHS Girls' Basketball And Ice Hockey Pick Up Big Wins

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School skiing went a combined 7-3 at Mount Southington.

CHS Ice Hockey Rallies By Host Indians, Basketball Teams Earn Sweep

On Friday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (6-5-1) scored five straight goals to defeat host North Haven (2-5-1) 5-2 at Northford Ice Pavilion.

CHS Skiing Fares Well In Second Meet, Wrestling And Girls' Ice Hockey Drop Contests

On Wednesday, the Cheshire High School ski teams competed in their second meet at Mount Southington.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Board Approves $70 Million Budget
Members Tack More Than $500,000 Onto Superintendent’s Original Recommendation

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio’s budget proposal last night, but with some additional changes.

swimming.jpgMeeting The Needs Of Cheshire Swimmers

by Michael Torelli
Cheshire Aquatics Director Sheila Adams has proven that, even though the Community Pool is closed indefinitely, you cannot keep her out of the water.

Where’s The Ladder Truck?
Some Question Delay In Purchasing New Fire Truck

by Michael Torelli
Taxpayers in Cheshire approved a $1.08 million referendum question last November which provided the Cheshire Fire Department with enough funding to purchase a new aerial ladder truck.

CHS Heating Pipe_0.JPGCold Winter Weather Has Caused Problems At School Buildings

by Michael Torelli
Last week’s cold snap resulted in the Cheshire School District having to shell out a few dollars for repairs for burst pipes and boiler issues.

OPINION

Opinion_38.jpgPatience Needed When It Comes To Ladder Truck

Government, whether at the local, state, or federal level, oftentimes gives its citizens plenty of reason for frustration.

SPORTS

Heath Post.jpgCHS Earns Key Division Victory

by Greg Lederer
On Tuesday, Cheshire High School boys’ basketball (7-3, 4-0 in Housatonic Division) rode a fast start into a 72-66 win at Shelton. Both teams entered unbeaten in the division.

pittsley.JPGJube Road Journeys Through Cheshire’s Lesser Known Past

by Michael Torelli
As a fourth-generation resident of Cheshire, Christine Pittsley always had an interest in her hometown—a quintessential farming community that traces its founding back to the 1700s.