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A home on Spring Street is bringing some Christmas cheer from a galaxy far, far away this season.

Judging On Holiday Door Contest To Begin Friday

December 16, 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.

Ball & Socket Display Artist Reception Tomorrow At Library

December 15, 2014 by Special To The ...

A photo display entitled "Capturing the Before," featuring pictures from the Ball & Socket factory, is currently being shown at the Cheshire Public Library and will be available to the public until Jan. 4, 2015. However, tomorrow, the library will play host to an "Artists Reception" to highlight the work of the local photographers featured in the show. The Reception will begin at 6 p.m.

Chesprocott Providing Free Radon Kits In January

December 14, 2014 by Special To The ...

The month of January has been designated as “Radon Awareness Month” by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Connecticut Department of Public Health. January is a time when doors and windows are usually kept closed, making it an ideal time to conduct radon tests.

Memorial For Gozzo To Run Tonight At CHS

December 13, 2014 by Greg Lederer

The Cheshire community is invited to participate in a memorial for 2014 Cheshire High School graduate Isabella Gozzo tonight on the turf at Alumni Field. The event starts at 7 p.m. Gozzo died from injuries sustained in a car accident this morning on Route 9 in Berlin.
A former athlete at CHS, Gozzo was a freshman at Suffolk University in Massachusetts.

CT Blades Girls' Ice Hockey Earns Home Win In Wednesday's Opener

In Wednesday's opener at The Rinks at Shelton, Amity/North Haven/Cheshire Co-Op girls' ice hockey earned a 4-2 win over Ridgefield/Danbury Co-Op.

Lurz, DePaolo Shine In NFL PPK Contest On Sunday

On Sunday, Cheshire youngsters competed in the NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick Regionals in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

CHS Football Comes Up Short In 21st Apple Valley Classic, Ends Season At Southington

On Thanksgiving, Cheshire High School football (6-4) came up short 47-20 at Southington (10-0) in the 21st Apple Valley Classic.

CHS Girls Fall To Rival Southington In 19th Powder Puff Classic

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School girls came up short 34-14 against Southington in the 19th Powder Puff Classic.

Guetens And Boyer Earn Runner-up Times In State Open, Cheshire Swims To Fifth Place And Earns A School Record

On Saturday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive ended the season with a fifth-place finish (331 points) in the State Open final at Yale University's Robert J.H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool.

CA Football Caps Fall Season With Big Win In NEPSAC Wayne Sanborn Bowl

On Saturday, Cheshire Academy football (8-2) picked up their eighth straight win 45-20 over Brunswick School (7-3) in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Wayne Sanborn Bowl.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Will Town Move Toward Automated Trash Pickup?
Change Could Occur If Cost Savings Can Be Achieved, Officials Say

by Michael Torelli
The Town of Cheshire might be moving to an automated trash collection service, if it means some financial savings.

Panel.JPGWorld War II Vets Talk Pearl Harbor, Day Before Anniversary

by Michael Torelli
Cheshire resident Irvin Daubert vividly remembers the day Pearl Harbor was attacked.

Cheshire Town Charter Public Hearing Draws Few Residents

by Michael Torelli
The first formal public hearing on the Town Charter resulted in a sparse public turnout, as only five residents of Cheshire spoke about the document’s contents.

Bridge.JPGAs One Project Ends, Town To Begin Another On West Johnson Ave.

by Michael Torelli
One project on East Johnson Avenue is wrapping up this month while another is slated to begin next year on the street’s western counterpart.

OPINION

Opinion_131.jpgLearn About Pearl Harbor From Those Who Lived It

It was 75 years ago yesterday when the Japanese air force attacked the naval base at Pearl Harbor.

SPORTS

Vicki Palmer.jpgLAX Star To Extend Career

by Greg Lederer
Standing 5 feet tall, Cheshire High School senior lacrosse player Vicki Palmer often looks up to other players when she takes the field.

AROUND TOWN

DePaolo 3, Grace Lurz.jpgTwo Young Athletes Score At Punt, Pass And Kick Regionals

by Greg Lederer

As she took the long ride to Foxboro, Massachusetts last Sunday, Cheshire youngster Grace Lurz felt nerves in anticipation of competing in the NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick Team Championship at Gillette Stadium.