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A new 11-unit housing development was recently approved for the property at 138 Highland Ave., which currently houses two buildings that are planned to be removed. For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Get Read For Spring With The Cheshire Herald Special Section

March 16, 2013 by John Rook

The weather might still be a bit chilly outside but spring is in the air.
That means all those projects you've been putting off until the sun starts shining and all the snow finally melts away will soon be staring you in the face.
Want to get jump on those home improvements you're planning?

Never Too Early To Think About Memorial Day Parade

March 15, 2013 by Special To The ...

It's not too early to start thinking about Memorial Day and the Veterans Council of Cheshire invites local organizations to participate in the Memorial Day Parade, to be held on Sunday, May 26 at 1:30 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday, June 2 at 1:30 p.m.) The two mile parade begins at Highland Elementary School and proceeds along Rt. 10 to Cheshire High School.

Street Sweeping To Begin April 1

March 14, 2013 by Special To The ...

The Director of Public Works, George Noewatne, would like to advise all residents that the Town of Cheshire will commence sweeping sand from town roads on Monday, April 1.
Sweeping operations will begin in the southwest corner of town and will progress during the next several weeks. A map of the areas to be swept is posted in the Public Works Department at Town Hall.

Bubble Covering Cannot Be Saved

March 13, 2013 by Josh Morgan

The bubble covering the Cheshire Community Pool has been deemed a total loss by the Town of Cheshire's insurance company.

Bishop Captures First State Open Titles At Yale Pool

At Yale University's Robert J.H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool, Cheshire High School boys' swim nabbed fifth place (252.5 points) in the State Open final.

Bishop Takes Home Two Class LL Titles, Cheshire Boys' Swim Takes Third Place

At Wesleyan University's Freeman Athletic Center, Cheshire High School boys' swim earned third place (442) in the Class LL final.

CHS Ice Hockey Drops D-II Quarter To Conard, Boys To Swim In Class LL Qualifying On Saturday

In Friday's Division II quarterfinal at Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport, Cheshire High School ice hockey (ninth seed, 9-11-2) came up short 4-2 against Conard (top, 16-6).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Cemetery Plan Approved By Planning And Zoning

by Michael Torelli
After three meetings on the matter, the Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission approved a special permit application on March 23 to allow a 2,150-plot cemetery to be built at 220 Realty Dr.

DSC_0024_2.JPGFull Steam Ahead: The Community Pool Project Finally On Track

by Michael Torelli
For likely the first time since the collapse of the first bubble, Town officials received news about the Cheshire Community Pool tension membrane project that was not negative.

Battling Back: CHS Grad Recounts Tale Of Addiction And Recovery

by John Rook
For Jack Donahue, it was supposed to be the best of days.

New, Non-Tenured Teachers’ Status In Limbo
Contracts Not Renewed For 30 Faculty Members As Budget Will Determine How Many Are Retained

by Michael Torelli
Approximately 30 employees hired by the Cheshire Board of Education are at risk of being shown the door due to uncertainties regarding the Board’s operating budget request.

SPORTS

Maggie O'Reilly_1.jpgO’Reilly To Join Larson In College Ranks

by Greg Lederer
When senior Maggie O’Reilly joined the Cheshire High School field hockey program four years ago, she had never played the sport or picked up a stick before.

AROUND TOWN

Boot Camp 1.jpgBooting The Boot Camp A Fight Ultimately Lost

Cheshire is recognized for many things. It has what is considered to be one of the best school systems in the state. It is, according to its own motto, the bedding capital of Connecticut, with a rich history of agriculture that lives on to this day.