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Cheshire resident Joellen Putnam has dedicated the past year to holding prayer gatherings at two local churches, where she and fellow Christians connect to pray for those battling cancer. For more on Putnam and her ministry, see an upcoming edition of The Cheshire Herald.

Grange Fair Plans Plenty Of Entertainment This Weekend

August 21, 2014 by Special To The ...

For the past 130 years, Cheshire locals have been competing to grow the tallest sunflower or the largest pumpkin, and even bake the biggest apple pie. The Cheshire Grange Fair will once again be accepting entries into their baking, artwork, photography, sewing, and vegetable competitions. First, second, and third prize winners receive monetary rewards.

Council Approves $9.6 Million Capital Budget

August 20, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Town Council approved its Capital Budget for the coming fiscal on Tuesday night, clearing the way for $9.6 million in new spending.
Of that, approximately $4 million will be sent to referendum in November, will voters will decide their ultimate fate.
The vote was 7-2, with Councilors Tom Ruocco and James Sima dissenting from the majority.

Vote On Capital Budget Expected Tonight

August 19, 2014 by John Rook

After weeks of review and discussion, the Cheshire Town Council is expected to vote on final approval for the Town's Capital Budget.
Town department heads had requested over $17 million worth of projects for this year, but Town Manager Michael Milone proposed a budget of just $10.6 million. Councilors will now have to decide which projects are approved and which are pushed off to future years.

Have Your Meal "Farm To Table" This Thursday At Boulder Knoll

August 18, 2014 by Special To The ...

Friends of Boulder Knoll, Inc., a local educational and advocacy group, announces an upcoming fundraising event at Boulder Knoll Community Farm, located at 875 Boulder Road. The “Farm to Table Dinner” this Thursday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m. will feature an elegant family-style farm dinner experience showcasing a seasonal menu using farm-fresh produce.

CHS Football Returns To Work At Alumni Field

On Monday, Cheshire High School football opened their fall conditioning camp for the 2016 season. Cheshire graduated 20 players after a 4-6 season last fall.

Bishop Breaks Second National Record, Earns Third Gold Medal In YMCA LC National Championship

On Sunday in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Karl Bishop wrapped up a historic performance in the YMCA Long Course National Championship.

Bishop Earns Share Of YMCA Long Course National Crown

On Saturday in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Karl Bishop picked up his second gold medal in the YMCA Long Course National Championship.

Sea Dog Swimmers Make Impact In Friday's Section Of The YMCA LC National Championship

On Friday, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Liz Boyer placed fifth in the 400-meter individual medley (5:01.86) in the YMCA Long Course National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club Shines In YMCA LC National Championship

On Thursday in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club members Lily Kurtz (200-meter breaststroke, 2:41.23), Jack Doherty (100-meter butterfly, 56.16), and Brooke Perrotta (100-meter butterfly, 1:01.83) all contributed fourth places in the YMCA Long Course National Championship.

Bishop Defends His YMCA National Swim Title In Record Time

On opening night of the YMCA Long Course National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Karl Bishop defended his crown in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle (15:35.36) on Wednesday and lowered his previous national record (15:47.16) set last year.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

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Gadd.jpgGadd Hired As New Principal At CHS

by John Rook
Cheshire High School has a new principal.

Focus Shifts To BOE Master Plan

by Michael Torelli
Though the Board of Education has requested $1.7 million in new spending in the 2016-17 Capital Budget, members of the Town Council seem more concerned about proposals that may be coming down the road.

Sansone 2.jpgInternship Allows Sansone An Inside Look At Rio Olympic Games

by Greg Lederer
Every four years, Alexis Sansone anticipates watching the Summer Olympic Games with her family in Cheshire.

PD Eyes Radio Upgrades

by Michael Torelli
A complete overhaul to the Town’s public safety communications system, the replacement of cruiser cameras as well as implementation of body cameras, and purchasing some new vehicles make up this year’s capital budget requests from the Cheshire Police Department.

OPINION

Opinion_115.jpgBody Cameras A Must For All PDs

The Cheshire Police Department has made several requests for funding in the Town’s five-year capital budget plan.

SPORTS

Brooke Jackson_1.jpgJackson Commits For LAX

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire’s Brooke Jackson has grown up around the game of lacrosse.

AROUND TOWN

Maries Luncheonette.jpgMarie's Luncheonette: Good Coffee, And A Heaping Helping Of Personality

by John Rook
What makes a business a success? Entrepreneurs have been asking that question for generations.