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Cheshire resident Kelsie Carlette was recently selected to represent Ireland in the 2017 World Alpine Ski Championship to be held next month in Switzerland. Read her story in an upcoming issue of The Cheshire Herald.

YMCA Looking For LIVESTRONG Participants

January 5, 2015 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Community YMCA is seeking participants for its LIVESTRONG program. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free 12-week small group program designed for adults affected by cancer.

Artsplace Winter Classes Starting Soon

January 4, 2015 by Special To The ...

Artsplace, 1220 Waterbury Rd., is offering an exciting array of art classes and workshops beginning the week of Jan. 12. Taught by a staff of professional, award-winning artists for students pre-kindergarten through adult, programs are offered Monday through Thursday as well as Saturday.
The Artsplace Winter 2015 Schedule is available at www.

Several Events Planned at the Library

January 3, 2015 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., has several upcoming events planned in January:

•Yu-Gi-Oh: It’s Time to Duel— Friday, Jan. 2, at 2:30 p.m.
A Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game tournament will be held at the library. Make sure to bring just your cards and join in all the fun. No registration is required. Open to children in grades six through 12.

BOE Budget Meetings Beginning Next Week

January 2, 2015 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Board of Education has announced the schedule of public information meetings regarding the proposed 2015-16 Cheshire school budget. These meetings will serve as public budget reviews and will provide Board members the opportunity to solicit input and ideas from the public concerning the proposed budget and any possible cuts:

•Tuesday, Jan. 6 —
Superintendent's Budget

Black Pins To Win Wrestling Crown On Saturday, CHS Ice Hockey Teams Drop Road Games

On Saturday, Cheshire High School wrestling senior captain Sean Black earned first place (3-0) in the Casey Yates Invite at Windham Tech.

CHS Basketball Teams Come Up Short On Friday, Varsity Slate For Saturday

On Friday, Cheshire High School girls' basketball (2-8, 0-3 in Housatonic Division) fell 41-35 to Career Magnet (8-1, 4-0).

CHS Ice Hockey Teams Come Up Short On Thursday, Varsity Slate For Friday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (3-4) came up short 6-3 against defending Southern Connecticut Conference/South West Conference Division II Champion North Branford (4-2) at Wesleyan University.

CHS B-Ball Teams Split On Wednesday, Ski Squads Shine, Varsity Slate For Thursday

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School boys' basketball (3-5, 0-1 in Hammonasset Division) beat Daniel Hand (0-8) by a score of 59-53.

CHS Boys' Swim And Dive Remains Unbeaten On Tuesday, Skaters And Wrestlers Drop Road Contests

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School boys' swim and dive (5-0) held off Daniel Hand (4-1) 97-88 in a match-up of undefeated teams.

CHS Basketball Teams Come Up Short On Monday, Varsity Slate For Tuesday

On Monday, Cheshire High School boys' basketball (2-5, 0-1) came up short 61-52 against Xavier (3-3, 1-0) in the Hammonasset Division opener.

CHS Boys' Swim And Dive And Boys' Basketball Teams Win On Friday, Girls' Ice Hockey Squad Falls To Hand In OT

On Friday, Cheshire High School boys' swim and dive (4-0) defeated Lyman Hall/Coginchaug Co-Op (0-2) 99-76 at Cheshire Community Pool.

CHS Ice Hockey Teams Sweep On Wednesday, Skiers Open New Season, Wrestling Squad Comes Up Short At Branford

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School skiing kicked off the year at Mount Southington.

CHS Girls' Basketball And Boys' Swim Team Earn Victories On Tuesday, Cheshire Boys' Basketball Falls At Amity

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School girls' basketball (2-5) won their first home game 53-49 over Jonathan Law (1-6).

CHS Ice Hockey Falls To Yellow Jackets On Monday, Varsity Slate For Tuesday

On Monday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (2-2) came up short 4-1 against East Haven (4-0) at Wesleyan University.

CHS Basketball Teams Split Against Southington on Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School boys' basketball (1-3) beat Southington (0-3) 45-27 to secure their first win of the season.

CHS Girls' Basketball Earns First Win For Vieira, Ice Hockey Teams Drop Road Games On Wednesday

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School girls' basketball (1-4) posted a 48-43 win at New Britain (3-3).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Solan Asks For 2.07 Percent Increase
Request Is Lowest In Over A Decade

by Michael Torelli
Superintendent of Schools Jeff Solan has called for a $70.83 million operating budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which he said will allow the Cheshire School District to remain progressive while being fiscally responsible.

Teachers Union Contract Headed To Arbitration After Council Rejects Deal

by Michael Torelli
Cheshire Town Councilors unanimously rejected the proposed contract between the Board of Education and the teacher’s union on Tuesday evening, sending the matter to arbitration.

Cold Water Rescue Training 1_0.jpegFire Department Trains For Frigid Conditions In Case Of Water Rescue

by Michael Torelli
Firefighters were recently called to Mixville Park to brave the frigid, icy water conditions of the pond to save an individual who had fallen in.

Superior Court Judge Rules Against PZC

by Michael Torelli
A subdivision on Coleman Road is no longer going to be built after a Superior Court judge declared that the Planning and Zoning Commission illegally approved the developer’s application.

OPINION

Opinion_136.jpgNot The Time For Any Salary Increases

There are some recent signs that Cheshire Town officials understand Connecticut’s dire economic straits.

SPORTS

Joe Cannata.jpgCHS Boys Defeat Hand In The Pool

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School boys’ swim and dive faced a tough challenge on Tuesday at Cheshire Community Pool.

AROUND TOWN

VBS Mirebelais.JPGHelping Haiti From Home

by Michael Torelli
Sometimes one does not need to travel far to help individuals in another country.