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Cheshire’s HAI Group placed first in Division E of the Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival’s boat races last weekend, held in Hartford. This was the first year HAI Group participated in the race, which marked the kick-off of the corporation’s new Diversity and Inclusion program.

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.

Grange Fair Kicks Off Next Weekend

August 16, 2014 by Special To The ...

For the past 130 years, Cheshire locals have been competing to grow the tallest sunflower, the largest pumpkin, and even make the largest apple pie. Very soon, 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.

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

TOP STORIES

All Signs Pointing To A Town Charter Review
Councilors Express Support For Forming Commission

by Michael Torelli
The Town Council is expected to vote next month as to whether or not they wish to pursue a review and possible revision of the Town Charter.

New Courtyard Walkway.JPGBusy Summer Helped Cheshire Schools Prepare For Start Of Classes

by Michael Torelli
With school starting on Monday, Cheshire School District maintenance staff have been scurrying during the past few weeks to make sure that all of the buildings are prepared for students and staff —both inside and out.

PBC Likes Idea Of Rep For Large Projects

by Michael Torelli
After completing a series of both important and expensive municipal projects, the Public Building Commission is considering hiring owner’s representatives for future construction jobs in an effort to ensure efficiency.

Blois 2.jpgFrom One Coast To Another, Cheshire’s Maria Blois Travels The U.S.A.

by Greg Lederer
Before starting her coast-to-coast trip this summer, Cheshire’s Maria Blois went to the beach in Yorktown, Virginia and dipped the back wheel of her bicycle in the Atlantic Ocean.

OPINION

Opinion_116.jpgBeware Of Outside Help

The goal of anyone attempting a project is to get the job done right.

SPORTS

Sam Simione_0.jpgSimione Commits To Bentley

by Greg Lederer
As a sophomore at Cheshire High School, Sam Simione decided that she wanted to play field hockey in college.

AROUND TOWN

Wallace hotel framed (painting circa 1882).JPGINN & CASINO · HOTEL · COUNTRY CLUB: Rest, Repast And Recreation

by John Rook
Cheshire is old. So old, in fact, its founding predates the formation of the nation by more than 75 years.


 

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