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Students at St. Bridget School will have Monday off in honor of the Columbus Day holiday, but they have had the opportunity to learn about the explorer in class and even see a special replica of one of the famous ships used by Columbus.

Meet Democratic Candidates This Weekend

September 19, 2013 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Democratic Party will hold an open house at its headquarters located at 314 West Main St. (formerly Pink Petunia) this Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. All are invited to meet the Democratic candidates running for Town Council, Board of Education, Planning and Zoning, Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Tax Assessment Review, and Constables. Be informed when voting on Nov.

Town Participating In National Public Lands Day

September 17, 2013 by Special To The ...

Cheshire is participating in the 20-year anniversary of National Public Lands Day with a public land cleanup of the town owned DeDominicis open space property.

LaTorraca Blood Drive This Weekend

September 16, 2013 by Special To The ...

St. Bridget School will once again serve as host for the annual Nicholas LaTorraca Memorial Blood Drive. The event will be held this Saturday, Sept. 21, from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at St. Bridget School, 171 Main St. The blood drive is in remembrance of Nicholas LaTorraca, a St. Bridget School student who, in 2010, died at the age of 15 from Rhabdomyasarcoma.

CHS Football Comes Up Short In Opener At Ridgefield

September 15, 2013 by Greg Lederer

In a postponed game, Cheshire High School football dropped their opener 17-14 this afternoon at Ridgefield. CHS trailed 17-7 at halftime. Scoring summary:
First Quarter
40-yard touchdown from CHS junior Jack Cunningham (9:43) 0-7, CHS
Point after touchdown from sophomore Matt D'Andrea was good
Three-yard score by Ridgefield senior Will Bonaparte (1:01) 7-7, tie

CHS Varsity Slate For Friday

Friday's Cheshire High School varsity sports schedule:

CHS Girls' Swim And Dive Stays Unbeaten On Thursday, CHS Field Hockey Rallies To Tie Rival Hand

On Thursday at Wilbur Cross in New Haven, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (6-0) beat host Sacred Heart Academy (2-4) 100-78.

CHS Girls' Volleyball Avenges Only Loss Against Mercy, Varsity Slate For Thursday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (9-1, 3-0 in Housatonic Division) swept Mercy (7-4) 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-11) to earn their eighth straight win and avenge their only loss (3-1) from Sept. 14.

Pierpont Posts OT Game-Winner For CHS Field Hockey, Girls' Volleyball To Host Mercy On Wednesday

In overtime on Tuesday, Cheshire High School field hockey (5-2-1-1) picked up a 1-0 victory at Branford (4-2-0-1).

CHS Girls' Swim And Dive And Boys' Soccer Stay Unbeaten On Monday, Volleyball Extends Win Streak

On Monday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive earned a 97-73 victory over Mercy (2-5) at Hamden Hall.

CJF Fourth Grade Reaches 3-1, Sunday's Schedule

Last Sunday, Cheshire Junior Football fourth grade (3-1) posted a 26-0 shutout of host Wallingford.

CA Football Wins Home Opener

In Saturday's home opener, Cheshire Academy football (1-1) picked up their first win 42-14 over Avon Od Farms School.

CHS Girls' Soccer Earns Road Win On Saturday

On Saturday, Cheshire High School girls' soccer (3-3-2, 1-1-2 in Housatonic Division) won 2-1 at Joel Barlow (3-2-3).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald


1-(l to r) Dodd Principal Jeffrey Solan and Superintendent of Schools Greg Florio.jpgFlorio Stepping Down As Superintendent

by Michael Torelli
Cheshire Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio recently announced that he will be leaving his position after being hired as executive director of the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), an organization that provides programs and services to 35 school districts in 36 towns in the Greater Hartford area.

No Word On Zone Change

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing open for the third time regarding a zone text change to allow working farms to host fee-based outdoor events on site.

Candidates Grapple With Balance Between Growth And Tradition

by Michael Torelli
When Cheshire was first founded, residents prided themselves on being a part of a small farming community.

Neighbors Voice Concerns About Coleman Road Subdivision Plan

by Michael Torelli
Residents from Tamarack Road and the surrounding area recently attended a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to raise concerns about a proposed subdivision off of Coleman Road.


Opinion_69.jpgFlorio Tenure A Success

For more than two decades, Greg Florio has been a part of Cheshire education. Hired in 1991, he moved his way up through the ranks of the School District’s administration, eventually being named Superintendent 11 years ago.


Panru Jing.jpgRams Riding Hot Streaks

by Greg Lederer
Winners of seven straight matches, Cheshire High School girls’ volleyball (8-1, 3-0 in Housatonic Division) is gaining momentum at the mid-way point of the regular season.


billiard.JPGLukas Fracasso-Verner Lining Up His Shot To Compete In China

by Michael Torelli
Enter Yale Billiards of Wallingford, and chances are you might run into Lukas Fracasso-Verner.


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