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Heavy bouts of wind proved to be the perfect weather for Tim and Adaline Galvin, who took part at the annual Fly a Kite program at Bartlem Park Wednesday morning.

Join The Zumba Party This Weekend

April 3, 2014 by Special To The ...

Ditch the workout and join the party at the upcoming Zumbathon, in support of the American Heart Association. The event will take place this Sunday, April 6, from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. at the Cheshire Parks and Recreation Center, 559 South Main St. First session runs from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., while the second session goes from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Those interested can stay for one or both sessions.

Public Hearing Centers On Full-Day Kindergarten Debate

April 2, 2014 by John Rook

The overwhelming majority of those who turned out to Tuesday night's Town Council budget public hearing did so with one goal in mind: To express their support for full-day kindergarten.
However, some members of the public and Council questioned the need for such a dramatic change in curriculum.

Council, BOE Discuss Budget, Full-Day Kindergarten

April 1, 2014 by michael torelli

Replenishing the medical trust fund and the suggested removal of full-day kindergarten were some of the major topics on the docket at a Monday night meeting held between Town Council members and the Cheshire Board of Education.

Treacherous Roads Creating A Myriad Of Traffic Problems This Morning

March 31, 2014 by John Rook

Police are reporting to numerous stuck vehicles this morning as a winter storm hit the area beginning right around rush hour.
As of 9:41 a.m. officers were responding to a tractor trailer stuck at on the northern section of Jarvis Street, which was blocking one lane of traffic, and a school bus stuck at the intersection of Waterbury and Marion roads.

Pasta Dinner At CUMC Next Weekend

March 30, 2014 by Special To The ...

Cheshire United Methodist Church invites the public to its all-you-can-eat Pasta Dinner next Saturday, April 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. to benefit the UMARMY mission. UMARMY stands for United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth. Each year a group of CUMC youth and adults participate in a week-long mission to help the less fortunate and disadvantaged with home repairs and yard work.

We Are Now On Twitter!

March 29, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Herald is now on Twitter!
Check out our live updates at https://twitter.com/CheshireHerald or scroll down the front page of this website to see what's happening in your town.
If we're at the game, on the scene of an accident, covering a big local government meeting, or previewing a human interest story, you'll hear about it first on our Twitter page.

CHS Boys' V-Ball And Tennis Teams Earn Wins, Girls' LAX And Tennis Come Up Short

Cheshire High School boys' volleyball (3-0) stayed unbeaten on Wednesday, sweeping Masuk (1-2) 3-0 by scores of 25-19, 25-10, and 25-19.

Cheshire Girls' LAX, Tennis Extend Strong Starts

Cheshire High School girls' tennis improved to 3-0 on Monday afternoon, beating East Haven (0-3) 6-1.

Cheshire Baseball Stuns Amity, Girls' LAX Takes Opener

For the first time since 2009, Cheshire High School baseball (1-2, 1-0) defeated 10-time defending Housatonic Division Champion Amity (0-3, 0-1) at home.

For the first time since 2009, Cheshire High School baseball (1-2, 1-0) defeated 10-time defending Housatonic Division Champion Amity (0-3, 0-1) at home.

CHS Softball Shut Outs Shelton, Boys' V-Ball Stops Oxford's Win Streak

In Friday's Housatonic Division opener, Cheshire High School softball (3-0, 1-0) defeated Shelton (1-1, 0-1) 10-0.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

$103.4 Million Budget Approved

Decision Paves Way For Implementation Of Full-Day Kindergarten

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council voted 5-4 to approve a $103.39 million budget that calls for a $2.7 million increase over last year’s operating budget.

CHS softball Head Coach Kristine Drust, CHS football Head Coach Don Drust, son Brewer.jpgWalking As One!

by Michael Torelli
Whether it was to respect those who have been lost in drunk driving accidents, or an effort to raise funds to cure multiple sclerosis, residents of Cheshire flooded the streets for two walks this past weekend.

Tree Trimming To Be Put On Hold

by Michael Torelli
It has been a couple of months since the start of Connecticut Light & Power’s enhanced tree trimming program began in Cheshire, yet there seems to be consensus among all interested parties that the program needs to be rexamined prior to continuing.

Chamber.jpgChamber Celebrates 40th Anniversary

by John Rook
In the April 4, 1974 edition of The Cheshire Herald, a full-page advertisement on page 11 of that week’s edition announced the formation of a new group.
The Cheshire Chamber of Commerce had been formed ...

EDITORIAL

Opinion_1.jpgTracking Full-Day Kindergarten

The Cheshire Town Council passed a budget Tuesday night that will presumably allow the School District to move forward with full-day kindergarten (see page one for story). All that remains is the official adoption and implementation by the Board of Education and School District leaders, all of whom have been pushing for full-day for a while.

SPORTS

Maddy Levy.jpgLacrosse Co-Captain Realizes Her Potential

by Greg Lederer
The play of Cheshire High School senior lacrosse player Maddy Levy caught her opposition by surprise last year. After contributing defensively for her first two seasons, she emerged to post career-best totals for goals (44) and assists (six).

AROUND TOWN

Danielle Chambrelli_0.jpgFuture Teacher Receives Youth Leadership Award

by Greg Lederer
When local teenager Danielle Chambrelli started volunteering in Cheshire YMCA last year, the thought of receiving individual accolades wasn’t on her mind.