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John Rook/Cheshire Herald
St. Bridget School students took some time Friday morning to participate in their annual Stuff-A-Bus event, where students donate food items to the Cheshire Food Pantry. The boxes are packed into a school bus and delivered to the Pantry. For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

All Hurdles Cleared For Full-Day Kindergarten As Council Approves Transfer Of Funds

May 14, 2014 by John Rook

It appears that full-day kindergarten will become a reality for Cheshire, as early as next school year, after the Cheshire Town Council agreed to reallocate $255,000 to the Board of Education on Tuesday night.
The money was moved from the BOE capital budget into the operating budget, where it will be used to help institute full-day kindergarten. The action was approved by a 6-3 vote.

No Action Taken On Pool Height Zoning Change

May 13, 2014 by John Rook

The Planning and Zoning Commission did not take any action Monday evening on a possible change to zoning regulations that would allow the planned tension membrane covering over the Cheshire Community Pool to be built.

PZC To Discuss Community Pool Tonight

May 12, 2014 by michael torelli

The Planning and Zoning Commission is holding a public hearing and special meeting tonight in the Town Hall’s Council Chambers.

Get Into The "Spirit," Volunteer For Historical Society Cemetery Tour

May 10, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Historical Society is planning its "Spirits Alive" Cemetery Tour for Oct. 17, 18, 2014. The Society is seeking volunteer actors to play the roles of historic personages who are buried in Hillside Cemetery. Brothers, Stephen and Thomas Mulholland, are chairing this event.

BREAKING: CHS Games Postponed On Friday

May 9, 2014 by Greg Lederer

Two Cheshire High School varsity teams, both winners of three straight, have rescheduled contests on Friday:
Girls' Tennis (6-4)
CHS will play host Lyman Hall (3-9) on May 19 at Doolittle Park. Start time is 3:45 p.m.
Softball (9-2, 4-1 in Housatonic Division)

Jalowiec Endorsed By Cheshire Republicans

May 9, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Republican Town Committee announced this week that, by a unanimous vote, it has decided to once again endorse Judge Matt Jalowiec for the 18th Probate District. Jaloweic has served as judge for the Probate Court for the last four years.

Yamin Scores Four Touchdowns, Rams Football Runs Over Lyman Hall

On Friday, Cheshire High School football improved to 2-0 with a 45-0 shutout at Lyman Hall (0-2).

Gallagher Picks Up Her 100th Win, Cheshire Girls Sweep On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School field hockey (3-1-1) defeated Sheehan (3-2) 4-1.

CA Football To Start 2014 Season

On Saturday, Cheshire Academy football visits Pomfret School for the opener at 2:30 p.m.

Boyer, Senft, And Smalec Lead Cheshire Girls To Victory In The Pool

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (3-0) stayed unbeaten by defeating Lyman Hall (0-3) 106-75 at the Cheshire Community Pool.

CHS Girls' Volleyball Secures 31st Straight Victory, Soccer Teams Take One-Goal Losses

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (4-0) swept 3-0 at Foran (3-2).

Stevens Helps CHS Field Hockey Hold Off Hand, Cross Country Excels In Dual-Meet Openers

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School field hockey (2-1-1) earned a 3-2 win at Daniel Hand.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Keeping Student Housing In Check
Local Resident Asks Town To Regulate Influx Of Quinnipiac Students

by Michael Torelli
One local resident is looking to the Town of Cheshire to ensure that her neighborhood doesn’t one day resemble the setting for the movie “Animal House.”

IVES FARM_1667.jpgCLT Plans A Day At Ives Farm To Show Off Property’s Natural Beauty

by Michael Torelli
When the Cheshire Land Trust acquired Ives Farm in 2006, they knew they had something special.

Arizon Taking On New Role?
Council Clears Path For Company To Become General Contractor For Pool Cover Project

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council has approved a bid waiver that will allow the Town to discuss designating Arizon Structures, the company hired to construct the tension membrane cover over the Community Pool, as the project’s general contractor.

Student section.jpgCHS Volleyball Parents Upset Over Delays In Gym Renovations

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School staff, students, parents, and administrators agree that renovating the west gym this year was an overdue project. The gym floor, for instance, dates back to the 1970s.

OPINION

Opinion_21.jpgOfficials Need To Ensure Student Housing Doesn’t Become A Problem

Local resident Carol Setter admitted the issue of student housing in Cheshire is not a crisis. She also made it clear that she is not against all students making Cheshire their home during the school year.

SPORTS

Cullen Clairmont.jpgRams Football Rocks Ridgefield

by Greg Lederer
In last year’s Inaugural Southern Connecticut Conference-Fairfield Interscholastic Athletic Conference Challenge, Cheshire High School football opened with a 17-14 loss at Ridgefield. CHS went on to finish 4-7.

AROUND TOWN

Mari Hall.JPGMiles Of Smiles Run For ASD Since 2010

by Michael Torelli
It’s been four years since the Hall family watched for the first time as local community members laced up their running shoes outside of Cheshire’s Norton School.