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Tracey Harrington/Cheshire Herald
Mack Mrowka positioned himself to field a grounder at the Mrowka Baseball Camp on Monday.

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.

Suburban Garden Club Offering Scholarship

March 28, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Suburban Garden Club of Cheshire is offering a $500 scholarship to a high school student who will be attending an accredited college or agricultural school with a declared major in horticulture, plant science, environmental science or related fields. For information, contact Susan Cesca, 373 Redstone Dr., Cheshire, CT 06410; or call at (230) 271-1867. Application deadline is April 15.

American Legion Senior Baseball Plays For First Regional Title On Tuesday

Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (28-10) carries a four-game win streak into Tuesday's Super Regionals game at Cubeta Stadium in Stamford.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Shuts Down Defending Champion Branford

On Sunday, at Cubeta Stadium in Stamford, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (28-10) posted a 2-0 shutout of defending state champ Branford (32-3) in the Super Regional Tournament.

Cheshire American Legion Baseball Rallies To Beat Host Stamford In Super Regionals

On Saturday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (27-10) came from behind to beat host Stamford (29-5-1) 5-4 in 10 innings at Cubeta Stadium.

Harding Attends WPSL Semis

In the first of two Women's Premier Soccer League semifinals on Saturday, Cailynn Harding and Connecticut Football Club (CFC) Passion lost 2-0 to the Houston Aces at Arundel High School (Gambrills, Maryland).

Cheshire Girls Win LAX Title In Newington!

At Clem Lemire Recreation Complex in Newington, Cheshire girls' lacrosse won the 13-U Nutmeg State Games Tournament on Saturday.

Branco Oversaw Ultimate Soccer Academy This Week In Cheshire

The Ultimate Soccer Academy camp ran this week at Quinnipiac Park.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Sweeps Trumbull, Wins Sectional Finals At CHS

After forfeiting a game they led 8-2 in the eighth inning yesterday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (26-10) beat Trumbull 10-4 and 12-2 at Cheshire High School to win the Southern Division Sectional finals 2-1.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Forfeits Sectional Opener To Trumbull

On Wednesday, at Cheshire High School, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (fourth seed, 24-10) lost the first game of the Southern Division Sectional finals in unusual fashion.

Team 203 Club Medals In Stowe LAX Festival

Last weekend in Vermont, Cheshire High School lacrosse players contributed to Team 203 Club claiming three medals at the Stow LAX Festival.

Cheshire Field Hockey League Is Running In Full Swing

Cheshire Field Hockey League is currently running on Mondays at Cheshire High School's Alumni Field.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Dunkin’ Donuts Back Again
Donut Shop Once Again Seeks Approval For Gas Station Drive-Thru

by Michael Torelli
Representatives for Dunkin’ Donuts haven’t given up on their goal to install a drive-thru off of West Main Street as they have returned with a new application.

pan mass.jpegLocal Bicyclists Are Hitting The Road For A Good Cause

by Michael Torelli

Two Cheshire bicyclists will be saddling up and taking to the streets of Massachusetts in early August to ride toward a cure for cancer.

Ball & Socket Group Addresses Concerns

by Michael Torelli
Representatives of Ball & Socket Arts returned for their second Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing last week, this time to address several concerns raised by various Town of Cheshire departments.

officers.JPGNew Officers Put To The Physical Test

by Michael Torelli
Prior to being accepted as part of the Cheshire Police force, chosen candidates are required to take part in a physical fitness test.

OPINION

Opinion_15.jpgObesity Battle Begins At Home

It sounds like youngsters who attend Camp Quinnipiac are in for a fun treat tomorrow when the inventor of the popular dance, the “Cha Cha Slide,” arrives at Norton School for a presentation (see page 5 for story). The visit, according to organizers, is designed to help promote an active lifestyle among children and teach them that getting exercise is simple and fun.

SPORTS

Jon Koski.jpgKoski Pitches Legion Seniors To Three-Peat

by Greg Lederer
Before playing their senior seasons at Cheshire High School last fall, field hockey co-captains Michelle Federico and Olivia Larson shared a gold medal in the 2013 Nutmeg State Games event.

AROUND TOWN

christine libty devitto march 2014 baltimore photo rei perri.jpgOhlman Takes Talents From Small Town To Bright Lights

by John Rook
Christine Ohlman admits that things can get a little surreal in her life.