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There's a new club at Dodd Middle School, and its members all have a "need for speed." To learn more about the group, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Florio Asking For Five Percent Increase In Education Budget

January 8, 2014 by John Rook

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio kicked off the budget season last night by presenting his budget request for the 2014/2015 school year.
Florio is asking for a budget of $66,890,621, which would mean an increase of nearly $3.2 million over the current operating budget. Included in the proposal is $856,000 for the implementation of full-day kindergarten.

Reminder: Florio To Present Budget Tonight

January 7, 2014 by John Rook

Last week's snow storm forced Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio to postpone his budget presentation for a few days.
Tonight, however, the Superintendent is expected to unveil his request during a full presentation to the Board of Education.

Library Program To Talk About Power Of Positive Thinking

January 6, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Library will present Powerful Positive Thinking on Thursday, January 16, at 7 p.m., with Diane Frankel-Gramelis. Frankel-Gramelis is director of Community Education at Milford Hospital, and an adjunct professor of Public & Community Health at SCSU. She is also health and wellness educator at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Healthcare Forum To Be Held at Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department

January 5, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Half Marathon Foundation and Live to Excel invite children and runners to come to their inaugural interactive forum called Educate Your Heart, Brain and Body, to be held at the Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department, 559 South Main St., on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. The free event focuses on providing a healthy-living education for children ages of 5–12 and the running community.

Cheshire Basketball Teams Sweep On Friday, Earn Berths In Class LL Play

On Friday, Cheshire High School girls' basketball (8-11, 2-5 in Housatonic Division) marked Sarah Mik Night with a 71-64 win over Hillhouse (11-8), qualifying for the Class LL Tournament.

Skibitcky Earns Indoor Crown In Long Jump, York Makes Cheerleading History, CHS Varsity Basketball Slate For Friday

On Thursday at New Haven's Floyd Little Athletic Center, Cheshire High School girls' indoor track and field senior tri-captain Janaia Skibitcky earned her first Class LL indoor crown in long jump (17 feet, 4.5 inches).

CHS Wrestlers Sweep Final Dual Meet On Wednesday, Girls' Basketball Team Posts Road Win, Skaters Split Games

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School girls' basketball (7-11, 2-5 in Housatonic Division) earned a 68-34 victory at Waterbury Career Academy (2-17), sweeping the season series.

CHS Boys' Swim And Dive Team Stays Unbeaten On Tuesday, B-Ball Squads Fall, Varsity Sports Slate For Wednesday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School boys' swim and dive (9-0) stayed unbeaten with a 93-80 win over host Xavier at Wesleyan University.

CHS Boys' Basketball Wins Big, Girls' B-Ball And Skaters Fall, Cheerleaders Shine In SCC Meet, Wrestling Ends Home Slate

On Saturday, Cheshire High School boys' basketball (7-8, 4-2 in Housatonic Division) collected their fifth straight victory 59-32 over Lyman Hall (8-8, 0-5).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Adinolfi - FourOClock_2141web.jpgAdinolfi To Retire
Veteran State Rep Will Not Seek Re-election In 103rd District

by Michael Torelli
Longtime State Representative and Cheshire resident Al Adinolfi (R-103) recently announced that he will not seek re-election this November.

Construction At Senior Center Commences

by Michael Torelli
The basement is in disarray and the second floor is a mess of billiards and card tables but, in just a few short months, the Cheshire Senior Center will offer a better layout for events and programs.

pool_1.JPGDiving Back In

by Michael Torelli
It’s only fitting that, on the day the Cheshire Community Pool reopened, the cause of two collapsed bubbles—snow—was coming down in Cheshire.

Taste Of South Asian Culture On Display At Cheshire Library

by Michael Torelli
Throughout the next two months, the Cheshire Public Library will be offering a series of themed events and programs focused the study and culture of South Asia.

OPINION

Opinion_89.jpgOpportunity For Change

Cheshire’s Al Adinolfi, who has served as representative of the 103rd District for a combined 14 years over the last two decades, has decided to retire at the end of his term this year.

SPORTS

Meghan Dutchyshyn_2.jpgLacrosse Star Chooses Endicott

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School senior Meghan Dutchyshyn started playing lacrosse in second grade, but she can recall picking up a stick for the first time in kindergarten to play catch with her father.

AROUND TOWN

Martone 6_0.jpgSinger-Songwriter Bianca Martone Sharing Her Craft

by Greg Lederer
Starting in middle school, Cheshire’s Bianca Martone has experimented with singing and songwriting in her room.