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Cheshire resident Jaime Collins was recently diagnosed with a rare genetic mutation that increases her chances of being diagnosed with certain types of cancer, and she is now trying to raise awareness about it. For more on Collins' story, see this week's The Cheshire Herald.

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.

Deninger Documentary On Lacrosse To Air Saturday

March 27, 2014 by Special To The ...

The documentary film America's First Sport, written and directed by Dennis Deninger of Cheshire, will air this Saturday, March 29, at 11 a.m. on ESPNU.  The film covers the ancient history, culture and rapid expansion of lacrosse in North America and around the world.  

CHS Varsity Spring Sports Slate For Monday

CHS Varsity Spring Sports Slate For Monday

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Tennis, And LAX Teams Sweep On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School softball (11-0, 5-0 in Housatonic Division) extended their undefeated season with an 11-0 win at North Haven (5-6).

CHS Girls' Tennis, Boys' Volleyball Earn Victories On Thursday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' tennis (8-1) picked up their eighth consecutive victory 4-3 over Guilford (4-4).

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Lacrosse, And Tennis Teams Secure Victories On Wednesday

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School softball (10-0, 5-0 in Housatonic Division) remained unbeaten with a 17-3 victory over Lyman Hall (5-6, 1-4).

CHS Track And Field Teams, Girls' Lacrosse, Boys' Volleyball, and Girls' Golf Earn Wins On Tuesday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School outdoor track and field teams extended strong seasons at Sheehan.

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Lacrosse, and Tennis Teams Earn Victories On Monday

On Monday, Cheshire High School softball (9-0, 4-0 in Housatonic Division) posted a 2-0 shutout of Amity (7-2, 3-1).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Hickory Hill Pulls Application

by Michael Torelli
A local orchard owner recently withdrew his application asking for approval to host outdoor, fee-based events on his property.

monument_0.JPGPutting A Fresh Face On An Old Town Landmark

by Michael Torelli
Memorial Day is often a somber time meant to remember fallen servicemen and women who died while serving their country.

BOE May Slash Initiatives

by Michael Torelli
The Board of Education is dealing with realities of a less-than-desired budget, after the Town Council adopted a $107.87 million budget earlier this month, $69.39 million of which was reserved for the Cheshire School District.

Revamped 911 System To Improve Town Service

by Michael Torelli
A new dispatch program installed at the Cheshire Police Department is expected to provide more efficient handling of emergency calls.

OPINION

Opinion_100.jpgA Tale Of Two Proposals

The Planning and Zoning Commission has dominated local news lately, as the group has considered two highly-controversial proposals.

SPORTS

Julie Roche_0.jpgGirls’ LAX Team Has Found Momentum

by Greg Lederer
After an inconsistent start to the spring season, the Cheshire High School girls’ lacrosse team has found rhythm of late, building a four-game win streak.

AROUND TOWN

Spark 1.jpg“Spark” Lit An Unintended Fuse

by John Rook
The year was 1970. The nation was in the midst of the Vietnam War, and the homefront was becoming yet another battlefield in the conflict.