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This year, the 2015 Liberty Bank/Rotary Club Thanksgiving Dinner Drive raised $213,965 and received matching funds of $53,491 from the Liberty Bank Foundation for a grand total of $267,456. The Cheshire Rotary Club and the Liberty Bank branch in Cheshire raised $873, and received matching funds of $218 from the Liberty Bank Foundation, for a total of $1,091. The funds were donated to Cheshire Health and Human Services. Pictured from left is Wendy Stevens; Ellen McKinley, Cheshire Rotary Club; Kristen Schechter and Michael McCarthy, Cheshire Liberty Bank Branch Manager.

Learn About Candidates In Herald Special Section

October 21, 2013 by John Rook

It is a little over two weeks from Election Day and local candidates for office are revving up their campaigns.

Oktoberfest Tomorrow Night

October 19, 2013 by John Rook

In the mood for some German beer and fare?
You're in luck.
Tomorrow night at the Watch Factory Restaurant, 122 Elm St., the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce will hold an Oktoberfest.
Entertainment will be courtesy of Ricci Construction and beer will be courtesy of Eye Center of Southern CT and Cheshire Orthopedic.
Cost is $37 for members and $47 for non-members.

Rams Football Hold Off Hamden To Reach 3-3

October 18, 2013 by Greg Lederer

On Friday, at Alumni Field, Cheshire High School football (3-3) took a 13-0 halftime advantage and beat Hamden (3-3) 13-6. Scoring summary:
First Quarter
Six-yard touchdown run from junior Andrew Yamin (7:31) 7-0, CHS
Extra point from sophomore Matt D'Andrea was good
Second Quarter
Five-yard touchdown run from junior Jack Cunningham (30 seconds) 13-0, CHS

A Festival Of Pumpkins Today At St. Peter's Church

October 18, 2013 by John Rook

If you're a fan of pumpkins, then there is only one place to be this weekend.
St. Peter's Second Annual PumpkinFest is being held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
The PumpkinFest will feature food and activities, including a costume parade for children at 1 p.m. There will also be bounce-houses, fall-themed games, races, a hayride, and a "touch-a-truck" area.

CHS Field Hockey Comes Up Short Against Wilton In L Final Thriller, Local Swimmers Compete In The State Open

In Saturday's Class L final at Wethersfield, Cheshire High School field hockey (fifth seed, 15-3-2-2) came up short 1-0 against Wilton (sixth, 18-5) in overtime.

CA Girls' Volleyball Outlasts Winchendon In NEPSAC Semis

On Saturday, Cheshire Academy girls' volleyball (18-2) held off Winchendon School 3-2 in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council semifinals.

Local Sisters Shine In Class M Swim Final

Cheshire sisters, senior Jaime Robinson and sophomore Nikki Robinson, competed for Sacred Heart Academy (Hamden) swimming in Wednesday's Class M final at Southern Connecticut State University.

Boyer Wins Class L Butterfly In Record Time, Girls' Volleyball Falls In LL Semis

Cheshire High School sophomore swimmer Liz Boyer made history in Wednesday's Class L final at Wesleyan University, winning the 100-yard butterfly (55.58) in a school record setting time.

CHS Field Hockey Outlasts Glastonbury To Earn Redemption In Class L Semi, Varsity Schedule For Wednesday

In Tuesday's Class L semifinal at Wethersfield, CHS field hockey (fifth seed, 15-3-2-1) beat defending co-champion/top-seeded Glastonbury (16-0-1-1) 2-1 (1-0 in penalty strokes).

CJF Wins Three Title Games

At North Haven Middle School, Cheshire Junior Football defeated Bristol 46-33 to capture the Shoreline Youth Football Conference crown.

SCC Puts Out New Division Alignments For CHS Sports

The Southern Connecticut Conference has announced new two-year divisions for Cheshire High School fall sports.

CHS Girls' Volleyball Rallies To Beat Tomahawks In LL Quarters, Sophomore X-C Runners Compete Regionally In Vermont

In Saturday's Class LL quarterfinal, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (fourth seed, 20-3) came back to win 3-2 (25-15, 18-25, 22-25, 25-16, 15-11) over Glastonbury (fifth, 20-5).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald


PZC Gives Thumbs-Up To Subdivision Plan

by Michael Torelli
Planning and Zoning Commissioners unanimously approved an application to construct a seven-lot subdivision in the area of 678 Coleman Rd., without the addition of an easement which had been requested by one local family.

Buy On Friday, Give On Tuesday
Event Focuses On Donations

by Michael Torelli
While Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer consumers a chance to buy gifts at oftentimes deeply-discounted prices, another event will be urging people to give back to local organizations.

Prague Czech Republic.JPGCheshire’s Brodin Takes Backpacking Adventure Through Europe

by Michael Torelli
After graduating from high school, many individuals are faced with the decision of either heading off to college or getting a job.

Brittingham, Dixon Bid Farewell To BOE

by Michael Torelli
Members of the Cheshire Board of Education and Cheshire School District staff took some time out of their most recent meeting to recognize two members of the Board who will not be returning in December.


Opinion_76.jpgEight Years Later, Review Of PD Likely To Produce Few Results

There is little need to rehash all the old arguments when it comes to what happened in Cheshire on July 23, 2007.


Liz Boyer_1.jpgBoyer Wins Class L Butterfly Title, Breaks Cheshire Swim Record

by Greg Lederer
Minutes before Cheshire High School sophomore swimmer Liz Boyer climbed her block for the 100-yard butterfly on Nov. 18, Head Coach Dan Mascolo briefly mentioned that she could challenge the school record in the Class L final.


Aliens.jpgStory Of Alien Abduction Grabbed National Attention

by John Rook
Alocal newspaper functions as the eyes and ears of a community.


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