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Cheshire's Rachna Prasad (right) and her fiancee Gaurav Agarwal will be having a traditional Indian wedding next week, which will take place over several days. The two met under unique circumstances and are now tying the knot. For more on how these two met and what will take place during their special day(s), see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Scenes From The Royal Wedding: Celebration An All-Week Affair

April 29, 2011 by Special To The ...

Scenes From The Royal Wedding: Celebration An All-Week Affair

Cheshire native Hayley Samela arrived in London Thursday before the Royal Wedding and had a chance to see the sights, check in with the locals, and get a sense of how "wedding crazy" the city, and

Son Of CHS Teacher And Coach Dies After Tragic Accident

April 29, 2011 by Greg Lederer

Ryan Lee, son of Cheshire High School boys basketball and golf head coach and physical education teacher Dan Lee, died on Tuesday at Bellevue Hospital in New York. He was struck by a vehicle on Easter evening in New York City.
A 2009 graduate of Berlin High School, Lee was a sophomore at Long Island University in Brooklyn. He played for the men's golf team.

Scenes From The Royal Wedding: Hayley Samela Reports From Europe

April 28, 2011 by Special To The ...

Scenes From The Royal Wedding: Hayley Samela Reports From Europe

******Updated with photos**** Hayley Samela, a Cheshire native and CHS graduate, is studying abroad in Italy at the moment.

Tapp To Speak Tonight As Part Of Alcohol Awareness Week

April 27, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Human Services Committee is happy to announce Cheshire’s 5th Annual Alcohol Awareness Week, going on now through Saturday. The week is a way for the Cheshire community to recognize the importance of encouraging youth not to participate in underage drinking.

Councilor Anne Giddings Dies From Injuries Suffered During Accident

April 26, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Town Councilor Anne Giddings has died from injuries she suffered in a car crash more than a month ago.
Sources confirmed to The Herald that Giddings, 66, who was critically injured in a one-car crash on March 22 off Boulder Road near Giddings' home, died on Monday.

Local Author Hopes Spirituality Brings Real Healing

April 24, 2011 by John Rook

Inspiration can come at any time.
Some find it in the wee hours of the night, while others see inspiration for creativity in the world around them.
For local resident Tara Critchley, inspiration for her first book came at a time of personal crisis.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Holds Off Host Stamford, Wins First Regional Crown

On Tuesday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (29-10) beat host Stamford (31-6-1) 7-5 to capture the program's first Southern Division Super Regional Tournament at Cubeta Stadium.

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.

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

Residents Rail Against Drive-Thru

by Michael Torelli
There is no mistaking where neighboring residents stand on the issue of a Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru being installed in a gas station off of West Main Street.

Robots.JPGGetting Up Close And Personal With Robots

by Michael Torelli
Cones were stationed around a couple of Cheshire Public Library parking spaces on July 10 for a special event.

Arizon Contract In Holding Pattern
Vacations And Objections To Agreement Delay Pool Cover Design

by Michael Torelli
To some, summer is a time for relaxation and vacation. For others, such as those trying to finalize the contract with Missouri-based Arizon Structures, LLC to build a tension membrane cover over the Cheshire Community Pool, summer can be a difficult time.

Schiaroli.JPGAfter 25 Years, Building Official Schiaroli Retiring

by Michael Torelli
Bert Schiaroli can recite residential building code and knows his way around construction sites. For the past 25 years, Schiaroli has been the man responsible for making sure that the work completed in this community rose to the standards set by Town of Cheshire.

OPINION

Opinion_16.jpgA Swing And Miss For Trumbull

In the end, the controversy surrounding Cheshire American Legion’s first game against Trumbull had little bearing on the outcome of the short three-game series. Cheshire was able to sweep a double-header on Thursday, July 24, meaning they advanced in the postseason, ready to play another day.

SPORTS

Jon Koski_0.jpgForfeit Is Story Of Baseball Opener

by Greg Lederer
On July 23, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball looked to be well on the verge of taking their Sectional finals opener against Trumbull at Cheshire High School. But, with an 8-2 lead heading into the top of the eighth inning, the game ended abruptly in controversial fashion.

AROUND TOWN

File Photo - Lonergan back right, playing bassoon.jpgBassoonist Sue Lonergan And CSO: A Perfect Fit

by John Rook
There are few instruments as distinctly recognizable as a bassoon.
While the untrained eye may not be able to decipher between a violin and viola, or quickly tell the difference between a bass and electric guitar, the bassoon offers no such issues.