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Crews began tearing down the Winslow Road home where a Cheshire woman, Beverly Mitchell, was found dead on June 14, after officials say the first floor of the structure collapsed under the weight of items collected by Mitchell. The Town of Cheshire was able to secure permission from Mitchell's next of kin to demolish the structure, after they waved any rights to the property or possessions found inside the home. For more on this, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Council Approves $97.7 Million Budget

April 13, 2011 by John Rook

The Cheshire Town Council approved a $97.7 million operating budget on Tuesday night, reducing Town Manager Micheal Milone's proposal by $1.74 million.
The Council, in a 6-2 vote, approved an increase over last year's budget of $2.17 million, or 2.27 percent, setting the mill rate at 26.85.

Street Sweeping Begins Today

April 11, 2011 by Special To The ...

The following press release was received from the Cheshire Public Works Department:

The Director of Public Works, Joseph Michelangelo, would like to advise all residents that the Town of Cheshire will commence sweeping sand from town roads today. Sweeping operations will begin in the south section of town and will progress throughout the town during the following several weeks.

****NOTICE: The Cheshire Herald Is Looking For A Freelance Photographer

April 11, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Herald has an opening for a freelance photographer and is looking for local applicants. This position requires some night and weekend work, and assignments can vary from sporting and community events to happenings at the schools and library. Experience is preferred.

CHS Students Wow Judges With Dream Homes

April 10, 2011 by John Rook

Cheshire High School student Amanda Cashmore might only be 15 years old, but the teenager already knows what she wants to be when she grows up.
Since she was a child, which wasn't all that long ago, Cashmore has wanted to be an architect. She has wanted to build things in her mind and see them come to life in the real world.

Neville To Speak About Horticulture At Suburban Garden Club Meeting

April 9, 2011 by Special To The ...

Katherine Neville, a master gardener and horticulture judge, will be the featured speaker at the April meeting of the Suburban Garden Club. She will discuss how to display horticulture and the criteria on which it is judged. This is one of several programs planned to help club members prepare for the flower show in June.

Council Set To Cut $1.8 Million From Budget Request

April 9, 2011 by Josh Morgan

The Cheshire Town Council appears ready to adopt an Operating Budget that cuts Town Manager Michael Milone's initial proposal by more than $1.8 million.

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.