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Heavy bouts of wind proved to be the perfect weather for Tim and Adaline Galvin, who took part at the annual Fly a Kite program at Bartlem Park Wednesday morning.

Escarole And Bean Soup Recipes From School Contest

December 12, 2013 by John Rook

Last week, Cheshire School District Director of Management Services Vincent Masciana took on Doolittle School Assistant Principal Kelly Grillo in a Escarole and Bean Soup Competition. The two made healthy portions of their family recipes for students at Doolittle to taste.

Wreath Laying Ceremony To Be Held This Weekend

December 11, 2013 by John Rook

Inclement weather forced the cancellation of the Wreaths Across America event yesterday, but local veterans are still looking to honor military men and women buried in Cheshire.
As such, the Cheshire VFW Post will perform a wreath-laying ceremony at Cheshire Veterans Plaza this Saturday at 12 p.m. The plaza is in front of Cheshire Town Hall.

Wreaths Across America Event Cancelled

December 10, 2013 by John Rook

With snow falling this morning and schools cancelled for the day, the planned Wreaths Across America event at Cheshire High School has been cancelled.

Cheshire Schools Closed Today

December 10, 2013 by John Rook

With inclement weather expected to arrive sometime this morning/afternoon, Cheshire Public Schools have been closed today.
Also, St. Bridget School has announced that they have also closed for the day in anticipation of the coming snow, which is predicted to produce between 1-4 inches of snow for the entire state.

Herald's Second Holiday Guide Coming This Week

December 9, 2013 by John Rook

Thanksgiving is over. So is Hanukkah. Christmas, however, is about three weeks away and that means plenty of time to hit the stores for some serious shopping.
Want to know how to avoid the crowds, keep the stress levels down, and keep the season festive? The Cheshire Herald's Holiday Guide will help you make shopping as fun and painless as possible.

Cheshire Police Looking For Toy Donations

December 7, 2013 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Police Department is holding it’s annual toy drive to assist those in need in and around the community. A toy collection box is located in the Police Department lobby for donations of unwrapped toys.
Donations will be accepted 24 hours a day until Christmas.Toy and gifts for children ages 12-16 are especially needed. All donations are greatly appreciated.

CHS Boys' V-Ball And Tennis Teams Earn Wins, Girls' LAX And Tennis Come Up Short

Cheshire High School boys' volleyball (3-0) stayed unbeaten on Wednesday, sweeping Masuk (1-2) 3-0 by scores of 25-19, 25-10, and 25-19.

Cheshire Girls' LAX, Tennis Extend Strong Starts

Cheshire High School girls' tennis improved to 3-0 on Monday afternoon, beating East Haven (0-3) 6-1.

Cheshire Baseball Stuns Amity, Girls' LAX Takes Opener

For the first time since 2009, Cheshire High School baseball (1-2, 1-0) defeated 10-time defending Housatonic Division Champion Amity (0-3, 0-1) at home.

For the first time since 2009, Cheshire High School baseball (1-2, 1-0) defeated 10-time defending Housatonic Division Champion Amity (0-3, 0-1) at home.

CHS Softball Shut Outs Shelton, Boys' V-Ball Stops Oxford's Win Streak

In Friday's Housatonic Division opener, Cheshire High School softball (3-0, 1-0) defeated Shelton (1-1, 0-1) 10-0.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

$103.4 Million Budget Approved

Decision Paves Way For Implementation Of Full-Day Kindergarten

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council voted 5-4 to approve a $103.39 million budget that calls for a $2.7 million increase over last year’s operating budget.

CHS softball Head Coach Kristine Drust, CHS football Head Coach Don Drust, son Brewer.jpgWalking As One!

by Michael Torelli
Whether it was to respect those who have been lost in drunk driving accidents, or an effort to raise funds to cure multiple sclerosis, residents of Cheshire flooded the streets for two walks this past weekend.

Tree Trimming To Be Put On Hold

by Michael Torelli
It has been a couple of months since the start of Connecticut Light & Power’s enhanced tree trimming program began in Cheshire, yet there seems to be consensus among all interested parties that the program needs to be rexamined prior to continuing.

Chamber.jpgChamber Celebrates 40th Anniversary

by John Rook
In the April 4, 1974 edition of The Cheshire Herald, a full-page advertisement on page 11 of that week’s edition announced the formation of a new group.
The Cheshire Chamber of Commerce had been formed ...

EDITORIAL

Opinion_1.jpgTracking Full-Day Kindergarten

The Cheshire Town Council passed a budget Tuesday night that will presumably allow the School District to move forward with full-day kindergarten (see page one for story). All that remains is the official adoption and implementation by the Board of Education and School District leaders, all of whom have been pushing for full-day for a while.

SPORTS

Maddy Levy.jpgLacrosse Co-Captain Realizes Her Potential

by Greg Lederer
The play of Cheshire High School senior lacrosse player Maddy Levy caught her opposition by surprise last year. After contributing defensively for her first two seasons, she emerged to post career-best totals for goals (44) and assists (six).

AROUND TOWN

Danielle Chambrelli_0.jpgFuture Teacher Receives Youth Leadership Award

by Greg Lederer
When local teenager Danielle Chambrelli started volunteering in Cheshire YMCA last year, the thought of receiving individual accolades wasn’t on her mind.