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The Lost Acres String Band will be performing blues, Gypsy-jazz, old-time, and contemporary fiddle tunes on Jan. 22 at the Cheshire Public Library. The show is free and open to the public.

Bowman To Be Honored At Lights Of Hope

November 7, 2014 by John Rook

Cheshire’s Lights of Hope has chosen longtime Cheshire businessman Paul Bowman as the winner of this year’s Luminary Award, which recognizes outstanding volunteerism and community service.
Bowman will receive $1,000 to be donated in his name to the charities of his choice. He has selected Autism Families Connecticut, Inc. and Family Services of Greater Waterbury, which will receive $500 each.

Help Friends Of Feral Cheshire Cats Match Donations

November 6, 2014 by Special To The ...

Friends of Feral Cheshire Cats (FFCC) is excited to announce that they have once again received a very special holiday season donation challenge!

Big Night For Incumbents

November 5, 2014 by John Rook

The 2014 Election will be remembered for the wave of Republican victories across the nation. Locally, however, the results produced no changes.

Greenberg Concedes To Esty

November 4, 2014 by John Rook

U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5) is returning to Washington, D.C. for another term. Her challenger Republican Mark Greenberg conceded the race to Esty a little after 10 p.m., telling supporters in Waterbury that, despite not all votes being counted, it was clear Esty had won.

CHS Ice Hockey Ends Skid On Wednesday, Wrestlers Fall To Easties

On Wednesday at Wesleyan University, Cheshire High School ice hockey (4-6) beat Staples/Weston/Shelton Co-Op (1-7) 5-4 to snap a four-game skid.

CHS Boys' Swim And Dive Stays Unbeaten On Tuesday, Basketball Teams Split, Varsity Slate for Wednesday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School boys' swim and dive (6-0) came away victorious 105-78 over Notre Dame-West Haven (5-1) in a match-up of unbeaten teams at Cheshire Community Pool.

CHS Ice Hockey Drops Road Game To South Windsor on Monday, Varsity Slate for Tuesday

On Monday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (3-6) fell 4-3 to South Windsor (4-4) in overtime at South Windsor Arena.

Black Pins To Win Wrestling Crown On Saturday, CHS Ice Hockey Teams Drop Road Games

On Saturday, Cheshire High School wrestling senior captain Sean Black earned first place (3-0) in the Casey Yates Invite at Windham Tech.

CHS Basketball Teams Come Up Short On Friday, Varsity Slate For Saturday

On Friday, Cheshire High School girls' basketball (2-8, 0-3 in Housatonic Division) fell 41-35 to Career Magnet (8-1, 4-0).

CHS Ice Hockey Teams Come Up Short On Thursday, Varsity Slate For Friday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (3-4) came up short 6-3 against defending Southern Connecticut Conference/South West Conference Division II Champion North Branford (4-2) at Wesleyan University.

CHS B-Ball Teams Split On Wednesday, Ski Squads Shine, Varsity Slate For Thursday

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School boys' basketball (3-5, 0-1 in Hammonasset Division) beat Daniel Hand (0-8) by a score of 59-53.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Solan Asks For 2.07 Percent Increase
Request Is Lowest In Over A Decade

by Michael Torelli
Superintendent of Schools Jeff Solan has called for a $70.83 million operating budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which he said will allow the Cheshire School District to remain progressive while being fiscally responsible.

Teachers Union Contract Headed To Arbitration After Council Rejects Deal

by Michael Torelli
Cheshire Town Councilors unanimously rejected the proposed contract between the Board of Education and the teacher’s union on Tuesday evening, sending the matter to arbitration.

Cold Water Rescue Training 1_0.jpegFire Department Trains For Frigid Conditions In Case Of Water Rescue

by Michael Torelli
Firefighters were recently called to Mixville Park to brave the frigid, icy water conditions of the pond to save an individual who had fallen in.

Superior Court Judge Rules Against PZC

by Michael Torelli
A subdivision on Coleman Road is no longer going to be built after a Superior Court judge declared that the Planning and Zoning Commission illegally approved the developer’s application.

OPINION

Opinion_136.jpgNot The Time For Any Salary Increases

There are some recent signs that Cheshire Town officials understand Connecticut’s dire economic straits.

SPORTS

Joe Cannata.jpgCHS Boys Defeat Hand In The Pool

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School boys’ swim and dive faced a tough challenge on Tuesday at Cheshire Community Pool.

AROUND TOWN

VBS Mirebelais.JPGHelping Haiti From Home

by Michael Torelli
Sometimes one does not need to travel far to help individuals in another country.