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Michael Torelli/Cheshire Herald
Several Town employees traded in their computer screens for paint brushes as Artsplace on Friday. For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

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.

Poets Take To The Podium At CHS

April 23, 2011 by John Rook

Cheshire High School senior Jessica Poling has been a member of the club Writer's Block for four years and, in that time, she has helped organize the yearly event, Poem in your Pocket.
Yet, this year was a different experience for Poling. That's because, this time around, instead of just helping run the event, she and her fellow upperclassmen were organizing it.

Grange Gets A Personal Look At Birds Of Prey

April 22, 2011 by Special To The ...

Hawks, owls, and falcons are most frequently seen in the wild, but it's not often you find them in a Grange Hall. A near capacity crowd gathered at Cheshire Grange Hall on Wednesday evening, April 20, to experience a special program on raptor rehabilitation presented by Horizon Wings of Ashford.

Rough Winter Takes Toll On Fields In Town

April 21, 2011 by Greg Lederer

Cheshire High School senior Ashley Zane protects the goal for the girls' lacrosse program. While the amount of shots she stops is within her control, the team's field condition at Bartlem Recreation Area is a different story. A field that doesn't drain well traditionally has been dug out due to recent rain.

Cheshire Offering Nature-Related Events Around Earth Day

April 20, 2011 by Special To The ...

With Earth Day is scheduled for the end of the week, nature enthusiasts in the area will have a wide variety of events from which to choose. The Cheshire Environmental Planning Department is offering the following activities for those interested:
State Archaeologist Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni to Discuss Native American Archaeology in Connecticut

CHS Varsity Contests On Monday

Monday's Cheshire High School varsity slate:

CJF Enjoyed Strong Performances Last Weekend, Prepares For Sunday's Action

Cheshire Junior Football excelled last Sunday, compiling a 6-1 record.

CA Football Starts The Year With Road Win

On Saturday, Cheshire Academy football (1-0) won the opener 49-20 at Pomfret School.

Rams Boys' Soccer Takes Second Straight One-Goal Loss

On Saturday, Cheshire High School boys' soccer (0-3-1, 0-1 in Housatonic Division) lost 1-0 against host Notre Dame-West Haven (3-0-2) at Veteran's Stadium.

Yamin Scores Four Touchdowns, Rams Football Runs Over Lyman Hall

On Friday, Cheshire High School football improved to 2-0 with a 45-0 shutout at Lyman Hall (0-2).

Gallagher Picks Up Her 100th Win, Cheshire Girls Sweep On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School field hockey (3-1-1) defeated Sheehan (3-2) 4-1.

Boyer, Senft, And Smalec Lead Cheshire Girls To Victory In The Pool

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (3-0) stayed unbeaten by defeating Lyman Hall (0-3) 106-75 at the Cheshire Community Pool.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Keeping Student Housing In Check
Local Resident Asks Town To Regulate Influx Of Quinnipiac Students

by Michael Torelli
One local resident is looking to the Town of Cheshire to ensure that her neighborhood doesn’t one day resemble the setting for the movie “Animal House.”

IVES FARM_1667.jpgCLT Plans A Day At Ives Farm To Show Off Property’s Natural Beauty

by Michael Torelli
When the Cheshire Land Trust acquired Ives Farm in 2006, they knew they had something special.

Arizon Taking On New Role?
Council Clears Path For Company To Become General Contractor For Pool Cover Project

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council has approved a bid waiver that will allow the Town to discuss designating Arizon Structures, the company hired to construct the tension membrane cover over the Community Pool, as the project’s general contractor.

Student section.jpgCHS Volleyball Parents Upset Over Delays In Gym Renovations

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School staff, students, parents, and administrators agree that renovating the west gym this year was an overdue project. The gym floor, for instance, dates back to the 1970s.

OPINION

Opinion_21.jpgOfficials Need To Ensure Student Housing Doesn’t Become A Problem

Local resident Carol Setter admitted the issue of student housing in Cheshire is not a crisis. She also made it clear that she is not against all students making Cheshire their home during the school year.

SPORTS

Cullen Clairmont.jpgRams Football Rocks Ridgefield

by Greg Lederer
In last year’s Inaugural Southern Connecticut Conference-Fairfield Interscholastic Athletic Conference Challenge, Cheshire High School football opened with a 17-14 loss at Ridgefield. CHS went on to finish 4-7.

AROUND TOWN

Mari Hall.JPGMiles Of Smiles Run For ASD Since 2010

by Michael Torelli
It’s been four years since the Hall family watched for the first time as local community members laced up their running shoes outside of Cheshire’s Norton School.