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After 15 years on the job, Executive Secretary Pat Sepp concluded her last day of work in Town Manager Michael Milone's office on Tuesday. For more on what Sepp and her coworkers had to say about her leaving, as well as the changes being made to the Executive Secretary position, see an upcoming edition of The Cheshire Herald.

Town Collecting Christmas Trees Next Weekend

January 5, 2013 by Josh Morgan

The holiday season is coming to an end and residents might be looking to get rid of their Christmas trees. Next weekend, the Town will be accepting trees at the transfer station on Waterbury Road. Residents can drop off trees free of charge.

Florio Requests Approximately $2 Million In New Spending

January 4, 2013 by John Rook

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio is requesting that the Cheshire Board of Education support his recommendation of a $64 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Florio made his presentation Thursday night when he laid out exactly why he believes a little over $2 million in new spending is needed in Cheshire's public schools.

Florio To Present Budget Recommendation Tonight

January 3, 2013 by John Rook

The Town of Cheshire's budget debate officially kicks off tonight when Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio presents his budget recommendation for the Cheshire School District.
Florio will present his budget at a meeting of the Board of Education. It is the only item on the BOE's agenda.

AWB Plans Several Unique Programs For Clients

January 2, 2013 by Special To The ...

Abilities Without Boundaries is beginning 2013 with an eye on promoting the abilities of their clients. To do that, the group will be sponsoring several programs in the upcoming year. A few of them follow below:

The AWB Woodworking Project:

Bishop Captures First State Open Titles At Yale Pool

At Yale University's Robert J.H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool, Cheshire High School boys' swim nabbed fifth place (252.5 points) in the State Open final.

Bishop Takes Home Two Class LL Titles, Cheshire Boys' Swim Takes Third Place

At Wesleyan University's Freeman Athletic Center, Cheshire High School boys' swim earned third place (442) in the Class LL final.

CHS Ice Hockey Drops D-II Quarter To Conard, Boys To Swim In Class LL Qualifying On Saturday

In Friday's Division II quarterfinal at Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport, Cheshire High School ice hockey (ninth seed, 9-11-2) came up short 4-2 against Conard (top, 16-6).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Cemetery Plan Approved By Planning And Zoning

by Michael Torelli
After three meetings on the matter, the Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission approved a special permit application on March 23 to allow a 2,150-plot cemetery to be built at 220 Realty Dr.

DSC_0024_2.JPGFull Steam Ahead: The Community Pool Project Finally On Track

by Michael Torelli
For likely the first time since the collapse of the first bubble, Town officials received news about the Cheshire Community Pool tension membrane project that was not negative.

Battling Back: CHS Grad Recounts Tale Of Addiction And Recovery

by John Rook
For Jack Donahue, it was supposed to be the best of days.

New, Non-Tenured Teachers’ Status In Limbo
Contracts Not Renewed For 30 Faculty Members As Budget Will Determine How Many Are Retained

by Michael Torelli
Approximately 30 employees hired by the Cheshire Board of Education are at risk of being shown the door due to uncertainties regarding the Board’s operating budget request.

SPORTS

Maggie O'Reilly_1.jpgO’Reilly To Join Larson In College Ranks

by Greg Lederer
When senior Maggie O’Reilly joined the Cheshire High School field hockey program four years ago, she had never played the sport or picked up a stick before.

AROUND TOWN

Boot Camp 1.jpgBooting The Boot Camp A Fight Ultimately Lost

Cheshire is recognized for many things. It has what is considered to be one of the best school systems in the state. It is, according to its own motto, the bedding capital of Connecticut, with a rich history of agriculture that lives on to this day.