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Running on Empty took to the stage at Bartlem Park on June 22, to kick off the annual Parks and Recreation Summer Concert Series.

Fishing Derby Tomorrow

May 2, 2014 by John Rook

Weather forced the cancellation of the Annual Steve Horvath Memorial Fishing Derby last month, but local fishermen will still have their day.
Tomorrow, beginning at 8 a.m., the Derby will be held at Mixville Park. Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. and the event is scheduled to last until 9:30 a.m.
Bring your tackle box and bait, and enjoy a morning of fishing.

Board Approves Budget, Moving Forward With Full-Day Kindergarten

May 2, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Board of Education unanimously approved a $66 million budget last night and stated that it was moving forward with plans to implement full-day kindergarten next year, despite the fact that additional funds will be needed.

CHS Varsity Sports Contests Postponed

May 1, 2014 by Greg Lederer

Thursday's Cheshire High School varsity sports postponements:
Softball (7-2, 3-1 in Housatonic Division)
Cheshire has moved their rematch with defending Southern Connecticut Conference Champion Mercy (6-2) to May 15 at 3:45 p.m.
CHS visits Sheehan (9-1, 3-1) on Monday at 3:45 p.m. Cheshire lost the first meeting 2-1 on April 14.
Girls' Golf (1-4)

Best Essay Will Win Choice Of Prizes

May 1, 2014 by Special To The ...

An award will be given to a Cheshire student entering grades two through nine with the best answer to the question, “What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?”

Bishop Earns Share Of YMCA Long Course National Crown

On Saturday in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Karl Bishop picked up his second gold medal in the YMCA Long Course National Championship.

Sea Dog Swimmers Make Impact In Friday's Section Of The YMCA LC National Championship

On Friday, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Liz Boyer placed fifth in the 400-meter individual medley (5:01.86) in the YMCA Long Course National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club Shines In YMCA LC National Championship

On Thursday in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club members Lily Kurtz (200-meter breaststroke, 2:41.23), Jack Doherty (100-meter butterfly, 56.16), and Brooke Perrotta (100-meter butterfly, 1:01.83) all contributed fourth places in the YMCA Long Course National Championship.

Bishop Defends His YMCA National Swim Title In Record Time

On opening night of the YMCA Long Course National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Karl Bishop defended his crown in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle (15:35.36) on Wednesday and lowered his previous national record (15:47.16) set last year.

Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Drops Thriller To Stamford In Super Regional Final, Juniors Fall In Final Four

On Wednesday in the Southern Division Super Regional final, the Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball team (fourth seed, 26-9) dropped a marathon game 1-0 to top-seeded Stamford (29-4-1) in 13 innings at Palmer Field in Middletown.

Downey's Blast Propels Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Over Stamford, Forces Deciding Game For Super Regional Title

On Tuesday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (fourth seed, 26-8) defeated top-seeded Stamford (28-4-1) 4-1 in the Southern Division Super Regional at Palmer Field in Middletown.

Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Rallies Late To Defeat Waterbury in Super Regional

On Monday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (fourth seed, 25-8) came back to defeat second-seeded Waterbury 5-4 in the Super Regional at Palmer Field in Middletown.

Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Rallies To Beat Stratford In Super Regional

On Sunday at Palmer Field in Middletown, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (fourth seed, 24-8) came from behind to beat Stratford (third, 25-6) 10-3 in the Super Regional.

Cheshire AL Baseball Teams Earn Split Of State Tournament Action On Saturday

On Saturday, Cheshire American Legion Junior baseball (fourth seed, 23-4) defeated Glastonbury (12th, 15-13) 5-2 at Cheshire High School to reach the 17-U Northern Division Final Four next week.

CHS, Dodd Fall Sports Physicals Are Coming Up

Cheshire High School fall physicals for Marching Band and girls’ sports are planned for Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Explodes For Big Win Over Middletown, Sweeps Southern Division Sectional Series

On Thursday at Cheshire High School, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (fourth seed, 23-7) used a season-high run total to beat Zone 3 rival Middletown (20th, 10-18) 15-8 and sweep their Southern Division Sectional Series.

Organizers Are Planning For Second Theresa's Battleship 3 vs. 3 Basketball Tournament

The Second Annual Theresa’s Battleship 3 vs. 3 Basketball Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department courts.

Cheshire AL Baseball Teams Win State Games At Home

On Wednesday, Cheshire American Legion baseball won a pair of home games in the state tournament.

Cheshire AL Junior Baseball Wins Big In State Tourney First Round

On Monday at Cheshire High School, Cheshire American Legion Junior baseball (fourth seed, 21-4) defeated Tri-Town (13th, 10-11) 17-0 in the first round of the 17-U state tournament.

Bishop Earns NISCA/Speedo All-American, Boyer Secures Consideration Honor

Last week, Cheshire resident Karl Bishop was announced as a first-time member of the 2015-16 National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association/Speedo Swimming and Diving All-American Team.

Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Shuts Out Rival In Regular Season Finale

On Friday at Cheshire High School, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (21-7) defeated Middletown (9-16) 8-0 in the regular season finale.

Bishop, May Competed In The U.S. Olympic Swim Trials

Representing Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club, Karl Bishop and David May competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials held June 26 to July 3 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Lee Changes Mind On CHS Administrative Job, Will Return To Prior Positions As Coach And Teacher

Dan Lee has chosen to not take the Cheshire High School Assistant Principal job and instead return to his previous positions as boys' basketball and boys' golf head coach, as well as physical education teacher at the school.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

14-(l to r) Principal Jeffrey Solan and Superintendent of Schools Greg Florio.jpgMoney Issues
Councilors Question Starting Salary Of New Superintendent

by Michael Torelli
Certain Town Coucilors are expressing frustration over the starting salary of the Cheshire School District’s newest top employee, who is earning more than his predecessor.

Lasers To Replace Fireworks At Chamber Fall Festival

by Michael Torelli
Although there will not be any fireworks to conclude the annual Cheshire Fall Festival and Marketplace this year, the Chamber of Commerce promises to light up the sky in a different way, with help from the Town.

Danielle Bellantonio_1.jpgTrip To Nicaragua Opens Bellantinio’s Eyes To Outside World

by Greg Lederer
Last fall, Cheshire’s Danielle Bellantonio and her roommate Jenna Mark attended the Boston College Student Involvement Fair looking for clubs they might be interested in joining.

Vehicle Replacements Highlight FD Wish List

by Michael Torelli
Fire Chief Jack Casner recently explained to the Cheshire Town Council that his department’s five-year capital expenditure plan is designed to replace outdated fire trucks and provide new equipment for firefighters.

OPINION

Opinion_112.jpgConservation Equals Common Sense

It’s hot out. Really hot. Uncomfortably hot.

SPORTS

Mike Hickey.jpgCheshire AL Senior Baseball Advances In State Tournament

by Greg Lederer
The Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball team didn’t start off well in the Super Regional Southern Division Tournament, falling to top-seeded Stamford 5-2 last Saturday at Palmer Field in Middletown.

AROUND TOWN

Midway.jpegMidway Meat Outlet: A Special Place Run By Special Men

by John Rook
Any meat lover knows that preparation is key.