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Anna Reis and Chris Dortenzio have opened Premier Wine & Spirits in Cheshire, and are hoping to establish a loyal clientele in town. For more on their story, see our upcoming Meet Your Local Merchant feature.

BREAKING NEWS: Monday's CHS Basketball Games Moved Up

January 10, 2015 by Greg Lederer

Due to weather, Cheshire High School has moved up tonight's basketball games with rival Amity to 6 p.m.
Girls (4-4, 1-0 in Housatonic Division)
Cheshire hosts the Lady Spartans (4-4, 1-1).
Boys (4-2, 1-0)
The Rams visit Amity (2-5, 1-1).

RTC Movie Night To Feature "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington"

January 10, 2015 by john

The Cheshire Republican Town Committee's patriotic movie nights will continue on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. at Elim Park's Nelson Hall, where they will host a free showing of the Hollywood classic, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” The Frank Capra film came out in 1939 and features James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee and Harry Carey.

Taste Of Cheshire Pizza Tonight

January 9, 2015 by John Rook

If you're a fan of pizza, you'll love what's happening tonight at Yellow House, 554 South Main St. From 6 to 9 p.m., there will be a Taste of Cheshire Battle, where pizza from different restaurants will be tasted and judged. The food offerings will be evaluated on best crust, best sauce, cheesiest, and best overall.

Cheshire Schools Have Delayed Opening

January 9, 2015 by John Rook

A short burst of winter weather is expected to begin this morning, and school officials have decided to delay the opening of classes at all Cheshire Public Schools as a result. The delay will be 90 minutes, and there will be morning no pre-K. St Bridget School also has a 90 minute delay this morning, as does the Cheshire Senior Center.

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.