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Students at St. Bridget School will have Monday off in honor of the Columbus Day holiday, but they have had the opportunity to learn about the explorer in class and even see a special replica of one of the famous ships used by Columbus.

Graduation And Promotion Ceremonies Upcoming

June 18, 2013 by John Rook

School's Out!
Well ...almost.
As of Friday evening, all Cheshire students will officially be on summer vacation, enjoying fun in the sun until the new school year rolls around at the end of August.
But, before that there are a few things to accomplish.

Register Now For Summer Reading Program At Cheshire Public Library

June 17, 2013 by Anonymous

The Cheshire Library is proud to present its 2013 Summer Reading program “Dig Into Reading,” which begins on Monday, June 24. Summer Reading has never been easier with the library’s new online tool. A child or parent can register at the library at 104 Main Street or online via Evanced.

Father's Day Has Mother's Day To Thank

June 16, 2013 by John Rook

Last month, we celebrated all the moms in our lives.
Today, it's Father's Day—dad's turn.
Though it doesn't eclipse Mother's Day when it comes to card giving (Father's Day is fourth on the list), it is celebrated by sons and daughters all over the nation.
But do you know where Father's Day originated?
Well, it's probably no surprise that Mother's Day gave birth to the first Father's Day.

Plenty To Do This Weekend

June 15, 2013 by John Rook

It's been a rainy few days this past week, but the sun is expected to break through in a big way today.
If you're feeling cooped up inside and need something to do, but don't know what, here are a few events to consider on this busy weekend:

Saturday, June 15

*Special Needs Awareness Day
Cheshire Police
Cheshire Police Department
500 Highland Avenue
9 a.m.

CHS Varsity Slate For Friday

Friday's Cheshire High School varsity sports schedule:

CHS Girls' Swim And Dive Stays Unbeaten On Thursday, CHS Field Hockey Rallies To Tie Rival Hand

On Thursday at Wilbur Cross in New Haven, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (6-0) beat host Sacred Heart Academy (2-4) 100-78.

CHS Girls' Volleyball Avenges Only Loss Against Mercy, Varsity Slate For Thursday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (9-1, 3-0 in Housatonic Division) swept Mercy (7-4) 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-11) to earn their eighth straight win and avenge their only loss (3-1) from Sept. 14.

Pierpont Posts OT Game-Winner For CHS Field Hockey, Girls' Volleyball To Host Mercy On Wednesday

In overtime on Tuesday, Cheshire High School field hockey (5-2-1-1) picked up a 1-0 victory at Branford (4-2-0-1).

CHS Girls' Swim And Dive And Boys' Soccer Stay Unbeaten On Monday, Volleyball Extends Win Streak

On Monday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive earned a 97-73 victory over Mercy (2-5) at Hamden Hall.

CJF Fourth Grade Reaches 3-1, Sunday's Schedule

Last Sunday, Cheshire Junior Football fourth grade (3-1) posted a 26-0 shutout of host Wallingford.

CA Football Wins Home Opener

In Saturday's home opener, Cheshire Academy football (1-1) picked up their first win 42-14 over Avon Od Farms School.

CHS Girls' Soccer Earns Road Win On Saturday

On Saturday, Cheshire High School girls' soccer (3-3-2, 1-1-2 in Housatonic Division) won 2-1 at Joel Barlow (3-2-3).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald


1-(l to r) Dodd Principal Jeffrey Solan and Superintendent of Schools Greg Florio.jpgFlorio Stepping Down As Superintendent

by Michael Torelli
Cheshire Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio recently announced that he will be leaving his position after being hired as executive director of the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), an organization that provides programs and services to 35 school districts in 36 towns in the Greater Hartford area.

No Word On Zone Change

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing open for the third time regarding a zone text change to allow working farms to host fee-based outdoor events on site.

Candidates Grapple With Balance Between Growth And Tradition

by Michael Torelli
When Cheshire was first founded, residents prided themselves on being a part of a small farming community.

Neighbors Voice Concerns About Coleman Road Subdivision Plan

by Michael Torelli
Residents from Tamarack Road and the surrounding area recently attended a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to raise concerns about a proposed subdivision off of Coleman Road.


Opinion_69.jpgFlorio Tenure A Success

For more than two decades, Greg Florio has been a part of Cheshire education. Hired in 1991, he moved his way up through the ranks of the School District’s administration, eventually being named Superintendent 11 years ago.


Panru Jing.jpgRams Riding Hot Streaks

by Greg Lederer
Winners of seven straight matches, Cheshire High School girls’ volleyball (8-1, 3-0 in Housatonic Division) is gaining momentum at the mid-way point of the regular season.


billiard.JPGLukas Fracasso-Verner Lining Up His Shot To Compete In China

by Michael Torelli
Enter Yale Billiards of Wallingford, and chances are you might run into Lukas Fracasso-Verner.