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Members of Cheshire Police Explorers donating a check for $416.75 to support the purchase of mastectomy bags at the breast cancer program at MidState Medical Center in Meriden.

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?”

CHS Football Returns To Work At Alumni Field

On Monday, Cheshire High School football opened their fall conditioning camp for the 2016 season. Cheshire graduated 20 players after a 4-6 season last fall.

Bishop Breaks Second National Record, Earns Third Gold Medal In YMCA LC National Championship

On Sunday in Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club's Karl Bishop wrapped up a historic performance in the YMCA Long Course National Championship.

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.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

All Signs Pointing To A Town Charter Review
Councilors Express Support For Forming Commission

by Michael Torelli
The Town Council is expected to vote next month as to whether or not they wish to pursue a review and possible revision of the Town Charter.

New Courtyard Walkway.JPGBusy Summer Helped Cheshire Schools Prepare For Start Of Classes

by Michael Torelli
With school starting on Monday, Cheshire School District maintenance staff have been scurrying during the past few weeks to make sure that all of the buildings are prepared for students and staff —both inside and out.

PBC Likes Idea Of Rep For Large Projects

by Michael Torelli
After completing a series of both important and expensive municipal projects, the Public Building Commission is considering hiring owner’s representatives for future construction jobs in an effort to ensure efficiency.

Blois 2.jpgFrom One Coast To Another, Cheshire’s Maria Blois Travels The U.S.A.

by Greg Lederer
Before starting her coast-to-coast trip this summer, Cheshire’s Maria Blois went to the beach in Yorktown, Virginia and dipped the back wheel of her bicycle in the Atlantic Ocean.

OPINION

Opinion_116.jpgBeware Of Outside Help

The goal of anyone attempting a project is to get the job done right.

SPORTS

Sam Simione_0.jpgSimione Commits To Bentley

by Greg Lederer
As a sophomore at Cheshire High School, Sam Simione decided that she wanted to play field hockey in college.

AROUND TOWN

Wallace hotel framed (painting circa 1882).JPGINN & CASINO · HOTEL · COUNTRY CLUB: Rest, Repast And Recreation

by John Rook
Cheshire is old. So old, in fact, its founding predates the formation of the nation by more than 75 years.