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Heavy bouts of wind proved to be the perfect weather for Tim and Adaline Galvin, who took part at the annual Fly a Kite program at Bartlem Park Wednesday morning.

Cheshire Lions Club Donates Reading Machine to Local Senior Center

December 1, 2013 by Special To The ...

As many as 11 million people in the United States have some form of age-related macular degeneration, an irreversible blindness. This startling number is expected to double by 2050. An estimated 2000 people in Cheshire alone are now suffering from low vision conditions with many still undiagnosed.

Doolittle Elementary School to Host Third Annual Escarole and Bean Recipe Challenge

November 30, 2013 by Special To The ...

Remember the “Thriller in Manila?” This contest is even better!! The Doolittle Elementary School Food and Nutrition kitchen is hosting the 3rd Annual Escarole and Bean Recipe Challenge on Thursday, December 5th at 11:00 AM-1:30 PM in the Doolittle Elementary School cafeteria.

Sensitive Santa is coming to Cheshire Fitness Zone Pediatric Therapy

November 29, 2013 by Special To The ...

There are times when children with disabilities are unable to visit with Santa in a crowded and loud public environment. This type of setting can be overwhelming for children and turn what should be a fun experience into a stressful one.

Cheshire Football Drops Final Game To Southington On Thanksgiving

November 28, 2013 by Greg Lederer

In the season finale, Cheshire High School football (4-7) came up short 38-6 against Southington (9-1) in the 18th Apple Valley Classic. The Blue Knights had a 7-0 halftime lead and pulled away from there to tie the series at 9-9. Scoring summary:
First Quarter
Five-yard touchdown by Southington senior quarterback Stephen Barmore (10:58) 0-7, SHS

Do You Really Know Thanksgiving History?

November 28, 2013 by John Rook

Untitled-8_1.jpgIt started with the Pilgrims and Native Americans, sitting down to a big turkey dinner in the small village of Plymouth.
That's the story of Thanksgiving, right? It was a time of religion and family and togetherness.

Thanksgiving Holiday Reminders

November 27, 2013 by John Rook

With Thanksgiving just a day away, Cheshire schools, government, and services have changed their schedules.
Students at local public schools will be dismissed early today and will have tomorrow (Thanksgiving) and Friday off. Normal classes will resume on Monday, Dec. 2.
All Town offices and the Cheshire Public Library will also be closed both tomorrow and Friday in observance of the holiday.

CHS Boys' V-Ball And Tennis Teams Earn Wins, Girls' LAX And Tennis Come Up Short

Cheshire High School boys' volleyball (3-0) stayed unbeaten on Wednesday, sweeping Masuk (1-2) 3-0 by scores of 25-19, 25-10, and 25-19.

Cheshire Girls' LAX, Tennis Extend Strong Starts

Cheshire High School girls' tennis improved to 3-0 on Monday afternoon, beating East Haven (0-3) 6-1.

Cheshire Baseball Stuns Amity, Girls' LAX Takes Opener

For the first time since 2009, Cheshire High School baseball (1-2, 1-0) defeated 10-time defending Housatonic Division Champion Amity (0-3, 0-1) at home.

For the first time since 2009, Cheshire High School baseball (1-2, 1-0) defeated 10-time defending Housatonic Division Champion Amity (0-3, 0-1) at home.

CHS Softball Shut Outs Shelton, Boys' V-Ball Stops Oxford's Win Streak

In Friday's Housatonic Division opener, Cheshire High School softball (3-0, 1-0) defeated Shelton (1-1, 0-1) 10-0.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

$103.4 Million Budget Approved

Decision Paves Way For Implementation Of Full-Day Kindergarten

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council voted 5-4 to approve a $103.39 million budget that calls for a $2.7 million increase over last year’s operating budget.

CHS softball Head Coach Kristine Drust, CHS football Head Coach Don Drust, son Brewer.jpgWalking As One!

by Michael Torelli
Whether it was to respect those who have been lost in drunk driving accidents, or an effort to raise funds to cure multiple sclerosis, residents of Cheshire flooded the streets for two walks this past weekend.

Tree Trimming To Be Put On Hold

by Michael Torelli
It has been a couple of months since the start of Connecticut Light & Power’s enhanced tree trimming program began in Cheshire, yet there seems to be consensus among all interested parties that the program needs to be rexamined prior to continuing.

Chamber.jpgChamber Celebrates 40th Anniversary

by John Rook
In the April 4, 1974 edition of The Cheshire Herald, a full-page advertisement on page 11 of that week’s edition announced the formation of a new group.
The Cheshire Chamber of Commerce had been formed ...

EDITORIAL

Opinion_1.jpgTracking Full-Day Kindergarten

The Cheshire Town Council passed a budget Tuesday night that will presumably allow the School District to move forward with full-day kindergarten (see page one for story). All that remains is the official adoption and implementation by the Board of Education and School District leaders, all of whom have been pushing for full-day for a while.

SPORTS

Maddy Levy.jpgLacrosse Co-Captain Realizes Her Potential

by Greg Lederer
The play of Cheshire High School senior lacrosse player Maddy Levy caught her opposition by surprise last year. After contributing defensively for her first two seasons, she emerged to post career-best totals for goals (44) and assists (six).

AROUND TOWN

Danielle Chambrelli_0.jpgFuture Teacher Receives Youth Leadership Award

by Greg Lederer
When local teenager Danielle Chambrelli started volunteering in Cheshire YMCA last year, the thought of receiving individual accolades wasn’t on her mind.