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Cheshire resident Jaime Collins was recently diagnosed with a rare genetic mutation that increases her chances of being diagnosed with certain types of cancer, and she is now trying to raise awareness about it. For more on Collins' story, see this week's The Cheshire Herald.

Plenty Of Holiday-Themed Events This Weekend

December 6, 2013 by John Rook

It's hard to believe but the holiday season is in full swing. Thanksgiving has come and gone as has Hanukkah, and Christmas is a mere 19 days away.
If you're looking to get into some holiday cheer, think about filling your weekend schedule with a few of these fun local events:

Today, Dec. 6

Sensitive Santa
Cheshire Fitness Zone Pediatric Therapy

First-Come First-Served For Christmas Trees at Calvary Life Family Worship Center

December 5, 2013 by John Rook

If you're looking to spruce up your holiday decorations, join Calvary Life Family Worship Center on Saturday, Dec. 14 as they hand out free Christmas trees. The event will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Center, 174 East Main St.

Join CHS Music Department For Winter Concert

December 4, 2013 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire High School Music Department will hold its annual Instrumental Music Winter Concert on Thursday, Dec. 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in CHS’s Thorp Auditorium, 525 South Main St. The CHS Concert Band, String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and Marching Ram Band all will be featured.

Check Your Health: New Approaches Improve Recovery For Hip Replacement Surgery

December 3, 2013 by Special To The ...

Check Your Health_6.jpgCheck Your Health is a web-only feature being offered monthly by The Cheshire Herald. Each month, a professional from MidState Medical Center will offer advice on a different issue pertaining to health.

CHS Baseball Ends Drought With Upset At Top-Ranked Rival, Cheshire Squads Earn Three Home Victories

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School baseball (8-4, 3-3 in Housatonic Division) came back from a 3-0 deficit to win 4-3 at defending Class LL/Southern Connecticut Conference Champion Amity (12-1, 6-1).

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Tennis, And LAX Teams Sweep On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School softball (11-0, 5-0 in Housatonic Division) extended their undefeated season with an 11-0 win at North Haven (5-6).

CHS Girls' Tennis, Boys' Volleyball Earn Victories On Thursday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' tennis (8-1) picked up their eighth consecutive victory 4-3 over Guilford (4-4).

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Lacrosse, And Tennis Teams Secure Victories On Wednesday

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School softball (10-0, 5-0 in Housatonic Division) remained unbeaten with a 17-3 victory over Lyman Hall (5-6, 1-4).

CHS Track And Field Teams, Girls' Lacrosse, Boys' Volleyball, and Girls' Golf Earn Wins On Tuesday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School outdoor track and field teams extended strong seasons at Sheehan.

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Lacrosse, and Tennis Teams Earn Victories On Monday

On Monday, Cheshire High School softball (9-0, 4-0 in Housatonic Division) posted a 2-0 shutout of Amity (7-2, 3-1).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Hickory Hill Pulls Application

by Michael Torelli
A local orchard owner recently withdrew his application asking for approval to host outdoor, fee-based events on his property.

monument_0.JPGPutting A Fresh Face On An Old Town Landmark

by Michael Torelli
Memorial Day is often a somber time meant to remember fallen servicemen and women who died while serving their country.

BOE May Slash Initiatives

by Michael Torelli
The Board of Education is dealing with realities of a less-than-desired budget, after the Town Council adopted a $107.87 million budget earlier this month, $69.39 million of which was reserved for the Cheshire School District.

Revamped 911 System To Improve Town Service

by Michael Torelli
A new dispatch program installed at the Cheshire Police Department is expected to provide more efficient handling of emergency calls.

OPINION

Opinion_100.jpgA Tale Of Two Proposals

The Planning and Zoning Commission has dominated local news lately, as the group has considered two highly-controversial proposals.

SPORTS

Julie Roche_0.jpgGirls’ LAX Team Has Found Momentum

by Greg Lederer
After an inconsistent start to the spring season, the Cheshire High School girls’ lacrosse team has found rhythm of late, building a four-game win streak.

AROUND TOWN

Spark 1.jpg“Spark” Lit An Unintended Fuse

by John Rook
The year was 1970. The nation was in the midst of the Vietnam War, and the homefront was becoming yet another battlefield in the conflict.