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Tracey Harrington/Cheshire Herald
Rachel Harrington spotted a Tree Swallow during the Cheshire Land Trust bird walk earlier this month.

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.

Prepare For The Holiday With Some Help From Our Special Section

November 26, 2013 by John Rook

Thanksgiving is a few days away and most party hosts still have a lot to do.

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).

CHS Girls' Lacrosse Wins Big Over South Windsor

On Saturday, Cheshire High School girls' lacrosse (5-3) picked up their third straight win 16-2 over previously unbeaten South Windsor (5-1).

CHS Girls' Tennis Extends Win Streak On Friday, Boys' Volleyball Earns Road Sweep, Girls' Lacrosse To South Windsor On Saturday

On Friday, Cheshire High School girls' tennis (5-1) picked up their fifth straight victory 7-0 over Career/Hillhouse/Hyde Co-Op (1-5).

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.