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It has been a busy few days for Cheshire native Lt. General Richard Formica, who participated in the annual Wreath Laying Ceremony on the green in front of First Congregational Church on Saturday and will part of the Memorial Day Parade today. He kicked things off, however, with a special message for high school seniors, which was delivered during an assembly on Friday morning. For more on what Formica had to say, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Drop Off Your Christmas Trees At Transfer Station

December 20, 2013 by Special To The ...

The Public Works Department will be accepting Christmas trees at the former Transfer Station, located at 1286 Waterbury Rd. (Route 70) on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This collection is only for Cheshire residents and only Christmas trees will be accepted. There will be no charge for this collection.

Eagle Scout To Install Granite Benches At Medal Of Honor Plaza

December 19, 2013 by John Rook

This Saturday, Dec. 21, a local Eagle Scout will fulfill his community service project by helping to spruce up the Medal of Honor Plaza at Bartlem Park.
Scout Jeffrey Dickinson of Troop 1 will be on hand to install two granite benches at the Plaza, which will allow individuals to sit and view the monument at the Plaza. It will also allow for sitting during ceremonies.

Library Plans Festive Events

December 18, 2013 by John Rook

Christmas is a week away but the Cheshire Public Library is looking to put everyone in an early holiday state-of-mind beginning today.

Schools, Senior Center, And Food Pantry Closed

December 17, 2013 by John Rook

Another round of winter weather is battering Connecticut.
As such, it was announced this morning that Cheshire Public Schools, the Cheshire Senior Center, and the Cheshire Food Pantry have all been closed for the day.

CHS Softball Rallies To Win Second SCC Title, Boys' Lacrosse Dominates Class L Qualifier, Tennis Teams End Seasons

In Saturday's Southern Connecticut Conference final at West Haven High School, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 23-0) scored three times in the seventh inning to walk off with a 4-3 victory over Lauralton Hall (second, 18-5).

Cheshire Rugby Teams Split In State Title Matches

On Saturday at Fairfield Ludlowe High School, Cheshire girls' rugby came back to beat Southington 25-19 in the state final.

CHS Boys' V-Ball Rallies To Win Sixth SCC Crown, Saturday's Varsity Schedule, Class Tournament Updates

In Friday's Southern Connecticut Conference final, Cheshire High School boys' volleyball (top seed, 15-5) came back to defeat Daniel Hand (second, 10-10) 3-2 (25-18, 25-27, 23-25, 25-15, 15-7) for their sixth conference tournament crown.

CHS Softball Beats Amity To Reach SCC Final, Girls' LAX Drops Title Game In OT Thriller, Boys' V-Ball To Host Championship On Friday

In Thursday's Southern Connecticut Conference final, Cheshire High School girls' lacrosse (second seed, 13-5) came up short 11-10 in overtime against top-seeded Daniel Hand (16-2) at West Haven.

Abramson Sparks CHS Softball In Shutout Of Guilford, Boys' Volleyball Advances To SCC Title Match

Led by junior co-captain/pitcher Abby Abramson, Cheshire High School softball (top seed, 21-0) posted an 11-0 shutout of Guilford (eighth, 11-10) in the Southern Connecticut Conference quarterfinals.

CHS Girls' Lacrosse Wins Big In SCC Semi, Track And Field Athletes Capture Conference Titles, Golf Teams Sweep Foes

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School girls' lacrosse (second seed, 13-4) earned their fourth consecutive win 14-4 over Branford (third, 14-3) in the Southern Connecticut Conference semifinals at CHS.

CHS Girls' Golf Beats SHA, Baseball Falls To Late Comeback In Regular Season Finale, Tennis Teams Split In SCC First Round

Led by a 48 from junior Karen Larkin on Monday, Cheshire High School girls' golf (5-13) defeated Sacred Heart Academy 207-223 at Southington Country Club.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

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by Michael Torelli
It may not be Cheshire alone that ultimately decides the fate of the controversial Clearview Farms Preserve development project.

rowland.JPGFor Rowland, Honor Flight Was An Experience To Remember

by John Rook
For Cheshire’s Ralph Rowland, the trip from Okinawa back to the coast of California took several weeks.

State’s Troubles Less Impactful Than Feared

by Michael Torelli
State budget deficits are expected to have a negative impact on many municipalities.

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by Greg Lederer
While growing up in Cheshire, Kelly Riddle never thought about wearing a sash and gown.

OPINION

Opinion_104.jpgHonor The Dead, Care For The Living

There is, as many point out each year, an important difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day, with the former offering the nation a moment to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

SPORTS

Abby Abramson_0.jpgCheshire Softball Makes History

by Greg Lederer
Headed into last Friday’s game against East Haven, Cheshire High School softball knew they were just one win away from securing the program’s first unbeaten regular season.

AROUND TOWN

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by John Rook
What gets printed each week in The Cheshire Herald doesn’t automatically stay in Cheshire.