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On Friday, Feb. 17, faculty and staff at Cheshire High School celebrated Mildred “Millie” Kennedy’s 95th birthday. Gifts, cupcakes, and a cake with a wedding photo of Kennedy and her husband, Gerald, decorated the high school library.

Fall Home Improvement Section Coming This Week

September 29, 2014 by John Rook

The leaves are turning colors, there is more of a chill in the air, and stores are filled with Halloween decorations and candy.
That must mean that fall is upon us.

Board Of Education Holding Open Forum

September 26, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Board of Education has announced that their annual Open Forum will be held next Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers of Town Hall.

Horse Council Raising Funds For Hospice Tomorrow

September 26, 2014 by John Rook

If you love horses, ice cream, and are interested in a good cause, then the Cheshire Horse Council has an event for you. Tomorrow, Sept. 27, the Council will sponsor a Wentworth Ice Cream Ride/Horses for Hospice. Riders will depart from Cook Hill Road at 11 a.m. and ride through DeDominicis Preserve over to Wentworth’s Ice Cream in Hamden. Horses should arrive around 1 p.m.

Former Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Larceny Charges

September 25, 2014 by John Rook

Former Cheshire Police Captain Jay Markella has plead not guilty to charges that he stole more than $21,000 in funds from the Cheshire Police Union.
Markella, 46, appeared in court on Wednesday morning, where he officially made his plea. He is scheduled to return to New Haven Superior Court on Oct. 24.

Co-Op Girls' Ice Hockey Team Wins Regular-Season Finale On Sunday, Varsity Slate For Monday

On Sunday, Amity/North Haven/Cheshire Co-Op girls' ice hockey (13-6-1) defeated Masuk/Joel Barlow/Newtown/Oxford Co-Op (5-12-1) 5-2 in the regular-season finale at The Rinks at Shelton.

CHS Skaters Win Thriller In OT On Saturday, Wrestler Places In Class LL, Co-Op Girls' Ice Hockey Team Settles For Scoreless Tie

In Saturday's final regular-season home game at Wesleyan University, Cheshire High School ice hockey (10-8) beat Simsbury (9-8) 3-2 in overtime.

Black Advances To Class LL Quarters On Mat, Girls' Ice Hockey Comes Up Short Against New Canaan, Varsity Slate For Saturday

On Friday, Cheshire High School wrestling senior captain Sean Black advanced in the Class LL Tournament at Trumbull.

Co-Op Girls' Ice Hockey Earns Sixth Straight Win On Thursday, CHS Boys' B-Ball Team Drops Thriller On Senior Night

On Thursday, Cheshire High School boys' basketball (10-10, 4-4 in Hammonasset Division) dropped the regular-season finale 50-48 to West Haven (11-8).

Murray Shines In Class LL Races On Wednesday, Rams Drop Rivalry Meet In The Pool, Girls' Ice Hockey Team Extends Win Streak

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School junior track runner Brendan Murray finished third in the 1,600-meters (4:26.44) and fourth in the 3,200-meters (9:36.24) during the Class LL Championship at New Haven's Floyd Little Athletic Center.

Girls' Ice Hockey Team Extends Win Streak On Tuesday, Ski Teams End Regular Season, CHS Varsity Slate For Wednesday

On Tuesday, Amity/North Haven/Cheshire Co-Op girls' ice hockey (10-5) collected their fourth consecutive victory 12-6 over Guilford at The Rinks at Shelton.

CHS Girls' Basketball Wins Monday's Finale, Boys' Team Falls At Shelton

In Monday's finale, Cheshire High School girls' basketball (5-15, 1-7 in Housatonic Division) defeated Lauralton Hall (4-16) 39-33 to break a five-game slide and earn split of the season series.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Food Pantry Hoping Challenge Spurs Donations

by Michael Torelli
It can sometimes be easy to forget that, with all the turmoil taking place around the world, there may be friends or neighbors in Cheshire who are in need.

plow.jpgRecent Storm Conjures Memories Of Second Bubble Collapse

by Michael Torelli
While winter bore down on Connecticut last Thursday, delivering over a foot of snow to Cheshire, the date of the storm brought back memories of a much more difficult February for Town officials.

Solan Hopes To Clear Up Questions About Master Plan

by Michael Torelli
The architectural firm that developed a $423 million Facility Master Plan for the Board of Education will be making a presentation next Thursday on how best to move forward with the initiative.

Unified routine.jpgCheshire High School Students Cheering Their Team’s Unified Spirit

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School cheerleading senior co-captains Alexis Yamin and Kaitlyn D’Andrea have shared many special moments in a friendship that dates back to their time in elementary school.

OPINION

Opinion_141.jpgTime To Consider Ethics Board

With the Charter Revision Commission currently reviewing the Town’s governing document, and given the recent mini-controversy surrounding the decision by one member of the Water Pollution Control Authority to not recuse himself during discussions over a possible subdivision in Cheshire, perhaps now would be a good time for officials to give serious consideration to creating an Ethics Board.

SPORTS

Molly Michaud_0.jpgV-Ball Star Will Extend Career

by Greg Lederer
When Molly Michaud joined the Cheshire High School girls’ volleyball program four years ago, she had no idea how the team would change her life.

AROUND TOWN

Coffin.JPGMother’s Grief Channeled Toward Helping Others

by Michael Torelli
Cheshire’s Laura Coffin carries with her a JanSport backpack.