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Cheshire resident David Austin has had a lot of different jobs over the years. For 10 years, he was the photographer for the New York football Giants, which afforded him the opportunity to meet many great players, including Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor, shown above with Austin shortly after coming to the Giants from the University of North Carolina. For more on Austin's remarkable career, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Update 6/5: Assistant Coach Plans To Sue Town After Being Exposed To Homemade Explosive

June 4, 2012 by John Rook

The investigation into who might have thrown a small, homemade explosive device into the gymnasium at Cheshire High School last November remains ongoing.
However, one individual who was there at the time of the incident is going ahead with his plan to sue the Town of Cheshire over the matter.

Support Easter Seals At Quassy

June 2, 2012 by Special To The ...

On Sunday, June 10, Cheshire residents are invited to join hundreds of supporters for the Family Fun Walk event to benefit Easter Seals at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury. The walk is short on mileage, but big on heart.
Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work, and play in our community.

CHS Names New Football Head Coach

June 1, 2012 by Josh Morgan

Don Drust has been named interim head coach of the Cheshire High School football program this afternoon.
Drust, who served as wide receiver and junior varsity coach, has been on the staff for five years. A CHS graduate, Drust takes over as Rams head coach from Mark Ecke, who resigned amidst turmoil late last month.

Join The Hike At Ives Farm Tomorrow

June 1, 2012 by Special To The ...

Join the Cheshire Land Trust for one, or both, of two scheduled hikes tomorrow, June 2. (Rain date is June 3.)

CA Girls' Volleyball Captures First NEPSAC Title

Cheshire Academy girls' volleyball (18-1) swept Winchendon (Massachusetts) 3-0 (25-19, 25-12, 25-11) to win their first New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class C title.

CJF Fifth Grade Falls In SYFC Final

In Sunday's Shoreline Youth Football Conference title game, Cheshire Junior Football fifth grade (9-2) lost 26-13 against the Bristol Bulldogs at Sheehan High School.

CHS Girls' Volleyball Ends Win Streak In LL Title Match, Boyer Claims First State Open Crown

On Saturday, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (top seed, 24-1) lost 3-0 (22-25, 17-25, 21-25) against Darien (second, 25-0) to end their 51-match win streak in the Class LL final at Glastonbury.

CA Football Comes Up Short In Bowl Thriller, Girls' V-Ball Sweeps In NEPSAC Semis

In Saturday's New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Ken O'Keefe Bowl, Cheshire Academy football (8-1) took their first and only loss 31-28 against rival Suffield Academy (7-2).

CHS Girls' Volleyball Rallies To Eliminate Amity In LL Semis, Football To Hold Senior Night On Friday

In Thursday's Class LL semifinals, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (top seed, 24-0) came from behind to beat Housatonic Division foe Amity (fourth, 21-5) 3-2 (23-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-19, 15-10) for their 51st straight victory.

Boyer Sets Class L Record In The Pool, CHS Girls' Volleyball To Face Rival In Thursday's LL Semi

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School girls' swimming placed third (547 points) in the Class L final at Southern Connecticut State University.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

JRB Moving Forward
Juvenile Review Board Approved By Council

by Michael Torelli
Juveniles in town now have an alternative choice to the State Juvenile Court system when accused of non-felonious crimes.

locker room.JPGVoters Give CHS Boys’ Locker Room An Infusion Of New Money

by Michael Torelli
The long-awaited renovation project at the Cheshire High School boy’s locker room may finally occur since some additional funding has been approved.

Another Delay For Outlets
Project Completion Date Now Expected In 2016

by Michael Torelli
The Outlets at Cheshire has pushed back their opening date to the spring of 2016, officials announced recently.

full day.jpgWhen Gina Morrisroe, a kindergarten teacher at Darcey School, taught her students about science during the fall, she decided to bring in a pumpkin for everyone to dissect.

OPINION

Opinion_30.jpgAdams Issue Over And Done

Cheshire Aquatics Director Sheila Adams shouldn’t have appeared in a video for Arizon Structures nor offered what Town Manager Michael Milone, in his written reprimand of her, referred to as a “clear endorsement” of the company.

SPORTS

Boyer 10.jpgBoyer Makes History In The Pool

by Greg Lederer
Growing up, Cheshire High School freshman swimmer Liz Boyer looked up to Kim Jerome. A 2010 graduate and captain in her senior year, Jerome earned All-American honors and set the program record in the 100-yard breaststroke.

AROUND TOWN

carver.JPGTwo Scoops Of Cherry (Tree), Please!

by Michael Torelli
Sweet Claude’s Ice Cream is getting a new type of homemade offering, but this is one flavor that residents cannot eat.