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Members of the Cheshire Police Department enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast on Nov. 23 that was provided by the volunteer efforts of Calvary Life Family Worship Center. For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Cheshire Herald.

Back To School: Classes Begin Today

August 27, 2015 by John Rook

A familiar site was seen this morning as buses hurried up and down local roads, picking up anxious students awaiting the beginning of their first day of school. The 2015/2016 school year officially began this morning, as all of Cheshire's public schools, as well as St. Bridget School, opened for the first time since late last June.

Cheshire Hockey Player Will Play Professionally In CWHL

August 27, 2015 by Greg Lederer

Following her four-year career with the University of Connecticut women's ice hockey program, Cheshire resident Rachel Farrel became a professional player last Sunday. Farrel was picked by the Boston Blades in the fourth round of the Canadian Women's Hockey League Draft.

Council Approves $54.25 Million Five-Year Capital Spending Plan

August 26, 2015 by michael torelli

Town Councilors approved a $54.25 million five-year capital expenditure plan last night, $10.6 million of which is anticipated to be used for projects this fiscal year.
Approved projects include $160,000 in Town park improvements, $200,000 for the Town’ s sidewalk replacement program, and $260,000 to renovate the tennis courts at the Youth Center.

Councilors To Take Vote On $54.86 Million Capital Expenditure Plan

August 25, 2015 by michael torelli

Town Councilors are expected to approve a five-year capital expenditure plan tonight, which Town Manager Michael Milone has proposed to be $54.86 million.

CHS Field Hockey Comes Up Short Against Wilton In L Final Thriller, Local Swimmers Compete In The State Open

In Saturday's Class L final at Wethersfield, Cheshire High School field hockey (fifth seed, 15-3-2-2) came up short 1-0 against Wilton (sixth, 18-5) in overtime.

CA Girls' Volleyball Outlasts Winchendon In NEPSAC Semis

On Saturday, Cheshire Academy girls' volleyball (18-2) held off Winchendon School 3-2 in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council semifinals.

Local Sisters Shine In Class M Swim Final

Cheshire sisters, senior Jaime Robinson and sophomore Nikki Robinson, competed for Sacred Heart Academy (Hamden) swimming in Wednesday's Class M final at Southern Connecticut State University.

Boyer Wins Class L Butterfly In Record Time, Girls' Volleyball Falls In LL Semis

Cheshire High School sophomore swimmer Liz Boyer made history in Wednesday's Class L final at Wesleyan University, winning the 100-yard butterfly (55.58) in a school record setting time.

CHS Field Hockey Outlasts Glastonbury To Earn Redemption In Class L Semi, Varsity Schedule For Wednesday

In Tuesday's Class L semifinal at Wethersfield, CHS field hockey (fifth seed, 15-3-2-1) beat defending co-champion/top-seeded Glastonbury (16-0-1-1) 2-1 (1-0 in penalty strokes).

CJF Wins Three Title Games

At North Haven Middle School, Cheshire Junior Football defeated Bristol 46-33 to capture the Shoreline Youth Football Conference crown.

SCC Puts Out New Division Alignments For CHS Sports

The Southern Connecticut Conference has announced new two-year divisions for Cheshire High School fall sports.

CHS Girls' Volleyball Rallies To Beat Tomahawks In LL Quarters, Sophomore X-C Runners Compete Regionally In Vermont

In Saturday's Class LL quarterfinal, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (fourth seed, 20-3) came back to win 3-2 (25-15, 18-25, 22-25, 25-16, 15-11) over Glastonbury (fifth, 20-5).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald


Seniors Upset Over Possible Cuts To Programs

by Michael Torelli
Ruth Podgwaite admits that many of her friends have died over the years, leaving the 88-year-old somewhat alone.

Ball & Socket.JPGBall & Socket Arts Ready To “Go, Go, Go”

by Michael Torelli
Members of the nonprofit organization Ball & Socket Arts are in a bit of a holding pattern when it comes to their planned renovation of the historic West Main Street factory.

Milone Opposing Budget Limitations

by Michael Torelli
Decisions made at the state level could negatively impact municipalities and their operating budgets, including Cheshire.

Marbridge Plans To Expand

by Michael Torelli
Representatives of Marbridge Retirement Center will seek approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission for a 12,000-square-foot expansion.


Opinion_75.jpgInvest In The Senior Center

In Cheshire, as in all municipalities, there is only so much money to go around.


Nicole Salamone_2.jpgCHS Field Hockey Avenges Bitter Loss In Class L Semi

by Greg Lederer
For the last year, Cheshire High School field hockey junior goalkeeper Alyssa Stevens has been haunted by a single play from the 2014 Class L semifinal against Glastonbury.


Andrews.JPGGuided By Friends, Andrews Achieves NYC Marathon Goal

by Michael Torelli
For Cheshire resident Tracy Andrews, completing the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 1 wasn’t a one-woman act.