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Local master beekeeper William Hesbach will be hosting a presentation at the Cheshire Public Library later this month, where he will discuss the basics of his trade. For more on Hesbach and his business, Wing Dance Apiary, see this week's edition of The Cheshire Herald. .

Kick Off The New Year With A Land Trust Hike

December 30, 2016 by Special To The ...

Cheshire Land Trust heads out for our annual New Year's Hike at Fresh Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary (Cook Hill Road), on Sunday, Jan. 1 at 1:00 p.m.
Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society leads this hike with Melissa Baston. Let's see how our bird count stacks up this year.

Herald Design Manager Displaying Her Work

December 29, 2016 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Herald's Sarah Cyr, graphic design manager, will be exhibiting her watercolor paintings at The Gallery at The Orchards from Jan 1 through 31. The title of her show is "The Sublime and Paradise", which will feature fantasy art storytelling and seascapes of the Gloucester, Massachusetts coastline. Cyr's art reception will be held on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Boy Scouts Collecting Bottles and Cans

December 28, 2016 by Special To The ...

Cheshire Boy Scouts Troop 51 will hold its annual bottle and can drive on the First Congregational Church green, Saturday, Jan. 7.
The collection will run from 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Residents can also leave redemption eligible bottles and cans by your mailbox, on Jan. 7, for pick-up by your neighborhood boy scout.
Proceeds benefit Troop 51 camping and education programs.

Discard Your Christmas Tree

December 27, 2016 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Public Works Department will be accepting Christmas trees at the former Transfer Station, 1286 Waterbury Rd.—Route 70—on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Only Christmas trees will be accepted and proof of residency may be requested. There is no charge.

Escoto Succeeds Robertson As Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Coach

Cheshire resident John Escoto has become the new Cheshire American Legion baseball Senior head coach, succeeding Bill Robertson who stepped down after seven seasons at the position.

CHS Boys Swim To Seventh Place In State Open, End Winter Season

On Saturday, Cheshire High School boys' swim secured seventh place (263 points) in the State Open final at Yale University's Robert J.H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool.

CHS Boys Swim To Third Place In Monday's Class LL Final, Capture 400-yard Freestyle Relay Crown

On Monday, Cheshire High School boys' swimming earned third place (474 points) in the Class LL final at Wesleyan University.

Murray Competes Nationally On The Track, Swimmers To Race In Class LL Final On Monday

On Sunday, Cheshire High School junior track runner Brendan Murray posted 16th place (9:18.51) in the boys' championship two-mile in New Balance Indoor Nationals at New York's Armory Track and Field Center.

CHS Ice Hockey Drops Saturday's D-II Quarter To NFI, Swimmers To Compete In Class LL Final On Monday

On Saturday at Milford Ice Pavilion, Cheshire High School ice hockey (sixth seed, 12-10) came up short 2-1 against New Fairfield/Immaculate Co-Op (third, 17-4-2) in the Division II quarterfinals.

Nguyen Dives In Thursday's Class LL Meet, CHS Ice Hockey Has D-II Quarter Postponed To Saturday

On Thursday, Cheshire senior captain Ryan Nguyen finished 31st (109.2) in Class LL Diving at Hamden.

CHS Ice Hockey Explodes For Comeback Win Over Hand On Tuesday, Nguyen To Dive In Class LL Meet On Thursday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (sixth seed, 12-9) came back to beat Daniel Hand (11th, 9-11-1) 5-1 in the Division II First Round at Wesleyan University.

CHS Boys' B-Ball Ends Season At Kennedy For Second Straight Season, Cheshire Skaters To Host Hand On Tuesday

On Monday, Cheshire High School boys' basketball (25th seed, 11-12) fell 54-48 at Kennedy (eighth, 18-5) in the Class LL First Round.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald


School Budget Under Scrutiny

by Michael Torelli
The Town Council and Board of Education discussed the proposed School District budget on Tuesday evening, and how everyone plans to handle possible cuts coming from the state level.

artists.JPGArtists With Disabilities Show Off Their Work At Special Exhibit

by Michael Torelli
Charles Michalak has trouble focusing.

Arbitration Panel’s Ruling To Save Town Over $800K

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Board of Education is expected to save over $800,000 after a recent arbitration victory versus the local teachers’ union.

Board Denies Grievance Over Delayed-Opening Pay For Secretaries

by Michael Torelli
Board of Education members last week denied a request from local union workers to be paid for lost hours during two delayed school openings in December.


Opinion_146.jpgCheshire Needs To Change Budget Process

According to Councilor Michael Ecke, the advice from the Town of Cheshire’s legal counsel was the same as it’s always been—avoid sending the proposed teachers’ union contract to arbitration.


Sea Dog women's team.jpgSea Dog Women Claim Crown

by Greg Lederer
Upon touching the wall first in the 200-yard butterfly on March 12 at Wesleyan University, Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club’s Liz Boyer was delighted to have defended her Short Course Senior Open title.


Top Bar Hive.jpegDancing With BEES

by Michael Torelli
For William Hesbach, beekeeping is more than just a hobby—it’s his passion.


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