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Ray Mancinelli is an accomplished musician who can play many instruments, including the piano. However, he's most noted in Cheshire for having begun the Marching Ram Band. To read about Mancinelli, see an upcoming edition of The Cheshire Herald.

Council Approves HAWK, Talks Pool

July 9, 2014 by michael torelli

Cheshire is making headway as the first in Connecticut to implement the new HAWK Crosswalk System, which is likely to be installed later this year on West Main Street.

Town Council To Discuss Pool Cover Manufacturer

July 8, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Town Council will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m., and it's expected the group will be discussing the newly-recommended tension membrane manufacturer for the Cheshire Community Pool.

Get Charmed By Charity And Support AWB

July 7, 2014 by John Rook

Abilities Without Boundaries is inviting individuals to its Charmed by Charity event tomorrow, July 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Alex and Ani in New Haven, 284 York St. During those two hours, 15 percent of all sales will go directly to AWB. There will also be some light refreshments served.

Are You A Fan Of "1776"? Then Clear Your Calendar On Sunday

July 5, 2014 by Special To The ...

On Sunday, July 6 at 6:30 PM at the Park and Recreation Center next to Cheshire High School, the Cheshire Republican Town Committee will be hosting a free showing of the classic movie musical, “1776.” Featuring beloved historical personages such as John and Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, the movie traces the movement for independence from England through to the emotional si

Kurtz Farms Fireworks Display Postponed

July 4, 2014 by John Rook

Inclement weather has forced the postponement of several Fourth of July celebrations, including here in Cheshire.
Kurtz Farms annual fireworks display has been pushed to tomorrow evening. The display is likely to begin sometime after 9:30 p.m.

Some Fun Facts About America's Birthday

July 4, 2014 by John Rook

We know the Fourth of July celebrates the adoption of America's Declaration of Independence from Great Britain in 1776. We know that, today, the nation celebrates the Fourth with fireworks, patriotic music, and family barbecues.
However, there's a lot more to the Fourth of July than we might otherwise know.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Wins State Finals Opener, Moves To Within A Game Of First Title

At Stamford's Cubeta Stadium, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (30-10) picked up their sixth straight win 10-5 over Rocky Hill-Cromwell-Portland (RCP) in Friday's game one of the state finals.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Holds Off Host Stamford, Wins First Regional Crown

On Tuesday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (29-10) beat host Stamford (31-6-1) 7-5 to capture the program's first Southern Division Super Regional Tournament at Cubeta Stadium.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Shuts Down Defending Champion Branford

On Sunday, at Cubeta Stadium in Stamford, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (28-10) posted a 2-0 shutout of defending state champ Branford (32-3) in the Super Regional Tournament.

Cheshire American Legion Baseball Rallies To Beat Host Stamford In Super Regionals

On Saturday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (27-10) came from behind to beat host Stamford (29-5-1) 5-4 in 10 innings at Cubeta Stadium.

Harding Attends WPSL Semis

In the first of two Women's Premier Soccer League semifinals on Saturday, Cailynn Harding and Connecticut Football Club (CFC) Passion lost 2-0 to the Houston Aces at Arundel High School (Gambrills, Maryland).

Cheshire Girls Win LAX Title In Newington!

At Clem Lemire Recreation Complex in Newington, Cheshire girls' lacrosse won the 13-U Nutmeg State Games Tournament on Saturday.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Sweeps Trumbull, Wins Sectional Finals At CHS

After forfeiting a game they led 8-2 in the eighth inning yesterday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (26-10) beat Trumbull 10-4 and 12-2 at Cheshire High School to win the Southern Division Sectional finals 2-1.

Cheshire American Legion Senior Baseball Forfeits Sectional Opener To Trumbull

On Wednesday, at Cheshire High School, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (fourth seed, 24-10) lost the first game of the Southern Division Sectional finals in unusual fashion.

Cheshire Field Hockey League Is Running In Full Swing

Cheshire Field Hockey League is currently running on Mondays at Cheshire High School's Alumni Field.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Residents Rail Against Drive-Thru

by Michael Torelli
There is no mistaking where neighboring residents stand on the issue of a Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru being installed in a gas station off of West Main Street.

Robots.JPGGetting Up Close And Personal With Robots

by Michael Torelli
Cones were stationed around a couple of Cheshire Public Library parking spaces on July 10 for a special event.

Arizon Contract In Holding Pattern
Vacations And Objections To Agreement Delay Pool Cover Design

by Michael Torelli
To some, summer is a time for relaxation and vacation. For others, such as those trying to finalize the contract with Missouri-based Arizon Structures, LLC to build a tension membrane cover over the Cheshire Community Pool, summer can be a difficult time.

Schiaroli.JPGAfter 25 Years, Building Official Schiaroli Retiring

by Michael Torelli
Bert Schiaroli can recite residential building code and knows his way around construction sites. For the past 25 years, Schiaroli has been the man responsible for making sure that the work completed in this community rose to the standards set by Town of Cheshire.

OPINION

Opinion_16.jpgA Swing And Miss For Trumbull

In the end, the controversy surrounding Cheshire American Legion’s first game against Trumbull had little bearing on the outcome of the short three-game series. Cheshire was able to sweep a double-header on Thursday, July 24, meaning they advanced in the postseason, ready to play another day.

SPORTS

Jon Koski_0.jpgForfeit Is Story Of Baseball Opener

by Greg Lederer
On July 23, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball looked to be well on the verge of taking their Sectional finals opener against Trumbull at Cheshire High School. But, with an 8-2 lead heading into the top of the eighth inning, the game ended abruptly in controversial fashion.

AROUND TOWN

File Photo - Lonergan back right, playing bassoon.jpgBassoonist Sue Lonergan And CSO: A Perfect Fit

by John Rook
There are few instruments as distinctly recognizable as a bassoon.
While the untrained eye may not be able to decipher between a violin and viola, or quickly tell the difference between a bass and electric guitar, the bassoon offers no such issues.