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Michael Torelli/Cheshire Herald
Several Town employees traded in their computer screens for paint brushes as Artsplace on Friday. For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Meet Your Neighbors At Picnic

August 23, 2014 by Special To The ...

Got kids? New in town? Been in Cheshire for a while but want to meet some new people and do some fun activities? The Cheshire Newcomers & Neighbors Club is having a picnic at Mixville Recreation Area on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 3 to 7:30 p.m.

Meet The Pirate And Princess At Artsplace Puppet Show

August 22, 2014 by Special To The ...

Friends of CPFA/Artsplace, Inc. will present a special performance by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre of “The Pirate, the Princess and the Pea” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, at Artsplace, 1220 Waterbury Rd. Join a thrilling voyage chock full of sea monsters, surprises and side-splitting excitement.

Grange Fair Plans Plenty Of Entertainment This Weekend

August 21, 2014 by Special To The ...

For the past 130 years, Cheshire locals have been competing to grow the tallest sunflower or the largest pumpkin, and even bake the biggest apple pie. The Cheshire Grange Fair will once again be accepting entries into their baking, artwork, photography, sewing, and vegetable competitions. First, second, and third prize winners receive monetary rewards.

Council Approves $9.6 Million Capital Budget

August 20, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Town Council approved its Capital Budget for the coming fiscal on Tuesday night, clearing the way for $9.6 million in new spending.
Of that, approximately $4 million will be sent to referendum in November, will voters will decide their ultimate fate.
The vote was 7-2, with Councilors Tom Ruocco and James Sima dissenting from the majority.

Vote On Capital Budget Expected Tonight

August 19, 2014 by John Rook

After weeks of review and discussion, the Cheshire Town Council is expected to vote on final approval for the Town's Capital Budget.
Town department heads had requested over $17 million worth of projects for this year, but Town Manager Michael Milone proposed a budget of just $10.6 million. Councilors will now have to decide which projects are approved and which are pushed off to future years.

Have Your Meal "Farm To Table" This Thursday At Boulder Knoll

August 18, 2014 by Special To The ...

Friends of Boulder Knoll, Inc., a local educational and advocacy group, announces an upcoming fundraising event at Boulder Knoll Community Farm, located at 875 Boulder Road. The “Farm to Table Dinner” this Thursday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m. will feature an elegant family-style farm dinner experience showcasing a seasonal menu using farm-fresh produce.

CHS Varsity Contests On Monday

Monday's Cheshire High School varsity slate:

CJF Enjoyed Strong Performances Last Weekend, Prepares For Sunday's Action

Cheshire Junior Football excelled last Sunday, compiling a 6-1 record.

CA Football Starts The Year With Road Win

On Saturday, Cheshire Academy football (1-0) won the opener 49-20 at Pomfret School.

Rams Boys' Soccer Takes Second Straight One-Goal Loss

On Saturday, Cheshire High School boys' soccer (0-3-1, 0-1 in Housatonic Division) lost 1-0 against host Notre Dame-West Haven (3-0-2) at Veteran's Stadium.

Yamin Scores Four Touchdowns, Rams Football Runs Over Lyman Hall

On Friday, Cheshire High School football improved to 2-0 with a 45-0 shutout at Lyman Hall (0-2).

Gallagher Picks Up Her 100th Win, Cheshire Girls Sweep On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School field hockey (3-1-1) defeated Sheehan (3-2) 4-1.

Boyer, Senft, And Smalec Lead Cheshire Girls To Victory In The Pool

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (3-0) stayed unbeaten by defeating Lyman Hall (0-3) 106-75 at the Cheshire Community Pool.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Keeping Student Housing In Check
Local Resident Asks Town To Regulate Influx Of Quinnipiac Students

by Michael Torelli
One local resident is looking to the Town of Cheshire to ensure that her neighborhood doesn’t one day resemble the setting for the movie “Animal House.”

IVES FARM_1667.jpgCLT Plans A Day At Ives Farm To Show Off Property’s Natural Beauty

by Michael Torelli
When the Cheshire Land Trust acquired Ives Farm in 2006, they knew they had something special.

Arizon Taking On New Role?
Council Clears Path For Company To Become General Contractor For Pool Cover Project

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council has approved a bid waiver that will allow the Town to discuss designating Arizon Structures, the company hired to construct the tension membrane cover over the Community Pool, as the project’s general contractor.

Student section.jpgCHS Volleyball Parents Upset Over Delays In Gym Renovations

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School staff, students, parents, and administrators agree that renovating the west gym this year was an overdue project. The gym floor, for instance, dates back to the 1970s.

OPINION

Opinion_21.jpgOfficials Need To Ensure Student Housing Doesn’t Become A Problem

Local resident Carol Setter admitted the issue of student housing in Cheshire is not a crisis. She also made it clear that she is not against all students making Cheshire their home during the school year.

SPORTS

Cullen Clairmont.jpgRams Football Rocks Ridgefield

by Greg Lederer
In last year’s Inaugural Southern Connecticut Conference-Fairfield Interscholastic Athletic Conference Challenge, Cheshire High School football opened with a 17-14 loss at Ridgefield. CHS went on to finish 4-7.

AROUND TOWN

Mari Hall.JPGMiles Of Smiles Run For ASD Since 2010

by Michael Torelli
It’s been four years since the Hall family watched for the first time as local community members laced up their running shoes outside of Cheshire’s Norton School.