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Last month, a large crowd turned out to give blood at the Katherine Toce Memorial Blood Drive.

Town Council To Vote On Budget Tonight

April 12, 2016 by michael torelli

Town Councilors are expected to vote on an operating budget tonight that will take Cheshire through the 2016/2017 fiscal year.

Fishing Derby Postponed

April 12, 2016 by John Rook

The first vacation-week event, sponsored by the Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department, has been postponed.
The annual Fishing Derby, scheduled to be held this morning at Mixville Park, has pushed back due to a rain storm moving through the area. The activity will now be held this Friday, April 15, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Mixville Park.

Parks And Rec Activities Planned For School Vacation

April 11, 2016 by John Rook

Cheshire schools are on Spring Recess this week, as students get a break from classes before beginning their last two months of the year.
However, as has become custom, the Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department has three activities planned for those looking for something fun to do on their time off.
On Tuesday, the Parks and Rec will sponsor their annual Fishing Derby at Mixville Park.

Get Ready For Spring With Our Spring Home Improvement Section

April 10, 2016 by michael torelli

The spring season is present in New England and, with it, the promise of warmer temperatures and longer days is surely to follow.
As such, The Cheshire Herald will be releasing its Spring Home Improvement Special Section this week. Inside, you'll see tips and tricks on how to keep renovation costs low, as well as project ideas, safety precautions, and much more.

CHS Varsity Spring Sports Slate For Monday

CHS Varsity Spring Sports Slate For Monday

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Tennis, And LAX Teams Sweep On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School softball (11-0, 5-0 in Housatonic Division) extended their undefeated season with an 11-0 win at North Haven (5-6).

CHS Girls' Tennis, Boys' Volleyball Earn Victories On Thursday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' tennis (8-1) picked up their eighth consecutive victory 4-3 over Guilford (4-4).

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Lacrosse, And Tennis Teams Secure Victories On Wednesday

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School softball (10-0, 5-0 in Housatonic Division) remained unbeaten with a 17-3 victory over Lyman Hall (5-6, 1-4).

CHS Track And Field Teams, Girls' Lacrosse, Boys' Volleyball, and Girls' Golf Earn Wins On Tuesday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School outdoor track and field teams extended strong seasons at Sheehan.

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Lacrosse, and Tennis Teams Earn Victories On Monday

On Monday, Cheshire High School softball (9-0, 4-0 in Housatonic Division) posted a 2-0 shutout of Amity (7-2, 3-1).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Hickory Hill Pulls Application

by Michael Torelli
A local orchard owner recently withdrew his application asking for approval to host outdoor, fee-based events on his property.

monument_0.JPGPutting A Fresh Face On An Old Town Landmark

by Michael Torelli
Memorial Day is often a somber time meant to remember fallen servicemen and women who died while serving their country.

BOE May Slash Initiatives

by Michael Torelli
The Board of Education is dealing with realities of a less-than-desired budget, after the Town Council adopted a $107.87 million budget earlier this month, $69.39 million of which was reserved for the Cheshire School District.

Revamped 911 System To Improve Town Service

by Michael Torelli
A new dispatch program installed at the Cheshire Police Department is expected to provide more efficient handling of emergency calls.

OPINION

Opinion_100.jpgA Tale Of Two Proposals

The Planning and Zoning Commission has dominated local news lately, as the group has considered two highly-controversial proposals.

SPORTS

Julie Roche_0.jpgGirls’ LAX Team Has Found Momentum

by Greg Lederer
After an inconsistent start to the spring season, the Cheshire High School girls’ lacrosse team has found rhythm of late, building a four-game win streak.

AROUND TOWN

Spark 1.jpg“Spark” Lit An Unintended Fuse

by John Rook
The year was 1970. The nation was in the midst of the Vietnam War, and the homefront was becoming yet another battlefield in the conflict.