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Those with an electric car in town can now park and plug in, as the electric car charging station has been installed in the Big Y parking lot.

CPD Will Be Conducting Car Seat Safety Check At Home And Garden

April 1, 2016 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Police Department will be doing free car seat safety checks tomorrow, April 2, at the Home, Garden & Business EXPO from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cheshire High School, 525 South Main St. They will check the car seat already installed to ensure it was done correctly or properly install one in your car.

Local 11 Year Old Dies After Brief Illness

March 31, 2016 by John Rook

Cheshire is mourning the loss of a young student and cheerleader, who died Wednesday after an unexpected illness landed her in the hospital late last week.
Teagan Hawkins, 11, who attended Doolittle School, was rushed to the hospital last Saturday, according to reports. Hawkins apparently was suffering from appendicitis.

Residents Support Budget Request For New CHS Marching Band Uniforms

March 30, 2016 by michael torelli

Approximately half a dozen residents attended last night’s public hearing to voice their opinions on Town Manager Michael Milone’s proposed $109 million operating budget.

Not Too Early To Start Thinking About Memorial Day Parade

March 29, 2016 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Memorial Day Parade will be held on Sunday, May 29, with a rain date of Sunday, June 5. The parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Police Station/Highland School and ends at Cheshire High School.

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.