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Staring out onto West Main Street was this towering snowman, which greeted motorists Monday morning as drivers made their way through the accumulating snow.

Herald Office Closed Wednesday

February 5, 2014 by John Rook

Due to the inclement weather, The Cheshire Herald office will be closed today. We will return to our normal business hours on Thursday.

Town Issues Parking Ban

February 4, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Police Department has announced that a parking ban for Cheshire will be in effect from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Cheshire Schools Closed Wednesday

February 4, 2014 by John Rook

With another winter storm expected to last through most of the day Wednesday, officials have announced that Cheshire Public Schools are closed for the day. St. Bridget School has also announced it has cancelled classes for the day.

Kohl's Offering Scholarships

February 4, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Kohl’s Department Stores(NYSE: KSS) Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes this year to more than 2,300 young volunteers who have made a positive impact in their communities. Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted January 31 – March 14 at kohlskids.com.

CHS Ice Hockey Rallies By Host Indians, Basketball Teams Earn Sweep

On Friday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (6-5-1) scored five straight goals to defeat host North Haven (2-5-1) 5-2 at Northford Ice Pavilion.

CHS Skiing Fares Well In Second Meet, Wrestling And Girls' Ice Hockey Drop Contests

On Wednesday, the Cheshire High School ski teams competed in their second meet at Mount Southington.

CHS Boys' Swim And Dive Stays Unbeaten, B-Ball Teams Sweep Shelton, Wednesday's Varsity Slate

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School boys' swim and dive (3-0) came away victorious 99-79 at Hamden (4-2).

Barile Takes Bronze In New Milford, Ice Hockey Drops Overtime Thriller, Lady Skaters Win At Home

Cheshire High School junior wrestlers produced a strong showing in Saturday's New Milford Tournament.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Board Approves $70 Million Budget
Members Tack More Than $500,000 Onto Superintendent’s Original Recommendation

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio’s budget proposal last night, but with some additional changes.

swimming.jpgMeeting The Needs Of Cheshire Swimmers

by Michael Torelli
Cheshire Aquatics Director Sheila Adams has proven that, even though the Community Pool is closed indefinitely, you cannot keep her out of the water.

Where’s The Ladder Truck?
Some Question Delay In Purchasing New Fire Truck

by Michael Torelli
Taxpayers in Cheshire approved a $1.08 million referendum question last November which provided the Cheshire Fire Department with enough funding to purchase a new aerial ladder truck.

CHS Heating Pipe_0.JPGCold Winter Weather Has Caused Problems At School Buildings

by Michael Torelli
Last week’s cold snap resulted in the Cheshire School District having to shell out a few dollars for repairs for burst pipes and boiler issues.

OPINION

Opinion_38.jpgPatience Needed When It Comes To Ladder Truck

Government, whether at the local, state, or federal level, oftentimes gives its citizens plenty of reason for frustration.

SPORTS

Heath Post.jpgCHS Earns Key Division Victory

by Greg Lederer
On Tuesday, Cheshire High School boys’ basketball (7-3, 4-0 in Housatonic Division) rode a fast start into a 72-66 win at Shelton. Both teams entered unbeaten in the division.

pittsley.JPGJube Road Journeys Through Cheshire’s Lesser Known Past

by Michael Torelli
As a fourth-generation resident of Cheshire, Christine Pittsley always had an interest in her hometown—a quintessential farming community that traces its founding back to the 1700s.