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Heavy bouts of wind proved to be the perfect weather for Tim and Adaline Galvin, who took part at the annual Fly a Kite program at Bartlem Park Wednesday morning.

It's Election Day - Don't Forget Your Polling Places

November 6, 2012 by John Rook

It has finally arrived. Election Day 2012 is here. Polls opened at 6 a.m. this morning and will officially close at 8 p.m., marking the end to a long political year that has occupied much debate and time.

Check Your Health: Clinical Trials Can Help All Patients

November 5, 2012 by Special To The ...

Check Your Health_6.jpgCheck Your Health is a web-only feature being offered monthly by The Cheshire Herald. Each month, a professional from MidState Medical Center will offer advice on a different issue pertaining to health.

With Election Tomorrow, Review The Ballots For Your District

November 5, 2012 by John Rook

Election Day 2012 is less than 24 hours away and voters are preparing to answer the difficult question of who will be entrusted with leading the nation and state over the next several years. In addition to the much-publicized race for President, local residents will be asked to choose a new U.S. Senator for Connecticut, a new U.S.

Food Drive On Tap For Today, Tomorrow

November 3, 2012 by Josh Morgan

This weekend, the 39th annual Cheshire Food Drive is being held on the green in front of the First Congregational Church. The two day event today, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4 will occur 11 Church Dr. in Cheshire. Nonperishable food items, as well as monetary donations, will be accepted throughout the weekend. Expired food cannot be accepted.

UPDATE: Person Hit By Car On West Main Street

November 2, 2012 by John Rook

UPDATE: The Cheshire Police Department reports that the man hit by a truck off of West Main Street Friday morning was David Giraldi of Rumberg Road. A report released by the department this afternoon indicates that Giraldi, 67, was walking southbound across West Main Street when he was struck by a truck, operated by Peter Heynen, 68, of Maple Avenue, traveling westbound.

CHS Football Postpones Senior Night

November 1, 2012 by Greg Lederer

Cheshire High School football (4-3) has pushed back Senior Night with East Haven (1-5) from Friday to Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Pre-game ceremony for 14 players, along with the cheerleading staff, will start 20 minutes before the game.
CHS hasn't played the Yellow Jackets since 1993.

CHS Varsity Slate For Wednesday

Wednesday's Cheshire High School varsity schedule:

Cheshire Girls' LAX, Tennis Extend Strong Starts

Cheshire High School girls' tennis improved to 3-0 on Monday afternoon, beating East Haven (0-3) 6-1.

Cheshire Baseball Stuns Amity, Girls' LAX Takes Opener

For the first time since 2009, Cheshire High School baseball (1-2, 1-0) defeated 10-time defending Housatonic Division Champion Amity (0-3, 0-1) at home.

For the first time since 2009, Cheshire High School baseball (1-2, 1-0) defeated 10-time defending Housatonic Division Champion Amity (0-3, 0-1) at home.

CHS Softball Shut Outs Shelton, Boys' V-Ball Stops Oxford's Win Streak

In Friday's Housatonic Division opener, Cheshire High School softball (3-0, 1-0) defeated Shelton (1-1, 0-1) 10-0.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

$103.4 Million Budget Approved

Decision Paves Way For Implementation Of Full-Day Kindergarten

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council voted 5-4 to approve a $103.39 million budget that calls for a $2.7 million increase over last year’s operating budget.

CHS softball Head Coach Kristine Drust, CHS football Head Coach Don Drust, son Brewer.jpgWalking As One!

by Michael Torelli
Whether it was to respect those who have been lost in drunk driving accidents, or an effort to raise funds to cure multiple sclerosis, residents of Cheshire flooded the streets for two walks this past weekend.

Tree Trimming To Be Put On Hold

by Michael Torelli
It has been a couple of months since the start of Connecticut Light & Power’s enhanced tree trimming program began in Cheshire, yet there seems to be consensus among all interested parties that the program needs to be rexamined prior to continuing.

Chamber.jpgChamber Celebrates 40th Anniversary

by John Rook
In the April 4, 1974 edition of The Cheshire Herald, a full-page advertisement on page 11 of that week’s edition announced the formation of a new group.
The Cheshire Chamber of Commerce had been formed ...

EDITORIAL

Opinion_1.jpgTracking Full-Day Kindergarten

The Cheshire Town Council passed a budget Tuesday night that will presumably allow the School District to move forward with full-day kindergarten (see page one for story). All that remains is the official adoption and implementation by the Board of Education and School District leaders, all of whom have been pushing for full-day for a while.

SPORTS

Maddy Levy.jpgLacrosse Co-Captain Realizes Her Potential

by Greg Lederer
The play of Cheshire High School senior lacrosse player Maddy Levy caught her opposition by surprise last year. After contributing defensively for her first two seasons, she emerged to post career-best totals for goals (44) and assists (six).

AROUND TOWN

Danielle Chambrelli_0.jpgFuture Teacher Receives Youth Leadership Award

by Greg Lederer
When local teenager Danielle Chambrelli started volunteering in Cheshire YMCA last year, the thought of receiving individual accolades wasn’t on her mind.