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A new 11-unit housing development was recently approved for the property at 138 Highland Ave., which currently houses two buildings that are planned to be removed. For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Get Set For Busy Weekend In Town

April 4, 2014 by John Rook

Well, the weather has finally turned.
While temperatures promise to be somewhat cool today, forecasters are predicting plenty of sunshine and 60 degrees for the weekend. That means many people who have been stuck inside for what has felt like an unending winter will have the chance to get out of the house and enjoy themselves Saturday and Sunday.

Join The Zumba Party This Weekend

April 3, 2014 by Special To The ...

Ditch the workout and join the party at the upcoming Zumbathon, in support of the American Heart Association. The event will take place this Sunday, April 6, from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. at the Cheshire Parks and Recreation Center, 559 South Main St. First session runs from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., while the second session goes from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Those interested can stay for one or both sessions.

Public Hearing Centers On Full-Day Kindergarten Debate

April 2, 2014 by John Rook

The overwhelming majority of those who turned out to Tuesday night's Town Council budget public hearing did so with one goal in mind: To express their support for full-day kindergarten.
However, some members of the public and Council questioned the need for such a dramatic change in curriculum.

Council, BOE Discuss Budget, Full-Day Kindergarten

April 1, 2014 by michael torelli

Replenishing the medical trust fund and the suggested removal of full-day kindergarten were some of the major topics on the docket at a Monday night meeting held between Town Council members and the Cheshire Board of Education.

Bishop Captures First State Open Titles At Yale Pool

At Yale University's Robert J.H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool, Cheshire High School boys' swim nabbed fifth place (252.5 points) in the State Open final.

Bishop Takes Home Two Class LL Titles, Cheshire Boys' Swim Takes Third Place

At Wesleyan University's Freeman Athletic Center, Cheshire High School boys' swim earned third place (442) in the Class LL final.

CHS Ice Hockey Drops D-II Quarter To Conard, Boys To Swim In Class LL Qualifying On Saturday

In Friday's Division II quarterfinal at Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport, Cheshire High School ice hockey (ninth seed, 9-11-2) came up short 4-2 against Conard (top, 16-6).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Cemetery Plan Approved By Planning And Zoning

by Michael Torelli
After three meetings on the matter, the Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission approved a special permit application on March 23 to allow a 2,150-plot cemetery to be built at 220 Realty Dr.

DSC_0024_2.JPGFull Steam Ahead: The Community Pool Project Finally On Track

by Michael Torelli
For likely the first time since the collapse of the first bubble, Town officials received news about the Cheshire Community Pool tension membrane project that was not negative.

Battling Back: CHS Grad Recounts Tale Of Addiction And Recovery

by John Rook
For Jack Donahue, it was supposed to be the best of days.

New, Non-Tenured Teachers’ Status In Limbo
Contracts Not Renewed For 30 Faculty Members As Budget Will Determine How Many Are Retained

by Michael Torelli
Approximately 30 employees hired by the Cheshire Board of Education are at risk of being shown the door due to uncertainties regarding the Board’s operating budget request.

SPORTS

Maggie O'Reilly_1.jpgO’Reilly To Join Larson In College Ranks

by Greg Lederer
When senior Maggie O’Reilly joined the Cheshire High School field hockey program four years ago, she had never played the sport or picked up a stick before.

AROUND TOWN

Boot Camp 1.jpgBooting The Boot Camp A Fight Ultimately Lost

Cheshire is recognized for many things. It has what is considered to be one of the best school systems in the state. It is, according to its own motto, the bedding capital of Connecticut, with a rich history of agriculture that lives on to this day.