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Photo courtesy of Rebecca Timlin-Scalera
Cheshire's Vivian Ciampi (left) is helping her sister, Rebecca Timlin-Scalera (third from left) in growing her new nonprofit organization The Cancer Couch. Timlin-Scalera was diagnosed with late stage breast cancer over Labor Day weekend last year and is dedicating her life to raising awareness about the lack of funding provided to metastatic breast cancer research. For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Cheshire Herald.

Food Pantry Sponsoring Back To School Drive

August 1, 2015 by Special To The ...

It’s that time of year again. The Cheshire Food Pantry is getting ready and organizing their third annual Back to School Drive, a program designed to ensure that all school-age pantry clients return to the fall 2015 semester fully outfitted with appropriate back-to-school shoes, clothing, underwear, socks, school supplies, and an option for winter clothing.

WS Development Pulls Plug On Outlets Project

July 31, 2015 by John Rook

There will be no outlets center in Cheshire as the developer who originally proposed the plan has backed out of the project, officials told The Herald this week.

Summer Concert Series Continues Tonight With "Almost Famous"

July 31, 2015 by Special To The ...

Are you a fan of AC/DC? What about the music of Billy Joel?
Do you want to hear everything from "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith and "Livin on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi?
If so, then you'll want to head on over to Bartlem Park tonight at 7 p.m. as the Cheshire Parks and Recreation Summer Series continues. Tonight the band Almost Famous will be featured.

Historical Society Looking For Volunteers

July 30, 2015 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Historical Society is planning their second “Spirits Alive!” Cemetery Tour at the historic Hillside Cemetery. The history walk will be held on three consecutive nights starting on October 16th. The Spirits Alive Committee is looking for volunteers:  actors, people to help on event nights, and people who can help make costumes.

Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Rallies Late To Defeat Waterbury in Super Regional

On Monday, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (fourth seed, 25-8) came back to defeat second-seeded Waterbury 5-4 in the Super Regional at Palmer Field in Middletown.

Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Rallies To Beat Stratford In Super Regional

On Sunday at Palmer Field in Middletown, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (fourth seed, 24-8) came from behind to beat Stratford (third, 25-6) 10-3 in the Super Regional.

Cheshire AL Baseball Teams Earn Split Of State Tournament Action On Saturday

On Saturday, Cheshire American Legion Junior baseball (fourth seed, 23-4) defeated Glastonbury (12th, 15-13) 5-2 at Cheshire High School to reach the 17-U Northern Division Final Four next week.

CHS, Dodd Fall Sports Physicals Are Coming Up

Cheshire High School fall physicals for Marching Band and girls’ sports are planned for Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Explodes For Big Win Over Middletown, Sweeps Southern Division Sectional Series

On Thursday at Cheshire High School, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (fourth seed, 23-7) used a season-high run total to beat Zone 3 rival Middletown (20th, 10-18) 15-8 and sweep their Southern Division Sectional Series.

Organizers Are Planning For Second Theresa's Battleship 3 vs. 3 Basketball Tournament

The Second Annual Theresa’s Battleship 3 vs. 3 Basketball Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department courts.

Cheshire AL Baseball Teams Win State Games At Home

On Wednesday, Cheshire American Legion baseball won a pair of home games in the state tournament.

Cheshire AL Junior Baseball Wins Big In State Tourney First Round

On Monday at Cheshire High School, Cheshire American Legion Junior baseball (fourth seed, 21-4) defeated Tri-Town (13th, 10-11) 17-0 in the first round of the 17-U state tournament.

Bishop Earns NISCA/Speedo All-American, Boyer Secures Consideration Honor

Last week, Cheshire resident Karl Bishop was announced as a first-time member of the 2015-16 National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association/Speedo Swimming and Diving All-American Team.

Cheshire AL Senior Baseball Shuts Out Rival In Regular Season Finale

On Friday at Cheshire High School, Cheshire American Legion Senior baseball (21-7) defeated Middletown (9-16) 8-0 in the regular season finale.

Bishop, May Competed In The U.S. Olympic Swim Trials

Representing Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club, Karl Bishop and David May competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials held June 26 to July 3 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Lee Changes Mind On CHS Administrative Job, Will Return To Prior Positions As Coach And Teacher

Dan Lee has chosen to not take the Cheshire High School Assistant Principal job and instead return to his previous positions as boys' basketball and boys' golf head coach, as well as physical education teacher at the school.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

chapman.JPGNot Everyone On Board With Land Purchase

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council received some mixed reviews from residents when the potential purchase of a 10-acre parcel of land located directly to the south of Bartlem Park was opened up to public comment.

Milone Proposes $15.8 Million Capital Budget

by Michael Torelli
Town Manager Michael Milone has proposed a five-year capital expenditure plan totaling $59.9 million, $15.8 million of which is earmarked for the current fiscal year.

Montgomery.jpgFull Speed Ahead For Cheshire Native Montgomery

by John Rook
Imagine being told that, in the very near future, you’ll be asked to run, swim, and cycle over great distances without rest or any kind of assistance.

Registrars’ Salaries Raised

by Michael Torelli
The Town of Cheshire’s registrars of voters will be receiving salary increases starting next year.

OPINION

Opinion_111.jpgPutting It In The Voters’ Hands

When it comes to the price of the Chapman property, there’s no question many in town are experiencing sticker shock.

SPORTS

Liz Boyer_2.jpgSwim Stars Earn Honors

by Greg Lederer
When starting his Cheshire High School swim career four years ago, Karl Bishop dreamed of earning the title of All-American.

AROUND TOWN

Cheshire Theatre 2_0.jpgCheshire Cinema: Film Fans Remember Modest Movie Palace

by John Rook
Do you remember the first movie you saw in the theater?