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John Rook/Cheshire Herald
Abby Beach and Sydney Pinkus received the chance to write personalized greetings on a plow -- just one of the many perks for those who visited the Touch A Truck program Thursday morning.

CLT Presenting Slideshow About Marquee Properties

April 18, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Land Trust will celebrate Earth Day on Friday, April 25, with a presentation of “Cheshire Land Trust: Preserving Land As A Living Resource For 45 Years” at the Ives Farm Barn, 1585 Cheshire St.

Memorial Day Parade Quickly Approaching - Sign Up To Participate

April 17, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Veterans Council of Cheshire cordially invites residents and organizations to participate in the Memorial Day Parade, to be held on Sunday, May 25, at 1:30 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, June 1, at 1:30 p.m. The two-mile parade begins at Highland School, 490 Highland Ave., and proceeds along Rt. 10 to Cheshire High School.

BOE Finance Committee Considers Reductions

April 16, 2014 by John Rook

The Board of Education's Finance Committee took up the issue of the 2014/2015 operating budget on Tuesday night, with a specific focus on making full-day kindergarten a reality.

Parks And Rec Fishing Derby Postponed

April 15, 2014 by John Rook

The Annual Steve Horvath Memorial Fishing Derby, sponsored by Cheshire Parks and Recreation, has been postponed today due to inclement weather.

"Lost In Yonkers" Coming To Cheshire Stage

April 14, 2014 by Special To The ...

Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Lost In Yonkers”, takes the stage at Cheshire High School's Thorp Auditorium on Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. Come meet the dysfunctional Kurnitz family of Yonkers, N.Y. in 1942. Be prepared to experience the full gamut of emotions as their antics make you laugh, cry, and laugh again.

PD Officers' Tips To Keep Walkers, Cyclists Safe

April 13, 2014 by Special To The ...

Whether you walk for the health benefits, mobility without a motor vehicle or to enjoy the great outdoors, the Cheshire Police Department would like to help make sure you are safe while doing so. Crossing streets can be dangerous and we would like to offer some tips to help you get where you are going:

Baseball Continues Hot Streak, Girls' Lacrosse Pulls Away At Amity

On Saturday, Cheshire High School baseball (4-2, 2-0 in Housatonic Division) secured its fourth win in a row 7-3 at Branford (2-3).

CHS Teams Sweep On Thursday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School boys' lacrosse (1-3) ran off 11 straight goals in earning their first win 16-2 over Branford (1-3).

CHS Boys' V-Ball And Tennis Teams Earn Wins, Girls' LAX And Tennis Come Up Short

Cheshire High School boys' volleyball (3-0) stayed unbeaten on Wednesday, sweeping Masuk (1-2) 3-0 by scores of 25-19, 25-10, and 25-19.

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.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Smart Bus.JPGSchool Bus Cameras Gain Approval

by Michael Torelli
Motorists traveling in Cheshire ought to think twice before passing a school bus with the stop arm out and red lights flashing. If they don’t, it could cost them as much as $450.

Bond Ratings Remain High For Cheshire

by Michael Torelli
The Town of Cheshire recently received good news from two agencies concerning its high-level bond ratings.
Both Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investor Service released their scores for Cheshire on April 4.

World Lab.JPGCheshire High Making Foreign Languages A Priority

by Michael Torelli
In the Psychology Today article “Life as a Bilingual,” author Francois Grosjean, Ph.D., estimated that approximately 20 percent of citizens in the United States are fluent in two different languages.

New Concussion Clinic Hopes To Stave Off Serious Athletic Injuries

by Michael Torelli
Concussions have become a hot topic in professional sports in recent years, but it’s easy to forget that high school athletes are just as susceptible to the dangerous brain trauma.

OPINION

Opinion_3.jpgCL&P Between Rock And Hard Place

It’s hard to sympathize with a company like Connecticut Light and Power, especially when the memories of days without power, after several storms over the last few years, remain fresh in our minds.
However, one does get the sense that the power company is stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to its current tree-trimming program.

SPORTS

Dutchyshyn 5.jpgGirls’ Lacrosse Starts Fast, Beats Conard

by Greg Lederer
With five girls making their first varsity start in last Saturday’s opener, Cheshire High School girls’ lacrosse head coach Dan Warburton felt it was important to build momentum early against Conard (West Hartford).

AROUND TOWN

05_2.jpgOn Your Mark, Get Set, GO!

by John Rook
For some large community events, it can take years for them to weave into the fabric of the community.
Time is needed and word of mouth necessary to grow something from a seedling into a fully-blossomed activity attended and anticipated by most in town.