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Dodd Middle School instrumental music teacher Lynn LeClaire was named the 2014/2015 Teacher of the Year for the Cheshire School District. To learn more about LeClaire, looking for her story in an upcoming edition of The Cheshire Herald.

One Percent Of Cheshire Residents Without Power As Blizzard 2013 Moves Out

February 9, 2013 by John Rook

As of 9 a.m., 179 residents in Cheshire were without electricyt, according to Connecticut Light and Power.
That makes up only one percent of customers in town.
Gov. Dannel Malloy has announced this morning that roads will remain closed for an undertermined amount of time today, including interstates 95 and 91. A parking ban remains in effect for Cheshire.

Malloy Bans Travel On Limited Access Highways

February 8, 2013 by Special To The ...

The following was recieved from Gov. Dannel Malloy's office:

Town Offices Closed; Activities Canceled

February 8, 2013 by Josh Morgan

All Town offices are closing at 1:00 p.m. today, Feb. 8, due to the winter storm.
Additionally, activities throughout various town buildings have been canceled. See below for a complete listing of closures and cancellations as provided by Town Hall:

Officials Advise Residents To Sign Up For CODERED

February 8, 2013 by John Rook

As the snow outside escaltes and winds become more severe, power outages are a possibility in Cheshire. As such, the Town of Cheshire may open its emergency response centers.
If the Town determines there is a need to do so, it will issue a CODERED announcement to all residents signed up for the service.
For those who have not yet registered, officials ask that you do so at the below link:

Town Issues Parking Ban, Advises Residents About Procedures In Case Of Power Outages

February 8, 2013 by John Rook

With a blizzard already beginning to affect parts of Connecticut, Cheshire town officials have issued the following announcements:
 Friday events at The Yellow House have been cancelled.
There is a parking ban in effect from 8 a.m. Friday, February 8, until further notice to enable crews to clear roads.
Friday trash and recycling collection is expected to be completed.

Updated List Of CHS Varsity Sports Postponements

February 8, 2013 by Greg Lederer

With the impending winter storm, the following changes have been made to CHS varsity contests:
Indoor Track And Field
Friday's Class LL Championship has been moved to Sunday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. New start time is 2 p.m.
Wrestling

CHS Girls' Volleyball, Swim And Dive Remain Undefeated

On Monday, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (6-0, 2-0 in Housatonic Division) secured their 33rd consecutive victory 3-0 at Sheehan (5-1, 0-1).

CJF Enjoyed Strong Performances Last Weekend, Prepares For Sunday's Action

Cheshire Junior Football excelled last Sunday, compiling a 6-1 record.

CA Football Starts The Year With Road Win

On Saturday, Cheshire Academy football (1-0) won the opener 49-20 at Pomfret School.

Rams Boys' Soccer Takes Second Straight One-Goal Loss

On Saturday, Cheshire High School boys' soccer (0-3-1, 0-1 in Housatonic Division) lost 1-0 against host Notre Dame-West Haven (3-0-2) at Veteran's Stadium.

Yamin Scores Four Touchdowns, Rams Football Runs Over Lyman Hall

On Friday, Cheshire High School football improved to 2-0 with a 45-0 shutout at Lyman Hall (0-2).

Gallagher Picks Up Her 100th Win, Cheshire Girls Sweep On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School field hockey (3-1-1) defeated Sheehan (3-2) 4-1.

Boyer, Senft, And Smalec Lead Cheshire Girls To Victory In The Pool

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (3-0) stayed unbeaten by defeating Lyman Hall (0-3) 106-75 at the Cheshire Community Pool.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Keeping Student Housing In Check
Local Resident Asks Town To Regulate Influx Of Quinnipiac Students

by Michael Torelli
One local resident is looking to the Town of Cheshire to ensure that her neighborhood doesn’t one day resemble the setting for the movie “Animal House.”

IVES FARM_1667.jpgCLT Plans A Day At Ives Farm To Show Off Property’s Natural Beauty

by Michael Torelli
When the Cheshire Land Trust acquired Ives Farm in 2006, they knew they had something special.

Arizon Taking On New Role?
Council Clears Path For Company To Become General Contractor For Pool Cover Project

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council has approved a bid waiver that will allow the Town to discuss designating Arizon Structures, the company hired to construct the tension membrane cover over the Community Pool, as the project’s general contractor.

Student section.jpgCHS Volleyball Parents Upset Over Delays In Gym Renovations

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School staff, students, parents, and administrators agree that renovating the west gym this year was an overdue project. The gym floor, for instance, dates back to the 1970s.

OPINION

Opinion_21.jpgOfficials Need To Ensure Student Housing Doesn’t Become A Problem

Local resident Carol Setter admitted the issue of student housing in Cheshire is not a crisis. She also made it clear that she is not against all students making Cheshire their home during the school year.

SPORTS

Cullen Clairmont.jpgRams Football Rocks Ridgefield

by Greg Lederer
In last year’s Inaugural Southern Connecticut Conference-Fairfield Interscholastic Athletic Conference Challenge, Cheshire High School football opened with a 17-14 loss at Ridgefield. CHS went on to finish 4-7.

AROUND TOWN

Mari Hall.JPGMiles Of Smiles Run For ASD Since 2010

by Michael Torelli
It’s been four years since the Hall family watched for the first time as local community members laced up their running shoes outside of Cheshire’s Norton School.