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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.

Check Your Health: Getting A Pap Smear Could Save Your Life

July 2, 2012 by Special To The ...

Check Your Health_5.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.

Senior Artists Encouraged To Enter Competition

June 30, 2012 by Special To The ...

Connecticut artists aged 70 and above are invited to submit their creative work – paintings, drawings and photography – to participate in the 5th annual Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show at Pomperaug Woods, Sept. 21-23. Entry forms with a photo of original artwork are due by July 6.

Town Suing DOC Over Treatment Plant Use

June 29, 2012 by Josh Morgan

The Town of Cheshire is suing the Connecticut State Department of Correction for breach of contract and failing to provide funding for the planned upgrades to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

June 28, 2012 by John Rook

Have you picked up a copy of your Cheshire Herald yet? If not, here is what you are missing:

Plan Calls For Solan At CHS, Wailonis Back At Dodd, Superintendent States

June 27, 2012 by John Rook

The announcement that Cheshire High School Principal Kevin Ryan was stepping down came less than a week ago.
It didn't take long for a suggested replacement to be found.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio confirmed to The Herald this week that he intends to recommend Dodd Middle School Principal Jeff Solan for the CHS position. Solan has been principal at Dodd for three years.

School District To Destroy Old Student Records This Summer

June 26, 2012 by Special To The ...

All special education/related service records, truancy-parent conference records, and student assistance team records of students who graduated or left the Cheshire Public Schools between 2004, and June 30, 2006, will be destroyed.

CHS Varsity Slate For Saturday

Saturday's Cheshire High School varsity schedule:

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.