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Cheshire artist Tony Falcone has done several pieces for the U.S. Coast Guard in the past, and his relationship with the Guard allowed him to live out a dream recently, sailing on the Tall Ship Barque Eagle (background). For more on his story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

May 3, 2012 by John Rook

Have you picked up a copy of your Cheshire Herald yet? If not, here's what you're missing:

Check Your Health: How To Take Care Of Those Cuts And Bruises

May 1, 2012 by Special To The ...

Check Your Health_3.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.

Suburban Garden Club Holding Annual Plant Sale

April 30, 2012 by Special To The ...

The Suburban Garden Club of Cheshire will be holding their Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 12 at the Congregational Church Green in Cheshire. The hours for the sale are from 8:00am-1:00pm. The sale will include a wide variety of member grown perennials, vegetable plants and annuals. The sale also features hanging baskets and other decorative items.

De Jongh Being Honored At Grange Awards Night

April 29, 2012 by Special To The ...

Cheshire Grange will hold its annual Awards Night on Wed. May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall, 44 Wallingford Road. Robert de Jongh will be recognized and awarded the Grange Community Citizen of the Year Award.
This event is open to the public and the community is invited and welcome to attend. A Tea Cup Auction will also be held and refreshments will be served.

School District Has Several Things Planned For Teacher Appreciation Week

April 28, 2012 by Special To The ...

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio has announced that the week of May 7-11 has been designated National Teacher Appreciation Week. Florio stated that “Cheshire is fortunate to have excellent teaching staff that brings energy and educational rigor into the classroom each and every day.

Locker Room Renovation Unlikely For This Year As Town Appears Poised To Rethink Options

April 27, 2012 by Josh Morgan

The Cheshire High School Boy’s locker room project is unlikely to proceed this summer, and it appears that officials are going back to the drawing board to decide what to do.

CHS Varsity Slate For Wednesday

Wednesday's Cheshire High School varsity schedule:

Lady Rams Sweep In Track And Field, Boys' Tennis Wins Second Straight

Cheshire High School girls' outdoor track and field improved to 5-0 on Tuesday, sweeping host Hamden (90-60), Hillhouse (95-54), and Wilbur Cross (79.5-69.5).

CHS Girls' LAX, Softball, Boys' Volleyball And Golf Won On Monday

On Monday, Cheshire High School girls' lacrosse (4-1) posted a 6-1 win at Branford (4-1).

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.

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.