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This week, cameras were installed on a select few buses as the School District prepares to go ahead with its agreement with Student Guardian, a company that will help monitor illegal passing of school buses. For more on this story, see this week's Cheshire Herald.

Early-Morning Shooting Appears To Be Accidental

April 20, 2012 by John Rook

A 24-year old man was shot outside a Cheshire business in the early morning hours on Friday, but it does not appear to have been intentional.

UPDATE: Brush Fire On Dickerman Road Out

April 19, 2012 by John Rook

The brush fire that had been described as "large" is out, as firefighters work to extinguish the remnants of the blaze.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

April 19, 2012 by John Rook

Have you gotten your Cheshire Herald yet this week? If not, here's what you're missing:

Note About Website Submissions

April 18, 2012 by John Rook

It has come to our attention that, due to a glitch in our website configuration, some material submitted to The Cheshire Herald may not have been received by staff. If you submitted a letter to the editor, engagement, wedding, or birth announcement in the last few weeks and are uncertain whether it was received, please email news@cheshireherald.com directly to check.

Check Your Health: Everyone Can Prevent A Dangerous Fall

April 17, 2012 by Special To The ...

Check Your Health_2.jpgCheck Your Health is a new 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.

Parks And Recreation Ready To Fill Up Your Child's Vacation

April 16, 2012 by John Rook

April break has come for Cheshire Public Schools as students will be off this entire week, returning to class Monday, April 23. Many families plan trips during this school hiatus but, for those who stay local, the Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department offers some traditional activities that always draw a crowd.

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.

CHS Softball Shut Outs Shelton, Boys' V-Ball Stops Oxford's Win Streak

In Friday's Housatonic Division opener, Cheshire High School softball (3-0, 1-0) defeated Shelton (1-1, 0-1) 10-0.

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.