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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.

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.

Cheshire-Southington YMCA Looking For Budding Young Gymnasts

April 15, 2012 by Special To The ...

If your child has an interest in gymnastics, the YMCA might have just what you're looking for.

Former Cheshire Resident Dies After Saving Young Child

April 14, 2012 by Josh Morgan

A former Cheshire resident died on April 8 after saving the life of a 5-year-old girl who was caught in an ocean riptide.

Local Politician Blasts House Decision To Repeal The Death Penalty

April 13, 2012 by John Rook

The death penalty in Connecticut is all but a memory now.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

April 12, 2012 by John Rook

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

*The Cheshire Town Council was on the hot seat Tuesday night as many concerned parents and student athletes turned out to demand that more attention be paid to the boys' locker room at Cheshire High School. Read what some passionate members of the public had to say, and how Councilors responded to the attacks.

Council Passes Budget

April 11, 2012 by John Rook

There were no surprises at last night's Cheshire Town Council meeting.
The budget proposal that had been met last week, which was met with reserved approval from all involved, was passed along party lines Tuesday night, meaning the Town's Operating Budget will be approximately $98.7 million, with an education budget of $62.5 million.

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.