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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.

Looking For A Magic Carpet Ride? Dodd Presents Aladdin, Jr. The Next Two Days

March 23, 2012 by John Rook

Ever wish a genie would appear to grant you three wishes? Well, the next best thing is coming to Dodd Middle School.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

March 22, 2012 by John Rook

Get your Herald yet? If not, here's what you're missing:

*The Cheshire Town Council has begun its budget discussions in earnest, tackling the biggest item in the proposal — the education budget. Find out what officials had to say about everything from class sizes to new teacher hires.

First Vote On Death Penalty Repeal Today

March 21, 2012 by John Rook

The heated debate over whether the state should do away with its current capital punishment law is expected to face its first hurdle today.
The General Assembly's Judiciary Committee was expected to vote this morning on a bill that, if passed, would end the death penalty in Connecticut and ensure that the harshest punishment possible would be life in prison.

Street Sweeping To Begin

March 20, 2012 by Special To The ...

The following information was provided by the Cheshire Public Works Department:

The Director of Public Works, Joseph Michelangelo, would like to advise all residents that the Town of Cheshire will commence sweeping sand from Town roads on Monday, April 2.

CUREchief Co-Founder Up For Important Award, Looks To Community For Help

March 19, 2012 by Special To The ...

The CUREchief Foundation, founded by members of Cheshire's Centorino family , have been providing hope to cancer patients for years. The group provides kerchief's to cancer patients who have lost the majority of their hair, along with those suffering from other conditions that result in hair loss.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Here Are Some Fun Facts About The Holiday

March 17, 2012 by John Rook

Erin Go Bragh!!!!
It's St. Patrick's Day, where green is suddenly the national color and seeing someone with a large shamrock painted on their cheek isn't cause for concern.

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.