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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.

With Komisarjevsky Sentence In, State Representatives Move To Abolish Death Penalty

February 22, 2012 by John Rook

Rumors have been circulating for months that members of the Connecticut State Legislature opposed to the death penalty would once again raise the issue.
However, as the trial of convicted killer Joshua Komisarjevsky went on, few were willing to raise the issue.

Suzio Promotes Gas Tax Cap Idea

February 21, 2012 by Special To The ...

State Sen. Len Suzio came to Cheshire on Monday morning as part of a “Cap the Gas Tax” campaign to convince voters that the state needs a limit on the amount of taxes collected on gas throughout the state.

President's Day Reminder: Town Hall, Schools Closed

February 20, 2012 by John Rook

As a reminder to all Cheshire residents, Town Hall and all public schools will be closed today in recognition of President's Day. There will be no Town-organized meetings tonight.
Offices will reopen tomorrow, Feb. 21. Schools are currently on winter recess and will not reopen until next Monday, Feb. 27.

Reminder: Yappie Hour On For Tomorrow At Paws

February 18, 2012 by Special To The ...

The following information was received from the Cheshire Dog Park:

Cheshire Dog Park's Yappie Hour will take place this Sunday, Feb. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Paws Pet Resort on East Johnson Avenue. The suggested donation is $5 per dog and benefits the Cheshire Dog Park. Contact information for the Dog Park is info@cheshiredogpark.com.

CL&P Warns About Possible Scam

February 17, 2012 by Special To The ...

The following information was received from Connecticut Light and Power:

Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) is asking customers to be wary of telephone calls from people claiming to be from CL&P, offering "a $40 rebate," and then requesting that customer's CL&P account number and their Social Security number.
If you receive such a call:

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

February 16, 2012 by John Rook

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

*The Town of Cheshire has hired a company to conduct a thorough revaluation of every property in the community. What does that mean for Cheshire residents? Read what Town officials have to say.

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.


 

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