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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.

It's Christmas! Here Are Some "Dos" And "Don'ts" To Help You Get Through The Day

December 25, 2011 by John Rook

Well, the day has finally come. The gifts are all wrapped, Santa has made his last stop, and all that's left to do is add up all of dad's sweaters he will be taking back to the store come Dec. 26.
Christmas is billed as "the most wonderful time of the year," but everyone knows there are a few things that should be done, and should be avoided, to help make the day go a bit smoother:

2012 Promises To Be A Big Year For The Fire Department

December 24, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Fire Department will achieve an all time record for number of calls this year as it prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary next year. The volunteer department has responded to over 1,090 calls or incidents since January 1, 2011, and expects to have a record total of nearly 1,100 by the end of the year.

Still Need To Bring A Dessert To Christmas Eve? Try Some Sugar Cookies From Scratch

December 23, 2011 by John Rook

Okay, it's the day before Christmas Eve, you have all your shopping done, but one big item still remains: that dessert you promised the family you would bring. Who has time to think about food when the countdown to Christmas was ticking away?

Get Your Cheshire Herald Today? If Not, Here's What's Inside

December 22, 2011 by John Rook

Chanukah has already begun and it is T-minus three days before Christmas. Have you got all your shopping done?
Well, if you're out and about today, make sure to pick up a copy of the Cheshire Herald. Here's what you'll find.

YMCA Receives Grant For Early Education Programs

December 20, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF) recently awarded its final round of grants for 2011 to area nonprofits. Grants for new and continuing programs totaled nearly $445,000 – a 34 percent increase compared to the final round of last year.
Locally, the Cheshire/Southington YMCA was awarded $6,500 for professional development and in-class

Library Still Has Several Activities Planned For Kids Before The End To The Year

December 19, 2011 by Special To The ...

The end of 2012 might be fast approaching but there are still several events planned for the family before the calendar turns to January. Here is a quick list of upcoming programs:

Family Drum Time – Thursdays, 22 and 29, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

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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