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John Rook/Cheshire Herald
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.

Businesses Encouraged To Sign On To Scholarship Booklet

December 12, 2011 by Special To The ...

The holiday season might be here, but the time for college applications and acceptance is quickly approaching.
Many businesses and organizations in the area offer scholarships to local students looking to secure financial help as they prepare to head off into the world of higher education.

Komisarjevsky Sentenced To Death

December 9, 2011 by John Rook

Joshua Komisarjevsky was sentenced to death this afternoon by the same jury that found him guilty of murdering Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters during a Cheshire home invasion in 2007.

Trying To Decide What To Do This Weekend? Check Out These Local Happenings

December 9, 2011 by John Rook

On Monday, the daytime temperatures rose to about 60 degrees and Cheshire residents could be seen walking around in light sweaters and even a few tee-shirts. Now, winter has finally arrived. Temperatures this weekend are suppose to remain in the 40s and, at night, go down into the 20s. So much for the warmer-than-normal temperatures.

Haven't Gotten Your Cheshire Herald Today? Here's What You're Missing

December 8, 2011 by John Rook

If you haven't gotten your Cheshire Herald yet this morning, here's what you're missing out on:

*Cheshire swimming enthusiasts thought they would be back doing laps at the Community Pool by this time. However, it appears they will have to wait another month, at least. Find out what's holding things up and how different groups are adjusting.

Seventy Years Since Pearl Harbor, CHS Looks To Celebrate Living History Of The Event

December 7, 2011 by John Rook

President Franklin Roosevelt called it a date "which will live in infamy," and, 70 years later, America still remembers the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

Jury Enters Second Day Of Deliberations In Komisarjevsky Trial Penalty Phase

December 6, 2011 by John Rook

A jury of his peers has already found killer Joshua Komisarjevsky guilty of 17 counts, including several capital crimes. Now, those same individuals are deciding whether he deserves to die for his actions.

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.