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Cheshire's Thomas Mueller (left) and Emily Daly (right) will be playing Jay and Arty in the upcoming production of "Lost in Yonkers," to be presented by Cheshire Community Theater. For more on the coming performances, see this week's Cheshire Herald.

If Your Weekend Is Still Open, Check Out These Local Happenings

October 21, 2011 by John Rook

The weekend is here, but that doesn't mean your schedule is booked completely. If you're looking to get out of the house, try some of these local events:

*Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22
Haunted Hayride
Bishop Farm
500 South Meriden Road
7:30 to 10 p.m., both nights

A Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

October 20, 2011 by John Rook

If you haven't picked up your edition of The Cheshire Herald today, here is what you're missing:

*The trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky came to an end last week, with the jury delivering a guilty verdict on all 17 counts against him. Find out what happened and what is expected as the proceedings now move into the penalty phase.

Candidates Forum Is Tonight At Town Hall

October 19, 2011 by John Rook

A reminder to all residents that the League of Women Voter's Candidate's Forum is tonight, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, 84 South Main Street. Tonights event will feature those individuals running for a seat on the Cheshire Town Council. It is expected that all candidates running for either a District seat, or as an At Large candidate, will be in attendance.

Library Issues Statement In Regards To Upcoming Construction

October 18, 2011 by Special To The ...

The following press release was issued by the Cheshire Public Library:

A portico will be built over the rear entrance to the Cheshire Public Library
beginning next week, on Oct. 24.

Police Arrest Wallingford Man Found With Marijuana And Prescription Pills

October 17, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Last week, Cheshire Police officers, along with detectives from the Statewide Narcotics Task Force, arrested a Wallingford man who was believed to be transporting illegal drugs into Town.

Editor's Notebook: Death Penalty Opponents Offering False Arguments

October 16, 2011 by John Rook

Joshua Komisarjevsky is a murderer.
We all knew that. We knew it before his trial began, before the jury heard its first piece of evidence, before they ever began deliberations, and before they rendered a verdict.
To only the most naïve was Komisarjevsky's guilt ever in question.

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.