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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.

Voter Registration Day Upcoming

October 15, 2011 by Special To The ...

The following is a press release from the Cheshire Registrar of Voters:

Nothing Planned For This Autumn October Weekend? Cheshire Has Some Haunts And Laughs To Offer

October 14, 2011 by John Rook

The weather is turning cooler and sweaters and long-sleeved shirts are replacing shorts and tee-shirts in everyone's closet. If you're looking for something to do this weekend, make sure to check out a couple of events happening around town.

*Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15
Haunted Hayride
Bishop Farms
500 South Meriden Road
7 to 10 p.m.

Komisarjevsky Found Guilty On 17 Counts

October 13, 2011 by John Rook

Joshua Komisarjevsky was found guilty on all 17 charges against him, including six capital counts that could carry the death penalty as punishment.
The jury, which had deliberated for more than eight hours between Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, rendered its decision a little before 4 p.m. on Oct. 13.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald, Along With A Change In Dates For The Halloween Haunted Hayride This Weekend

October 13, 2011 by John Rook

If you haven't picked up a copy of The Cheshire Herald yet today, here is what you're missing:

*Find out why, even though the finishing touches are being put on the artificial turf field this week, events that were scheduled to take place on the new surface have been moved.

Jury Begins Deliberation As Judge Denies Mistrial Motion Filed By Komisarjevsky Defense

October 12, 2011 by John Rook

It is now in the hands of the jury.
After three weeks of testimony, the jury in the trial of accused killer Joshua Komisarjevsky began its deliberations today. The group will now decide whether he is guilty of the charges levied against him, including six capital felony counts that could carry the death penalty.

Komisarjevsky Defense Team Files One More Motion As Sides Prepare For Closing Arguements

October 11, 2011 by John Rook

Closing arguments are expected today in the trial of accused killer Joshua Komisarjevsky, but not before Judge Jon Blue considers one more motion from the defense.

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.