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St. Bridget School students took some time Friday morning to participate in their annual Stuff-A-Bus event, where students donate food items to the Cheshire Food Pantry. The boxes are packed into a school bus and delivered to the Pantry. For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

February 23, 2012 by John Rook

Have you picked up your copy of The Cheshire Herald today? If not, here's what you're missing:

*The Cheshire Town Council renewed the elderly tax programs that have become a staple in town. Find out what this means for senior citizens.

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:

Yamin Scores Four Touchdowns, Rams Football Runs Over Lyman Hall

On Friday, Cheshire High School football improved to 2-0 with a 45-0 shutout at Lyman Hall (0-2).

Gallagher Picks Up Her 100th Win, Cheshire Girls Sweep On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School field hockey (3-1-1) defeated Sheehan (3-2) 4-1.

CA Football To Start 2014 Season

On Saturday, Cheshire Academy football visits Pomfret School for the opener at 2:30 p.m.

Boyer, Senft, And Smalec Lead Cheshire Girls To Victory In The Pool

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (3-0) stayed unbeaten by defeating Lyman Hall (0-3) 106-75 at the Cheshire Community Pool.

CHS Girls' Volleyball Secures 31st Straight Victory, Soccer Teams Take One-Goal Losses

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (4-0) swept 3-0 at Foran (3-2).

Stevens Helps CHS Field Hockey Hold Off Hand, Cross Country Excels In Dual-Meet Openers

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School field hockey (2-1-1) earned a 3-2 win at Daniel Hand.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Keeping Student Housing In Check
Local Resident Asks Town To Regulate Influx Of Quinnipiac Students

by Michael Torelli
One local resident is looking to the Town of Cheshire to ensure that her neighborhood doesn’t one day resemble the setting for the movie “Animal House.”

IVES FARM_1667.jpgCLT Plans A Day At Ives Farm To Show Off Property’s Natural Beauty

by Michael Torelli
When the Cheshire Land Trust acquired Ives Farm in 2006, they knew they had something special.

Arizon Taking On New Role?
Council Clears Path For Company To Become General Contractor For Pool Cover Project

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council has approved a bid waiver that will allow the Town to discuss designating Arizon Structures, the company hired to construct the tension membrane cover over the Community Pool, as the project’s general contractor.

Student section.jpgCHS Volleyball Parents Upset Over Delays In Gym Renovations

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School staff, students, parents, and administrators agree that renovating the west gym this year was an overdue project. The gym floor, for instance, dates back to the 1970s.

OPINION

Opinion_21.jpgOfficials Need To Ensure Student Housing Doesn’t Become A Problem

Local resident Carol Setter admitted the issue of student housing in Cheshire is not a crisis. She also made it clear that she is not against all students making Cheshire their home during the school year.

SPORTS

Cullen Clairmont.jpgRams Football Rocks Ridgefield

by Greg Lederer
In last year’s Inaugural Southern Connecticut Conference-Fairfield Interscholastic Athletic Conference Challenge, Cheshire High School football opened with a 17-14 loss at Ridgefield. CHS went on to finish 4-7.

AROUND TOWN

Mari Hall.JPGMiles Of Smiles Run For ASD Since 2010

by Michael Torelli
It’s been four years since the Hall family watched for the first time as local community members laced up their running shoes outside of Cheshire’s Norton School.