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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.

Informational Meeting About Full-Day Kindergarten Scheduled

January 16, 2014 by Special To The ...

An informational meeting about the feasibility of full-day kindergarten in Cheshire is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.in the Dodd Middle School cafeteria.

Pool Project Hits Snag Over Zoning Regulations

January 15, 2014 by michael torelli

The Cheshire Community Pool tension membrane structure has hit roadblock due to Town zoning regulations.

Marbridge Application Approved

January 14, 2014 by michael torelli

The special permit application for the construction of a 28,000-square-foot building, submitted by Marbridge Retirement Center was approved by a 8-1 vote at the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting last night.

Musical Folk Add Classes At St. Peter's

January 13, 2014 by Special To The ...

Musical Folk, an internationally-recognized early childhood music program, has added classes to its slate scheduled to be held at St. Peter's Church in Cheshire.

Six Contractors Interested In Membrane Work

January 11, 2014 by michael torelli

A total of six contractors responded to the Cheshire Public Building Commission’s RFP request concerning the $3.2 million tension membrane structure covering the Community Pool.

Former Cheshire Offers Arrested For Stealing From Police Union

January 10, 2014 by John Rook

A former Cheshire police officer was arrested this week for allegedly stealing approximately $50,000 from the Cheshire Police Union fund.
Robert Anderson, 43, of Wilton, was charged with two counts of larceny in the first degree, a class B felony. If Anderson is convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison and $30,000 in fines, $15,000 for each offense.

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.