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This week, cameras were installed on a select few buses as the School District prepares to go ahead with its agreement with Student Guardian, a company that will help monitor illegal passing of school buses. For more on this story, see this week's Cheshire Herald.

Town Mulls Energy Contracting Program

August 11, 2011 by Josh Morgan

The Town of Cheshire is slowly delving into relatively new territory as it continues to explore the idea of performance contracting for its buildings.

Turf, Track Project Gets Final "OK" From Town Council

August 10, 2011 by Josh Morgan

The Town Council approved the turf field and track replacement projects on Tuesday night, meaning ground could be broken in the coming weeks.
A site meeting is planned for this morning, August 10, and the contracts should be signed before the end of the week. With a 6-3 affirmative vote from the Council, both projects now are able to move forward after years of discussion.

Student Physicals Must Be Completed Before Opening Of School

August 9, 2011 by Special To The ...

Cheshire students entering pre-K and kindergarten are required by state law to have a complete physical exam within one year prior to school entry. The Yellow Health Assessment form for pre-K and the Blue Health Assessment form for kindergarten must be submitted to the school nurse prior to entry. This exam must include required state immunizations.

The Big Dig: What Do Archeologists Find? Treasure? Glory? How About Walls

August 8, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Big Dig: What Do Archeologists Find? Treasure? Glory? How About Walls

What do you find in archaeology?

Imagine Cup Competition Experience Worth The Drive

August 7, 2011 by Special To The ...

by Aneri Patani
Special to the Herald

You never know where a car will take you.
Sure, it can take you to work or the market, but it can do so much more.
If you’re lucky, like Cheshire resident and junior at Ithaca College Evan Marinaro, it can take you all the way to the 2011 Microsoft Imagine Cup.

CHS Teacher Shows Academy Students How To Solve Crimes

August 6, 2011 by Special To The ...

Kathryn Carlow
Special to the Herald

CSI, Dexter, and other popular crime-based television shows may not renew their cases until the fall, but for a group of students at Cheshire Academy, this summer has proven the perfect time for crime scene investigation.

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.

CHS Softball Shut Outs Shelton, Boys' V-Ball Stops Oxford's Win Streak

In Friday's Housatonic Division opener, Cheshire High School softball (3-0, 1-0) defeated Shelton (1-1, 0-1) 10-0.

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.