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Cheshire artist Tony Falcone has done several pieces for the U.S. Coast Guard in the past, and his relationship with the Guard allowed him to live out a dream recently, sailing on the Tall Ship Barque Eagle (background). For more on his story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Town Extends Electricity Contract

August 4, 2011 by Josh Morgan

The Town of Cheshire extended its electricity purchase contract for one more year until 2015, a move that should save it more than $20,000 annually.

Flag Count Gauges Town's Patriotism During Fourth Of July

August 3, 2011 by Special To The ...

The annual tradition of flag counting continued this year, as Masons from Temple Lodge 16 scoured the town over the Fourth of July holiday to see who had a flag, or some red, white, and blue decoration out front of their home. The numbers were tabulated and it was determined that 27 percent of homes surveyed had some patriotic decoration outside.

To see how your street did, see below:

Local Music Comes To Elim Park Tomorrow

August 2, 2011 by Special To The ...

Elim Park, 150 Cook Hill Road, is pleased to support local musicians with a summer concert provided by the Cheshire Community Band tomorrow, August 3, at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an assortment of musical pieces from Broadway medleys and patriotic classics to big band favorites. The band consists of volunteer musicians from Cheshire and surrounding communities.

The Big Dig: The Art Of Excavation

August 1, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Big Dig: The Art Of Excavation

How does an excavation work?

PZC Delays Vote On Old Towne Commons

July 30, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Local developer Paul Bowman will have to wait until September to learn if his proposed plan to build restaurants, office space, and condominiums along South Main street is approved.

Police Charge Man With Embezzling Thousands

July 29, 2011 by Josh Morgan

A Watertown man was arrested two weeks ago on charges that he embezzled more than $200,000 from a Cheshire business.

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.