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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.

Centorino Honored By Kohl's With Scholarship

July 18, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Kohl’s Department Stores’ Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program honors more than 200 deserving volunteers with $1,000 scholarships toward post-secondary education. Two children from the Hartford-New Haven area were chosen from more than 37,000 nominees nationwide for making a positive impact on their community. One of them was Alison Centorino of Cheshire.

Residents Opposed To Keeler Development

July 17, 2011 by John Rook

Local developer Paul Bowman has proposed a plan that, if approved, would change the face of South Main Street.
Residents who live behind that area, off of Old Towne Road, aren't excited about the prospect.

The Big Dig: Cressotti And His Fellow Archeologists Pass The Time With Humor And "Moving Tapes"

July 16, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Big Dig: Cressotti And His Fellow Archeologists Pass The Time With Humor And "Moving Tapes"

By midday, the citadel is like a furnace. The clouds ,which occasionally hover around the edges of the basin, always burn away by the time they come overhead.

Learn About Your Home Energy Options At Temple Beth David Next Week

July 15, 2011 by Special To The ...

A free Home Energy Basics workshop will be held at Temple Beth David.
This workshop aims to inform Cheshire residents about Connecticut tax incentives and rebates available for home energy efficiency upgrades.

Town’s Website More User Friendly After Recent Facelift

July 14, 2011 by John Rook

Technology is constantly advancing and the hub of all of it seems to be the Internet.
There was a time when only large corporations would have elegant looking, high-tech websites from which to spread their message. Now, seemingly every sixth-grader with something to say has a personal site with images, video, links, and a search engine.

Pool Bubble Process Sped Up

July 13, 2011 by John Rook

The Cheshire Town Council approved a motion Tuesday night that will allow the Town to negotiate directly with a vendor to develop and install a new Cheshire Community Pool protective covering, rather than putting the work out to bid.
The motion, Councilors hope, will cut significant time off the process through which the pool bubble can be fabricated and erected over the Town's facility.

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.