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Cheshire High School senior Brooke Mommsen has been volunteering her time in service of others for years now, and she was recently honored for it. To find out more about Mommsen, see this week's edition of The Herald.

As The Fourth Of July Approaches, Fire Marshal Reminds All About Firework Laws And Safety

June 27, 2011 by Special To The ...

The following press release was submitted by Cheshire Fire Marshal Jeff Boland:

The Cheshire Fire Marshal’s Office wishes everyone an enjoyable and safe July Fourth holiday. Fireworks during the Fourth of July are as American as apple pie. However, the use of “consumer fireworks” dictates adult use only.

Halos Shine On ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Castmates

June 26, 2011 by John Rook

Imagine an award show and a pep rally all rolled into one big event.
If you can conjure that image, you might have an idea of what the Halo Awards look like each spring.
Sponsored by Seven Angels Theatre, the Halo Awards seek to recognize the outstanding achievement of student actors whose particular productions, and performances within those productions, captivate audiences of all ages.

Elementary School Students Movin’ On Up

June 25, 2011 by John Rook

For Cheshire High School seniors, Wednesday evening was the anticipated day of graduation. On Tuesday morning, a much younger set of students took yet another step on their own road through the school system.

Cheshire Chamber Carnival Canceled Tonight, Extended To Next Week

June 24, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Chamber Carnival was canceled last night due to inclement weather, and that turbulent forecast has once again forced officials to close down the event for this evening. The carnival is scheduled to be held tomorrow and Sunday, however, beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. on Sunday.

FD/PD System Could Be Operational In A Year

June 24, 2011 by John Rook

A new computer software system that promises to bring both the Cheshire Fire and Police departments into the 21st century when it comes to records entry may be up and running within the next year, officials informed the Cheshire Town Council last week.

Cheshire High School Class Of 2011 Graduation....In Photos

June 23, 2011 by john

Cheshire High School Class Of 2011 Graduation....In Photos

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CHS Postpones Track And Field Meets, Wednesday's Varsity Slate

Cheshire High School outdoor track and field has postponed meets on Tuesday.

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.

CHS Softball Walks Off With Second Win In Home Opener

Cheshire High School softball improved to 2-0 on Thursday, beating East Haven (1-1) 3-2 in the home opener.

CHS Starts Spring Sports Season

Cheshire High School started the spring sports season on Wednesday:

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

$103.4 Million Budget Approved

Decision Paves Way For Implementation Of Full-Day Kindergarten

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council voted 5-4 to approve a $103.39 million budget that calls for a $2.7 million increase over last year’s operating budget.

CHS softball Head Coach Kristine Drust, CHS football Head Coach Don Drust, son Brewer.jpgWalking As One!

by Michael Torelli
Whether it was to respect those who have been lost in drunk driving accidents, or an effort to raise funds to cure multiple sclerosis, residents of Cheshire flooded the streets for two walks this past weekend.

Tree Trimming To Be Put On Hold

by Michael Torelli
It has been a couple of months since the start of Connecticut Light & Power’s enhanced tree trimming program began in Cheshire, yet there seems to be consensus among all interested parties that the program needs to be rexamined prior to continuing.

Chamber.jpgChamber Celebrates 40th Anniversary

by John Rook
In the April 4, 1974 edition of The Cheshire Herald, a full-page advertisement on page 11 of that week’s edition announced the formation of a new group.
The Cheshire Chamber of Commerce had been formed ...

EDITORIAL

Opinion_1.jpgTracking Full-Day Kindergarten

The Cheshire Town Council passed a budget Tuesday night that will presumably allow the School District to move forward with full-day kindergarten (see page one for story). All that remains is the official adoption and implementation by the Board of Education and School District leaders, all of whom have been pushing for full-day for a while.

SPORTS

Maddy Levy.jpgLacrosse Co-Captain Realizes Her Potential

by Greg Lederer
The play of Cheshire High School senior lacrosse player Maddy Levy caught her opposition by surprise last year. After contributing defensively for her first two seasons, she emerged to post career-best totals for goals (44) and assists (six).

AROUND TOWN

Danielle Chambrelli_0.jpgFuture Teacher Receives Youth Leadership Award

by Greg Lederer
When local teenager Danielle Chambrelli started volunteering in Cheshire YMCA last year, the thought of receiving individual accolades wasn’t on her mind.