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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.

Developer Plans Mixed Development On Historic Keeler Property

June 28, 2011 by John Rook

On Monday night, the Town of Cheshire got its first look at what could be the future of the Keeler property located on South Main Street.

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.

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.