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John Rook/Cheshire Herald
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.

Human Services Department Taking Applications for Energy Assistance Program

January 4, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Human Services Department are taking applications for the Connecticut Energy Assistance program. The Energy Assistance program provides financial assistance to income-eligible households in paying for a portion of their heating cost during the winter months.

Parking Ban Still In Effect for Cheshire

January 3, 2014 by michael torelli

The Town of Cheshire is still under a parking ban while Town and state try to clear the roads of snow.

BOE Budget Meeting Canceled Tonight

January 2, 2014 by michael torelli

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio was set to present his proposed budget tonight for the upcoming fiscal year but, due to the impeding snowstorm arriving later this evening, the meeting has been canceled.

Cheshire Public Schools To Have Early Dismissal

January 2, 2014 by michael torelli

Cheshire Public Schools announced there will be an early dismissal today due to the oncoming snowstorm.

New Year Not The Same Around The World

January 1, 2014 by John Rook

Happy New Year!
Last night, when the clock struck midnight, 2013 was officially a thing of the past, filed away as another year in history.
Whether it was a good or bad year means little today, as 2014 brings hope of a better future.

Holiday Hours For Library, Town Offices

December 30, 2013 by John Rook

New Year's Eve is upon us and both the Cheshire Public Library and Cheshire Town offices will be closed tomorrow, in observance of New Year's Day. The library will also close at 4 p.m. today.
Regular hours will resume on Thursday.

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.