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Cheshire's Thomas Mueller (left) and Emily Daly (right) will be playing Jay and Arty in the upcoming production of "Lost in Yonkers," to be presented by Cheshire Community Theater. For more on the coming performances, see this week's Cheshire Herald.

Reminder: Florio To Present Budget Tonight

January 7, 2014 by John Rook

Last week's snow storm forced Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio to postpone his budget presentation for a few days.
Tonight, however, the Superintendent is expected to unveil his request during a full presentation to the Board of Education.

Library Program To Talk About Power Of Positive Thinking

January 6, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Library will present Powerful Positive Thinking on Thursday, January 16, at 7 p.m., with Diane Frankel-Gramelis. Frankel-Gramelis is director of Community Education at Milford Hospital, and an adjunct professor of Public & Community Health at SCSU. She is also health and wellness educator at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Healthcare Forum To Be Held at Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department

January 5, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Half Marathon Foundation and Live to Excel invite children and runners to come to their inaugural interactive forum called Educate Your Heart, Brain and Body, to be held at the Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department, 559 South Main St., on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. The free event focuses on providing a healthy-living education for children ages of 5–12 and the running community.

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.

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.