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This week, cameras were installed on a select few buses as the School District prepares to go ahead with its agreement with Student Guardian, a company that will help monitor illegal passing of school buses. For more on this story, see this week's Cheshire Herald.

Cheshire Ed. Foundation Presents Its Scholarship Awards

May 27, 2011 by Special To The ...

Winners of the scholarships administered by the Cheshire Education Foundation were announced Tuesday evening May 24th at Cheshire High School’s annual Awards Convocation.

State Says Prison Closings Won’t Affect Cheshire Institution

May 26, 2011 by John Rook

With the state trying to save money in any way it can, and with a declining prison population, closing down correctional institutions has been targeted as a way to rein in budgets.
With closings having already taken place, and more on the horizon, the question is where will displaced prisoners end up?

Important Information For Elderly And Disabled

May 25, 2011 by Special To The ...

Applications for the State of Connecticut Tax Relief for Elderly and Disabled Renters Program will be taken by Cheshire Youth & Social Services Department between June 1, 2011 and September 15, 2011.

DEP Called After Gas Seeps Into Storm Drain

May 23, 2011 by Josh Morgan

A gasoline spill Monday morning at a local gas station prompted the Department of Environmental Protection to head to Cheshire to assess the situation.

Jenner Warns Students About The Dangers Of Distracted Driving

May 22, 2011 by John Rook

Donna Jenner's life changed forever one sunny autumn morning in October 2007.
On that day, in Wolcott, Jenner was preparing for work when she received a call from her son, Anthony, to let her know that school had been canceled for the day. A water main had broken and the building was being repaired.

Culture Corner: Check Out Olde School Saloon & Bistro In New Haven For Fine Dining And Fun Atmosphere

May 21, 2011 by John Rook

Culture Corner: Check Out Olde School Saloon & Bistro In New Haven For Fine Dining And Fun Atmosphere

Having grown up in a predominantly Italian family (mother's side) where any meal had the chance to make or break the day based on its quality, I believe I have a pretty good handle on food.

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.

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.

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.