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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.

Cheshire Resident Congratulated By Former President Clinton

March 18, 2011 by Special To The ...

U.S. President Bill Clinton congratulated Quinnipiac University President John L. Lahey who was presented with the Irish American of the Year Award by Irish America Magazine at a luncheon ceremony at the New York Yacht Club on March 15.

Komisarjevsky To Plead Guilty If Spared Death, Lawyers Say

March 17, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Lawyers for Joshua Komisarjevsky filed a motion urging the court to accept their client's offer to plead guilty in exchange for life in prison without the possibility of release.

Cheshire Residents To Chair Hearts Of Community Awards At Sacred Heart University

March 16, 2011 by Special To The ...

Sacred Heart Academy of Hamden will recognize and honor six individuals and one organization for compassion, commitment to community and contributions to the Academy at the Hearts of the Community Awards Dinner on Saturday evening, March 26 at the Academy.

Town Will Begin Street Sweeping Next Month

March 15, 2011 by Special To The ...

The following release was received from the Town of Cheshire on March 15:

*The Director of Public Works, Joseph Michelangelo, would like to advise all residents that the Town of Cheshire will commence sweeping sand from Town roads on Monday, April 11. Sweeping operations will begin in the south section of Town and will progress throughout the Town during the following several weeks.

St. Patrick's Day Can Be Fun For The Kids As Well

March 14, 2011 by Special To The ...

On Thursday, revelers will take to the streets across the region to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. It has become a favorite holiday among adults, who use the occasion as an excuse to wear green shirts, Irish garb, funny hats, and, yes, partake in a few alcoholic beverages.

Dodd Thespians To Bring Out “Beauty” In Play

March 13, 2011 by John Rook

All classes had ended at Dodd Middle School by 4 p.m. on Monday and, for the most part, the hallways in the building were empty.
Yet, in the cafeteria, sounds of life could still be heard. In fact, music, singing, and laughter was emanating from the room at such a high volume, it seemed to fill the all but empty school.

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.