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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.

Fashion Sense Lands Cheshire's Chin A Dream Opportunity

January 25, 2011 by Greg E. Lederer

Cheshire’s Lauren Chin feels she has a keen fashion sense. So, when she spotted an advertisement for Clinique Fresh Faces last summer, Chin thought it would be fun to apply on the Teen Vogue website.

Officials Face Questions After Pool Bubble Collapse

January 24, 2011 by Josh Morgan

For years, the question floating around town has been how many more harsh New England winters could the bubble covering the Cheshire Community Pool survive.
Last week, Cheshire finally found out.

Williams Shows Off His Skills In Geography Bee

January 23, 2011 by John Rook

Do you know the answer to this question: “What canal cuts across an isthmus between the city of Colon and the city of Balboa?”
If you do, you might have given Stephen Williams a run for his money last week.
Williams, a student at Dodd Middle School, correctly identified that the Panama Canal cut between Colon and Balboa to win this year's Dodd Middle School Geography Bee.

Hard Work Pays Off For CHS Young Democrats

January 22, 2011 by John Rook

It has become so clichéd, one wonders if the words carry any meaning at all.
Politicians, trying to encourage political participation on the part of a younger generation, extoll the virtues of “becoming involved” and insist that anyone, even those too young to vote, “can make a difference” in the process.

Plane Crashes Near Boulder Road

January 21, 2011 by John Rook

Two men, who were flying from New Bedford, Mass to the Waterbury/Oxford airport in a small, single-engine plane, were forced to make a crash landing near Boulder Road last Thursday.
The plane was being piloted by a 25-year-old male who was accompanied by his father. Their names have not been released.
Neither of the two passengers were injured in the accident.

Snow And Ice Storms Cause Problems In Town

January 20, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Much of December 2010 was devoid of any kind of precipitation, causing many to question when winter would actually swing into full gear.
The last few weeks have certainly answered that question.
Beginning on Dec. 26, 2010, with a blizzard that blanketed Connecticut with snow and high winds, the winter weather has come fast and furious, and doesn't show any signs of letting up.

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.


 

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