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Cheshire High School senior Brooke Mommsen has been volunteering her time in service of others for years now, and she was recently honored for it. To find out more about Mommsen, see this week's edition of The Herald.

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.

Update: Work On Fallen Traffic Light Continues

January 19, 2011 by John Rook

Workers from the state Department of Transportation are busily working to replace a traffic light that succumb to the weight of the ice produced by yesterday's storm.
DOT was called onto the scene after the light pole, located at the intersection of Highland and Maple avenues, snapped in half at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Highland Avenue was closed for a brief time.

Gagliardi Sounds Off On Town Council

January 17, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Town Historian Ron Gagliardi believes that the only reason the Town Council instituted a two year term limit on his office is because of a squabble he's had with members of the Cheshire Historical Society.

CHS Postpones Track And Field Meets, Wednesday's Varsity Slate

Cheshire High School outdoor track and field has postponed meets on Tuesday.

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.

CHS Softball Walks Off With Second Win In Home Opener

Cheshire High School softball improved to 2-0 on Thursday, beating East Haven (1-1) 3-2 in the home opener.

CHS Starts Spring Sports Season

Cheshire High School started the spring sports season on Wednesday:

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

$103.4 Million Budget Approved

Decision Paves Way For Implementation Of Full-Day Kindergarten

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council voted 5-4 to approve a $103.39 million budget that calls for a $2.7 million increase over last year’s operating budget.

CHS softball Head Coach Kristine Drust, CHS football Head Coach Don Drust, son Brewer.jpgWalking As One!

by Michael Torelli
Whether it was to respect those who have been lost in drunk driving accidents, or an effort to raise funds to cure multiple sclerosis, residents of Cheshire flooded the streets for two walks this past weekend.

Tree Trimming To Be Put On Hold

by Michael Torelli
It has been a couple of months since the start of Connecticut Light & Power’s enhanced tree trimming program began in Cheshire, yet there seems to be consensus among all interested parties that the program needs to be rexamined prior to continuing.

Chamber.jpgChamber Celebrates 40th Anniversary

by John Rook
In the April 4, 1974 edition of The Cheshire Herald, a full-page advertisement on page 11 of that week’s edition announced the formation of a new group.
The Cheshire Chamber of Commerce had been formed ...

EDITORIAL

Opinion_1.jpgTracking Full-Day Kindergarten

The Cheshire Town Council passed a budget Tuesday night that will presumably allow the School District to move forward with full-day kindergarten (see page one for story). All that remains is the official adoption and implementation by the Board of Education and School District leaders, all of whom have been pushing for full-day for a while.

SPORTS

Maddy Levy.jpgLacrosse Co-Captain Realizes Her Potential

by Greg Lederer
The play of Cheshire High School senior lacrosse player Maddy Levy caught her opposition by surprise last year. After contributing defensively for her first two seasons, she emerged to post career-best totals for goals (44) and assists (six).

AROUND TOWN

Danielle Chambrelli_0.jpgFuture Teacher Receives Youth Leadership Award

by Greg Lederer
When local teenager Danielle Chambrelli started volunteering in Cheshire YMCA last year, the thought of receiving individual accolades wasn’t on her mind.


 

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