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Hofstra University junior Deanna Giulietti, a 2011 Cheshire High School graduate pictured above in the middle, won the 2014 Eastern Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing competition. Read her story in an upcoming issue of The Cheshire Herald.

Highland School to Host 27th Annual Katherine Toce Memorial Blood Drive

March 24, 2014 by john

The family and friends of Katherine Toce will host the 27th Katherine Toce Memorial American Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, March 29, at Highland Elementary School, 490 Highland Ave. in Cheshire, from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The community at large is invited to join the Toce family in saving lives at this upcoming blood drive dedicated to Katherine’s memory.

Walk Like MADD Will Honor Greg Schena

March 23, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Walk Like MADD, in memory of Greg Schena, will be held on Saturday, April 5, at the Cheshire Parks and Rec Department, 559 South Main St., beginning at 8:30 a.m. MADD CT encourages the residents of Cheshire to walk three miles in memory of Greg Schena and other victims of alcohol-related crashes. Visit www.walklikemadd.org/cheshire to register as a team or individual walker.

Who Has The Purrfect Pizza? You Can Help Decide

March 22, 2014 by Special To The ...

Friends of Feral Cheshire Cats (FFCC) is hosting their Fourth Annual Purrfect Pizza Challenge on Friday, April 11, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple Lodge, 9 Country Club Rd.

Soul Friends Looking To Make That Human, Horse Connection

March 21, 2014 by Special To The ...

Soul Friends, Inc. will be starting their Horses Inspire program in April. Horses Inspire is a six week equine-assisted psychotherapy program that works with children 7-18 years of age. The many benefits of equine psychotherapy include learning respect for both humans and animals, improved communication and social skills, boundary setting and developing problem solving skills.

Bulky Waste, CHS Partial Roof Replacement On Council Agenda For Tonight

March 20, 2014 by michael torelli

The Cheshire Town Council will be holding a special meeting tonight to discuss budget items and potential approval of a number of town projects.
A public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers concerning the $294,000 appropriation for the bulky waste collection. Immediately following the hearing, the Council will meet in room 207-209 to make their decision.

Pool To Open For Summer

March 19, 2014 by John Rook

Swimmers take heart.
After some discussion about possibly keeping the Cheshire Community Pool closed during the summer months as construction on the new tension membrane covering commenced, officials this week decided to keep the facility open and, instead, schedule the bulk of the work for after Labor Day.

CHS Varsity Slate For Monday

Monday's Cheshire High School varsity slate:

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.

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.