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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.

UPDATE: Zupkus Named Winner Over Nardello

November 6, 2012 by John Rook

Susan Bigelow of ctnewsjunkie.com is reporting that Lezlye Zupkus has upset longtime incumbent State Representative Vickie Nardello in the 89th House District. Earlier, Nardello had been shown to be the unofficial winner, but it appears now that Zupkus, the Republican challenger, has pulled off the upset.

Bartolomeo Wins 13th State Senate District Seat

November 6, 2012 by John Rook

The victory Dante Bartolomeo declared less than an hour ago has been confirmed, giving the Meriden Councilwoman a win over Republican incumbent Len Suzio.

Bartolomeo Has Declared Victory Over Suzio

November 6, 2012 by John Rook

While not official, the campaign for Dante Bartolomeo has declared her victorious over inclumbent State Senator Len Suzio in the 13th State Senate District. By last count, Bartolomeo was leading Suzio by more than 400 votes with absentee ballots still to be counted.

Referendum Questions Pass

November 6, 2012 by John Rook

Cheshire voters have approved the three referendum questions on this year's ballot, according to numbers provided by the Cheshire Registrar of Voters.
One of those questions was the controversial upgrades project for the Wastewater Treatment Plant, expected to exceed $32 million. Voters rejected the project last year but have given the costly work the thumbs up this year.

89th State House District, 13th State Senate District Too Close To Call

November 6, 2012 by John Rook

Nearly two hours after all polls closed in Connecticut, two races of local interest are still too close to call. According to numbers provided to The Cheshire Herald, Republican Lezlye Zupkus, a newcomer to politics, is up by a slim margin over long-time incumbent State Representative Vickie Nardello (D) in the 89th District.

Incumbents Adinolfi, Fritz Returning To Hartford

November 6, 2012 by John Rook

According to The Republican American, state representatives Mary Fritz (D-90) and Al Adinolfi (R-103) have won re-election. Fritz defeated Cheshire businessman Guy Darter while Adinolfi was victorious over fellow Cheshire resident Liz Linehan.

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.