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Cheshire artist Tony Falcone has done several pieces for the U.S. Coast Guard in the past, and his relationship with the Guard allowed him to live out a dream recently, sailing on the Tall Ship Barque Eagle (background). For more on his story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Town Facilities Closing Early

November 7, 2012 by Special To The ...

From Town Hall:

Due to the winter storm the Cheshire Public Library will be closing at 4:00 p.m. today, and the Community Pool will be closing shortly after 4:00 p.m., and all evening Town programs and meetings are canceled.

If Cheshire schools are delayed or closed tomorrow, November 8, 2012, the Community Pool will open at 8:30 a.m.

Election Winners

November 7, 2012 by John Rook

Most of the dust from last night's election has settled and the final outcomes have been determined.
Cheshire voters weighed in on a variety of races, along with three referendum questions. Below are the official outcomes of each local race (note: * indicates overall winner):

Esty Appears Headed For Victory

November 7, 2012 by John Rook

There are only a handful of votes left to count and Cheshire's Elizabeth Esty (D) appears poised to defeat State Senator Andrew Roraback (R) to win the U.S. House of Representatives 5th District seat. As of 11:30 p.m. Esty led Roraback 126380 to 124008.

Razor-Thin Margin Separates Esty, Roraback With Only Five Municipalities Left To Report

November 7, 2012 by John Rook

Less than 700 votes separates Cheshire resident Elizabeth Esty (D) from State Senator Andrew Roraback (R) in their race for the U.S. House of Representatives 5th District seat, with only five municipalities left to report.

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.

CHS Teams Collect Wins On Wednesday, Boys' V-Ball And Girls' Tennis Fall To Unbeaten Foes

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School baseball (5-3, 3-1 in Housatonic Division) secured a 3-2 win at Sheehan (5-3, 2-1).

Lady Rams Sweep In Track And Field, Boys' Tennis Wins Second Straight

Cheshire High School girls' outdoor track and field improved to 5-0 on Tuesday, sweeping host Hamden (90-60), Hillhouse (95-54), and Wilbur Cross (79.5-69.5).

CHS Girls' LAX, Softball, Boys' Volleyball And Golf Won On Monday

On Monday, Cheshire High School girls' lacrosse (4-1) posted a 6-1 win at Branford (4-1).

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.

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.