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Jim Brand, an engineer from Sikorsky, was on hand at St. Bridget School Friday morning to show students how the company test helicopter blades. For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Class LL Track And Field, SCC Wrestling Moved To Wednesday

February 9, 2013 by Greg Lederer

Instead of competing tomorrow, Cheshire High School athletes will seek the following championships on Wednesday at 4 p.m.:
Indoor Track And Field
The Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven will host the Class LL Championship. The State Open will be Feb. 19, also at 4 p.m.
Photo of senior Kathleen Kalbian was taken by Allen Paul/Cheshire Herald.

Breaking News: CCP Bubble Comes down

February 9, 2013 by Greg Lederer

Under weight of snow, the bubble atop Cheshire Community Pool collapsed this morning. According to coaches within the Cheshire YMCA Sea Dog Swim Club, this event occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m. There is a rip of undetermined size in it.
Check back for updates as more information comes out. The Sea Dogs have confirmed that tomorrow's 12-and-Under State Championship has been cancelled.

One Percent Of Cheshire Residents Without Power As Blizzard 2013 Moves Out

February 9, 2013 by John Rook

As of 9 a.m., 179 residents in Cheshire were without electricyt, according to Connecticut Light and Power.
That makes up only one percent of customers in town.
Gov. Dannel Malloy has announced this morning that roads will remain closed for an undertermined amount of time today, including interstates 95 and 91. A parking ban remains in effect for Cheshire.

Malloy Bans Travel On Limited Access Highways

February 8, 2013 by Special To The ...

The following was recieved from Gov. Dannel Malloy's office:

Town Offices Closed; Activities Canceled

February 8, 2013 by Josh Morgan

All Town offices are closing at 1:00 p.m. today, Feb. 8, due to the winter storm.
Additionally, activities throughout various town buildings have been canceled. See below for a complete listing of closures and cancellations as provided by Town Hall:

Officials Advise Residents To Sign Up For CODERED

February 8, 2013 by John Rook

As the snow outside escaltes and winds become more severe, power outages are a possibility in Cheshire. As such, the Town of Cheshire may open its emergency response centers.
If the Town determines there is a need to do so, it will issue a CODERED announcement to all residents signed up for the service.
For those who have not yet registered, officials ask that you do so at the below link:

CHS Varsity Slate For Monday

Monday's Cheshire High School varsity schedule:

CHS Football Rides Big Second Half to 6-0 Record

Cheshire High School held just a 15-13 lead going to halftime on Friday, but they posted a shut out in the second half and won 36-13 at Hamden (2-4).

CHS Girls Sweep On Friday, Boys' Soccer Falls At Lyman Hall

On Friday, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (16-0, 7-0 in Housatonic Division) beat Shelton (6-11, 0-6) 3-0.

Murray Earns Second At SCC X-C Meet, Freshmen Pace Girls' Team

On Friday, CHS cross country competed in the Southern Connecticut Conference Championship at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison.

CHS Girls' Swim And Dive Stays Perfect In Branford

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (10-0) posted a 95-86 victory against host Branford (5-6) at Walsh Intermediate School.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

candidates.jpgBattle Lines Are Drawn
Candidates Square Off During Forum

by John Rook
Political campaigns are defined by differences between two candidates, and those differences were certainly on display last week in Cheshire.

Start Time Changes Discussed By District

by Michael Torelli
All who have gone to high school can likely remember the groggy mornings and hitting snooze on their alarm clocks.

cell tower.JPGResidents Have Their Say On Tower

by Michael Torelli
A mixture of opinions were offered by residents recently, who filled Town Hall to speak both in favor of and in opposition to the planned 180-foot cell tower on Cheshire Street.

Stark Differences On Term Limits, Economics Define Race For 90th

by Michael Torelli
The race for the Connecticut House of Representatives 90th District seat pits a 30-year politician against a newcomer who has been railing against “career politics” and promoting the need to reassess how districts acquire state funding.

OPINION

Opinion_25.jpgNeed For Tower Exists In Town

It’s understandable that residents in the vicinity of Cheshire’s Wastewater Treatment Plant are hesitant to throw their support behind a new plan that would see a 180-foot cell tower erected in the area.

SPORTS

Colin Thorne_0.jpgCheshire Football Tames Tigers At The Surf Club

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School football was aware of the challenge they would face last Friday against Daniel Hand. They hadn’t beaten the host Tigers since 2009 nor had they won at Madison’s Surf Club in five years.

AROUND TOWN

backyard.JPGBackyard Theater Ensemble Makes Mark At Festival

by John Rook
The Backyard Theater Ensemble was begun three years ago by a group of young Cheshire thespians who wanted to keep their acting chops sharp.