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Michael Torelli/Cheshire Herald
Dodd Middle School student Moreira Salsman was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society yesterday, and received her certificate from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio (center) and Dodd Principal Michael Woods (left). For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Schools and Town Activities Canceled

January 16, 2013 by John Rook

With snow falling during the overnight, creating slick driving conditions this morning, officials for Cheshire Public Schools have announced that all classes will be canceled for the day.
Cheshire Academy and St. Bridget School have also canceled classes.

Local Thespians Interested In Shakespeare Asked To Audition

January 15, 2013 by Special To The ...

Shakespeare on the Sound will be holding Connecticut non-union auditions at the end of January, by appointment, for the summer production of “As You Like It.” All roles are currently available. Headshots and resumes will be accepted electronically at casting@22qentertainment. An audition time will be given after submission. Visit www.shakespeareonthesound.org for more information.

Two Dodd Students Win Peace Poster Contest

January 14, 2013 by Special To The ...

On January 10, Cheshire Lions Club President William Manthey (pictured, far right) presented Dodd Middle School student Jessica photo 1WEB.jpgTan (left of center) with a $100 Amazon gift card certificate for winning first place in the town wide 2013 Cheshire Lions Club Peace Po

Learn More About Darcey Early Education Program

January 13, 2013 by Special To The ...

The following information was received from the Cheshire School District:

For parents who are interested in having their child experience an extraordinarily unique and developmentally challenging learning environment guided by certified educators, Darcey School will be holding a Preschool Open House on Jan. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. (snow date Jan. 31)

StayWell To Offer Cheshire Residents SNAP

January 13, 2013 by Special To The ...

StayWell Health Center has received a new grant to expand its social service offerings. The health center currently offers HUSKY and Medicaid application assistance, VITA tax preparation aid, and several other social services.

UConn's Pasqualoni To Speak At Chamber Dinner

January 11, 2013 by Special To The ...

The following was received from the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce:

The Cheshire Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner will be held at The Farms Country Club at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 12. Cheshire native and head football coach at the University of Connecticut Paul Pasqualoni will be the keynote speaker and receive the Distinguished Achievement Award from the chamber.

CHS Girls' Soccer Drops Regular Season Finale At SHA, Wednesday's Varsity Schedule

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School girls' soccer (9-4-3, 4-2-2 in Housatonic Division) lost 2-1 in the regular season finale at Sacred Heart Academy (8-6-2).

Lady Rams Win Back SCC Title In The Pool, Girls Sweep On Monday

On Monday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (11-0) defeated Amity (11-1) 95-5-88.5 in the dual-meet finale at Hamden Hall Country Day School's Beckerman Athletic Center.

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.

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.