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Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Markman from Vision Dynamics
(From left) Cheshire Library Director Ramona Burkey, resident Ed St. Martin, Lions Club members Elaine Muldowney and Bill Basel were on hand earlier this month as a magnification machine, donated by the Lions Club, was unveiled. The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

Show Your Card Program Still Going Through End Of The Year

December 13, 2012 by John Rook

For the month of December, a library card from The Cheshire Public Library does more than offer an opportunity to borrow beloved books or favorite movies. Through the entire month, those who show their card at participating businesses will receive discounts and gifts. The program is sponsored by the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and the Cheshire Economic Development Commission.

Vote On Teachers Contract Delayed Again

December 12, 2012 by Josh Morgan

For the second time in as many months, the Town Council could not vote on the contract signed between the Board of Education and Teachers' Union.

Local Youngster Turning Birthday Into Donation Drive For New Jersey Family

December 11, 2012 by John Rook

Isabel Piedrahita has an interesting birthday date this year — 12-12-12.
On Wednesday, as the numbers align perfectly, Isabel will turn 11 years old.
However, while many children her age would be excited for birthday gifts and cake, Isabel and her family have other priorities in mind.

Teachers' Union Contract On Council's Agenda Tonight

December 11, 2012 by Josh Morgan

After being delayed a month, the Town Council plans to vote on the contract signed between the Board of Education and the Union representing Cheshire teachers tonight.

Thompson Promoted To New Position At Quinnipiac

December 10, 2012 by Special To The ...

Thompson+Mark+2012web.jpgCheshire's Mark A. Thompson, senior vice president for academic and student affairs at Quinnipiac University, has been promoted to the newly created position of executive vice president/provost.

The Herald Recognized By MS Society

December 9, 2012 by Special To The ...

cheshire herald walk msweb.jpgCheshire Herald advertising director Susan Keeney poses with a 2012 Walk MS appreciation plaque, presented to the Cheshire Herald by the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter.

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.