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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 The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

Goldsmith's Art Exhibit Featured Throughout December

December 2, 2012 by Special To The ...

During the month of December, Goldsmith’s Art and Frame Gallery will feature its 3rd Annual Small Works Exhibit and Sale.

BREAKING NEWS: Drust Promoted to CHS Head Job

November 30, 2012 by Greg Lederer

After a meeting between Athletic Director Steve Trifone and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio, Don Drust has become head football coach at Cheshire High School. Principal Jeff Solan announced the promotion this afternoon.

Holiday Season Kicks Off This Weekend With Several Festive Events

November 30, 2012 by John Rook

Are you in the Christmas spirit just yet?
If not, this weekend might change your attitude.
With December rolling in Saturday, several Christmas-themed activities are planned for the weekend, all of which are sure to have visions of sugar plums dancing in your heads.
So, before you head to the stores to get a jump on shopping, check out these local activities:

Saturday, Dec. 1

Cheshire Half Marathon Gets New Sponsor In Naugatuck Savings Bank

November 29, 2012 by Special To The ...

During a ceremony today at Cheshire’s Harmon Leonard Jr. Youth Center, race organizers of the Cheshire Half Marathon & 5K announced that Naugatuck Savings Bank has committed to being the event’s title sponsor for the next three years. The event will now be called the Naugatuck Savings Bank Cheshire Half Marathon & 5K.

As Holiday Season Heats Up, Cheshire Fire Department Offers Tips On Staying Safe While Decorating

November 27, 2012 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Fire Department offers the following safety recommendations for holiday decorations.

Mitten Tree Back At Library

November 26, 2012 by Special To The ...

It is officially the "season of giving" and the Cheshire Public Library is hoping residents are in the mood to help those less fortunate.The Library, in conjunction with Cheshire Human Services, has erected its annual Mitten Tree in the main lobby of the library. The tree contains "mittens" that have gift suggestions for the” Adopt – A- Family” program written on them.

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.

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.