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John Rook/Cheshire Herald
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.

Residents Blast Proposed Dunkin' Donuts Drive-Thru

July 29, 2014 by michael torelli

Several residents spoke out against the proposed Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru last night, stating that both the Shell station on West Main Street, where the drive-thru installation is planned, and the adjacent state road are already too congested.

Chesprocott Warns Residents To Protect Against Mosquito Bites After West Nile Virus Detected

July 28, 2014 by Special To The ...

Chesprocott Health District announces that mosquitos trapped on July 16 in East Haven have tested positive for carrying the West Nile Virus. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station tests weekly over 90 trapping stations located all throughout Connecticut and one of those trapping stations is located in Cheshire, which is one of the three towns the Health District covers.

Birth To Three Program Being Promoted In Town

July 26, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Birth to Three Program is a certified provider for the Connecticut state and federally funded Birth to Three System that provides services for families with infants and toddlers with developmental delays. To become eligible for services, a child must meet certain state requirements.

BOE Requesting $2.28 Million For This Year

July 25, 2014 by michael torelli

The Cheshire Board of Education proposed a $17.88 million five year capital budget plan at the Town Council Meeting last night.
Of those funds, $2.28 million will be used in the upcoming fiscal year for projects such as Cheshire High School window replacements, districtwide lavatory and flooring upgrades, and a storage solution that would remove the nine containers placed around CHS.

Capital Budget Meeting To Focus On Education Requests

July 24, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Town Council will continue their review of the five year Capital Expenditure Plan tonight, and on the docket will be requests being made by the Board of Education.

Police Searching For Missing Teen

July 23, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Police Department is attempting to locate Niurka “Ivette” Medina. Medina is believed to have voluntary runaway from her residence on Tuesday, July 15, at 10 a.m. She is described as a 15-year-old Hispanic Female, 5’3” tall, weighing 99 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She has ties to and was reportedly last seen in the area of Clay Street in New Haven.

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.