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 The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

Murphy Wins U.S. Senate Seat

November 7, 2012 by John Rook

Multiple media outlets are reporting that U.S. Congressman Chris Murphy (D-5), a Cheshire resident, has won his bid for Connecticut's second U.S. Senate seat.
Murphy was opposed by WWE founder Linda McMahon, who had previously challenged current U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal.

It's Election Day - Don't Forget Your Polling Places

November 6, 2012 by John Rook

It has finally arrived. Election Day 2012 is here. Polls opened at 6 a.m. this morning and will officially close at 8 p.m., marking the end to a long political year that has occupied much debate and time.

Check Your Health: Clinical Trials Can Help All Patients

November 5, 2012 by Special To The ...

Check Your Health_6.jpgCheck Your Health is a web-only feature being offered monthly by The Cheshire Herald. Each month, a professional from MidState Medical Center will offer advice on a different issue pertaining to health.

With Election Tomorrow, Review The Ballots For Your District

November 5, 2012 by John Rook

Election Day 2012 is less than 24 hours away and voters are preparing to answer the difficult question of who will be entrusted with leading the nation and state over the next several years. In addition to the much-publicized race for President, local residents will be asked to choose a new U.S. Senator for Connecticut, a new U.S.

Food Drive On Tap For Today, Tomorrow

November 3, 2012 by Josh Morgan

This weekend, the 39th annual Cheshire Food Drive is being held on the green in front of the First Congregational Church. The two day event today, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4 will occur 11 Church Dr. in Cheshire. Nonperishable food items, as well as monetary donations, will be accepted throughout the weekend. Expired food cannot be accepted.

UPDATE: Person Hit By Car On West Main Street

November 2, 2012 by John Rook

UPDATE: The Cheshire Police Department reports that the man hit by a truck off of West Main Street Friday morning was David Giraldi of Rumberg Road. A report released by the department this afternoon indicates that Giraldi, 67, was walking southbound across West Main Street when he was struck by a truck, operated by Peter Heynen, 68, of Maple Avenue, traveling westbound.

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.


 

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