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 The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

New Look For Cheshire Herald Website

October 18, 2012 by John Rook

You may have noticed that The Cheshire Herald website looks a bit different today. That's because we have made some changes to what you see here, and what's available.

New Ordinance Could Protect Historic Structures

October 17, 2012 by Josh Morgan

A revised demolition delay ordinance has been submitted to the Town Council for its review and if adopted, could help to preserve historic Cheshire architecture.

Help Abilities Without Boundaries During The Great Give Over The Next Two Day

October 16, 2012 by John Rook

This year, Abilities Without Boundaries is participating in The Great Give 2012, the premiere online giving event for non-profits in the Greater New Haven region. For 36 hours, starting today and lasting until 8 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 17, a charitable donation from you made online at www.thegreatgive2012.org to AWB will make them eligible to win $20,000 or more in grant prizes.

MidState, Elle Salon Partnering For Ladies Night

October 15, 2012 by Special To The ...

It’s Ladies’ Night! Bring your girlfriend, sister or mother along for a night of beauty and education on Wednesday, Oct. 17. MidState is partnering with Elle Salon for a “hair-raising event.” For only $30 per service, you can schedule a spa manicure, shellac manicure, mini-facial, makeup application, reflexology session, massage, or haircut/style and enjoy a night of relaxation and fun.

Music In Motion Today

October 13, 2012 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire High School Marching Ram Band will host Music in Motion at Cheshire High School today, Oct. 13, from 4 to 10 p.m.
All are welcome to join the 20 high school bands for in credible sounds, dazzling flags, and precision drumming.
Tickets are available at the gate.

CHS Football Falls Down Quickly Against Jesuits

October 13, 2012 by Greg Lederer

Cheshire High School football (3-2) lost 39-6 against Fairfield Prep (4-1) on Friday at Alumni Field. The Rams, who fumbled twice in the first quarter, trailed 21-6 at halftime. Scoring summmary is below:
First Quarter
One-yard touchdown from Fairfield Prep senior Strecker Backe (6:49) 0-7, Jesuits
Point after touchdown from senior Liam Coyle was good

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.