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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.

White To Speak About Gulf Of Tonkin At Library

July 23, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., will present a program on the Gulf of Tonkin on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m., almost 50 years to the day of the incident.
Join local author and historian John White as he discusses his book “The Gulf of Tonkin - 50 Years Later.” White “blew the whistle” on the alleged attack upon two U.S. naval ships on August 4, 1967.

Be A Part Of LIVESTRONG Program

July 22, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Community YMCA is seeking participants for its LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free 12-week small group program designed for adults affected by cancer.

Community Chorus Sing-Along Is Next Tuesday

July 21, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Community Chorus (CCC) will hold its annual Summer Sing-Along on Tuesday, July 29, from 6to 8 p.m. at The Funky Monkey, 130 Elm St. (at the Watch Factory Shoppes). The CCC will entertain with songs from previous concerts and also use this time as a casual rehearsal for their Cheshire Fall Festival performance.

Feastival Kicks Off Today

July 20, 2014 by john

A reminder that the “Feastival on the Farm” will be held today, July 20, from 4-7 p.m. The event promises to be a fun, family-friendly and delicious celebration. The afternoon will feature gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches topped with Boulder Knoll produce by The Cheese Truck and farm fresh side dishes. There will also be education stations, tours of the farm, hayrides, a raffle, and live music.

Cheshire Academy Names New Head Of School

July 19, 2014 by John Rook

Cheshire Academy announced this week that it has named a new Head of School.

Concert Tonight At Bartlem

July 18, 2014 by John Rook

Do you have an open schedule for tonight? Looking for a way to kick the weekend off right?
The Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring its first Summer Evening Concert tonight, 7 p.m., at Bartlem Park. The concert is free for the public.

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.