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 The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

Rams Storm Back To Win Their Football Home Opener

September 15, 2012 by John Rook

It didn't start the way Cheshire had intended, but it sure ended they way they wanted.
In its football home opener, the Cheshire High School football team overcame a 16-0 deficit against Shelton to win 30-23. The game featured a pair of Cheshire players - Vin Sansone and Sam Pascale - rush for over 100 yards and score two touchdowns a piece as the Rams won their first game of the year.

Grab A Dog And Make Some Friends At Cub Scout Hot Dog Roast

September 14, 2012 by Special To The ...

Is your son interested in joining a local Scout troop? If so, you will want to attend an exciting event planned for next week.
On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Cub Scout Pack 96 from Chapman School will hold its annual Hot Dog Roast and Membership Drive at the Cheshire Park picnic pavilion. The Roast starts at 6 p.m. They will also have a kickball game where perspective Scouts can meet the current ones.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

September 13, 2012 by John Rook

Have you gotten a copy of The Cheshire Herald yet? If not, here is what you're missing:

*The Cheshire High School boys' locker room debate continues as any final decision on its future has been delayed at least a year. That doesn't mean the School District has made some improvements to the space. Find out what has been done, and what officials believe will happen in the future.

Residents Express Concern Over Size Of Toters

September 12, 2012 by Josh Morgan

The Cheshire Town Council heard from residents Tuesday night during a public information session about the new expanded recycling program.
The overwhelming sentiment from the handful of residents who spoke was that the new toters were too big.

Dodd Open House Events Begin Tonight

September 11, 2012 by Special To The ...

The school year has begun and, as such, Dodd Middle School will be holding two separate Open House events for the families of seventh and eighth grade students.

PZC Meets Tonight

September 10, 2012 by Josh Morgan

After an August recess, the Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission is back in session tonight at 7:30.

CHS Girls' Soccer Drops Regular Season Finale At SHA, Wednesday's Varsity Schedule

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School girls' soccer (9-4-3, 4-2-2 in Housatonic Division) lost 2-1 in the regular season finale at Sacred Heart Academy (8-6-2).

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.

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.