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 The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

Have An Opinion On Medicare Or Social Security? Attend Thursday's Forum

August 22, 2012 by Special To The ...

AARP Connecticut is asking residents of Cheshire and surrounding communities to weigh in with their opinions and concerns about the many options being discussed to reform Medicare and Social Security at a Community Forum Thursday, Aug. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Avenue.

Historic Business Celebrating 200 Years

August 21, 2012 by Special To The ...

The “Waterbury Button Company”, a division of OGS Technologies, Inc. in Cheshire is celebrating their 200th year in business as a maker of buttons. Founded in 1812, the company is the oldest company in the Unites States, in continuous business, still manufacturing its original products.

Long-time Resident Tells The Interesting Tale Of First Congregational's "Town Clock"

August 20, 2012 by Special To The ...

This article appeared in the July-August 2012 Parish Post of the First Congregational Church. It is reprinted by kind permission of the author, Richard Miller, who wrote it in 1996.

Public Works Director Leaving For New Position

August 18, 2012 by John Rook

After nearly 10 years of service, Director of Cheshire Public Works Joseph Michaelangelo has informed the Town that he plans to step down from his position to take another job.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

August 16, 2012 by John Rook

Have you gotten your copy of The Cheshire Herald yet? If not, here is what you are missing:

*Democrat and Cheshire resident Elizabeth Esty pulled off what many considered an upset Tuesday, as she won her party's nomination for the U.S. Congressional Fifth District seat. Read about Esty's victory and all the other races of local interest.

Esty Wins Democratic Nomination For Fifth District

August 15, 2012 by John Rook

Cheshire resident Elizabeth Esty is getting a crack at going to Washington, D.C.
Esty, a Democrat who served for years on the Cheshire Town Council and one term in the Connecticut House of Representatives, secured her party's nomination on Tuesday night, beating House Speaker Chris Donovan.

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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