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 The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

Chamber Hoping Sign Up To Help With Cheshire Fall Festival

August 13, 2012 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Fall Festival and Marketplace, sponsored by the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, is quickly approaching. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8. As such, the Chamber is looking for volunteers and hoping a large number of residents turn out to help. Volunteers are needed to help set up on Friday, Sept. 7, and throughout the day of the event.

Petit Remarries

August 11, 2012 by John Rook

Dr. William Petit has become known as the sole survivor of the fatal Cheshire home invasion from July of 2007 that took the life of his wife and two daughters.
Now, more than five years removed from that event, Petit has remarried.

Cheshire Mosquitos Test Positive For West Nile Virus

August 10, 2012 by Special To The ...

In late July, the Connecticut Department of Public Health issued a warning that an uptick in mosquitos testing positive for West Nile virus had been detected in the state.
Now, it appears Cheshire has joined the list of town affected.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

August 9, 2012 by John Rook

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

*The Town of Cheshire had hoped to dredge the pond at Mixville park this year, but that plan has been delayed after only one surprising bid was received for the work. Find out how much one company bid, and what the plan is for the pond going forward.

Boulder Knoll Dinner Will Have Farm-Fresh Food And Live Music

August 7, 2012 by Special To The ...

Friends of Boulder Knoll, Inc., a local education and advocacy group, announced its upcoming “Rustic Dinner on the Farm.” The dinner, a fundraiser for the organization, will be a farm-to-table event at Boulder Knoll Community Farm, featuring a dinner served family style, fresh farm produce, and local ingredients. The event will take place on Sept. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Orchestra Looking For Select Players

August 6, 2012 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Symphony Orchestra is looking for viola, violin and string bass players who are able to play advanced repertoire. Orchestral experience is preferred but not required.

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.