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 The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

Senior Artists Encouraged To Enter Competition

June 30, 2012 by Special To The ...

Connecticut artists aged 70 and above are invited to submit their creative work – paintings, drawings and photography – to participate in the 5th annual Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show at Pomperaug Woods, Sept. 21-23. Entry forms with a photo of original artwork are due by July 6.

Town Suing DOC Over Treatment Plant Use

June 29, 2012 by Josh Morgan

The Town of Cheshire is suing the Connecticut State Department of Correction for breach of contract and failing to provide funding for the planned upgrades to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

June 28, 2012 by John Rook

Have you picked up a copy of your Cheshire Herald yet? If not, here is what you are missing:

Plan Calls For Solan At CHS, Wailonis Back At Dodd, Superintendent States

June 27, 2012 by John Rook

The announcement that Cheshire High School Principal Kevin Ryan was stepping down came less than a week ago.
It didn't take long for a suggested replacement to be found.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio confirmed to The Herald this week that he intends to recommend Dodd Middle School Principal Jeff Solan for the CHS position. Solan has been principal at Dodd for three years.

School District To Destroy Old Student Records This Summer

June 26, 2012 by Special To The ...

All special education/related service records, truancy-parent conference records, and student assistance team records of students who graduated or left the Cheshire Public Schools between 2004, and June 30, 2006, will be destroyed.

Library Scheduled To Reopen Today

June 24, 2012 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Public Library is scheduled to reopen to the public at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 25. Please note that indoor construction activity will continue throughout the summer and may result in certain areas of the library being temporarily inaccessible.

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.