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 The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

Reminder: The YMCA Fun Run And Healthy Living Expo Is Today

May 20, 2012 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Community YMCA’s 3rd Annual Sea Dog 5k run/walk, 10k run, Kid’s Doggie Dash Fun Run, Cheshire Y Cup Elementary School Relay and Healthy Living Expo will be held today at Bartlem Park. The 5k and 10k races begin at 9 a.m and the Doggie Dash at 11 a.m. The Health Expo will run from 8 a.m to 1 p.m.

KiDSMARATHON Finishes Its Run At CHS This Weekend

May 18, 2012 by John Rook

The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) is pleased to announce that its highly acclaimed, school-based fitness and nutrition program, Rod Dixon’s KiDSMARATHON, is rounding up its fourth successful year at Cheshire High School this Saturday, May 19.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

May 17, 2012 by John Rook

Have you gotten your Cheshire Herald yet today? If not, here's what you're missing:

*Long time Cheshire High School football coach Mark Ecke has been suspended and is facing termination after a public outburst at a junior varsity lacrosse game in Glastonbury. Find out what happened at the incident, and what could happen to the veteran coach going forward.

Arrest Made In Accidental Shooting

May 16, 2012 by Josh Morgan

A single arrest has been made in the Tufano Amusements accidental shooting incident, which occurred in April, and the case is now closed, officials stated this week.

Spring Is Here, And So Is The CHS Music Department's Spring Concert

May 15, 2012 by Special To The ...

The school year is fast approaching its end, but not before some talented Cheshire High School musicians make one last performance. This Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Thorp Auditorium at CHS (525 South Main Street), the school will host te CHS Instrumental Spring Concert. More than 250 instrumentalists will hold their final performance of the school year.

Back To 1992! Dodd Plans Special Event

May 14, 2012 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Public Schools are pleased to announce that on June 1 at 2 p.m., the Dodd Middle School class of 1992 will open a time capsule they buried 20 years ago.
The capsule is entombed and engraved and “sits” in the hall outside the main office. For many years students have found respite against the capsule while wondering what it contains.

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.