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Jim Brand, an engineer from Sikorsky, was on hand at St. Bridget School Friday morning to show students how the company test helicopter blades. For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Primary Day Results

April 25, 2012 by Josh Morgan

The Republican Presidential primary was held in five states on Tuesday, April 24, including Connecticut, as front-runner Mitt Romney continued to gain momentum.

Calvary Life Opening Its Doors Once Again

April 25, 2012 by John Rook

In February of 2011, the Calvary Life Worship Center fell victim to one of the worst winters in recent memory.
The heavy weight of snow and ice collapsed a portion of the building's roof, ensuring that the large facility would not be able to open again. Soon after, it was torn down.
Now, more than a year later, the church is ready to open again.

CYT Summer Theater Programs Offer A Variety Of Activities

April 23, 2012 by Special To The ...

Cheshire Youth Theatre under the auspices of Cheshire Performing and Fine Arts Committee in conjunction with the Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department present exciting new theatre programs for this summer. There will be offerings geared to a each age group. For the elementary students, they will be doing CYT Summer Musical Theater Camp.

Suzio, Markley Holding Gas Tax Rally This Morning

April 21, 2012 by Special To The ...

State Sen. Len Suzio (R-Meriden) and State Sen. Joe Markley (R-Southington) will hold a public rally to lower Connecticut's gas tax at 11 a.m. this morning at the Cheshire Gulf Station on 1125 Highland Avenue (Route 10).

Early-Morning Shooting Appears To Be Accidental

April 20, 2012 by John Rook

A 24-year old man was shot outside a Cheshire business in the early morning hours on Friday, but it does not appear to have been intentional.

UPDATE: Brush Fire On Dickerman Road Out

April 19, 2012 by John Rook

The brush fire that had been described as "large" is out, as firefighters work to extinguish the remnants of the blaze.

CHS Varsity Slate For Monday

Monday's Cheshire High School varsity schedule:

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.