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John Rook/Cheshire Herald
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.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

March 15, 2012 by John Rook

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

*Town Manager Michael Milone unveiled his budget last week: a $99.7 million proposal. If adopted as-is, it would mean most families in Cheshire would pay approximately $184 more in taxes. Read what Milone and others had to say about the recommendation.

DOT To Begin Bridge Work

March 14, 2012 by Special To The ...

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that construction is scheduled to begin on or about March 19, 2012 for the Replacement of Bridge No. 01077 (Route 70 over Broad Brook) in the Town of Cheshire.

Milone Proposes Two Percent Increase For Operating Budget

March 12, 2012 by Josh Morgan

Town Manager Michael Milone is proposing a $2 million budget increase for the upcoming fiscal year that, if approved, would result in a tax increase for most residents and businesses.

Diker Selected For Executive Management Program

March 12, 2012 by Special To The ...

Cheshire Public School District’s Madeleine C. Diker was recently selected to participate in School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) exclusive Executive Management Program, taught by top ranked faculty members of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Some Interesting Facts About Daylight Saving Time

March 11, 2012 by John Rook

Daylight Saving Time officially kicked in at 2 a.m. this morning, but if your clocks haven't done it on their own, make sure to set all of them ahead by one hour this morning.
In case you were wondering a little bit about Daylight Savings, below are a few unique facts that might pique your interest:

Reminder About "A Knight To Remember" At Lane Construction Tonight, Sponsored By Norton School

March 10, 2012 by Special To The ...

A reminder to all that Norton School will be hosting "A Knight To Remember" tonight, from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., at the Lane Construction Banquet Facility, 90 Fieldstone Court. The annual dinner dance and auction is held to benefit the "noble knights: of the Norton School PTA.

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.


 

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