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 The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

January 19, 2012 by John Rook

Picked up your copy of The Cheshire Herald yet today? If not, here's what you're missing:

GOP Reps Holding Court At Town Hall Meeting Tonight

January 18, 2012 by Special To The ...

Join Republican State Senators Joe Markley and Len Suzio, and State Representative Al Adinolfi at a Cheshire Town Hall Meeting tonight, Jan. 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cheshire Town Hall, 84 South Main Street.

Komisarjevsky Retrial Motion To Be Considered Tomorrow, As Activists Use MLK Day To Call For Repeal Of Death Penalty

January 17, 2012 by John Rook

A hearing will be held tomorrow at New Haven Superior Court to decide whether convicted killer Joshua Komisarjevsky will receive a new trial.

Avid Reader? Think About Joining One Of The Library's New Book Clubs

January 15, 2012 by Special To The ...

Are you interested in murder mysteries? How about the paranormal?
If these two topics make up the bulk of your home library, you might want to check out two new book clubs, sponsored through the Cheshire Public Library:

Murder By the Book: Mystery Book Club.

Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.
January 31 — Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett

Not Too Early To Start Thinking About Relay For Life

January 14, 2012 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire 2012 Relay for Life Committee held its first organizing meeting on Jan. 11. The schedule for team registration will be released soon, and the Committee wants to remind everyone that now is time to form your teams - June will come very quickly. Cheshire Relay for Life has been a key player in the ongoing effort to support the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer.

Remember To Drop Off Christmas Trees Tomorrow

January 13, 2012 by Special To The ...

If you still have your Christmas tree and don't know what to do with it now that the season has passed, don't miss this one-time opportunity to dispose of it.
The Public Works Department will be accepting Christmas trees at the former Transfer Station, located at 1286 Waterbury Rd. (Route 70) this Saturday, Jan 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.