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 The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

It's Christmas! Here Are Some "Dos" And "Don'ts" To Help You Get Through The Day

December 25, 2011 by John Rook

Well, the day has finally come. The gifts are all wrapped, Santa has made his last stop, and all that's left to do is add up all of dad's sweaters he will be taking back to the store come Dec. 26.
Christmas is billed as "the most wonderful time of the year," but everyone knows there are a few things that should be done, and should be avoided, to help make the day go a bit smoother:

2012 Promises To Be A Big Year For The Fire Department

December 24, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Fire Department will achieve an all time record for number of calls this year as it prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary next year. The volunteer department has responded to over 1,090 calls or incidents since January 1, 2011, and expects to have a record total of nearly 1,100 by the end of the year.

Still Need To Bring A Dessert To Christmas Eve? Try Some Sugar Cookies From Scratch

December 23, 2011 by John Rook

Okay, it's the day before Christmas Eve, you have all your shopping done, but one big item still remains: that dessert you promised the family you would bring. Who has time to think about food when the countdown to Christmas was ticking away?

Get Your Cheshire Herald Today? If Not, Here's What's Inside

December 22, 2011 by John Rook

Chanukah has already begun and it is T-minus three days before Christmas. Have you got all your shopping done?
Well, if you're out and about today, make sure to pick up a copy of the Cheshire Herald. Here's what you'll find.

YMCA Receives Grant For Early Education Programs

December 20, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF) recently awarded its final round of grants for 2011 to area nonprofits. Grants for new and continuing programs totaled nearly $445,000 – a 34 percent increase compared to the final round of last year.
Locally, the Cheshire/Southington YMCA was awarded $6,500 for professional development and in-class

Library Still Has Several Activities Planned For Kids Before The End To The Year

December 19, 2011 by Special To The ...

The end of 2012 might be fast approaching but there are still several events planned for the family before the calendar turns to January. Here is a quick list of upcoming programs:

Family Drum Time – Thursdays, 22 and 29, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.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.