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 The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

Updated 11:22 A.M.:Town Plans To Have One Emergency Shelter Located At High School

October 31, 2011 by John Rook

Cheshire Fire Chief Jack Casner stated that those seeking emergency shelter would most likely be moved to Cheshire High School as the town braces for an extended period without electricity.

CL&P Issues Statement In Regards To Storm Cleanup And Power Restoration

October 31, 2011 by Special To The ...

The following statement was released by Connecticut Light and Power in regards to its efforts to restore power to the hundreds of thousands of residents in the state.

Nintey-One Percent Of Cheshire Still Without Power, Cheshire Herald Office Closed For Monday

October 31, 2011 by John Rook

As of 7 a.m. this morning, Connecticut Light and Power was still reporting that 91 percent of Cheshire, or more than 10,000 of the approximatly 11,000 CL&P customers in the town, were still without power.
That includes The Cheshire Herald.

Cheshire Schools Closed Tomorrow

October 30, 2011 by John Rook

Ninety-one percent of Cheshire residents are still without power, according to Connecticut Light and Power. As such, school district officials have announced that all Cheshire public schools will be canceled tomorrow, Oct. 31, as the state and town continues efforts to restore electricity.

Cheshire Hit Hard As State Digs Out From Storm

October 30, 2011 by John Rook

Connecticut Light and Power is reporting that nearly 11,000 people, or roughly 97 percent of Cheshire, is without power today as a freak snow storm passed through the state yesterday..

Editor's Notebook: Leave Halloween Right Where It Is

October 30, 2011 by John Rook

Halloween is on Oct. 31 of each year.
Unless, that is, it isn't.

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.

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.