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Dodd Middle School student Moreira Salsman was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society yesterday, and received her certificate from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio (center) and Dodd Principal Michael Woods (left). For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Defense Team For Komisarjevsky Paints Image Of Killer As An Abused And Broken Man

October 26, 2011 by John Rook

Convicted killer Joshua Komisarjevsky was abused as a child and was convinced by his religious foster parents that he was a "sinner," according to his defense team.

Republicans Holding A Meet And Greet Tomorrow

October 25, 2011 by Special To The ...

Election Day is right around the corner and the Cheshire Republican Town Committee would like to give you an opportunity to meet those running for seats on the different town boards and commissions. Tomorrow, beginning at 7 p.m. at Cheshire Coffee, 210 Old Towne Road, there will be a Meet And Greet for the Republican candidates.

Death Penalty Phase Delayed One Day

October 24, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Jurors were supposed to hear opening arguments in the death penalty case against Joshua Komisarjevsky this morning, but the proceedings were delayed until Tuesday.

If Your Weekend Is Still Open, Check Out These Local Happenings

October 21, 2011 by John Rook

The weekend is here, but that doesn't mean your schedule is booked completely. If you're looking to get out of the house, try some of these local events:

*Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22
Haunted Hayride
Bishop Farm
500 South Meriden Road
7:30 to 10 p.m., both nights

A Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

October 20, 2011 by John Rook

If you haven't picked up your edition of The Cheshire Herald today, here is what you're missing:

*The trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky came to an end last week, with the jury delivering a guilty verdict on all 17 counts against him. Find out what happened and what is expected as the proceedings now move into the penalty phase.

Candidates Forum Is Tonight At Town Hall

October 19, 2011 by John Rook

A reminder to all residents that the League of Women Voter's Candidate's Forum is tonight, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, 84 South Main Street. Tonights event will feature those individuals running for a seat on the Cheshire Town Council. It is expected that all candidates running for either a District seat, or as an At Large candidate, will be in attendance.

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.