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Michael Torelli/Cheshire Herald
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.

Library Issues Statement In Regards To Upcoming Construction

October 18, 2011 by Special To The ...

The following press release was issued by the Cheshire Public Library:

A portico will be built over the rear entrance to the Cheshire Public Library
beginning next week, on Oct. 24.

Police Arrest Wallingford Man Found With Marijuana And Prescription Pills

October 17, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Last week, Cheshire Police officers, along with detectives from the Statewide Narcotics Task Force, arrested a Wallingford man who was believed to be transporting illegal drugs into Town.

Editor's Notebook: Death Penalty Opponents Offering False Arguments

October 16, 2011 by John Rook

Joshua Komisarjevsky is a murderer.
We all knew that. We knew it before his trial began, before the jury heard its first piece of evidence, before they ever began deliberations, and before they rendered a verdict.
To only the most naïve was Komisarjevsky's guilt ever in question.

Voter Registration Day Upcoming

October 15, 2011 by Special To The ...

The following is a press release from the Cheshire Registrar of Voters:

Nothing Planned For This Autumn October Weekend? Cheshire Has Some Haunts And Laughs To Offer

October 14, 2011 by John Rook

The weather is turning cooler and sweaters and long-sleeved shirts are replacing shorts and tee-shirts in everyone's closet. If you're looking for something to do this weekend, make sure to check out a couple of events happening around town.

*Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15
Haunted Hayride
Bishop Farms
500 South Meriden Road
7 to 10 p.m.

Komisarjevsky Found Guilty On 17 Counts

October 13, 2011 by John Rook

Joshua Komisarjevsky was found guilty on all 17 charges against him, including six capital counts that could carry the death penalty as punishment.
The jury, which had deliberated for more than eight hours between Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, rendered its decision a little before 4 p.m. on Oct. 13.

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.