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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.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald, Along With A Change In Dates For The Halloween Haunted Hayride This Weekend

October 13, 2011 by John Rook

If you haven't picked up a copy of The Cheshire Herald yet today, here is what you're missing:

*Find out why, even though the finishing touches are being put on the artificial turf field this week, events that were scheduled to take place on the new surface have been moved.

Jury Begins Deliberation As Judge Denies Mistrial Motion Filed By Komisarjevsky Defense

October 12, 2011 by John Rook

It is now in the hands of the jury.
After three weeks of testimony, the jury in the trial of accused killer Joshua Komisarjevsky began its deliberations today. The group will now decide whether he is guilty of the charges levied against him, including six capital felony counts that could carry the death penalty.

Komisarjevsky Defense Team Files One More Motion As Sides Prepare For Closing Arguements

October 11, 2011 by John Rook

Closing arguments are expected today in the trial of accused killer Joshua Komisarjevsky, but not before Judge Jon Blue considers one more motion from the defense.

Reminder About Columbus Day Holiday

October 10, 2011 by John Rook

Happy Columbus Day!
All residents are reminded that Town of Cheshire offices are closed today in recognition of the holiday and there are no meetings scheduled for tonight. Also, schools across town are closed. Town offices and services will renew their normal schedules beginning tomorrow.
Now, here are a couple of interesting facts about Columbus Day:

Editor's Notebook: Steve Jobs Revolutionized How We Live

October 9, 2011 by John Rook

When you think of business tycoons in American history, certain names rush to mind: Ford, Rockefeller, Carnegie, J.P. Morgan.
You can add Steve Jobs to that list.
Perhaps no other modern-day entrepreneur has had such a lasting impact as Jobs on American culture. His products, his innovations, have transformed the entire world.

Have Plans For The Weekend? If Not, Check Out These Local Events

October 7, 2011 by John Rook

Alright, the weekend is here, the weather is suppose to be perfect (almost summer-like), and you're looking to fill up your schedule. If you don't want to be stuck inside when the weather outside promises to be picturesque (and who knows how many more days like this we'll get), there are always some local events happening that you might want to check out:

Friday, Oct. 7

CHS Girls' V-Ball And Boys' Soccer Win On Senior Night, Crieger Records Game-Winner For Field Hockey Team

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (18-0, 8-0 in Housatonic Division) beat Amity (16-3, 6-2) 3-1 (25-16, 25-15, 19-25, 25-23) to sweep the series and secure a seventh straight Housatonic Division title (record).

CA Girls' Volleyball And Field Hockey Win On Wednesday, Boys' Soccer Settles For Draw

Wednesday's Cheshire Academy sports recaps:

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).

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.