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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.

Lady Rams Have National-Record Streak Snapped

October 7, 2011 by Greg Lederer

Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (5-1) lost 100-86 yesterday in Glastonbury. It was their first dual-meet loss since 1986, a string of 281 straight wins (national record). Check back for updates and find a story in next week's issue of The Cheshire Herald.
Cheshire returns to action on Tuesday, facing host Mercy at Wesleyan University. The meet starts at 7 p.m.

Komisarjevsky Defense Team Expected To Rest Today, Closing Statements Tentatively Scheduled For Next Tuesday

October 6, 2011 by John Rook

The trial of accused killer Joshua Komisarjevsky began on Sept. 19. It appears that the judgement phase of the proceedings is about to come to an end.

Falcone's Work To Be Displayed Locally

October 5, 2011 by John Rook

Tony Falcone is a celebrated artist and a local resident. Chances are, if you've ever traveled up I-95, you're familiar with his work. The gigantic mural of horses and jockeys vying for position on the side of the Sportshaven building in New Haven has become an iconic image, one that sprung from Falcone's imagination.

Prosecution Tries To Link Gasoline On Komisarjevsky's Clothing With Intent To Kill

October 4, 2011 by John Rook

The prosecution wrapped up its case against accused killer Joshua Komisarjevsky Monday afternoon after attempting to discredit the defense's assertion that their client was not responsible for the fire that killed two of the three Cheshire women murdered during the 2007 home invasion.

Prosecution Expected To Rest Its Case Against Komisarjevsky Today

October 3, 2011 by John Rook

After two weeks of testimony from a litany of witnesses, state prosecutors are expected to rest their case against accused killer Joshua Komisarjesvky later today.

St. Peter's Continues It Tradition Of The Pumpkin Patch

October 2, 2011 by Special To The ...

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, located at 59 Main Street, Cheshire, CT, will be hosting its 6th annual Pumpkin Patch beginning on Oct. 7, at 5 p.m. All are welcome to help unload the pumpkins or be the first to choose their Halloween Jack O’lantern fresh off the truck.

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.