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 The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

Cheshire Dog Park Looking For Fall Festival Volunteers

September 6, 2011 by Special To The ...

Are you an animal lover? Do you own a dog? Interested in seeing a place where your favorite canine can hob-nob with fellow four-legged friends?

Local Student Recalls Difficult Times After 9/11 In New Book

September 4, 2011 by Josh Morgan

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Mansoor Alam had a doctor's appointment and was not with his classmates at Highland School.

Tyson Family Chosen As One Of The Most “Joyous” In Nation

September 3, 2011 by Special To The ...

by Kathryn Carlow
Special to The Herald

Whenever two-year-old Shotta Tyson of Cheshire spots a grapefruit or an apple, he heads for the miniature basketball hoop inside his home. If he sinks the shot, Shotta performs a victory dance. Even if he misses, he beams with excitement. To him, any round object becomes a ball and the chance to make another basket.

Enjoy Shakespeare? Get Your Tickets Early For Upcoming CCT Production

September 2, 2011 by Special To The ...

Cheshire Community Theater will present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield.

UPDATE: CL&P Expects 100 Percent Of Cheshire Residents To Have Power This Afternoon

September 1, 2011 by John Rook

The first day of September may mean the first day the entire town of Cheshire has electricity since Tropical Storm Irene passed through the region over the weekend.

Teams Search For Venues

September 1, 2011 by Greg Lederer

The Cheshire swim community celebrated news that came out of the Cheshire Town Council Meeting on Aug. 17. By a vote of 7-2, a new bubble was approved to cover the Cheshire Community Pool, ensuring that it will continue on as a year-round facility.

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.