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 The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

CL&P Reports Nearly 100 Percent Of Cheshire Back On Line

August 31, 2011 by John Rook

While some areas of Connecticut remain in the dark, Cheshire appears to be powered up once again in the wake of Hurricane Irene. According to Connecticut Light and Power's website Wednesday morning, only one percent of Cheshire residents were still without power.

Town Announces Curbside Branch Collection To Assist In Irene Cleanup

August 30, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Town of Cheshire will be assisting residents with removal of branches downed on their properties by Hurricane Irene.

Irene Gone; But Damage Left In Its Wake (Updated Monday 4 p.m.)

August 29, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Hurricane Irene walloped the state on Sunday and caused widespread power outages across the region.

Police Department Welcomes New Officer, Fills Last Position

August 29, 2011 by Josh Morgan

The Cheshire Police Department is back to full staffing levels after the newest officer was sworn in last week.
On Aug. 18, Vincienzo Balcastro took his oath in front of his new colleagues and Judge Raymond Voelker, saying he was excited to have joined the Cheshire department. Balcastro, 27, was hired from the Wallingford Police Department and will be road-ready in a matter of weeks.

Scenes From Around Cheshire Following Hurricane Irene

August 28, 2011 by Josh Morgan

There were a lot of downed tree limbs and some flooded areas in Cheshire on Sunday as a result of Hurricane Irene.

CL&P deploys all available crews to begin the restoration effort

August 28, 2011 by Special To The ...

Priority will be making areas safe, opening roads and assessing damage.

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.