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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.

Linear Trail Trimmed From Capital Budget

August 25, 2011 by Josh Morgan

The Cheshire Town Council cut more than $3 million from the proposed 2011/2012 Capital Budget in an effort to lessen the impact on taxpayers in a difficult economic climate.

Ready To Shred It? Join Kol Ami And Get Rid Of Some Unwanted Documents

August 24, 2011 by Special To The ...

Bring your sensitive documents for shredding while supporting a good cause at Congregation Kol Ami's first annual Shred Fest, in partnership with Secure Eco Shred Inc. The event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Kol Ami’s parking lot located at 1484 Highland Ave. (Route 10) in Cheshire, rain or shine.

Local Family Honored As One Of The Most "Joyous" In Nation

August 22, 2011 by Special To The ...

What does it take to be a happy family? Johnson And Johnson, manufacturer of baby products, thinks they know.
During the Johnson's Treasuring Everyday Joy promotion, families from all across the country were interviewed as to what makes a happy, healthy family, and to see what their "everyday joys" entail. The promotion has been designed to show what having a baby can do in a couple's life.

Marcucci Honored By HBJ As One Of State’s 40 Under 40

August 21, 2011 by Josh Morgan

When the Hartford Business Journal announced the nominations for its annual “40 under 40” list, Cheshire resident Melissa Crerar Marcucci asked if they had the right person.

Fifth Grader’s Very Personal Essay A Winner

August 20, 2011 by John Rook

From the time we are children, most of us hear a common refrain from adults: “You can change the world.”
Whether it be in the classroom or at a graduation ceremony, the younger generation is routinely told that life offers the unique opportunity to make a lasting difference.
Hearing it is one thing. Believing it is another.

CYS To Begin Processing Energy Assistance Applications

August 19, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Youth and Social Services Department will begin processing applications for the Connecticut Energy Assistance program on September 12, 2011. The Energy Assistance program provides financial assistance to income eligible households in paying for a portion of their heating cost during the winter months.

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.