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Jim Brand, an engineer from Sikorsky, was on hand at St. Bridget School Friday morning to show students how the company test helicopter blades. For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Schools In Lockdown As Police Search For Possibly Armed Man

October 6, 2014 by John Rook

Update 11:01 a.m. : Police have stated that the lockdown at area schools has been lifted.
Police state that they received an unconfirmed report of a man brandishing a firearm near the center of town. A search of the area was conducted and police did not locate anyone matching the description given.

Driscoll To Present Information About Dangers Of Technology

October 6, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Townwide PTA, in conjunction with the Cheshire High School PTO, is sponsoring a presentation by Scott Vriscoll of Internet Safety Concepts on how parents can keep their children and families safe in this age of ever-changing and advancing technology. This presentation is free and parents of all students, from elementary school-aged to high school, are encouraged to attend.

St Peter's Task Force To Hold Forum Tomorrow Morning

October 4, 2014 by John Rook

St. Peter's Diversity Task Force is presenting a series of discussions at their weekly Sunday forums this fall with the intent of opening a dialogue between parishioners and members of the local LGBT community. All members of the Cheshire community are invited to attend.
Future forums/discussions (all on Sundays at 9:30 AM) planned by the Diversity Task Force on LGBT issues include:

Bank Robbery Reported At United Bank

October 3, 2014 by John Rook

UPDATE: Police are now saying the suspect is believed to be a light-skinned African American with facial hair, approximately 5'9" tall, and may have fled the area in a small black vehicle rather than on foot, as had been previously believed.

Police are looking for a suspect who reportedly robbed a local bank at gun point this morning.

CHS Football Shuts Out Sheehan To Move To 4-0

October 3, 2014 by Greg Lederer

On Thursday, Cheshire High School football (4-0) beat Sheehan (0-4) 39-0 to remain unbeaten. The Rams, led by 230 rushing yards and three touchdowns from senior Andrew Yamin, took a 32-0 lead into halftime.
Scoring summary:
First Quarter
46-yard touchdown run from Yamin (9:53) 6-0, CHS
Point after touchdown from junior Matt' Andrea was blocked

Land Trust Stewardship Day Kicks Off On Saturday

October 2, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Land Trust’s Autumn Stewardship Day will be held this Saturday, Oct. 4. All interested volunteers and new Property Monitors are asked to meet at the Ives Farm barn, 1585 Cheshire St., at 8 a.m. There will be a short stewardship discussion, and then work on the Ives Woodland trails for the morning. In the event of rain, those who attend will stay at the barn.

CHS Varsity Slate For Monday

Monday's Cheshire High School varsity schedule:

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.

CHS Girls' Swim And Dive Stays Perfect In Branford

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (10-0) posted a 95-86 victory against host Branford (5-6) at Walsh Intermediate School.

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.


 

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