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 The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

Police Charge Man With Embezzling Thousands

July 29, 2011 by Josh Morgan

A Watertown man was arrested two weeks ago on charges that he embezzled more than $200,000 from a Cheshire business.

Tempers Flare As Council Continues To Debate Turf Project

July 28, 2011 by Josh Morgan

The Cheshire Town Council selected a turf and track vendor on Wednesday night, setting up a final vote on the project sometime in August.

Ready For November? Town Political Parties Announce Their Slate Of Candidates

July 27, 2011 by Josh Morgan

On Tuesday night, both the Town Democrat and Republican committees chose their slate of candidate for the upcoming November election. Below is a listing of those who will be running for each party. See tomorrow's Cheshire Herald for the full story:

Town Council District Candidates:

Democrats:

no candidate (1st District)
Matt Bowman (2nd District)

PZC Delays Vote On Keeler Property Project

July 26, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Local developer Paul Bowman will have to wait until September to learn if his proposed plan to build restaurants, office space and condominiums along South Main street is approved.

The Big Dig: The Search For The Mycenaean Continues

July 25, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Big Dig: The Search For The Mycenaean Continues

I’ve traded the balmy paradise of Theologos for the dusty streets of Mykines, and the rocky vastness of Gla for the excavation-pocked field beneath the ancient citadel of Mycenae.

Benjamin Uses Blueberry Plants To Teach His Son About Food

July 24, 2011 by Special To The ...

It all started with land.
Cheshire resident Dave Benjamin knew he had two choices when it came to his local property: “I could have had a typical American lawn, or I could have made it (work) for me,” Benjamin explained.
He chose the latter.

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.


 

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