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 The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

Residents Opposed To Keeler Development

July 17, 2011 by John Rook

Local developer Paul Bowman has proposed a plan that, if approved, would change the face of South Main Street.
Residents who live behind that area, off of Old Towne Road, aren't excited about the prospect.

The Big Dig: Cressotti And His Fellow Archeologists Pass The Time With Humor And "Moving Tapes"

July 16, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Big Dig: Cressotti And His Fellow Archeologists Pass The Time With Humor And "Moving Tapes"

By midday, the citadel is like a furnace. The clouds ,which occasionally hover around the edges of the basin, always burn away by the time they come overhead.

Learn About Your Home Energy Options At Temple Beth David Next Week

July 15, 2011 by Special To The ...

A free Home Energy Basics workshop will be held at Temple Beth David.
This workshop aims to inform Cheshire residents about Connecticut tax incentives and rebates available for home energy efficiency upgrades.

Town’s Website More User Friendly After Recent Facelift

July 14, 2011 by John Rook

Technology is constantly advancing and the hub of all of it seems to be the Internet.
There was a time when only large corporations would have elegant looking, high-tech websites from which to spread their message. Now, seemingly every sixth-grader with something to say has a personal site with images, video, links, and a search engine.

Pool Bubble Process Sped Up

July 13, 2011 by John Rook

The Cheshire Town Council approved a motion Tuesday night that will allow the Town to negotiate directly with a vendor to develop and install a new Cheshire Community Pool protective covering, rather than putting the work out to bid.
The motion, Councilors hope, will cut significant time off the process through which the pool bubble can be fabricated and erected over the Town's facility.

Residents Turn Out To Protest Planned South Main Street Development

July 12, 2011 by John Rook

Developer Paul Bowman wants to revamp one historic building, reconstruct another, and turn an unused area off of South Main Street into a large mixed use development that would include retail, restaurant, residential, and office space.
On Monday night, residents in the immediate area said not so fast.

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.

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.