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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.

Son Of CHS Teacher And Coach Dies After Tragic Accident

April 29, 2011 by Greg Lederer

Ryan Lee, son of Cheshire High School boys basketball and golf head coach and physical education teacher Dan Lee, died on Tuesday at Bellevue Hospital in New York. He was struck by a vehicle on Easter evening in New York City.
A 2009 graduate of Berlin High School, Lee was a sophomore at Long Island University in Brooklyn. He played for the men's golf team.

Scenes From The Royal Wedding: Hayley Samela Reports From Europe

April 28, 2011 by Special To The ...

Scenes From The Royal Wedding: Hayley Samela Reports From Europe

******Updated with photos**** Hayley Samela, a Cheshire native and CHS graduate, is studying abroad in Italy at the moment.

Tapp To Speak Tonight As Part Of Alcohol Awareness Week

April 27, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Human Services Committee is happy to announce Cheshire’s 5th Annual Alcohol Awareness Week, going on now through Saturday. The week is a way for the Cheshire community to recognize the importance of encouraging youth not to participate in underage drinking.

Councilor Anne Giddings Dies From Injuries Suffered During Accident

April 26, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Town Councilor Anne Giddings has died from injuries she suffered in a car crash more than a month ago.
Sources confirmed to The Herald that Giddings, 66, who was critically injured in a one-car crash on March 22 off Boulder Road near Giddings' home, died on Monday.

Local Author Hopes Spirituality Brings Real Healing

April 24, 2011 by John Rook

Inspiration can come at any time.
Some find it in the wee hours of the night, while others see inspiration for creativity in the world around them.
For local resident Tara Critchley, inspiration for her first book came at a time of personal crisis.

Poets Take To The Podium At CHS

April 23, 2011 by John Rook

Cheshire High School senior Jessica Poling has been a member of the club Writer's Block for four years and, in that time, she has helped organize the yearly event, Poem in your Pocket.
Yet, this year was a different experience for Poling. That's because, this time around, instead of just helping run the event, she and her fellow upperclassmen were organizing it.

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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