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 The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

Jane Gross Coming To Cheshire For Art League Meeting

May 29, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Art League’s monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at the Cheshire Library, (Mary Baldwin room), 104 Main St.

Have Some Pancakes And Support St. Peter's Church Youth Trip

May 28, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Young Adults in Church (YAC) youth at St. Peter's Church in Cheshire are planning the last details for their Mission Trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from June 28 to July 5 at The Episcopal Mission Center St. Luke's Church.

Planning And Zoning Meeting Tonight

May 27, 2014 by John Rook

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet tonight at Cheshire Town Hall. On the agenda is the proposal by the Town for a zone text change that would allow for the planned tension membrane covering for the Cheshire Community Pool to rise above current height regulations for the area.

Editorial: Memorial Day A Perfect Time To Remember D-Day Heroes

May 26, 2014 by John Rook

Note: This editorial appeared in the May 22 edition of The Cheshire Herald:

It happened so long ago that, for the current generation, the events of D-Day are better known as one level in a popular video game rather than a history-changing battle.

Info And Marching Orders For Today's Parade

May 25, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Memorial Day Parade will be held today at 1:30 p.m. The rain date is June 1. The two-mile parade begins at Highland Elementary School and proceeds along Route 10 to Cheshire High School.

Canine Carnival Kicking Off Next Week

May 24, 2014 by Special To The ...

Come celebrate Cheshire Dog Park's Grand Opening at the 2nd Annual Canine Carnival, scheduled for Sunday, Jun 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. (Rain date is June 8.) Admission is free.

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.