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 The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

St. Bridget Comes Together To Help Children Of Haiti

February 27, 2011 by John Rook

At St. Bridget School, community service is as ingrained in students as multiplication tables and historic landmarks. It is a part of the school's mission statement; to try and help others and make a contribution to the world.

Winter Woes Won’t Keep Dancer From What She Loves

February 26, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Some people like to dance, some love it, and yet others live it.

Blue Denies Another Defense Motion, No Word On Location Change

February 25, 2011 by John Rook

There remains no word on whether the trial location for accused killer Joshua Komisarjevsky will be moved from New Haven Superior Court, but the judge presiding over the case did rule on another important motion Thursday morning.

Schrumm Expecting A Tough Budget Debate

February 24, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Town Councilor David Schrumm would like to promise residents a zero percent tax increase for the upcoming year, but that just wouldn't be realistic, he insists. In fact, making such a claim would be “irresponsible” and nothing more than “grand standing politically,” stated the chairman of the Cheshire Town Council Finance Committee.

Suzio Wins 13th District Senate Seat

February 23, 2011 by John Rook

In November of 2010, Republican Len Suzio, a Meriden businessman, lost his election bid to then-State Senator Thomas Gaffey (D-13) by a fairly wide margin.
Less than four months later, his fortunes have been reversed.

Polls Opened Today For Special Election

February 22, 2011 by Special To The ...

Voters will be turning out today to cast their vote for a new State Senator to represent the 13th District. Former State Senator Thomas Gaffey (D-13) had won re-election to his ninth term in November of 2010 but decided to resign before taking the oath of office after he was arrested on larceny charges and pled guilty to double-billing the state for thousands of dollars.

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.


 

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