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John Rook/Cheshire Herald
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.

Bridge Project Satisfies A Neighborhood Need

January 15, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Imagine a day where you wake up late and are in danger of being late for school.
Now imagine you try to make up the time by taking the shortcut through Bartlem park, only to discover the trail is flooded and impassable.
Agony. Disbelief. Horror.

Plane Crashes In Cheshire

January 13, 2011 by John Rook

Police and fire personnel were called to the scene of a plane crash this evening off of Boulder Road.
Two men were in the plane at the time of the crash but neither was injured. Officials are reporting that the plane was on its way to Waterbury/Oxford Airport when it experienced problems and was forced to crash land on the property of Gilbert Lassen, Jr.

Snow Storm Causes Collapse At Cheshire Community Pool

January 13, 2011 by Greg Lederer

Yesterday’s storm made problems for more than motorists and those shoveling out property or workplaces. Under weight of snow, the bubble atop the Cheshire Community Pool collapsed in the morning. Parks and Recreation Director Bob Ceccolini said the bubble was deflated, so that an extensive tear through it wouldn‘t get worse.

*****IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT CHESHIRE HERALD DELIVERY

January 12, 2011 by Special To The ...

Because The Cheshire Herald's printing company closed early on Wednesday due to the storm, subscribers to the paper will not receive it in the mail on Thursday. The Cheshire Herald should be delivered on Friday. Copies of the paper will be available at newsstands sometime Thursday morning.

Cheshire Town Offices Closed

January 12, 2011 by Special To The ...

Because of the intense storm sweeping through the area this morning/afternoon, Town of Cheshire officials announced this morning that all offices will be closed for the day.

Cheshire Schools Closed

January 12, 2011 by Special To The ...

All Cheshire public schools will be closed tomorrow, Jan. 12, because of an expected winter storm, the superintendent's office announced Tuesday night.

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.