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Michael Torelli/Cheshire Herald
Dodd Middle School student Moreira Salsman was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society yesterday, and received her certificate from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio (center) and Dodd Principal Michael Woods (left). For more on this story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Update: Work On Fallen Traffic Light Continues

January 19, 2011 by John Rook

Workers from the state Department of Transportation are busily working to replace a traffic light that succumb to the weight of the ice produced by yesterday's storm.
DOT was called onto the scene after the light pole, located at the intersection of Highland and Maple avenues, snapped in half at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Highland Avenue was closed for a brief time.

Gagliardi Sounds Off On Town Council

January 17, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Town Historian Ron Gagliardi believes that the only reason the Town Council instituted a two year term limit on his office is because of a squabble he's had with members of the Cheshire Historical Society.

CHS Shows Troops They Care Through Letters

January 16, 2011 by John Rook

Cheshire High School student Alexis Ouellette was watching the news one night when a report came on about soldiers serving in war zones overseas. It was an emotional story that brought home just how much these troops have sacrificed for their country, and it got Ouellette thinking.

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.

CHS Girls' V-Ball And Boys' Soccer Win On Senior Night, Crieger Records Game-Winner For Field Hockey Team

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (18-0, 8-0 in Housatonic Division) beat Amity (16-3, 6-2) 3-1 (25-16, 25-15, 19-25, 25-23) to sweep the series and secure a seventh straight Housatonic Division title (record).

CA Girls' Volleyball And Field Hockey Win On Wednesday, Boys' Soccer Settles For Draw

Wednesday's Cheshire Academy sports recaps:

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).

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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