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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.

Blessing Of The Animals Being Held This Weekend

October 1, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Blessing of the Animals ceremony at St. Thomas Becket Church, 435 North Brooksvale Rd., will take place at the pond located near the Parish Center this Saturday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m. All pets are welcome. Dogs should be on leashes and cats and other pets should be in appropriate carriers.

PumpkinFest Expands To Two Days

September 30, 2014 by John Rook

St. Peter's Episcopal Church began the PumpkinFest nearly three years ago, and the response from the community has been overwhelming, organizers claim.
As such, the event will now be held over a two-day span rather than just one.
Festivities will begin on Saturday, Oct. 18, and conclude on Sunday, Oct. 19.

Fall Home Improvement Section Coming This Week

September 29, 2014 by John Rook

The leaves are turning colors, there is more of a chill in the air, and stores are filled with Halloween decorations and candy.
That must mean that fall is upon us.

Board Of Education Holding Open Forum

September 27, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Board of Education has announced that their annual Open Forum will be held next Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers of Town Hall.

Horse Council Raising Funds For Hospice Tomorrow

September 26, 2014 by John Rook

If you love horses, ice cream, and are interested in a good cause, then the Cheshire Horse Council has an event for you. Tomorrow, Sept. 27, the Council will sponsor a Wentworth Ice Cream Ride/Horses for Hospice. Riders will depart from Cook Hill Road at 11 a.m. and ride through DeDominicis Preserve over to Wentworth’s Ice Cream in Hamden. Horses should arrive around 1 p.m.

Former Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Larceny Charges

September 25, 2014 by John Rook

Former Cheshire Police Captain Jay Markella has plead not guilty to charges that he stole more than $21,000 in funds from the Cheshire Police Union.
Markella, 46, appeared in court on Wednesday morning, where he officially made his plea. He is scheduled to return to New Haven Superior Court on Oct. 24.

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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