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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.

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.

PZC Approves Plan For 54-Foot-High Pool Cover

September 24, 2014 by michael torelli

The Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission officials approved the plans for a 54.8-foot high tension membrane structure over the Community Pool at their meeting last night.

Local Artists To Have Work Displayed At Chester Gallery

September 23, 2014 by Special To The ...

Cheshire’s Michael Centrella and Katie Samuelson will be among the 37 established Connecticut artists whose new paintings, collages, sculptures and other original art work will be featured in the fourth annual Fall Exhibition at Maple and Main Gallery, 1 Maple Steet, Chester.

CHS Student Valentin To Receive Special Invite

September 22, 2014 by John Rook

This Friday promises to be a special one for Cheshire High School students and Marching Ram Band member Ricardo Valentin.
During a special ceremony in front of his family, friends, and peers, Valentin will receive an invitation to play in the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 3, 2015.

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.