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 The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

Chance To Sign Up For SEUSSICAL Extended To This Thursday

April 13, 2013 by Special To The ...

Cheshire Youth Theatre is extending the registration deadline for SEUSSICAL the Musical to April 18. CYT is calling all actors of all experience levels from grades 4-12 to participate.

Cheshire Man And Former Fencing Coach Charged With Sexual Assault

April 12, 2013 by John Rook

64a2886f1e9b5bdb660e62e25a38f6c0.pngA Mixville Road resident has been arrested by authorities in Fairfield for allegedly sexually assaulting a student while he was a fencing coach at Fairfield Warde and Fairfield Ludlowe high schools.

Make Sure To Fit Chamber Home, Garden, & Business Expo Into Your Saturday Schedule

April 12, 2013 by Special To The ...

English lady.jpgIf you're interested in getting to know some of the businesses available to residents from around town, make sure to check out tomorrow's Cheshire Chamber of Commerce Home, Garden & Business Expo.

Celebrate National Library Week By Submitting A "Star"

April 11, 2013 by John Rook

Next week will be a busy one for the Cheshire Public Library, as numerous activities are planned for students out of class for April break.
It is also National Library Week from April 15 through 20.
To celebrate, a photo gallery of posters will be displayed, showing some of of the younger patrons and families that routinely visit the library.

Council Adopts $100 Million Budget

April 10, 2013 by Josh Morgan

The Town Council adopted a $100.33 million Operating Budget last night that results in an average tax increase of approximately $84.
With a 6-2 party line vote, the Council passed the 2013/2014 Operating Budget. The $100.33 million plan represents an increase of $1.6 million, or 1.63 percent, from the current year.

Town Council Could Decide Budget Tonight

April 9, 2013 by John Rook

For the last month, the Cheshire Town Council has reviewed every aspect of Town Manager Michael Milone's budget proposal.
Tonight, it is expected they will make a final decision on the matter, settling on an Operating Budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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).

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.

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.