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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.

St. Patrick's Day: A Tradition 1,000 Years In The Making

March 17, 2013 by john

What are you doing for St. Patrick's Day?

Get Read For Spring With The Cheshire Herald Special Section

March 16, 2013 by John Rook

The weather might still be a bit chilly outside but spring is in the air.
That means all those projects you've been putting off until the sun starts shining and all the snow finally melts away will soon be staring you in the face.
Want to get jump on those home improvements you're planning?

Never Too Early To Think About Memorial Day Parade

March 15, 2013 by Special To The ...

It's not too early to start thinking about Memorial Day and the Veterans Council of Cheshire invites local organizations to participate in the Memorial Day Parade, to be held on Sunday, May 26 at 1:30 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday, June 2 at 1:30 p.m.) The two mile parade begins at Highland Elementary School and proceeds along Rt. 10 to Cheshire High School.

Street Sweeping To Begin April 1

March 14, 2013 by Special To The ...

The Director of Public Works, George Noewatne, would like to advise all residents that the Town of Cheshire will commence sweeping sand from town roads on Monday, April 1.
Sweeping operations will begin in the southwest corner of town and will progress during the next several weeks. A map of the areas to be swept is posted in the Public Works Department at Town Hall.

Bubble Covering Cannot Be Saved

March 13, 2013 by Josh Morgan

The bubble covering the Cheshire Community Pool has been deemed a total loss by the Town of Cheshire's insurance company.

Esty To Speak At Chamber

March 12, 2013 by Special To The ...

United States Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5) will be the featured speaker at the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce breakfast to be held at Elim Park, 140 Cook Hill Road, on Wednesday, March 27, from 8 to 9 a.m. There will be a question and answer session.

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.