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 The machine replaces an outdated version of the device that allows those with vision impairment to more easily read a wide variety of documents, from books to mail.

Cheshire Implements Parking Ban

March 8, 2013 by John Rook

The Cheshire Police Department has announced that a parking ban has been put in place in Cheshire for the duration of the storm.

Cheshire Public Schools Closed

March 8, 2013 by John Rook

The month of February began with a historic blizzard that shut down schools for a few days as Cheshire crews tried to clean up the mess.
March is entering 2013 much in the same way.
While the snowfall totals aren't expected to come close to the Blizzard of 2013, the latest bout of winter weather was enough to force the closure of Cheshire Public Schools this morning.

No Early Dismissal For Schools Today, Officials State

March 7, 2013 by John Rook

Connecticut is once again dealing with a round of wintry weather Thursday, which prompted some school districts in the state to open late and others to ponder an early dismissal this afternoon.
However, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio's office, there will be no early dismissal for Cheshire schools today.

Art League Meeting To Feature Artist Jay Babina

March 5, 2013 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Art League will be having their monthly meeting Wednesday at the Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave. The guest artist will be Jay Babina.

Learn To Make Your Backyard A Berry-Land

March 5, 2013 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Environment Commission will present Backyard Fruits at the library, 104 Main Street, on Monday, March 11, at 7 p.m.

Knights Of Columbus Offering Scholarship

March 4, 2013 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Knights of Columbus are seeking high school and college-aged students for their annual scholarship program. Awards can be used toward any Catholic high school or college. Scholarship amounts range from $250 to $500 dollars per academic year.
The awards are based on an essay and activities that exemplifies Christian values. Awards are to fund tuition and books.

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.


 

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