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Michael Torelli/Cheshire Herald
It wasn't hard for young Grant Filek to find some pumpkins bigger than him at PumpkinFest over the weekend. The two-day event attracted quite a crowd as families turned out to enjoy some food and fun.

Officials Advise Residents To Sign Up For CODERED

February 8, 2013 by John Rook

As the snow outside escaltes and winds become more severe, power outages are a possibility in Cheshire. As such, the Town of Cheshire may open its emergency response centers.
If the Town determines there is a need to do so, it will issue a CODERED announcement to all residents signed up for the service.
For those who have not yet registered, officials ask that you do so at the below link:

Town Issues Parking Ban, Advises Residents About Procedures In Case Of Power Outages

February 8, 2013 by John Rook

With a blizzard already beginning to affect parts of Connecticut, Cheshire town officials have issued the following announcements:
 Friday events at The Yellow House have been cancelled.
There is a parking ban in effect from 8 a.m. Friday, February 8, until further notice to enable crews to clear roads.
Friday trash and recycling collection is expected to be completed.

Updated List Of CHS Varsity Sports Postponements

February 8, 2013 by Greg Lederer

With the impending winter storm, the following changes have been made to CHS varsity contests:
Indoor Track And Field
Friday's Class LL Championship has been moved to Sunday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. New start time is 2 p.m.
Wrestling

Schools Officially Closed Tomorrow As Other Events Get Postponed

February 7, 2013 by John Rook

With the impending blizzard expected to hit Connecticut early tomorrow morning, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio has officially cancelled classes for Friday.

Town Preparing For Winter Storm

February 7, 2013 by Josh Morgan

Town crews have spent most of today preparing for the winter storm that’s expected to rock the area this weekend.

Superintendent Expected To Make Decision About Friday Classes This Afternoon

February 7, 2013 by John Rook

With the potential for a Friday blizzard in the forecast, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio is expected to make a decision this afternoon about whether classes will be canceled tomorrow, according to his office.
Florio will be speaking with other area superintendents later on today to discuss how different districts plan to handle the looming storm.

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.

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.