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Brothers Colin Dempsey (left) and Jake Dempsey (right) were enjoying one of the many games offered at Pumpkinfest this past weekend. To find out the results of the program, see this week's Cheshire Herald.

One Final Chance To Share Your Christmas Story

December 15, 2012 by John Rook

Do you have a favorite Christmas memory? Have any Yuletide moments that stand out?
If so, The Cheshire Herald wants to hear it. Will you share your story with us?
We are looking for true stories of Christmas’ past. It can be something funny, ridiculous, heartwarming, or even sad. It can be something from your childhood or recent past. All we ask is that it be true and memorable.

Woods Hired As New Principal At Dodd Middle School

December 14, 2012 by John Rook

Dodd Middle School barely missed a beat when its former principal Jeff Solan took the same position at Cheshire High School earlier this year. That's because then-retired former Dodd Principal Donald Wailonis agreed to step in and take over on an interim basis.
Now, however, the middle school will have a more permanent leader taking the reins.

Show Your Card Program Still Going Through End Of The Year

December 13, 2012 by John Rook

For the month of December, a library card from The Cheshire Public Library does more than offer an opportunity to borrow beloved books or favorite movies. Through the entire month, those who show their card at participating businesses will receive discounts and gifts. The program is sponsored by the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and the Cheshire Economic Development Commission.

Vote On Teachers Contract Delayed Again

December 12, 2012 by Josh Morgan

For the second time in as many months, the Town Council could not vote on the contract signed between the Board of Education and Teachers' Union.

Local Youngster Turning Birthday Into Donation Drive For New Jersey Family

December 11, 2012 by John Rook

Isabel Piedrahita has an interesting birthday date this year — 12-12-12.
On Wednesday, as the numbers align perfectly, Isabel will turn 11 years old.
However, while many children her age would be excited for birthday gifts and cake, Isabel and her family have other priorities in mind.

Teachers' Union Contract On Council's Agenda Tonight

December 11, 2012 by Josh Morgan

After being delayed a month, the Town Council plans to vote on the contract signed between the Board of Education and the Union representing Cheshire teachers tonight.

CHS Boys' Soccer Ends Season At Surf Club, Football To Host Fairfield Prep On Friday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School boys' soccer (4-11-1, 2-5 in Housatonic Division) lost the finale 4-2 against host Daniel Hand (12-0-4) at the Surf Club.

CHS Girls' Soccer, Field Hockey To Host SCC Quarters On Saturday

Cheshire High School teams host Southern Connecticut Conference quarterfinals on Saturday.

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.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Juvenile Review Board Put On Hold
Councilors Raise Questions About Implementation Of New Program

by Michael Torelli
After the Cheshire Town Council raised concerns about a number of unanswered questions regarding the proposed Juvenile Review Board at a recent meeting, officials chose to unanimously table the proposal and discuss it at a later date.

pumpkinfest.JPGPumpkinFest Offers A Little Bit Of Everything

by Michael Torelli
A burst of rain on Saturday afternoon did not prevent local residents from attending St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s annual PumpkinFest event last weekend.

Student Housing Debate Continues

by Michael Torelli
The discussion regarding an influx of Quinnipiac University students into Cheshire continued last week as a local landlord challenged the concerns expressed by others.

osteria.JPGOsteria Brings New Cuisine To Town

by Michael Torelli
It’s safe to say that Viron Rondo knows his way around a restaurant.

OPINION

Opinion_26.jpgTown Should Pay For Mailboxes

Winter in Connecticut is no day at the beach for municipalities.

SPORTS

swim and dive.jpgGirls Unseat Rival As SCC Champs

by Greg Lederer
For the Cheshire High School girls’ swim and dive team, the fall season had built up to Monday’s contest against Amity at Hamden Country Day School’s Beckerman Athletic Center. CHS had been unbeaten in each of the last three years before falling to their rival in the dual-meet finale.

AROUND TOWN

lights of hope.jpgLights Of Hope Kickoff To Shine On The Green

by Michael Torelli
It has been 10 years since Cheshire residents Jenifer and Don Walsh first gathered their neighborhood, friends, and family together to raise funds for multiple sclerosis research.