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Staring out onto West Main Street was this towering snowman, which greeted motorists Monday morning as drivers made their way through the accumulating snow.

Accident Leaves Motorcyclist Dead

October 21, 2013 by Special To The ...

The following information was provided by the Cheshire Police Department:

Yesterday, Oct. 20, at 10:38 p.m., the Cheshire Police Department received a call for a serious motor vehicle accident on Route 10 at the intersection of I-691. The accident involved a passenger car, motorcycle, and an SUV.

Learn About Candidates In Herald Special Section

October 21, 2013 by John Rook

It is a little over two weeks from Election Day and local candidates for office are revving up their campaigns.

Oktoberfest Tomorrow Night

October 19, 2013 by John Rook

In the mood for some German beer and fare?
You're in luck.
Tomorrow night at the Watch Factory Restaurant, 122 Elm St., the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce will hold an Oktoberfest.
Entertainment will be courtesy of Ricci Construction and beer will be courtesy of Eye Center of Southern CT and Cheshire Orthopedic.
Cost is $37 for members and $47 for non-members.

Rams Football Hold Off Hamden To Reach 3-3

October 18, 2013 by Greg Lederer

On Friday, at Alumni Field, Cheshire High School football (3-3) took a 13-0 halftime advantage and beat Hamden (3-3) 13-6. Scoring summary:
First Quarter
Six-yard touchdown run from junior Andrew Yamin (7:31) 7-0, CHS
Extra point from sophomore Matt D'Andrea was good
Second Quarter
Five-yard touchdown run from junior Jack Cunningham (30 seconds) 13-0, CHS

CHS Ice Hockey Rallies By Host Indians, Basketball Teams Earn Sweep

On Friday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (6-5-1) scored five straight goals to defeat host North Haven (2-5-1) 5-2 at Northford Ice Pavilion.

CHS Skiing Fares Well In Second Meet, Wrestling And Girls' Ice Hockey Drop Contests

On Wednesday, the Cheshire High School ski teams competed in their second meet at Mount Southington.

CHS Boys' Swim And Dive Stays Unbeaten, B-Ball Teams Sweep Shelton, Wednesday's Varsity Slate

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School boys' swim and dive (3-0) came away victorious 99-79 at Hamden (4-2).

Barile Takes Bronze In New Milford, Ice Hockey Drops Overtime Thriller, Lady Skaters Win At Home

Cheshire High School junior wrestlers produced a strong showing in Saturday's New Milford Tournament.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Board Approves $70 Million Budget
Members Tack More Than $500,000 Onto Superintendent’s Original Recommendation

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio’s budget proposal last night, but with some additional changes.

swimming.jpgMeeting The Needs Of Cheshire Swimmers

by Michael Torelli
Cheshire Aquatics Director Sheila Adams has proven that, even though the Community Pool is closed indefinitely, you cannot keep her out of the water.

Where’s The Ladder Truck?
Some Question Delay In Purchasing New Fire Truck

by Michael Torelli
Taxpayers in Cheshire approved a $1.08 million referendum question last November which provided the Cheshire Fire Department with enough funding to purchase a new aerial ladder truck.

CHS Heating Pipe_0.JPGCold Winter Weather Has Caused Problems At School Buildings

by Michael Torelli
Last week’s cold snap resulted in the Cheshire School District having to shell out a few dollars for repairs for burst pipes and boiler issues.

OPINION

Opinion_38.jpgPatience Needed When It Comes To Ladder Truck

Government, whether at the local, state, or federal level, oftentimes gives its citizens plenty of reason for frustration.

SPORTS

Heath Post.jpgCHS Earns Key Division Victory

by Greg Lederer
On Tuesday, Cheshire High School boys’ basketball (7-3, 4-0 in Housatonic Division) rode a fast start into a 72-66 win at Shelton. Both teams entered unbeaten in the division.

pittsley.JPGJube Road Journeys Through Cheshire’s Lesser Known Past

by Michael Torelli
As a fourth-generation resident of Cheshire, Christine Pittsley always had an interest in her hometown—a quintessential farming community that traces its founding back to the 1700s.