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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.

Bartolomeo Has Declared Victory Over Suzio

November 7, 2012 by John Rook

While not official, the campaign for Dante Bartolomeo has declared her victorious over inclumbent State Senator Len Suzio in the 13th State Senate District. By last count, Bartolomeo was leading Suzio by more than 400 votes with absentee ballots still to be counted.

Referendum Questions Pass

November 7, 2012 by John Rook

Cheshire voters have approved the three referendum questions on this year's ballot, according to numbers provided by the Cheshire Registrar of Voters.
One of those questions was the controversial upgrades project for the Wastewater Treatment Plant, expected to exceed $32 million. Voters rejected the project last year but have given the costly work the thumbs up this year.

89th State House District, 13th State Senate District Too Close To Call

November 7, 2012 by John Rook

Nearly two hours after all polls closed in Connecticut, two races of local interest are still too close to call. According to numbers provided to The Cheshire Herald, Republican Lezlye Zupkus, a newcomer to politics, is up by a slim margin over long-time incumbent State Representative Vickie Nardello (D) in the 89th District.

Incumbents Adinolfi, Fritz Returning To Hartford

November 7, 2012 by John Rook

According to The Republican American, state representatives Mary Fritz (D-90) and Al Adinolfi (R-103) have won re-election. Fritz defeated Cheshire businessman Guy Darter while Adinolfi was victorious over fellow Cheshire resident Liz Linehan.

Markley Retains Seat In 16th Senate District

November 7, 2012 by John Rook

State Senator Joe Markley has won re-election to the 16th State Senate seat, according to the Republican American.
Markley defeated John "Corky" Mazurek to win a second term.

Murphy Wins U.S. Senate Seat

November 7, 2012 by John Rook

Multiple media outlets are reporting that U.S. Congressman Chris Murphy (D-5), a Cheshire resident, has won his bid for Connecticut's second U.S. Senate seat.
Murphy was opposed by WWE founder Linda McMahon, who had previously challenged current U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal.

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.