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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.

Candidates To Square Off At Forum This Week

October 8, 2012 by John Rook

The election is fast approaching and voters are weighing their options.
While much of the focus has been on the Presidential Election and the race for the Connecticut U.S. Senate seat between Linda McMahon and Cheshire's own Congressman Chris Murphy (D-5), there are several other local elections of interest to residents.

MidState Mediquick Celebrating One Year In Cheshire With Flu Shots

October 7, 2012 by Special To The ...

MidState Medical Center’s MediQuick Urgent Care in Cheshire is celebrating its first anniversary in November and will be offering flu shots to make it easier for you and your loved ones to vaccinate yourselves. Flu shots will be offered on October 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on October 18 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost of flu shot is $20. Cash or check only.

School District, Teachers' Union Agree To New Four-Year Contract

October 5, 2012 by Josh Morgan

Cheshire teachers officially have a new four-year contract after an agreement was approved by the Board of Education on Thursday night.

Calvary Life To Combine Pasta And Fashion For A Good Cause

October 5, 2012 by Special To The ...

Calvary Life Family Worship Center invites the public to attend a night of pasta and entertainment. The churches Spaghetti Splash event will feature a pasta dinner and a talent show. All the proceeds raised will benefit Turning Point New England, a residential program that offers help to people who suffer from life-controlling addictions.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

October 4, 2012 by John Rook

Have you gotten your copy of The Cheshire Herald yet? If not, here is what you are missing:

*The State of Connecticut has decided to reclassify Webster Correctional Institution, which was closed down several years ago. By no longer recognizing the facility as a prison, the state will be pulling about $200,000 in funding to the town. Read how local officials are reacting to the news.

Day Passes Without Incident At CHS, As Numerous Students Decide To Stay Home

October 3, 2012 by John Rook

Cheshire High School Principal Jeff Solan insisted that Tuesday was treated like a "normal" school day by everyone who arrived. There were just less in attendance than normal.

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.