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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.

Probate Court Gets Thumbs Up From State Administration

August 24, 2012 by Special To The ...

Things are “shipshape” in the new District 18 Probate Court, which consists of the Towns of Cheshire and Southington. Operations are running smoothly as the Court has passed its second State of Connecticut Probate Court Administration inspection since Judge Matthew Jalowiec took office in January of 2011.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

August 23, 2012 by John Rook

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

*The opening of school is just a few days away and when students return they will find each building ready for the new year. Learn what projects were completed by the School District over the summer, and what it will mean for Cheshire students.

Have An Opinion On Medicare Or Social Security? Attend Thursday's Forum

August 22, 2012 by Special To The ...

AARP Connecticut is asking residents of Cheshire and surrounding communities to weigh in with their opinions and concerns about the many options being discussed to reform Medicare and Social Security at a Community Forum Thursday, Aug. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Avenue.

Historic Business Celebrating 200 Years

August 21, 2012 by Special To The ...

The “Waterbury Button Company”, a division of OGS Technologies, Inc. in Cheshire is celebrating their 200th year in business as a maker of buttons. Founded in 1812, the company is the oldest company in the Unites States, in continuous business, still manufacturing its original products.

Long-time Resident Tells The Interesting Tale Of First Congregational's "Town Clock"

August 20, 2012 by Special To The ...

This article appeared in the July-August 2012 Parish Post of the First Congregational Church. It is reprinted by kind permission of the author, Richard Miller, who wrote it in 1996.

Public Works Director Leaving For New Position

August 18, 2012 by John Rook

After nearly 10 years of service, Director of Cheshire Public Works Joseph Michaelangelo has informed the Town that he plans to step down from his position to take another job.

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.