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Cheshire resident Jaime Collins was recently diagnosed with a rare genetic mutation that increases her chances of being diagnosed with certain types of cancer, and she is now trying to raise awareness about it. For more on Collins' story, see this week's The Cheshire Herald.

PumpkinFest Expands To Two Days

September 30, 2014 by John Rook

St. Peter's Episcopal Church began the PumpkinFest nearly three years ago, and the response from the community has been overwhelming, organizers claim.
As such, the event will now be held over a two-day span rather than just one.
Festivities will begin on Saturday, Oct. 18, and conclude on Sunday, Oct. 19.

Fall Home Improvement Section Coming This Week

September 29, 2014 by John Rook

The leaves are turning colors, there is more of a chill in the air, and stores are filled with Halloween decorations and candy.
That must mean that fall is upon us.

Board Of Education Holding Open Forum

September 27, 2014 by John Rook

The Cheshire Board of Education has announced that their annual Open Forum will be held next Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers of Town Hall.

Horse Council Raising Funds For Hospice Tomorrow

September 26, 2014 by John Rook

If you love horses, ice cream, and are interested in a good cause, then the Cheshire Horse Council has an event for you. Tomorrow, Sept. 27, the Council will sponsor a Wentworth Ice Cream Ride/Horses for Hospice. Riders will depart from Cook Hill Road at 11 a.m. and ride through DeDominicis Preserve over to Wentworth’s Ice Cream in Hamden. Horses should arrive around 1 p.m.

CHS Baseball Ends Drought With Upset At Top-Ranked Rival, Cheshire Squads Earn Three Home Victories

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School baseball (8-4, 3-3 in Housatonic Division) came back from a 3-0 deficit to win 4-3 at defending Class LL/Southern Connecticut Conference Champion Amity (12-1, 6-1).

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Tennis, And LAX Teams Sweep On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School softball (11-0, 5-0 in Housatonic Division) extended their undefeated season with an 11-0 win at North Haven (5-6).

CHS Girls' Tennis, Boys' Volleyball Earn Victories On Thursday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' tennis (8-1) picked up their eighth consecutive victory 4-3 over Guilford (4-4).

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Lacrosse, And Tennis Teams Secure Victories On Wednesday

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School softball (10-0, 5-0 in Housatonic Division) remained unbeaten with a 17-3 victory over Lyman Hall (5-6, 1-4).

CHS Track And Field Teams, Girls' Lacrosse, Boys' Volleyball, and Girls' Golf Earn Wins On Tuesday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School outdoor track and field teams extended strong seasons at Sheehan.

CHS Softball, Baseball, Boys' Lacrosse, and Tennis Teams Earn Victories On Monday

On Monday, Cheshire High School softball (9-0, 4-0 in Housatonic Division) posted a 2-0 shutout of Amity (7-2, 3-1).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Hickory Hill Pulls Application

by Michael Torelli
A local orchard owner recently withdrew his application asking for approval to host outdoor, fee-based events on his property.

monument_0.JPGPutting A Fresh Face On An Old Town Landmark

by Michael Torelli
Memorial Day is often a somber time meant to remember fallen servicemen and women who died while serving their country.

BOE May Slash Initiatives

by Michael Torelli
The Board of Education is dealing with realities of a less-than-desired budget, after the Town Council adopted a $107.87 million budget earlier this month, $69.39 million of which was reserved for the Cheshire School District.

Revamped 911 System To Improve Town Service

by Michael Torelli
A new dispatch program installed at the Cheshire Police Department is expected to provide more efficient handling of emergency calls.

OPINION

Opinion_100.jpgA Tale Of Two Proposals

The Planning and Zoning Commission has dominated local news lately, as the group has considered two highly-controversial proposals.

SPORTS

Julie Roche_0.jpgGirls’ LAX Team Has Found Momentum

by Greg Lederer
After an inconsistent start to the spring season, the Cheshire High School girls’ lacrosse team has found rhythm of late, building a four-game win streak.

AROUND TOWN

Spark 1.jpg“Spark” Lit An Unintended Fuse

by John Rook
The year was 1970. The nation was in the midst of the Vietnam War, and the homefront was becoming yet another battlefield in the conflict.