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Heavy bouts of wind proved to be the perfect weather for Tim and Adaline Galvin, who took part at the annual Fly a Kite program at Bartlem Park Wednesday morning.

Editor's Notebook: Death Penalty Opponents Offering False Arguments

October 16, 2011 by John Rook

Joshua Komisarjevsky is a murderer.
We all knew that. We knew it before his trial began, before the jury heard its first piece of evidence, before they ever began deliberations, and before they rendered a verdict.
To only the most naïve was Komisarjevsky's guilt ever in question.

Voter Registration Day Upcoming

October 15, 2011 by Special To The ...

The following is a press release from the Cheshire Registrar of Voters:

Nothing Planned For This Autumn October Weekend? Cheshire Has Some Haunts And Laughs To Offer

October 14, 2011 by John Rook

The weather is turning cooler and sweaters and long-sleeved shirts are replacing shorts and tee-shirts in everyone's closet. If you're looking for something to do this weekend, make sure to check out a couple of events happening around town.

*Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15
Haunted Hayride
Bishop Farms
500 South Meriden Road
7 to 10 p.m.

Komisarjevsky Found Guilty On 17 Counts

October 13, 2011 by John Rook

Joshua Komisarjevsky was found guilty on all 17 charges against him, including six capital counts that could carry the death penalty as punishment.
The jury, which had deliberated for more than eight hours between Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, rendered its decision a little before 4 p.m. on Oct. 13.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald, Along With A Change In Dates For The Halloween Haunted Hayride This Weekend

October 13, 2011 by John Rook

If you haven't picked up a copy of The Cheshire Herald yet today, here is what you're missing:

*Find out why, even though the finishing touches are being put on the artificial turf field this week, events that were scheduled to take place on the new surface have been moved.

Jury Begins Deliberation As Judge Denies Mistrial Motion Filed By Komisarjevsky Defense

October 12, 2011 by John Rook

It is now in the hands of the jury.
After three weeks of testimony, the jury in the trial of accused killer Joshua Komisarjevsky began its deliberations today. The group will now decide whether he is guilty of the charges levied against him, including six capital felony counts that could carry the death penalty.

CHS Boys' V-Ball And Tennis Teams Earn Wins, Girls' LAX And Tennis Come Up Short

Cheshire High School boys' volleyball (3-0) stayed unbeaten on Wednesday, sweeping Masuk (1-2) 3-0 by scores of 25-19, 25-10, and 25-19.

Cheshire Girls' LAX, Tennis Extend Strong Starts

Cheshire High School girls' tennis improved to 3-0 on Monday afternoon, beating East Haven (0-3) 6-1.

Cheshire Baseball Stuns Amity, Girls' LAX Takes Opener

For the first time since 2009, Cheshire High School baseball (1-2, 1-0) defeated 10-time defending Housatonic Division Champion Amity (0-3, 0-1) at home.

For the first time since 2009, Cheshire High School baseball (1-2, 1-0) defeated 10-time defending Housatonic Division Champion Amity (0-3, 0-1) at home.

CHS Softball Shut Outs Shelton, Boys' V-Ball Stops Oxford's Win Streak

In Friday's Housatonic Division opener, Cheshire High School softball (3-0, 1-0) defeated Shelton (1-1, 0-1) 10-0.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

$103.4 Million Budget Approved

Decision Paves Way For Implementation Of Full-Day Kindergarten

by Michael Torelli
The Cheshire Town Council voted 5-4 to approve a $103.39 million budget that calls for a $2.7 million increase over last year’s operating budget.

CHS softball Head Coach Kristine Drust, CHS football Head Coach Don Drust, son Brewer.jpgWalking As One!

by Michael Torelli
Whether it was to respect those who have been lost in drunk driving accidents, or an effort to raise funds to cure multiple sclerosis, residents of Cheshire flooded the streets for two walks this past weekend.

Tree Trimming To Be Put On Hold

by Michael Torelli
It has been a couple of months since the start of Connecticut Light & Power’s enhanced tree trimming program began in Cheshire, yet there seems to be consensus among all interested parties that the program needs to be rexamined prior to continuing.

Chamber.jpgChamber Celebrates 40th Anniversary

by John Rook
In the April 4, 1974 edition of The Cheshire Herald, a full-page advertisement on page 11 of that week’s edition announced the formation of a new group.
The Cheshire Chamber of Commerce had been formed ...

EDITORIAL

Opinion_1.jpgTracking Full-Day Kindergarten

The Cheshire Town Council passed a budget Tuesday night that will presumably allow the School District to move forward with full-day kindergarten (see page one for story). All that remains is the official adoption and implementation by the Board of Education and School District leaders, all of whom have been pushing for full-day for a while.

SPORTS

Maddy Levy.jpgLacrosse Co-Captain Realizes Her Potential

by Greg Lederer
The play of Cheshire High School senior lacrosse player Maddy Levy caught her opposition by surprise last year. After contributing defensively for her first two seasons, she emerged to post career-best totals for goals (44) and assists (six).

AROUND TOWN

Danielle Chambrelli_0.jpgFuture Teacher Receives Youth Leadership Award

by Greg Lederer
When local teenager Danielle Chambrelli started volunteering in Cheshire YMCA last year, the thought of receiving individual accolades wasn’t on her mind.