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Allen Paul/Cheshire Herald
Ghosts, goblins, royalty and superheroes will be out in full force tonight, as families will walk around town for a game of trick or treat, usually ending resulting in the sweeter of the two options. Some participating in Halloween may even dress as a scarecrow, such as this one from the Haunted Asylum.

Vote On Capital Budget Expected Tonight

August 19, 2014 by John Rook

After weeks of review and discussion, the Cheshire Town Council is expected to vote on final approval for the Town's Capital Budget.
Town department heads had requested over $17 million worth of projects for this year, but Town Manager Michael Milone proposed a budget of just $10.6 million. Councilors will now have to decide which projects are approved and which are pushed off to future years.

Have Your Meal "Farm To Table" This Thursday At Boulder Knoll

August 18, 2014 by Special To The ...

Friends of Boulder Knoll, Inc., a local educational and advocacy group, announces an upcoming fundraising event at Boulder Knoll Community Farm, located at 875 Boulder Road. The “Farm to Table Dinner” this Thursday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m. will feature an elegant family-style farm dinner experience showcasing a seasonal menu using farm-fresh produce.

Grange Fair Kicks Off Next Weekend

August 16, 2014 by Special To The ...

For the past 130 years, Cheshire locals have been competing to grow the tallest sunflower, the largest pumpkin, and even make the largest apple pie. Very soon, The Cheshire Grange Fair will once again be accepting entries into their baking, artwork, photography, sewing, and vegetable competitions. First, second, and third prize winners receive monetary rewards.

Sign Up For Fall Classes At Artsplace

August 15, 2014 by Special To The ...

Fall art classes and workshops begin the week of Sept. 15 at Artsplace. Seven-week sessions of classes run Monday through Saturday for all age groups, as well as a variety of short workshops. Subjects include basic drawing, pastel, watercolor, oil, acrylic, colored pencil, felting, Zen & Ink, anime and more.

CHS Cross Country Caps Year In State Open

On Friday, Cheshire High School boys' cross country took seventh (217 points) in the State Open at Wickham Park in Manchester.

CHS Girls' Swim And Dive Earns SCC 3-Peat, Girls' V-Ball Reaches Title Match, Girls' Soccer Falls In Final

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive claimed their third straight Southern Connecticut Conference Championship (1,291.5 points) at Southern Connecticut State University.

Glatt And Mostoller Score High In Diving Meet, CHS Girls To Compete In SCC Playoffs On Wednesday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School sophomore Emily Glatt (fifth, 360.7) and senior Erin Mostoller (338.7) cracked the top 10 of the Southern Connecticut Conference Diving meet at Hamden.

CHS Girls' Soccer Reaches SCC Final, Girls' V-Ball Sweeps Guilford, Field Hockey Falls To Rival

In Monday's Southern Connecticut Conference semifinals, Cheshire High School girls' soccer (second, 11-4-3) defeated Housatonic Division foe Shelton (third, 10-5-3) 2-1.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

esty:greenberg.jpgEsty, Greenberg Race Comes To CHS

by Michael Torelli
Gun control, ISIS, and same-sex marriage were just some of the topics that the 5th Congressional District candidates Elizabeth Esty and opponent Mark Greenberg debated about at Cheshire High School.

Referendum Focus Is On Fire Truck Question

by Michael Torelli
While the elections this year have primarily focused on those running for state and federal positions, residents of Cheshire will also be requested to vote on five separate referendum questions.

cupcake lady.jpgCupcake Lady Had Been Whipping Up A Halloween Tradition For Five Decades

by John Rook
Agatha “Babe” Price doesn’t remember exactly when she started handing out cupcakes on Halloween night, but she knows it was sometime in the 1960s.

Rematch For The 89th District Seat Pits Zupkus Against Nardello

by Michael Torelli
Both candidates for the State House of Representatives’ 89th District have heard their constituents loud and clear: the economy needs to be fixed, and there needs to be an increase in job offerings.

OPINION

Opinion_27.jpgElection Must Lead To Results

Imagine if you will a world in which politicians don’t represent states or districts but, rather, individual families.

SPORTS

Maria Buzzelli, Rachel Smullen_0.jpgGirls Hold Off Amity On Senior Night

by Greg Lederer
All of the elements were in place for the Cheshire High School girls’ volleyball team to enjoy Senior Night on Oct. 22. Back in the renovated West Gym and facing their top rival, the team capped their second straight unbeaten regular season in front of friends and family.

AROUND TOWN

Manhattan_Secret Life of Walter Mitty.jpgLyke Parlays Board And Blade Skills Into Busy Film Career

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire native John Lyke recalls his introduction to snowboarding and rollerblading at a young age.