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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.

Check Your Health: How To Find Relief From Headaches

January 7, 2013 by Special To The ...

Check Your Health_6.jpgCheck Your Health is a web-only feature being offered monthly by The Cheshire Herald. Each month, a professional from MidState Medical Center will offer advice on a different issue pertaining to health.

Town Collecting Christmas Trees Next Weekend

January 5, 2013 by Josh Morgan

The holiday season is coming to an end and residents might be looking to get rid of their Christmas trees. Next weekend, the Town will be accepting trees at the transfer station on Waterbury Road. Residents can drop off trees free of charge.

Florio Requests Approximately $2 Million In New Spending

January 4, 2013 by John Rook

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio is requesting that the Cheshire Board of Education support his recommendation of a $64 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Florio made his presentation Thursday night when he laid out exactly why he believes a little over $2 million in new spending is needed in Cheshire's public schools.

Florio To Present Budget Recommendation Tonight

January 3, 2013 by John Rook

The Town of Cheshire's budget debate officially kicks off tonight when Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio presents his budget recommendation for the Cheshire School District.
Florio will present his budget at a meeting of the Board of Education. It is the only item on the BOE's agenda.

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.