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Some Cheshire youngsters had a chance to practice a few cheerleading moves at a camp this summer.

Have Plans For The Weekend? If Not, Check Out These Local Events

October 7, 2011 by John Rook

Alright, the weekend is here, the weather is suppose to be perfect (almost summer-like), and you're looking to fill up your schedule. If you don't want to be stuck inside when the weather outside promises to be picturesque (and who knows how many more days like this we'll get), there are always some local events happening that you might want to check out:

Friday, Oct. 7

Lady Rams Have National-Record Streak Snapped

October 7, 2011 by Greg Lederer

Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (5-1) lost 100-86 yesterday in Glastonbury. It was their first dual-meet loss since 1986, a string of 281 straight wins (national record). Check back for updates and find a story in next week's issue of The Cheshire Herald.
Cheshire returns to action on Tuesday, facing host Mercy at Wesleyan University. The meet starts at 7 p.m.

Komisarjevsky Defense Team Expected To Rest Today, Closing Statements Tentatively Scheduled For Next Tuesday

October 6, 2011 by John Rook

The trial of accused killer Joshua Komisarjevsky began on Sept. 19. It appears that the judgement phase of the proceedings is about to come to an end.

Falcone's Work To Be Displayed Locally

October 5, 2011 by John Rook

Tony Falcone is a celebrated artist and a local resident. Chances are, if you've ever traveled up I-95, you're familiar with his work. The gigantic mural of horses and jockeys vying for position on the side of the Sportshaven building in New Haven has become an iconic image, one that sprung from Falcone's imagination.

Prosecution Tries To Link Gasoline On Komisarjevsky's Clothing With Intent To Kill

October 4, 2011 by John Rook

The prosecution wrapped up its case against accused killer Joshua Komisarjevsky Monday afternoon after attempting to discredit the defense's assertion that their client was not responsible for the fire that killed two of the three Cheshire women murdered during the 2007 home invasion.

Prosecution Expected To Rest Its Case Against Komisarjevsky Today

October 3, 2011 by John Rook

After two weeks of testimony from a litany of witnesses, state prosecutors are expected to rest their case against accused killer Joshua Komisarjesvky later today.

CHS Football Hosting Scrimmage On Labor Day

On Monday, Cheshire High School football hosts Windsor for a scrimmage at 10:30 a.m.

Jordan, Duglenski Transitioning To College Basketball

After graduating from Cheshire High School in June, two former basketball players are playing at the next level.

CHS Football Scrimmages For The First Time On Wednesday

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School football played their first scrimmage against Holy Cross and Trumbull at Alumni Field.

CHS Sports Begin Fall Practice

Cheshire High School cross country, field hockey, soccer, girls' swim and dive, and girls' volleyball opened fall pre-season on Saturday.

CJF Hosted Pre-season Jamboree On Saturday

Cheshire Junior Football is preparing for the 2014 season!

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Council Chips In For Plant
Contractor’s Mistake Requires Town Appropriation

by Michael Torelli
The Town of Cheshire was recently required to front a supplemental appropriation of $25,000 because of problems at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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A Touch Of Magic Comes To Cheshire Library

by Michael Torelli
Cards, paper clips, rope, rubber bands, and strings littered the Mary Baldwin Room at Cheshire Public Library late last week.

Trail Parking Lot Approved

by Michael Torelli
Life promises to become easier for those looking to take advantage of the Cheshire Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, as five acres of land on Jarvis Street will soon be turned into a 74-space parking lot.

Grange.JPGGrange Fair Celebrates 130 Years In Style

by Michael Torelli
The sounds of goats and aroma of country cooking filled the air this past weekend, as the 130th Annual Cheshire Grange Community Fair commenced.

OPINION

Opinion_19.jpgBartlem Parking A Safety Issue

Cheshire Parks and Recreation Director Bob Ceccolini has it right when he says that the situation at Bartlem Park just isn’t fair. While some students have been forking over a tidy sum for the right to park at Bartlem, others have simply been cherry-picking open spots near the Community Pool or Yellow House, free of charge (see page 2 for story).

SPORTS

Collin Jordan_4.jpgJordan To Take Court At ECSU

by Greg Lederer
For the last four seasons, Collin Jordan was a fixture in the Cheshire High School boys’ basketball lineup.

AROUND TOWN

Leo.JPGVersatility Key To Leo Lavallee’s Musical Success

by John Rook
There are certain things that tie musicians to their music.