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Michael Torelli/Cheshire Herald
It wasn't hard for young Grant Filek to find some pumpkins bigger than him at PumpkinFest over the weekend. The two-day event attracted quite a crowd as families turned out to enjoy some food and fun.

Chamber Wine Tasting Scheduled For Tomorrow

November 3, 2011 by Special To The ...

The following press release was received from the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce this afternoon:

Cheshire Herald Delivery Will Be Delayed

November 3, 2011 by John Rook

Because of continuing power issues with The Cheshire Herald's printing company, delivery of this week's publication will be delayed. It is unclear at this time when the paper will be available, however we will be updating this website with any information as we receive it.

Cheshire Schools Closed Thursday

November 2, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Cheshire Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 3 as cleanup and power restoration from the Autumn snowstorm continues.

Town Hall Loses Power As Generator Goes Out; No Word On When School Will Open Again

November 2, 2011 by Josh Morgan

The Town Hall generator has failed, and the central hub of the town is now without power.

Restoration Reaches Portions Of The South End Of Cheshire As Slow Progress Continues

November 2, 2011 by John Rook

The morning began with areas off of Route 10 in the northern part of the town seeing the power turned back on.
It appears that some residents in the south end of Cheshire are now sharing in their excitement.

Power Being Restored To Center Portions Of Town

November 1, 2011 by John Rook

Over the last few hours, power has been restored to many areas of town, including parts along Route 10.
According to reports, Maplcroft Plaza, Cheshire High School, and Parks and Recreation have all had electricity restored. The traffic light near Cheshire Academy is also operating as of now, as restoration seems to slowly be creeping southward.

CHS Varsity Slate For Monday

Monday's Cheshire High School varsity schedule:

CHS Football Rides Big Second Half to 6-0 Record

Cheshire High School held just a 15-13 lead going to halftime on Friday, but they posted a shut out in the second half and won 36-13 at Hamden (2-4).

CHS Girls Sweep On Friday, Boys' Soccer Falls At Lyman Hall

On Friday, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (16-0, 7-0 in Housatonic Division) beat Shelton (6-11, 0-6) 3-0.

Murray Earns Second At SCC X-C Meet, Freshmen Pace Girls' Team

On Friday, CHS cross country competed in the Southern Connecticut Conference Championship at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison.

CHS Girls' Swim And Dive Stays Perfect In Branford

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (10-0) posted a 95-86 victory against host Branford (5-6) at Walsh Intermediate School.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

candidates.jpgBattle Lines Are Drawn
Candidates Square Off During Forum

by John Rook
Political campaigns are defined by differences between two candidates, and those differences were certainly on display last week in Cheshire.

Start Time Changes Discussed By District

by Michael Torelli
All who have gone to high school can likely remember the groggy mornings and hitting snooze on their alarm clocks.

cell tower.JPGResidents Have Their Say On Tower

by Michael Torelli
A mixture of opinions were offered by residents recently, who filled Town Hall to speak both in favor of and in opposition to the planned 180-foot cell tower on Cheshire Street.

Stark Differences On Term Limits, Economics Define Race For 90th

by Michael Torelli
The race for the Connecticut House of Representatives 90th District seat pits a 30-year politician against a newcomer who has been railing against “career politics” and promoting the need to reassess how districts acquire state funding.

OPINION

Opinion_25.jpgNeed For Tower Exists In Town

It’s understandable that residents in the vicinity of Cheshire’s Wastewater Treatment Plant are hesitant to throw their support behind a new plan that would see a 180-foot cell tower erected in the area.

SPORTS

Colin Thorne_0.jpgCheshire Football Tames Tigers At The Surf Club

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School football was aware of the challenge they would face last Friday against Daniel Hand. They hadn’t beaten the host Tigers since 2009 nor had they won at Madison’s Surf Club in five years.

AROUND TOWN

backyard.JPGBackyard Theater Ensemble Makes Mark At Festival

by John Rook
The Backyard Theater Ensemble was begun three years ago by a group of young Cheshire thespians who wanted to keep their acting chops sharp.