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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.

CJF Waits For SYFC Playoffs!

November 1, 2011 by Greg Lederer

Cheshire Junior Football expected to start the Shoreline Youth Football Conference playoffs last Sunday, but the impact of the winter storm postponed them.

Majority Of Cheshire Still Without Power, But Progress Being Reported

November 1, 2011 by John Rook

The vast majority of Cheshire residents and businesses are still without power this morning, however, progress is being seen in regards to restoration efforts.

Updated CHS Schedule! Teams Still Competing Within SCC

November 1, 2011 by Greg Lederer

Despite Cheshire Public Schools being canceled until Thursday, Cheshire High School sports are still practicing and playing. The goal is to get Southern Connecticut Conference tournaments in before the upcoming state playoffs. Tournament summaries are below, along with football and cross country at the bottom.

Field Hockey (top seed; 15-1)

Cheshire Schools Closed Until Thursday, At Earliest

October 31, 2011 by John Rook

With over 90 percent of the Town of Cheshire still without electricity, and an emergency center being opened at Cheshire High School, district officials have decided to cancel classes until Thursday, at the earliest.

CL&P Issues Warning Regarding Halloween Trick Or Treating, Governor To Give Update At 6 P.M.

October 31, 2011 by John Rook

Gov. Dannel Malloy will address the media and update Connecticut at 6 p.m. tonight after meeting with representatives from the state's major utility companies in regards to the restoration of power to hundreds of thousands of citizens currently without electricity.
The press conference will be carried live by all local television networks, as well as AM radio stations in the state.

Updated 11:22 A.M.:Town Plans To Have One Emergency Shelter Located At High School

October 31, 2011 by John Rook

Cheshire Fire Chief Jack Casner stated that those seeking emergency shelter would most likely be moved to Cheshire High School as the town braces for an extended period without electricity.

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.