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This past weekend, America celebrated the 200th anniversary of the writing of the poem by Francis Scott Key that eventually became "The Star-Spangled Banner." Last Friday, students at Highland School celebrated as well, with a special ceremony that honored the nation's national anthem.

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 Girls' Volleyball Reaches 30 Straight Victories, Girls' Soccer Comes Up Short At Guilford

On Monday, Cheshire High School (3-0) secured their 30th straight win with a 3-0 sweep at Branford (1-2).

Stevens Comes Up Clutch In Draw, CHS Cross Country Opens Season At Invite

On Saturday, Cheshire High School field hockey (1-1-1) settled for a scoreless draw with Greenwich (0-0-2).

CHS Girls' Swim And Dive, Soccer, And V-Ball Win On Friday

On Friday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (2-0) defeated Sheehan (0-2) 102.5-67.5 in the home opener.

CHS Football Opens 2014 Season With Convincing Win Over Tigers

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School football kicked off the season with a 41-14 win over Ridgefield.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Dunkin’ Donuts Drive-Thru Nixed
Citing Traffic Concerns, Planning And Zoning Commission Denies Application

by Michael Torelli
After a two-month-long debate that drew interest and comment from several residents, the Planning and Zoning Commission denied an application for a Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru to be installed in a current convenience store and gas station at 905 West Main St.

festival.jpgA Festival To Smile About

by Michael Torelli
Scorching temperatures and high humidity bore down on most of Connecticut this past weekend, but residents of Cheshire still found the energy to attend Saturday’s 26th Annual Fall Festival & Marketplace.

Town Continues Pursuit Of Open Space

by Michael Torelli
Whenever a property owner in Cheshire makes a sizable amount of land available, the Town of Cheshire makes it a point to consider acquiring it as addiotional open space.

plyagrounds.JPGNo Playing Around
Parks’ Playgrounds To Get New Equipment

by Michael Torelli
Three playgrounds located at various Cheshire parks are expected to be replaced by early next spring, Town officials said.

OPINION

Opinion_20.jpgPZC Gets It Right On Drive-Thru

Kudos to the Planning and Zoning Commission for putting an end to the debate over a possible Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru at the Shell gas station on West Main Street.

SPORTS

Hannah Hackett.jpgLady Rams Open With Statement Win

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School field hockey entered this fall with questions. How would they replace a decorated graduating class and maintain their place as Southern Connecticut Champion and Class L title contender?

AROUND TOWN

Little 2.jpgLittle Expands His Horizons In Yale Summer Program

by Greg Lederer
Prior to this year, Sebastian Little hadn’t traveled abroad before. The farthest he gone out of state was flying to California with the Yale University football team.