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Tracey Harrington/Cheshire Herald
WFSB Channel 3 weatherman Scot Haney stopped by Highland School last month to help students celebrate the 200th anniversary of the "National Anthem."

Reminder About Columbus Day Holiday

October 10, 2011 by John Rook

Happy Columbus Day!
All residents are reminded that Town of Cheshire offices are closed today in recognition of the holiday and there are no meetings scheduled for tonight. Also, schools across town are closed. Town offices and services will renew their normal schedules beginning tomorrow.
Now, here are a couple of interesting facts about Columbus Day:

Editor's Notebook: Steve Jobs Revolutionized How We Live

October 9, 2011 by John Rook

When you think of business tycoons in American history, certain names rush to mind: Ford, Rockefeller, Carnegie, J.P. Morgan.
You can add Steve Jobs to that list.
Perhaps no other modern-day entrepreneur has had such a lasting impact as Jobs on American culture. His products, his innovations, have transformed the entire world.

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.

CHS Girls' Volleyball Comes Back To Win 36th In A Row, Thursday's Varsity Slate

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (9-0, 4-0 in Housatonic Division) battled back to win their 36th straight 3-1 (18-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-17) at Amity (8-2, 3-1).

CHS Varsity Teams Go 4-1 On Tuesday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School cross country squads collected three victories at Wharton Brook State Park.

CHS Girls' V-Ball Earns 35th Consecutive Win, Field Hockey And Girls' Soccer Come Up Short

On Monday, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (8-0, 3-0 in Housatonic Division) came away victorious 3-1 (25-10, 25-14, 16-25, 25-20) at Mercy (6-2).

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

map.jpgA Towering New Addition To Cheshire?
Public Will Have Chance To Offer Opinion About Proposed Cell Tower

by Michael Torelli
Local residents will be able to voice their opinions soon regarding the planned placement of a new cell tower at the Cheshire Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Ball & Socket Arts Closes Deal On Factory

by Michael Torelli
It took three years, but the Ball & Socket Arts group have finally obtained the keys to their long-desired industrial complex on West Main Street.

Lonnie Quinn.jpgCheshire’s Quinn Goes From Small Screen To Big Weather Stage

by Greg Lederer
On a daily basis, millions of people check television, the Internet, newspapers, and more in hopes of finding an educated weather forecast.

OPINION

Opinion_22.jpgPurchasing Factory Only Small Part Of Bigger Challenge For Arts Group

Ball & Socket Arts officially owns the historic Ball & Socket Factory. The group pursuing this project has jumped through every procedural hoop, gone to every hearing, produced every blueprint required, and is now one step closer to making their dream of a multi-use, arts-centric facility a reality.

SPORTS

Eric Dishnica_0.jpgCheshire Soccer Returns Home To Get First Win

by Greg Lederer
There is an old adage that says home is where the heart is. After going scoreless in their previous three games, the Cheshire High School boys’ soccer team was excited to finally play their home opener against Amity on Tuesday.

AROUND TOWN

Route 10.jpgRoute 10 Bypass Proposals Met With Unanimous Opposition

If you think of Cheshire as a living, breathing organism, then its main artery, the one pumping blood to all of its outer extremities, is most assuredly Route 10.