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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.

More Than 60 Percent Of Cheshire Residents Without Power

October 30, 2011 by John Rook

As a powerful snowstorm continues to rage through Connecticut, hundreds of thousands of residents are without power tonight.
In Cheshire, Connecticut Light and Power is reporting that 63 percent of customers, which accounts for over 7,000, are without power. High winds and wet, heavy snow have weighed down tree limbs and power lines, cutting off electricity in several areas in town.

Police Make Drug Arrest At Flagler Avenue Residence

October 29, 2011 by Josh Morgan

On Thursday morning, Cheshire police raided a home on Flagler Avenue in Cheshire and arrested three people for involvement in drug sales and possession.

Nothing To Do This Weekend? Check Out These Fun Local Activities

October 28, 2011 by John Rook

All right, so the weather isn't suppose to be good for the coming weekend. In fact, as of Friday morning, the forecast was for snow....significant snow. But, as we all know, weathermen have a nasty habit of being wrong. The storm might blow out to sea, or just clip Connecticut, leaving just enough good weather for you to enjoy a day (or night) out.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald

October 27, 2011 by John Rook

If you haven't picked up your copy of The Cheshire Herald, here is what you're missing:

*The Candidates Forum was held for those seeking a seat on the Town Council last week. See what they had to say about the pertinent issues facing Cheshire.

Defense Team For Komisarjevsky Paints Image Of Killer As An Abused And Broken Man

October 26, 2011 by John Rook

Convicted killer Joshua Komisarjevsky was abused as a child and was convinced by his religious foster parents that he was a "sinner," according to his defense team.

Republicans Holding A Meet And Greet Tomorrow

October 25, 2011 by Special To The ...

Election Day is right around the corner and the Cheshire Republican Town Committee would like to give you an opportunity to meet those running for seats on the different town boards and commissions. Tomorrow, beginning at 7 p.m. at Cheshire Coffee, 210 Old Towne Road, there will be a Meet And Greet for the Republican candidates.

Lady Rams Win Back SCC Title In The Pool, Girls Sweep On Monday

On Monday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (11-0) defeated Amity (11-1) 95-5-88.5 in the dual-meet finale at Hamden Hall Country Day School's Beckerman Athletic Center.

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.