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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.

AARP Driver Safety Program Worth The Time

September 25, 2011 by Ellen Jarus Hanley

Think back to when you took your driver’s test. If you’re, say, age 50, that would have been 1977. If it was at this time of year, the radio was probably playing tribute to a recently-deceased Elvis as you cruised Route 66 in your dad’s Oldsmobile Cutlass, the most popular car of the day. I-691 was barely in the planning stages.

Economic Luncheon Scheduled For Next Wednesday

September 24, 2011 by Special To The ...

This information was provided by the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce:

The Cheshire Chamber of Commerce will host a Cheshire Economic Outlook Luncheon at noon, on Wednesday, September 28th at Brix Restaurant, 1721 Highland Avenue. The guest speaker will be Cheshire Economic Development Coordinator Jerry Sitko. The event is being sponsored by Pangaro Wealth Management.

Looking For Something To Do This Weekend? Check Out These Local Events

September 24, 2011 by Special To The ...

If you're waking up Saturday morning and the weekend planning book still has a few open spots, take a look at some of these local events happening today and tomorrow:

Saturday, Sept. 24
Roaring Brook Hike
Meet at trailhead off Roaring Brook Road (off Mountain Road)
9 to 10:30 a.m.

Time Change For CHS Football Game At Hillhouse!

September 23, 2011 by Greg Lederer

Due to weather today, the Cheshire High School football game has moved up from 3:30 to 3 p.m. at Hillhouse (0-1). Cheshire is 1-0 after beating Hamden 46-18 last Friday in East Haven. Read about the opener in this week's issue.

Editor's Notebook: After Week One, Komisarjevsky Trial Setting Up To Be Different Than Hayes Case

September 23, 2011 by John Rook

New Have Superior Court Judge Jon Blue wrapped up testimony in the Joshua Komisarjevsky case early on Thursday. By 12:30 p.m. everyone was out of the courthouse and heading home. Things won't start back up again until Monday.
With the first week down in the trial, it's impossible not to notice how this current case both resembles and differs from the Steven Hayes proceedings from a year ago.

Court Expected To Hear Rest Of Komisarjevsky Recorded Statement Today

September 22, 2011 by John Rook

Before the trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky began this week, there were some that felt the graphic nature of the case would be easier to handle since, essentially, the same evidence had been used to convict his accomplice, Steven Hayes, last year.

CHS Varsity Sports Slate On Monday

Monday's Cheshire High School varsity schedule:

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.

CHS Opened Fall Sports Season On Tuesday, Football To Host Ridgefield

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School girls' soccer came back to beat Sacred Heart Academy 5-3 in the opener.

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.