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The bridge off of Blacks Road is almost complete, which will certainly be welcome news to those living in the area who have dealt with detours during the construction.

Editor's Notebook: Death Penalty Opponents Offering False Arguments

October 16, 2011 by John Rook

Joshua Komisarjevsky is a murderer.
We all knew that. We knew it before his trial began, before the jury heard its first piece of evidence, before they ever began deliberations, and before they rendered a verdict.
To only the most naïve was Komisarjevsky's guilt ever in question.

Voter Registration Day Upcoming

October 15, 2011 by Special To The ...

The following is a press release from the Cheshire Registrar of Voters:

Nothing Planned For This Autumn October Weekend? Cheshire Has Some Haunts And Laughs To Offer

October 14, 2011 by John Rook

The weather is turning cooler and sweaters and long-sleeved shirts are replacing shorts and tee-shirts in everyone's closet. If you're looking for something to do this weekend, make sure to check out a couple of events happening around town.

*Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15
Haunted Hayride
Bishop Farms
500 South Meriden Road
7 to 10 p.m.

Komisarjevsky Found Guilty On 17 Counts

October 13, 2011 by John Rook

Joshua Komisarjevsky was found guilty on all 17 charges against him, including six capital counts that could carry the death penalty as punishment.
The jury, which had deliberated for more than eight hours between Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, rendered its decision a little before 4 p.m. on Oct. 13.

Preview Of This Week's Cheshire Herald, Along With A Change In Dates For The Halloween Haunted Hayride This Weekend

October 13, 2011 by John Rook

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

*Find out why, even though the finishing touches are being put on the artificial turf field this week, events that were scheduled to take place on the new surface have been moved.

Jury Begins Deliberation As Judge Denies Mistrial Motion Filed By Komisarjevsky Defense

October 12, 2011 by John Rook

It is now in the hands of the jury.
After three weeks of testimony, the jury in the trial of accused killer Joshua Komisarjevsky began its deliberations today. The group will now decide whether he is guilty of the charges levied against him, including six capital felony counts that could carry the death penalty.

CHS Varsity Schedule For Saturday

Saturday's Cheshire High School varsity slate:

Miller, Bronson To Participate Regionally In NFL Punt, Pass, And Kick

On Sunday, two Cheshire residents will visit Foxborough, Mass. to compete in the regional round of the NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick contest.

CHS Boys' Soccer Ends Season At Surf Club, Football To Host Fairfield Prep On Friday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School boys' soccer (4-11-1, 2-5 in Housatonic Division) lost the finale 4-2 against host Daniel Hand (12-0-4) at the Surf Club.

CHS Girls' Soccer, Field Hockey To Host SCC Quarters On Saturday

Cheshire High School teams host Southern Connecticut Conference quarterfinals on Saturday.

CHS Girls' V-Ball And Boys' Soccer Win On Senior Night, Crieger Records Game-Winner For Field Hockey Team

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (18-0, 8-0 in Housatonic Division) beat Amity (16-3, 6-2) 3-1 (25-16, 25-15, 19-25, 25-23) to sweep the series and secure a seventh straight Housatonic Division title (record).

CA Girls' Volleyball And Field Hockey Win On Wednesday, Boys' Soccer Settles For Draw

Wednesday's Cheshire Academy sports recaps:

CHS Girls' Soccer Drops Regular Season Finale At SHA, Wednesday's Varsity Schedule

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School girls' soccer (9-4-3, 4-2-2 in Housatonic Division) lost 2-1 in the regular season finale at Sacred Heart Academy (8-6-2).

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.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Juvenile Review Board Put On Hold
Councilors Raise Questions About Implementation Of New Program

by Michael Torelli
After the Cheshire Town Council raised concerns about a number of unanswered questions regarding the proposed Juvenile Review Board at a recent meeting, officials chose to unanimously table the proposal and discuss it at a later date.

pumpkinfest.JPGPumpkinFest Offers A Little Bit Of Everything

by Michael Torelli
A burst of rain on Saturday afternoon did not prevent local residents from attending St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s annual PumpkinFest event last weekend.

Student Housing Debate Continues

by Michael Torelli
The discussion regarding an influx of Quinnipiac University students into Cheshire continued last week as a local landlord challenged the concerns expressed by others.

osteria.JPGOsteria Brings New Cuisine To Town

by Michael Torelli
It’s safe to say that Viron Rondo knows his way around a restaurant.

OPINION

Opinion_26.jpgTown Should Pay For Mailboxes

Winter in Connecticut is no day at the beach for municipalities.

SPORTS

swim and dive.jpgGirls Unseat Rival As SCC Champs

by Greg Lederer
For the Cheshire High School girls’ swim and dive team, the fall season had built up to Monday’s contest against Amity at Hamden Country Day School’s Beckerman Athletic Center. CHS had been unbeaten in each of the last three years before falling to their rival in the dual-meet finale.

AROUND TOWN

lights of hope.jpgLights Of Hope Kickoff To Shine On The Green

by Michael Torelli
It has been 10 years since Cheshire residents Jenifer and Don Walsh first gathered their neighborhood, friends, and family together to raise funds for multiple sclerosis research.