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On Saturday, the Fifth Annual Mari Hall Miles For Smiles will be held and runners from all around the area, including some who have participated in past events (above), are expected to participate. For more on the Miles For Smiles, see this week's Cheshire Herald.

Ready For November? Town Political Parties Announce Their Slate Of Candidates

July 27, 2011 by Josh Morgan

On Tuesday night, both the Town Democrat and Republican committees chose their slate of candidate for the upcoming November election. Below is a listing of those who will be running for each party. See tomorrow's Cheshire Herald for the full story:

Town Council District Candidates:

Democrats:

no candidate (1st District)
Matt Bowman (2nd District)

PZC Delays Vote On Keeler Property Project

July 26, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Local developer Paul Bowman will have to wait until September to learn if his proposed plan to build restaurants, office space and condominiums along South Main street is approved.

The Big Dig: The Search For The Mycenaean Continues

July 25, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Big Dig: The Search For The Mycenaean Continues

I’ve traded the balmy paradise of Theologos for the dusty streets of Mykines, and the rocky vastness of Gla for the excavation-pocked field beneath the ancient citadel of Mycenae.

Benjamin Uses Blueberry Plants To Teach His Son About Food

July 24, 2011 by Special To The ...

It all started with land.
Cheshire resident Dave Benjamin knew he had two choices when it came to his local property: “I could have had a typical American lawn, or I could have made it (work) for me,” Benjamin explained.
He chose the latter.

Fife And Drum Will Muster At Bartlem Park Saturday, July 23

July 23, 2011 by John Rook

When the armies of America and Great Britain met on the battlefield during the American Revolution, they did so to the sound of music.
Each opposing force would march up with the sounds of a fife and drum corps playing in the background. Then, the hostilities would begin.

Cheshire PD To Use 3-Wheel Motorcycle

July 22, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Residents, keep your eyes peeled for a futuristic looking motorcycle cruising the streets of Cheshire, but make sure you obey all traffic laws, as this bike belongs to the Police Department.

Stevens Helps CHS Field Hockey Hold Off Hand, Cross Country Excels In Dual-Meet Openers

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School field hockey (2-1-1) earned a 3-2 win at Daniel Hand.

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.

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.