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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.

Town Extends Electricity Contract

August 4, 2011 by Josh Morgan

The Town of Cheshire extended its electricity purchase contract for one more year until 2015, a move that should save it more than $20,000 annually.

Flag Count Gauges Town's Patriotism During Fourth Of July

August 3, 2011 by Special To The ...

The annual tradition of flag counting continued this year, as Masons from Temple Lodge 16 scoured the town over the Fourth of July holiday to see who had a flag, or some red, white, and blue decoration out front of their home. The numbers were tabulated and it was determined that 27 percent of homes surveyed had some patriotic decoration outside.

To see how your street did, see below:

Local Music Comes To Elim Park Tomorrow

August 2, 2011 by Special To The ...

Elim Park, 150 Cook Hill Road, is pleased to support local musicians with a summer concert provided by the Cheshire Community Band tomorrow, August 3, at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an assortment of musical pieces from Broadway medleys and patriotic classics to big band favorites. The band consists of volunteer musicians from Cheshire and surrounding communities.

The Big Dig: The Art Of Excavation

August 1, 2011 by Special To The ...

The Big Dig: The Art Of Excavation

How does an excavation work?

PZC Delays Vote On Old Towne Commons

July 30, 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.

Police Charge Man With Embezzling Thousands

July 29, 2011 by Josh Morgan

A Watertown man was arrested two weeks ago on charges that he embezzled more than $200,000 from a Cheshire business.

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.