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Allen Paul/Cheshire Herald
Ghosts, goblins, royalty and superheroes will be out in full force tonight, as families will walk around town for a game of trick or treat, usually ending resulting in the sweeter of the two options. Some participating in Halloween may even dress as a scarecrow, such as this one from the Haunted Asylum.

Have An Opinion On Medicare Or Social Security? Attend Thursday's Forum

August 22, 2012 by Special To The ...

AARP Connecticut is asking residents of Cheshire and surrounding communities to weigh in with their opinions and concerns about the many options being discussed to reform Medicare and Social Security at a Community Forum Thursday, Aug. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Avenue.

Historic Business Celebrating 200 Years

August 21, 2012 by Special To The ...

The “Waterbury Button Company”, a division of OGS Technologies, Inc. in Cheshire is celebrating their 200th year in business as a maker of buttons. Founded in 1812, the company is the oldest company in the Unites States, in continuous business, still manufacturing its original products.

Long-time Resident Tells The Interesting Tale Of First Congregational's "Town Clock"

August 20, 2012 by Special To The ...

This article appeared in the July-August 2012 Parish Post of the First Congregational Church. It is reprinted by kind permission of the author, Richard Miller, who wrote it in 1996.

Public Works Director Leaving For New Position

August 18, 2012 by John Rook

After nearly 10 years of service, Director of Cheshire Public Works Joseph Michaelangelo has informed the Town that he plans to step down from his position to take another job.

CHS Cross Country Caps Year In State Open

On Friday, Cheshire High School boys' cross country took seventh (217 points) in the State Open at Wickham Park in Manchester.

CHS Girls' Swim And Dive Earns SCC 3-Peat, Girls' V-Ball Reaches Title Match, Girls' Soccer Falls In Final

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive claimed their third straight Southern Connecticut Conference Championship (1,291.5 points) at Southern Connecticut State University.

Glatt And Mostoller Score High In Diving Meet, CHS Girls To Compete In SCC Playoffs On Wednesday

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School sophomore Emily Glatt (fifth, 360.7) and senior Erin Mostoller (338.7) cracked the top 10 of the Southern Connecticut Conference Diving meet at Hamden.

CHS Girls' Soccer Reaches SCC Final, Girls' V-Ball Sweeps Guilford, Field Hockey Falls To Rival

In Monday's Southern Connecticut Conference semifinals, Cheshire High School girls' soccer (second, 11-4-3) defeated Housatonic Division foe Shelton (third, 10-5-3) 2-1.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

esty:greenberg.jpgEsty, Greenberg Race Comes To CHS

by Michael Torelli
Gun control, ISIS, and same-sex marriage were just some of the topics that the 5th Congressional District candidates Elizabeth Esty and opponent Mark Greenberg debated about at Cheshire High School.

Referendum Focus Is On Fire Truck Question

by Michael Torelli
While the elections this year have primarily focused on those running for state and federal positions, residents of Cheshire will also be requested to vote on five separate referendum questions.

cupcake lady.jpgCupcake Lady Had Been Whipping Up A Halloween Tradition For Five Decades

by John Rook
Agatha “Babe” Price doesn’t remember exactly when she started handing out cupcakes on Halloween night, but she knows it was sometime in the 1960s.

Rematch For The 89th District Seat Pits Zupkus Against Nardello

by Michael Torelli
Both candidates for the State House of Representatives’ 89th District have heard their constituents loud and clear: the economy needs to be fixed, and there needs to be an increase in job offerings.

OPINION

Opinion_27.jpgElection Must Lead To Results

Imagine if you will a world in which politicians don’t represent states or districts but, rather, individual families.

SPORTS

Maria Buzzelli, Rachel Smullen_0.jpgGirls Hold Off Amity On Senior Night

by Greg Lederer
All of the elements were in place for the Cheshire High School girls’ volleyball team to enjoy Senior Night on Oct. 22. Back in the renovated West Gym and facing their top rival, the team capped their second straight unbeaten regular season in front of friends and family.

AROUND TOWN

Manhattan_Secret Life of Walter Mitty.jpgLyke Parlays Board And Blade Skills Into Busy Film Career

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire native John Lyke recalls his introduction to snowboarding and rollerblading at a young age.