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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.

Poets Take To The Podium At CHS

April 23, 2011 by John Rook

Cheshire High School senior Jessica Poling has been a member of the club Writer's Block for four years and, in that time, she has helped organize the yearly event, Poem in your Pocket.
Yet, this year was a different experience for Poling. That's because, this time around, instead of just helping run the event, she and her fellow upperclassmen were organizing it.

Grange Gets A Personal Look At Birds Of Prey

April 22, 2011 by Special To The ...

Hawks, owls, and falcons are most frequently seen in the wild, but it's not often you find them in a Grange Hall. A near capacity crowd gathered at Cheshire Grange Hall on Wednesday evening, April 20, to experience a special program on raptor rehabilitation presented by Horizon Wings of Ashford.

Rough Winter Takes Toll On Fields In Town

April 21, 2011 by Greg Lederer

Cheshire High School senior Ashley Zane protects the goal for the girls' lacrosse program. While the amount of shots she stops is within her control, the team's field condition at Bartlem Recreation Area is a different story. A field that doesn't drain well traditionally has been dug out due to recent rain.

Cheshire Offering Nature-Related Events Around Earth Day

April 20, 2011 by Special To The ...

With Earth Day is scheduled for the end of the week, nature enthusiasts in the area will have a wide variety of events from which to choose. The Cheshire Environmental Planning Department is offering the following activities for those interested:
State Archaeologist Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni to Discuss Native American Archaeology in Connecticut

Lane Construction Steps Up To Help March Of Dimes

April 19, 2011 by Special To The ...

Lane Construction, whose corporate headquarters are located in Cheshire, CT, recently presented the March of Dimes Connecticut Chapter with a check for $1,200 as part of its Blue Jeans Fundraising Program. Each month, Lane offers employees the chance to “dress down” in jeans for a donation.

Senior Musings: Technology Keeps Moving Along

April 18, 2011 by Special To The ...

Senior graphic.jpgSenior Musings is a new feature offered exclusively on The Cheshire Herald website where local senior citizens will discuss different issues they face in everyday life.

CHS Varsity Slate For Monday

Monday's Cheshire High School varsity schedule:

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.