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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.

Cheshire Professor Shaves His Head To Battle Childhood Cancer

March 4, 2011 by Special To The ...

It's easy to see how committed Quinnipiac University Professor Bruce Saulnier, of Cheshire, is to ridding the world of childhood cancers. Just look at his head.

HDC Assuming Residents “OK” With Proposed Changes

March 3, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Since there hasn't been much objection to any of the proposed changes to the Historic District Commission review processes, the chairman takes it as a sign that residents are supportive of the ideas.

Three Injured After Head-On Collision Off Reservoir Road

March 1, 2011 by Josh Morgan

A head-on collision between two cars on Reservoir Road sent three people to the hospital Tuesday afternoon with what police describe as serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Scholarship Awards To Be Given In Honor Of Schena

March 1, 2011 by Special To The ...

Greg Schena, a popular teacher at Cheshire High School who also served as a coach, was killed tragically in a car accident with a drunk driver in May of 2010, will live on in two scholarships that will be given in his name. Below is the press release provided by the Cheshire Education Foundation in regards to the scholarships:

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Markley Lawsuit

February 28, 2011 by John Rook

State Senator Joe Markley (R-16) won election to his seat back in November, and he is already making waves in his new position.
The Connecticut State Supreme Court has agreed to hear Markely's lawsuit against the Department of Public Utilities, in which Markley charges that a surcharge on utility bills is illegal.

St. Bridget Comes Together To Help Children Of Haiti

February 27, 2011 by John Rook

At St. Bridget School, community service is as ingrained in students as multiplication tables and historic landmarks. It is a part of the school's mission statement; to try and help others and make a contribution to the world.

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.