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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.

Animator Hopes ‘Olifant’ Series Becomes Online Hit

February 12, 2011 by John Rook

Cheshire native Doug Vitarelli moved to New York City more than 15 years ago and took up residence near Central Park. It became a regular stomping ground for him and his family but, most recently, it has become the inspiration for perhaps his most interesting project yet.

Jury Selection For Komisarjevsky Trial To Start In March

February 11, 2011 by Josh Morgan

Jury selection for Joshua Komisarjevsky, the second man accused of murdering three women in their Cheshire home more than three years ago, has been postponed until March 14.

Emergency Personnel Respond To Fire At Grand Apizza

February 10, 2011 by John Rook

A fire in the kitchen area of Grand Apizza Restaurant erupted this morning, forcing firefighters and police officers to respond to the scene.

Town Council Discusses Future Of The Pool

February 10, 2011 by Josh Morgan

The Town of Cheshire's insurance policy could cover a full replacement of the Cheshire Community Pool bubble, but it's still too early to tell how much the insurance company will actually pay.

Waverly Tavern Closing After Nearly Two Decades

February 8, 2011 by Josh Morgan

After nearly 19 years in business, John Glass is shutting down the Waverly Tavern on Feb. 19.
Glass confirmed the rumors swirling around town to be true earlier this week, when he told The Herald that the economy took its toll on the Waverly.
For the past two years, revenue has been on the decline all while expenses continued to rise.

CPFA Grant To Help Students Learn About Kensett’s Life

February 8, 2011 by Josh Morgan

It was nearly 195 years ago when John Frederick Kensett was born Cheshire, but many in town might not be familiar with the painter's name.

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.