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Brothers Colin Dempsey (left) and Jake Dempsey (right) were enjoying one of the many games offered at Pumpkinfest this past weekend. To find out the results of the program, see this week's Cheshire Herald.

St Peter's Task Force To Hold Forum Tomorrow Morning

October 4, 2014 by John Rook

St. Peter's Diversity Task Force is presenting a series of discussions at their weekly Sunday forums this fall with the intent of opening a dialogue between parishioners and members of the local LGBT community. All members of the Cheshire community are invited to attend.
Future forums/discussions (all on Sundays at 9:30 AM) planned by the Diversity Task Force on LGBT issues include:

Bank Robbery Reported At United Bank

October 3, 2014 by John Rook

UPDATE: Police are now saying the suspect is believed to be a light-skinned African American with facial hair, approximately 5'9" tall, and may have fled the area in a small black vehicle rather than on foot, as had been previously believed.

Police are looking for a suspect who reportedly robbed a local bank at gun point this morning.

CHS Football Shuts Out Sheehan To Move To 4-0

October 3, 2014 by Greg Lederer

On Thursday, Cheshire High School football (4-0) beat Sheehan (0-4) 39-0 to remain unbeaten. The Rams, led by 230 rushing yards and three touchdowns from senior Andrew Yamin, took a 32-0 lead into halftime.
Scoring summary:
First Quarter
46-yard touchdown run from Yamin (9:53) 6-0, CHS
Point after touchdown from junior Matt' Andrea was blocked

Land Trust Stewardship Day Kicks Off On Saturday

October 2, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Land Trust’s Autumn Stewardship Day will be held this Saturday, Oct. 4. All interested volunteers and new Property Monitors are asked to meet at the Ives Farm barn, 1585 Cheshire St., at 8 a.m. There will be a short stewardship discussion, and then work on the Ives Woodland trails for the morning. In the event of rain, those who attend will stay at the barn.

Blessing Of The Animals Being Held This Weekend

October 1, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Blessing of the Animals ceremony at St. Thomas Becket Church, 435 North Brooksvale Rd., will take place at the pond located near the Parish Center this Saturday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m. All pets are welcome. Dogs should be on leashes and cats and other pets should be in appropriate carriers.

PumpkinFest Expands To Two Days

September 30, 2014 by John Rook

St. Peter's Episcopal Church began the PumpkinFest nearly three years ago, and the response from the community has been overwhelming, organizers claim.
As such, the event will now be held over a two-day span rather than just one.
Festivities will begin on Saturday, Oct. 18, and conclude on Sunday, Oct. 19.

CHS Boys' Soccer Ends Season At Surf Club, Football To Host Fairfield Prep On Friday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School boys' soccer (4-11-1, 2-5 in Housatonic Division) lost the finale 4-2 against host Daniel Hand (12-0-4) at the Surf Club.

CHS Girls' Soccer, Field Hockey To Host SCC Quarters On Saturday

Cheshire High School teams host Southern Connecticut Conference quarterfinals on Saturday.

CHS Girls' V-Ball And Boys' Soccer Win On Senior Night, Crieger Records Game-Winner For Field Hockey Team

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (18-0, 8-0 in Housatonic Division) beat Amity (16-3, 6-2) 3-1 (25-16, 25-15, 19-25, 25-23) to sweep the series and secure a seventh straight Housatonic Division title (record).

CA Girls' Volleyball And Field Hockey Win On Wednesday, Boys' Soccer Settles For Draw

Wednesday's Cheshire Academy sports recaps:

CHS Girls' Soccer Drops Regular Season Finale At SHA, Wednesday's Varsity Schedule

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School girls' soccer (9-4-3, 4-2-2 in Housatonic Division) lost 2-1 in the regular season finale at Sacred Heart Academy (8-6-2).

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.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Juvenile Review Board Put On Hold
Councilors Raise Questions About Implementation Of New Program

by Michael Torelli
After the Cheshire Town Council raised concerns about a number of unanswered questions regarding the proposed Juvenile Review Board at a recent meeting, officials chose to unanimously table the proposal and discuss it at a later date.

pumpkinfest.JPGPumpkinFest Offers A Little Bit Of Everything

by Michael Torelli
A burst of rain on Saturday afternoon did not prevent local residents from attending St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s annual PumpkinFest event last weekend.

Student Housing Debate Continues

by Michael Torelli
The discussion regarding an influx of Quinnipiac University students into Cheshire continued last week as a local landlord challenged the concerns expressed by others.

osteria.JPGOsteria Brings New Cuisine To Town

by Michael Torelli
It’s safe to say that Viron Rondo knows his way around a restaurant.

OPINION

Opinion_26.jpgTown Should Pay For Mailboxes

Winter in Connecticut is no day at the beach for municipalities.

SPORTS

swim and dive.jpgGirls Unseat Rival As SCC Champs

by Greg Lederer
For the Cheshire High School girls’ swim and dive team, the fall season had built up to Monday’s contest against Amity at Hamden Country Day School’s Beckerman Athletic Center. CHS had been unbeaten in each of the last three years before falling to their rival in the dual-meet finale.

AROUND TOWN

lights of hope.jpgLights Of Hope Kickoff To Shine On The Green

by Michael Torelli
It has been 10 years since Cheshire residents Jenifer and Don Walsh first gathered their neighborhood, friends, and family together to raise funds for multiple sclerosis research.