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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.

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.

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 Tuesday'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.

CHS Field Hockey And Girls' Soccer Earn Home Wins In SCC Quarters, Cross Country Races In Class LL

In Saturday's Southern Connecticut Conference quarterfinal, Cheshire High School field hockey (third seed, 13-2-1) beat Guilford (sixth, 5-9-2-1) for the third time this year.

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.