Here are some of the stories and features in this week’s Herald:
• Superintendent Freeman Burr presented a preliminary budget that represents a 6.8% increase over this year.
• More on the Mohegan recess debate.
• Christmas tree season in Shelton is underway and Santa comes this weekend.
• A special story from Shelton High’s Gael Winds explains how a local author was inspired by his hometown.
• Legislators holding food drive at Beechwood this weekend.
• UI customers satisfied with storm response, according to survey by the power company.
• Safety tips for the holidays from the fire department.
• Police news
• At Shelton High: Students inducted into National Honor Society and students honored for encouraging improvement.
• Perillo receives hospice award.
• Flu clinics every Tuesday in December.
• The Kennedy family welcomes baby Chloe.
• Author comes to Written Words to talk about growing up in Holland in World War II.
• A Shelton office park sparkles for the holiday season.
• Meet Yankee, our pet of the week, in need of a home.
• Gaelettes net first victory of the season and other sports news.
• A lot of local events in Spotlight, Library News and Recreation notes.
In this week’s Section B:
• Last minute gifts for holiday parties.
• To give or not to give a pet this Christmas?
• Yes, Jack, there is a Santa Claus.
• Fireside benches.
• Creative gifts for kids (and another article about testing those toys).
• Did someone say Abba? Abba-mania is coming to Connecticut.
• Making holiday cookies with the Twice Baked Twins — and there’s a story about them as well.
• A review of the Mitsubishi Lancer.
• Calendars, Kathleen Turner at Long Wharf and more.
Don’t forget to check out www.SectB.com and SheltonHerald.com for more stories.