Here are some of the stories and features in this week’s Herald:
• A new view downtown: Avalon Shelton opens apartments soon.
• Sen. Kelly part of task force formed in wake of Newtown tragedy. Public hearings on gun violence protection, school safety and mental illness are scheduled.
• Community supports Rebecca Rose at fund-raiser.
• How many cases of influenza have been reported in Shelton so far?
• Finley called an “Unsung Hero.”
• Shelton woman raises money for Sandy Hook playground.
• Photo: Alexandra DeFrancesco cut off eight inches of her hair in honor of her late grandmother.
• Musical auditions for Center Stage production are Feb. 9.
• Police news
• Valentine’s Day events benefit Spooner House.
• Toby, our Pet of the Week, needs a home after his owner threw him out of a pick-up truck.
• ‘Book givers’ wanted to World Book Night.
• Lots to do around Shelton, check Library News and Spotlight for some ideas.
In Sports: Gaels third in Valley of Champions, Rams roll over Shelton and more.
• Look inside this week’s paper for our Education supplement. It includes information on School of Rock’s tribute.