In this week's Herald

We are out a day early because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Here are some of the stories and features inside this week’s Herald:

• A preview of the Commodore Hull Road Race. About 700 people will be racing Thanksgiving morning and some roads will be closed.

• Commissioners spar over development proposal on River Road.

• Photos from the Festival of Trees.

• Center Stage Theatre accepts foundation grant.

• In Sports: Testani signs with Seton Hall, Pop Warner cheer teams quality for national championships and more.

• See our Schools page for St. Lawrence honor roll, Shelton High gets awarded and more.

• Property transfers

• Tips for a safe Thanksgiving from Shelton’s Fire Prevention Bureau.

• Echo Hose fills two ambulances with food for Spooner House.

• In Social News: Couple plans January wedding, Ames named St. V’s employee of the year, pastor marks 25th and more.

• Check out Business page for news from Il Palio, Paws and Kisses and more.

• Check Spotlight, Library News and Recreation Notes for a rundown of local happenings.

In this week’s Section B:

• Make a holiday party “wow” and not a “whoops.”

• A calendar of events for the holidays.

• Find gifts with a modern twist.

• All about Christmas trees, Santa’s riding the rails and more.

• Children’s theater opens its holiday show.

• A review of the making of Psycho.

• Harvesting healthy holiday traditions, calendars of events, the “starter Porsche” gets a mild redesign and more.