In this week's Herald

Here are some of the stories and features in this week’s Herald, out today:

• Find out more about the $1.4 million referendum for a new Shelton Animal Shelter.

• City recently released on report on road work completed in the last two years. Voters will soon be asked to approve $5 million for road improvements.

• A lot of Halloween events this weekend, including Trick or Trunk, pumpkin decorating, a family festival and a psychic fair.

• Race for the Cure is coming to Fairfield County in 2013. See a special message from our publisher.

• Calling all actors: Center Stage Theatre’s ‘Big River’ auditions are Nov. 11.

• Police news

• A Shelton resident follows in his family’s military footsteps and is now serving as a U.S. Marine.

• In our letters to the editor this week, a local farmer takes issue with “jobbers” and more support for Canal Street referendum.

• A Shelton family organized a dodgeball tournament for The Kennedy Center.

• Meet Franklin, our cold-blooded pet of the week, in need of a home.

• In Sports: Gaels storm past Lyman Hall in football, Gaelettes ousted for playoff contention and much more.

• Election 2012: Our Hersam Acorn editorial board sat down with Congressman Jim Himes (D-4) and his opponent, Steve Obsitnik.

• Check out local events in Library News and Spotlight.

• The B Section this week focuses on winter car care.