In this week's Herald

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

• No more letter grades in kindergarten through sixth grade. Learn about the new standards-aligned report cards.

• Deaf resident and ultra-marathon man, James Yevich, is running 100 miles this weekend.

• Find out how Shelton Intermediate School is using its community garden.

• Public information meeting on Sunnyside sidewalk project is Oct. 23.

• Canal Street, new animal shelter, giving thanks to an ‘angel’ and more in our letters to the editor this week.

• Compost site opens for soon for leaf collection.

• Police news

• Shelton Pop Warner wearing pink this Sunday for fund-raiser.

• Kathy Yolish’s dog, Kinzy Bean celebrates another birthday and raises money for the Dog Park and Animal Shelter. See a photo from Kinzy Bean’s birthday bash.

• In sports: Gaels sail past Green Knights in football and more.

• Buddah, our Pet of the Week needs a new home.

• VITAHLS family fun day is this weekend.

• Car wash success

• For more local events coming up, see Spotlight, Library News and Recreation Notes.

• Check out the Real Estate section inside this week’s paper.