In this week's Herald

Lots of great local news and features in this week’s Herald, including:

• Naomi Tyrrell, the Shelton 9-year-old who battled a rare disease, died July 6. Her family is thanking the community for all its support.

• Debate, emotion were part of Saturday’s Town hall meeting with Congressman Jim Himes.

• Shelton Police dispatch center gets an overhaul.

• Fireworks fun

• Resident provides medical care in Sri Lanka.

• ‘Adventures in history’ program offers old-fashioned fun.

• ‘Legally Blonde’ will take the local stage soon.

• Friday Farmers’ Markets

• Shelton Intermediate School award winners and lots of other student news

• Columnist Mike Wood reflects on Sassafras Diner and hopes it will be back.

• We have a lot of Social News this week. See who’s getting married and who already tied the knot.

• Meet Alba, the Pet of the Week.

• Police log

• Back to School drive will help children in need.

• In Sports: Vikings receive helmet grant from Pop Warner, Ortoli to represent New Haven County and more.

• Find out what’s going on around Shelton by checking Spotlight, Library News and Recreation Notes.

• Check Section B for ideas summer ideas for your home.