In this week's Herald

Home delivery of the Herald may be a day late, due to postal service issue, but here are some of the stories and features in this week’s issue:

• Hearts for Sandy Hook: The Giggling Pig owner has a unique project planned.

• Former assistant finance director to plead not guilty to larceny, forgery charges.

• City purchasing 13 acres of property on Old Town Road to preserve as open space.

• School safety improvements discussed.

• Letter writer thinks Native American tribe has been treated unfairly by Shelton Land Trust.

• A dozen cats are in need of new homes, after the owner passed away.

• Columnist Mike Wood survives the cold weather and the war over the thermostat.

• Helen Musante’s artwork on display at Center Stage.

• Police news

• A lot of local Shelton student are making dean’s lists at college.

• Library Day is this Saturday.

• Get the latest on Shelton sports.

• Local Happenings in Library News, Spotlight and Recreation Notes.

In this week’s Section B:

• Hard Kore Fitness in Shelton offers unique training that is a far cry from “big box” gyms.

• Adding antioxidants to your diet may reduce your risk of heart attack.

• Komen Connecticut prepares for Fairfield County race.

• Monroe trainers offer an alternative to the large gym experience.

• Steps to improve fertility, robotic surgery, having willpower and more are articles in this section.

• Picasso and Einstein will walk into a bar during a new play in Milford.

• What’s so great about tea? — Well, a lot.

• An entertaining visit to a retirement home, calendars and more in our arts pages.