Here are some of the stories and features in this week\u2019s Herald, out today: \u2022 Find out more about the $1.4 million referendum for a new Shelton Animal Shelter. \u2022 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. \u2022 A lot of Halloween events this weekend, including Trick or Trunk, pumpkin decorating, a family festival and a psychic fair. \u2022 Race for the Cure is coming to Fairfield County in 2013. See a special message from our publisher. \u2022 Calling all actors: Center Stage Theatre\u2019s \u2018Big River\u2019 auditions are Nov. 11. \u2022 Police news \u2022 A Shelton resident follows in his family\u2019s military footsteps and is now serving as a U.S. Marine. \u2022 In our letters to the editor this week, a local farmer takes issue with \u201cjobbers\u201d and more support for Canal Street referendum. \u2022 A Shelton family organized a dodgeball tournament for The Kennedy Center. \u2022 Meet Franklin, our cold-blooded pet of the week, in need of a home. \u2022 In Sports: Gaels storm past Lyman Hall in football, Gaelettes ousted for playoff contention and much more. \u2022 Election 2012: Our Hersam Acorn editorial board sat down with Congressman Jim Himes (D-4) and his opponent, Steve Obsitnik. \u2022 Check out local events in Library News and Spotlight. \u2022 The B Section this week focuses on winter car care.