Here are some of the stories and features in this week\u2019s Herald: \u2022 A new view downtown: Avalon Shelton opens apartments soon. \u2022 Sen. Kelly part of task force formed in wake of Newtown tragedy. Public hearings on gun violence protection, school safety and mental illness are scheduled. \u2022 Community supports Rebecca Rose at fund-raiser. \u2022 How many cases of influenza have been reported in Shelton so far? \u2022 Finley called an \u201cUnsung Hero.\u201d \u2022 Shelton woman raises money for Sandy Hook playground. \u2022 Photo: Alexandra DeFrancesco cut off eight inches of her hair in honor of her late grandmother. \u2022 Musical auditions for Center Stage production are Feb. 9. \u2022 Police news \u2022 Valentine\u2019s Day events benefit Spooner House. \u2022 Toby, our Pet of the Week, needs a home after his owner threw him out of a pick-up truck. \u2022 \u2018Book givers\u2019 wanted to World Book Night. \u2022 Lots to do around Shelton, check Library News and Spotlight for some ideas. In Sports: Gaels third in Valley of Champions, Rams roll over Shelton and more. \u2022 Look inside this week\u2019s paper for our Education supplement. It includes information on School of Rock\u2019s tribute.