In this week's Bulletin

Here are some of the stories and features in this week’s Wilton Bulletin, in mailboxes and on newsstands today:

• Dr. Kevin J. Smith is named Wilton’s new superintendent.

• Taking on high blood pressure at the YMCA.

• Bankwell’s Wilton branch has a new leader.

• The Erie Canal had a profound effect on New England.

The Wilton Bulletin wins association awards.

• Planning & Zoning approves special permit for Gold Shore CrossFit.

• ABB Foundation gives a generous gift to the ambulance corps.

•  What’s opened and closed on Presidents Day?

• Rotarians will ‘Tame the Typhoon’ at Marly’s.

• State Rep. Gail Lavielle is gathering signatures to restore through service from Danbury to Grand Central for morning commuters.

• Crash sends police officer to the hospital.

• Believe it or not, the sap is running. Ambler Farm plans a maple syrup open house.

• Editorial: Be kind to your heart.

• Letters: A bit of patience when driving, please, preparing students for globalization, thanks to Westy’s, Relay kickoff was a success.

• Notes from the Board Table: New superintendent, budget choices.

• News Notes: A new look at aging, flu shots, ‘great decisions.’

• A view from Glen Hill: When criticizing others, remember the golden rule.

• WVAC 911: ‘Cough CPR’ advice is dead wrong.

• Board of Education adopts $79.6 million budget.

• Kristine Lilly returns to headline Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

• Gail Lavielle will address land trust annual meeting.

• Artist helps preserve African wildlife.

• Fashion show will benefit three Wilton organizations.

• Wilton Congregational Church presents a play that examines civil rights.

• Students will entertain seniors at lunch.

• Wilton’s Amy Schott takes first place at Inspiration, an all-media exhibition.

• Stay at Home in Wilton sponsors a showing of the film Calendar Girls at the senior center.

• Wilton’s newest barber has the craft ‘in his blood.’

• Business update: Quick business start-up connections; Cell phones are biggest target of consumer complaints.

• Résumé writing for women going back to work.

• Wilton High School will get a new AP course. This one will focus on computer science.

• Middlebrook students will go to Connecticut Science Fair.

• Family painting party at the Georgetown School of the Arts.

• Wilton team debates its way to victory.

• Warrior Words: Embrace the chaos.

• Plans for the turf field continues.

• Wilton High School places third in WorldQuest.

• Wiltonian student’s photograph featured in Silver Circle Gallery and Art Center.

• Pit bull mauling victim’s son turns himself in on arrest warrant.

• Ambler farmer offers gardening tips.

• Norwalk man arrested for DUI.

• Wilton man arrested for disorderly conduct.

• Four unidentified assailants commit larceny at local Radio Shack.

• Wilton man charged with DUI.

• Wilton woman turned herself in on four counts of issuing bad checks.

• Bethel man issued a misdemeanor after fleeing from scene of a car crash at the intersection of Route 7 and Route 33.

• Public Works has “plenty” of sand and sand.

• Hersam Acorn Radio schedule.

• Obituaries: Amelia Katz, Mae. L. Roche DePalma, Tyler Johnson.

• Town hires emergency response coordinator.

• Viola duo performs at the Wilton Library.

• Boys hoopsters fall to Brien McMahon.

• Wilton has two state champions in indoor track.

• Wilton gymnasts take their final home meet and go for the title on Saturday.

• Girls basketball nets two more wins and should be top seed in FCIAC playoffs.

• Joey Fraccaroli signs a letter of intent to play football with Marist, soccer midfielder Kyle Dedrick does the same with Notre Dame.

• The girls hockey team clinches a playoff berth.

• Wilton boys swim past New Canaan.

• Boys hockey tops Trumbull.

• Wilton wrestlers finish their season with two more wins.

Arts & Leisure: Painter Susan Durkee of Redding seeks to capture her subjects’ spirits, Connecticut Playmakers host a Valentine’s benefit dance and concert in Stamford Saturday, The Reel Dad has a remembrance of Philip Seymour Hoffman.