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:

News


Riding the Danbury branch line: A commuter’s life is not an easy one .
Show puts photos in ‘Focus.’
• $32-million municipal budget.
Town and school budget hearings next week .
• Getting to the bottom of potholes.
Walks and Talks: Working farm is next site .
Sensible Wilton changes tactics, will launch new petition .
Wilton Library seeks books for its Gigantic Book Sale
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Parks & Recreation offers spring and summer programs .
High school freshman named Relay for Life honorary chair .
• Snow removal stayed within budget this winter.
The Bulletin launches a reader survey .
Scholarly series lecture looks at the rapid industrialization in the Gilded Age .
Parenting support group meets in Georgetown .
• Health series looks at trends in health care.
RVNA Health & Wellness Fair on March 28 .
• YMCA encourages residents to learn diabetes risk.
Hydraulic fuel leak not addressed for ‘extended’ period of time .
Wilton Library hosts its ninth annual Poetry in Motion .
• Amphibian activity at Woodcock.
Democrats launch outreach program .
Green Teens gardening program invites middle school students .
• Support for those who have lost a pet.
• Turner Construction will manage Miller-Driscoll project.
Interfaith series looks at conflict and ‘broken’ situations .
• Wilton Library lends new telescope.
Hospitals put on a friendly face at Kids Fest .
• Police Log: DUIs, Pot possession.
• News Notes: Dodgeball for fun , Murder mystery gala, The ‘right’ thing , Spring egg hunt .

Schools


• Warrior Words: Transcript of a writer’s block.
High school gets German Honor Society .
Mysteries of Egypt attracts hundreds .
Lunch and recess aides of Cider Mill .
End of third quarter moved to April 1 .
• Student Briefs: Colgate University, Cornell University, Fairfield College Preparatory School, Loyola University Maryland, Marist College, Providence College, Quinnipiac University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Lawrence University, The George Washington University, University of Delaware, University of New Hampshire, University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wake Forest University, Washington and Lee University, Washington College, Washington University in St. Louis.

Opinion


Editorial: Reason to celebrate .
• Letter: Governor’s budget would adversely affect libraries.
Letter: Merwin Meadows playground is unsafe .
• Letter: Petition to repeal Miller-Driscoll resolution.
Letter from Hartford: New bill threatens cities and towns .

Business


• An organic beauty care lab opens in Wilton.
State Simple Yoga begins series of spring yoga classes .
• Marion Filley’s Closing Comments: February.
Chamber of Commerce representatives attend Café Ruche ribbon-cutting .

Social


Donations sought as PGP nears .
• Wine and food tasting benefits library.
Bell choir at Hope Church .
Chilean diplomat addresses Kiwanis .
• Seniors consider birds.

Obituaries


Dr. Norman Ilsley Adams III .
Carole Keyes Braunschweig .

Sports


Wilton High girls basketball team advances to state finals for first time in program history .
Wilton High boys basketball team loses to Naugatuck, 62-54 .
Wilton High boys swim team places fourth at Class L meet .
Sam Somers named a candidate for men’s lacrosse CLASS award .
• Wilton High School football player Quentin Harris signs with Duke University.
• Wilton Open paddle tourney Saturday to feature 200 players.
Two Wilton players chosen for national water polo camp .
• Wilton High boys and girls swim teams donate $1,000 to the Wilton Family Y.

Arts & Leisure


• After a long run of musicals at Ridgefield High School directed by Joyce Flanagan, this year’s Sweeney Todd Student Edition will be the grand finale: for “Flan” as well as a group of parent volunteers.
• Crescia is a special cheese bread the Twicebaked Twins recommend.
• Joe Pisani (Did I Say That?) explains an Italian proverb.
• The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a reunion with old friends; not a lot of plot, but great actors, says The Reel Dad.
• Etiquette columnist Catherine Michaels answers a question about splitting a restaurant bill.
• The 2015 Volkswagen Beetle is a retro car that still appeals.




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