Here are some of the stories and features in this week’s Wilton Bulletin, in mailboxes and on newsstands today: News • Blizzard’s blast falls a bit short. • Branch lines may benefit from Gov. Dannel Malloy’s transportation plan. • Mark Twain’s ‘gilded life’ is up for discussion Sunday. • Arts & Leisure section to expand. • Take me home tonight: I won’t get in a car ’til I see SafeRides’ lights. • Public hearing on school budget sees low turnout once again. • Opera singer’s ‘unusual’ story will be shared at Wilton Library. • Stack of lottery tickets taken from Caraluzzi’s Market. • Residents may voice opinions on Sensible Wilton petition. • Probate Judge Anthony DePanfilis visits Wilton Library. • News Notes: In search of wood, Hope on the wing. • Surging stock market has little effect on town pensions. • The Family & Children’s Agency offers the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. • Automatic absentee ballots available for disabled voters. • Police Log: Pot possession, Failure to appear, Domestic, Missing iPad, Stolen tools, Stolen iPhone. • Regional planning group hires a new executive director. Schools • Warrior Words: No place for competition — a common pursuit. • Improv comedy returns to Wilton High School. • Cider Mill looks to revive third-grade world language. • Wilton High School will get a security booth ‘any day now.’ • Miller-Driscoll Building Committee moves forward with temporary classrooms for students. • Student Briefs: James Madison University, Roger Williams University, UConn, University of Notre Dame, University of Dayton, University of Rhode Island. Business • December and January are ‘surge’ months for local health clubs. • Hunter Arton joins Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Board of Trustees. Social • Wilton Historical Society offers chocolate-making events for Valentine’s Day. • Ambler Farm offers fun winter programs. • Focus ’15 invites photo entries. • Scratching the surface of backyard chicken raising. Opinion • Editorial: A close call. • Letter: A revote is not called for. • Letter: A revote would diminish the value of our vote. • Letter: Why are we spending $50 million? • Letter: Sensible Wilton urges citizen participation Feb. 2. • Letter: Town charter provides for town meeting. • A View from Glen Hill: Doomsayers drone on. • From the Firehouse: Scalds — a burning issue. Obituaries • Joan L. Moser. Sports • Wilton High School boys basketball team falls to Vikings. • Wilton High School girls basketball team routs Westhill for 11th win in a row. • Wilton High School boys hockey team loses to New Canaan, 8-0. • Former Wilton High School lacrosse head coach Paul McNulty is inducted into the Connecticut Lacrosse Hall of Fame. • Wilton High School ski team swept four opponents in head-to-head races last Wednesday. • Wilton High School gymnastics team improves its record to 4-1 after beating Staples last Friday. Arts & Leisure • David Dunlop and Max Dunlop of Wilton will show the results of their collaborative work Saturday at Ridgefield’s Watershed Gallery. • The Theory of Everything is a subtle study of character and courage. • Test driver Steven Macoy takes the 2015 Infiniti QX60 3.5 AWD out for a spin and finds a winning combination of luxury and technology. • The Wilton Bulletin is on Facebook — become one of more than 857 friends and get news updates. Facebook.com/WiltonBulletin. • 2,623 people have signed up for Wilton Bulletin news bulletins via Twitter. You can, too, by stopping by twitter.com/WiltonBulletin.