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

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.

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