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:

Deborah McFadden is nominated to join Board of Selectmen.

• Employment in Wilton improves.

Are town signs ready for a makeover?

First Selectman Bill Brennan: Future plans to build on past success.

• Scholarly series returns with a focus on the Gilded Age.

New laws in effect as of Jan. 1.

• Looking for your roots? A workshop at the Wilton Historical Society may help.

NAMI meeting will cover depression and suicidal thoughts on Jan. 12.

• Experts advise on caregiving for loved ones with dementia.

Old 2 Rod Highway and Trackside headline selectmen meeting.

Man accused of stealing from hospice patient.

• Visiting Nurse & Hospice offers support following the loss of a spouse.

• Editorial: What’s your sign?

• Letters: Toys for Tots drive most successful yet, Questionable financial management.

• News Notes: Taking a count, A ‘Sensible’ website, Opening the door.

• The TASC List: Some good news.

State looks to soften new rules on towns’ storm water systems.

• Guest Commentary: Be a hero, save a hero.

• Obituaries: Gisela Fort, Andrew ‘Clark’ Lee Robinson, Ogden Bigelow Jr., William C. Wilson Sr.

Former school worker arrested on child pornography charges has a Jan. 16 court date.

• AARP offers free income tax help.

• Police Log: Pot possession, Found iPad, Pot and alcohol possession, Accident.

Madera Winds performs at Wilton Library on Jan. 11.

Metal meets a welder, paint and wind.

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church hosts first senior luncheon of the year.

New real estate company opens in town.

Warrior Words: Pivoting on the mountaintop.

Wilton Continuing Education offers more than 25 new classes.

Pomfret students take innovative lead in all-school exercise.

Rachel’s Challenge: Wilton High School starts a chain reaction of kindness.

• Taxes, education and tolls top Senator Toni Boucher’s priorities list.

State Rep. Tom O’Dea says cut spending to cut taxes.

• State Rep. Lavielle’s priorities range from transportation to disabilities.

Allison O’Connell Oliver weds John Paul Miller.

• Wilton High girls basketball team routs Senators.

Despite losses, Wilton High gymnastics team expects to be in FCIAC hunt.

Rival hockey teams will take up ALS fight Saturday.

• Wilton High skiing teams have enough returning talent to contend.

• Hussey and Brown are double winners for Wilton High indoor track.

• Jonas sores four goals in Wilton High boys soccer team win.

• Wilton High wrestling team member Quinn Reedy leads the way at tourney.

• Wahoos again a top program according to USA Swimming.

Arts & Leisure: Xiomáro, the former artist-in-residence at Weir Farm, has done a collection of photographs of the former Floyd plantation on Long Island, which has an interesting connection to Connecticut; the Reel Dad offers his Oscar nomination predictions.

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