In this week's Wilton Bulletin

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

• Wilton public schools heighten security in wake of Newtown tragedy.

• Values are down overall following Wilton property revaluation.

• Therapy dogs, teddy bears and prayers — all means of solace for those affected by Sandy Hook shooting.

• Colorful stained-glass windows at the chapel of School Sisters of Notre Dame.

• Gov. Dannel Malloy declares Friday, Dec. 21, a day of mourning for victims of Newtown shooting.

• Which businesses are open on Christmas? Holiday hours are available.

• Local dancer heads to finals in world ballet competition.

The Wilton Bulletin launches a dynamic new website.

• Letters: Sandy Hook, the need for stricter gun control, protection in school, Hurricane Sandy, remembering Dave Brubeck and more.

• Copper thefts persist as more downspouts and wiring go missing.

• Kiwanis Club hosts First Selectman Bill Brennan and Fire Chief Paul Milositz to discuss what we learned from Hurricane Sandy.

• Airbrush tanning owner promotes a method with less risk of skin cancer.

• Local musician teaches roots of jazz to a new generation of students.

• Newly inducted Eagle Scout earns his badge with information project at Merwin Meadows.

• Wilton Go Green wins award and plans 2013 festival.

• Schools take another look at “pay-for-play” funding for athletic programming.

• Wiltonians open boutique to fuse fashion and fitness.

• Girls basketball team notches its third win, boys open season with two losses.

• Wilton swimmers swamp Darien to end a losing streak to the Blue Wave.

• Boys hockey notches its first win.

• Wilton wrestlers fall short to Brien McMahon.

• Arts & Leisure: Darien 8-year-old dances in NYC Nutcracker, Rob Mathes annual Christmas Concert in Purchase, N.Y., Cherish the Ladies at Towne Crier Cafe in Pawling, N.Y., Winter Creature Cruises begin at Maritime Aquarium, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe does not live up to its looks says Steven Macoy.

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