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:

• A struggle over a rifle leaves a husband and wife injured.

• Wilton kindergartners may soon be going to school for a full day.

• Being a hospice volunteer takes a special kind of person.

• When is a "fiscal cliff" not a cliff? When it's a "fiscal ramp," according to Rep. Jim Himes.

• The Newcomers Club will be selling holiday ornaments to help a stricken police officer.

• In cleaning up after Storm Sandy, one family decided to make something positive of the experience and have a little fun doing it.

• Members of the Wilton Dive Rescue team are commended for work during Storm Sandy.

• The Toys for Tots drive is under way and there are plenty of places to contribute.

• First Selectman Bill Brennan's salary is increased.

• There will be caroling and cookies around a live crèche at Wilton Congregational Church.

• Better watch out — Santa's coming to town!

• A Wilton author has written a book about a doctor who treated John Kennedy.

• Letters: Family is grateful to first responders, pancreatic cancer is still a killer, sidewalks along Wolfpit?

• Dave Brubeck turns 92 next week and there's a big party planned.

• Columnist Stephen Hudspeth takes TASC to task for a recent commentary.

• State Senator Toni Boucher offers her thoughts on Connecticut's fiscal situation.

• State Rep. John Hetherington will be "flapping" back to Hartford for a lame duck session.

• Wilton Education Foundation co-president Scott Weber reminds us of some things we can be grateful for within the school district.

• Did Sandy do a number on your appliances? There are rebates for high-efficiency upgrades.

• Police log: 'Smash and grab' larceny arrest, two arrested for burglary, drug possession, DUI, failure to appear on charges.

• Do you want to learn to speak "teen?" A program at the library may help get you started.

• Obituaries: Elizabeth O'Hearn, M.D.; Sylvia Krengel, Florence Haase, Curt Reinhold.

• The Arts at St. Matthew's presents Broadway star Liz Callaway.

• Landscape artist C. Sperry Andrews III is celebrated at Wilton Library.

• Warrior columnist Donya Sadeghi tells us why she loves November.

• Wilton High teacher Thomas Hahn lives up to his love of writing.

• Students will go back to school a few extra days in February to help "repay" the days lost to Sandy.

• A landscape designer receives international accolades.

• Ladies may shop Friday night at the Wilton Historical Society's Betts Store.

• The Chamber of Commerce plans its annual holiday party.

• The Covenant Church presents a Nordic holiday concert.

• River Road Gallery's new show is "Close to the Heart."

• The Warrior girls basketball team looks to improve on last year's successful season.

• Wilton Selectman Ted Hoffstatter laces up his skates for the Wilton High alumni hockey game.

• The football season ends with a loss for Wilton.

Arts & Leisure: Opera singer William Joyner sings with the Ridgefield Symphony this weekend, Let It Snow! is an exhibition of children's book illustrators at the Bruce Museum, train rides to Santa begin Sunday in Danbury, Truman Capote's Holiday Memories is in Norwalk this weekend, holiday strolls in Ridgefield and Greenwich, Mark Twain Library Art Show, the Reel Dad says Skyfall is a winner, and Steven Macoy finds improvement in the 2013 Kia RI05 SX.

Wilton Chamber Newsletter: Holiday Stroll, special events, more.

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