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:

• Participation fees, also known as “pay to play,” is coming to Wilton following the Board of Education’s budget cuts.

• U.S. Rep Jim Himes meets with constituents at Trackside Teen Center.

• Local legislators vote “yes” on gun bill.

• Amy Shinohara, a member of the Wilton Presbyterian Church, recalls living through a shooting at her school in 1983.

• State Rep. Brendan Sharkey will be the featured speaker at the Democratic Town Committee annual breakfast.

• Weir Farm responds to sequestration cuts.

• Minks to Sinks brings consignment to the home.

• Judge greenlights Montessori School parking lot expansion; Planning & Zoning Commission will review.

• Failing septic is a health hazard.

• Tick-borne disease study is planned.

• Editorial: it’s fire season. Heed the warnings.

• Letters: Anti-GMO talk is propaganda; basketball team thanks supporters; Woodcock staff thanks egg hunt volunteers; Democrats invite nominees for office; Jumping to conclusions.

• From First Selectman Bill Brennan: The Yankee Gas conundrum.

• A View from Glen Hill: A benefit concert to help fight hunger.

• Guest commentary: Wilton Memorial Day parade committee invites all to join in.

• Parent board marks disability awareness month in schools.

• Police log: Burglary, DUI, down spouts stolen, shoplifting, tires and rims stolen.

• Wilton Warriors are wanted!

• Volunteers answer the cleanup call.

• Trackside Teen Center plans a Kentucky Derby ‘Spring Fling.’

• Warrior columnist Donya Sadeghi looks at languages.

• Minecraft, iPads, music, and much more on display at TechExpo 4.0.

• Wilton native Jonathan LaSala scores big in finance contest.

• The Wilton Library celebrates poetry.

• Essay contest seeks to ease stigma of mental illness.

• Wilton Hardware celebrates spring.

• Wilton singers will perform in Southern Connecticut Camerata’s presentation of The Lute and the Lamb.

• DAR will serve Victorian-style tea.

• Wilton Library celebrates its community during National Library Week.

• Wilton High baseball is off to an undefeated start.

• In boys lacrosse, the Warriors rout Danbury 14-1. The girls team holds on to beat Ridgefield.

• Wilton High golf picks up four wins to start the season.

• The Wilton Wahoos men’s swimming team wins the national championship.

• Girls tennis opens the season with three wins. The boys win two of three.

• Wilton softball struggles out of the gate.

• Boys track opens with a victory, while the girls track team wins three.

Arts & Leisure: Tannahill Weavers perform Saturday night in Westport, Wilton Arts Council opens Focus ’13 this weekend, The Reel Dad has some films he suggests seeing at the Tribeca Film Festival, Steven Macoy drives the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club, a perfect springtime car.

Home Monthly: New Canaan CARES Kitchen and Home Tour preview, local businesses gear up for spring, in-town homes.