Write-up & Photo by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com With just ten days to Christmas, Toys for Tots reports a shortage of 10,000 toys to meet this year’s need in Connecticut. That is despite collection drives such as a recent one at the Governor’s Residence Holiday Open House. Word went out on the broadcast airwaves yesterday along with appeals for help from throughout the state. For example, in Vernon where the need is said to be up, worried volunteer firefighters organizing collections there, say donations are down. Bins at the station are half empty and some of the dozen collection boxes around town are bare – such was the case with one at Rein’s Deli. Overall, only twelve toys for babies had been collected…