Dec 202014
The Cast of Tarzan Announced

After the gruelling process of auditioning more than 100 super talented singer/actors (and going through call backs) at Amity, the directors released the cast list for the Spring musical “Tarzan” on Friday. The actor who is playing the lead character is Max Karsanow, who you will immediately recognize from his roles as Anthony in Sweeney [Read The Full Story]

Dec 202014
Girl's Basketball: Lady Spartans vs Green Dragons

The Amity Girl’s Varsity Basketball team swooshed its way to its third consecutive win Friday night as they battled it out with a formidable opponent, the Hamden Green Dragons. For Amity’s newlywed Coach Michelle Shoop this looks to be a big year, her young team, led by captain Elise Graham, already is showing a lot [Read The Full Story]

Dec 192014
SNOWPLOW VS. MAILBOX: Which Will Win This Winter?

The Town of Orange Highway Department would like to remind homeowners of the town’s mailbox policy. The Highway Department does not replace mailboxes or posts.  If the slush from the snowplows knocks off a mailbox or breaks a post, the homeowner is responsible.  Only if the Highway Department initiates contact with the homeowner will the [Read The Full Story]

Dec 192014
Girl's Basketball: Lady Spartans Hit The Court for Game Number 3 at 7 p.m.

The Lady Spartans Basketball Team is off to a great start this season. Already 2 for 2 with big point spreads. On Friday, Dec. 12, Amity crushed West Haven 36-13 and on Wednesday, Dec. 17, the ladies bounced Wilbur Cross out 56-23. Tonight they take on Hamden at Amity at 7 p.m. Going in, we [Read The Full Story]

Dec 192014
Police: 3-Year-Old Found Wandering Alone This Morning

At 10:58 a.m. this morning, Friday, Dec. 19, Orange Police were dispatched to the area New Haven Avenue and Dogburn Lane, on a report of an unattended child wandering around the area in pajamas.  Dispatch advised that a passerby was standing by with the child. Responding officers located the 3 year child and confirmed the [Read The Full Story]

Dec 192014
Obituary: Shirley Caroline (Knopp) Ruttner, 80, Beloved Mother, Grandmother

Shirley Caroline (Knopp) Ruttner, 80, of Guilford, died peacefully on Dec. 11 at Connecticut Hospice where she was surrounded by her children. Originally from Yakima, WA, she moved to Orange, CT in 1965 which is where she raised her three children with her husband of 55 years, James Ruttner. Shirley enjoyed gardening, baking cookies, and decorating [Read The Full Story]

Dec 182014
Boys Swimming: Amity Defeats Haddam Killingworth 87-83 In Season Opener

The Amity Spartans Boys Swim Team went up against Haddam Killingworth in the season opener on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Although Haddam Killingworth won more events, Amity was victorious by 4 points: 87-83. Amity’s winning events: 200 yard Medley Relay: A-1:48.45 Dan Madsen, Ben Clemens, Sergey Savelyev, Kevin Zhao 100 yard Freestyle: A- 52.38 Ben Clemens 500 yard Freestyle: A- [Read The Full Story]

Dec 182014
Welcome to PEZ Boulevard

During last week’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting a request to change the name of recently completed Edison Road to PEZ Boulevard was unanimously approved. PEZ has been making its famous candy in Orange since 1974, and in December 2011 the long awaited visitor center at 35 Prindle Hill Road opened to the public. Today, Thursday, [Read The Full Story]

Dec 182014
Boys Basketball: Amity Loses Season Opener to Career 68-45

Back in 2012-13, the Amity Spartans Boys Basketball team had a great season with players like Zach Campbell and Remi Farrell leading the way. Farrell was known for the way he would dunk the ball and then swing from the hoop. At Wednesday night’s game against the Career Panthers, another tall blonde, Chris Winkel, did [Read The Full Story]

Dec 172014
Opinion: Someone Built A Better Mouse Trap! — Really!

During the cold winter months many of us start receiving visitors, unwelcomed guests, if you will, that sneak around our homes in the middle of the night, forage through our cabinets and leave icky trace evidence wherever they go. Mice! Some people have no problem setting up wooden mouse traps with metal snaps that sometimes [Read The Full Story]