Jul 122014

A recent photo of Sam Seeley

A recent photo of Sam Seeley

Many residents will remember hearing the horrific reports of an accident on River Road in Shelton last Sept. 7, when a 22-year-old girl in a minivan collided with a motorcycle carrying 2 Orange residents at around 9 p.m.

It’s been more than 10 months since the accident that changed Sam Seeley’s  life forever.

He lost his wife, Ramona, 54, who died from her injuries on Sept. 10, leaving him and their 4 adult children to grieve and heal together.

Sam, who worked for AT&T, was taken to the hospital with serious “non-life threatening” injuries. He lost his leg in the accident.

Sam was known for his ZZ Top beard, his close, fun-loving relationship with his wife, and his great personality.

If you didn’t know Sam before, hopefully you feel like you do now.

Organizers are planning a fund-raiser to help Sam with his mounding bills.

The event will take place at the Orange Ale House, Sunday, July 13 from 4-9 p.m.

Tickets are now available. The suggested $20 donation includes a buffet, one free glass of wine or draft beer, raffles, etc. All proceeds go to help Sam.

The Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road and Pawn King784 Boston Post Rd, Milford have tickets. 

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. To save a little, reserve your tickets by e-mailing [email protected] – include your name, phone number and how many tickets you need, then pick them up at the door for $20. 

This is a shout-out to all businesses and individuals who would like to help with ticket sales, raffle donations, and set up.

The Organizers send their thanks to those who’ve donated items for the raffle including Jim at Kaoud Oriental Rug, John at Knight’s, Jason at NuVita, New York Pop Artist Michael Albert, Off The Hook Bar and Grill, Stratford, Outback Steakhouse, Texas Roadhouse, West Haven,  Silver Sands Pizza, Milford.

Call Ron at 203-446-6948 or Terri at 203-506-1747  for tickets, to volunteer or for more information.

Jul 122014

BEST-POLICE-Patch-EVER-275x300DUI and drug possession

Officers investigated a motor vehicle accident on Cross Court (off of Narrow Lane) that originated on Route One on June 26 at 5:44 p.m. 

During the investigation, officers spoke with Charles Bradley, (no age given) 620 Harborview Road, who was one of the involved drivers and learned that he was in possession of a small quantity of marijuana and a variety of pills.

Officers had Bradley perform standardized roadside sobriety tests. He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI), possession of marijuana, failure to keep pills in an original container and failure to drive right.

Bradley was released after posting $50 bond for court July 10.

Jul 122014

IMG_5222Orange Post 127 shut the door early on Shelton, capturing a 12-1 victory on Saturday at Shelton High School.

The game was decided quickly as Orange Post 127 exerted its will early with nine runs in the first three innings.

An RBI double by Devin Belenski in the first inning and an RBI single by Zach Chamberlain, an RBI single by Sebastian DiMauro, and a wild pitch during the second inning helped Orange Post 127 put some runs on the board early.

Chris Winkel went a perfect 2-2 at the plate for Orange Post 127. He singled in the first and sixth innings.

Ross Weiner picked up the win for Orange Post 127. He allowed one earned run, six hits and one walk while striking out three over six innings of work.

Boles was the game’s losing pitcher. He allowed 12 runs in six innings, walked four and struck out six.

Orange Post 127 built upon its lead with four runs in the third. A single by Gerald Farace ignited the offense, plating Mike Appel.

Orange Post 127 added three more runs in the top of the sixth. A hit into a fielder’s choice scored to get Orange Post 127 on the board in the inning.

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Jul 122014

IMG_5723Chris Winkel did all he could to give Orange Post 127 a boost, but it wasn’t enough to get past Hamden, as Orange Post 127 lost 4-3 in seven innings at Legion Field on Friday.

Orange Post 127 was led by Winkel’s hitting. He went 1-3, drove in one and scored one run. He tripled in the first inning.

Jimmy Magson recorded the win for Hamden. He allowed three runs over seven innings. He struck out four, walked two and surrendered five hits.

Eric Class ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted just six innings, walked two, struck out two, and allowed four runs.

Orange Post 127 jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first with Winkel’s triple, scoring Jake Russo started the inning off.

Hamden never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring three runs on a solo home run by Moskal and a two-run single by Magson.

Post 127’s record dropped to 14-6 with this loss.

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