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Blades Defeat Hand in SCC South Quarter Final

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Feb 202018
 

The Blades Girls Ice Hockey team (Amity/Cheshire/North Haven) defeated the Daniel Hand Tigers 3-2 in the SCC South Division quarter-final matchup at the Rinks of Shelton on Monday, Feb. 19.

First Period

The Blades’ Shannon Reilly got things started with an unassisted goal.

Hand tied things up with Jacqueline Sandor’s goal, assisted by Clara Halloran.

Cally Dixon shot one in on an assist from Meghan Hogan, pulling the Blades ahead by one.

Not to be left behind, Anna Sather scored for the Tigers, assisted by Lily D’Ancicco.

End of period score 2-2

Second Period

Goalies Juliana Daddio (Blades) and Carina Mancini (Hand) prevented anything from passing by them.

Third Period

Tess Csejka, on an assist from Melissa Montesi, scored the game-winning goal.

Final Score: Blades 3, Hand 2

Saves: Blades- Juliana Daddio 15; Hand – Carina Mancini 31

Congratulations Girls, Keep up the good work!

Police Blotter: Man Charged with Sexual Assault

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Feb 202018
 

On February 9 at 10:43 a.m., Orange police received a complaint of sexual assault from two employees at a local adult-oriented retail establishment.

During the investigation, officers learned that Ryan O’Leary, 27, of Derby, entered the store and engaged two different employees at different times. Each time, however, he acted inappropriately with the workers.

According to the report, O’Leary used his hand to touch one of the employees, and later he used a display item to touch the other employee.

Both employees reported O’Leary’s to management, who then ordered him out of the store and contacted police.

Officers located O’Leary a short time later at his residence, where he was taken into custody and charged with two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and two counts of breach of peace.

O’Leary was held on $10,000 bond for court Feb. 13.

 

Boys Hockey: Joey Schittina’s Awesome Shot Wins It For Amity In Overtime

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Feb 202018
 

The Amity Spartans hosted the Tri-Town Knights in West Haven on Monday, Feb. 19.

The game got off to a slow start, oh, everyone tried to score, but no one managed to get one past either of the goalies.

In the second period, Tri-Town was first on the scoreboard at 3:30 with a Zack Roy making a goal, assisted by Andrew Gaines and Jacob Ellis

Seven minutes later, at 11:11 Amity’s Joey Schittina tied the game, assisted by Jamie Blum and Jacob Silliman.

The third period saw a lot of furious action, with Amity far outshooting Tri-Town, yet it mirrored the first period with no advance in the score on either side.

In overtime, the teams had 8 minutes to make it or break it.

Both teams had about equal possession time, then, with just 2:49 remaining, Schittina magically tipped the puck into the net past a stunned Payton Emrick. This was Schittina’s second goal of the game. He was assisted by Michael Miller and Brian Early.

Score by Periods

Amity         0  1  0  1  Total 2

Tri-Town    0  1  0  0  Total 1

Congratulations to Joey Schittina for a job well done, and to the two goalies, Amity’s Michael Holloway and Tri-Town’s Payton Emrick, for all of their hard work throughout the game.

Next Up: Amity has three more games remaining in the regular season. Thursday, Feb. 22 Away vs Trinity Catholic at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 24, Home vs Watertown-Pomperaug at 3 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 26 Away vs Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe at 8 p.m.

 

Boys Swimming and Diving: A Great Senior Day Victory For The Spartans

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Feb 202018
 

The Amity Spartans Swimming and Diving Team hosted the Xavier Falcons from Middletown in Orange on Monday, Feb. 19.

This was a special night for the six Amity seniors: Uranik Klobucishta, Colin Roy, Joe Sugarmann, Blake Wetter, Kevin Yanagisawa and Weichu Yu, who were honored during a brief ceremony before the meet marking their final year on the high school team.

It also was special for Coach Todd Rainey and the rest of the Spartans who celebrated an impressive 101-74 victory.

Amity’s Winning Events

200 Medley Relay: A- 1:47.89 Joseph Sugarmann, Blake Wetter, Kevin Yanagisawa, Colin Roy

200 Ind. Med: A- 2:06.57 Arsenio Bustos

50 freestyle: A- 22.05 Colin Roy

Diving: A- 224.95 Uranik Klobucishta

100 Butterfly: A- 53.78 Kevin Yanagisawa

100 Freestyle: A- 52.65 Shiva Gowda

500 Freestyle: A- 4:58.97 Kevin Yanagisawa

100 Backstroke: A- 59.54 Shiva Gowda

Xavier’s Winning Events

200 Freestyle: X- 1:53.59 Andrew Reagan

200 Freestyle Relay: X- 1:37.16 Julen Lujambio, Andrew Reagan, Chett Vogt, Donald Frost

100 Breaststroke: X- 1:08.18 Andrew Mitchill

400 Freestyle Relay: X- 3:37.40 Adam Anziano, Andrew Reagan, Julen Lujambio, Andrew Mitchill

Records: Amity 11-2, Xavier 8-6

Up Next: The boys will be practicing and preparing for the CIAC Tourney in March. Keep Doing What you do best Amity! and Congratulations Seniors! (you will be missed next year)

Lewis Retires From Orange Police Commission

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Feb 192018
 

A message from the Orange Police Department:

On Monday, February 12, 2018, the Board of Police Commissioners held its regular meeting, as it does on the second Monday of every month. This one, however, was a little different, as it was Board of Police Commissioners Chairman Don Lewis’ last meeting- he has announced his retirement from the Board.

Commissioner Lewis has spent a lifetime in public service, from his time as a US Marine in the Korean War, to his work with the Orange Rotary, and of course, his twenty-five years as a Police Commissioner for the Town of Orange.

In addition to being chosen as Chairman of the Board of Police Commissioners more than twelve years ago, Don Lewis was named a ‘Living Treasure’ by the Town of Orange in 2014.

The Orange Police Department asks you to join us in thanking Commissioner Lewis for more than two decades of dedicated service to the Board of Police Commissioners and the men and women of the Orange Police Department. He will be missed, but we wish him all the best in retirement.

This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedule

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Feb 182018
 

This week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedule

Monday, Feb. 19

Boys Ice Hockey vs. Tri-Town Home – Bennett Rink – West Haven at 2 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey v. Hand-Coginchaug-Old Lyme Home – The Rinks at Shelton at 5 p.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving v. Xavier Home – Orange Community Center Pool at 7:20 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 22

Boys Basketball v. Daniel Hand Home – at Amity High School at 6:30 p.m.

Boys Ice Hockey v. Trinity Catholic Away – Terry Conners Ice Rink at 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 23

V Wrestling CIAC Open Championship Away – Floyd Little Athletic Center-New Haven at 3 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 24

Boys Ice Hockey v. Watertown-Pomperaug Home – Bennett Rink – West Haven at 3 p.m.

Wrestling CIAC Open Championship Away – Floyd Little Athletic Center-New Haven at 9 a.m.

Boys Hockey: Jordan Conn’s Hat Trick Helps Amity Shut Out Newtown

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Feb 182018
 

With the regular season drawing to a close, it is imperative that the boys’ hockey team and every team performs their best on the road to the SCC Championship games and then, hopefully to the state competitions.

From the very first scrimmage, Orange Live expressed its belief in the Amity Spartans Hockey Team and after an “okay” season they are finding their stride — and just in time.

With their Valentine’s Day win over North Branford, the Spartans qualified for the upcoming tournament.

On Saturday, Feb. 17, the Spartans (9-6) were on the road in Danbury for a matchup against Newtown (7-10) and they continued to show their excellent skill on the ice.

As you can see, the game was 100 percent Amity.

First Period

Colin Hughes slapped one in unassisted, at 1:25 and put Amity on the scoreboard.

Second Period

The second period was huge for the Spartans just 4:34 after returning to the ice, Jordan Conn made a goal, assisted by Michael Miller.

Just three minutes later, Nelson Bordeleau scored on an assist from Adam Moscato. After that, the scoring was fast and furious. Joey Schittina made an unassisted goal within 35 seconds of the last one, and 50 seconds later Brian Early made an unassisted goal of his own and two minutes later it was Conn’s turn again, assisted by Early.

Third Period

Conn made his third (hat trick) goal on an assist from Jamie Blum. Then two minutes later Michael Decesare scored on assists from Justin Miller and Jake Silliman.

The Spartans win 8-0!

Open House: Spacious 4 Bedroom Colonial In The Great River Estates Community

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Feb 182018
 

Entertainment delight! Settle right into this spacious and lovingly maintained center hall colonial in the sought after Great River Golf Estates community! Come see it on Sunday, Feb. 18 from 1-3 p.m.
This 4 bedroom, 2 full and 2 half baths, original-owner home is open & bright with 3,176 sq. ft. of living space on the first two levels and another 900 sq. ft. of finished lower level space, just perfect for entertaining.
The main floor offers 9-foot ceilings, beautifully cared-for hardwood floors throughout, a large custom kitchen with double ovens and stainless steel fridge, center island, double-door pantry, large eat-in space with sliders to a huge patio with fire pit for a lovely outdoor entertaining space.
Kitchen opens to a large family room with wood-burning fireplace, ceiling fan and quaint plantation shutters. Office/formal living room with French doors, powder room & stunning 2-story foyer complete main level.
The second level boasts hardwood in the hallways, master suite with walk-in closet, large master bath with soaking tub, separate shower, double-sink vanity & separate commode room with linen closet. Two large bedrooms, a full bath and a junior suite with walk-in closet and half bath complete second level.
Inviting finished lower level w/ high ceilings for a rec room, man cave, craft area…use your imagination! Storage galore throughout, attic with pull-down stairs and several large closets/storage shelves in the basement.
Wonderful community near I-95, Rt. 15, the Milford train station, restaurants & 18-hole golf course. A MUST SEE!
MLS# 170048127  Offered for $589,000 by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. Alicia Hale REALTOR®

Dedication Ceremony Planned For The Elaine Arena Blood Pressure Clinics At The OVNA

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Feb 172018
 

The Orange Visiting Nurse Association would like to invite the community to honor a longtime friend, Elaine Arena, with the dedication of our Community Monthly Blood Pressure Clinic in Elaine’s memory.

First Selectman James Zeoli will be in attendance making a proclamation on behalf of Elaine Arena. The ceremony will take place on March 22, 2018, 12 p.m. at the Orange Visiting Nurse Association, 605A Orange Center Road.

Juliette Elaine Winfield Downes Arena of Orange passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. She was 91 years old. 

For twenty-two years Elaine was Finance Manager of the Town of Orange Visiting Nurse Association. After retirement, she was a dedicated volunteer for many years, most particularly as an IRS-AARP income tax preparer for the city of West Haven Senior Center. She had also volunteered with Orange VNA at their monthly blood pressure clinics for many years.

The blood pressure clinics are offered on the fourth Thursday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m. at the OVNA. This clinic offers residents an opportunity to have their blood pressure monitored or to receive information and counseling on health-related matters. The sessions are held by a Registered Nurse (RN) and/or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The screenings are free and no appointment is necessary.

Boys Swimming and Diving: Glastonbury Defeats Amity 98-86

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Feb 162018
 

Kevin Yanagisawa finishes the 100 Butterfly in 53.02

Amity Spartans Boys Swimming and Diving team hosted Glastonbury in Orange Friday night.

Everyone put in his best effort, but in the end, Glastonbury handed Amity it’s second loss of the season (the first was Fairfield Prep). Glastonbury took the long ride back home with a 98-86 victory.

Amity’s Winning Events

200 Medley Relay: A- 1:38.90 Shiva Gowda, Arsenio Bustos, Kevin Yanagisawa, Colin Roy

50 freestyle: A- 22.40 Colin Roy

100 Butterfly: A- 53.02 Kevin Yanagisawa

Colin Roy finished the 100 Freestyle in 47.85

100 Freestyle: A- 47.85 Colin Roy

200 Freestyle Relay: A- 1:30.75 Tyler Roy, Arsenio Bustos, Kevin Yanagisawa, Colin Roy

100 Breaststroke: A- 1:00.40 Arsenio Bustos

400 Freestyle Relay: A- 3:37.40 Nic Robinson, Blake Wetter, Uranik Klobucishta, Shiva Gowda

 Glastonbury’s Winning Events

200 Freestyle: G- 1:48.20 Chris Walker

200 Ind. Med: G- 1:56.49 McAllistair Milne

Diving: G- 276.50 Ethan Godfrey

500 Freestyle: G- 5:50.52 McAllistair Milne

100 Backstroke: G- 58.06 Evan Fuller

Record: Amity 10-2

Next Up: Amity takes on Xavier on Monday in Orange at 7:20 p.m. Then, in March the CIAC Class L battles begin.