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2019-20 Bus Route #55 RaceBrook School

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Aug 192019
 

RaceBrook School – 2019/2020

Driver: Gary Colello

Route No. 55

Start Time 7:40 AM

Arrival Time 8:15 AM – Regular Dismissal 3:00 PM

(1st Stop) 493 Derby Ave

537 Derby Ave

936 Green Circle

Trillium Court & Green Circle

916 Mapledale Road

886 Mapledale Road

145 Peach Tree Drive

854 Mapledale Road

834 Mapledale Road

181 Surrey Drive

202 Surrey Drive

132 Cherry Hill Road

104 Cherry Hill Road

840 Orange Center Road

Orange Center Road & Pardee Manor

122 Pardee Manor

780 Mapledale Road

647 School House Lane

625 Schoolhouse Lane

669 Orange Center Road

695 Orange Center Road

166 Orchard Road

Old Hickory Road & South Hickory Rd

128 Buttonball Road

114 Buttonball Road

125 Rogers Road

121 Tyler City Road

 

2019-20 Bus Route # 54 RaceBrook School

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Aug 192019
 

RaceBrook School – 2019/2020

Driver: Polly Knight

Route No. 54

Start Time 7:40 AM

Arrival Time 8:15 AM – Regular Dismissal 3:00 PM

(1st Stop) 584 RaceBrook Road

528 Racebrook Road

470 Locust Drive

Locust Drive & Edward Court

543 Bishop Drive

47 Hall Drive

63 Hall Drive

Chippendale La & Wedgewood Dr

Putting Green & Lambert Road

464 Lambert Road

29 Rolling Ridge Road

85 Sunset Drive

528 Lambert Road

546 Lambert Road

575 Lambert Road

16 Tyler City Road

Grannis Road & Racebrook Rd

19 Grannis Road

27 Grannis Road

85 Grannis Road

2019-20 Bus Route #53 RaceBrook School

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Aug 192019
 

RaceBrook School – 2019/2020

Driver: Ken Mitchell Jr

Route No. 53

Start Time 7:40 AM

Arrival Time 8:15 AM – Regular Dismissal 3:00 PM

(1st Stop) 834 Sheffield Road

Ohman Ave & Columbia St

Woodruff Rd & Hadley Rd

College Road & Ohman Ave

Ohman Ave & Alling Road

Alling Road & Pondbrook Road

806 Oakwood Road

828 Oakwood Road

Oakwood Rd & Dentree

Dentree Drive & Whitney Lane

814 Dentree Drive

319 Derby Ave

329 Derby Ave

341 Derby Ave

Birchwood Drive & Whitney Lane

808 Birchwood Drive

849 Birchwood Drive

860 Birchwood Drive

5 Ironwood Way

20 Ironwood Way

214 Derby Ave

Derby Ave & Mapleview Road

176 Derby Ave

142 Grannis Road

125 Grannis Road

 

2019-20 Bus Route #52, RaceBrook School

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Aug 192019
 

RaceBrook School – 2019/2020

Driver: Joe Moncheski

Route No. 52

Start Time 7:40 AM

Arrival Time 8:15 AM – Regular Dismissal 3:00 PM

(1st Stop) 52 Williamsburg Drive

Walnut Hill Rd & Green Hill Rd

20 Green Hill Road

47 Green Hill Road

60 Green Hill Road

804 Walnut Hill Road

Orange Center & Pinecrest (North)

1051 Orange Center Road

44 Center Road Circle

940 Orange Center Road (South of Rt 34)

904 Orange Center Road (South of Rt 34)

764 Lambert Road

 

2019-20 Bus Route #51 RaceBrook School

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Aug 192019
 

RaceBrook School – 2019/2020

Driver: MaryAnn Minervino

Route No. 51

Start Time 7:55 AM

Arrival Time 8:15 AM – Regular Dismissal 3:00 PM

(1st Stop) Racebrook Rd & Rolling Ridge Rd

Avalon Drive (West)

Avalon Drive (East)

355 RaceBrook Rd

 

2019-20 Bus Route #50 RaceBrook School

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Aug 192019
 

RaceBrook School – 2019/2020

Driver: Don Gillotti

Route No. 50

Start Time 7:44 AM

Arrival Time 8:15 AM – Regular Dismissal 3:00 PM

(1st Stop) 628 Lambert Road

639 Lambert Road

719 Lambert Road

Shepherd Lane & Royal Lane

690 St John Drive

St John Drive & Farm River Road

655 St John Drive

15 Pryde Drive

5 Hampton Close

24 Hampton Close

31 Hampton Close

64 Hampton Close

78 Hampton Close

53 Woodside Drive

44 Woodside Drive

Murfield Drive & Woodside Drive

RaceBrook Road & Murfield Road

644 Racebrook Road

642 RaceBrook Road

620 RaceBrook Road

Racebrook Road & Andrew Lane

8 Andrew Lane

35 Andrew Lane

60 Andrew Lane

 

Heat Advisory In Effect Through Tomorrow Night

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Aug 182019
 

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory now through 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19.

Expect heat index values of 95-100.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among the at-risk population who cannot stay cool.

The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

About Heat Stress

  • Heat stress occurs when your body cannot cool itself enough to maintain a healthy temperature (37 °C).
  • When it is very hot, you may be at increased risk of heat stress.
  • Some people are more at risk of heat stress, including babies and young children, the elderly, and people with some health conditions or on certain medications.

Symptoms of heat stress:

  • tiredness and lethargy
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • feeling faint
  • muscle cramps
  • feeling thirsty
  • urinating less often.

Signs of heat stress:

  • pale skin
  • excess sweating or no sweating
  • dark urine.

Keeping Cool in the Heat

  • Drink plenty of fluids: water, diluted juice (mixed with water), low sugar sports drinks.
  • Limit or avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks (including tea, coffee and energy drinks) as these can increase dehydration.
  • Make ice cubes from water or cordial and suck them.
  • Wear light-coloured, loose clothing.
  • Stay indoors with a fan or air-conditioner on (ensure adequate ventilation if using a fan)
  • Take a cool shower or bath, or put your feet in a bowl of cool water.
  • Use a spray bottle filled with water, or a wet cloth, to cool your face and body.
  • Keep curtains, blinds and windows closed during the day to keep your home cool.
  • Sleep with just a sheet over you, in the coolest part of the house.
  • Limit time spent outdoors: go early morning or late evening, stay in the shade, put on a hat and sunglasses, and apply sunscreen.
  • Always carry a water bottle when out.

Don’t Forget Your Pets

Animals are vulnerable during extremely hot and humid weather.

If you let them outside to do their business, make sure you limit the time spent outdoors.

Keep a container of cool water available for him/her both inside and out.

 

Register For Fall Soccer

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Aug 182019
 

The Orange Soccer Association is accepting applications for its fall program.

Orange Soccer is a weekly program designed to allow young players to develop their soccer skill in a fun and relaxed environment.

Every Sunday during the season, teams of approx. 6-8 players are led through ~15 minutes of skill-building exercises, followed by 45-60 minutes of game time depending on the age group. Teams are coached by parent volunteers and officiated by experienced referees.

Spread the Word …

Please help them spread the word and share with those families especially with children entering Pre-K and Kindergarten this fall.

 

Column: How My Life Changed 10 Years Ago On This Date

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Aug 182019
 

This is a column that I wrote in 2009 when I was the editor of the Amity Observer newspaper. For years, I had all of my copy written and the entire newspaper laid out the night before deadline day. But not this particular week. 

If it seems a bit scattered, (poorly composed) you will understand why 2/3 of the way through it at “Revelation”

I Had A What?

This has been a strange, scary and educational week. August 18, started out as a typical Tuesday, in which I normally would begin “laying out” the Amity Observer as I have for the past 10 years.

But something was different. I had what I thought was crippling depression. There was no reason for it, but I couldn’t get motivated to format e-mails, write stories, or prepare the paper for publication.

This has never happened before. I am known around the office for my dedication to the Observer. I wouldn’t ever do anything to compromise the quality of the newspaper or to be late turning in my stories, photographs or updating the web site, but that day I was unable to do anything.

I was fully aware of what day it was and knew I had to find my motivation to write inside briefs. But I couldn’t. I spoke to one of my co-workers around 11:30 that evening, as he and I collaborated on the final front page design for several years, and I hadn’t sent it to him yet.

On Wednesday morning, Aug. 19, I woke up late and remembered that I hadn’t written two of my front-page stories, nor had I laid out any inside pages.

I felt “out of it.”

I was numb in the head, unable to get anything done, although I wanted to, and realized how important it was that I step it up a bit.

Using notes I had previously compiled, I wrote the story about Russ Arpaia, the hot dog vendor, and Keith Johnstone, the injured firefighter from Bethany, and sent them to my managing editor 10 minutes before the newspaper was due to go to press. This was totally out of character. I would never do that if I was in my right mind.

I remember driving to work as my paper was supposed to be on the way to the printing plant. I knew I should be, but couldn’t bring myself to be concerned. As I walked down the long hallway to the office, it seemed like a tunnel. A long, fuzzy tunnel.

When our production “go-to guy” Mario told me that I was four hours late, I had to look at the clock. I couldn’t believe what he was saying, and I couldn’t do the math.

Strangely enough, still no sense of urgency. That wasn’t me. He asked, and everyone else was wondering “What’s wrong with you?” (add a curse word in there) I didn’t know. I thought maybe it was the “depression” that I felt the day before. My managing editor strongly suggested that I see a doctor. I called the doctor’s office to see what the waiting time would be and drove home.

Later that night I went to my friend’s house to pick something up. She, too, asked, “What’s wrong with you?” she mentioned that my eye looked funny. I had no idea what she was talking about. She said my speech was slow, and I was in a daze, taking forever to answer simple questions.

A Visit To The Doctor

On Thursday, I woke up early and made my way to the doctor’s office. The wait wasn’t long. My friend (and co-worker) Jill, showed up at the office, just out of the blue. Luckily for me, she answered questions about my insurance. My head was fuzzy and I didn’t know what they were talking about.

“Insurance Card? Why do you need an insurance card?” We have new insurance that just kicked in, I didn’t get a card yet, but I had a piece of paper that explained the insurance plan.

Jill called my managing editor and got some answers. The doctor’s staff was able to confirm that I had insurance that was active. Jill came into the exam room with me and told my doctor all about what she had observed about my behavior – information that I would not have been able to provide.

The doctor told me to take a week off, and I told her that I didn’t know how to do that. She then ordered a magnetic resonance imaging test (MRI). My head was still “fuzzy” and I had a headache. Why an MRI?

The appointment was set for Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 5 p.m. Hearing this, my doctor said “no” and insisted that I get there sooner. “You don’t fool around with the brain,” she said. Her staff made another appointment for the following day, Friday, Aug. 21.

When I got to the newspaper office on Thursday to pick up the 200 copies of the Observer that I deliver every week, my publisher and managing editor met me and told me that I had vacation time coming this week. They told me that I couldn’t write any stories for this week’s edition, but I insisted on doing the Open Farm story since it was the last part of a six-part series. I wanted to keep the formula uniform with the other five parts – that was important. They finally agreed.

They’d made arrangements for my police blotter and other stories to get written by other reporters for this week’s edition.

I drove myself to Stratford for the MRI on Friday, still speaking slowly when I answered questions but I was fully aware of what was going on.

I wasn’t feeling like myself and went through red lights and stopped at green lights along the way. I knew what I was supposed to do but couldn’t seem to do it.

Revelation

Within a few minutes of leaving the MRI testing place, my doctor called my cell phone and said, “You had a stroke.” “Oh, OK, that explains it,” I thought, then I asked, “Was it a TIA mini-stroke or a stroke, stroke?”

“It was a stroke,” she said. “You need to pick up your films from the MRI office, and you have to get a ride to Yale-New Haven Hospital emergency room right away.”

I called Jill and asked if she could give me a ride. Within minutes she was ready and waiting for me and off we went.

I had my CD film of my MRI with me and that little piece of paper with insurance information to give at Yale.

The staff took me in immediately, as my doctor had called in advance.

Everyone told me how lucky I was to still be able to function after the loss of blood flow to the frontal lobe, which controls one’s ability to plan and the temporal lobe, which controls speech.

To my surprise, I was admitted and sent to a room on the eighth floor. And I remained in the hospital from Friday through Wednesday. Writing that final installment of the open farms’ story (and this column) from the hospital bed.

On my walks and stretcher rides in the hospital hallways, I heard other people talk about he loved ones they were visiting who had strokes and were going for MRIs. These people were profoundly affected by their strokes. Some couldn’t talk, others couldn’t walk, or lost the use of their extremities.

It’s then that I realized just how lucky I was, considering that I didn’t recognize the severity of the initial symptoms. Assuming that I had the stroke on Tuesday when I was “Depressed,” and didn’t get to the doctor’s office until three days later, I am extremely fortunate.

I actually had several TIA (mini-strokes) weeks earlier leading up to this one.

I would go to the gym and while I was on the treadmill, I noticed that my right leg would drag behind. When I was walking my Golden, Baron, I also experienced the leg dragging issue, but didn’t do anything about it. I also stuttered occasionally. 

I hope this will serve as a warning for everyone out there. Pay attention to “strange” changes in your body. Call 911 immediately if you have concerns. if not for my managing editor, my friend Jill, and my awesome doctor, this could have ended much differently. 

This is the first installment of a three-part series that I will publish in real-time as they ran 10 years ago.

 

2019-20 Bus Route #70 Peck Place School

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Aug 172019
 

Peck Place School – 2019/2020

Route No. 70

Driver Dave Woodmansee

Start Time 7:44 AM

Arrival Time 8:15 AM – Regular Dismissal 3:00 PM

(1st Stop) 374 Orange Center Road

Merry Circle (Cul-de-Sac)

Orange Center Road & Demarest Dr

419 Orange Center Road

Hitchcock Ct & Orange Center Rd

Christian Circle & Barton Drive

465 Barton Dr

482 Orange Center Road

220 Karen Drive

235 Karen Drive

241 Karen Drive

259 Karen Drive

Karen Dr & Petrose Circle (West)

252 Petrose Circle

Karen Dr & David Court

David Ct & Argyle Rd

259 Argyle Rd

224 Argyle Rd

205 Argyle Rd

211 Currier Dr

Currier Drive & Rustic Court

304 Currier Dr