Terri Miles

My name is Terri Miles, I've been covering the Town of Orange for about 15 years, first with the Amity Observer and then for an online news site. I was moved to start my own site because of a strong desire to give Orange residents what they want and deserve, a 24/7 news site without fillers, regional stories or blogs. Just news and events from YOUR town and your children's High School. Why? Because I know you and I care. A relative financed the domain name and other little details for me so I wouldn't go stir crazy after departing from my last job.

Oct 232014

orange police duiDrinking while driving

Patrol officers observed a vehicle drive into the parking area of a business on the Boston Post Road that was closed at 3:34 a.m. on Oct. 5.

Upon stopping the vehicle, police administered standardized roadside sobriety tests on the driver, Paco Garcia, 27, of 14 Fox St., New Haven.

Garcia was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, drinking while driving and driving without a license.

He was released after posting $50 bond for court Oct. 20.

Oct 232014

IMG_2695Senior Night was a memorable one for the Lady Spartans Volleyball Team Thursday night as they defeated Woodland 3-1 in Woodbridge.

Amity won the first two matches 25-20; 25-19, then Woodland came through with a victory in the third match 28-26. The Lady Spartans would not allow their opponents another win, and rounded out the night with the winning game at 25-21.

Amity’s noteworthy players:

Briana Mirmina had 4 kills and 20 digs; Nina Luciani had 5 kills and Haley Pierson had 31 assists and 5 digs.

Woodland’s noteworthy players: 

Abbey Rosato had 6 kills, 3 blocks and 2 digs; Anna Khalid had 9 kills, 2 assists, 3 aces and 5 digs; Carla Piccolo had 11 digs, 3 kills and 4 aces and Cam Caswell had 18 digs and 2 kills.

RecordsAmity improved it’s season record to 17-3; Woodland fell to 16-4

Oct 232014

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 1.51.36 PMIn honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month My Gym Children’s Fitness Centers, 391 Boston Post Road, Orange is going pink to recognize all those who have battled and are battling Breast Cancer.

On Friday, Oct. 24, the center will be hosting “Donate to Play” during which all ages are invited to come into the gym and play with a parent or guardian at the cost of a monetary donation. All proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

The staff is hoping for a good turnout to play for a great cause. 

Oct 232014

The-Lunchbox-PosterThe Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, will host this month’s “Film Buffs” feature next Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.

The Lunchbox” (India 2013) A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

104 minutes. Rated PG-13.

Please pre-register in person or by telephone 203-891-2170.

Oct 232014

Watercolors from the 2013 show.

Watercolors from the 2013 show.

Art in the Library presents Waterworks XV, watercolors by the students of Audrey Galer, from Nov. 1- 30 in the second floor gallery at the Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road.

Artists exhibiting their work include Shuba Balakumar, Frances Barsevich, Mary Beltramellow, Susan Clark, Amanda Coes, Renee Cohen, Molly Dineen, Bette Donohoe, Millie Farrell, Lina Gohovyan, Gabriela Guevara, Liz Harlow, Anita Heffernan, Joan Lakin and Shari Lipton. 

Also, Lindsay Marieb, Pat Miller, Al Munroe,  Mukul Mukherjee, Carolyn Pickup, Lisa Rehm, Barbara Rosen, Lydia Sanchez, Riva Silverfarb, Joan Stenner, Karen Stephens, Linda Stone, Betty Sword, and Mary Ann Verinas.

An Artist’s Reception will take place Thursday, Nov. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Art in the Library presents monthly art shows in the Library gallery and has scheduled shows through 2015. Each June there is a jurying process to plan for the year(s) ahead. The Committee has been in existence for 15 years. Artists seeking information about exhibiting their work should contact Audrey Galer at 203-795-3695.  

Oct 222014

home-for-sale-sold-signTown Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan released this latest list of property transfers filed at Town Hall between Oct. 13 and Oct. 20.

These are the homes that sold in Orange in that time period.

• 501 Marble Road, $225,500, James Mark Santa Barbara to Michael P. Ross, filed on Oct. 15

• 611 Fawn Drive, $305,000, Zhenglong Wang to S. Adam Spiewak, filed on Oct. 15.

• 223 Deerfield Lane Unit C-12, $408,662, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Christine Haller, filed on Oct. 16.

• 24 Woodside Drive, $12,200, Helen D. Lostys to Sean Hartshorn, filed on Oct. 16.

• 24 Woodside Drive, $231,800, Frances K. Lostys Exec to Sean Hartshorn, filed on Oct. 16.

• 464 Lambert Road, $335,000, Cindy Skiber to Brett Lazowsky, filed on Oct. 20.

• 211 Deerfield Lane, $532,136, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Florence Lewis, filed on Oct. 20.


Oct 222014

IMG_8344On Monday, Oct. 20, the Lady Spartans Field Hockey Team showed the visiting North Haven Indians how it’s done in Woodbridge.

In the first half Cassie Bishop got one past North Haven goalie Rylee Bathrick on an assist from Lauren Duhl.

The second half saw a lot of Amity action with Marissa Mizzone scoring on an assist from Duhl; then Gabby Torrenti had two goals (one on a Duhl assist). Ending the game at 4-0 Amity.

Rylee Bathrick made 4 saves for the Indians; Ashley Powers made 1 save for the Lady Spartans. 

Records — Amity 5-9-1; North Haven 0-11-1


Oct 222014

Copper-pipesThe residential burglary that was touched on in the September Police Activity Report is still under investigation.

Here is a little preliminary information so residents know where it took place and what was taken.

The incident took place on Sept. 19 at a foreclosed home on Long Meadow.

Tools and copper pipes were taken.

Police are trying to get in touch with the former property owner and the real estate agent for more information.

Oct 222014

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 2.39.42 PMThe Orange Police Department has recently launched new access on several social media fronts. 

The Department now has a Facebook page as well as twitter and instagram accounts. 

“It is our hope to be able to better inform the community of our activity both on a routine basis and during emergencies,” said Asst. Chief Anthony Cuozzo. “In the past the department had relied on members individual pages or the Emergency Management pages to get the word out.  This will allow us to showcase our efforts in community policing, whether its in the schools, partnering with youth services, or any of the many outreach programs the department uses.”

We will use the sites to post press releases, although we also will use traditional media outlets to get that news out.

The facebook site can be found under “Town of Orange Police Department,” follow us on Twitter and instagram at  “@orangepdct”

Oct 222014

Bill Hunt, David Hughes, Jane Massey, Pat Romano, and Dennis Marsh. In the front, sitting are Anchor Keith Kountz and weather personality Sam Kantrow.

Bill Hunt, David Hughes, Jane Massey, Pat Romano, and Dennis Marsh. In the front, sitting are Anchor Keith Kountz and weather personality Sam Kantrow.

The 2014 Orange Senior Leadership class recently visited WTNH8 as part of its media day. 

Through the Senior Leadership Program, students learn about government, civic organizations, and team building skills. The class works on a community service project to benefit Orange.

This year’s project is Senior Substance Abuse and Medication Mismanagement.

Two informational seminars will be held at the HPCC café, on Oct 22 and Oct 29 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. The seminars are open to the public.