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.

Open House: 3 Bedroom Raised Ranch on Dogwood, Aug. 30, 1-3 p.m.

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Aug 302015

Screen Shot 2015-08-28 at 8.15.04 PMLet Tom Cavaliere show you around this open house at 399 Dogwood Rd, today, Sunday Aug. 30 from 1-3 p.m.

Spacious 2,692 sqft Raised Ranch on pretty 3/4 acre level lot. Formal living room with bay window and fireplace, formal dining room with hardwood floor, eat-in kitchen with new granite counter tops, beautiful family room with cathedral ceilings, hardwood floor, skylights and sliders to deck, 3 bedrooms with hardwood floors, 2.5 baths. Finished lower level has additional large family room with 2nd fireplace, laundry room and access to the 2 car garage. The lovely back yard is flat, fenced and private.

Price reduced by $11,000, now offered for $348,900

Call Cavaliere at 203-787-8726
MLS #: N10062722

Cable Ready
Carpet, Hardwood, Tile
Appliances Included: Dishwasher, Range with Hood, Refrigerator,Washer, Dryer, Freezer
Partially Finished Full Basement
Fuel Type: Oil
Public Water Connected
Sewage System: Septic
Upper Level Deck
Paved Driveway
Under House Garage

Come Share A Laugh With Friends At the Orange Lions Club Comedy Night

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Aug 292015

laughing lions clubThe Orange Lions Club will host its annual Comedy Night at St. Barbara Hall, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange, on Saturday, Oct. 3.

This year, the event will feature a variety of comedians to entertain and amuse you. It will have you roaring with laughter.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with a buffet dinner served at 6:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar serving beer and wine.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the rest of your evening with a beverage or some dessert and coffee as the show starts at 8 p.m.

Come join the fun, and support the Orange Lions Charities.  Door prizes and Raffle Baskets will highlight the evening.

The cost is $30 pp or $35 pp for VIP.

Call 203-795-9651 today to make your reservation. You also may contact any Orange Lions Club Member.

Originally Published on: Aug 25, 2015 @ 09:53

A Feel Good Story For Your Weekend

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Aug 292015

11931710_892781550790707_1533782752_nHere is our best update of the day. The little black, spayed female cat that was left behind when her family moved away, has been adopted by a new family.

She went to her forever home this afternoon around 3:30 p.m.

After the heartless former owners abandoned her, declawed and left outdoors to fend for herself.

A neighbor took mercy on her, fed her and brought her to the vet, where she had a complete check up. She then continued to look out for the cat and reached out to Orange Live and via social media to find a permanent home for her.

Nearly 2,000 people read about her on Orange Live’s Facebook Page and website and more than 700 people shared her story on social media.

When we learn what her new family has named her we will pass that on to all of you, because we know you care.

Thank you everyone for all you did for this little cat, especially the caring neighbor and the family that took her in. 



About Tonight’s Full Moon: Supermoon or Super Disappointment?

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Aug 292015


This image shows the smallest full moon superimposed on Supermoon. by Stefano Sciarpetti.

You may have thought that the moon was full on Friday night, but August’s true full moon, the “Sturgeon Moon,” “Wheat Cut Moon,” “Blueberry Moon,” or “Full Green Corn Moon,” (take your pick) is today at 2:35 p.m., Moonrise is 7:23 p.m. 

What’s special about tonight’s moon is it is a “perigee” Supermoon, when the moon is nearest to Earth in its orbit.

What you can expect is elevated tides and the appearance of the first of three Supermoons this year.

Tonight’s moon won’t look perfectly round, though, due to some atmospheric anomalies, but the most impressive of the three consecutive Supermoons will appear on September 28, which is when it will be the closet to Earth. That one also will align with a total eclipse of the Moon.

We’ve heard about Supermoons a lot in the past few years, but we have never seen one in this area like the one that graced our skies like the magnificent undeniable Supermoon of March 19, 2011. No full moon will be this close to Earth again until November 14, 2016.

Photo of the Magnificent 2012 Supermoon taken in Washington State by Tim McCord

Photo of the Magnificent 2012 Supermoon taken in Washington State by Tim McCord


Kevin Arnone Wants YOU To Join His Bowling League

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Aug 292015

Kevin Arnone at the lanes

Kevin Arnone at the lanes

Do you want to go bowling? Back in the day it was the thing to do. Then it was something our dads did with the mens league from church. But now, younger people like Orange native, WTNH 8 meteorologist Kevin Arnone are making this “old man’s sport” cool again.

Well, it’s that time of year again, and Kevin is putting together teams for the Far Mill River League.

Come to the AMF Milford Lanes (across from Costco) on Monday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

• Cost is $20 per week for 30 weeks of bowling.

11874930_2488601089554_131941224_o• 4 person teams, any combination works. Practice starts at 6:30 p.m. (bowling starts at 6:45 p.m.)

• Brackets, side pots and 50/50 raffle.

• 90% of 230 for handicap.

• End of year banquet and prize fund.

Contact Kevin at [email protected] or text/call at 203-988-1295 for more information.


Originally Published on: Aug 20, 2015 @ 21:48




Historical Tag Sale At the Museum

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Aug 292015

IMG_9235Orange Historical Society presents its end of summer tag sale, weather permitting, at the Academy Museum Antique Shop 605 Orange Center Road on August 29, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A “new” collection of tag sale items will be featured as well as a recently received collection of CT Postcards in the antique shop .
Come visit the museum, take a tour of this 1878 historical Academy, browse the tag sale items outside and the antiques and collectibles inside.

For information call 203 795-3106.


Originally Published on: Aug 23, 2015 @ 13:27

The Academy

Another Tag Sale in Orange Today

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Aug 292015

Screen Shot 2015-08-29 at 12.56.08 AMCheck out this tag sale at 422 Ridgeview Road, Saturday, Aug. 29 from 8am – noon. T

hey have a riding lawn mower, snowblower, 2 strollers, boy and girls toys and clothes from infant to young kids, some house ware and office items and more!

Orange Republicans Host Community Picnic

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Aug 292015

Screen Shot 2015-08-21 at 12.02.23 PMThe Orange Republicans are hosting a Community Picnic on Saturday, August 29th from 12 noon to 4:00 pm at HPCC in the pavilion. (Rain or Shine)

Meet the Republican candidates and support Jim Zeoli and his Team.

The price is $10.00 pp (Adults), $5.00 pp (Children). The menu includes, hamburgers, a hot dog bar (make it your way with all the fixins), corn on the cob, all cooked up by the candidates, cold salads, wine, beer, soda and water.

Bring your family, friends and neighbors! Come on out and join the fun! You don’t want to miss out on this! RSVP to Lynn Plaskowitz @ 203-627-1673 or email @ [email protected]

Originally Published on: Aug 11, 2015 @ 14:49

Second Publishing on: Aug 21, 2015 @ 12:10

Police: Orange Resident Charged With DUI

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Aug 282015

BEST POLICE Patch EVEROfficers responded to the scene of a one-car accident on Dogwood Road, Aug. 23 at 1:14 a.m.

There they met with the driver of the vehicle,Matthew Litwin, 20, of 472 Sportsman Rd, Orange, and had him perform standardized roadside sobriety tests.

He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) and failure to drive in a proper lane.

Litwin was released after posting $50 bond for court Sept. 8. 


Sept. 1 Town Plan & Zoning Meeting Agenda

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Aug 282015

Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 8.19.16 PMThe Town Plan & Zoning Commission meets at Orange Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m.


Following is the agenda:

1. Review of the Minutes from the April 7, 2015, June 2, 2015, August 18,

2015 meetings.

2. Old Business.

3. New Business.

4. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

-Review of Zoning Activities Log.


5. * AFFORDABLE HOUSING 8-30g APPLICATION – 504-506 Boston Post Road. Submitted by AMP Investments LLC, for property known as 504-506 Boston Post Road. The proposal is for an adaptive reuse of the rear building of the property currently known as 504 Boston Post Road.

The intent is to make the plaza a mixed use Retail-Residential property with an 8-30g residential component. Ten apartments are proposed.

6. * APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL USE – Request for outdoor dining.

Submitted by property owner Goodies Orange LLC. For property known as 111 Boston Post Road. Request is being made for outdoor restaurant seating as per Section 383-50 (G) & Section 383-143.4 of the Orange Zoning Regulations.

7. *APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY SPECIAL USE EARTH MATERIALS REMOVAL & FILLING. Submitted by R. D. Scinto, Inc. for property known as 161 Marsh Hill Road. The special use is for earth materials to be moved, cut, and filled on site.

Also submitted was a SITE PLAN APPLICATION and an APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES. These applications are in conjunction with the construction of an 80,378 sq. ft. office building with associated parking.

8. SITE PLAN APPLICATION and an APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES. For 161 Marsh Hill Road. These applications are for the construction of an 80,378 sq. ft. office building with associated parking.