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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.

Looking For A Condo In The Area? This May Be It!

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Nov 032017
 

Orange resident, Realtor Denise Mirto is handling this listing at 52 Greenview Lane, #52, Milford.

Recently reduced by $5,000, this 887 sqft 1 bed, 1 bathroom condo with splendid views of the Housatonic River and ready for immediate occupancy is available for $159,000.

New kitchen cabinets and floor. New carpeting and the unit is all freshly painted.

Features include A/C, furnace, and hot water heater all 2 years old. It has a large utility closet in the kitchen and a small deck by front entry to sit and enjoy the views.

This unit is one flight up.

Call Denise at 203-701-4848 or e-mail denisemirto@gmail.com

Fall Basketball Clinics With The Lady Spartans Begin Tonight, Register At The Door

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Oct 052017
 

IMG_5305The Junior and Senior Amity Spartans Girls Basketball players will join their coach Michelle Shoop for their popular Fall Basketball Clinics for 6 sessions in October and November.

The program offers developmental skills for players in second to eighth grades, including:

Drills — Skills that, if practiced regularly will elevate your game to a higher level.

Shooting Sessions — Players can work exclusively on their shooting skills.

Competitions — Players will build the basketball skills required for success at any level.

One-On-One Time with current Amity High School Players.

Games — Each clinic will end with gameplay to practice what you have learned.

The clinics are scheduled for Thurs. Oct 5, Weds. Oct 11, Thur. Oct 19, Weds. Oct 25, Wed. Nov 1, and Weds. Nov 8. All sessions will take place at Amity High School, in the Paul Mengold Gymnasium from 6 to 8 p.m.

Pre-registration is $90 for all 6 sessions or $15 per session.

Registration at the door is $102 for all 6 sessions or $17 per session.

Make checks payable to Amity Girls’ Basketball:

Mail Clinic Registration Form to Elise Laugeni, 13 Brightwood Drive, Woodbridge, Ct 06525 or drop off with Coach Shoop at Amity High School

This is the Lady Spartans’ top fundraiser of the year.

For information, e-mail amitygirlsball@gmail.com

 

Attention Students: Orange Arts & Culture Council Sponsoring “Picture This Photo Contest”

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Oct 022017
 

The Orange Arts & Culture Council is sponsoring a photo contest for students in grades four through twelve.  The annual “Picture This” photo contest is open to Orange residents.

Deadline for entries is October 30.

The photos should represent people, places or things in Orange or subjects of interest to the photographer. The prints must be 8 X 10 inches in size and unframed. The photo can be color or black and white.

Students entering the contest should include a short description of the photos (they can enter more than one picture) and include their name, address, and phone number, school and grade level on the back of the photo.

Photographers are encouraged to experiment with a variety of shots. Try taking pictures of flowers, your pets, an interesting scene or a farm animal. The possibilities are endless.

Prizes will be awarded in three age categories: grades four through six, grades seven and eight and grades nine through twelve.  First place winner will be awarded $25, second place $15 and honorable mention $10. All winning photos will be displayed.

Those entering the contest should mail their entries to: OACC, P.O. Box 1037, Orange, CT 06477. All submitted photos become the property of OACC and will not be returned.

For more information about the contest contact Liz Gesler at 203-95-5133 or Judy Primavera at 203-795-1133.

Unwrapping The Purple Firetrucks For Chloe

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Sep 222017
 

On August 12, 2016, the tri-town Amity volunteer fire departments came together to show off their newly wrapped purple Courage For Chloe fire trucks in honor of baby Chloe Clemmens, a sweet baby girl whose smile never faded even though she was battling Neuroblastoma.

Little Chloe continues to beat cancer, and now it’s time to celebrate!

According to the WVFD Facebook page, the Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge volunteer fire departments will unwrap their purple Courage for Chloe trucks to celebrate Chloe’s cancer being in remission for 9 months on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Woodbridge Firehouse, 100 Center Rd, Woodbridge, from 1-4 p.m.

Refreshments, hot dogs, and hamburgers will be served.

The event is free and open to the public.

Sep 222017
 

It’s Friday, Sept. 22, the first day of Fall, and it is a very busy day for Amity Varsity sports teams.

Here’s today’s schedule:

V Boys Soccer v. Sheehan
Home – Amity High School – Field # 3
3:45 p.m.

V Girls Soccer v. Jonathan Law
Away – Lawmen Stadium
3:45 p.m.

V Girls Volleyball v. Cheshire
Away – Cheshire High – West Gym
6:30 p.m.

V Football v. Hillhouse
Away – Bowen Field
7:00 p.m.

V Girls Swimming and Diving v. Mercy
Home – Orange Community Center Pool
7:20 p.m.

GOP Announces Campaign Headquarters Opening Date

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Sep 212017
 

The Orange Republican Town Committee will host its campaign headquarters grand opening on Wednesday, October 4th at 7:00 p.m.

The headquarters is located at 185 Boston Post Road in Orange at Hitchcock Plaza.

Come meet Jim Zeoli and our “Z” team candidates and join them for some finger foods and beverages.  This is your chance to ask questions, get answers and see where our candidates stand. All are welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you!

This is your chance to ask questions, get answers and see where our candidates stand. All are welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you!

“All are welcome to attend,” said ORTC Chairman Nancy Nastri. “We look forward to seeing you!”

Orange Police: Wanted Person, Reward Offered

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Sep 212017
 

The Orange Police Department holds a warrant for the arrest of Vincent Jones, dob March 28, 1968, who is wanted in connection with the robbery of the Webster Bank branch on Racebrook Road in Orange on July 31, 2017.

Jones is known to frequent the New Haven area, along with other large state municipalities, but has no permanent address.

If you see Vincent Jones, do not approach him; contact police immediately by dialing 911.

Jones is facing charges of robbery, larceny, and breach of peace. He also has an active warrant from the Waterbury Office of Probation & Parole.

A reward of up to $500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Vincent Jones is being offered in conjunction with the Connecticut Bankers Association.

To report a sighting of Vincent Jones, dial 911. For information on his location, contact the Orange Police Department at 203.891.2130. All tips/information will be kept confidential.

About The Orange Chamber, UNH, Internship Program

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Sep 202017
 

On Sept. 11, Orange Live announced that The Orange Chamber of Commerce was introducing a Student Membership and Internship program in partnership with the University of New Haven, College of Business.

“The College of Business at the University of New Haven is proud to partner with the Chamber on this important initiative,” said Dean Brian Kench. “Our College of Business programs are designed to produce successful, confident, creative 21st-century citizens with the imagination, drive and skills that students need to tackle the complex problem-solving they will be tasked with in the world. The partnership with the Chamber expands our internship program, which affords our students the chance to put their skills to the test prior to graduation.”

The Student Membership program is being made possible through the generosity of Neil Feigl of the GEICO Local Office in Orange. Both the Chamber and GEICO are committed to helping bridge the gap between higher education and the business world.

Feigl wanted to increase the insurance company’s involvement with the Orange Chamber and recognized the student membership offering as an ideal opportunity to support emerging leaders. “GEICO engages in ongoing efforts to recruit the best-qualified talent,” said Feigl. “Getting college students involved in real-world interaction with the business community struck us as a practical way to help grow the local talent pool.”

Through this initiative, the Chamber is offering university students an exclusive opportunity to get connected with the business community. The Chamber encourages the growth and development of students as they prepare to enter the workforce, as well as a head start on their networking and professional development. Students will experience the benefits of chamber membership, networking events and relationship building activities in this innovative program. GEICO will initially sponsor ten students identified by Darell Singleterry, Director of the University’s MBA program.

Through membership with the Orange Chamber, college students will be afforded the opportunity to meet professional members, get involved in committees, community initiatives, share information, gain personal visibility and gain personal, professional and leadership skills through their involvement. Additionally, they will be promoted through the Chamber’s online membership directory under categories of “Student” and “Job Seeker”.

At the September Board meeting Charles (Pete) Peterson, Director of the college’s internship program spoke about the value of participating in the program. Both the business community and the student interns will benefit. Richard Zorena, President of the Chamber, said, “We already have members who have expressed an interest and we look forward to a great relationship with the University of New Haven.”

Girls Volleyball: Win Some Lose One, Amity’s Season Looking Good

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Sep 202017
 

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A Look Back

Coach Seth Davis’s Lady Spartans Volleyball team hosted the Staples Wreckers on Friday, Sept 8 in Woodbridge.

The two teams had three close games and two where the winner was cut and dried.

Amity Bows To Staples In Home Opener

Amity 2, Staples 3
Game scores: 14-25, 27-25, 25-22, 16-25, 16-14
Amity’s Noteable Players:  Abby Harbinson 24 kills 3 blocks, Jaiden Williams 35 assists, Dani Nordyk 6 kills
Records: Amity 0-1, Staples 1-0
Next on Monday, Sept. 11 they played Daniel Hand in Woodbridge and won 3-0.
On Thursday, Sept. 14, the Lady Spartans shut out the Foran Lions in Milford
Another victory was seen on Friday, Sept 15 at Lyman Hall. The final score was 3-1.

Lady Spartans Shut Out Governors

On  Sept. 18, the Lady Spartans hosted the Wilbur Cross Governors in Woodbridge and won all three games:  25-11, 25-21, 25-13

Amity 3, Wilbur Cross 0

Amity’s Noteworthy Players

Dani Nordyk 8 kills 3 aces, Maddy Adzigian 5 kills, Jaiden Williams 27 assists

Records: Amity: 4-1 (4-0), Wilbur Cross 2-2 (1-2)

Amity Shows East Haven How It’s Done In Woodbridge

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the Lady Spartans welcomed the East Haven Yellow Jackets in Woodbridge.

Seth Davis’s Girls kept up the momentum and shut out East Haven 3-0

Game Scores: 25-18, 25-22, 25-20

Amity’s Noteworthy players

Abby Harbinson 20 kills, Jaiden Williams 40 assists, Dani Nordyk 5 digs  3 kills

East Haven’s Noteworthy players

Kylie Schlottman 6 kills , Summer Onorato 7 Kills, Julia SanGiovanni 4 Blocks

Records: Amity 5-1, East Haven 5-1

Keep up the good work girls!

Amity Middle School Orange Student Wins Regional Essay Contest

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Sep 192017
 

Amity Middle School Orange student, Jasmina Krehic — eighth grade, has won the third annual New England League of Middle Schools essay contest. The contest was done in partnership with the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS).

This year’s topic was “What is it Like to be a Young Adolescent Today?”

NHMS representatives came to Amity Middle School in Orange with an official NASCAR race car to present Jasmina with 25 tickets to the upcoming featured NASCAR Monster Energy Series event in Loudon, New Hampshire.

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Shown in the photo are: Jasmina Krehic, the winner of the New England League of Middle School essay contest; Amity Middle School Orange 7th Grade teacher Sarah Sharkey; and the New Hampshire Motor Speedway mascot, Milo the Moose.