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.

Aug 022014

The location of a proposed Dunkin' Donuts with drive thru.

The location of a proposed Dunkin’ Donuts with drive thru.

The Town Plan & Zoning Commission will meet at the Orange Town Hall, Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m.  Here’s the agenda:

      1. SITE PLAN APPLICATION – Submitted by Sixty Five Marsh Hill Road, LLC – Frank Dilieto for property known as 0 Salemme Lane a.k.a Assessor’s Map 3-1-6. The proposal is for the use of the property as a temporary warehousing/dumpster supply company. Empty dumpster-containers will be stored on-site and enclosed with a slatted chain link fence.

      3. Review of the Minutes from the July 15, 2014 Special Meeting.

4. Old Business.

5.   New Business.

  1. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

-Review of Zoning Activities Log.



APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE – Submitted by Mike LaRocco for property known as 119 Old Tavern Road. The proposal is to construct an addition to an existing garage.   A larger ground coverage is requested as per Section 383-26 I (3) (a) of the Orange Zoning Regulations.


*APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY SPECIAL USE EARTH MATERIALS REMOVAL & FILLING – Submitted by Tramontana, LLC. & 226 Boston Post Associates, LLC. For property known 226 Boston Post Road & 308 Indian River Road. The proposal is to construct a 1,825 sq. ft. new bakery/takeout store (Dunkin’ Donuts) with parking and associated site work. An APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES has also been submitted.


*APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE – Submitted by Tramontana, LLC. & 226 Boston Post Associates, LLC. For property known 226 Boston Post Road & 308 Indian River Road. The proposal is to construct a 1,825 sq. ft. new bakery/takeout store (Dunkin’ Donuts) with parking and associated site work. A special permit is required for a Drive-thru Service Window, ordering at a service counter, and take out service. A SITE PLAN APPLICATION, an ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS SUPPLEMENT, and a LIGHTING SUPPLEMENT have also been submitted.


*APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY SPECIAL USE EARTH MATERIALS REMOVAL & FILLING – Submitted by MLG Real Estate LLC. For property known 205 Edison Road. The proposal is to construct a 40,280 sq. ft. addition to an existing 75,000 sq. ft. industrial building. An APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES a SITE PLAN APPLICATION, an ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS SUPPLEMENT, and a LIGHTING SUPPLEMENT have also been submitted.

Aug 012014

Two different Orange Live readers from different parts of town have reported seeing a lone coyote.
The first report was around 3 p.m. came from the Knight Lane area. She said a “single coyote was spotted on Knight Lane around 2:40 p.m.”
The animal was headed into the woods toward Hotchkiss.
The second report came from the Dogwood area (think Racebrook Rockin’ Road Race) around 4:20 p.m. The woman said a coyote was in her back yard.
Click HERE for a story that was published on Orange Live in mid-October.
coyote sighting

The red marks are the locations of the two sightings today.

Aug 012014

Case Memorial Library

Case Memorial Library

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, presents the following programs Aug. 4- 9.

Oscar Film: Saving Mr. Banks

Monday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. (with subtitles)

Author P. L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. PG-13 125 minutes.

Teens: Henna Tattoos

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2-4 p.m.

For students entering grades 6-12. Learn about henna and get your own tattoo from professional henna artist Jamilah.

Drop-In Tech Help

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Get the answers to your technology questions in this informal drop-in session. Our experts can help you with your questions about downloading e-books and audiobooks, using your device or laptop, Microsoft Office applications, using the Internet and more.

The Bookcase Book Discussion Group

Thursday, Aug. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent is a brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.  Discussion led by Toby Zabinski. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.

Children’s End-of Summer Reading Party

Saturday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m.

Half Moon Music with Al deCant, raffle drawings and refreshments. You must be registered for the summer reading program and have read 5 or more books to atend.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register in person or by phone 203-891-2170

Aug 012014

The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival opened at 5 p.m. Thursday, and will go on through Sunday night.

This is the fire department’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Come on by, even if it’s raining. There’s plenty of food and OH, don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets.

Jul 312014

10568896_818998994785801_4801231508169601358_nLast year, Amity Swimmer (now team captain) Hannah Babbitz and her team raised $10,000 for St. Vincent’s Swim Across The Sound.

This year, Hannah and her teammates have raised the bar and set a goal of $14,000. As of 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, the team had already raised $9,016, but with the event just 4 days away, they still have a ways to go.

This young team consists of 14-17 year old swimmers (Hannah Babbitz, Zachary Babbitz, Madyson Barnick, Skyler Marini, Lydia Pokluda and Jillian Rice) who will swim relay style for the 15.5 mile course from Port Jefferson, LI to Captains Cove, Bridgeport.

All the money raised goes to Local Cancer Patients.

If you would like to donate to the SONOCO Swimming team, click HERE, or visit their page HERE.

For detailed information about Swim Across the Sound click HERE.

Here’s hoping for nice weather and jellyfish free waters.

Jul 312014

IMG_6439Orange Little League is now accepting registrations for its Fall Ball programs.

Girls Softball for girls ages 8-13 — born 1/1/2001 to 12/31/2006 — in three divisions: 8-9 year olds, 10-11 year olds and 12-13 year olds.

There will be some travel to other towns for all leagues since they are participating in a program coordinated by another town. Games will be played on the weekends. Level of play will be determined by your child’s age as of 12/31/2014.

There is a fee associated with this program. Registrations must be received by Aug. 28.

OLL Softball is looking for volunteer managers and coaches.

For information, visit the OLL WEBSITE or call Ed Whitman at 203-494-4369.

Fall baseball for boys 7-12 — born between 5/01/2002 and 4/30/2009.

For those new to the Fall Baseball League, it is a great opportunity to get a jump-start into next season.

For kids in the younger age groups moving up, this will be their first look at facing kid-pitching, as opposed to a coach or a machine. It will get them acclimated and ready for the spring season.

For the kids in the older leagues they will start to see better, faster pitching, also in preparation for the spring.

Fee for Baseball/Softball:  $ 125.00

Visit the OLL WEBSITE for information and registration forms.

Jul 312014

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The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival starts tonight, see this story on WXEdge

Thursday – 5PM to 11:30PM
Friday – 5PM to 12 midnight
Saturday – 12 Noon to 12 midnight
Sunday – 12 Noon to 5PM

AT CARNIVAL RIDE SPECIAL $22.00 for unlimited rides:
SATURDAY MATINEE noon to 5:00pm

INDIVIDUAL RIDE Tickets Available At Ticket Booth
Children must be at least 3’ tall to ride any ride

Friday 10:30PM and Saturday at 10:45PM

SATURDAY during the matinee
Children 12 years and younger can register at the main raffle booth to win free prizes.

Buy Your Raffle Tickets!

For as far back as longtime residents can remember, the Orange Volunteer Fire Department has mailed raffle ticket booklets to every home in town  a couple of months before the  annual Carnival.

The event which serves as the department’s major fundraiser, begins on July 31 and runs through Aug. 3

The reason you haven’t received your tickets yet is (in short) because the Postal Service said “no.” Something about regulations.

The direct mail tickets were a main source of revenue over the years and the fire department is worried that ticket sales will be low because of the Postal Service’s decision.

Firefighters Rich Williamson (shown) Klevis Kimca and Mark Osinski sold raffle tickets at this week's summer concert on at Orange Fairgrounds.

Firefighters Rich Williamson (shown) Klevis Kimca and Mark Osinski sold raffle tickets at this week’s summer concert on at Orange Fairgrounds.

“We sent out a letter last month explaining this to residents,” said Fire Chief John Knight. “We’ve set up several locations for people to pick up tickets, and hope they’ll come out and buy them.”

This year’s raffle prizes

A little different than the offerings from past years. There are no trips, but the three top prizes would be more than enough to pay for just about any trip you would want to take with your family.

For just $5 per ticket you have a chance of winning one of the following prizes:

1st prize – $5,000 Visa Gift Card

2nd prize – $4,000 Visa Gift Card

3rd prize – $2,000 Visa Gift Card

4th prize – $1,200 Gift Certificate – Diamond Designs, 500 Boston Post Road

5th prize – Apple iPad WiFi 16 GB – Best Buy, 53 Boston Post Road

6th prize – $300 Gift Card – Trader Joe’s, 560 Boston Post Road

7th prize – $250 Gift Card – Knights, Inc.,  286 Boston Post Road

8th prize – $200 Gift Card – Ben’s Service Center, 115 Boston Post Road

9th prize – Tickets to the New Haven Open at Yale Tennis Tournament

10th prize – $100 Gift Card – Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road

How Do I Purchase Tickets?

Visit the Fire Department Website at www.OrangeVFD.com 

People’s Bank, 653 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT

Diamond Designs, 500 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT

Orange Fire Station 1
Orange Center Road
Tuesdays, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, from June 1 through July 29

First Selectman’s Office
Orange Town Hall
M-F 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Knight’s Power Equipment
286 Boston Post Road
M-F 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM; Saturday 8:30 AM – 12 Noon

Chip’s Family Restaurant
321 Boston Post Road
7 days a week, 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Orange Firemen’s Carnival
Orange Fairgrounds
July 31, August 1, 2 and 3 during Carnival Hours

Or contact any of your local firemen [Firefighters will come to different locations around town in the coming weekends making it easier for you to purchase tickets]

Drawing will be held on Sunday, August 3 at 4:30 p.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT

Alcoholic beverages not included

Tickets $5.00/each

This year’s Carnival Includes:

• Family Fun For Everyone

• Free Entertainment

• Spectacular Rides

• Family fun-filled rides including a kiddieland for youngsters

Here is a LINK to the online Advance Ride Ticket Wristband page.



IT’S AT THE ORANGE FAIRGROUNDS 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477


 Originally Published on: Jun 13, 2014 @ 12:41 

Jul 302014

File Photo: Players on the Post 127 team are close to their coach Bob Mirto.

File Photo: Players on the Post 127 team are close to their coach Bob Mirto.

The Orange Post 127 senior legion coaching staff will be holding tryouts for a 13-15 year old prep team which will participate in the Southern Division American Legion fall prep league.

The tryouts will be at DeGennaro Field in Orange on Monday, August 11 at 6 p.m. Most games will be played on weekends and no games will be require extensive travel.
This is an opportunity for younger players to enter the prestigious Post 127 American Legion program. Post127′s website can be found at www.post127.com
If interested call 203-687-8299 or 203-464-9971

Jul 302014


Piggy in the arms of one of his rescuers.

Piggy in the arms of one of his rescuers.

To all the caring Orange residents and others who shared his story, I am happy to let you know that Piggy Has Been Found.

His owner said, “He crossed Boston Post Road and he was caught in the woods next to Home Depot. Thank goodness he didn’t get hurt!! An Orange police officer and Buddha Dog Rescue were totally responsible for us getting him back. We couldn’t be more grateful!!!”

He’s home with his family and most likely relaxing for the first time in nearly three days.

His family extends their gratitude to everyone who helped in the search and passed the word along through social networks.

This is the type of happy ending that everyone was hoping for.

Welcome Home Piggy — Now don’t ever do that again!

(But, if you do, we’ll be there for you.)

Jul 302014

Isreal_60th_Dance_t479A young lady wanted to have a lemonade stand to help Israel, but her block doesn’t get enough traffic.  So instead, she decided to host a dance-a-thon at the Grill N’ Chill taking place at the JCC, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, from 5-8 p.m.

You will pay to participate dance.  All of the money raised will be donated to Israel. All donations accepted.

The girl is a member of Congregation Or Shalom in Orange.

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