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.

Mar 012015

400x266_01101713_145132096The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that is in effect until 7 a.m. Monday, March 2.

Hazards include snow, briefly mixing with or changing to freezing rain.

Snow accumulation of 4 to 7 inches with a glaze of ice is expected.

Visibility will be down to 1/4 to 1/2 mile at times.

Temperatures will be in the upper 20s.

Snow will be moderate to locally heavy at times into the evening.

Hazardous travel expected due to snow covered surfaces.

Keep travel down to a minimum and be mindful that other drivers may not be skilled in driving in the snow.

Be prepared for emergency situations by keeping an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle.

Mar 012015

Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 2.33.51 PMTurn an ordinary Friday night into something extraordinary — Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road celebrates Shabbat Across America on Friday, March 6 at 6 p.m.

Hundreds of synagogues across the continent will take part in an historic national Jewish event to celebrate what unifies all Jews — Shabbat! Everyone is invited… singles, couples, families — all ages.

That’s the magic of Shabbat Across America and Shabbat Across Canada. By participating in this continent wide event, you will not only have the opportunity to experience Shabbat, but you will be sharing your experience with tens of thousands of Jews across North America.

Siddur presentation at 7 p.m. Service.

NOTE: Reservations were due by Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Originally Published on: Feb 13, 2015 @ 15:16

Feb 282015

BEST POLICE Patch EVEROfficers responded to 387 Valleybrook Road regarding a domestic violence complaint on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 1:18 a.m.

Investigation revealed that Timothy Lydon, 41, of 387 Valleybrook Road, Orange, had gotten into an argument with a female relative, and that the argument turned physical.

Lydon allegedly choked the victim and covered her face so she could not breathe.

Officers took Lydon into custody and he was subsequently charged with third-degree strangulation (a felony) and disorderly conduct.

He was held on $5,000 bonds for court later that day.

Feb 282015

Screen Shot 2015-02-28 at 5.54.27 PMMary Radziszewski will show you around this lovely house on a quiet lane at 838 Woodruff Road, Sunday, March 1, 12-2 p.m.

This 1,481 sq ft ranch has 3 bedrooms 1.1 bathrooms, newer septic, rear deck nice .25 acre yard, mature plantings, offered for $295,000 (recently reduced by $4,000).

Some upgrades to main family bathroom and the half bath is outfitted with a stackable washer/dryer.

Includes dishwasher, freezer, microwave, range/oven and refrigerator. Has central air and 1 fireplace.

Full basement is partially finished, attic has storage space.

Cable TV hookup, heating source: Electric, oil, Public Water.

MLS# N353080

Feb 282015

Yale_University_LogoThe Yale Information Technology Systems Department has a Summer Internship Program that runs from July 6-August 21. 

This is a paid internship, and the experience is resume-worthy.

Applications are now available in the High School Career Center. Students will need to complete and hand in applications by Friday, March 20.

An Amity High School committee will select the top four applicants to send through to Yale for the additional selection process.

Students will be notified in May if they are selected to participate, after an interview in April.

The following are the qualifying factors:

1.       Orange residents only

2.       US Citizen

3.       Incoming Junior and Senior (so current 10 and 11 grade students)

4.       Students must demonstrate strong aptitude

5.       Well rounded

6.       An interest in Information Technology


Feb 282015

Screen Shot 2015-02-28 at 5.22.31 PMZoey Girl Pet Services, 185 Boston Post Road, will host its second Doggy Playtime Sunday, March 1.

Small dogs session will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and large dogs (over 50 lbs) will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This is a great time to bring your canine buddy to get out of the cold and have fun playing and meeting new friends!

Toys and treats will be provided (for the humans also!)

For just $10 this is a GREAT deal!

No reservations required, just show up.

Their next play date will be on Sunday, March 15 at the same times.

Feb 282015

Screen Shot 2015-02-28 at 12.39.22 PMLooking for a sweet family home in a nice neighborhood?

Check out this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 3,645 sq ft cape at 44 Russell Avenue, Orange.

Has Central air, fireplace, attached garage, nice porch for relaxing and a open green 1.14 lot offered for $329,900 (Reduced by $40,000!!!)

Has 11 spacious rooms for entertaining, partial basement with hatchway, Natural Gas hot water/heat, septic system, public water supply. Home is handicap accessible.

Call Barry Mackiewicz at Century 21 A-Gold Action Realty Inc. 860-589-1111.

Feb 282015

oThe Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host its 6th annual Pancake Supper  at Chip’s Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Rd., Orange on Wednesday, March 4, with two seatings. There will be an early seating at 5:30 p.m. and late seating at 6:30 p.m.

The special menu includes Pancakes, Eggs, choice of Bacon or Sausage and a beverage.

Cost is $10 for Adults, $5 Children 10 and under. Tickets must be purchased in advance as a limited number of seats are available.

Tickets may be purchased from any Auxiliary member or at Knight’s Inc. 286 Boston Post Rd. Orange.

All proceeds benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

For further information, email Lynn@ [email protected] or visit their website at www.orangevfd.com

Originally Published on: Feb 11, 2015 @ 18:13


Feb 282015

Police Blotter Logo thx DaveOfficers investigated a complaint of a suspicious person at the Walgreens store, 54 Boston Post Road, which was closed for the evening on Feb. 24 at 2:44 a.m.

Officers found Howard Wright, 59, of 1703 Quinnipiac Ave, New Haven, at the store, where he initially tried to give them a fake name and date of birth to obscure his identity.

Officers learned his true identity, and further learned he was wanted in the State of Maryland for car theft.

He was subsequently taken into custody and charged as a fugitive from justice.

Wright was held on $150,000 bond for court Feb. 24.