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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.

Orange Police: Accused Shoplifter Arrested, Slapped With Several Warrants

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Jul 062015
 

BEST POLICE Patch EVEROfficers responded to the Target store, 25 Boston Post Road, regarding a shoplifting on June 22 at 4:59 p.m.

During the investigation officers learned that Melissa Krukowski, 35, of 1330 Chapel St #3, New Haven had taken $1,077.84 worth of clothing, shoes, jewelry and cosmetics and left the store without paying. She was stopped outside and detained for police.

Officers later learned that Krukowski also was wanted by the Cheshire, Meriden, and Yale University Police Departments, all of which held warrants for her arrest. These warrants were served at the time of her Orange arrest.

 

She was charged with fourth-degree larceny and held on $1,000 bond pending arraignment.

Legion Baseball: Orange Post 127 takes early lead for 8-3 victory over East Haven

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Jul 062015
 

IMG_3639Three first-inning runs helped Orange Post 127 to an 8-3 win over East Haven at Brinley Field on Sunday.

Orange Post 127 scored in the first on an RBI single by Pat Winkel (15), an RBI single by Evan Lumpinski (18), and an error.

Chris Winkel (23) racked up two RBIs on two hits for Orange Post 127. He singled in the second inning and homered in the sixth inning.

Doug Rives (22) got the win for Orange Post 127 thanks to eight strikeouts. Rives allowed two earned runs, five hits and four walks over six innings.

Petr was the game’s losing pitcher. He allowed six runs in four innings, walked four and struck out four.

Two runs in the top of the second helped East Haven close its deficit to 3-2. An error and an RBI double by Kucharski fueled East Haven’s comeback. But, Rives got DeAngelo to ground out to end the inning.

After posting two runs in the fourth, Orange Post 127 again scored two in the sixth. In the fourth, Orange Post 127 scored on a fielder’s choice, bringing home Max Scheps (4).

The inning got off to a hot start when Winkel homered. That was followed up by Lumpinski’s single, plating Matt Ronai.

One run in the top of the seventh helped East Haven close its deficit to 8-3. A fielder’s choice gave East Haven life. But, Kyle Mattei (13) got King to ground out to end the game.

“Eagles” – Fireworks Get Rave Reviews and Complete Drone Video

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Jul 062015
 

One view of the crowd at Sunday's concert.  (Jeanne Consiglio)

One view of the crowd at Sunday’s concert.
(Jeanne Consiglio)

The Orange Independence Day Extravaganza presented by the Orange Town News was a huge success Sunday night. The weather was a little humid, but the Eagles Tribute Band “Hotel California” got rave reviews from the audience and the fireworks also were well received.

Our meteorologist Kevin Arnone captured a unique view of the fireworks with his drone (THIS IS THE FULL VIDEO) and shared them with Orange Live. THANKS KEVIN! (I still can’t get my drone to hover for more than a couple of seconds)

The Concert Crowd from a different perspective.  Drone photo by Kevin Arnone.

The Concert Crowd from a different perspective.
Drone photo by Kevin Arnone.

 

Legion Baseball: Orange Post 127 Defeats East Haven 5-1

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Jul 062015
 

IMG_3460Chris Winkel (23) went 3-3 at the plate, helping Orange Post 127 to a 5-1 victory over East Haven on Sunday at Brinley Field.

He doubled in the third inning and singled in the first and fifth innings.

Orange Post 127 relied on Mike Stewart (10) to eat up innings en route to the win. Stewart pitched seven innings and allowed one earned run, eight hits and four walks while striking out four.

King took the loss for East Haven. He lasted just six innings, walked one, struck out one, and allowed five runs.

Orange Post 127 jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Orange Post 127 got a spark in the form of a Mike Appel (1) single, before before Jake Smith (26) singled, bringing Appel home.

East Haven’s lone run of the ballgame came in the fifth inning on an RBI single by Kucharski.

Orange Post 127 never surrendered the lead after the fifth inning, scoring one run on an RBI single by Winkel.

Orange Post 127 increased its lead with three runs in the sixth. A single by Smith ignited the offense, plating Nolan Roche (32) and Appel.

— Story submitted by Nick Mirto

 

Penny, The Bichon Frise Is Missing

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Jul 052015
 

File photo of a generic dyed  Bichon Frise. (NOT Penny)

File photo of a generic dyed Bichon Frise. (NOT Penny)

Some residents in the Turkey Hill area received messages at their homes today stating:

“9 year old Bichon Frise (She is dyed pink with a blue bandana), answers to Penny. She got scared on the 4th of July and ran away from our house. Please get back to me if you have any information. Thanks. Phone 203-795-4053 or 203-710-2046

When animals are frightened, even if they are loved and pampered by great families, they will do anything to get away from the noise.

If anyone has seen Penny, please call the numbers listed above.

And So It Begins: Miniature Collie Nearly Hit By Several Cars on Orange Center

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Jul 052015
 

A file photo of a miniature collie

A file photo of a miniature collie

At around 11:50 a.m. today (Sunday, July 5) a miniature collie ran in front of an SUV near Porter Lane.

The driver slammed on her brakes and missed the dog and was nearly rear-ended by the car behind her who also slammed on their brakes and laid on their horn.

As the SUV drove away the driver watched as the dog continued to dodge cars as it ran across the street.

As we’ve published every year, the Fourth of July is the one time of year that most pets go missing due to their fear of fireworks.

If you are missing a miniature collie or have seen him/her please post a response on our Facebook Page so we, as a community can get this little one home before something terrible happens.

Tonight’s The Night: Eagles Tribute Band /Fireworks At The Fairgrounds

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Jul 052015
 

HCal_POSTER_ALLTEXTThe Town of Orange may be small in population, but it now has the reputation for bringing in internationally renowned bands and one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the New Haven County.

For this year’s Independence Day Concert, “Hotel California – The Original Eagles Tribute” will perform prior to the town’s Annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular. The four man band, which is making its CT debut, hail from Toronto, Canada, prides itself on creating the illusion that you are listening to the actual “Eagles.” 

They’ve shared the stage with the Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Gretchen Wilson and many more International artists. They’ve performed in Dubai, Japan, India, Bermuda & all over the United States and Canada. The event will take place at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, on Sunday, July 5 (rain date Monday July 6).

Come early and get a good seat. Admission is free. There will be a suggested parking donation of $5 that will benefit the Orange Little League.

The festivities will begin promptly at 6:30 pm with welcoming comments from Orange First Selectman Jim Zeoli. The Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular with Patriotic Music will begin promptly at 9:30 p.m.

Producer Rocky Salperto said, “We are looking forward to another premiere event for area residents to enjoy. We are excited about producing this show for the fourth consecutive year. As the crowds keep increasing year to year, we feel we must be doing something right.”

The event is made possible through area sponsors including:

Major Sponsors: The Orange Foundation; Cohen & Wolf, P.C.;  Yale University; Orange Town News and the Town of Orange.

Gold Sponsors: Orange Insurance Center, Bella Napoli Pizza, and Urgent Care Center.

And many Silver, Bronze and Patron Sponsors, without whom this event could never take place.

Food vendors and novelty items will be available for purchase at the fairgrounds beginning at 6:00 pm. WPLR Radio also will be broadcasting live on location with a celebrity guest.

The Orange Lions will be in the Pavilion selling snacks.

Look for the Orange Volunteer Firemen (and women) selling tickets for their upcoming carnival raffle — top prize $5,000 Visa Gift Card.

 Originally Published on: May 31, 2015 @ 23:49

Second Publishing on: June 30, 2015 at 10:38 

Third Publishing on: Jul 2, 2015 @ 19:08

Orange Legion Teams Crackin’ The Bat In Rhode Island Tournament

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Jul 042015
 

IMG_2961American Legion Post 127 Senior and Junior Teams are in Pawtucket, Rhode Island for the 8th Annual Firecracker Baseball Showcase Tournament.

The Seniors 19U (Under) group has 5 “pools” (divisions) made up of 6 teams. The Tourney began on July 1 and as of Friday, July 3, Post 127 was the only undefeated team in its pool. [The four other pools each had 2 undefeated teams – out of 6]

July 2 — Orange – 4, Providence Post 29 – 0 

July 3 — Orange – 4, Dream Bat Bombers – 3 

July 4 — Orange – 3, Grand Slam Samurai Blue – 2

The Juniors 17U Orange Post 127 team was 3rd in its pool with a 1-1 record.

July 2 — Orange – 3, East Coast Eagles – 2 

July 3 — RBI Hawks 16U Blue – 1, Orange Post 127 – 0

July 4 — Orange – 3, Blackstone Valley Spinners – 2

They are scheduled to play the Middletown Post 151 Cobras Sunday July 5, at 8:30 a.m.

Good Luck Boys!

Did You See Anything On Old Tavern Road Tonight?

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Jul 042015
 

250px-WilliamAndrewHouseAn unknown person did a lot of damage to the property in front of the Bryan House on Old Tavern Road Tonight around 9:15 p.m.

A large section of the retaining wall on the historic property is ripped down.

The truck/car lost a hub cap and most likely has significant body damage.

A neighbor came out to get the rocks out of the roadway and two good Samaritans stopped to block traffic until police arrived so he wouldn’t get hit.

If anyone witnessed the incident or saw a vehicle fleeing the scene, call the Orange police department at 203-891-2130.

Compare this photo of the damaged retaining wall with the photo above. It's a mess and will be a challenge to repair.

Compare this photo of the damaged retaining wall with the photo above. It’s a mess and will be a challenge to repair.

 

Open House: 3 Bedroom Home on Woodruff Road, July 12, 12 – 2 p.m.

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Jul 042015
 

w592-h-qOpen House 838 Woodruff Road. Orange, next Sunday, July 12 from 12 to 2 p.m.

$285,000 Reduced asking price

Lovely 1,481 sq ft single family home on quiet street. 3 bedrooms, 1 full and 1 half bathroom. Newer septic. Rear deck nice yard. Mature plantings. Some upgrades to main family bath. 1/2 Bath outfitted w/stackable washer/dryer.

Offered by Weichert Realtors

MLS ID: N353080