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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: Woman Charged with Larceny

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Sep 292016


screen-shot-2016-09-29-at-12-37-55-amOrange police responded to the Kohl’s store on Bull Hill Lane on a shoplifting complaint, Sept. 21 at 1:32 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Alisha Proto, 30, of New Haven reportedly had taken $67 worth of jewelry and cosmetics from the store without paying.

She was stopped outside the store and detained for police. Officers arrived, and she was subsequently taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny.

Proto was released after posting $100 bond, for court Oct. 5.


Blessing Of The Animals on Sunday

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Sep 282016

I'm ready for my blessing... really! (file photo 2011)

I’m ready for my blessing… really! (file photo 2011)

The Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road, will host its annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 2.

Please bring your animals to church, leashed or in carriers, for The Blessing of the Animals at both the 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. services.

Rev. Diana Rogers also will bless animals at 1 p.m. (til 2 p.m.) in front of the church on Racebrook Road.

What Happened On The Wilbur Cross Today?

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Sep 282016

crashAround 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the Wilbur Cross Parkway was at a standstill in both directions for two apparent reasons.

A short distance from exit 55B (Milford) on the Southbound side a sedan was totaled by what appeared to be ladders — in the photo I shot in passing.

While directly across the way on the Northbound side several State Police blocked traffic and took a young man into custody.

I have no information on either situation, but if you were stuck in traffic that’s what I saw when I drove by (with a State Police officer right behind me with his lights activated).


Music In Motion: Amazing Eye Candy On the Amity Stage

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Sep 282016

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-10-25-39-pmThe Amity Music Department presents Music In Motion 2016: 2.0!  Come enjoy a great evening of music presented in a way that you’ve never seen before!  It’s sure to be a great night of fun music for the entire family!  Children 14 and under are FREE with the purchase of an adult tickets!

The band, drumline, color guard and jazz band will be featured throughout the program.  Selections include music from The Planets, The Chicken, America the Beautiful, original music commissioned especially for Music In Motion by EDM artist Scott Osborne and much, much more!

Performances are Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the John J. Brady Center for Arts!

Tickets are $12!  Children under 14 are FREE with a paying adult! Click HERE for tickets. Get yours today!

Music In Motion is proud to have HB Communications of North Haven, and the Connecticut Hurricanes Drum and Bugle Corps as sponsors for this years production.

Click HERE to see the 2016 Music In Motion Trailer.

An Opportunity To Sip and Chat With Orange’s Finest

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Sep 282016

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-11-55-12-amFor decades we’ve heard about how much police officers like their coffee, well now the Orange Police Department is providing residents with a unique opportunity to share a cup of joe with them.

On Friday, Oct. 7, the Orange Police welcome you to join them at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, for Coffee With a Cop, where you can meet the police officers who work in your community.

Talk about anything you’d like, and get to know these fine men and women who dedicate their lives to keeping you and your family safe every day.

Cross Country: Amity Boys Win Two in Woodbridge

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Sep 272016

Connor Visnic wins his first varsity race. Amity boys win 15-50 vs North Haven. (Source: Twitter)

Connor Visnic wins his first varsity race. Amity boys win 15-50 vs North Haven. (Source: Twitter)

The Amity Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams ran their one and only Home meet at Fitzgerald Field Tuesday afternoon.

The Spartans hosted Guilford and Sheehan.

The Boys Team won two: Amity 21, Guilford 40; Amity 16, Sheehan 47; Guilford 16, Sheehan 45

Seniors Andrew Burford 17:50 and Kyle Beaudette 18:11 were the first and second finishers followed by Guilford’s Finn Davidson 18:12

By Tuesday evening, no information was available regarding the Girls Team results.



Rep. Ferraro Receives Two Big Endorsements

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Sep 272016

Owner Jason Moon and State Rep Charles Ferraro at Nuvita.

File Photo: Owner Jason Moon and State Rep Charles Ferraro at Nuvita.

State Representative Charles Ferraro (R-117) garnered endorsements from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)  and the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) this week for his commitment to the business community during his first-term in office.

“I am honored to have received the endorsement from these two great organizations,” said Rep. Ferraro. “Being a small business owner myself, I have worked hard to be a voice for small businesses in Connecticut. Small businesses are the engine of our economy and they are responsible for creating and sustaining the most jobs in our state.”

“We must elect candidates who understand the urgency facing our state, and will make the decisions necessary to grow the economy, create jobs, and help Connecticut reach its full potential,” added CBIA president; CEO Joe Brennan. “Because of that, we’re pleased to endorse Charles Ferraro as he will continue to work on strengthening Connecticut’s economy.”

NFIB recently gave Rep. Ferraro a passing grade this legislative session. Rep. Ferraro voted against placing $1.3 billion in tax and fee increases on businesses and individuals, which was passed by the majority party Democrats.

Rep. Ferraro is the Owner, CEO, and Grandmaster of West Haven Academy of Karate, Inc., the longest running martial arts studio in Southern Connecticut area. He has operated the school as its principal and sole owner since 1976.

Founded in 1943, NFIB has become Connecticut’s and the nation’s leading small business association. CBIA is Connecticut’s largest business organization, with thousands of member companies, small and large, representing a diverse range of industries from every part of the state.

For more information about Rep. Ferraro’s campaign visit, www.ferraroforstaterep.com.

Charles is currently out in the community speaking with voters to discuss the past legislative session and understand their concerns. He can be reached at 203 410-3207 or [email protected].

USDA Report: Tyson Recalls Chicken Nuggets

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Sep 272016

recalled tyson nuggetsTyson Foods Inc., is recalling about 132,520 pounds of fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The fully cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets items were produced on July 18, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 5-lb. bag containing “Tyson FULLY COOKED PANKO CHICKEN NUGGETS” with a “Best If Used By” date of July 18, 2017 and case code 2006SDL03 and 2006SDL33.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 13556” printed adjacent to the “Best If Used By” date on the back of the package. The five-pound bags were shipped to retail locations nationally.

The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints regarding foreign material contamination of chicken nugget products. According to Tyson Foods, the plastic material ranged in size from 21mm in length and 6.5mm in diameter and may have come from a round, hard plastic rod used to connect a plastic transfer belt. The firm said the products pass through a metal detector, but the plastic is not detectable to this technology.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Foods’ Consumer Relations at (866) 328-3156. Media with questions about the recall can contact Worth Sparkman-Public Relations, Corporate Affairs, at (479) 290-6358.

Girls’ Swimming: Amity Leaves Branford In Its Wake

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Sep 272016

img_0136The Lady Spartans Swim team hosted the Branford Hornets in Orange on Monday, Sept. 26.
Amity won handily 101 – 76 and remains undefeated (5-0) for the season.
Amity’s Winning Events
200 Medley Relay: A- 1:56.73 Molly Cox, Christiane Delda, Kate Alvarado, Megan Lasto
200 Freestyle: A- 2:04.03 Kayleigh Foley
200 Ind. Medley: A-2:18.60 Megan Lasto
50 Freestyle: A- 25.34 Amanda Hendrick
Diving: A- 184.20 Juliet Melotto
100 Butterfly: A- 1:02.06 Vera Belfonti
100 Freestyle: A- 57.63 Kayleigh Foley
500 Freestyle: A- 5:36.12 Kate Alvarado
200 Freestyle Relay: A- 1:47.53 Kalynna Hauser, Kayleigh Foley, Kate Alvarado, Amanda Hendrick
Branford’s Winning Events
100 Backstroke: B- 1:05.62 Gabija Karosas
100 Breaststroke: B- 1:18.49 Jamie Beler
400 Freestyle Relay: B- 4:00.70 Gabrielle Gillis, Sally Nardella, Cordelia Keberle, Gabija Karosas

Don’t Miss Orange Day at the Beardsley Zoo This Saturday

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Sep 272016

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-12-36-54-pmAll year long Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo has been hosting Town Days, offering residents of specific cities and towns a special $5 admission fee to visit the zoo grounds, and meet with town officials, elected officials business and civic leaders and your neighbors and friends.

The zoo saved Orange Day for the most pleasant season, when you can stroll around without sweating or freezing, enjoy a few changing leaves and laugh at the antics of the playful otters and the black-tailed prairie dogs.

Come to the Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, this Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and show proof of residency for the $5 admission (that’s a savings of up to $10 per person).

You can visit the rainforest exhibit, occupied by the three-legged Brazilian Ocelot that gets along fine in her habitat, but wouldn’t survive in the wild; Howler Monkeys; Pygmy Marmosets; Red Rumped Agouti; Golden Lion Tamarin; Scarlet Ibis; and Poison Dart Frogs.

One of the most overlooked exhibits is the Victorian Greenhouse, — across from the Condor display — but once you’ve discovered it, you will come back to it every time. See hundreds of beautiful flowering and non flowering plants and a small indoor pond with giant goldfish (kids love it).

The baby Giant Anteater is now grown, but still a stunningly beautiful creature.

Before you go, print out a scavenger hunt sheet and add a little extra education and a challenge to your visit.

NOTE: The weather forecasters are calling for showers. We can only hope that changes.