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.

What’s Open This Weekend? Shop Small Businesses

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Nov 272015

Town Of Orange Holiday Hours

The Transfer Station will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Town Pool will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Case Memorial Library will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Screen Shot 2015-11-27 at 11.03.05 PMSupport Small Businesses

Don’t forget that this is Small Business Saturday — If you can find something at an independent store, why not shop local and support the many small businesses in town, such as Material Girls, NuVita, Kaoud Rugs, to name a few.

Ben’s Service Center & Towing, is hosting a Small Business Saturday event for local businesses that will be on hand to promote and sell some of their products on Nov. 28.

The Academy Museum and Antique shop also will be open today.

On Sunday, Maple View Farm will host its Wagon Rides with Santa from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 203-799-6495 to make a reservation. Rides are $5 per person. Refreshments and a Holiday Boutique with many wonderful handcrafted items that would make fantastic gifts for the upcoming holiday to benefit an Amity Art Scholarship, will be in the Party Barn.

Police: Man In Stolen Car Strikes Orange Cruiser

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Nov 272015

Screen Shot 2015-11-27 at 4.45.12 PMAt 4:06 a.m. on Nov. 16, officers observed a vehicle traveling on Marsh Hill Road that had been reported as stolen in New Haven. They followed the vehicle into the parking lot of a local business at 55 Marsh Hill Road and blocked the exit.

Officers then ordered the driver, Travis Tyson, 31, of 577 Circle Ave, Hamden, to exit the vehicle, which he refused to do. At one point, the driver used the vehicle to try to force his way out of the parking lot, striking a police cruiser in the process.

Tyson was subsequently taken into custody and charged with interfering with a police officer and disobeying an officer’s signal. He was released on a promise to appear in court on Nov. 30.

He was later turned over to the New Haven Police Department regarding the stolen vehicle he was driving.


Shopping Today? Pick Up Something for Toys For Tots

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Nov 272015

Screen Shot 2015-11-27 at 1.52.41 PMThe holiday season is upon us and many of us are frantically trying to finish our holiday shopping, fighting the crowds, searching for our cars in an endless sea of vehicles in parking lots.

We love our kids and want to give them everything they want for that one special day, but there are so many children, even in our community whose parents must decide whether to put food on the table or a toy under the tree. So when you’re shopping why not pick up a little something extra for someone in need.

As you may know, Orange resident Phil Grande and his company Soundview Landscape Supply at 50 Industry Drive, West Haven is hosting its annual Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (admission is one new unwrapped toy per child — all toys go to Toys For Tots).

Local business owners Ben and Andrea Santamauro of Ben’s Service Center & Towing saw this and decided to contribute in a big way.

They are hosting their own Fill Our Tow Trucks toy collection drive to help the Toys-For-Tots event at Soundview.

Drop by Ben’s at 115 Boston Post Road (convenient to all of your favorite shopping venues) and donate a new, unwrapped toy to fill the tow truck that will be driven to Soundview on Dec. 5. The added bonus, besides knowing that you will help brighten a child’s life on Christmas morning, is that Ben’s will enter every donor’s name into a raffle to win a $50 Shell Gift Card.

Two Cited Following Motor Vehicle Stop in Orange

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Nov 272015

BEST-POLICE-Patch-EVER-275x300Officers conducting radar patrol on Derby Milford Road clocked a vehicle traveling at 46mph in a 30mph zoneon Nov. 17 at 4:49 p.m.

Upon stopping the vehicle, officers located small amounts of marijuana on both the driver and her passenger.

Both parties were cited for their actions.

The driver, a 27 year old Milford woman was cited for possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana, driving without a license and traveling unreasonably fast.

The passenger, a 26 year old Milford man was cited for possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana


Both were issued infraction tickets.

Soundview Landscaping Hosts Touch-A-Truck Event

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Nov 272015

Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 2.25.03 PMOrange resident Phil Grande and Soundview Landscape Supply, 50 Industry Drive, West Haven, invites everyone to the annual Touch-A-Truck event supporting Toys For Tots on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.

Touch-A-Truck is fun for kids (and adults) of all ages. Admission is ONE NEW unwrapped toy per child.

The festivities begin at 10 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. — Rain or shine with indoor activities.

Live holiday music will set the mood for the holiday season as you visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and climb on construction equipment, fire trucks and police vehicles.

Come on out and support Toys for Tots.

Previously Published on: Nov 23, 2015 @ 00:15


Lions 2015 Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday

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Nov 272015

20141130_123345_resizedThe Orange Lions Thanksgiving Dinner will take place at High Plains Community Center at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29.

The Orange Lions Club began the tradition of a Thanksgiving Dinner for seniors.

The Lions extended this invitation to all Orange Residents on the Sunday after Thanksgiving in 1989.  It met with some resistance in the beginning but the Club prevailed and this will be their 27th dinner.

The town of Orange graciously allows the Lions to use their kitchen facilities at High Plains Community Center.  To see the gym transformed into a decorated dining room with many of their guests enjoying themselves is a sight to behold.  This has become one of the highlights of the holiday season. While it requires volunteers and a good amount of effort, the Lions truly enjoy cooking together and serving this meal.  It is one of their favorite undertakings.

Many town officials volunteer along with n the Lions to make this event a success. Along with a delicious dinner the seniors are treated to some of the finest entertainment.   The Tappers have performed in the past, local school choral groups have sung, Members of the Lions Club along with their children have played beautiful music on the piano to entertain their guests.

This is a well established tradition and one the Lions intend to continue indefinitely.

In order to have enough food for everyone, the Lions asked that anyone wanting to attend register with Orange Community Services by Friday, Nov. 27. To register call Kim at 203-891-4788. If you don’t make it this year, don’t worry, the Lions will be back with the 28th annual dinner next November.

Originally Published on: Oct 18, 2015 @ 21:21

Second Publishing on: Nov 5, 2015 @ 13:43

It’s Time To Think About Others: Adopt A Family

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Nov 272015

Screen Shot 2015-09-19 at 10.31.47 PMA Message From Orange Community Services:

Every year the Community Services Department for the Town of Orange organizes a gift-giving event for our Resident Families and Elderly in Orange who are in need.  The identities of our recipients are kept confidential for their privacy.  We are asking Orange residents to adopt one of our families/elderly residents or to donate whatever they can to help us out this year.

The families that participate are asked to send us wish lists from their children to help our sponsors with ideas for gift giving, whether it’s a toy, clothing, and a book or gift card. We also request grocery gift cards for perishable items and decorated food baskets, containers, boxes, bags, etc. for our recipients to help them with their food needs.

We have a cutoff date of Dec. 19 for Christmas; these are for delivering your donations to our office.

If you would rather send a monetary donation you can donate to the Community Assistance Fund which covers all programs we have in our department.

Send your check to The Town of Orange Community Services Department at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT  06477.

Checks are Payable to:  “Treasurer Town of Orange.”

If you would like to participate in this great cause please contact:

Kim Callahan at 203-891-4788 Monday thru Fridays 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Originally Published on: Oct 27, 2015 @ 00:32

Academy Museum Antique Shop Open Saturday

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Nov 272015

The AcademyThe Orange Historical Society Museum and Antique shop, 605 Orange Center Road, is gearing up for the holidays with new and exciting antiques and collectibles.

The shop is open every Saturday from 10-3 and will happily receive shoppers at the Tree Lighting Events on Sunday, Dec. 6 from 3-6 p.m.  Come browse in the shop for those holiday gifts and don’t forget those hostess gifts that come in handy when a spur of the moment invite comes your way.

You also may purchase tickets for the Breakfast For Dinner, a fundraiser at Chips on December 8th.  Call Phyllis at 203 795-4549 and pick up your ticket at the door.

There are 3 seatings, 5, 6 & 7 p.m.  Please specify the time you wish.

For information about the museum call 203 795-3106

Coldwell Banker Hosts Toy Drive ‘Til Dec. 18

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Nov 272015

Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 11.30.52 PMColdwell Banker of Orange, 564 Racebrook Road is hosting a toy collection for the Yale New Haven Hospital Toy Closet Program.

A Collection Box will be at the front foyer of the Coldwell Banker office through Friday, Dec. 18.

We thank you in advance for your continued support of this wonderful cause.

Happy Holidays!