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.

Don’t Mess With Loki

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Sep 162017

During a police K9 Demonstration at the Orange Country Fair, this afternoon, Officer Chris Brown and his canine partner, Loki showed off the dog’s intensity and strong bite with the assistance of guest “criminal” Deputy Fire Marshal Jamie Vincent.

The music from a live band was blaring nearby, drowning out some of the police dialogue. But basically, Vincent put on a thick protective bite sleeve and stood in the ring as Brown held Loki back while yelling directions to Vincent. “Stay where you are or I’ll release my dog.”

Brown let up on the leash a little and let Loki go after the “criminal.”

Loki hung on until Brown commanded him to release and offered him a miniature bite roll to chew on — a job well done.

The message to this story, if you commit a crime in Orange, don’t mess with Loki.

Today At The Orange Country Fair

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Sep 162017

8:00 a.m. Chip’s famous Pancake Breakfast – Main Food Pavilion
8:30 a.m. Garden Tractor Pull
10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
10:30 a.m. Pork Chop Pig Racing (Lower Field)
11:00 a.m. Two Person Hand Saw Contest
11:00 a.m. Homing Pigeon Release
11:00 a.m. Oxen Draw
11:30 a.m. Olde Time Lumberjack Show
12:00 p.m. Gazebo: The Magic of Adam (Magician)
12:00-5:00: Justin Woods Circus (Strolling Entertainer)
1:00 p.m. Men’s Haybale Toss – Upper Field
1:00 p.m. Orange Police Dog Demonstration – Upper Field
1:00-5:00: The Magic of Christopher (Performing tricks around the fairgrounds)
2:00 p.m.Homing Pigeon Release
2:00 p.m. Children’s Entertainment
2:00 p.m. Olde Time Lumberjack Show
3:00 p.m. Doodlebug Contest
3:00 p.m. Pork Chop Pig Racing (Lower Field)
3:00 p.m. Homing Pigeon Release
3:00 p.m. Musical Entertainment – Shari Puorto Band
5:00 p.m. Olde Time Lumberjack Show
7:00 p.m. Fair Closes

Field Hockey: Lady Spartans Defeat Lyman Hall 3-zip

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Sep 152017

The Amity Varsity Field Hockey team hosted Lyman Hall in Woodbridge on Thursday, Sept. 14.
The Lady Spartans shut out the Trojans 3-0.
Lyman’s Goalie Maddie Torre had 12 saves.
Amity’s noteworthy players: Tess Csejka had two goals, Daria Torrenti had one goal and Goalie Alexa Smith #00 had 9 saves.
Records: Amity 2-0, Lyman Hall 1-1-1


Unwrapping The Purple Firetrucks For Chloe

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Sep 152017

On August 12, 2016, the tri-town Amity volunteer fire departments came together to show off their newly wrapped purple Courage For Chloe fire trucks in honor of baby Chloe Clemmens, a sweet baby girl whose smile never faded even though she was battling Neuroblastoma.

Little Chloe continues to beat cancer, and now it’s time to celebrate!

According to the WVFD Facebook page, the Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge volunteer fire departments will unwrap their purple Courage for Chloe trucks to celebrate Chloe’s cancer being in remission for 9 months on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Woodbridge Firehouse, 100 Center Rd, Woodbridge, from 1-4 p.m.

Refreshments, hot dogs, and hamburgers will be served.

The event is free and open to the public.

Boys Soccer: Amity vs Hand In Woodbridge

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Sep 152017

The Amity Spartans Soccer team hosted the Daniel Hand Tigers in Woodbridge on Thursday.

The Spartans were first on the scoreboard just :58 into the first half and it didn’t take long for Hand to tie things up halfway through the first half.

The rest of the game belonged to the Tigers, whose physically aggressive method of play was obvious as Amity players began falling like dominoes at times.

Hand scored twice in the second half, winning this one 3-1.

Records: Amity 1-2, Hand 3-0




Girls Swimming And Diving: Amity Leaves Lyman Hall In Its Wake

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Sep 142017

The Lady Spartans Swimming and Diving team hosted the Lyman Hall Titans in Orange on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Amity has a strong team again this year, winning this meet 96-88, even though Lyman Hall won 7 events to Amity’s 5.

Amity’s winning events

200-yard Medley Relay: A- 1:57.87 Molly Cox, Christiane Delda, Alejandra Barry-Ruiz, Kalynna Hauser

50-yard Freestyle: A- 25.92 Molly Cox

Butterfly: A- 1:02.89 Molly Cox

100-yard Backstroke: A- 1:06.57  Jenna Lu

100-yard Breaststroke: A- 1:14.74 Emma Grabowski

Lyman Hall’s winning events

200-yard Freestyle: LH- 2:05.08 Faith Gambardella

200 Ind. Medley: LH-2:23.00 Madison Nemec

Diving: LH- 164.00 Olivia Mandy, 100 yard

100 Freestyle: LH- 57.59 Sarah Beverage

500-yard Freestyle: LH- 5:27.68 Faith Gambardella

200-yard Freestyle Relay: LH- 1:47.37 Nicole Cislo, Kristina Driscoll, Sarah Beverage, Faith Gambardella

400-yard Freestyle Relay: LH- 4:25.82 Madison Nemec, Maeve Montante, Alyson Wentzell, Nicole Raffles

Records: Amity (2-0), Lyman Hall (1-2)

Coming Up At The Library: Movies, Art Experience For Children

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Sep 142017

The staff at the Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, announced the following upcoming events.

Books to Film: The Zookeeper’s Wife
Monday, September 18, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, September 20, 1 p.m.

The true story of Antonina and Jan Zabinski, keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. 2 hr. 7 min. PG-13.

2017 Oscar Shorts: Live-Action Nominees
Monday, September 25, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, September 27, 1 p.m.

Nominees include Sing, Silent Nights, Timecode, Ennemis intérieurs, La Femme et le TGV.  2 hr. 14 min.

Learn to Draw Like Paul Klee
Wednesday, September 27, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
For children in grades 2-6. Make your very own work of modern art! Learn about artist Paul Klee and transform a simple line into a picture full of eye-catching colors in unique combinations. Registration is required.

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

Phone: 203-891-2170

Amity Dance Team Offers Unique Opportunity

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Sep 142017

If you’ve enjoyed and admired the routines of the Amity High School Dance Team over the years, you may be interested to know that the team is offering a unique opportunity to boys and girls in 4th to 8th grade.

For a small fee of $40, your child can practice with the Dance Team in the High School Gymnasium on Wednesday, Oct. 11 and Thursday, Oct. 12 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. which culminates into a half time performance during the Amity Football game on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

Each participant will receive a special AHS performance T-shirt.

To get more information and to sign up, e-mail AmityDanceTeam@gmail.com.


Orange Community Women Need Your Help

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Sep 132017

The Orange Community Women, an organization dedicated to helping worthy causes in Tthe area is running a FUNDrive under the Pavillion at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The OCW is asking the Orange community to donate clothing and household items to help them raise money for a variety of programs.

They will be accepting clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, accessories, CDs, DVDs, Books, electrical items, toys and games, kitchen items, knick knacks and sporting goods.

The Orange Community Women’s projects support Amity Scholarships, the Case Memorial Library, Veterans, the Tracy Bunch, Relay for Life, Silverbrook, Orange Community Services, Days for Girls, Manes and Motions Therapeutic Riding Center and Female Soldiers/Forgotten Heroes.

If you can’t make it to the Pavillion on Oct. 14, contact Michelle Bailey at 203-605-4363 or by e-mail at fbailey1@optonline.net for an advance drop off or pick up.

The FUNDrive is held in cooperation with the SAVERS store, 130 Boston Post Road, Orange.


Amity Tennis Courts Looking Sharp

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Sep 132017

The Tennis Courts at Amity High School took on a bright new look yesterday with new lines and nets.

We’re looking forward to the upcoming tennis season.