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Follow Scott Feinberg At The Oscars Tonight

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Feb 262017
 

My friend, Amity Grad Scott Feinberg is living the dream and is where he is meant to be — covering the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

My former intern is now the movie critic for the Hollywood Reporter where he does some amazing work and meets ALL the A-List Celebrities.

You can follow Scott’s coverage tonight on his Facebook Page and/or Twitter.

I can’t tell you how proud I am of the man he has become.

Boys Swimming: Amity Defeats Xavier

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Feb 222017
 

The Amity Boys Swimming and Diving Team was on the Road at Wesleyan for a meet against Xavier on Tuesday.

The Spartans (8-4) defeated Xavier 87-72.

Amity’s Winning Events

200 Medley Relay: A- 1:50.59 Shiva Gowda, Zac Babbitz, Kevin Yanagisawa, Sergey Savelyev

200 Freestyle: A- 1:49.80 Colin Roy

200 Ind. Medley: A- 2:16.83 Dan Madsen

50 Freestyle: A- 24.19 Zac Babbitz

Dive: A – 113.57 Lin Vilay

100 Butterfly: A- 56.27 Kevin Yanagisawa

100 Freestyle: A- 49.45 Colin Roy

500 Freestyle: A- 5:02.71 Kevin Yanagisawa

Xavier’s Winning Events

200 Freestyle Relay: X- 1:41.76 Brooks Bradbury, Chett Vogt, Ben Russ, Andrew Reagan

100 Backstroke: X- 1:16.10 Julen Lujambo

100 Breaststroke: X- 1:11.56 Brooks Bradbury

400 Freestyle Relay: X- 3:47.60 Andrew Reagan, Ben Russ, Julen Lujambo, Brooks Bradbury

Don’t Delay, Apply For The Orange Scholarship Fund

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Feb 212017
 

Orange Scholarship Fund applications for the academic year 2017-18 are now available.
You are eligible for consideration if you live in Orange, are a graduating senior at one of the local high schools (public or private), and will be continuing your education at an academic or technical institution.
Awards are made on the basis of need, scholarship, and service to the community.
Applications must be entirely filled out, with all references and required information supplied, and submitted by April 15. Late or incomplete applications are not considered.
So, if you know you’re going to need help to go on to school next year, get started now.
Visit the Fund’s website, www.orangescholarshipfund.com to download application forms and find out where to submit them.
Don’t miss out!

Boys Swimming and Diving: Glastonbury Bests Amity On Friday

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Feb 192017
 

The Amity Spartans Boys Swimming and Diving team was away at Glastonbury for a meet on Friday, Feb. 17.

The Spartans, now 7-4 for the season lost this one to Glastonbury 94-83.

Glastonbury’s winning events

200 Medley Relay: G- 1:44.14 Kevin Tierney, Dan Lee, Adam Kim, Matt Mastroianni

200 Freestyle: G- 1:50.03 Chris Walker

200 Ind. Medley: G- 2:01.21 McAllistar Milne

Dive: G- 256.25 Ethan Godfrey

100 Freestyle: G- 49.95 Chris Walker

500 Freestyle: G- 4:53.71 McAllistar Milne

200 Freestyle Relay: G- 1:32.69 Matt Mastroianni, Dan Lee, Chris Walker, McAllistar Milne

Amity’s winning events

50 Freestyle: A– 22.46 Colin Roy

100 Butterfly: A- 54.58 Kevin Yanagisawa

100 Backstroke: A- 54.70 Colin Roy

100 Breaststroke: A- 1:13.94 Raymond Lu

400 Freestyle Relay: A- 3:29.52 Sergey Savelyev, Kevin Yanagisawa, Tyler Roy, Colin Roy

Feb 132017
 

The Orange Police Department posted this notice on its Facebook Page:

The Amity area is experiencing extremely high wind gusts.

There are numerous road closures due to downed trees.

Amity schools have notified their students and families that if a student cannot be dropped off due to a road closures they will be returned to campus for alternate options.

Please use caution when outside for blowing snow and debris.

Boys’ Swimming and Diving: Amity Defeats Shelton

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Feb 112017
 

The Amity Boys Swimming and Diving Team was on the road in Shelton on Friday.

The Shelton Gaels competed well, winning a majority of the events, yet the Amity Spartans outscored them 90-78, winning their seventh regular season meet.

Amity’s Winning Events

200 Freestyle: A- 1:52.37 Kevin Yanagisawa

50 Freestyle: A23.07 Colin Roy

100 Butterfly: A- 55.14 Kevin Yanagisawa

100 Backstroke: A- 1:01.67 Tyler Roy

Shelton’s Winning Events

200 Medley Relay: S- 1:46.77 Marc Maleri, Hunter Wronski, Jack Marciano, Reid Chavez

200 Ind. Medley: S- 2:06.97 Hunter Wronski

100 Freestyle: S- 50.90 Hunter Wronski

500 Freestyle: S- 5:29.66 Jack Marciano

200 Freestyle Relay: S- 1:40.00 Matthew Christiano, Sebastian Musante, Hunter Wronski, Jack Marciano

100 Breaststroke: S- 1:10.93 Matthew Christiano

400 Freestyle Relay: S- 3:47.17 Reid Chavez, Marc Maleri, Sebastian Musante, Matthew Christiano

Records: Amity (7-3), Shelton (8-4)

A Little Extra Sleep on Friday — 2 Hour School Delay

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Feb 092017
 

Spring Weather on Wednesday. A foot of snow and Thundersnow on Thursday and a 2-hour school delay on Friday. 

You have to love New England.

 

Feb 082017
 

In anticipation of “Chris” the biggest snowstorm of the season, the Amity and Orange School systems will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 9.

While kids are having fun playing in the white stuff and, if conditions are right, building snowmen and forts, adults most likely will find themselves bundling up and shoveling.

Remember, if you have a fire hydrant in front of, or close to your property, PLEASE clear the snow from around it so the volunteer firefighters won’t have to do it in the event of an emergency.

We’ve posted this video for the past three years to show you how much precious time can be wasted at a fire scene if the firefighters have to clear out a hydrant when they can be concentrating their efforts on your home instead.

Try to stay off the roads and if you must go out, drive carefully and watch out for the other guy.

Closings

Town of Orange offices will be closed on Thursday Feb. 9 due to the storm. This includes all Town Hall offices. The Orange Police Records Division also will be closed.

If your business will be closed please post it on our FACEBOOK page or send us an e-mail and we’ll get the word out.

Girls’ Basketball: Amity Comes From Behind, Defeats Branford

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Feb 082017
 

The Lady Spartans Girls Basketball team hosted the Branford Hornets in Woodbridge on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

It was a rough start for Amity with Branford taking a 4 point lead 14-10 in the first quarter.

Amity overcame them by one point 22-21 in the second, then fell behind again, 28-36 in the third.

Throughout the game the Lady Spartans were very aware of where their hands were and didn’t have many fouls against them.

In the fourth quarter with Branford up by one point 40-39 and just 3:20 remaining on the clock, the Spartans came alive and the Hornets got a little sloppy, pushing and tripping the hometown girls allowing for numerous successful foul shots in the final moments of the game.

It was a nailbiter, but Amity came through at the last minute with a 53-40 victory.


Scoreboard

Amity        10 22 28 53 

Branford 14 21 36 40

Branford’s Adrienne DiGioia was the game’s high scoring player with 18 points.

Branford’s pointmakers: Adrienne DiGioia 18, Emma Pierson 13,  Sophia Araneo 5, Karly King 2, Autumn McHenry 2.

Totals: 14 -7-16-4 40

Amity’s scoring players: Amanda Granados 13, Jillian Martin 12, Cathrine Thomas 9.Tara Laugeni 7, Hannah Iwaszkiewicz 6, Emma Gehr 4, Hayley Esparo 2,

Totals: 10-12-6-25  53

3-point goals: Branford 4 (DiGioia 1, Pierson 2, Araneo 1); Amity 3 (Granados 1, Martin 2)

Records: Amity 9-8; Branford 5-13

“Fake News” About the Amity VS Branford Girls Basketball Game

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Feb 082017
 

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, The Amity Lady Spartans Girls’ Basketball Team hosted the Branford Hornets in Woodbridge.

Amity enjoyed the biggest comeback since the Patriots vs Falcons Superbowl game… well, maybe not THAT dramatic, but they certainly didn’t lose.

Yet, this is the “fake news” that my personal favorite sports site reported in its Tuesday roundup:

BRANFORD 40, AMITY 28
(at Amity)
Branford 14 7 15 4 – 40
Amity 10 12 6 0 – 28

BRANFORD (40)
Adrienne DiGioia 6 5-6 18, Emma Pierson 4 3-4 13, Victoria Raffone 0 0-2 0, Sophia Araneo 2 0-2 5, Gabriella Piscitelli 0 0-0 0, Karly King 1 0-0 2, Brianna Shaw 0 0-0 0, Autumn McHenry 1 0-2 2. Totals: 14 8-16 40
AMITY (28)
Emma Gehr 0 4-4 4, Amanda Granados 3 6-6 13, Carly Marchitto 0 0-1 0, Hayley Esparo 1 0-0 2, Hannah Iwaszkiewicz 3 0-0 6, Tara Laugeni 2 3-4 7, Jillian Martin 4 2-4 12, Cathrine Thomas 3 3-3 9. Totals: 16 18-22 28
3-point goals: Branford 4 (DiGioia 1, Pierson 2, Araneo 1); Amity 3 (Granados 1, Martin 2)

What? That’s not what happened! I’m sure it was just an e-mail glitch or something.

In any case, we’ll have the true, current story up on Orange Live later this morning.