Sep 232014

Police Blotter Logo thx DavePolice were dispatched to Kennedy Drive on Sept. 12 at 2:21 p.m., regarding an ongoing complaint of a dirt bike rider doing “wheelies” in the roadway.

When officers arrived they observed a 24-year-old Kennedy Drive resident doing just that.

Investigation revealed that the man did not have a valid license at the time.

He was issued a court summons for operating a motor vehicle while under suspension.

He was released on a promise to appear in court Sept. 26.


Sep 232014

A look at last year's shredding event.

A look at last year’s shredding event.

The Orange Recycling Committee, through the generous sponsorship of the Orange Rotary Club will host its second annual document shredding event at High Plains Community Center in the front parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Residents are invited to bring their documents to be shredded on-site by a licensed and bonded PROSHRED SECURITY Truck.

This shredding service is free to Orange residents.

The paper is shredded on-site and then delivered to a local recycling facility.

Last Year hundreds of residents took advantage of this opportunity to dispose of personal paperwork that could make them vulnerable to identity theft.

The process is secure, no one is allowed to touch your paperwork or examine the contents of your boxes or bags. The papers are dumped into recycling bins, which are emptied into a truck via mechanical equipment and then shredded inside the enclosed truck.

Here is a VIDEO from the 2013 event.

Sep 232014

Screen Shot 2014-09-08 at 9.41.40 PMThe Orange Republican Town Committee along with the Milford and West Haven Republican Town Committees will sponsor a “Tri-City Meet the Candidates” Fund Raiser/Cook-out on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Fowler Field, 1 Shipyard Lane in Milford.

Special guest speaker will be former Governor Jodi Rell.

The late afternoon meal features hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, water and soda which will be provided by Lasse’s Restaurant. A DJ, games for the kids and a raffle will make for a fun-filled afternoon.

Tickets are $20 per person and children 12 and under are free. It’s also a BYOB.

Invited Candidates include, Tom Foley (Candidate for Governor), Heather Somers (Candidate for Lt. Governor), James Brown (Candidate for Congress), Kie Westby (Candidate for Attorney General), Tim Herbst (Candidate for Treasurer), Themis Klarides (114th State Rep.), Pam Staneski (Candidate for 119th), Charles Ferraro (Candidate for 117th), Matt Gaynor (Candidate for State Senator) plus many more.

Reservations are a must no later than Friday, Sept. 26.  For questions and/or reservations, please call 

For Milford – Chairman Paul Beckwith – (203) 988-2363

For Orange – Chairperson Nancy Nastri – (203)-795-4619

For West Haven – Chairperson Colleen O’Connor – (203) 401-1165

For Orange guests, checks can be made payable to ORTC and mailed to PO Box 632, Orange, CT 06477.

Originally Published on: Sep 8, 2014 @ 21:45

Sep 232014

Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 2.35.09 AMThe Mustard Seed Faith Group will meet at the Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church library, 480 Racebrook Road for a Special Presentation & Book Signing of “Getting My First Hug” by Steven Yates on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.

Following is a press release from Yates about the program.

“Two years ago I made the decision to change my career and begin writing.

The first question I faced was what to write about. God spoke to me. This was at the time of our son’s graduation from high school. We were so proud of his accomplishment because we knew how hard he had worked for this achievement.

Not only had he completed the usual school coursework, participated in sports, band and the other extracurricular activities that most kids do, but he had overcome autism and the challenges that had presented to him. God told me that our son’s triumph was a gift He had given us that was so special it must be shared with others.”

“And so I wrote my first book. It’s called, “Getting My First Hug.” It’s a series of stories of our son’s amazing journey from diagnosis through diets, treatments and therapies. It’s got heroes and villains, ups and downs and a wonderfully happy ending. It tells the value of persistence, faith and family, and how miracles can happen through hard work and an unwillingness to fail.”

Copies of the book are available in the Saint Barbara bookstore at a purchase price of $10. All proceeds from the purchase of these books will benefit Saint Barbara Parish. The book is also available on Amazon.com. Any profits from the sale of the book on Amazon.com will benefit autism-related charities.

Sep 232014

Katie Jensen  had a winning time of  5:53.24  in the 500 yard Freestyle:-

Katie Jensen had a winning time of 5:53.24 in the 500 yard Freestyle:-

The Lady Spartans Swim and Dive Team continues its winning streak with a huge 102-73 win over West Haven in Orange.

Amity’s Winning Events

200 yard Medley Relay: A-1:59.37 Madeline Snow, Hannah Flaherty, Maggie Lasto, Megan Lasto

200 Freestyle: A- 2:12.92 Katie Jensen

200 IM: WH- 2:23.29 Elizabeth Fournier

50 yard Freestyle: A-28.04 Hannah Babbitz

Diving: A – 166.20 Juliet Melotto

100 yard Freestyle: A- 1:03.16 Jackie Snow

500 yard Freestyle: A- 5:53.24 Katie Jensen

200 yard Freestyle Relay: A- 1:48.05 Madeline Snow, Maggie Lasto, Hannah Babbitz, Megan Lasto

West Haven’s Winning Events

100 yard Butterfly: WH-1:04.77 Elizabeth Fournier

100 yard Backstroke: WH- 1:15.92 Karen Caceres

100 yard Breaststroke: WH- 1:19.43 Mary Luz Heidtmann

400 yard Freestyle Relay: WH- 4:28.40 Elizabeth Fournier, Talia Raucci, Karen Caceres, Mary Luz Heidtmann

Records: Amity 4-0; West haven 0-4

Sep 222014

Park & Rec's Chris Small takes one or the team.

Park & Rec’s Chris Small takes one or the team.

In case you missed the Community Ice Bucket Challenge at the Orange Country Fair on Saturday, here is a VIDEO of (most of) the event that Mike Muttit videotaped for Orange Live while I took photos.

One by one, starting with Orange Volunteer Firefighters Cristin and Logan, people stepped up to have a bucket of ice water dumped on his or her head in front of the gazebo.

While this was going on, two young ladies walked around and collected money to be donated to Orange resident Mike Mizzone, the father of several children, who recently was diagnosed with ALS.

NOTE: Vin Marino, who spearheaded the fundraising effort said $1,278.92 was raised at the fair.  So Far, he’s taken in $4,100 in the past week since he began raising money, and an additional $1,500 has been pledged for the cause. 

“Thank you to everyone that participated,” Marino said. “If you would still like to send a donation, checks in any amount should be made payable to SOARING and mailed to 657 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477.”

Cristen Lohrenz was the first to get the Ice water.

Cristen Lohrenz was the first to get the Ice water.

Sep 222014

thThe American Red Cross will host a blood drive at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Call today to make an appointment at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit WWW.redcrossblood.org.

“Please support our community, with the gift of life,” said Paul Leahy of the Red Cross. “Every donation can save up to 3 lives. Every day someone somewhere needs blood. Without dedicated donors like you serving as a vital link between the blood supply and those who need blood, the Red Cross could not carry out its lifesaving mission.”

In order to donate you must be healthy — feel well and be able to perform normal activities.

If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, healthy also means that you are being treated and the condition is under control.

You must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds.

The Red Cross continually run blood drives..as the need is constant throughout the year. They do declare emergency blood needs around the holidays due to lack of donor flow.

Red blood has a shelf life of 42 days and platelets only 7 days.

Originally Published on: Sep 7, 2014 @ 14:31


Sep 212014

Screen Shot 2014-09-21 at 11.21.14 PMEstelle Charlotte Feinberg, 90, of Orange, died peacefully at CT. Hospice, Branford on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

Estelle was born to Joseph and Anne Brozak of Ansonia.

She is predeceased by her parents, brother Joseph Brozak, sister Ceil Thornton and by her husband Harry M. Feinberg, her beloved spouse of 68 years.

She is survived by her brother, Robert F. Brozak and nephew Robert Brozak of Stafford Spring, son Harry J. Feinberg, daughter-in-law Karen and grandson Ethan of Durham, and her daughter Lynnore Feinberg of Manchester.

A graduate of Ansonia High School, Estelle worked for many years as a bookkeeper and in sales in retail stores.

She loved being with family and friends, enjoying cooking, trying new recipes and entertaining. She knew how to throw a great party, no matter what the occasion.

Estelle and her husband enjoyed ballroom dancing, Broadway shows, new experiences, and walking hand in hand. She knew how to make every day special as her children were growing up; she enjoyed traveling and was quite artistic and creative.

She loved music, the wonders of nature, had an enquiring mind and was a voracious reader.

All who knew Estelle, admired her generous, loving heart, strong spirit, beauty, style and caring soul. She always found time for a kind word and a smile, knew the right thing to say and when to say it.

Friends and family may call on Monday, Sept. 22 from 11 am to 1 pm with a Memorial Service celebrating Estelle’s life at 12:30 pm at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT.

Committal will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

To leave online condolences please visit our website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com

Sep 212014

Screen Shot 2014-09-21 at 10.59.31 PMBruna “Nicky” Noccioletti Petrucci, 84, of Orange, beloved wife of the late Edwin F. Petrucci passed away on September 16, 2014 at her home.

Loving mother of Edward R. Petrucci of Orange. Also survived by 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Sister of Natalie DeMartino and George Noccioletti both of New Haven and the late Anthony Noccioletti. Bruna was born in New Haven on September 18, 1929 daughter of the late Alfredo and Andreina Felaci Noccioletti.

The Petrucci family would like to thank the Visiting Angels Living Assistance Service and CT. Hospice for the special care shown to Bruna during her illness and a special thank you to Cecilia Tawiah.

At the request of Bruna all services will be private.

Memorial Contributions may be made to CT. Hospice 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT. 06405 or Clifford W. Beers Guidance Clinic 93 Edwards St. New Haven, CT. 06511.

Arrangements in care of the PORTO FUNERAL HOME 830 Jones Hill Rd. West Haven.

Sep 212014

IMG_1611It was a busy day at the Orange Country Fair today.

Click this link http://bit.ly/1sTmJZR for Orange Live’s photos.

See if you can spot yourself somewhere in the crowd.

Follow this link http://bit.ly/Z6Ncw1 for photos of the Hay Bale Toss.

Congratulations to the Orange Country Fair Committee for another job well done.




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