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Meet The Orange Police Department’s Newest Officer

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Sep 212018
 

On Friday, Sept. 21, the Orange Police Department welcomed its newest officer, Charles ‘Chase’ Knepper.

Chase’s swearing-in ceremony took place at Police Headquarters, with Orange Police Commission Chairman Jack Barton administering the oath of office. Chase’s mother pinned his badge.

Chase is from Hawthorne, NJ, where his father is a Captain with the Hawthorne PD.

Chase is a 2017 graduate of the University of New Haven, where he earned a bachelors degree in criminal justice. During his time at UNH, Chase participated in the Orange PD internship program.

The OPD wishes Chase a long and safe career with our agency.

 

Fall Begins This Weekend

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Sep 212018
 

The Autumnal Equinox, or the first day of Fall, is on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

The favorite season of many New Englanders arrives at precisely 9:54 p.m. I’m all for cooler temperatures and a bit of autumn color.

The Old Farmers’ Almanac explains the change of seasons as follows:

The word equinox comes from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night).

During the equinox, the Sun crosses what we call the “celestial equator” (just imagine the line that marks the equator on Earth extending up into the sky) from north to south. Because of this, Earth’s two hemispheres receive the Sun’s rays about equally. The Sun is overhead at noon as seen from the equator, so at this point, the amount of nighttime and daytime (sunlight) are roughly equal to each other.

Another definition of fall is nights of below-freezing temperatures combined with days of temperatures below 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21°C). From here on out, the temperatures begin to drop and the days start to get shorter than the nights.

Here’s An Upcoming OVNA Flu Clinic

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Sep 212018
 

Get Your Flu Shot!

The Orange Visiting Nurse Association will host a Flu Clinic at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 4-7 p.m.

Please remember to bring your insurance card and wear short sleeves

Annual Health And Safety Fair Today

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Sep 212018
 

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The 17th Annual Health and Safety Fair will take place on Friday, September 21, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Admission is free.

Vendors representing all sorts of agencies will be on hand to give out information about products and services that benefit older adults.

There will be raffle prizes and refreshments.

The event is sponsored by Coldwell Banker, Orange Visiting Nurses Association, Maplewood of Orange and the Orange Senior Center.

For more information call 203-891-4784.

UPDATE: Police Confirm Break-In At Target

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Sep 202018
 

Earlier this morning, Orange Live posted a piece about a large police presence at Target.

We requested information and received confirmation of our preliminary report.

Asst. Chief Max Martins said, “The Orange Police Department received a complaint at 1:39 a.m. of a burglary in progress at Target, 25 Boston Post Road. One suspect was apprehended on scene. The investigation is still active and no further information can be released at this time. Anyone with information can call Sergeant Michael Kosh of the Investigative Services Unit at 203-891-2138.”

What Happened At Target?

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Sep 202018
 

Early this morning, passing residents noticed a police presence at the Target store on the Boston Post Road in Orange.

As of this morning, the store was closed. So, what happened?

We are still trying to get official confirmation, but preliminary information is that around 2 a.m. there was an attempted break-in through an unusual entryway.

We will update this story as it develops and as soon as we receive confirmation from the Orange Police.

Support Your Amity Spartans Varsity Athletes

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Sep 192018
 

The remainder of this week’s sports schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Sept. 20

Girls Soccer vs Foran HOME at Amity Field # 3  3:45 p.m.

Boys Cross Country vs Guilford, Hillhouse, Sheehan AWAY at East River Preserve 4:00 p.m.

Girls Cross Country vs Guilford, Hillhouse, Sheehan AWAY at East River Preserve 4:00 p.m.

Field Hockey vs Fairfield Warde HOME at Amity 4:00 p.m.

Girls Swimming and Diving vs Sheehan HOME Orange Community Center Pool 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 21

Boys Soccer vs Hamden AWAY Hamden Turf Field #1 5:00 p.m.

Girls Volleyball vs Shelton AWAY Shelton Gym 6:30 p.m.

Football vs Hillhouse HOME at Amity 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Girls Cross Country Ocean State Invitational AWAY Rhode Island 9:00 a.m.

Field Hockey vs New Milford AWAY New Milford High School 1:00 p.m.

Get Your Tickets For The Academic and Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner

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Sep 192018
 

Here is a complete list of this year’s honorees who will be honored at the annual Amity Hall of Fame / Hall of Honor Dinner at Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 5:30 p.m.

Academic Hall of Honor

John Bencivengo,  Jr. – Class of 1976

The owner, Executive Chef, U.S.S. Chowder Pot III

 

Steven A. Conn – Class of 1981

Associate Athletics Director/Director of Sports Publicity, Yale University

 

Tara Leigh Knight – Class of 1983

Founder and Sr. Partner, Knight and Cerritelli Attorneys at Law

 

Richard Krevolin – Class of 1982

Screenwriter, Author, Playwright, Professor

 

Jesse L. Sendroff – Class of 2000

Director of Advance and Special Assistant to the Mayor, City of New York

Athletic Hall of Fame

Margaux Farrell – Class of 2008

Swimming

 

Thom Jacobs – Class of 1982

Track Coach

 

 

Robin (Gordon) Schaffer – Class of 1975

Field Hockey / Tennis

 

Brandon Stavola – Class of 2004

Wrestling

 

Chung-Yi Sun – Class of 1998

Indoor and Outdoor Track

 

Beth (Gedansky) Young – Class of 1986

Devoted Supporter/ Booster Club

 

Get Your Tickets Now

Dinner tickets are $50 in advance with a purchase deadline of October 1, 2018. There will be no tickets
for purchase at the door.

For Athletic Hall of Fame tickets, make checks made payable to Amity Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame
and mail to:

Amity High School Athletic Department
Att. Lori Bonney
25 Newton Rd. Woodbridge CT 06525.

For Academic Hall of Honor tickets, make checks made payable to the Amity Hall of Honor and mail to:

Amity District Office
Att. Carol Lange
25 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525.

 

Lions Invite All To lts Fourth Annual Comedy Night — Three Acts On The Bill

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Sep 192018
 

The Orange Lions invite the public to “Come Laugh With Us”, its 4th annual comedy night at St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church’s social hall, 480 Racebrook Road on Saturday, October 13. Doors will open at 7 p.m. to cabaret-style seating where patrons can BYOB and snacks. Setups will be provided, as well as desserts and coffee at the end of the show. A raffle drawing will be held with several baskets on display and awarded to those who choose to participate.

The entertainment for the evening will start at 8 p.m. and feature three stand-up comedians. The announcer and headliner is Craig “Fig” Figuereido, whose credits include appearances on HBO, MTV and Showtime channels, among others. Also appearing is Nikki Carr, from Last Comic Standing, and the Ellen Show. Rounding up the night’s billing is Aldo Marachlian, who has appeared in Comedy After Dark-Comedy Central and at the Apollo.

This is the fourth annual Orange Lions comedy show, for which the net proceeds will be donated to Orange Lions Charities. These include the Community Grants program, which benefits local organizations such as the Volunteer Fire Dept., the library, girls scouts, etc., the Lions Clubs International Foundation, and other blindness prevention programs.

Tickets are $30 each if purchased in advance, or $35 at the door, and are available from any Orange Lion, or by calling Lion Ken Lenz at (203) 795-3906. As is true of most stand-up comedy this is an adult-theme show intended for mature audiences only.

So please “come laugh with us” for a great cause, and have a good time. This popular event is growing each year and may sell out. Get your tickets soon.

Farmers’ Market Season Is Running Down

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Sep 192018
 

The Orange Community Farmers’ Market runs on Thursdays until next week, September 27, under the Pavilion at the Orange Fairgrounds, High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road in Orange. Market hours are from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

There are many full-time vendors and part-time vendors selling their farm-grown products including vegetables, fruit, meats, baked goods, honey, pasta, soaps, crafts, pet food and more! Farms from the local area will be present; including Grassy Hill, Laurel Glen, Mapleview, North Pease, Oronoque, and Shamrock.

Other vendors include Braids by Britt, Durante’s Pasta, Kind Cactus, Lizzie’s Corner, Mill Pond Essentials, Sweet Seidner’s, and Vic’s Guac Shop and food trucks include Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale, Zuppardi’s and Tipsey Cones.

Come on down and take advantage of the fresh farm to table choices while you can. Just one week left after today.