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Orange Firefighters, Employees Mourn Loss Fire Marshal Tim Smith

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Jan 202020
 

Orange Fire Marshal Tim Smith                                                                        (Photo by Terri Miles)

Following is a press release from the Orange Volunteer Fire Department:

Volunteer firefighters and town employees in Orange today are reeling from the loss of long-time Fire Marshal Tim Smith, who died Sunday after investigating a fire in a local home.

“The Orange Volunteer Fire Department and Orange Town employees are mourning the untimely passing of Tim Smith, our fire marshal,” said Vaughan Dumas, fire chief.

“Tim was an invaluable member of the town’s public safety corps and will be missed here in town and across the state,” added First Selectman James M. Zeoli.

Dumas said Smith was called to a structure fire at 161 Tyler City Road around 1:20 p.m. Sunday to determine the cause and origin of the fire. He had completed that task and was returning home when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Woodbridge.

The Woodbridge Police and Connecticut State Police accident reconstruction team are investigating the crash. They will release their findings and comments when their investigation is complete.

Smith was a member of the Orange Volunteer Fire Department for more than 30 years. He became a town employee in 1986 as a deputy fire marshal and rose to the fire marshal’s post in April 1989.

In addition to being a certified state fire marshal, Smith was a fire service instructor for the Valley Regional Fire School. He received an award from the International Association of Arson Investigators in 2015 for outstanding accomplishment in relation to an investigation of an arson fire on Golf Road.

Smith was known as a progressive and innovative fire official. He inaugurated the use of drones to investigate fires. He also implemented the use special software to track fires in town and report them to the state.

His family has requested privacy as they mourn their loss, said Zeoli. Funeral arrangements will be announced.

— By Doug Fenichel

Lady Spartan Hoopster Jillian Martin Joins The 1,000 Point Club

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Jan 182020
 

The Paul D. Mengold Gymnasium at Amity High School was electric on Friday night. Fans in the stands anxiously clutched their yellow sheets of paper waiting for that golden moment. Senior Jillian Martin had 999 career points under her belt and needed just one more to join the previous 12 Amity boys and girls who scored 1,000 points in the past.

There is no ‘I’ in T.E.A.M.

Like a true team player, Jillian didn’t hog the ball and try to make her mark, rather she passed it to her teammates when they were open and played the game as she always had.

Then, with 5:44 remaining in the first quarter, Jillian stood on the foul line for a shot and nailed it. The crowd roared, and stood up in the stands holding their sheets of paper with “1,000” printed on them, teammates ran in with a banner and four giant gold helium balloons and amongst the hugs and smiles, made a bee line to center court for the congratulatory photo ops.

Congratulations Jillian, You EARNED This!

After a minute or two, the referee blew his whistle, everyone cleared the court and the game continued.

Hillhouse fought hard, but they simply couldn’t stay ahead of our Lady Spartans.

See game story to be published soon.

 

 

 

Weather Forecast Prompts Game Postponements

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Jan 182020
 

While grocery stores get wiped out of bread and milk in anticipation of today’s predicted snowfall, Amity Athletic Director Ernie Goodwin started working on the weekend sports schedules yesterday.

As a result, today’s boys ice hockey game vs. Conard will now take place tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. 19 at 1:45 p.m. at Bennett Ice Rink in West Haven.

The girls hockey game in Simsbury also is postponed until tomorrow — Time still to be determined.

Best of luck to the Spartans and the Blades tomorrow.

 

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Through Sunday Morning

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Jan 172020
 

A winter weather advisory remains in effect from 10 a.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday. Snow is expected with total accumulations of 3 to 5 inches in southern Connecticut

The most likely time of development for snow will be in the early to mid-afternoon.

Snow will end as a period of light rain in the evening so plan on slippery road conditions.

This May Be A BIG Night For One Lady Spartan

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Jan 172020
 

The Amity Girls Basketball Team 5-4 hosts Hillhouse 3-5 tonight at Amity at 7 p.m.

Come and cheer on the team, and wait-for-it, possibly watching senior, Jillian Martin join the 1,000 point club.

The possibility is more than likely as Jillian makes more than 10 points in each game.

Come for the game, come for the historic moment, don’t miss this game.

Girl’s Hockey: Blades Skate Over Guilford

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Jan 172020
 

The Amity/North Haven/Cheshire Blades took on Guilford in East Haven Thursday afternoon and played very well, enjoying a 6-4 victory.
                                SCOREBOARD 
                              1              2              3              F
Blades                  2              1              3              6
Guilford                2              1               1              4
The Blades were led by Tess Csejka, Nadia DiNatale, and Haley Cable who scored two goals each
First Period
Blades-Tess Csejka
Guilford: Daniella Vickerman (Madison Epke, Jamie Neleber)
Blades-Nadia DiNatale (Haley Cable, Caroline Cadelina)
Guilford- Kimberly Evans (Vickerman)
Second Period
Guilford- Epke (Olivia Gill, Vickerman)
Blades– Dinatale (Avery Depodesta)
Third Period
Blades– H.Cable (Sara Cable)
Blades- H.Cable (Sara Cable)
Guilford- Epke (Evans, Gill)
Blades– Csejka (Olivea Kosh)
Blades– H.Cable

Wind Advisory In Effect Until 10 P.M.

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Jan 162020
 

A wind advisory remains in effect until 10 p.m. this evening.

The National Weather Service is calling for northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph until 10 p.m. Thursday evening.

Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

Be prepared for just about anything.

Girls Basketball: Amity Loses To Top Ranked Hand

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Jan 152020
 

Amity girls basketball took its second loss of the season to top-ranked Hand (60-36)
Hand’s offensive strengths were too much for Amity to handle last Friday night.
Amity is still down a number of varsity girls with injuries and hopes to be back to full strength in a week or two.
The Lady Spartans’ record is 5-2. Amity has 3 games this week. (Monday, Jan. 13, Shelton; Wednesday, Jan. 15, Sheehan; Friday, Jan. 17, Hillhouse)
Game Stats:
Jillian Martin  17 points, 5 steals
Jayne Whitman 6 points
Mya Manzione 6 points, 9 rebounds

Jenna Vanhise 4 points, 4 rebounds

Three Pointers:  Martin 2, Whitman 2

By Robyn Martin

Boys Swimming: Greater New Haven Edges Amity In Tuesday Meet

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Jan 152020
 

The Amity Boys Swim team hosted Greater New Haven in Orange on Tuesday night.
Both teams performed well, but, in the end, Greater New Haven edged out Amity 96-89.
Greater New Haven’s Winning Events 
200 Medley Relay-  GNH 1:45.43 David Zhang, Connor Coyne, Hethon Foster, Finn Henry
200 Free- GNH 1:49.91 Aidan Henry
200 IM- GNH 2:05.58 Finn Henry
Diving- GNH 149.10 Christian Butler
100 Fly- GNH 54.71 Hethon Foster
100 Free- GNH 49.06 Aidan Henry
500 Free- GNH 4:55.02 Finn Henry
200 Free Relay- GNH 1:33.57 Hethon Foster, Cameron Cargan, Aiden Cohen Aidan Henry
100 Breast- GNH- 1:04.24 Connor Coyne
400 Free Relay- GNH 3:26.03 Finn Henry, Cameron Cargan, Connor Coyne, Aidan Henry
Amity’s Winning Events
50 Free- A 23.23 Tyler Roy
100 Back- A 57.96 Seamus Hennessy
Records: Greater New Haven(2-2), Amity(3-2)

Maroney To Host Coffee and Conversation Session In Orange

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Jan 152020
 

The Office of State Senator James Maroney (D-Milford) will host a coffee and conversation session at Starbucks, 300 Boston Post Road, Orange on Thursday, January 16 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The senator’s staff will be present and can answer constituent questions and relay messages directly to the senator.

The 2020 legislative session begins in less than a month, starting on February 5. Sen. Maroney will continue to hold coffee and conversation hours leading up to and throughout the session, providing constituents with a chance to share thoughts, ideas and concerns.

For those who cannot attend the coffee and conversation session, the senator can also be reached at http://senatedems.ct.gov/maroney-contact.

About James Maroney: Sen. Maroney was first elected to represent the 14th District (Milford) in 2018. Before being elected to the Senate, he was a State Representative for the 119th District from 2012-2014, where he served on the Higher Education Committee. Due to his distinguished service on the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, he was asked to serve on the Planning Commission for Higher Education and help develop a strategic plan for higher education in Connecticut.