Feb 052015

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Pursuant to State law, the Orange Board of Assessment Appeals will convene on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 5:30 pm.  The Orange Board of Assessment Appeals will be accepting petitions for real estate and personal property assessments for the October 1, 2014 grand list.   Petitions are available Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30 pm in the Assessor’s Office, Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road.  Petitions must be returned to the Board of Assessment Appeals no later than March 20, 2015.

For questions contact, Assessors Office 891-4723.

Oct 272014

This entire section of Old Grassy Hill Road will be closed this week Oct. 28-30.

This entire section of Old Grassy Hill Road will be closed this week Oct. 28-30.




will be closed OCTOBER 28, 29 30 for AT&T COAXIAL CABLE UTILITY WORK. 

This had been discussed at past Board of Selectmen’s meetings and it will be quite an inconvenience, especially for those who access Orange Center from the Wilbur Cross Parkway or live nearby and use Old Grassy to access the parkway for work (Sikorsky commuters, etc).

Now that you know, prepare an alternate route that doesn’t include Wepawaug Road and leave for work earlier. Consider Meetinghouse Lane Ext., Maplewood Road or Orange Center Road as alternatives.

This will not be easy for anyone, but please be patient since there really isn’t anything you can do about it.

Oct 172014

Bethany Orange Woodbridge 
25 Newton Road, Woodbridge, Connecticut 06525 
Personnel: (203) 397-4861 

POSTING: October 17, 2014

POSITION: Paraprofessional – Special Education – Alternative Program 

SCHOOL: Amity Regional High School – Woodbridge 

STARTING: October 29, 2014 

REQUIREMENT(S): Ability to work well with students, staff and parents. Dependable. Flexible. Computer skills a plus. 

SALARY & BENEFITS: In accordance with Paraprofessional Contract 

SUBMIT: Cover letter, Resume, Letters of Recommendation (min. 3 dated within the past two years) 

APPLY TO: Mary Raiola, Dir. of Pupil Services * 
Amity Regional School District No. 5 
ATTN: Personnel – Para-AS-W 
25 Newton Road 
Woodbridge, CT 06525 

DEADLINE: Open until filled. 



FAX # – 203-397-4864 – Attn: Paula Cofrancesco 

Oct 092014

spanishclassesThe Following job listing was posted today (Oct. 9, 2014)

Bethany Orange Woodbridge 
25 Newton Road, Woodbridge, Connecticut 06525 
(203) 397-4861
POSITION: F/T Spanish Teacher 

SCHOOL: Amity Regional Middle School – Bethany Campus 

CERTIFICATION: 023 Endorsement 

SUBMIT: Cover letter, Resume, Letters of Recommendation 
(min. of 3, dated within the past two years), Transcripts (legible copies acceptable initially), and copy of proper, valid CT certification 

SALARY & BENEFITS: In accordance with the teachers’ contract 


APPLY TO: Mr. Charles Dumais 
Amity Reg. School District No. 5 
Attn: Personnel – F/T-Spanish-AMS-B 
25 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525 

DEADLINE: Open Until Filled 

May 242014

manicure-pedicureHelen Zhao travels from New Jersey to Orange to greet customers in her new business, Natura Nails & Spa, 477 Boston Post Road, directly across the street from Sleepy’s (Diagonal to IHOP).

When you step inside the door, it’s like a breath of fresh air, pleasantly lit with comfortable seating and a wonderful friendly staff.

The business offers completely natural and organic product lines, full service nail salon, manicures and pedicures, facials, spa and hair care.

You receive a free hand scrub and Hot Stone Treatment with a manicure. And Paraffin treatment is free with manicure and pedicure.

Natura Nails & Spa has a membership program and a family and friends package available.

Everything is meticulously clean, with one-use tub liners for feet and all implements are sterilized after each use.

Natura Nails is open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

New and repeat customers are greeted warmly and immediately brought to a station.

Call 203-298-9390 or 718-669-3907 today for an appointment or walk-in for a naturally healthy spa experience.

Tell Them Orange Live Sent You

Tell Them Orange Live Sent You

Feb 272014

Best Of New HavenIt’s my Birthday on Saturday, and what I would really love to get is just a few minutes of your time.

As you can see from the banner on the left side of the site, it’s the time of year when many local businesses are asking for your support in the Advocate Best of New Haven Reader’s Poll.

Orangectlive.com has been a registered business in the town of Orange since May 2012. Since then, “Orange Live, the best source for 24/7 news in Orange CT” has published more than 3,000 stories, keeping you abreast of everything that’s happening in town without the benefit of a staff.

Orangectlive.com (along with the Orange Live Facebook Page) is a one-person show, photos, meetings, business stories, police and fire coverage, school updates, sports, even the ads are all done by just one Yia Yia — that’s what my granddaughter calls me — even when my computer crashed in December, you still got your news.

All I ask is that every one of the 1,000 people who visit the site today and unique visitors who come on until next Wednesday, take 10 minutes to visit the “Best Of” Poll page, Fill in the voter registration information and click “Vote” to begin, then please vote for orangectlive.com in two categories • Best Local Blogger and • Best Hyperlocal News Site. Both can be found in the Media and Education section.

You must vote in at least 10 categories. But, if you love Orange, there are plenty of Orange businesses and personalities from which to choose. Look for the Orange Ale House, Material Girls, NuVita, Redfish Grill, Georgina Hair Studio, Kaoud Oriental Rug … Even First Selectman Jim Zeoli is listed under the People and Places section.

One ballot per person. They count ballots from this website and paper ballots from this week’s CTNow newspaper. You may submit a paper ballot or an online ballot, but not both.

Online voting ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014.

Thank you so much for your time!



Dec 292013

Single Family home for sale 595 Cedar Grove, Orange, CT 06477

Reduced asking price $569,900

Culdesac Country-like setting, great for children! Walking Trails are at the opposite end of Cedar Grove, Tucker’s Ridge. Beautiful views of the Housatonic.

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 floors, 3,564 square feet with 2 car garage on a 1.81 Acre lot.

Built in 1993

School District: Turkey Hill Elementary, Amity High School – Most challenging according to Washington Post 

Amenities: Fireplace, Central AC, Carpeted Floors, Wood Floors, Appliances Included, Basement, Central Heating, Deck/Porch, Garage, Tile Floors

Culdesac private. Great location for children. Pond turns into ice skating in the winter.

Close to major Routes but beautiful country like setting. Close to golfing/dining at Great River Golf Course. Close to Milford Beaches.

Listing Agent Charles Kroopneck office: 203-668-4954

Jun 272013

Congregation Or Shalom

Congregation Or Shalom

Congregation Or Shalom is searching for enthusiastic and creative religious school teachers to join our faculty.

The ideal candidates should have: knowledge of Hebrew and prayers, experience working with children, and attended or taught in Religious School or Jewish Day School. Religious School grades K-6 meet from 9-11:30am on Sundays, grades 3-7 meet from 4-6pm on Wednesdays, and 7th graders attend services on Shabbat mornings.
Please send cover letter and resume to educationaldirector@orshalomct.org.

Jun 072013

Screen shot 2013-05-28 at 10.52.04 AMAmity Has a part time opening for a math teacher for the 2013-14 school year.

According to the listing, applicants must have a valid CT 029 certification and should apply to P/T-Math-W

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the teachers’ contract.

Submit: Cover letter, Resume, Letters of Recomm. (min. of 3), Transcripts (legible copies acceptable initially)

and copy of proper, valid CT certification (029)  to Dr. John Brady, Amity Reg. School District No. 5,  Attn: Personnel – P/T-Math-W, 25 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525.

Deadline: Open until filled

May 282013

Screen shot 2013-05-28 at 10.52.04 AMAmity District 5 is looking for a District Technology Coordinator.

A job posting went up today:

District Technology Coordinator

Supervisory position; strong knowledge and experience in networking, infrastructure, security and diagnostic issues.

Ability to determine future technology needs of the District.

Excellent management and communication skills required.

Send cover ltr./resume/ltrs. of recomm. (min. 3) and salary requirements to: Dr. John Brady, Supt. of Schools, ATTN: Persn’l-DTC; 25 Newton Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525.

Open until filled.