In this VIDEO the two candidates, Incumbent Jim Zeoli (R) and Challenger Ken Lenz (D) talk about improvements needed in town.
In this VIDEO, incumbent Republican First Selectman Jim Zeoli and Democratic challenger Ken Lenz state how they plan to stop the influx of cell towers in town.
“One of the greatest ways we can demonstrate our commitment to our democracy is to exercise our right to a free and secret vote,” O’Sullivan said, “When you look at other countries you immediately recognize it is not something that we should ever take for granted.”
Any U.S. citizen, 17 years of age, may apply for admission as an elector by pre-registering and will become an elector on the day of their 18th birthday.
You may complete the voter registration application at Town Hall weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
You also may download a voter registration application and / or an application for absentee ballot by going to the Secretary of the State’s website at www.sots.ct.gov – click on the elections area.
This year, Election Day is November 3. voters will be exercising their constitutional right to vote for:
Board of Finance
Board of Education
Town Plan & Zoning Commission
Amity Regional Board of Education
October 2 is the first day absentee ballots may be issued by the Town Clerk. For those voting by absentee ballot, they must first submit a completed application for absentee ballot, which can be done now.
Upon receipt of the completed application, the Town Clerk will mail the actual absentee ballot to you; please be sure to have an accurate college address.
James M. Zeoli
Board of Selectman
Judy Wright Williams
John J. Carangelo
Ralph G. Okenquist
Board of Finance
Planning and Zoning
TPZ Deferred Ken Gambardella
Sandra D. Pierson
Orange Board of Education
Chantelle Ewen Bunnell
Amity Board of Education
Tracy Lane Russo
John C. Belfonti
Even though I do my best to keep Orange Live all about Orange, I will, on occasion offer Zoo News or a tidbit from the tri towns only if I know it has mass appeal. Amity High School is a given, Orange residents attend the school and athletes like Katie Koshes and Kyle Beaudette are on the Spartans rosters.
In another week the town of Woodbridge will have its municipal election and the Orange Live readers who live in that town can tell you that their campaign season (at least for one party) has been a nasty one. Residents said they were turned off by blatant lies printed on mailers and other desperate underhanded political techniques that had been applied over the past few months.
For that town’s sake, I hope that residents can see through the smoke screen and do what is best for their community.
That said, even though no one has announced their candidacy for office in Orange, the “silly season” it seems, already has begun.
Troubling whispers and allegations against one potential candidate have begun as one party prepares to “destroy” their opponent.
In the coming months, I predict you will read and hear a lot of nastiness as one political party works on sweeping the Orange municipal election.
To All Parties, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents — Remember the Orange Live political policy [this version was published Aug 18, 2014]— “I will post information about candidates, issues, and events as they are submitted as long as it is not an attack piece on an opponent.”
Candidates, you should run on your own merits, say what YOU can do for the town of Orange and highlight the positive things that you have done that make you the best person for the job.
In advance of the first installment of the 2015 smear campaign, I ask Orange residents to keep an open mind, see through the smoke screen and do what is best for your community on election day.
Orange Live will not respond to any stories published in other newspapers or tabloids, but, if you have concerns about something you’ve heard or read somewhere else, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be more than willing to bring you the other side of the story and clarify what may have been left hiding behind the curtain.
There will be a complete Irish Dinner with Corned Beef and Cabbage and all that goes with it.
Tickets are $38 per person and reservations must be made in advance by Sunday, March 8.
Checks should be made out to ORTC and mailed to P.O. Box 632, Orange CT 06477.
There will be a cash bar and door prizes. We hope many of our friends will join us. It is always an enjoyable opportunity for “Wearing of the Green” by all who attend.
For questions and/or reservations, please call Pat Zeoli at (203) 795-9679.
— press release from the Orange Republican Town Committee
Originally Published on: Feb 7, 2015 @ 13:04
With the legislative session in full swing, State Representative Pam Staneski (Milford & Orange) is asking her constituents for feedback on the issue of tolls being installed on Connecticut highways.
CT Toll booths were torn down after a fatal accident at the Stratford Tolls in 1985.
“There has been discussion about re-instituting tolls on our state highways. Soon, the Transportation committee will be hearing public testimony a on toll proposal. I also want to hear from the constituents in Milford & Orange on what your thoughts are on bringing back tolls to our state highways. I strongly value your feedback on this important transportation issue,” said Rep. Staneski.
To fill out the survey go to: http://cthousegop.com/119th-district-survey/
You may also access the survey by visiting Rep. Staneski’s website www.repstaneski.com.
State Reps. Themis Klarides, Charles Ferraro and Pam Staneski will be holding a coffee hour for constituents in Orange on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Chip’s Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
All three state representatives have a slice of Orange in their legislative districts.
Constituents are encouraged to join their legislators for coffee and talk about any issues, questions or concerns related to the Town of Orange or state government.
Anyone who is unable to attend but would like to talk to their state representatives you can contact them at 1.800.842.1423 or send an email to Themis.Klarides@housegop.ct.
Voters across the country seemed to be sending a message to President Obama by voting in a majority of Republicans in this election. This reflected in our local (Orange) results as well.
With 100% of the precincts in (Orange, Milford and West Haven) the 117th House district, newcomer Charles Ferraro (R) took 51% of the vote with 4,281; Incumbent Paul Davis (D) received 4,138, reflecting 49% of the total votes.
Pam Staneski (R) defeated Incumbent James Maroney (D) by 161 votes for the 119th House Seat. She received 4,423 votes, a 51% share; Maroney stayed strong with 4,262 at 49%.
Both Maroney and Davis WON their races in Orange.
The only one of our State Representatives to retain a seat was Themis Klarides (R) in the 114th District who received a lot of support at 66% throughout her district with 5,822 votes defeating Aldon Hynes (D) for the second consecutive race. Hynes received 34% of the votes at 2,937.
These are preliminary numbers without the absentee ballots and they are subject to change.
GOVERNOR & LT. GOVERNOR
R — Tom Foley and Heather Somers 129 Total 133
D — Dannel Malloy and Nancy Wyman 107 Total 111
WF — Malloy and Wyman 2 + 2
IND — Foley and Somers 4
REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS
R — James Brown 94
D — Rosa DeLauro 132 Total 149
WF — DeLauro 15 + 2
R — Matt Gaynor 109 Total 113
D — Gayle Slossberg 129
IND — Gaynor 3
STATE REPRESENTATIVE 119th
R — Pam Staneski 106 Total 111
D — James Maroney 129
IND — Staneski 5
SECRETARY OF THE STATE
R — Peter Lumaj 112 Total 118
D — Denise Merrill 107 Total 113
WF — Merrill 5 + 1
IND — Lumaj 6
GREEN — Michael DeRosa 4
R — Timothy Herbst 123 Total 128
D — Denise Nappier 103 Total 110
WF — Nappier 5 + 2
IND — Herbst 5
R — Sharon McLaughlin 115 Total 119
D — Kevin Lembo 107 Total 112
WF — Lembo 4 + 1
IND — McLaughlin 4
GREEN — Rolf Maurer 3
R — Kie Westby 108 Total 112
D — George Jepsen 113 Total 120
WF — Jepsen 6 + 1
IND — Westby 4
GREEN — Stephen Fournier 1
JUDGE OF PROBATE
R — Thomas Miller 111
D — Beverly Streit-Kefalas 123
REGISTRAR OF VOTERS
R — Frederick Kendrick 115
D — Janice Casey 116