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BREAKING: A Grocery Store In Orange Before November!

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Oct 202016

shoprite-logoThis just in: Shop Rite, at 259 Bull Hill Lane will open at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30.

This is great news to residents who’ve been traveling to other towns for their grocery needs and recently lost their favorite Adams store in the Orange-Derby mall.

If you recall, Orange Live was the one that broke the news that the former Stop & Shop was closing, so we are happy to once again be the first to report the opening date for the new Shop Rite.

Log onto Orangectlive.com every day for all your current Orange News.


Nearby: You May Not Want To Miss This

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Oct 202016

vvmfwth2015sm-1024x257On Wednesday October 19, the Traveling Wall That Heals arrived in the City Of West Haven for a four-day visit (Oct. 19-23).

The Wall That Heals is a half-scale replica of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

While in West Haven, it will be open 24 hours a day, from October 19 – 23 and accompanied by a trailer that houses a traveling museum and learning center. It is located at Bradley Point Park, Captain Thomas Boulevard.

Don’t miss this opportunity to visit, pay respect and teach our children about our history.


Come Tour Orange’s Oldest Home On Sunday

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Oct 192016

Bryan HouseJoin members of the Orange Historical Society for an Open House at the Bryan-Andrew House, 131 Old Tavern Road, Orange, on Sunday, October 23, from 12 to 4 p.m.

Parking will be available at the Old Tavern Park Complex with a shuttle bus running to and from the Bryan-Andrew House.

Progress continues in the restoration of Orange’s oldest standing house. Come see what your donations have allowed us to do to open this house museum.

Admission is free.

Light refreshments will be served.

Orange Police Release Name of Accident Victim

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Oct 192016

screen-shot-2016-08-08-at-9-06-40-pmOn Friday, Oct. 14, Orange Live reported that a person had been struck by a vehicle while crossing the Boston Post Road and possibly died.

In subsequent notices we, along with several other news agencies stated that the victim was a male (he).

Today, Orange Live requested more information about the victim and driver and Chief Robert Gagne released this notice a short time later.

The Pedestrian struck and killed on Friday Oct. 14 has been identified as Charlotte Fox, 35, of unknown address in New Haven.

Ms. Fox was attempting to cross five lanes of the Boston Post Road at around 9:45 p.m. on Friday when she was struck by a motorist traveling west bound.

Investigators Identified Fox with the help of New Haven PD and friends of Fox who are part of the homeless community in New Haven.  Ms. Fox has family out of state who had to be notified which slowed release of her identity.

The Investigation continues and no charges have been filed against the driver of the vehicle, Identified as Paul Storo, 37, of West Haven. [Who stayed on the scene and cooperated with police.]

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact Det. Harry Burke at 203-891-2138.

Town To Hang Pink Ribbon Wreath Today

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Oct 192016

screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-6-36-44-pmThe public is invited to join with the Town of Orange to once again participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month by placing a pink ribbon wreath on the front door of the Orange Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, Orange, on Wednesday,  October 19, 2016 at 2 p.m.

The Town will be honoring one individual this year: Joanne Choiniere, an Orange resident. Anyone wishing to do so may take a pink ribbon from the wreath to honor those who have survived as well as those who have succumbed to breast cancer. 

Pink ribbon cards will be sold and hung in Town Hall to benefit  Susan G. Komen Connecticut.  Please make a $5 monetary contribution and dedicate your donation to those who have survived breast cancer and those who have not.

Pasta Dinner On Oct. 19

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Oct 192016

screen-shot-2016-10-15-at-12-54-05-pmThe Holy Infant Women’s Guild will host its Annual Pasta Dinner in the school gym, 450 Racebrook Road on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 5-7 p.m. 

Admission is $30 Family (2 adults and up to 3 children), $12 adults, $5 children under 10, under 5 free

The meal is served family style with pasta and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert, coffee and soft drinks

Tickets available after all masses or by calling the Rectory Office at 203-799-2379.

Join your friends and neighbors for a nice relaxing, affordable night out.

Obituary: Vivian Petz, 89, Beloved Sister, Aunt, Artist

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Oct 182016

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-2-46-48-amVivian Petz, 89, passed away on October 2. She was predeceased by husband Michael Petz, a teacher in the Southington School System and daughter, Cynthia Petz, an attorney in MA.

She is survived by a sister Sandra Dietrich, several nieces and nephews, and many good friends. Vivian was born in Pennsylvania on September 8, 1927, daughter of the late Edward R. Berie and Tamie E. (Walters) Berie. She also was predeceased by her brother, Paul Berie.

Vivian graduated from Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA., and obtained her teaching certificate from Penn State University and her Master’s Degree from New Britain College, New Britain, CT. She also took additional credit courses at Central CT State University, in New Britain, CT.

Her teaching career began in PA, Dalmatia school system and Northumberland High School teaching Life Skills and Social Studies. Then she and her family settled in Southington, CT where she taught Home Economics for 36 years at John F. Kennedy Jr. High School.

A member of ADK, Vivian had many wonderful friends from the Southington School System especially Bette Ann, Carol, Barbara, Dale and Ceil. Other dear friends included Dottie and Tammy and Lou. She had an appreciation for the arts and painted in multiple mediums, with a particular eye for landscapes and portraits. Her portrait of her daughter Cynthia was hung in the law office where she began her career at the special request from her friends and fellow attorneys.

Her art work was displayed along with friend and fellow artist Lenny in the public library in Orange, CT. Vivian had a lifelong love of learning and traveled extensively enjoying many cultures and countries around the world.

She was an avid reader, loved history, old movies, bird watching, flowers especially lilacs, opera and classical music, fried oysters and lobster.

She kept active even after cancer surgery, sharing good times bowling with Captain Bailey, Emily and Erica. She will be remembered for her generosity, resilience, determination to do things on her own terms and sense of humor even in difficult times regarding her own health.

At Vivian’s request there are no calling hours. Burial will be in St Thomas Cemetery in Southington. CT. Visit www.dellavecchia.com for online tributes.

Donations in her memory may be made to Christian Appalachian Project, PO Box 55911, Lexington, KY, 40555.http://www.fbamc-ky.org/index.html.

The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Town Plan & Zoning Commission Meets Tuesday

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Oct 182016

plan and zoningFollowing is the Town Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting agenda for tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 18.

The meeting will take place at the Orange Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road at 7:30 p.m.

1. Request for release of Bond. Tractor Supply Inc. at 250 Indian River Road

2. Old Business.

3. New Business.

4. Review and discussion concerning Orange Transit Oriented Audit and Strategy Options (study), possible changes to the TODD Regulations, and possible changes to the Orange Zoning Map. Discussion will also concern the Moratorium on TODD zone change applications.



For property known as 422 Ridgeview Road, Orange, CT. Submitted by property owner Donald and Nicole Feuerstein. To create an elderly apartment.

Music In Motion 2.0: Amazing Sights And Sounds On the Amity Stage

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Oct 182016

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-1-09-37-pmThe Amity Music Department presents Music In Motion 2016: 2.0!  Come enjoy a great evening of music presented in a way that you’ve never seen before!  It’s sure to be a great night of fun music for the entire family!  Children 14 and under are FREE with the purchase of an adult tickets!

The band, drumline, color guard and jazz band will be featured throughout the program.  Selections include music from The Planets, The Chicken, America the Beautiful, original music commissioned especially for Music In Motion by EDM artist Scott Osborne and much, much more!

Performances are Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the John J. Brady Center for Arts!

Tickets are $12!  Children under 14 are FREE with a paying adult! Click HERE for tickets. Get yours today!

Music In Motion is proud to have HB Communications of North Haven, and the Connecticut Hurricanes Drum and Bugle Corps as sponsors for this years production.

Click HERE to see the 2016 Music In Motion Trailer.

Girls’ Volleyball: Cheshire Is Good, But Amity Is Still Better

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Oct 182016