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UPDATE: BUCK HAS BEEN FOUND 3:15 p.m. – Dogs Don’t Love Fireworks

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Jul 072015
 

11698742_999470513409399_2556704418382778217_nNot to sound like a broken record, but the Fourth of July is the one time of year that most pets go missing.

Dogs (and yes, even cats) become frightened by the loud blasts from fireworks and will do anything to get away.

This year, we’ve heard of three dogs that became part of this holiday statistic.

A miniature collie (Sheltie) was seen running frantically around Orange Center Road on July 5; Penny, a 9-year old Bichon Frise (dyed pink) ran away on July 4th; and we’ve gotten pleas from friends and relatives of a West Haven woman whose beloved Pit Bull, Buck, 4, took off on the 4th of July.

UPDATE: BUCK WAS FOUND TODAY AT AROUND 3:15 P.M. HE IS HOME SAFE.

If you know the whereabouts of any of these dogs please drop us an e-mail at [email protected] so we can update the stories and maybe even help reunite them with their families.

 

Obituary: John J. Serfilippi, 82, Father of Tracy Serfilippi, Retired Postal Worker, Navy Veteran

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Jul 072015
 

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 1.46.02 AMJohn J. Serfilippi, 82, of Orange passed away June 29, 2015 in CT Hospice.

He was the husband of the late Joan Ruggles Serfilippi, father of Tracy Serfilippi of Orange and Sandy Benway of Hamden. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and a great grandchild.

Son of the late John J. and Elizabeth Serfilippi. Brother of the late Madeline Daley.

He was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict.

 

Prior to his retirement in 1997 John was a Letter Carrier for the US Postal Service for 38 years and also worked at the Orange Library for many years.

Services will be held in the PORTO FUNERAL HOME, 830 Jones Hill Rd., West Haven Tuesday morning at 11:00. Interment will follow in Orange Center Cemetery.

Friends may call MONDAY from 5:00-8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

Sign John’s guestbook online at www.portofuneralhomes.net 

Tennis Player, Swimmer Named Amity’s Athletes of The Year

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Jul 062015
 

Screen Shot 2015-07-06 at 10.31.24 PMThe Block A Dinner is Amity’s last official sports award presentation event of the school year.

The Best of the Best are honored with handsome plaques and recognized in front of their parents, coaches and athletic peers .

Recently, we published the names of this year’s MVPs.

Here are the names of the other award winners:

Outstanding Service Award — Debbie Davis

Assistant Coach of the Year — Tom Haley

Coach of the Year Award — Sean Mahon

Director of Athletics Recognition Award — Jordan Young

Thomas J. Ross Memorial Manager Award — Hannah Babbitz

Jeremy Saxe Memorial Scholarship — Joe Ferraiolo

Mark E. Greco Memorial Hockey Award — Dalton Luciani

James Dunleavy Memorial Hockey Award — Zach Shelnitz

Steven J. Zeider Memorial Swimming Award — Alec Melotto

Thomas G. Laugeni Memorial Award — Jake Milner/Gabrielle DiGello

Albert J. Seymour Memorial Award — William Caracciolo/Marissa Mizzone

Sportsmanship Award — Matt Ronai/Brianna Mirmina

Booster Club Scholar Athlete Award — Sricharan Kadimi/Lisa Gorham

Versatility Award — Matt Attolino/Zoe Moscato

and last, but certainly not least

Athlete of the Year Award — Jason Seidman/ Dana Chung

Orange Police: Accused Shoplifter Arrested, Slapped With Several Warrants

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Jul 062015
 

BEST POLICE Patch EVEROfficers responded to the Target store, 25 Boston Post Road, regarding a shoplifting on June 22 at 4:59 p.m.

During the investigation officers learned that Melissa Krukowski, 35, of 1330 Chapel St #3, New Haven had taken $1,077.84 worth of clothing, shoes, jewelry and cosmetics and left the store without paying. She was stopped outside and detained for police.

Officers later learned that Krukowski also was wanted by the Cheshire, Meriden, and Yale University Police Departments, all of which held warrants for her arrest. These warrants were served at the time of her Orange arrest.

 

She was charged with fourth-degree larceny and held on $1,000 bond pending arraignment.

Obituary: Denise Waldron, 65, Beloved Wife and Mother

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Jul 062015
 

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 1.11.14 AMDenise D. Waldron, 65, of Orange, Connecticut, beloved wife of Ted Waldron Sr. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 after battling cancer.

Born on March 5, 1950 in Queens, New York, she was the daughter of the late Edwin Hirsch and Irene Delvac Hirsch.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 7, at 11:00 am, at White Oak Baptist Church, Stratford, CT. Interment to follow at King’s Highway Cemetery, Milford.

Friends and family may call from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, July 6 at Cody-White Funeral Home 107 Broad Street Milford, CT 06460.

To leave online condolences and to view a full obituary,visit www.codywhitefuneralservice.com

Legion Baseball: Orange Post 127 takes early lead for 8-3 victory over East Haven

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Jul 062015
 

IMG_3639Three first-inning runs helped Orange Post 127 to an 8-3 win over East Haven at Brinley Field on Sunday.

Orange Post 127 scored in the first on an RBI single by Pat Winkel (15), an RBI single by Evan Lumpinski (18), and an error.

Chris Winkel (23) racked up two RBIs on two hits for Orange Post 127. He singled in the second inning and homered in the sixth inning.

Doug Rives (22) got the win for Orange Post 127 thanks to eight strikeouts. Rives allowed two earned runs, five hits and four walks over six innings.

Petr was the game’s losing pitcher. He allowed six runs in four innings, walked four and struck out four.

Two runs in the top of the second helped East Haven close its deficit to 3-2. An error and an RBI double by Kucharski fueled East Haven’s comeback. But, Rives got DeAngelo to ground out to end the inning.

After posting two runs in the fourth, Orange Post 127 again scored two in the sixth. In the fourth, Orange Post 127 scored on a fielder’s choice, bringing home Max Scheps (4).

The inning got off to a hot start when Winkel homered. That was followed up by Lumpinski’s single, plating Matt Ronai.

One run in the top of the seventh helped East Haven close its deficit to 8-3. A fielder’s choice gave East Haven life. But, Kyle Mattei (13) got King to ground out to end the game.

“Eagles” – Fireworks Get Rave Reviews and Complete Drone Video

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Jul 062015
 

One view of the crowd at Sunday's concert.  (Jeanne Consiglio)

One view of the crowd at Sunday’s concert.
(Jeanne Consiglio)

The Orange Independence Day Extravaganza presented by the Orange Town News was a huge success Sunday night. The weather was a little humid, but the Eagles Tribute Band “Hotel California” got rave reviews from the audience and the fireworks also were well received.

Our meteorologist Kevin Arnone captured a unique view of the fireworks with his drone (THIS IS THE FULL VIDEO) and shared them with Orange Live. THANKS KEVIN! (I still can’t get my drone to hover for more than a couple of seconds)

The Concert Crowd from a different perspective.  Drone photo by Kevin Arnone.

The Concert Crowd from a different perspective.
Drone photo by Kevin Arnone.

 

Legion Baseball: Orange Post 127 Defeats East Haven 5-1

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Jul 062015
 

IMG_3460Chris Winkel (23) went 3-3 at the plate, helping Orange Post 127 to a 5-1 victory over East Haven on Sunday at Brinley Field.

He doubled in the third inning and singled in the first and fifth innings.

Orange Post 127 relied on Mike Stewart (10) to eat up innings en route to the win. Stewart pitched seven innings and allowed one earned run, eight hits and four walks while striking out four.

King took the loss for East Haven. He lasted just six innings, walked one, struck out one, and allowed five runs.

Orange Post 127 jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Orange Post 127 got a spark in the form of a Mike Appel (1) single, before before Jake Smith (26) singled, bringing Appel home.

East Haven’s lone run of the ballgame came in the fifth inning on an RBI single by Kucharski.

Orange Post 127 never surrendered the lead after the fifth inning, scoring one run on an RBI single by Winkel.

Orange Post 127 increased its lead with three runs in the sixth. A single by Smith ignited the offense, plating Nolan Roche (32) and Appel.

— Story submitted by Nick Mirto

 

Penny, The Bichon Frise Is Missing

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Jul 052015
 

File photo of a generic dyed  Bichon Frise. (NOT Penny)

File photo of a generic dyed Bichon Frise. (NOT Penny)

Some residents in the Turkey Hill area received messages at their homes today stating:

“9 year old Bichon Frise (She is dyed pink with a blue bandana), answers to Penny. She got scared on the 4th of July and ran away from our house. Please get back to me if you have any information. Thanks. Phone 203-795-4053 or 203-710-2046

When animals are frightened, even if they are loved and pampered by great families, they will do anything to get away from the noise.

If anyone has seen Penny, please call the numbers listed above.

And So It Begins: Miniature Collie Nearly Hit By Several Cars on Orange Center

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Jul 052015
 

A file photo of a miniature collie

A file photo of a miniature collie

At around 11:50 a.m. today (Sunday, July 5) a miniature collie ran in front of an SUV near Porter Lane.

The driver slammed on her brakes and missed the dog and was nearly rear-ended by the car behind her who also slammed on their brakes and laid on their horn.

As the SUV drove away the driver watched as the dog continued to dodge cars as it ran across the street.

As we’ve published every year, the Fourth of July is the one time of year that most pets go missing due to their fear of fireworks.

If you are missing a miniature collie or have seen him/her please post a response on our Facebook Page so we, as a community can get this little one home before something terrible happens.