Orange Police: Woman Took And Damaged Merchandise

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Jan 182017

Orange police responded to the Burlington Coat Factory, 80 Boston Post Road on a reported shoplifting complaintDec. 31 at 12:43 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Dominique White, 25, of New Haven had taken $72 worth of clothing from the store without paying, damaging some of the merchandise in the process.

Store employees stopped her and retrieved the merchandise, detaining her for police.

White was subsequently taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny and second-degree criminal trover. She was released on a promise to appear in court Jan. 12.

Orange Lions Plan A Spring Tasting

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Jan 182017

The Orange Lions Club will host its Spring Tasting at St. Barbara Greek Church Hall, 480 Racebrook Road, on Friday, March 24 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The Wine and Liquor Outlet will provide fine wines, craft beers and bourbon for the event.

This spring wine tasting will include hors d’oeuvres, desserts and raffles.

Tickets are $35 per person and are available from any Orange Lions Club member, at the Wine and Liquor Outlet, 528 Boston Post Road, or by calling 203-795-3906 or 203-795-0134.

Proceeds will benefit local Orange Lions charities.

Boys’ Basketball: Spartans Leave Gaels In The Wind

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Jan 182017

The Amity Spartans Boys’ Basketball team hosted the Shelton Gaels in Woodbridge on Tuesday and gave them a lesson in playing hoops from the moment they hit the court.

Prior to the game, Shelton was a force to be reckoned with, having a better record and very skilled players. But this night belonged to Amity, which earned a 68-44 victory.

Amith started out strong with an 18 point lead in the first quarter and stayed ahead  to the end.

Shelton’s Jeff Stockmal was the game’a high scoring player with 20 points.


Shelton 1 13 12 18 – 44
Amity 19 17 13 19 – 68

Shelton (44) — Jeff Stockmal 20, Armando Martinez 8, Brian Berritto 5, David Berritto 3, Matt Hunyadi 3, Ryan Murphy 3, Kyle Davis 2.

Totals: 16 10-26 44
Amity (68) — Tyler Thomas 18, Jack Nolan 15, Colin Beaulieu 10,  John Ahern 10,Ted Weber 6, Bob Kirpas 5,  Chris Bierezowiec 3, Mike Young 1.

Totals: 25 16-20 68
3-point goals: Shelton 2 (Hunyadi 1, Murphy 1); Amity 2 (Thomas 1, Kirpas 1);

Records: Shelton 7-3; Amity 5-3

The Spartans play against East Haven (1-7) at Amity on Friday. 

Audition For The Next Orange Players Production

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Jan 172017

The Orange Players will be holding open auditions for our spring production of “Bell, Book and Candle”, written by John Van Druten and to be directed by Kevin Miller. A synopsis of the play and character descriptions can be found below.

Auditions will be held January 23, 24 & 25 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd, Orange, CT. Actors will be asked to perform cold readings from the play, scripts will be provided. Call backs will be held on January 26 if needed.

Performance dates are April 21, 22, 28, & 29. Tech Week, April 17 through April 20. Brush Up Rehearsal April 27. Performances will take place at High Plains Community Center.

For additional information please email TheOrangePlayers@gmail.com

Gillian Holroyd is one of the few modern people who can actually cast spells and perform feats of supernaturalism. She casts a spell over an unattached publisher, Shepherd Henderson, partly to keep him away from a rival and partly because she is attracted to him. He falls head over heels in love with her at once and wants to marry her. But witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love, and this minute imperfection leads into a number of difficulties. Ultimately, the lady breaks off with her companions in witchery, preferring the normal and human love offered her by the attractive publisher. But before the happy conclusion of the romance, Gillian comes very near to losing him—but doesn’t.

“One of the author’s greatest comedy successes. An outstanding and popular title among community theaters. “…completely enchanting—a wonderfully suave and impish fantasy.” —NY Times.

Gillian Holroyd, 25-40 years of age. “Gill” is a very powerful witch who seems to want to live a “normal” life. Her family doesn’t understand her, and her best friend is her cat Pyewacket, a “familiar.” Gill has to consider whether magic or love will be foremost her life.

Shepherd Henderson, 25-45 years of age. “Shep” has a very social and modern life, and is engaged to a young socialite. When Gill, Shep’s landlady, finds out he’s engaged to an old rival of hers, she decides to break it up.

Miss Holroyd. Gill’s Aunt, 40+ years of age. “Aunt Queenie” is an incorrigible, eccentric and charming witch who encourages magical mischief in Gill and Gill’s brother Nicky. But she’s come late to witchcraft and has to practice her spells at odd times and in odd places.

Nicky Holroyd. Gill’s brother. 25-40 years of age. A playboy socialite in the magic community, Nicky is flamboyant and young at heart, a jokester who enjoys playing tricks, gaining notoriety and surpassing his sister’s powers.

Sidney Redlitch: Any age, probably in 50s. This foremost scholar of modern magic – in his own mind, anyway — wants to write about New York witches and reclaim his fame from an earlier book on magic in Mexico. He’s messy, drinks copiously, and is excitable and gullible, which makes him exploitable by Nicky.

“Bubblemania” Is Coming to Town: The Most Fun You Will Have In 2017

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Jan 162017

Orange Community Women (OCW) invites you to see “Casey Carle’s BubbleMania” at High Plains Community Center, on Saturday, January 28 at 3 p.m. 

BubbleMania is a highly- acclaimed show combining the science of bubbles with theatrical showmanship and comedy.   Its website describes the show as an “extremely unique program combining high energy entertainment with artistic achievement.  

BubbleMania is loaded with visual comedy, quick wit, big band swing music and the untamed, often unbelievable qualities and beauty of spherical liquids.”  This will be a wonderful community event and lots of fun for all ages.

Hurry! Tickets are $5 in advance before Sunday, January 15 or $7 at the door.  Contact Michelle Bailey for tickets at fbailey1@optonline.net or any OCW member. 

Publicity Chairman Laura Griest said, “Orange Community Women is a chapter of Connecticut Junior Women, Inc.  We seek to unite the women of Orange and surrounding areas by participating in community service and providing enrichment, leadership and social interaction.  Our projects include awarding scholarships to Amity students, donating children’s books to the library, collecting for veterans, organizing activities for the Tracy Bunch (a group of special needs adults sponsored by Orange Community Services), visiting and working with the seniors at Silverbrook, donating holiday food baskets and gift cards to Orange Community Services and partnerships with Days for Girls, Manes and Motions Therapeutic Riding Center and Female Soldiers/Forgotten Heroes. Proceeds from this fundraiser support projects such as these.”

For more information on Orange Community Women, contact Donna Wesolowski, 203-799-3519.

Plan & Zoning: Special Exception Sought For Retail Business

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Jan 162017

The Town Plan & Zoning Commission meets at Town Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. 

There is one item on the agenda:

1.  Old Business.

2.  New Business.


  • APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE.  For property known as 273 Indian River Road, Orange, CT.  Submitted by Indian River Development, LLC – Michael Lipset, Member.  The Tenant, Brian Johanson, d.b.a. Dark Side Performance, LLC, will be using a portion of the existing building for the fabrication and installation of performance automobile parts.  He is seeking to provide retail sales of the manufactured parts.

Help Send The CT Crushers to Cooperstown

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Jan 162017

Cimg_67031hip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, will host a Breakfast For Dinner fundraiser for the CT Crushers Baseball Team.
The event will take place from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.
For a $10 donation, you get two eggs, two buttermilk pancakes, two pieces of bacon or sausage and coffee or tea.
All proceeds will go to the Crushers for their highly anticipated trip to Cooperstown Dreams Park.
There are four seatings, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; and 7:30-8:30 p.m.
The cost for this once-in-a-lifetime experience is about $20,000 per team, and that’s just for the boys. Accompanying parents pay their own way for hotel, food, etc and the boys stay in the Cooperstown barracks.
If you need tickets, please leave a comment on our Facebook Page stating how many you would like and the preferred time slot and someone with tickets may be able to accommodate your request.
The Crushers would like to thank Dina and George from Chip’s in advance for their generosity.

Here’s What’s Happening In Boys’ Indoor Track This Season

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Jan 162017


Here are the results of the Boys Indoor Track 2016-17 season

55M Dash Christopher Pigatt, 6.73 at the Hillhouse Qualifier on Dec. 30, 2016

55M Hurdles Daniel Koposki, 8.48 at the Hillhouse Qualifier on Dec. 30, 2016

Boys 4X200 Amity 1:39.13 at the SCC Developmental on Dec. 20, 2016

300 Meter Paul Johnson, 39.26 at the Dec. 30 Hillhouse Qualifier

1,000 Meter Kyle Beaudette, 2:43.38 at the Dec. 20, 2016 SCC Developmental

1,600 Meter Kyle Beaudette, 4:36.34 at the Dec. 30 Hillhouse Qualifier

3,200 Meter   Jake Mattei, 10:06.53 and Andrew Burford,10:15.71 at the SCC Developmental on Dec. 20, 2016

Shot Zachary Bailey 46-03.0 at the Hillhouse Qualifier on Dec. 20, 2016

Long Jump Askia Sierra 19-03.00 and Daniel Koproski 18-10.75 at the SCC Developmental on Dec. 20, 2016

Pole Vault  Matthew D’Onofrio  11-06.0Joseph Antaya 11-00.00 at the Hillhouse Qualifier on Dec. 30, 2016

Here are submitted videos from a recent indoor track meet at the Floyd Little Center.

First one is one of the 55m heats. The second one is a 300m heat, the third is of a long jump flight.

The Orange Transfer Station — Hours And Location

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Jan 162017

A satellite image of the Orange Transfer Station.

The Orange CT Transfer Station is located on South Orange Center Road (Behind Home Depot)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, 8 am – 2 pm
Select Sundays in November & December for leaves only, 9 am – 3 pm
Holiday Closings: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Operator/Manager: Stephen Jaser
Tel: (203) 891-2177

Be Careful: Watch For Black Ice

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Jan 152017

Weather warning: Patchy black ice develops tonight into early Monday.

The snow has melted and with temperatures expected to fall below freezing across the region, the residual moisture will refreeze.

Slippery conditions are anticipated on roads and sidewalks, so proceed with extra caution, drive slowly and give yourself extra time if you have to venture out.