Aug 012014

The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival opened at 5 p.m. Thursday, and will go on through Sunday night.

This is the fire department’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Come on by, even if it’s raining. There’s plenty of food and OH, don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets.

Jul 292014

Get your discount ride wristbands by NOON today!!!!

Get your discount ride wristbands by NOON today!!!!

UPDATE: The deadline for online purchases has passed. BUT the Fire Department has expanded the deadline to Wednesday, July 30 at NOON. You have a second chance, so Don’t procrastinate.

This is it! just a few hours left in which to purchase a discount ride wristband for the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival. This opportunity ends at 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 30.

Prices vary depending on how many you buy. Click HERE for the wristband ordering page.

Tickets and wristbands are non-refundable, but if the weather forecast is accurate, the firefighters will have a beautiful weekend for the carny.

NOTE: children must be at least 3-feet tall to ride any ride.

You may pick up your wristbands at the rear of the main raffle booth across from the pavilion. A photo ID is required!!

Wristbands are good at the following days/times:

1) Thursday, 5-11 p.m.

2) Friday 5 p.m. to midnight

3) Saturday 12-5 p.m.

4) Saturday, 5 p.m. to midnight

5) Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

Jul 282014

Orange and Woodbridge police working together.

file photo

On July 18, Orange Live sent out a brief on a rollover accident on Route 34 (while simultaneously covering the incident live on Facebook)


Here is the police report:


Police were called to Route 34 on a report of a rollover accident at 10:32 p.m.


According to police, witnesses said a 1997 Jeep Wrangler was speeding and driving erratically. One woman was driving in the right lane when the Jeep sideswiped her vehicle. It then continued on at a high rate of speed and passed the second witness  also in the right lane, on the right, then swerved, hit the guardrail and flipped on its roof.


Kenneth Donnelly, 39, of 8 Richards Ave., Seymour, was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital for his injuries, He was charged with failure to drive in a proper lane.


The investigation is still ongoing and the officer has obtained a warrant .


Donnelly is expected to have an additional charge for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI).



Jul 262014

BEST-POLICE-Patch-EVER-275x300Orange Police were investigating an unrelated incident at Best Buy, 53 Boston Post Road on July 24 at 7:27 p.m. when officers learned that Marcellus Moyse, 30, or 33 Gold St. #409, New York, NY, was attempting to purchase $1,800 worth of electronics with fraudulent identification and a credit card in someone else’s name.

Moyse taken into custody and charged for the attempted purchase, but would not give officers his correct identification.

He was charged with third-degree identity theft, criminal impersonation, third-degree forgery, sixth-degree larceny, interfering with an officer, possession of less than 1/2 oz of marijuana, criminal attempt to commit fourth-degree larceny, first-degree criminal mischief and criminal attempt to escape custody.


Later, while in custody and police headquarters, Moyse reportedly damaged the door of the cell he was in as part of an unsuccessful attempt to escape.

He was moved to a different cell and held on $30,000 bond for a July 25 court arraignment



Jul 252014

Police Blotter Logo thx DaveTheft of a Firearm

Police investigated a report of a theft of a gun from a residence on Peck Lane July 23 at 4:55 p.m.

Investigation revealed that a resident at the same address took the firearm from the place where the owner kept it and took it for himself.

According to the report, Kenneth Hart, 29, of 470 Peck Lane, initially tried to blame the theft on a burglar, but then admitted that he took the gun.

Hart was taken into custody and charged with theft of a firearm and interfering with police.

He was held on $50,000 bond for court July 24.

Jul 252014

timothy Granata

Timothy Granata

Timothy Granata, 22, a  junior at Pennsylvania’s Lehigh University, appeared in court today for arraignment on charges that he murdered his mother Claudia, a doctor affiliated with Yale New Haven Hospital in their Orange home on Thursday.

Granata’s father is being supportive of his son in spite of the fact that the situation is destroying his family.

According to our source who was in the courtroom, Timothy covered his face and wept during the arraignment.

Granata’s attorney, Charles E. Tiernan III, of New Haven, said his client clearly has a psychiatric history, and requested that Judge Karen Sequino reduce his bond from $2 million to $750,000, which was denied.

He asked that his client be transferred to a psychiatric facility instead of being confined in a jail.

Claudia Granata was an internist, professionally known as Claudia Dinan, MD. She and Dr. Attilio V. Granata were married for nearly 30 years. 

Jul 242014

Here is the full video of the press conference held at the Orange Police Department at 7 p.m. July 24.

Chief Robert Gagne gives as much information as he can regarding the murder of Claudia Granata, 58, allegedly at the hands of her 22-year-old son, Timothy at their home on Wild Rose Drive around 2:15 p.m.

















Jul 242014

Timothy Granata

Timothy Granata

At a press conference this evening, Police Chief Robert Gagne revealed the name of the murder suspect from today’s homicide on wild Rose Drive.

Timothy Granata, 22, of 130 Wild Rose Drive was arrested this afternoon around 2:20 p.m. a short distance away from the home where he allegedly murdered his mother, Claudia Granata, 58, of the same address.

Chief Gagne had very few details that he was willing to release about this incident (weapon used, method of murder, past psychological woes, etc.) as it was an ongoing investigation and police were still on scene as he spoke.

In a press release the following information was revealed:

Today, Thursday, July 24 at about 2:18 p.m. the Orange Police responded to a reported homicide at 130 Wild Rose Drive. Patrol officers and detectives arrived within minutes.

The accused perpetrator was immediately located on Wild Rose Drive a short distance from the home. Officers immediately took him into custody. He was unarmed and submitted to the arrest. He was identified as Timothy Granata, 22, of 130 Wild Rose Drive.

the victim, Claudia Granata, 58, of the same address  was located in a room inside the home and pronounced dead by paramedics on scene.

Timothy Granata

Timothy Granata

The investigation is ongoing and the State Police Central Dstrict major Crime Squad is assisting Orange Police, and will be processing the crime scene.

An Autopsy will be performed and further details will be released after the Medical Examiner is done with the body.

Granata was charged with murder and will be arraigned at Derby Superior Court Friday morning.

The last homicide in Orange took place in 1992 when George Young murdered his mother.

a satellite view of 130 Wild Rose Drive.

a satellite view of 130 Wild Rose Drive.

Jul 212014

Police Blotter Logo thx DavePatrol officers stopped a car on the Boston Post Road, July 15 at 12:21 a.m., after observing it going the wrong way into a one-way entrance of a local business.

Officers administered a standardized roadside sobriety tests on the driver, Gustavo Lopez, 26, of 163 Spring St., West Haven.

Lopez was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) and failure to maintain a proper lane.

He was released on $250 bond for court July 28.



Jul 182014

random file photo of a nighttime accident scene.

random file photo of a nighttime accident scene.

Police, Medic 33 and the Orange Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a rollover accident on Route 34 between Grassy Hill Road and Mapledale around 10:35 p.m.

Preliminary information is that a man in a Jeep Wrangler flipped the vehicle and could not get out by himself due to injuries, although he was partially extricated.
Some routes were closed while emergency crews worked at the scene.
An area resident said she heard it happen. “The sound was just awful.”
The driver was transported to the hospital.
Since it was all heard on the scanner, Orange Live does not have any official details (if anyone else was involved, the cause of the accident, etc.)
We should have the story on Monday.

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