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UPDATE: Woodbridge Firefighter Released From Hospital

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Dec 072016
 

screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-10-47-36-pmUPDATE: The second Woodbridge Firefigbter was released from the hospital on Wednesday. 

As many know, two Woodbridge Volunteer Firefighters were hospitalized after breathing in smoke and carbon monoxide in the dark, smoky downstairs maze of the Jewish Community Center in Woodbridge on Monday.

The first firefighter was treated and released within hours, but the second remained in the hospital, where he was treated for carbon monoxide poisoning in a hyper bariatric chamber.

He’s “had enough” and is anxious to get out of the hospital and back home. His wish came true on Wednesday evening.

The tri-town volunteer fire departments are the backbone of the Amity community, and make themselves available 365, 24/7.

They all are highly trained and “as skilled” and professional as any paid firefighter.

The belly of the JCC was pitch black and heavy with smoke and CO, the firefighters all did what they were trained to do and in the end, you can say this was a successful call — no civilians were injured and the building was saved.

When you see one of these men or women, don’t forget to say “Thank You.”

We wish this firefighter all the best, and we are happy that you are out of the hospital.

A LOOK BACK: Multi-Town Auction Brought In A Few Dollars

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Dec 062016
 

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Oh, the things you can do with this snack cart !

Where can you buy a Ford Explorer for $200? The Town Auction, of course.

On Nov. 18, the Town of Orange Highway Department hosted a tri-town public auction featuring 40 items, such as, vehicles, equipment and odds and ends from Orange, Bethany and Woodbridge.

The parking lot was bustling with cash carrying bidders from all over the place looking for a bargain.

For the first time, two unique items — Kilns, just in time for holiday pottery making — were up for grabs. One went for $35, and a larger one was out the door for just $40.

Retired Orange Police Cars (2011- 2013) went for $1,400, $1,800 and $4,,500.

A 2003 House Trailer — 492 sqft living space with 2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, vinyl siding, a metal roof, propane fuel and forced hot air was a bargain at only $1,300.

A 2000 F350  with extended cab and dumping flatbed found a new home for $2,900.

A majority of the card-holding bidders flocked over to the Golf Cart Corner, brought in from Woodbridge.

The prices varied from $2,200 to an appealing carry-all beverage cart for $3,900.

If you missed this year’s auction, stay with Orange Live for an announcement when the next auction is planned. In the meantime, save up your money.  Half the fun is listening to the auctioneer.

One Firefighter Still Hospitalized: A Message From The Woodbridge VFD Re: JCC Fire

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Dec 062016
 

screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-10-47-36-pmRegarding the 4 alarm fire at the JCC on Dec. 5, the Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Department received the call at 3:47 pm. The fire, which appears to have started in the sauna, was under control at 4:50 pm. The fire investigation continues today. The building sustained smoke damage throughout and water damage.

Two Woodbridge Volunteer fire fighters were injured while fighting the fire, one is still in the hospital and expected to make a full recovery.

We commend the JCC staff for evacuating the building safely and efficiently and thank the Brookdale of Woodbridge staff for sheltering those evacuated.

The Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Department is grateful to the volunteer fire departments from Prospect, Bethany, Seymour, and Orange for their tremendous assistance last night as well as the use of Orange’s aerial apparatus. We thank you.

The JCC will remain closed today.

Four Alarm Fire at JCC Prompts Response from Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge — Two Firefighters Injured

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Dec 052016
 

screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-10-48-35-pmAt least 150, and up to 300 people were inside the JCC of Greater New Haven on Amity Road in Woodbridge when a fire broke out in a sauna on the lower floor around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5.

Everyone was evacuated when local police and firefighters from Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge rushed there in response to the four-alarm fire.

Children and babies from the daycare center inside, along with members who were swimming when the fire broke out (and evacuated wearing only their bathing suits) were brought next door to the Brookdale Woodbridge Senior Living Facility where they could be safe and warm.

screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-10-47-36-pmTwo firefighters were transported to the hospital with smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide exposure. At least one was released and is now resting at home. He assured Orange Live that his is “fine.”

Ambulances remain on the scene just in case they are needed.

The tri-town Amity fire departments often work together on drills so when emergencies like this occur, they all work well together.

Route 63 was closed for several hours (a fire hose was hooked to a hydrant near Bond Road and ran up the long driveway to the facility).

The JCC will definitely be closed on Tuesday as there was a lot of smoke and water damage. If you are a member, or have business there, check the JCC website for up to the minute details.

Orange Police: Three Men Slapped With Conspiracy Charges

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Dec 052016
 

screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-1-16-23-amOrange police responded to the LL Bean store on a larceny complaint, Nov. 9 at 3:07 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that three men,Joe Jackson, 65, of West Haven,Tyler Shea, 34, of West Haven, and Dennis DeLoughery, 30, of New Haven, had conspired to steal $121.63 worth of clothing from the store.

According to the report, DeLoughery and Shea took the clothing from the store without paying, then transferred it to Jackson, who tried to receive a refund for it.

Store employees recognized the situation and contacted police. All three arrestees were taken into custody and charged with conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.

Jackson and DeLoughery both were released after posting $2,500 bond each and they were given a court date of Nov. 10.

Shea was released on promise to appear in court Nov. 10.

 

Don’t Miss It! Auxiliary Bake Sale At Treat Farm Sunday Until 4 p.m.

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Dec 042016
 

 

20161204_090354The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting a bake sale at Treat Farm, 361 Old Tavern Road, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Sunday Dec. 4.

The goodies include pies, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, fudge and dozens of varieties of the best treats they can muster — and these women KNOW how to bake!

Some of this year’s treats (pictured at right) include: Ready for hot chocolate marshmallows; Moist, delicious brownies; yummy Santa face cookies; Mint Thumbprint cookies and cranberry pistachio cookies…Incredible and SO reasonably priced even a child with $1 can walk away with something special and a BIG smile on his or her face!

Year after year the Auxiliary members seem to outdo themselves introducing some new hot item that you will most likely be dying to try making when you get home.

Hot chocolate and hot cider also will be available for sale.

The new Auxiliary cookbook, also is be available for sale.

All proceeds benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

Orange Police: Man Charged With Identity Theft

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Nov 262016
 

screen-shot-2016-11-26-at-2-34-33-pmOfficers responded to a fraud complaint at the Verizon Wireless store, 116 Boston Post Road at 2:46 p.m. on Nov. 10.

During the investigation, officers learned that Wilson Cabezas, 47, of New York City had presented identification with his own photo, but another person’s name and information in an attempt to purchase two wireless phones using the other person’s account.

Store employees recognized the transaction as fraud and contacted police.

Cabezas was charged with second-degree identity thft, criminal impersonation, second-degree forgery and criminal attempt at fourth-degree larceny.

He was held on $50,000 bond

State Police Seek Early Morning Thanksgiving Day Robbery Suspect

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Nov 242016
 

Look at that HAT, have you seen this man?

Look at that HAT, have you seen this man?

State Police Detectives are investigating a robbery reported at the Orange rest area on Route 15.

At 3:15 a.m. on Thanksgiving troopers from Troop I-Bethany responded to the Route 15 (Merritt Parkway) northbound Orange rest area and Alltown gas station/convenience store for a reported robbery that had just occurred, State Police spokeswoman Kelly Grant said in a news release.

Upon arrival rest area Alltown employees told troopers that a white male suspect entered the store and demanded the money from the cash register, Grant said.

The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash before leaving and fleeing the area in a vehicle, State Police said. A weapon was implied, but not displayed. No injuries were reported.

Buckle Up or Pay A Hefty Fine

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Nov 212016
 

click it or ticket“Click it or Ticket!!” —  The Orange Police Department has joined the Statewide campaign to increase seat belt use among drivers and passengers this holiday season. The enforcement “WAVE” will run from today Monday, Nov. 21 through Monday, Nov. 28.

Officers will be out in force to make sure everybody on Orange roadways are wearing seat belts.

The fine for failure to wear a seat belt is $92.

Did You Miss Out On Santa’s Helper? Don’t Fret, You Still Have A Chance!

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Nov 202016
 

img_1941On Saturday, Nov. 19, Elf Mama and friends were at the firehouse collecting Santa’s Helper gifts from noon to 2 p.m.

The process is streamlined so well that, while intake used to take several hours, it was over in no time at all yesterday.

A few residents who requested the service did not make it and were given alternate directions for their gifts on drop-off day.

In past years, Santa’s Helper filled up quickly, but this year with a new day (Saturday instead of Sunday) and Santa’s visiting hours, all of the 170 available spaces were not taken.

So, Elf Mama is offering other interested residents and those new to town the opportunity to take part in this popular annual event.

There aren’t a LOT of open spaces so you will need to act quickly. e-mail [email protected] for instructions and details.

Do NOT call the Fire Department, drop off checks leave gifts at the fire house because NO ONE there can help you.