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UPDATE: Police Release Identities Of Dogburn Road Crash Victims

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Jun 222017
 

Report: Three Teens Hurt In Late Night Rollover Crash In Orange

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Jun 212017
 

Correction from our original post: The OPD Did, in fact send us the press release at the same time everyone else received it. It was sent to an alternate e-mail address and we simply missed it. Our apologies to Head Clerk Gary C for stating that it was not sent to us. 

 

Come On Out To Tip A Cop On Friday

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Jun 162017
 

Come out and help the Orange Police and Chip’s Restaurant support the Connecticut Special Olympics. 

The annual Tip-A-Cop fundraising event will take place at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road on Friday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Orange police officers will serve your meal and work hard to collect a great tip.

All tips collected and money donated during this event will go directly to Special Olympics Connecticut to support the athletes and raise awareness about individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Whether You’re Taking A Detour or Just Cruising Around Remember Children Are Everywhere

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Jun 142017
 

As you may already know, the Derby-Milford Road Construction project has begun and will continue for several months (til the end of the year).

Prudden Lane is one of the approved detour roadways and drivers are taking advantage of this route.

But, there is a problem, drivers are speeding on Prudden when they come from Derby-Milford (maybe blowing off steam because they’re aggravated?)

Well, school is out for summer, and there are many children who live on that street. Please drive carefully, keep your eyes open for children who may be riding bicycles, playing catch or tag, walking a dog… you never know. Children are everywhere and their lives are more important than you getting wherever you’re going a minute or two faster.

 

Derby-Milford Road Closed Due To Reconstruction Project

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Jun 132017
 

The reconstruction of Derby-Milford Road between Turkey Hill Rd and Fawn Dr has begun.

The road has been posted as “Closed to Thru Traffic” at Turkey Hill Rd and Prudden Lane. The road will remain closed to thru traffic, however, it is passable to local residents and emergency vehicles. Residents should use caution on that portion of the roadway.

The primary contractor is Complete Construction, however, Regional Water Authority, UI, and Frontier will all have crews on the project.

Access to the UNH Orange Campus should be made from the Southern end of Derby-Milford Rd. from Grassy Hill Road. Detours have been posted specifically for UNH traffic.

Detours have been posted specifically for UNH traffic.

Construction is scheduled to take approximately 6 months.

Jun 112017
 

There is one very disturbing trend that we see every year around graduation week, and that is the THEFT of congratulatory balloons from the tri-town area.

Kids, remember, if you didn’t get any balloons of your own, you do not have the right to STEAL someone else’s.

Last year in Orange, someone or a couple of people went around and cut the strings on bundles of balloons, at the expense of the family members who dished out $5 each for the gifts.

It is uncertain if the nasty culprits simply let the helium filled mylar balloons fly or if they took them for themselves. In either instance it is wrong. The loose balloons most likely will end up killing sea turtles or whales (so congratulations, genius).  And the sudden appearance of these grad balloons on your own mailbox several days after the deliveries were completed, earmark you as a selfish individual.

If the individual(s) is/are caught they could face charges of criminal mischief or sixth-degree larceny (depending on just how many balloons you stole) and won’t it be embarrassing to have THAT on your record when you go for a job interview? — It tells a LOT about your character.

Jun 112017
 

As you may have noticed, the convenient event calendar that once graced the left column of our front page has been missing for a while. This happened after an update and we haven’t been able to get it back yet – but we’re still working on it.
Many people, including us, depended on the calendar for a quick reference of upcoming events.
As a courtesy, we’re going to go through all of our postings to make an at-a-glance listing for everyone.
We’ll keep it updated and place it on the front page as often as possible.
This is for convenient (nearby) events.
Sunday, June 11 — (FYI) Block A Dinner [Amity Athlete Awards] at Grassy Hill Country Club, Orange, at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 13 — The annual Amity High School Senior Breakfast sponsored by the PTSO will take place at the school at 9:30 a.m. prior to mandatory graduation rehearsals. The PTSO is looking for donations of food and drink items and gift cards for the raffle from local restaurants and families. They also need volunteers for set up.
Wednesday, June 14 — The 15th Annual Orange Business Expo will take place at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Expo is free to visit and open to the public and includes 56 vendors and special events.
Wednesday, June 14 — Last Day of School Orange Elementary (tentative) Min. Day
Wednesday, June 14 — Amity High Graduation on the football field at 4 p.m.
Friday, June 16 —  The annual Tip-A-Cop fundraising event to benefit the Spacial Olympics will take place at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, June 17 — Orange Conservation Commission will host a bird walk with Frank Gallo, at the Turkey Hill Preserve beginning at 8 a.m.
Thursday, June 29 — The Orange Senior Center welcomes everyone to enjoy a free concert featuring The Vybrations on the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come early for the Farmers’ Market!

Law Enforcement’s Special Olympics Torch Run Today!

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Jun 092017
 

Members of the Orange Police Department will be running in the Special Olympics Torch Run today, Friday, June 9, beginning at 4 p.m.

The Milford PD will pass off the torch at the Orange Town Line on the Boston Post Road at the Raymour and Flanagan outlet store.

Orange Runs up to the West Haven Town Line just past the Guitar Center.

Joining the Orange PD will be Denise Stein and Dennis Marsh from the Orange Senior Services Department. Come out and cheer them on!

It Was Only A Matter Of Time: Black Bear Sightings In Orange

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Jun 052017
 

File Photo Black Bear

The Orange Police sent out this announcement today:

The Orange Police received calls this morning regarding bear sightings in the Northwest part of Town. One resident reported the bear had run through their yard (Old Coach Rd), while a second called when the bear rummaged through their garbage (Bayberry La).
These are the first reported sightings this year in Orange, however not the first time we have been visited by black bears. These sightings will become more frequent. Black bears are generally shy, secretive and are usually fearful of humans; however, easy sources of food such as bird feeders and garbage are often too tempting. Removing food sources, such as bird feeders and outdoor garbage cans, reduces the chance that bears will go near homes.
If you see a bear, never attempt to feed it, and advertise your presence by shouting and waving your arms and walking away slowly.
Bear sightings should be reported Orange Police Department at 203-891-2130, The Orange Police will report the sighting to DEEP.