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Saturday Is Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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Apr 272018
 

It’s that time of year again: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day takes place this weekend.

Gather up your unused drugs and on Saturday, April 28, 2018, bring them to the Orange CVS, 279 Boston Post Road, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

If you have any prescription or even over-the-counter medications around that you don’t need anymore, simply bring them to the CVS store parking lot and authorized helpers will direct you to drop them into the large boxes they have set up.

Orange Police officers, working in conjunction with the DEA will take them off of your hands, no questions asked. You’ll leave knowing that your old medications will be properly disposed of, and won’t fall into the hands of anyone who shouldn’t have them.

These helpers will not rummage through the boxes to look at or remove anything that has been deposited.

At the end of the collection period, a DEA officer will take the collection containers to a site where all of the materials will be incinerated.

Police Blotter: New Haven Man Accused Of Stealing More Than $1,300 from Employer

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Apr 252018
 

A New Haven man turned himself in at the Orange Police Headquarters on an active warrant for his arrest following an investigation into money being stolen from his place of employment.

Jean Davis, 22, of New Haven, was charged with fourth-degree larceny, first-degree forgery, and criminal impersonation.

Davis was arrested around 12:40 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, when he turned himself in after hearing of an active warrant for his arrest.

The warrant stemmed from an investigation that started in Sept. 2017.

Davis was employed at the Plato’s Closet store on the Boston Post Road when police learned that he allegedly had written store checks to himself and signed manager approvals on all of them to cash them and keep the money.

Police said Davis stole about $1,303.50 before the store management realized what was going on and contacted the police department.

O.V.F.D. Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast Scheduled

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Apr 232018
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host its 19th annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 2 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Station #2, 355 Boston Post Road. Orange.

Enjoy scrambled eggs, your choice of bacon or sausage, potato patties and all you can eat “Chip’s” pancakes prepared for you by the Orange Volunteer Firefighters. Orange juice, milk, coffee, and tea also will be served.

Prices are $8.00 for Adults, Children ages 6-12: $6.00. Age 5 and under are free with a paying adult.

Save $1.00 per person by purchasing advance tickets from any auxiliary member or at Knight’s Inc. 286 Boston Post Road, Orange.

All proceeds benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The cost has been the same for many years. So come on out and help the OVFD!

For further information, contact Lynn Knight @ 203-795- 5882, e-mail: lmk415@yahoo.com or visit the website at www.orangevfd.com

BREAKING: Edge Fitness Club Evacuated (Updated)

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Apr 232018
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department is on the scene an “Unknown Odor” investigation at 50 Boston Post Road, Orange.

A member/resident said firefighters were looking at the fan in the ceiling for a few minutes before they evacuated the building.

Around 9 p.m. Staff and members of the EDGE Fitness Club were evacuated from the building while firefighters worked to find the source of the odor.

We will have more information when it becomes available.

Here is a submitted photo from one of the members. 

At 9:35 p.m. firefighters let everyone return inside. 

UPDATE: Police Identify Milford Man Killed In Head-On Crash On Marsh Hill Road

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Apr 232018
 

Here is the official police press release to the breaking news brief Orange Live posted on Saturday night.

On Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:27 p.m., Town of Orange police officers responded to a serious motor vehicle accident on Marsh Hill Road in the area of Executive Boulevard.

The accident occurred when a Nissan Altima driven by Kevin Shaw, 29, of Milford, was traveling westbound toward Milford, and crossed over the lane divider into the oncoming lane, striking another vehicle head-on.

Mr. Shaw’s vehicle bounced backward from the impact and struck another vehicle that had been behind his. Mr. Shaw eventually succumbed to injuries sustained in the collision.

The other involved parties received minor/moderate injuries.

The Orange Police Major Accident team is investigating this collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lieutenant Ray LaPlante at 203.891.2130 x238 or Officer Jim Boyles at 203.891.2130 x434.

Orange Police Place Second In Battle Of The Badges Competition

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Apr 222018
 

The Orange Police Department sent a team to this year’s ‘Battle of the Badges’ competition at Yale University to benefit the Smilow Cancer Center.

This is a contest where teams of three make as many bench-press repetitions as they can. Each lift equals 75% of the competitor’s body weight if the contestant is male, and 50% of their body weight if female.

The Orange Police Department team, consisting of officers Chris Brown, Vin Landisio, and Brent Crawford combined for 128 repetitions, which was good for second place.

Click HERE to see some photos of the team with their trophy, and you can click the link to learn more about the cause behind the competition.

Our Local Heroes!

 

BREAKING: Fatal Accident On Marsh Hill Road

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Apr 212018
 

Emergency crews reported to a three-car accident on Marsh Hill Road near Dichello Distributors around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.

According to residents, the Orange Volunteer Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to cut open one vehicle. And, our sources said, there was at least one fatality.

The Orange Police Department has no additional information at this time, but it appears that this section of the road will be closed during the accident investigation.

Orange Live will publish more on this incident as it becomes available.

 

The 2018 Best Places To Live List Is Out…Where Did Your Hometown Rank?

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Apr 162018
 

You live in Orange because you love it. It offers good schools, a nice atmosphere, fun events, a great police department, etc. But where did it rank in the latest NICHE list of Best Places To Live In Connecticut?

Well, it wasn’t in the top 5, but Woodbridge was. Actually, Woodbridge ranked fifth in the state. On its report card, our fellow Amity town received high grades: A+ for Public Schools and Good for Families, B= for Housing, Crime and Safety, and Diversity, and a B- for Nightlife. It is the #8 Best Place To Retire in CT and the #12 Best Place to Raise A Family in CT.

That said, where did Orange fall in line this year? Orange is ranked #22. On its report card, Orange also received impressive grades: A+ for Public Schools and Good for Families, B+ for Nightlife, Solid Bs for Housing, Crime and Safety, and Diversity. Overall grade is A.

Click on the links above and see the entire NICHE list and how the rankings are determined.

Car Fire on Great Oak

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Apr 062018
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a car fire on Great Oak Road around 3:30 p.m. this afternoon.

A resident shot this photo as she passed the scene.

Woodbridge Homicide Victim Was From New Haven

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Apr 052018
 

As earlier reported, at approximately 9:58 on April 04, 2018 Woodbridge Police were directed to a body lying in the roadway on Rimmon Road in the area between Deer Run Road and Robin Road.

Responding personnel found a male victim who was later pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has been identified as Alan Robinson Jr, age 37, of New Haven, CT.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Woodbridge Police Department at 203-387-2512.

(This press release was sent to Orange Live upon request after it went out to other news outlets, as we do not cover this town. We are doing so as a continuation of yesterday’s event that involved a lockdown at Amity High School.)