Property Transfers: Oct. 6-13

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Oct 292015

home-for-sale-sold-signTown Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan released this list of property tranfers filed with his office between Oct. 6 – 13.

• 163 Boston Post Road, $525,000, One Hundred Sixty Three Boston Post Road to Sabsun LLC, filed on Oct. 5.

• 294 Hawthorne Lane, $320,000, Catherine Maturo to Guojian Cheng, filed on Oct. 8.

• 69 Red Cedar Circle, $299,900, Phyllis Mikhail to Salvatore Dauria Jr., filed on Oct. 8.

New Listing: Visit An Open House Today

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Oct 252015

l7fa47c45-w0xd-w640_h480_q80Here’s a new listing at 837 Bayberry Lane, Orange with an open house today, Oct. 25, from 1-2:30 p.m.

Maribeth Lightowler will show you this 4 (5) bedrooms, 2.5 bathroom total living space 3,204 sq feet on 0.81 acres offered for $330,000.

Imagine the possibilities! This oversized contemporary split boast of five bedrooms, large eat in kitchen, master bedroom with walk in closet and full bath,four additional bedrooms and over 3200 square feet on one of the most desirable streets in Orange.

Home is being sold as is; with updates and TLC; this home can be an outstanding home in Central Orange again. NOTE: 200 AMP electrical, central air on main floor of home only, two hot water electric heaters-one is rented, oil baseboard.

Includes, 2 car garage withAuto Garage Door Opener, Full Basement, Garage Access, Sump Pump, Unfinished Rooms Total: 9

Fireplace,  Open Floor Plan

Sewage System: SepticFuel Type: Above Ground, OilHot Water Fuel: ElectricWater Source: Private Well

Appliances: Dishwasher, Electric Range, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer.

Tuesday’s TP&Z Meeting Includes New Retail Store Application

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Oct 162015

zoningThe Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission meets on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.


Following is the agenda:

1. Review of the Minutes from the April 18, 2015 & September 1, 2015 meetings.

2. Old Business.

3. New Business.

4. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

-Review of Zoning Activities Log.

5. Review of motion to withdraw lawsuit Genn MiGinnes & Jill MiGinnes vs. Planning & Zoning Commission of the Town of Orange. Walter M. Bespuda & Mary Ellen K. Bespuda.


*6. PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING REGULATIONS. Submitted by Orange Land Development LLC. To amend Article XXIV Transit Oriented Development District Regulations.

*7. PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING MAP. Submitted by Orange Land Development LLC. To change the zoning designation of the subject property from LI-2/TODD Overlay to TODD. The submission includes a “concept plan” as required by the Orange Zoning Regulations. The subject property is an 8.091-acre site located beyond the eastern end of Salemme Lane. It is bordered by Dichello Distributors to the south; CTDOT Railroad right-of-way to the east; Yale University West Campus to the north; and Salemme Lane/Town of Orange, N/F Salemme-Riccio, and N/F Sixty Five Marsh Hill Road, LLC to the west. The parcel is currently undeveloped. The subject property is shown as “0 Marsh Hill Road,” containing 8.091 acres, on Map #2369 on file at the Orange Town Clerk’s office, and is designated by the Orange Assessor as Map/Block/Lot 3-1-1.


*8. ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS SUPPLEMENT; AND SITE PLAN APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE. Submitted by John L. & Gloria Capecelatro/Mark Capecelatro, Trustee. For property known as 253 Indian River Road. This application is submitted as per Sections 383-90 A (2)(a) & E(2); 383-121, & 383-178 of the Orange Zoning Regulations. For a proposed Tractor Supply Company retail store and related outdoor display areas. A request has been made for a modification to the parking standards. A SITE PLAN APPLICATION; SITE PLAN APPLICATION – ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS SUPPLEMENT; AND SITE PLAN APPLICATION – LIGHTING SUPPLEMENT also have been submitted.

*9. APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY SPECIAL USE EARTH MATERIALS REMOVAL & FILLING. Submitted by John L. & Gloria Capecelatro/Mark Capecelatro, Trustee. For property known as 253 Indian River Road. Work is for required cut, fill & grading of earth materials in conjunction with the construction of a proposed 19,097 sq. ft. Tractor Supply Company retail store with associated parking. An APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES also has been submitted.

10. SITE PLAN APPLICATION; SITE PLAN APPLICATION – APPLICATION – LIGHTING SUPPLEMENT Submitted by John L. & Gloria Capecelatro/Mark Capecelatro, Trustee. For property known as 253 Indian River Road. For the construction of a 19,097 sq. ft. Tractor Supply Company Retail Store with associated parking.

11. APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES. Submitted by John L. & Gloria Capecelatro/Mark Capecelatro, Trustee. For property known as 253 Indian River Road. For the construction of a 19,097 sq. ft. Tractor Supply Company Retail Store with associated parking.

Beautiful 4 Bedroom Home In Great Neighborhood

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Oct 122015

Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 2.00.34 AMIf you’re in the market for a new single family home, check out this beautiful 4 bedroom Colonial at 764 N Greenbrier Drive.

Sparkling 4 bedroom, 2.1 bath Colonial is beautiful inside and out! Great curb appeal with its new driveway, inviting front porch and professional landscaping. Pretty entry foyer to greet guests.

Formal Living Room with french doors to deck is great for entertaining. Lovely Formal Dining Room and Family Room with Skylight and fireplace are just off one of the most incredibly spacious kitchens in town.

Beautifully remodeled & expanded with cathedral ceilings, 2 skylights, granite, large island, double ovens, loads of gorgeous cabinets and sliders to the deck.

Large Master Suite with walk-in closet and a full bath.

The Lower level Bonus Room has a new carpet and walks out to patio.

Desired Neighborhood, Excellent School System and More. Offered for $424,900.

Interested? Call Renee Mascia at 203-877-0618.

Notes in a Nutshell: Aug. 18 Town Plan & Zoning — Affordable Housing

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Aug 182015

Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 8.19.16 PMThe Town Plan & Zoning Commission met at the Town Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Chairman Walter Clark was not there, so Judy Smith presided over the meeting.

Report of Zoning Enforcement Officer

Zoning Enforcement Officer Paul Dinice has been policing the Boston Post Road.

Buttonball fines continue to accumulate, nearly $40,000 at this point.


Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 8.01.03 PMThis plan was discussed at the July 7 meeting.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING 8-30g APPLICATION – 504-506 Boston Post Road.  Submitted by AMP Investments LLC, for property known as 504-506 Boston Post Road.  The proposal is for an adaptive reuse of the rear building of the property currently known as 504 Boston Post Road. The intent is to make the plaza a mixed use Retail-Residential property with an 8-30g residential component.  Ten apartments are proposed.


Jeff Gordon speaking on behalf of the applicant: Below Market Rate Units are proposed.

30% have to be affordable 2 60% units and 1 80% unit would be provided here. (I suggest watching this on OGAT Video on Demand for Gordon’s detailed explanation when it is posted).

These will be rental apartments. The building owner would upgrade the apartments, making them more valuable and more taxes for the town with 2 80% units and 1 60% unit if the commission does not force them to go through an appeal process.

Rent would be 60% 1 bedroom unit $688 month plus $150 utilities (state formula calculation) 650sqft apt

Rent for 80% 2 bedroom unit $1,200+ plus utilities (state formula calculation) 875-1,300sqft

Resident Don Ludington and others in his neighborhood on Mallard Drive have concerns. their property abuts 506 Boston Post Road. They are afraid tenants will trash the wetlands as businesses had in the past. There is a danger to anyone who may have children because there is a very steep hill behind the building leading to the wetlands. Approval wouldn’t be in the best interest of the town, residents or other business owners.

No positive impact. The wetlands feeds into Indian Lake.

Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 8.32.01 PMJim Garrand believes the plan should go through wetlands as well. The building was constructed as a furniture store overflow storage space and the builder illegally put a second floor on it many years ago. This is commercial space, if this goes in the entire town will be open to affordable housing.

This is the nesting area for Indian Lake, the wildlife could be in danger if it is developed as proposed and children are living there.

Gordon said the police commission, fire marshal and wetlands signed off on the application. The Units are not attractive to people with children. It’s really for empty nesters and older people.

“I know people get scared when they hear the words ‘affordable housing’ A 4 person family can have an income of $65,000 to be in the 80%,” Gordon said.

Commissioner Ralph Aschettino asked when the building was constructed. A quick records check showed that it was built in 2002.

Smith said the commissioners should all go and look at the property to see if there are safety issues with the drop off in the back as Mr. Ludington stated.

The public hearing was continued until the Sept. 1 TPZC meeting.



Property Tranfers: A List Of Recent Home Sales In Orange

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Aug 182015

sold_signTown Clerk Pat O’Sullivan released this list of property transfers filed with his office between Aug. 3 and Aug. 10.

• 367 Old Silo Road, $414,000, Robert Jalette to Mark Fairty, filed on Aug. 3.

• 668 Estelle Court, $540,000, Gian Varbaro to Mei Shao, filed on Aug. 3.

• 52 New Haven Avenue, $370,000, Onorino Colonna to Alan Bachman, filed on Aug. 4.

• 344 West River Road, $542,000, Christopher Collier to Samuel Larson, filed on Aug. 4.

• 11 Crofut Road, $293,000, Karen Bauer to Jesse Plude, filed on Aug. 5.

• 951 Garden Road, $336,000, Barbara Mott to Michelle Shoop, filed on Aug. 7.

• 421 Windy Hill Road, $447,000, Michael Hotchkiss to Sarah Tullo, filed on Aug. 10.

Police Commission Approves Scinto’s Marsh Hill Building Proposal

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Aug 162015

Aerial view of the Scinto building site from Edison Road to the I-95 exit ramp

Aerial view of the Scinto building site from Edison Road to the I-95 exit ramp

Attorney Stephen Studer and Neil Olinski, representing R. D. Scinto presented the Police Traffic Authority with plans for a new building that would be erected on the “Gateway into Orange” on the former Stew Leonard Property at 161 Marsh Hill Road.

The plans are for an 80,700 sqft (4 story, 57-foot tall) office building.

The men explained that this would be the first phase of a large building project that Scinto has planned for the property he purchased from Leonard around 2012.

Scinto’s people had a traffic study done that proved the space can accommodate office traffic.

The existing traffic and future traffic may require some timing adjustments with the traffic signals. They propose extending the southbound turn lane on Marsh Hill by about 250 feet or re-striping the road.

Police Chief Robert Gagne said the state would have to get involved considering its’ impact on Route 1 and other roads.

The entrance to the Scinto complex would be from Edison Road (NOT near I-95) to avoid traffic back ups on the ramp and overpass.

The town Wetlands Commission approved the plans at its July meeting and the police traffic authority also approved it pending approval from the state.


Colonial Properties Acquires Nutmeg Property Realty

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Aug 132015

Colonial-NutmegMichael Richetelli, President and Designated Broker of Colonial Properties, Inc. in Orange announced that the company has acquired Nutmeg Property Realty.

Nutmeg was founded and run by Orange resident Al Melotto in 2005 and had been located in Milford, focusing primarily on residential real estate services. Melotto and residential agents Carole Annicelli, John Vigliotti and Aileen Magda have all joined Colonial’s staff and together have more than 80 years of combined real estate sales experience.

“It’s a pleasure to have Al and his associates join our team. It enables us to expand our residential services to complement our long history of commercial real estate sales in order to better serve our clients and the market,” said Richetelli. “Joining Mike was a natural fit for us; being associated with a well-respected, local, independent firm like Colonial Properties was essential.”

Colonial Properties, Inc. is a full service Real Estate Brokerage firm, founded in 1978, handling all types of residential, commercial and investment real estate transactions including the sale and leasing of retail, industrial, office and investment properties, as well as property valuation and brokering land and business sales.

Open House: See This 3 Bedroom Cape On Sunday 2 – 3:30 p.m

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Aug 082015

354 Racebrook Road OrangeAre you in the market for a nice family home? Take a look at this charming, updated 1939 Cape nestled on spectacular, private .91 acres at 354 Racebrook Road, Orange, on Sunday, Aug. 9 from 2-3:30 p.m.

This lovely 1,569 sqft home has 3 beds 2 baths and is offered for a recently reduced price of $319,900.


Wayne Hugendubel will show you around the 1st floor Master Bedroom with sitting area, Renovated full bath w/classic subway tile and travertine on main level.

Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar. Open to Living Rm w/fireplace and bay window.

Formal Dining Room w/built-in hutch.

Upstairs are 2 additional bedrooms which are serviced by a full bath.

Finished basement with walkout. Beautiful, neutral, fresh paint colors throughout. Large deck and lower level patio overlooks lush grounds. 1 car garage; hardwood floors; fireplace

Appliances Included: Dishwasher, Range, Refrigerator

Electric Water heater, Above Ground Oil Tank,Radiator heaters, septic system, Private Well, crushed stone driveway

Cable – Available

MLS #: N10061219

Aug 072015

614 Hunting Hill Place

614 Hunting Hill Place

In the market for a home in Orange? Check out this open house Sunday, Aug. 9 at 614 Hunting Hill Place, from 12-3 p.m.

This single family 1,706 sq ft 7 Room, Vinyl sided Ranch style / Split Level at the end of a cul-de-sac, features, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, large Living Room w/ Fire Place, Dining Room, tiled Kitchen w/ stainless Steel Appliances, screened Porch off Kitchen. Master Bedroom w / Walk in closet & full Bathroom.

Lower Level w/ huge Family Room w/ sliders to a Patio with a beautiful grill area overlooking an in ground pool (new liner & filter), w/ a great .69 acre entertainment yard, shed / bar. walk up Attic, full finished Basement & a 2 car attached garage.

Minutes to center of town, Schools, Shopping, I-95 & Parkway. A must see. Price Reduced $360,999.

MLS #: N10047185