Mar 292015

Stunning, inside and out

Stunning, inside and out

595 Cedar Grove, Orange

STOP Looking! Custom Colonial located on Cul-De-Sac in Private Broadview Subdivision.

Grand 2 Story Entry Foyer, Architectural Windows, Gourmet eat in kitchen w/ Granite countertops, Pantry & High End appliances w/ Slider to 2 Tier Deck w/ Jacuzzi Tub , Open fireplace, living room w/ fireplace, dining room  w/ Crown Molds & Chair Rail, Den, 3-4 Bed, 3 Full Baths, Master Suite.

Finished Media Room in lower level, Bonus Room, Pocket & French Solid  Core Doors, hard wood floors, 2 Car Garage, C AIR, City Water, Private Location, Walk to Trails & Golf Course.

All the Bells & Whistles. Seeing is Believing!

Offered by Property World.

Move in condition 2,712 Sq Ft home on 1.81 acres. Offered for $519,000 (Reduced by $999).

Elementary School: Turkey Hill Middle School: Amity High School: Amity

Mar 242015

sold_sign_400Town Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan released this list of the latest property transfers filed at Town Hall between March 6 and March 24.

806 Robert Treat Drive, $164,000, Pasquale J. Consiglio Est to Wendy Severs, filed on March 6.

806 Robert Treat Drive, $164,000, Barbara R. Consiglio Family Trust to Wendy Severs, filed on March 6.

592 Wingfoot Road, $192,000, Richard F. Durso to Gina M. Durso, filed on March 12.

225 Deerfield Lane, $484,892, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Donald H. Middleton, filed on March 16.

420 Lambert Road, $160,000, Bank of America NA to Min Wu, filed on March 16.

762 Lambert Road, $365,000, Patricia B. Durante to Dana S. Harvey, filed on March 18.


Mar 222015

w592-h-q-2Come see this 3 bedroom home at 940 Red Fox Road, Orange on Sunday, March 22 from 1-3 p.m.

Move right into this spacious 2,000+ square foot ranch style home in sought after area with 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.

House sits on private 1 acre lot.

Has hardwood floors throughout the main level except for the back bedroom. Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Kitchen opens up into the family room with a fireplace.

Formal dining room off of the kitchen. Large sunken living room w/ A-frame floor to ceiling window overlooking back yard.

Sliders off dining room & master bedroom lead to spacious decking — perfect for entertaining.

Lower level is partially finished with a possible 4th bedroom along with a workout room.

Newer hot water heater, AC compressor, roof, driveway and windows.

All of this for just $409,900.

Offered by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Orange Office. Call 203-795-6000.

Mar 172015

Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 7.33.12 PMThe Town Plan & Zoning Commission met on Tuesday evening at Town Hall with a small, but interesting agenda, including a new business proposal, a business owner stuck between a rock and a hard place and a public hearing regarding the town plan of conservation and development.

SITE PLAN APPLICATION – Monster Golf, Submitted by Brixmor Property Group.  For property known 220 Indian River Road, a.k.a. Christmas Tree Shop Plaza.  The proposal is to locate an indoor miniature golf and “lazer tag” in existing store space.  Also for the construction of a mezzanine/2nd floor area.

Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 7.35.08 PMThe application did not include a floor plan or show plans for the mezzanine, nor did the applicant have proof that the plans that he presented at the meeting were the same that he showed to the Fire Marshal and other departments for approval.

For these reasons this item has been moved to the April 7 meeting for discussion and a vote. 

Further discussion: Would the Commission address this as a retail business, which the space already is approved for.

2.  Request for Release of Bond by MLG Real Estate LLC (Aurora), 205 Edison Road, $35,000 cash bond.

Unanimously approved. 

Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 8.12.29 PM3.   PUBLIC HEARING ON “DRAFT” ORANGE 2015 PLAN OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT.  In accordance with Section 8-23 of the Connecticut State Statutes, this is a public hearing to obtain public comment, concerns, and questions.  A copy of the proposed plan has been filed in the Office of the Orange Town Clerk and is also available in the Orange Zoning Department and Town of Orange Website.  After completion of the public hearing, the commission may revise the plan and may adopt the plan or any part thereof or amendment thereto by a single resolution or may, by successive resolutions, adopt parts of the plan and amendments.

Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 8.24.39 PMGlenn Chalder presented an overview with slides showing the audience the proposal, which includes open space, providing pedestrian traffic in town, providing bicycle lanes, safe pedestrian walkways to and from the proposed train station.

Economic Development Director Paul Grimmer, once again advocated for a better plan for the Indian River Road and Bull Hill Lane areas to help increase the attractiveness of Orange for new businesses.

Selectman Mitch Goldblatt had several comments including putting a firehouse in the west side of town which is more or less isolated, and instead of sidewalks, which carry a fair amount of liability and added maintenance, it would be better to keep with the paths that Orange now has.

First Selectman Jim Zeoli said the several acres behind Lowes and the former Stop & Shop that were once truck terminals need to be planned out so they can be developed for a better use. He said Orange recently lost a good opportunity for a business on Edison Road. He added that a third firehouse would just be an extra burden on the town and firefighters would still have to drive to the firehouse and get the trucks.

Chalder will take all the comments into consideration, incorporate them into the plan and it will be continued at the next meeting on April 7.


The man who inherited the former Enchanted Gardens (The Purple Building) on Route 34 is having a problem selling the building, which was grandfathered in with a use only as a florist or garden center.

Chairman Walter Clark told him that he would have to file for an amendment to the regulations or an amendment to the zoning map.

His only way out is to file the formal paperwork, meaning hiring an attorney, which he is resistant to, since he’s already put money into the improving the property and is paying taxes on the vacant building.

Light Industrial 3 Zone

The Commission let Chalder know that they wanted to hire him to work on the LI3 Zone idea for the Indian River Road area as proposed by Paul Grimmer during a previous meeting.

Discussion included usage, and lot size limitations, building sizes, exactly what area the zone would cover.

Mar 142015

Screen Shot 2015-03-14 at 5.24.07 PMAn Open House will take place at 830 Dogburn Road, Orange, on Sunday, March 15, 12 to 2 p.m.

This 1,340 sqft, 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home is updated inside and out and offered for $224,900.

Living Room with stone fireplace. Formal Dining Room. One bedroom on 1st floor, two bedrooms on the second floor with many closets and ceiling fans. Hardwood floors under carpet in one of the bedrooms.

City Water. Central air. Roof 10 yrs old. Furnace 4 yrs old 2 zone. Shed included. Lot is .16 acres.

Second access via private road: Glenn Road.

Mar 142015

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

At this week’s Police Commissioner’s meeting, Asst. Chief Anthony Cuozzo presented the monthly reports for the month of February.

Along with two commercial burglaries posted here this week, there also were three residential burglaries reported.

In all three incidents, copper piping was stolen from vacant homes between Feb. 13 – 18.

Officers responded to a vacant house on Peck Lane that is available for sale for a reported burglary on Feb. 13 at 7:40 p.m.

Investigation revealed that a realtor from Coldwell Banker had come to show the house to prospective buyers when she noticed that someone had forcibly entered the home and removed copper piping from the basement area.

Officers responded to a vacant house on Derby-Milford Road that is available for sale for a reported burglary on Feb. 18 at 10:25 a.m.

Officers learned that someone from the management company (West Shore Realty) had come by to prepare the house for prospective buyers when it was noticed that someone had forcibly entered the home and removed copper piping from the basement area.

Later that day at 1:19 p.m., police were called to another vacant house available for sale, this time on Derby Avenue, for a reported burglary.

Through their investigation, officers learned that a neighbor had observed that someone had forcibly entered the home and was in the process of removing copper piping from the basement area.

The perpetrators fled the area prior to officers’ arrival.

Mar 092015

l202a1e45-m0xd-w640_h480_q80New to the market 724 Blue Ridge Terrace, features 4 bedrooms, 2 full and 1 half bath. 2,316 sqft living space offered fro $399,000.

Location,Location, Location! This home has plenty to offer. Raised ranch on .96 acres. Great floor plan. Huge living room with fireplace and large kitchen Fantastic opportunity to make this your dream home.

Updating needed, but well worth the efforts.

Large rooms, huge master w/ walk in closet and custom bath. Plenty of room for all! Six car garage!

Walk to the center of town and close to shopping and more!

Listing agent Carolyn Augur & Co.

Phone 855-517-5465.

Mar 082015

Screen Shot 2015-03-08 at 1.35.43 PMCheck out this open house at 584 Grassy Hill Road Sunday, March 8 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Well maintained 3-4 bedroom 2.1 bath waterfront Ranch on 1.23 serene acres on Lake Wepawaug.
Spacious L-shaped Living Room and Dining Room w/vaulted ceiling, fireplace, Marvin Windows.
Large eat-in Kitchen w/new floors.
Inviting finished walk-out Lower Level w/fireplace, sliders to patio w/westerly views of lake.
Conveniently located 12 minutes to train, beach, boardwalk.

Mar 062015

home-for-sale-sold-signThe Town Clerk’s Office released this information filed at Town Hall this week.

• 695 Wheelers Farm Road, $261,000, Katherine B Pawchyk to Amanda Cleveland, filed on March 2.

• 816 Woodruff Street, $291,000, Kirill Bensonoff to Sharon Cypress, filed on March 2.

• 349 West River Road, $440,000, Joan Abate to Edward J. Kapusta, filed on March 6.


Mar 022015

DSC08005Hey, Orange residents, here’s some great news, the consumer advocacy site NerdWallet has released the second annual edition of its study, “Best Cities for Young Families in Connecticut,” and Orange ranked #5 statewide.
Last Year Orange Was Ranked #9.
To create this ranking they analyzed U.S. Census data to assess four key factors:
  • Home affordability
  • Growth and prosperity score
  • Education quality
  • Family friendliness
You can see the full methodology and findings HERE. `