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Jamie Hulley’s Memory Lives On Through Arts Grants To Local Schools

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May 212018
 

The Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation, based in Orange, provides grants to different area schools and organizations to help enrich the lives of young people.
One example was a recent grant to Meladee Ruzbarsky’s third-grade class at Bethany Community School to fund a production of the fairy tale play “Lost In The Attic,” with Magic Storybook Productions, headed by Bethany resident Maria Douglas.
The children performed the play before a full house at their school on May 9.
The Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation depends on donations from the public to provide these excellent programs.
We’ll keep you posted on information about their upcoming annual fundraising Gala in September.

Amity Varsity Sports Schedule for This Week May 21-27

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May 202018
 

The regular season is winding down and for many teams, this is the final week of games before the playoffs. For others, the SCC Championships have begun.

Here is this weeks Varsity schedule:

Monday, May 21

Boys and Girls Track SCC Championships, AWAY at Lyman Hall 2 p.m.

Girls Golf vs Greenwich, AWAY at Griffith E Harris Golf Course 3:45 p.m.

Baseball vs Norwich Free Academy, HOME at Amity 4 p.m.

Softball vs Mercy, HOME at Amity 4 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Xavier, HOME at Amity 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22

Boys Golf vs. Daniel Hand, HOME at The Tradition at Oak Lane C.C., Woodbridge 2:45 p.m.

Girls Golf vs. Lauralton Hall, HOME at Race Brook C.C., Orange 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 23

Boys Golf vs Hamden, AWAY at Laurel View C.C. 2:30 p.m.

Girls Golf vs Lauralton Hall, AWAY at Oronoque C.C. 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 24

Girls Golf vs Suffield, HOME at Race Brook C.C. Orange 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 27

Amity Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, HOME at Amity High School 9:00 a.m.

Spartans Final Regular Season Games Postponed To Monday at 4 p.m.

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May 202018
 

The Amity Spartans Varsity Baseball team will play its final game of the regular season on Monday, May 21 at Amity.

The Spartans will face off against Norwich Free Academy at 4 p.m.

Sal Coppola’s boys have a 14-5 record so far this year and will be going to the playoffs for sure.

The Softball team will take on Mercy at Amity at 4 p.m. The Girls are 16-3 so far and also have a good chance of going all the way.

Enjoy a little dry weather tomorrow afternoon and cheer them on.

 

Rep. Klarides Speaks to Junior State of America Members

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May 162018
 

Ryan Anastasio, Amity H.S., ECR Vice Mayor Patrick Burland, Amity H.S., State Rep. Themis Klarides, Melanie Lust, Staples H.S., Lindsay Dry, Staples H.S.

House Republican Leader Themis Klarides recently was the keynote speaker for the Northeast Junior State of America event that took place in Stamford. Rep. Klarides talked about the legislative session and the importance of young adults becoming involved in politics.

The Junior State of America is a student-run organization that cultivates democratic leadership skills, challenges one another to think critically, advocates their own opinions develop respect for opposing views and learns to rise above self-interest to promote the public good. JSA is committed to developing a diverse, cross-section of young leaders for a democratic society.

Boys Lacrosse: Amity Had A Tough Time Keeping Up With Notre Dame-West Haven

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May 152018
 

The Amity Spartans Boys Lacrosse Team was on the road for a match-up against the Green Knights at Notre Dame – West Haven on Monday afternoon.

The Spartans showed their skills in the first quarter, leading the Greenies 3-2, but then Notre Dame took over the game, in the second, scoring five goals to Amity’s one, taking a 7-4 lead.

Amity made plenty of shots and hit the rim several times, or saw goalie Khorbin Kern snatch the ball before it went in, preventing them from scoring in the third. Notre Dame netted three goals, advancing to a 10-4 lead.

The Green Knights continued their assault on Spartans Goalie Dane Walsh, making four more goals in the final quarter, but Amity was able to score one last goal in the fourth, ending the game at 14-5 Notre Dame.

Harrison Blume, Adam Cusano, Jay Perrotti, and Chris Bierezovic each scored for the Spartans.

Notre Dame-West Haven’s Ben Hassen led the Green Knights to victory with 5 goals and 2 assists.

Both of the Goalies fought hard during this battle. Amity’s Dane Walsh made 18 saves. Khorbin Kern made 15 saves for Notre Dame.

Records: Amity 5-10, Notre Dame 9-6.

 

 

Weather Permitting, of Course: This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedule

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May 132018
 

The forecast is calling for quite a bit of rain this week, so as the Spring season draws to a close, the sports schedule for this week (May 14 – 20) may or may not go as follows:

Monday, May 14

Boys and Girls Track SCC East Sectional HOME at Amity 2 p.m.

SCC East Sectional Track Meet HOME at Amity 3:00 p.m.

Girls Golf vs St. Paul Catholic HOME at Race Brook Country Club, Orange 3:30 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs Fairfield Prep HOME at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Baseball vs Notre Dame-West Haven, AWAY at Quigley Stadium at 4 p.m.

Softball vs Cheshire HOME at Amity at 4:00 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse vs Notre Dame-West Haven, AWAY at Veteran’s Stadium at 5:15 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Kolbe Cathedral HOME at Amity 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, May 15

Boys Golf vs Daniel Hand HOME at Oak Lane Country Club, Woodbridge 2:45 p.m.

Girls Golf vs Cheshire AWAY at Southington Country Club at 3 p.m.

SCC West Sectional Track Meet HOME at Amity at 3 p.m.

Girls lacrosse vs Lauralton Hall AWAY at Lauralton Hall 3:45 p.m.

Baseball vs Norwich Free Academy HOME at Amity 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 16

Girls Golf vs Lauralton Hall AWAY at Oronoque Country Club, Milford at 2:30 p.m.

Boys Golf vs Fairfield Prep and Sheehan AWAY at the Patterson Club, Fairfield 3:15 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs Daniel Hand AWAY at Daniel Hand 3:45 p.m.

Girls Tennis vs Mercy AWAY at Watrous Park, Cromwell at 3:45 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse vs North Haven HOME at Amity at 4 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Xavier HOME at Amity at 5:15 p.m.

Baseball vs Sheehan HOME at Old Tavern Park Complex in Orange at 7 p.m.

Softball vs Mercy HOME at Old Tavern Park Complex in Orange at 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 17

Boys Golf vs Sheehan AWAY at Farms Country Club at 2:30 p.m.

Boys SCC Novice Track Meet AWAY at Daniel Hand at 3 p.m.

Girls SCC Novice Track Meet AWAY at North Haven at 3 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Branford HOME at Amity at 3:45 p.m.

Friday, May 18

Baseball vs Cheshire AWAY at Cheshire High School at 4 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Shelton AWAY at Shelton High School at 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 20

Softball vs North Haven HOME at Old Tavern Park Complex in Orange at 4 p.m.

 

 

School Bus Struck by Car on Route 34 in Orange

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May 102018
 

A B & B School Bus (#59) serving Orange was struck by a car on Route 34 near Greenway Road and the commuter parking lot on Thursday, May 10 around 3:30 p.m.

Orange Police, Fire and EMS responded to the scene.

First Selectman Jim Zeoli rushed to the area, but the traffic was gridlocked and he could not get to the site to comfort the children or others, yet, he was happy to report that no one was injured and all of the children were safely evacuated from the bus.

“Thank goodness no one was hurt,” he said.

The weather was clear and the roads were dry at the time of the crash.

 

 

UPDATE: What Happened to The Amity Budget Referendum???

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May 082018
 

It’s after 10 p.m. and for the first time in more than 20 years, I can’t nail down anyone who can give me the results from all three towns.

Well, I know we’ll know tomorrow.

In the meantime, I can say for certain that the Budget Referendum PASSED in ALL 3 Towns.

Sleep Well, I’ll post the numbers ASAP tomorrow.

JUST IN: Orange results, 285 yes, 101 no.

Supt. Charles Dumais posted this on Twitter:

Amity Referendum passes with largest YES percentage in more than a decade! Thank you voters!

Bethany – 65% YES

Orange – 77% YES

Woodbridge – 69% YES

Which is great, but no actual yes AND no numbers.

Know What You’re Voting For At The Amity Budget Referendum On Tuesday

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May 072018
 

The proposed budget for the Amity Regional School District, comprised of Amity High School and Amity Middle Schools in Orange and Bethany will go to a tri-town Referendum vote on Tuesday, May 8. 

Longtime Orange residents know that your town pays the highest percentage (more than half of the total) of the three member towns because nearly twice as many Orange residents attend these schools than either of the others.

The budget allocations are as follows:                                         

                                  Students      % Allocation 

 Bethany                      429            19.290% 

 Orange                     1,116             50.180% 

 Woodbridge               679             30.530% 

 Total                        2,224           100.000% 

                                   2017‐2018           2018‐2019

Bethany                  $9,495,632            $9,295,901     

Orange                   $24,017,483            $24,181,870     

Woodbridge           $14,737,047            $14,712,485      

Other Sources        $    189,001             $    836,279  

Total                      $48,439,163            $49,026,535    

Hard copies of the budget are available at each of the member towns’ libraries and Town Halls and the District Officeof the Amity Regional School District. 

The total budget request of $49,026,535 is an increase of $587,372 or 1.21% more than the current budget.                                     

                  Budget Summary: 

            Expenditures by Category 

Category            2018‐2019 

Salaries          $25,985,048 

Benefits         $  6,092,697 

Purchased Services        $  8,495,258 

Debt Service          $  4,595,576 

Supplies         $  2,978,862 

Equipment         $     380,655 

Building & Site Improvements        $     181,000 

Contingency          $     150,000 

Dues & Fees          $     167,439 

Total Budget          $49,026,535 

Increase of 1.21% 

The referendum will take place at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on Tuesday, May 8 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Visit the District #5 Website to view the entire budget and to see a detailed explanation of the budget prior to voting. 

 

 

 

This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedule — May 7 – 12

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May 062018
 

We’re right in the middle of the Spring Sports season, every game is crucial at this point.

Here are the Spartans’ Varsity games for this week.

Monday, May 7

Girls Golf vs Sacred Heart Academy HOME at Racebrook CC – Orange 3:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis vs Cheshire HOME at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Softball vs Shelton HOME at Amity 4 p.m.

Baseball vs Daniel Hand HOME at Amity 4 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse vs Guilford AWAY at Guilford High School 7 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Newtown HOME at Amity 6 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8

Boys Golf vs Hamden HOME Oak Lane CC – Woodbridge 2:45 p.m.

Boys Track vs East Haven AWAY at East Haven High 3:45 p.m.

Girls Track vs East Haven AWAY at East Haven High 3:45 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs Shelton AWAY East Village Park 3:45 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Mercy HOME at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9

Boys Golf vs Shelton HOME – The Tradition at Oak Lane C.C. – Woodbridge 2:45 p.m.

Girls Golf vs Mercy AWAY at Lymans Golf Course 3 p.m.

Softball vs Hamden AWAY at Hamden High 3:45 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs West Haven HOME at Amity Tennis Courts 3:45 p.m.
Girls Tennis vs North Haven HOME at Amity Tennis Courts 3:45 p.m.
Boys Lacrosse vs East Lyme HOME – Amity High School – Field # 3 4:00 p.m.
Baseball vs Career Magnet AWAY – East Shore Athletic Complex 4:00 p.m.
Boys Volleyball vs Daniel Hand AWAY at Hand 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 10

Boys Golf vs Fairfield Prep HOME Oak Lane CC – Woodbridge 2:45 p.m.

Boys Track Louck’s Games AWAY White Plains NY 3 p.m.

Softball vs Sacred Heart Academy AWAY Sacred Heart 3:45 p.m.

Girls Tennis vs Guilford HOME at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Friday, May 11

Boys Tennis vs Cheshire AWAY at Cheshire HS 3:45 p.m.

Boys Track Irv Black Invite AWAY at Willowbrook Park, New Britain 4:00 p.m.

Girls Track Lady Titans Relays AWAY at Sheehan HS 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 12

Baseball vs Norwich Free Academy HOME at Amity 11:00 a.m.

Boys Track Irv Black Invite AWAY at Willowbrook Park, New Britain, 9:00 a.m.