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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%
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.
Expenditures by Category
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.