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Are You Ready To Protect And Serve? Apply At The OPD

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Jul 272015
 

Orange Police Headquarters

Orange Police Headquarters

Even though Orange is a small community, members of the police department don’t just sit on their hands — It’s a very active group of law enforcement professionals.

If you’ve ever wanted to become a member of the Orange Police Department, now is the time to take action. The OPD is currently hiring quality, qualified men and women.

Applications are available online from the South Central Criminal Justice Administration (SCCJA)  or at the information window at Police Headquarters, 314 Lambert Road, Orange.

The application deadline is August 4, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

Entry Level Requirements

• U.S. citizenship and valid Connecticut Driver’s License.

• 21 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED.

• Pass a physical performance, a written, and an oral board examination.

• Undergo a psychological exam, a polygraph exam, and a background investigation, including a criminal record check.  No candidate will be appointed to the Connecticut Police Academy if he or she has been convicted of a felony or a Class A or B misdemeanor, or committed an act which would constitute perjury or false statement.
• Undergo controlled substance screening which indicates no presence of any controlled substance not prescribed for the candidate.

You will find all the pertinent information about this job HERE, including physical testing requirements, training, salary, benefits, etc. 

Four Juveniles Investigated For Suspicious Behavior At School

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Jul 202015
 

rbs_banner[1]On Friday, July 17, around 8 p.m. police noticed something suspicious on the surveillance camera feed at Race Brook School.  Young females were climbing onto the roof of the building.

While they were en route, the dispatcher kept responding officers updated on the activity.

The juveniles were “hanging out” at the playscape, then two of them pulled a table up the the building and began climbing up to the roof.

When officers arrived, two of the girls fled on foot, and the other two ran across the roof.

Within minutes, one of the girls’ mothers drove up to the scene and spoke to the officers.

According to Asst Police Chief Anthony Cuozzo, the woman said the girls were having a sleepover when they decided to go to the playground. She called the other three girl’s parents.

There did not appear to be any damage done to the property and the girls were allowed to go home.

Cuozzo said Youth Officer Michael Kosh will follow up with the juveniles and their parents.

Cuozzo spoke to the staff at Race Brook School, who verified that no damage had been done that evening.

OH WHAT A NIGHT! Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation Gala Benefit Concert To Beat All Concerts!

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Jul 162015
 

hyully flierPresenting a dynamic musical review of hit songs from America’s favorite boys from New Jersey, OH WHAT A NIGHT! A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons headlines the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation’s thirteenth annual Evening for the Arts Gala Benefit on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. and is preceded by an Evening for the Arts reception at 6 p.m., which includes complimentary wine and beer, light hors d’oeuvres and a Silent Auction. This year’s pre-concert Silent Auction features more than 150 items including a vacation getaway, a sunrise hot air balloon ride, vintage, handcrafted & designer items, baskets of treats, theater and sports tickets, as well as Hollywood and sport memorabilia.

Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396. (1-877-278-7396). Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door.

About the Headliners

OhWhatANight!_photo2OH WHAT A NIGHT! is an exciting musical revue written by Motown producer George Solomon, directed by award-winning Broadway producer/director Michael Chapman with choreography by Paul Holmquist. The show features all the original Valli-Four Season hits as well as many top 10 releases not in Broadway’s Tony award-winning hit musical. According to Judy Primavera, foundation co-founder and president,“Everyone loves this music. We are very fortunate to have the country’s #1 Frankie Valli-Four Seasons tribute band at our gala.”

OH WHAT A NIGHT’s exhilarating, family-friendly musical revue thrills its audiences with great choreography, boundless energy, humor and instantly recognizable classic hits such as Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, Working My Way Back To You, Let’s Hang On and Who Loves You. The Gala will also showcase the talents the young people who are involved in the foundation’s programs.

The Masters of Ceremonies for the evening’s festivities is Jared Brown, Artist Director of Square Foot Theatre in Wallingford, with Rob and Andrea Kennedy, Directors of Amity Creative Theatre, serving as co-hosts and auctioneers.

About the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation

jamieThe Evening for the Arts Gala benefits the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the educational enrichment and professional development of young artists and early career professionals, and created in the memory of Orange, CT, resident Jamie Alaine Hulley. All proceeds from the Gala go to support the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, which sponsors scholarships, educational programs and grants in the arts throughout Connecticut, especially in the greater New Haven and Fairfield counties.

The foundation’s presence has its greatest impact in the BOW elementary schools and the Amity Middle and High Schools. Students in all six elementary schools and the two Amity Middle Schools have benefitted from the foundation’s arts educational programs, including a start-up grant for the Spartan Players theater club at the Bethany campus. At Amity High School, the foundation sponsors a visiting artist series in studio art, music, and theatre; the Memory Project, Mugs for Mankind, storytelling SLAM, as well as Amity Creative Theatre’s fall play and spring musical.

This year a total of nine Amity graduates are recipients of four-year partial college scholarships to study art or theatre.

For information on the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, visit www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org, call (203) 891-8869, or email: [email protected].

Well Known Orange Native Completes White House Internship

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Jul 152015
 

Orange Native, Eagle Scout, College Grad, Bob Brown in Washington DC.

Orange Native, Eagle Scout, College Grad, Bob Brown in Washington DC.

Bob Brown thinks a big misconception about Washington is that government employees don’t work hard.

“After interning in the House and in the White House, I wholeheartedly disagree,” said Brown, a native of Orange, Connecticut, who recently graduated from Marymount University. “The staff members I supported are some of the hardest working people I’ve met, and nobody that I met has lost sight of why anyone is there: to help the people of our nation.”
Brown put his share of long hours in at the White House, typically working from 8 a.m. until after 7 p.m., five days a week. But for a political junkie, it was a dream come true.
“One of the most incredible experiences in the internship was hearing President Obama speak to us in the East Room toward the end of the internship,” he said.
Brown also heard from Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, and Press Secretary Josh Earnest.
A 2011 graduate of Amity Regional High School, Brown volunteered for a number of election campaigns as a teenager, ranging from those of town officials to President Obama’s 2008 effort. He served as his high school’s class president for three years.
Outside the classroom, he was involved in the Connecticut Yankee Council of the Boy Scouts and the Junior State of America chapter at his school.
“I credit the Boy Scouts and JSA with helping me become more active in government, public service, and leadership – all traits that were furthered during the White House internship,” Brown said.
In his summer orientation session as a Marymount freshman, he promised himself he would at least apply to intern in Congress and at the White House.
He earned both internships. This past fall, he worked in the Washington office of Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat. He did the White House internship during his final semester at Marymount in the Communications/Media Affairs and Press Office, supporting staff members, compiling daily news summaries within specific areas and creating press lists. Brown received his degree in communications in May.
One of the reasons Brown chose Marymount, a small, private liberal arts college, was its proximity to the nation’s capital.
“Once I visited D.C. for an open house, I realized I enjoyed communicating a message and telling a story – not necessarily political,” he said.
During his time in college, the Eagle Scout also put his skills to work as a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America’s Order of the Arrow email campaigns, social media and national newspaper. He’s also worked as a communications assistant and photographer at Marymount, where he is now employed in the office of University Advancement.
Bob Brown, a native of Orange, and a 2011 graduate of Amity Regional High School, recently completed a White House Internship. He is a 2015 graduate of Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.

Dr. Durso Offers Free Backpack and Posture Screening in August

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Jul 132015
 

124967407Advanced Spine and Sport,501 Boston Post Road, Liberty Square Plaza, Orange, is hosting a “Back-to-School” Backpack and Posture Screening event in August.

Bring you child in for a free posture screening and a check to see if they’re carrying their backpack correctly.

Screenings will take place on Thursday, Aug. 20 and Friday, Aug. 21 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dr. David Durso will be doing posture screenings and providing a full analysis of your child’s posture. Poor posture at an early age can have negative affects on your child’s overall health. It can cause such things as headaches, allergies, neck and back pain and even scoliosis. A healthier posture reflects a healthier child and later in life a healthier adult.

A backpack weighing more than 15% of your child’s body weight can damage their developing spine.

Dr. Durso will show you the proper way your child should be carrying a backpack as well as tell you the weight limit that they should be carrying.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Call 203-553-9300 for more information.

Students Earn Honors Recognition at Amity Middle School Orange Campus

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Jul 112015
 

Amity Middle SchoolFollowing is the fourth quarter honor roll for Amity Middle School Orange Campus.

Criteria for First Honors

  • A- or better in four subjects which meet 5 times per week, for a full year.
  • B or better in all other subjects which meet 5 times per week.
  • B- or better in subjects which meet fewer than 5 times per week, for less than a full year.

Criteria for Second Honors

  • B or better in subjects which meet 5 times per week, for a full year.
  • B- or better in subjects which meet fewer than 5 times per week, for less than a full year.

Citizenship Honors

  • In order to achieve Citizenship Honors, a student must receive five (5) fours and the remainder of the citizenship ratings must not be below a three.
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Grade 7 First Honors

Evan Arovas, Alexandria Barnes, Katie Barretta, Julian Barroso, Vera Belfonti, Cooper Blanchette, Ali Bobi, Grace Bretthauer, Haley Cable, Sara Cable, Caitlin Carlson, America Cerrillos, Ariba Chaudry, Jason Chung, Ruth Cortright, Evan D’Onofrio, Dana Della-Giustina, Avery Dillon, Anthony DiStefano, Angela Duro, Joshua Ford, Martin Gnidula, Mei Har, Lena Hildrich, Evan Hollander, Sam Kaoud, Aidan Ketchian, Breana Lavallee, Michael Lebreck, Danielle Lee, Sumin Lee, Daniel Li, Jody Liu, Raymond Lu, Ningxin Luo, Sarah Madsen, Anna-Maria Marinescu, Ameya Menta, Kayla Meunier, Keyana Miller, Nicole Mongillo, Skyelar Poulimas, Isabella Pucillo, Nick Ricciardi, Mattea Salati, Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Serrano, Mason Shepard, Abigail Smeriglio, Tess Vocalina, Henry Westgard, and Baasim Zafar

Grade 7 Second Honors 

Alisha Ahmed, Madison Barretta, Connor Bath, Mitchell Bronson, Dylan Chizmadia, Gianna Cooper, Ciara Cox, Casey Donovan, Carsten Fielosh, Jack Figuly, Andrew Gnidula, Adrian Gonzalez, Rachel Holden, Uulen Honeychurch, Brett Hutchison, Akshat Kulkarni, Julia Lagoutis, Macy Lyons, Edward Martino, Caroline McNabola, Alex Palermo, Alan Reames, Ethan Selmon, Nico Semmonella, Sydney Sherrick, Madisson Smith, Mitchell Sousa, Halle Syrop, Kelly Thomas, and Jenna Walsh

Grade 7 Citizenship Recognition

Evan Arovas, Alexandria Barnes, Katie Barretta, Vera Belfonti, Meadow Blakeslee, Grace Bretthauer, Haley Cable, Sara Cable, America Cerrillos, Ariba Chaudry, Ruth Cortright, Ciara Cox, Evan D’Onofrio, Avery Dillon, Anthony DiStefano, Angela Duro, Maria Farace, Martin Gnidula, Kylee Gustafson, Mei Har, Aedan Heffernan, Sam Kaoud, Danielle Lee, Ningxin Luo, Jillian Martin, Ameya Menta, Keyana Miller, Nicole Mongillo, Alex Palermo, Skyelar Poulimas, William Rotko, Mattea Salati, Nico Semmonella, Sydney Sherrick, Megan Sullivan, Tess Vocalina, Henry Westgard, and Irene Zheng

Grade 8 First Honors

Jenna Aconfora, Mounisha Anumolu, Lani Beaudette, Sophie Benjamin, Emily Berkeley, Katelyn Blake, Alexandra Bonat, Emily Bretthauer, Jake Bronson, Lindsay Carloni, Marc Chodos, Madelyn Ciskowski, Amanda Coscia, Rachael Crow, Paige DeGoursey, Andrea DelVecchio, Joseph DiBenedetto, Brian DiGiovanni, Gina Driscoll, Cailey Esposito, Mary Foley, Marcelle Gagnon, Taylor Gourdier, Shiva Gowda, Payton Grande, Alexis Halstead, Allison Hummel, Robert Jaques, James Lee, Thomas Lee, Gabriel Lipsitz, Erin McCormack, Diane Meng, Tara Mohseni, Jay Moon, Liam Palazzo, Arianna Pargen, Soo-Jin Park, Dorothy Parniawski, Jay Patel, Madelyn Pickett, Jack Pletter, John Poland, Julia Potter, Lillian Querker, Unaiza Rana, Madeline Rosenberg, Jonathan Schachter, Kelly Shaw, Spencer Shepard, Julia Todeasa, Anthony Tom, Madison Tom, Daria Torrenti, Jacqueline Tran, Colton Varholak, Connor Visnic, Kevin Zheng, Xian-Zheng Zhong, and Clare Zorena

Grade 8 Second Honors

Talia Barry, Sara Basyouny, Nelson Bordeleau, Cole Bova, Gabriella Caruso, Danielle Casapulla, Carly Chervenak, Hyunwoo Cho, Molly Cox, Stephen Delaney, Lien Har, Meagan Hawkins, Hannah Hayes, Khaled Jared, Izabella Jones, Nicole Kisiel, Jason Ky, Jacob Lettick, Amanda Moran, Carlee Mulherin, Kenneth Page, Jason Perrotti, Sandrine Pyne, Swetha Tadepalli, Kevin Tian, and Garrett Young

Grade 8 Citizenship Recognition

Jenna Aconfora, Mounisha Anumolu, Sara Basyouny, Lani Beaudette, Sophie Benjamin, Emily Berkeley, Katelyn Blake, Alexandra Bonat, Abigail Bowser, Emily Bretthauer, Jake Bronson, Angelina Carlino, Lindsay Carloni, Gabriella Caruso, Carly Chervenak, Madelyn Ciskowski, Molly Cooper, Amanda Coscia, Molly Cox, Rachel Crow, Paige DeGoursey, Stephen Delaney, Andrea DelVecchio, Brian DiGiovanni, Gina Driscoll, Anthony Esposito, Cailey Esposito, Mary Foley, Patrick Freeman, Marcelle Gagnon, Lauryn Giuliano, Taylor Gourdier, Payton Grande, Christopher Greco, Alexis Halstead, Lien Har, Kalynna Hauser, Meagan Hawkins, Allison Hummel, Robert Jaques, Izabella Jones, Chloe Kehlenbeck, Victoria Krzysztopik, Adam Leszczak, Erin McCormack, Diane Meng, Tara Mohseni, Jay Moon, Amanda Moran, Liam Palazzo, Arianna Pargen, Soo-Jin Park, Dorothy Parniawski, Jay Patel, Madelyn Pickett, Jack Pletter, John Poland, Julia Potter, Lillian Querker, Unaiza Rana, Madison Rappaport, Christie Recine, Charmaine Robichaud, Jonathan Schachter, Kelly Shaw, Spencer Shepard, Jared Sullivan, Makayla Syphrette, Julia Todeasa, Anthony Tom, Madison Tom, Jacqueline Tran, Colton Varholak, Connor Visnic, Tucker Wright, and Clare Zorena

 

Tennis Player, Swimmer Named Amity’s Athletes of The Year

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Jul 062015
 

Screen Shot 2015-07-06 at 10.31.24 PMThe Block A Dinner is Amity’s last official sports award presentation event of the school year.

The Best of the Best are honored with handsome plaques and recognized in front of their parents, coaches and athletic peers .

Recently, we published the names of this year’s MVPs.

Here are the names of the other award winners:

Outstanding Service Award — Debbie Davis

Assistant Coach of the Year — Tom Haley

Coach of the Year Award — Sean Mahon

Director of Athletics Recognition Award — Jordan Young

Thomas J. Ross Memorial Manager Award — Hannah Babbitz

Jeremy Saxe Memorial Scholarship — Joe Ferraiolo

Mark E. Greco Memorial Hockey Award — Dalton Luciani

James Dunleavy Memorial Hockey Award — Zach Shelnitz

Steven J. Zeider Memorial Swimming Award — Alec Melotto

Thomas G. Laugeni Memorial Award — Jake Milner/Gabrielle DiGello

Albert J. Seymour Memorial Award — William Caracciolo/Marissa Mizzone

Sportsmanship Award — Matt Ronai/Brianna Mirmina

Booster Club Scholar Athlete Award — Sricharan Kadimi/Lisa Gorham

Versatility Award — Matt Attolino/Zoe Moscato

and last, but certainly not least

Athlete of the Year Award — Jason Seidman/ Dana Chung

Amity Honors Its Best 2014-15 Athletes At Block A Dinner

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Jul 012015
 

On June 14th the Amity Block A Dinner took place at Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange. IMG_3535

The event honors the best of the best in Amity Athletics.

Following are the recipients of the Most Valuable Player Awards:

Baseball — Devin Belenski

Boys Basketball — Chris Winkel

Girls Basketball — Elise Graham

Boys Cross Country — Sricharan Kadimi

Girls Cross Country — Emily Criscuolo

IMG_5086Dance/Spirit — Rosie Richetelli

Field Hockey — Kaitlin Thomas

Football — Matt Attolino

Golf — Zach Prete

Boys Ice Hockey — Kevin Ryan

Girls Ice Hockey — Meaghan Francis

IMG_9499Boys Indoor Track & Field — Aaron Rattley

Girls Indoor Track & Field — Zoie Reed

Boys Lacrosse — Evan Campbell

Girls Lacrosse — Tori Ramos

Boys Outdoor Track & Field — Matt Post

 

IMG_1498Girls Outdoor Track & Field — Zoie Reed

Boys Ski Racing — Michael Proto

Girls Ski Racing — Carly Mastrangelo

Boys Soccer — Dean Schwartz

Girls Soccer — Zoie Reed

Softball — Teresa Marchitto

Boys Swimming & Diving — Ben Clemens

Girls Swimming & Diving — Dana Chung

Goalie Evan Campbell (13)

Goalie Evan Campbell (13)

Boys Tennis — Jason Seidman

Girls Tennis — Jamie Thimineur

Boys Volleyball — Brett Southworth

Girls Volleyball — Haley Pierson

Wrestling — Jake Cala

Congratulations to all these fine athletes, we’ll miss you next year. 

 

PHOTOS: Amity Grads, Go Forth And Conquer

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Jun 212015
 

The Amity Class of 2015 had more than 450 phenomenal young men and women who are now going out to make their mark on the world.

Among them, Athletes, Actors and Actresses, Musicians, Academics and even one Future Yale Grad.

Go forth and conquer, the sky’s the limit. Your amazing future is up to you.

Here are some favorite photos from the June 19 Graduation Ceremony.

We’ll miss you all, for every contribution you made during your four years at Amity, big or small, it doesn’t matter. You are all memorable in your own way.

Congratulations!

VIDEO: Amity Senior Frank Kachmar’s EPIC Commencement Speech

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Jun 212015
 

IMG_0192Chosen to address the Amity Class of 2015 for his Outstanding Achievement in Extracurricular Activities was Frank Kachmar.

When he was finished, Principal Charles Britton said “Thank You Frank, and Thank You Amity English Department” — Watch the VIDEO and you will understand why.

Audience members described it as “EPIC.”