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Mar 142017
 

With a nor’easter on our doorstep, early planning is the name of the game. A Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight.

All Town offices and schools are closed in anticipation of 18-inches of snow or more (possibly less if a rain/sleet line makes its way into our area).

The Police Department will be open, Volunteer Firefighters will be ready to roll whenever necessary and the Highway Department workers, well, I can’t say enough about the wonderful guys in the highway department who work tirelessly to make the roads safe.

The milk cooler at Shop Rite was nearly empty by 5 p.m. — does anyone really depend on milk that much during a storm?

The governor has called for a statewide travel ban, so no thruway driving once the storm is underway.

The best thing for everyone to do is settle in at home and hope we don’t get any power outages as a result of the high wind gusts (up to 50 mph) that are predicted.

If you must shovel, remember to take breaks if you get too cold or before you strain yourself. If you have a fire hydrant in front of your home, make sure to clear around it.

Enjoy your snow day.

Share your photos @ orangectlive01@gmail.com

After this storm is over, reflect on the fact that the first day of Spring is on Monday, March 20.

Before The Snow Falls: Middle School Fundraiser At Panera Bread Today

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Mar 132017
 

Amity Middle School Orange PTSO is hosting a fundraiser at Panera Bread, Boston Post Road, today, Monday, March 13, from 4 – 8 p.m.

Come and dine at the restaurant and a portion of the proceeds will go to AMSO.

Please be sure to bring the attached flyer with you to the restaurant or show it on your device.  Panera Bread Flyer.pdf

Woodbridge Police Dept. Decision Could Impact High School Student Safety: Amity Budget Revision Requested

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Mar 132017
 

Tonight, the Woodbridge Police Commission will discuss eliminating the School Resource Officers from the elementary (Beecher Road) and Amity Regional High schools.

In light of this action, the following, which will impact tri-town residents has been decided to remedy the situation:

“The 2017-2018 Superintendent’s Proposed Budget has been revised again to reflect the most current information and conditions. Modifications to the Superintendent’s Proposed Budget are an important part of the process and are based on attempting to balance the short-term and long-term elements of our financial plan as more accurate information becomes available.

The changes include the incorporation of the cost of the Amity Regional High School Resource Officer (SRO) into the Amity budget. This modification, which is cost neutral to the Member Towns, was done at the request of the First Selectmen of the three Member Towns. This adds $84,402 for 77.5% of the SRO salary and benefits to the Superintendent’s Proposed Budget. “

Nursery School Open House on March 5

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Feb 272017
 

The Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meetinghouse Lane, Orange, will host an Open House in its classrooms on Sunday, March 5 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

 

All are welcome.

For more information about this or the school’s 3 and 4 year old programs for the upcoming school year, contact the school at occns@yahoo.com, (203) 795-9749 ext. 305. Visit the website at  orangecongregationalchurchnurseryschool.com. Snow date Sunday, March 12 from 12-1:30.

Orange Students To Participate In State Math Competition

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Feb 272017
 

Four members of the Amity Middle School Orange Math Team, Armaan Patel, Nishaan Patel, Adarsh Kongani, and William Wei finished fourth out of all teams that competed in the Feb. 4 New Haven County Chapter MATHCOUNTS Comptetition.

This qualified them to continue on to the MATHCOUNTS State Competition on Saturday, March 11. 

We wish the boys the best of luck in the upcoming competition.

Boys Swimming: Amity Defeats Xavier

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Feb 222017
 

The Amity Boys Swimming and Diving Team was on the Road at Wesleyan for a meet against Xavier on Tuesday.

The Spartans (8-4) defeated Xavier 87-72.

Amity’s Winning Events

200 Medley Relay: A- 1:50.59 Shiva Gowda, Zac Babbitz, Kevin Yanagisawa, Sergey Savelyev

200 Freestyle: A- 1:49.80 Colin Roy

200 Ind. Medley: A- 2:16.83 Dan Madsen

50 Freestyle: A- 24.19 Zac Babbitz

Dive: A – 113.57 Lin Vilay

100 Butterfly: A- 56.27 Kevin Yanagisawa

100 Freestyle: A- 49.45 Colin Roy

500 Freestyle: A- 5:02.71 Kevin Yanagisawa

Xavier’s Winning Events

200 Freestyle Relay: X- 1:41.76 Brooks Bradbury, Chett Vogt, Ben Russ, Andrew Reagan

100 Backstroke: X- 1:16.10 Julen Lujambo

100 Breaststroke: X- 1:11.56 Brooks Bradbury

400 Freestyle Relay: X- 3:47.60 Andrew Reagan, Ben Russ, Julen Lujambo, Brooks Bradbury

Boys Swimming and Diving: Glastonbury Bests Amity On Friday

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Feb 192017
 

The Amity Spartans Boys Swimming and Diving team was away at Glastonbury for a meet on Friday, Feb. 17.

The Spartans, now 7-4 for the season lost this one to Glastonbury 94-83.

Glastonbury’s winning events

200 Medley Relay: G- 1:44.14 Kevin Tierney, Dan Lee, Adam Kim, Matt Mastroianni

200 Freestyle: G- 1:50.03 Chris Walker

200 Ind. Medley: G- 2:01.21 McAllistar Milne

Dive: G- 256.25 Ethan Godfrey

100 Freestyle: G- 49.95 Chris Walker

500 Freestyle: G- 4:53.71 McAllistar Milne

200 Freestyle Relay: G- 1:32.69 Matt Mastroianni, Dan Lee, Chris Walker, McAllistar Milne

Amity’s winning events

50 Freestyle: A– 22.46 Colin Roy

100 Butterfly: A- 54.58 Kevin Yanagisawa

100 Backstroke: A- 54.70 Colin Roy

100 Breaststroke: A- 1:13.94 Raymond Lu

400 Freestyle Relay: A- 3:29.52 Sergey Savelyev, Kevin Yanagisawa, Tyler Roy, Colin Roy

Feb 132017
 

The Orange Police Department posted this notice on its Facebook Page:

The Amity area is experiencing extremely high wind gusts.

There are numerous road closures due to downed trees.

Amity schools have notified their students and families that if a student cannot be dropped off due to a road closures they will be returned to campus for alternate options.

Please use caution when outside for blowing snow and debris.

Boys’ Swimming and Diving: Amity Defeats Shelton

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Feb 112017
 

The Amity Boys Swimming and Diving Team was on the road in Shelton on Friday.

The Shelton Gaels competed well, winning a majority of the events, yet the Amity Spartans outscored them 90-78, winning their seventh regular season meet.

Amity’s Winning Events

200 Freestyle: A- 1:52.37 Kevin Yanagisawa

50 Freestyle: A23.07 Colin Roy

100 Butterfly: A- 55.14 Kevin Yanagisawa

100 Backstroke: A- 1:01.67 Tyler Roy

Shelton’s Winning Events

200 Medley Relay: S- 1:46.77 Marc Maleri, Hunter Wronski, Jack Marciano, Reid Chavez

200 Ind. Medley: S- 2:06.97 Hunter Wronski

100 Freestyle: S- 50.90 Hunter Wronski

500 Freestyle: S- 5:29.66 Jack Marciano

200 Freestyle Relay: S- 1:40.00 Matthew Christiano, Sebastian Musante, Hunter Wronski, Jack Marciano

100 Breaststroke: S- 1:10.93 Matthew Christiano

400 Freestyle Relay: S- 3:47.17 Reid Chavez, Marc Maleri, Sebastian Musante, Matthew Christiano

Records: Amity (7-3), Shelton (8-4)

Orange Middle School Students Move Forward In MathCounts Competition

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Feb 102017
 

On Saturday, February 4, ten members of the Amity Middle School Orange Math Team competed in the 2017 New Haven Chapter  Competition. 

The ten members of the team included Benjamin Bae, Ibrahim Cosar, Michael Haverstock, Srilekha Kadimi, Adarsh Kongani, Anibal Loureda, Brodey Lu, Armaan Patel, Nishaan Patel, and William Wei. 

Students have been practicing and preparing for this competition since the first AMSO Math Team meeting, which took place in beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

Throughout the day long MATHCOUNTS competition, all members of the AMSO team competed in the sprint round and target round, which required students to use various skills such as speed, accuracy, problem solving, and mathematical reasoning. 

Four members of the AMSO Math Team (Armaan, Nishaan, Adarsh, and William) also competed in the MATHCOUNTS team round.  In this round, students needed to collaborate with one another and use their problem solving skills to solve ten math problems in twenty minutes.  

This four-member team finished fourth out of all teams that competed, which qualifies them to continue on to the MATHCOUNTS State Competition on Saturday, March 11.