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Legion Baseball: Orange Team Gives Coach The Ultimate Birthday Gift

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Jun 292016
 

File Photo: Players on the Post 127 team are close to their coach Bob Mirto.

File Photo: Players on the Post 127 team are close to their coach Bob Mirto.

There is no denying that Coach Bob Mirto is beloved by the boys on his American Legion Post 127 Baseball team, we’ve seen it over and over again with each passing year.

So what do you give your coach for his birthday when it falls on game day? How about a big shut-out win!

Orange hosted Milford at Brinley Field Tuesday night (June 28) and, even though Milford played well, they couldn’t seem to catch a break and score.

Doug Rives had a very good evening on the mound for the hometown team.

Not that it was a walk in the park for Orange, but Post 127 did kick it into gear and racked up 10 runs in this 5 inning game.

After Orange celebrated its 10-0 shut-out victory, it was time to celebrate Coach Mirto’s birthday with cupcakes. (See VIDEO)

Records: Orange 10-5, Milford 5-8

Orange is once again in third place in Zone 2 behind Stratford (12-1) and Branford (11-1).

Mirto’s boys meet Milford again Wednesday at Foran High School at 5:45 p.m.

WARNING: Traffic Backup On Racebrook Road

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Jun 272016
 

Free Clipart trafficAvoid Racebrook road south of 34 at all costs.

Construction going on and traffic complete standstill southbound.

Two residents report being stuck in the same spot (especially near the golf course) for 10 minutes or longer.

So, if you are going somewhere, be sure to have an alternative route planned.

 

Open House: Just Listed 3 Bedroom Home on Hilltop Road

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Jun 262016
 


Shredding Day, Bicycle Collection A Great Success

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Jun 252016
 

IMG_9346Another very successful Shredding Day event took place at the High Plains Community Center parking lot on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Orange Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt said, “More than 130 Orange Residents brought about 11,000 pounds of documents to be shredded by Affordable Solutions, LLC of Orange.”

In addition, the Rotary Club of Orange collected about 30 bicycles that will be given to BEEEP Inc. (Bicycle Education, Entrepreneurship and Enrichment Program). BEEEP is a New Haven-based non-profit program that recycles bicycles and teaches repair and riding skills.

A small video camera inside the truck allows you to see your documents being destroyed.

A small video camera inside the truck allows you to see your documents being destroyed.

Goldblatt added, “Special thanks goes to the Rotary Club who sponsored this event for us and allowed this to once again be free of charge to Orange residents. Finally, the Rotarians collected hundreds of dollars in donations for the Orange Rotary Scholarship Fund.”

“We had lots of help today and truly many hands do make light work,” Goldblatt said. “I would like to acknowledge the following people and apologize in advance for anyone I missed:”

Orange Recycling Committee

Tom George, Mary-Jo Sierakowski, Karen Della-Giustina, John Brown (former member).

Student Volunteers

Jake Hollander, Evan Hollander, Dana Della-Giustina, Megan Sullivan.

Rotary Club of Orange

Bob Sigler, Glenn Pearson, Trish Pearson, Diane Eger, Ed Cowern, Carl Russell, And others!

 

Thanks again EVERYBODY for a real TEAM effort!

                                                                                            Mitch

 

Jun 252016
 

Grill in fames

Grill in fames

The Orange Fire Marshal’s Office offered this information as the outdoor grilling and camping season has officially begun.

Every year Americans look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics, and the Fourth of July. Summertime, however, also brings fires and injuries due to outdoor cooking and recreational fires. Annually, there are almost 3,800 Americans injured by gas or charcoal grill fires.

Summertime should be a time of fun and making happy memories. Knowing a few fire safety tips and following safety instructions will help everyone have a safe summer.

Safety Tips for Grilling and Campfires

  • 090523_200637-campfire--by-scott-carpenter--cc-by-sa-30Position the grill well away from siding, deck railing, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets from the grill area: declare a three-foot “safe zone” around the grill.
  • If you own a propane grill, check the cylinder hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year. A light soap and water solution applied to the hose will reveal escaping propane quickly by releasing bubbles.
  • Avoid using soft wood, such as pine or cedar that will likely pop and throw sparks, in a fire pit. Use of seasoned hardwood is suggested.
  • Don’t build a campfire at a site in hazardous, dry conditions or if the campground, area, or event rules prohibit campfires.

For more information on cooking safely with gas grills or charcoal grills visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website.

Orange Firefighters Free Toddler From Storm Drain

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Jun 252016
 

Screen Shot 2016-06-25 at 6.13.38 PMAround 5 p.m. on Saturday afternoon Orange Volunteer Firefighters were called to Robert Treat Drive to help free a 3-year-old whose leg was stuck in a storm drain grate.

Police and Medic 33 were on scene and could not free the child, due to swelling, so they summoned firefighters hoping they may have a tool that would be able to cut the steel grate.

Within a few seconds of their arrival, the child was free.

No further information is available at this time.

Still Time To Get To This Excellent Benefit Tag Sale

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Jun 252016
 

An Orange family is hosting a benefit Tag Sale at 456 Grassy Hill Road, Orange, for their good friends Willie and Annette. [Please read his story here:https://www.gofundme.com/supportwillieheal.]

The posted “end” time was 4 p.m., but if you stop by, they will be more than happy to see you before they begin cleaning up at 5 p.m. (even while they are cleaning up).

There are still thousands of excellent items available for sale. One woman just walked away with a beautiful Cello with case and bow for a bargain price.

Grab your wallet and make your way over to 456 Grassy Hill Road now for a very good cause.

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Klarides Talks About Growing Deficit

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Jun 202016
 

thHouse Republican Leader Themis Klarides released this statement today on the Growing Deficit

“The state’s finances, of course, will continue to decay because we have failed to institute any significant changes to stabilize our finances. These new deficit numbers were foreshadowed by last month’s job loss report,” she said.  “But we do not have to accept the ‘permanent deficits’ as the OPM [Office of Policy and Management] chief has described the situation.”

She added, “Republicans offered reasonable alternatives to address the immediate deficit and added a five-year plan that would have resulted in actual surpluses.”

 

Summer Solstice Full Moon: Some Of Us May Never Experience This Again

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Jun 202016
 

il_570xN.789423071_1w5fWhy should you truly appreciate today’s full moon? Because you may not be around anymore the next time the summer solstice and strawberry moon come together again in 46 years.

This year, the summer solstice happens to coincide with the full strawberry moon. (The moon name came from the native Americans because strawberries are ready to harvest in June.)

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year with 15 hours, 11 minutes of daylight. The sun rose at 5:18 a.m. and sets at 8:30 p.m.

The moon rises at 8:32 p.m.

The two events won’t coincide again until Jun 21, 2062.

Get out tonight and bask in the glow of the full moon.

Statement by the Clergy of Orange on the Massacre in Orlando

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Jun 192016
 

An AP compilation of the 49 victims of the June 11 Orlando shooting

An AP compilation of the 49 victims of the June 11 Orlando shooting

The Clergy of Orange released this statement today regarding the Orlando Massacre:

With sadness in our hearts, we condemn with one voice the senseless violence that took place in Orlando, Florida last Saturday night.
The heinous acts committed by a single gunman on Saturday night were an attack on all civilized people. They were an attack on fundamental American values. They were an attack on our shared belief that every human being – regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation – is a child of God and equally endowed by God with dignity and worth.
We mourn the lives lost and express our deepest condolences to their families. We hold close those who survived the massacre and are clinging to their lives this very day. We join with the families and friends who are grieving, hoping, and trying to cope with this tragedy.  We are profoundly grateful to the brave officers, first responders, tireless physicians and nurses and all who assisted during the crisis. Their unselfish, life-saving actions reflect what is best in those who value our common humanity.
May the tragic deaths of so many innocent people redouble our determination to reject hatred and bigotry in this country.  May it redouble our determination to remove the scourge of gun-violence from our beloved land.
May the verses of scripture be fulfilled at last:
“I will bring peace to the land; you shall lie down and no-one shall terrorize you” (Leviticus)
 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Matthew)
“One who slays a soul…  shall be as if he had slain all mankind; and one who saves a life shall be as if he had given life to all mankind” (Quran)
The Orange Clergy Association
Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Abdelati, New Haven Islamic Center
Rev. Tim Boerger, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
Fr. Eugene Charman, Holy Infant Roman Catholic Church
Rabbi Michael Farbman, Temple Emanuel
Rev. Peter Orfanakos, St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
Rev. Diana Rogers, The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
Fr. Joseph Sidera, Holy Infant Roman Catholic Church
Rev. Suzanne Wagner, Orange Congregational Church
Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus, Congregation Or Shalom