Sep 192014

9-8-2011 1-24-47 PMThe Orange Country Fair takes place on the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, this weekend.

Be aware that although the fair officially starts on Saturday, the Satellite Food Tent on the lower fairgrounds will be open Friday night at 6 p.m.  and the All Mighty Truck Pull will be taking place down there at 6 p.m. as well.

Here is the schedule for  SATURDAY, SEPT. 20

8:00 AM  -  7:00 PM
$8.00 Adults, $5.00 Senior Citizens, Children 15 and under Free
Free Parking  -  Free Shuttle
Pets Not Allowed  -  Alcohol Not Allowed on Grounds
No ATM onsite
**Purchase a Two Day Ticket on Saturday for only $15.00!

8:00 Chip’s Pancake Breakfast-Food Pavilion
8:30 Garden Tractor Pull – Pulling Area
10:00 Opening Ceremonies – Gazebo 
10:30 Pork Chop Pig Racing – Lower Field 
11:00 Two Person Hand Saw Contest – Upper Field
Homing Pigeon Release – Pigeon Tent
Oxen Draw – Lower Field
Noon Marvelous Mutts Demonstration – Lower Field
12:30 Pork Chop Pig Racing-Lower Field
Fritzy Brothers “One Man Circus”” – Gazebo
Birds of Prey – Upper Field
1:00 Women’s Skillet Toss -Upper Field
Homing Pigeon Release – Pigeon Tent 
2:00 Marvelous Mutts – Lower Field
Garden Club “Growing Orchids”-Tony Ho-Flower Tent
2:30 Pork Chop Pig Racing – Lower Field
3:00 Doodlebug Contest – Pulling Area
Homing Pigeon Release – Pigeon Tent
3:30 “5 In The Chamber” (blue grass band)- Gazebo
4:00 Marvelous Mutts – Lower Field
4:30 Pork Chop Pig Racing

Important Note: Recycling containers and garbage barrels will be located throughout the fairgrounds, please do not put garbage in the recycling containers, and do not throw recyclables in the trash.




Sep 192014

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The pre-fair schedule for tonight is as follows:


5:30-8 p.m. Exhibit drop-off on the upper fairgrounds

6:00 p.m. All Mighty Truck Pull

6:00 p.m. Lower Fairgrounds Satellite Food Tent Opens

Sep 192014


The Lady Spartans are off to a great start and are now 3-0 for the 2014 season.

On Thursday night, the team used the new starting blocks at the Orange Town Pool for the first home meet and defeated Hamden 96-77.

Amity’s Winning Events:

200 yard Medley Relay: A-2:00.25 Mollee Lasto,  Lydia Pokluda, Maggie Lasto, Hannah Babbitz

200 yard Freestyle: A- 2:07.71 Brittany Smith

200 yard Individual Medley: A- 2:22.94 Kate Alvarado

50 yard Freestyle: A-26.13 Megan Lasto

100 yard Butterfly: A-1:04.43 Maggie Lasto

100 yard Freestyle: A- 1:00..88 Hannah Babbitz

500 yard Freestyle: A- 5:34.76 Brittany Smith

Hamden’s Winning Events:

Diving: H – 200.65 Alyssa Battick

200 yard Freestyle Relay: H- 1:56.00 Megan Garner, Julia Lynn, Alex Cusano, India Rivera

100 yard Backstroke: H- 1:06.74 Megan Garner

100 yard Breaststroke: H- 1:33.21 Grace Desroches

400 yard Freestyle Relay: H- 4:18.73 India Rivera, Alex Cusano, Colleen Straub, Megan Garner


Sep 182014

Ritas-IceTeam Possible will host a Light The Night fundraiser tonight, Sept. 18, at Rita’s, 175 Boston Post Road, Milford, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Team Possible of Orange participates in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Walk to raise money to help find a cure.

Stop in tonight and 15% of your purchase will be donated to Team Possible.

Help this great cause.

Sep 172014

IMG_2786A four vehicle accident was reported at Lambert and Orange Center Road this morning around 7:50 a.m.

The fire department was dispatched for a possible fluid spill.

Portions of Orange Center and Lambert Road were shut down while police and fire worked the scene.

A school bus could not do its normal morning pickup in the area due to the closures.

A Ford Explorer involved in the accident had to be removed via flatbed truck.

All fire and police left the scene around 9:10 a.m.

Injured person refused treatment at the scene.

Sep 162014

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 11.01.27 PMAmity Middle School Principal Kathi Fuller-Cutler released this fund-raising information today:

The first fundraising event of the year has begun. With the PTSO, we are selling KidStuff Coupon Savings Books. Homeroom teachers have passed out a Ziploc bag containing KidStuff books and directions, for each student to bring home. We are asking students to sell at least two books. The books sell for $25.00 and we make a 50% profit on each book.

If a student is enrolled in the band, strings or choir, the first book sold will go to the PTSO and the second book’s profit will go to the music department to be allocated towards the individual student’s cost of his or her spring trip.

This is one of the largest fundraisers of the year and we need your support.

The fundraiser will run from Sept. 15 to Sept. 26.

Sep 162014

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 7.50.22 PMThe Town Plan and Zoning Commission met at Town Hall Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

SITE PLAN APPLICATION – Submitted by Sixty Five Marsh Hill Road, LLC – Frank Dilieto for property known as 0 Salemme Lane a.k.a Assessor’s Map 3-1-6. The proposal is for the use of the property as a temporary warehousing/dumpster supply company. Empty dumpster-containers will be stored on-site and enclosed with a slatted chain link fence.

The required 50 ft frontage is not met.

There also was a discussion regarding the parcel which did not meet the minimum acreage required.

The application was denied and the attorney for the applicant should discuss the issues with the town attorney.

If the applicant wants to re-apply the application fee will be waived.

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 7.48.49 PMFRED WOLFE PARK

A new plan for the proposed lacrosse fields and parking area was presented.

Resident James Denton sent a letter opposing the plans, stating that traffic in the surrounding neighborhoods would be a problem.

TPZ&C Chairman Walter Clark said the plan is a good one and this location makes the most sense.

Commission member Ralph Aschettino agreed with Clark.

Clark added that if traffic becomes a problem they could easily work on access and egresses.

The Commission made a recommendation to approve the plans.

The Group that is working on getting these fields built will have a fundraising golf tournament at Orange Hills Country Club  on Oct 3

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 7.57.35 PMPLAN OF CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT 

Proposed update and workshop on the Plan of Conservation & Development – The TPZC will be meeting with Consultant Planner Glenn Chalder of Planimetrics. They will be reviewing the First Draft of the 2015 Plan of Conservation and Development.

The commission went over the initial plan page by page. The booklet will be made available on the town website.

6. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

Review of Zoning Activities Log.

Sep 152014

Deer Hunting Season Begins Nov. 20.

Deer Hunting Season Begins Nov. 20.

Hikers beware, deer hunting season begins today. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Website has the full schedule of the deer hunting season for all methods (bow hunting, shotguns, rifles and muzzle loaders) available for review.

• If you are a hiker, you must be sure to make yourself visible in the woods. Invest in something blaze orange that will clearly identify you as a human. And if your hiking companion is a canine, be sure to dress him/her in a bright orange vest as well.

• Experts say “Do not wear white during hunting season.” A quick flash of white in a wooded area could be mistaken for a deer’s tail. Don’t wear earth tones so you don’t blend in.

• Always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return.

• Be fully aware of what animals hunters are looking for: deer, turkey, etc. and know where they are most likely to be.

• Carry a flashlight, just in case you are stuck inside the woods after dark. This will be useful in a variety of ways

• Make a lot of noise, carry a whistle. If you hear shooting near you, call out to alert hunters that there are humans in the woods.

Sep 142014

581585725Check out this Open House  at 357 Peck Lane on Sunday Sept. 14, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Recently reduced by $20,000, this charming 4 bedroom cape priced to sell at $309,000.

Spacious 2,268 square feet of living space boasts a huge living room with a stone fireplace and bay window.

Newer kitchen with windowed breakfast area.

Main level family room, gorgeous hardwood floors through out.

Large bedrooms with a full shed dormer.

Deck overlooks a private wooded lot.