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Amity Grad, Scott Feinberg of the Hollywood Reporter Releases Local Film Trailer

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Sep 302016
 

gold starScott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter has released the teaser trailer of the local film “Gold Star” HERE (edited by Anne Hu) along with a podcast interview with film star, Robert Vaughn.

Vaughn, known worldwide for his role as The Man From U.N.C.L.E. plays the late Carmine Negri in this labor of love by his daughter, Orange native Victoria Negri.

This widespread industry exposure leading up to Gold Star’s World Premiere next Friday at the Buffalo International Film Festival is a huge step forward toward reaching audiences everywhere.

carmine and vicki negriPlease share the teaser link on your social media with your friends and family, as Victoria Negri and her team continue to grow their audience.

And stay tuned for news from the festival!

Follow Gold Star on its social media links for live streams from the festival, photos, updates and more!

NOTE: On a personal note, Scott Feinberg is a talented reporter and die-hard movie buff who began freelancing for me at the Amity Observer newspaper when he was a sophomore at Amity High School. Even at that young age I easily recognized that he could accomplish anything he set his mind to. 

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Robert Vaughn

 

Bizarre Accident Behind Orange School Today

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Sep 302016
 

imagejpeg_0Police and fire personnel responded to Schoolhouse Lane behind Mary L. Tracy School this afternoon around 3 p.m. for an strange accident involving a piece of heavy equipment and a Toyota SUV.

Details are sketchy right now, but the truck (or the load it was carrying) apparently flipped while turning the corner as the SUV was driving by in the opposite direction.

As seen in this submitted photo, the heavy equipment hit the passenger side of the vehicle.

No one was injured.

Orange Police will be investigating the cause of this accident.

Consider Adopting Elderly Residents and Orange Families For The Holidays

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Sep 302016
 

screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-1-33-05-pmA Message From The Orange Community Services Department:

Every year the Community Services Department for the Town of Orange organizes a gift-giving event for our Resident Families and Elderly in Orange who are in need.  The identities of our recipients are kept confidential for their privacy.  We are asking Orange residents to adopt one of our families/elderly residents or to donate whatever they can to help us out this year.

The families that participate are asked to send us wish lists from their children to help our sponsors with ideas for gift giving, whether it’s a toy, clothing, and a book or gift card. We also request grocery gift cards for perishable items and decorated food baskets, containers, boxes, bags, etc. for our recipients to help them with their food needs.

We will have cutoff dates of Friday, Nov. 18 for Thanksgiving and Friday, Dec. 16 for Christmas; these are for delivering your donations to our office.

If you would rather send a monetary donation you can donate to the Community Assistance Fund which covers all programs we have in our department.

Send your check to The Town of Orange Community Services Department at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT  06477.

Checks are Payable to:  “Treasurer Town of Orange”.

If you would like to participate in this great cause please contact:

Kim Callahan at (203) 891-4788 Monday thru Fridays 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Girls’ Swimming: Amity Takes On North Haven…and Comes Out On Top

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Sep 292016
 

200 yard Freestyle Relay

200 yard Freestyle Relay

The Lady Spartans were on the road Thursday in North Haven.

Once again our girls performed well and won nearly every event in which they participated.
The Lady Spartans defeated the Indians 100 – 80
Amity’s Winning Events
200 Medley Relay: A- 1:57.95 Maggie Lasto, Megan Lasto, Vera Belfonti, Amanda Hendrick
50 Freestyle: A- 25.34 Megan Lasto
100 Butterfly: A- 1:02.09 Kate Alvarado
100 Freestyle: A- 58.30 Kalynna Hauser
500 Freestyle: A- 5:30.80 Kayleigh Foley
200 Freestyle Relay: A- 1:49.05 Kalynna Hauser, Kate Alvarado, Vera Belfonti, Amanda Hendrick
100 Backstroke: A- 1:05.24 Molly Cox
North Haven’s Winning Events
200 Freestyle: NH- 2:05.91 Lauren Spencer
Diving: NH- 178.50 Ava Santacroce
200 Ind. Medley: NH-2:16.32 Angela Gambardella

100 Breaststroke: NH- 1:09.48 Angela Gambardella

400 Freestyle Relay: NH- 4:31.47 Mackenzie Montesi, Abby Kirtland, Kiersten Winter, Avery Hill
Record: Amity (6-0)

Communities Honor Those Who Protect and Serve

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Sep 292016
 

(Photo courtesy of the Orange Police Department)

(Photo courtesy of the Orange Police Department)

On Thursday, Sept. 29, Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Road celebrated a “Blue Mass” honoring those who currently serve, or have served, in the Police and Fire departments of Orange, Milford, Woodbridge, and West Haven.

Officers and Firefighters from all four towns attended and youth from the Church presented each department with a donation.

Thank You Gentlemen and Ladies for everything you do for your respective communities. And thank you Holy Infant Church and Clergy from around town for giving them this well deserved honor.

(photo courtesy of the Orange Police Department)

(photo courtesy of the Orange Police Department)

What Happened On The Wilbur Cross Today?

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Sep 282016
 

crashAround 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the Wilbur Cross Parkway was at a standstill in both directions for two apparent reasons.

A short distance from exit 55B (Milford) on the Southbound side a sedan was totaled by what appeared to be ladders — in the photo I shot in passing.

While directly across the way on the Northbound side several State Police blocked traffic and took a young man into custody.

I have no information on either situation, but if you were stuck in traffic that’s what I saw when I drove by (with a State Police officer right behind me with his lights activated).

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Cross Country: Amity Boys Win Two in Woodbridge

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Sep 272016
 

Connor Visnic wins his first varsity race. Amity boys win 15-50 vs North Haven. (Source: Twitter)

Connor Visnic wins his first varsity race. Amity boys win 15-50 vs North Haven. (Source: Twitter)

The Amity Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams ran their one and only Home meet at Fitzgerald Field Tuesday afternoon.

The Spartans hosted Guilford and Sheehan.

The Boys Team won two: Amity 21, Guilford 40; Amity 16, Sheehan 47; Guilford 16, Sheehan 45

Seniors Andrew Burford 17:50 and Kyle Beaudette 18:11 were the first and second finishers followed by Guilford’s Finn Davidson 18:12

By Tuesday evening, no information was available regarding the Girls Team results.

 

 

USDA Report: Tyson Recalls Chicken Nuggets

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Sep 272016
 

recalled tyson nuggetsTyson Foods Inc., is recalling about 132,520 pounds of fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The fully cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets items were produced on July 18, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 5-lb. bag containing “Tyson FULLY COOKED PANKO CHICKEN NUGGETS” with a “Best If Used By” date of July 18, 2017 and case code 2006SDL03 and 2006SDL33.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 13556” printed adjacent to the “Best If Used By” date on the back of the package. The five-pound bags were shipped to retail locations nationally.

The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints regarding foreign material contamination of chicken nugget products. According to Tyson Foods, the plastic material ranged in size from 21mm in length and 6.5mm in diameter and may have come from a round, hard plastic rod used to connect a plastic transfer belt. The firm said the products pass through a metal detector, but the plastic is not detectable to this technology.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Foods’ Consumer Relations at (866) 328-3156. Media with questions about the recall can contact Worth Sparkman-Public Relations, Corporate Affairs, at (479) 290-6358.

Girls’ Volleyball: Amity Wins 3 Out of 5 Against Shelton

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Sep 262016
 

img_0565The Amity Lady Spartans hosted the Shelton Gaels at Woodbridge on Monday, Sept. 26.

Amity won the first, fourth and fifth games to claim victory and retain its undefeated status for the season.

Amity 3, Shelton 2

Game Scores: A 25-14, 22-25, 19-25, 25-16, 15-7

Notes:

Amity: Kathleen Walsh had 24 kills 11 digs, Jaiden Williams had 37 assists, Abby Harbinson had 16 kills 2 blocks

Shelton: Samantha Stevens 5 digs, 12 kills, 2 blocks, MacKenzie Bures 18 digs 11 kills 1 block, Grace Tukarski 7 aces, 5 digs, and 36 assists

Records: A 7-0; S 6-3

Two Vehicle Crash on Grassy Hill Road Monday Afternoon

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Sep 262016
 

grassy hill crashAround 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, a crash involving two vehicles on Grassy Hill Road across from Wildwood, send one truck going off the road and down an embankment.

Two ambulances responded to the scene, but no further information (including injuries) was available.

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(Photos courtesy of Cory Ziman)