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Oct 202014
 

Amity Swim TeamWe knew that Monday’s SCC swim meet between two excellent undefeated high school teams that would decide the season Championship winner was going to be tough.

One team would leave the Hamden Hall Pool in the Beckerman Athletic Complex with heavy hearts, but would it be Amity or Cheshire?

Both teams won 6 events, both are known for their talent, professionalism and good sportsmanship.

IMG_3971Here are Amity’s winning events

200 Freestyle: A- 2:01.68 Madeline Snow

200 IM: A- 2:17.96 Maggie Lasto

50 yard Freestyle: A-24.81Dana Chung

100 yard Freestyle: A- 53.83 Dana Chung

200 yard Freestyle Relay: A- 1:43.73  Megan Lasto,  Elise Grabowski, Madeline Snow, Dana Chung

400 yard Freestyle Relay: A- 3:48.00 Madeline Snow, Maggie Lasto, Hannah Flaherty, Dana Chung

IMG_5247These are Cheshire’s winning events

200 yard Medley Relay: C-1:53.46 Lindsay Smalec, Liz Boyer, Lily Kurtz, Ellie Senft

Diving: C- 226.10 Emily Glatt

100 yard Butterfly: C-58.50 Lindsay Smalec

100 yard Backstroke: C- 1:02.36 Lindsay Smalec

100 yard Breaststroke: C- 1:08.60 Liz Boyer

500 yard Freestyle: C- 5:17.35 Liz Boyer 

Amity Senior Swimmers: Madeline Snow, Dana Chung, Hannah Babbitz and Mollee Lasto

Amity Senior Swimmers: Madeline Snow, Dana Chung, Hannah Babbitz and Mollee Lasto

After all was said and done the still undefeated Cheshire (11-0) had scored 95.5 points; and Amity (11-1) wasn’t far behind at 88.5 but took its defeat with grace.

Congratulations to the winners.

Note to Amity’s Seniors: Thank You for an exciting four years. It was an honor watching you compete. 

Oct 202014
 

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The Amity Annihilators lived up to their team name at the Yale Physics Competition.

The team won Gold!

Congratulations to Coach Deborah Day and these brilliant students.

The Annihilators and Day, wearing their medals pose for a photo with Amity Supt. Charles Dumais and Amity High School Principal Charles Britton.

 

Oct 202014
 

Amity Senior Swimmers: Madeline Snow, Dana Chung, Hannah Babbitz and Mollee Lasto

Amity Senior Swimmers: Madeline Snow, Dana Chung, Hannah Babbitz and Mollee Lasto

The Amity Girls Swimming and Diving team is 11-0 this season.

The team will face one of their toughest competitors Monday night when they take on the undefeated Cheshire High School team.

After losing to Cheshire for more than 20 consecutive years, this year’s seniors (in photo) have not lost to them for the past three years.

Come out to help cheer on our Lady Spartans; be there to support an amazing 4-year run for the Spartan seniors.

The meet will take place at the Hamden Hall pool on Skiff Street in Hamden at 7 p.m.

Come on Amity Army, Car Pool the meet and Make Some Noise for the girls!

 

Oct 172014
 

IMG_0154On Friday, Oct. 17, Amity went up against Sacred Heart Academy for the second time this season, and again the Lady Spartans were victorious.
Amity lost the first match 16-25, but came on strong for the next three beating Sacred Heart 25-11; 25-17 and 27-25.
Amity’s Noteworthy players:
Micaela Cardozo had 8 kills, 3 blocks, and 6 digs; Nina Luciani had 9 kills and 3 digs; and Haley Pierson had 35 assists, 9 digs, and 2 aces.
Sacred Heart’s Noteworthy players:
Maryanne Bauman had 10 kills and 9 blocks; Alisyn Naracci had 5 kills and 6 blocks; Caitlyn Keish had 8 kills, 4 blocks, and 27 digs.
Records: Amity, 15-2;  SHA 8-8.




Oct 172014
 

Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 10.08.08 PMOrange resident Kyle Beaudette placed first in the 21st Annual Southern Connecticut Conference Cross Country Championship, 5 kilometer race at  Hammonasset State Park, Madison on Friday, Oct. 17. 

Amity won the 2014 SCC title. Cheshire came in second. 

  1.    42  AMITY            (  16:31  1:22:32   1:11)
  1      1  Kyle Beaudette            15:56     
  2      3  Harrison Block            16:15     
  3      9  Sricharan Kadimi          16:30     
  4     12  Matthew Arovas            16:44
  5     17  Brendan Purcell           17:07
  6   ( 18) Timothy Cannata           17:08
  7   ( 26) Michael Cannata           17:31
  2.    86  CHESHIRE         (  16:57  1:24:43   1:43)

  1      2  Brendan Murray            16:12     
  2      8  Russell Adam              16:28     
  3     15  Jordan Kolpak             16:58     
  4     19  Mark Fusco                17:10
  5     42  Jacob Lawlor              17:55
  6   ( 68) Ryan Shalagan             18:44
  7   ( 82) Steven Caldwell           19:11

  3.   131  XAVIER           (  17:19  1:26:34   1:34)
  4.   132  HAMDEN           (  17:27  1:27:14   0:55)
  5.   134  FAIRFIELD PREP   (  17:27  1:27:13   1:09)
  6.   157  BRANFORD         (  17:31  1:27:32   2:03)
  7.   170  DANIEL HAND      (  17:42  1:28:30   0:52)
  8.   176  GUILFORD         (  17:38  1:28:10   1:50)
  9.   239  FORAN            (  18:07  1:30:33   1:39)
 10.   240  SHELTON          (  18:03  1:30:13   2:10)
 11.   322  NORTH HAVEN      (  18:35  1:32:55   3:02)
 12.   351  NOTRE DAME-WEST  (  18:49  1:34:04   1:30)
 13.   356  JONATHAN LAW     (  18:59  1:34:51   2:23)
 14.   425  LYMAN HALL       (  19:27  1:37:11   2:00)
 15.   434  HILLHOUSE        (  19:29  1:37:24   1:42)
 16.   445  WILBUR CROSS     (  19:35  1:37:51   1:45)
 17.   446  SHEEHAN          (  19:36  1:37:59   2:01)
 18.   571  WEST HAVEN       (  21:37  1:48:04   3:54)
 19.   588  EAST HAVEN       (  21:48  1:48:58   2:38)

Oct 172014
 

Cross Country-DuluthThe 21st Annual Southern Connecticut Conference Cross Country Championship took place Friday, Oct. 17 at Hammonasset State Park, Madison. The Amity Girls finished second as a team behind Mercy in the 5 Kilometer competition.

Amity’s  Emily Criscuolo  finished fourth overall out of 116 runners.

  1.    53  MERCY            (  19:55  1:39:31   2:37)

 1      1  Mackenzie Pias            18:32    

 2      3  Bridgid Selfors            19:25     

 3      8  Talia Staiger                19:59     

 4     15  Hannah Albert           20:26

 5     26  Sarah Kohs                 21:09

 6   ( 28) Mia Tompkins          21:19

 7   ( 39) Madison Piel             22:00

  2.    78  AMITY            (  20:30  1:42:30   2:08)

  1      4  Emily Criscuolo          19:41    

  2      9  Lisa Gorham               20:05     

  3     10  Amanda Granados    20:15    

  4     20  Melissa Taggart        20:40

 5     35  Charlotte Gorham      21:49

 6   ( 37) Nicole Feng                21:58

 7   ( 61) Grace Leyden             23:03

  3.    97  GUILFORD         (  20:48  1:44:00   1:51)

  4.   118  CHESHIRE         (  21:00  1:44:58   2:21)

  5.   127  BRANFORD       (  21:07  1:45:31   2:30)

  6.   171  DANIEL HAND      (  21:38  1:48:10   2:10)

  7.   189  HAMDEN           (  21:54  1:49:27   2:47)

  8.   224  WILBUR CROSS     (  22:11  1:50:51   7:43)

  9.   244  SHELTON          (  22:29  1:52:24   2:30)

 10.   287  SACRED HEART ACA (  22:55  1:54:33   1:45)

 11.   292  NORTH HAVEN      (  22:57  1:54:44   3:38)

 12.   331  FORAN            (  23:22  1:56:47   3:55)

 13.   375  LYMAN HALL       (  23:59  1:59:52   3:48)

 14.   388  JONATHAN LAW     (  24:01  2:00:04   0:58)

 15.   423  SHEEHAN          (  24:21  2:01:45   2:06)

 16.   442  LAURALTON HALL   (  24:41  2:03:21   1:51)

 17.   472  EAST HAVEN       (  26:14  2:11:08   5:50)

Oct 162014
 

 

Orange Police recruits Ryan Miniaci, Christina Nicolia, Amable Colon, Denny Peterson

Orange Police recruits Ryan Miniaci, Christina Nicolia, Amable Colon, Denny Peterson

The Orange Police Department welcomes four Recruits who will start the Milford Regional Police Academy on Monday Oct. 20.

The four Recruits, Amable Colon, Denny Peterson, Christina Nicolia, Ryan Miniaci, come from varied backgrounds and experiences.

The Orange Police Department looks forward to their successfully completing the academy and joining the ranks.

 

Oct 162014
 

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UPDATE: 

A Yale University doctoral student hospitalized for treatment of Ebola-like symptoms has tested negative for the virus, according to Rick Fontana of the New Haven Emergency Management Department.

The student was admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital on Wednesday night and has been kept in isolation. He was one of two students to recently return from a trip to Liberia and exhibited no symptoms upon his arrival back in the U.S., officials said Thursday.

Original Story:

For everyone who’s poo-pooed the idea of the Ebola virus becoming a threat in Connecticut, read this.

Late last night, a person arrived at Yale-New Haven Hospital exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms, according to a statement that the hospital released this morning.

The hospital has not confirmed or ruled out any diagnosis yet. But as part of the hospital’s standard protocol a HazMat team responded to the scene late Wednesday night and the patient was placed in isolation.

 

Oct 152014
 

IMG_5247The Lauralton Hall Crusaders made a splash in the Orange Town Pool as they challenged the undefeated Amity Lady Spartans Wednesday night, Oct. 15.

The Crusaders are good (8-2), but not good enough to beat Amity (11-0) this evening.

That’s not to say they didn’t give the Spartans a real challenge: Amity won its 44th consecutive meet by a very short margin 94.5 – 89.5

Amity’s Winning Events

200 yard Medley Relay: A-1:54.42 Maggie Lasto, Megan Lasto, Kate Alvarado, Dana Chung

200 Freestyle: A- 1:59.11 Madeline Snow

200 IM: LH- 2:14.31 Elizabeth Sargent

50 yard Freestyle: A-24.67 Dana Chung

Diving: A- 180.25 Alyssa Mencucci

100 yard Freestyle: A- 54.03 Dana Chung

500 yard Freestyle: A- 5:24.49 Madeline Snow

200 yard Freestyle Relay: A- 1:42.84 Maggie Lasto, Megan Lasto, Madeline Snow, Dana Chung

Lauralton Hall’s Winning Events

100 yard Butterfly: LH-1:01.43 Elizabeth Sargent

100 yard Backstroke: LH- 1:02.65 Kaitlin Joy

100 yard Breaststroke: LH- 1:11.28 Dakota Meyer

400 yard Freestyle Relay: LH- 3:52.00 Elizabeth Sargent, Haleigh McLaughlin, Katherine Begg, Kaitlin Joy

Oct 152014
 

Redfish-Grill-300x223Nearly two months ago, at the end of August, I noticed that a “Yelp” posting erroneously had the Redfish Grill on the Boston Post Road listed as “Closed.”

The restaurant continued to serve customers for another few weeks, but today, a reader asked if they were closed, stating that the blinds were shut tight, the lights were off and there wasn’t even one car in the parking lot. She said she thought there was a note on the door, but from the road, she couldn’t read what it said.

First, I called, which is what I did after I saw the Yelp listing in August — but this time no one answered.

So, I drove by there with my dog tonight and sure enough, the place was dark and a standard 8.5 x 11 -inch piece of paper with the word “Closed” printed on it, was taped to the front door.

It looks like the Redfish Grill IS Closed now, but seafood lovers don’t fret, there’s a new restaurant in town called The Clam Digger that people are already raving about, and another called the South Sea Grill (I think) that should be opening soon, if it’s not already.