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BREAKING: Edge Fitness Club Evacuated (Updated)

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Apr 232018
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department is on the scene an “Unknown Odor” investigation at 50 Boston Post Road, Orange.

A member/resident said firefighters were looking at the fan in the ceiling for a few minutes before they evacuated the building.

Around 9 p.m. Staff and members of the EDGE Fitness Club were evacuated from the building while firefighters worked to find the source of the odor.

We will have more information when it becomes available.

Here is a submitted photo from one of the members. 

At 9:35 p.m. firefighters let everyone return inside. 

Aaaand, Here’s Another One. Do You Know This Cat?

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Apr 232018
 

An Englewood Drive resident found this cat on her back deck today. Does he/she look familiar to you?

Please comment on our Facebook page so we may be able to reunite this kitty with its family.

Last Chance To Register For Tuesday’s Morning Jolt

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Apr 232018
 

The Orange Chamber of Commerce invites all local business owners to join in Coffee and Conversation at Eli’s Restaurant, 285 Boston Post Road, Orange, on Tuesday, April 24 from 8 to 9 a.m.

Bring your business cards and be ready to network with other business professionals.

Get leads and meet other Chamber Businesses.

This event is Free and OPEN to local businesses.

RSVP today to director@orangectchamber.com

This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedules

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Apr 232018
 

Following is the Amity Varsity Sports Schedule for the week of April 23-28.

Monday, April 23

Boys Golf vs Cheshire HOME at The Tradition at Oak Lane Country Club, Woodbridge 2:30 p.m.

Girls Golf vs Daniel Hand AWAY at Madison Country Club 2:30 p.m.

Baseball vs Notre Dame-West Haven HOME at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs Foran HOME at Amity Tennis Courts 3:45 p.m.

Girls Tennis vs Jonathan Law HOME at Amity Tennis Courts 3:45 p.m.

Softball vs Cheshire AWAY at Cheshire High  4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24

Boys Golf vs Notre Dame-West Haven HOME – The Tradition at Oak Lane C.C. – Woodbridge 2:45 p.m.

Boys Outdoor Track vs Shelton, Notre Dame-West Haven AWAY – Shelton High School Track 3:45 p.m.
Girls Outdoor Track v. Shelton AWAY – Shelton High School Track 3:45 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Guilford HOME – Amity High School – Field # 3 3:45 p.m.

Unified Sports Volleyball SCC Unified Volleyball Tournament HOME –  at Amity 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25

Boys Golf vs Xavier AWAY Portland Golf Club 2:30 p.m.

Girls Golf vs Cheshire HOME Racebrook CC Orange 3:30 p.m.

Baseball vs Fairfield Prep HOME at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs Branford AWAY Branford HS Tennis Courts 3:45 p.m.

Softball vs East Haven HOME at Amity 4:15 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Oxford HOME at Amity 5:15 p.m.

Thursday, April 26

Boys Tennis vs North Haven AWAY No. Haven Athletic Complex 3:45 p.m.

Girls Tennis vs Branford AWAY Branford HS Tennis Courts 3:45 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse vs Pomperaug HOME at Amity 4 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Sacred Heart Academy AWAY Sacred Heart 4 p.m.

Softball vs Mercy AWAY at Mercy 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 27

Girls Tennis vs Hamden AWAY – Hamden HS Tennis Courts 3:45 p.m.

Baseball vs Sheehan AWAY – Sheehan HS Neubauer Field 4:00 p.m.

Boys Outdoor Track O’Grady Relays AWAY- Danbury HS  4:00 p.m.

Boys Outdoor Track Penn Relays, AWAY Univ. of Pennsylvania TBA

Boys Volleyball vs Shelton HOME at Amity 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, April 28

Boys Outdoor Track O’Grady Relays AWAY Danbury HS 9 a.m.

Girls Outdoor Track O’Grady Relays AWAY Danbury HS 9 a.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Norwalk AWAY Norwalk High School 7 p.m.

 

Open House: Check Out This House! Seriously! So Much More Than Meets The Eye

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Apr 222018
 

Stop by 382 Timberlane Drive today from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. to see your future home.

Remarkably bright, spacious 4,060sq ft  bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, contemporary colonial with flexible floor plan! Open concept with living room generously proportioned dining room and eat in kitchen open to the massive great room with vaulted ceilings and sliders to large multi-tiered deck. The living room offers cathedral wood slate ceiling, fireplace, and built-ins.

Two separate and private master bedroom suites on the first floor, both with generous full baths. One suite offers a dressing/sitting room/office.

Additional bedroom, office, loft and full bath on the upper level. Recreation room in lower level.

This home is on a sought-after culdesac street in central Orange.

Large level lot, partially fenced. Lower Level not included in the square footage. Freshly painted interior and refinished hardwood floors (on the first floor), ready for your updates and personal touches!

New gravel driveway being installed.

Asking Price $450,000.

BREAKING: Fatal Accident On Marsh Hill Road

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Apr 212018
 

Emergency crews reported to a three-car accident on Marsh Hill Road near Dichello Distributors around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.

According to residents, the Orange Volunteer Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to cut open one vehicle. And, our sources said, there was at least one fatality.

The Orange Police Department has no additional information at this time, but it appears that this section of the road will be closed during the accident investigation.

Orange Live will publish more on this incident as it becomes available.

 

Don’t Throw Away Your Bertucci’s Gift Certificates, There Is A Silver Lining

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Apr 182018
 

The corner of Peck Lane and the Boston Post Road is darker with the closing of Bertucci’s.

The Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, Orange, has announced that it will honor valid Bertucci’s gift certificates until Sunday, July 1.

Owner Jim Hassenmayer said, “We’ve got great food and a nice selection of beverages. This offer does not include tax, gratuity or alcoholic beverages. Because we cannot determine what the value might be of a gift card we will have to assume a maximum value of $25. Hopefully, this lessens the pain a little.”

So stop by the Ale House, relax at a quiet table in the rear dining room, or gather with friends in a booth or one of the tall tables in the big room and discover what regular customers already know about the great menu items the restaurant has to offer.

If you like the bar scene and haven’t tried the Orange Ale House yet, this is a great time to find out what it’s all about.

 

This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedule

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Apr 162018
 

Following is the Amity Varsity sports schedule for the week of April Vacation (April 16-21).

Monday, April 16

All events canceled due to the weather.

Tuesday, April 17

Boys Outdoor Track vs Xavier, Jonathan Law, Wilbur Cross AWAY at Xavier 3:45 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse (1-3) vs Fairfield Prep (1-2) HOME at Amity 4 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs East Lyme AWAY East Lyme Turf Field 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18

Baseball vs Career Magnet HOME at Amity 12 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs Xavier HOME Amity Tennis Courts 3:45 p.m.

Girls Tennis vs Shelton HOME at Amity Tennis Courts 3:45 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse vs Jonathan Law HOME at Amity 4 p.m.

Softball vs Hamden HOME at Amity 4 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Daniel Hand HOME Amity gym 5:15 p.m.

Thursday, April 19

Baseball vs Daniel Hand AWAY at Daniel Hand 3:45 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs North Haven AWAY North Haven Athletic Complex 3:45 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Foran AWAY at Foran High School Turf Field 3:45 p.m.

Girls Outdoor Track vs Mercy, Wilbur Cross, Daniel Hand AWAY at Xavier 3:45 p.m.

Softball vs Shelton AWAY at Shelton Softball Field 3:45 p.m.

Friday, April 20

Girls Tennis vs Sacred Heart Academy AWAY at Hamden Middle School 11:30 a.m.

Softball vs Sacred Heart Academy HOME at Amity 2:30 p.m.

Baseball vs Jonathan Law HOME at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs East Haven HOME at Amity Tennis Courts 3:45 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Masuk AWAY Masuk High School 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, April 21

Boys Outdoor Track Lawmen Froshmore Invite AWAY Jonathan Law 10 a.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Sheehan HOME at Amity 10 a.m.

Boys Lacrosse vs Brookfield AWAY Brookfield High Stadium 1 p.m.

 

Bertucci’s Closes Orange Restaurant, 14 Other Locations

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Apr 162018
 

As residents and passersby drove along the 500 block of the Boston Post Road today, it was hard to miss a change in the landscape.

All of the signs, at Bertucci’s Restaurant, 550 Boston Post Road, including the big square one near the street and all identifiers on the building itself, are gone.

Bertucci’s based in Boston filed for bankruptcy protection and closed a total of 15 locations, including three in CT: Orange, Southington, and Manchester, all were stripped of identifying markers and quietly shut down.

No one in the Town Hall was notified, including First Selectman Jim Zeoli, who said he’d only heard about it from a resident and me today. Most employees were informed on Sunday night that this was their last service.

The Newington Restaurant was spared, as were 59 other locations up and down the east coast.

The casual family-friendly eatery will be missed, especially by those of us who contributed to the decor when the restaurant contacted us for photos for their wall murals. My favorites were those that I took of then K-9 officer Mike Kosh and his handsome partner, the late Maximus (Max to those who knew him and loved him.) And a huge photo on the opposite wall of members of the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.  Both graced the front foyer.

Bertucci’s was a go-to place for fundraising events, the police department had Tip-a-Cop fundraisers, Schools, Scout Troops, church organizations and so many more loved this Restaurant.

 

 

 

The 2018 Best Places To Live List Is Out…Where Did Your Hometown Rank?

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Apr 162018
 

You live in Orange because you love it. It offers good schools, a nice atmosphere, fun events, a great police department, etc. But where did it rank in the latest NICHE list of Best Places To Live In Connecticut?

Well, it wasn’t in the top 5, but Woodbridge was. Actually, Woodbridge ranked fifth in the state. On its report card, our fellow Amity town received high grades: A+ for Public Schools and Good for Families, B= for Housing, Crime and Safety, and Diversity, and a B- for Nightlife. It is the #8 Best Place To Retire in CT and the #12 Best Place to Raise A Family in CT.

That said, where did Orange fall in line this year? Orange is ranked #22. On its report card, Orange also received impressive grades: A+ for Public Schools and Good for Families, B+ for Nightlife, Solid Bs for Housing, Crime and Safety, and Diversity. Overall grade is A.

Click on the links above and see the entire NICHE list and how the rankings are determined.