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.


Sep 142014

IMG_9233Come down to Blue Check Deli, 382 Amity Road, Woodbridge from 10 a.m – 1 p.m. for a fundraising car wash. 

For just $5, the Amity girls Field Hockey team will wash your car.

The girls also are selling baked goods. 

The proceeds will help support the 2014 Field Hockey Team.

Sep 122014


Amity Spartans Football Sponsored by Dental Smiles

The Amity Spartans had a tough opponent for their first regular season game at Seymour on Sept. 11.

The varsity team, which lost 18 players to graduation in June, played hard, and they played like a team — a positive reflection on the coaching staff.

Seymour got the party started with 3-yard touchdown pass from Seymour quarterback Jaylen Kelley to Matt Vartelas with just 5:26 left in the first quarter. Chase Desautels’s kick was good and the quarter ended with a score of 7-0.

The Wildcats runningback Joey Salemme #5, a junior, got his hands on the ball and every time, he ran like the wind. Sslemme seemed unstoppable, although the Spartans did take him down a few times.

At 9:54 in the second quarter Amity tied things up with an effortless 53 yard run by Matt Attolino, Jordan D’Onofrio’s kick was good.

Then Seymour pulled ahead again with Salemme’s 48 yard run and Desautels’s kick, with just 8:02 remaining in the quarter.

Salemme did it again with a 13-yard run, and Desautels’s kick with 1:58 left.

Amity answered with a 1-yard run by Dchaun Wilson with just seconds remaining on the clock, but the kick failed.

The half time score was 21-13 (Seymour)

Just 3 minutes into the third quarter, Salemme was at it again, racing down the field for 49 yards widening the margin to 27-13.

Unfortunately, both teams received penalties when a fight broke out and Seymour’s Lineman Brandon Otero and Amity’s Jesse Kwolek both will miss next week’s games after being ejected from this game.

After the scuffle, DeVito made a 12-yard pass to Matt Attolino and D’Onofrio’s kick was good bringing the third quarter score to 27-20

In the fourth quarter, Salemme made a 53-yard touchdown giving Seymour a 33-20 lead with just 2:12 left on the clock.

Even so, the Spartans refused to give up. The team rallied and DeVito made a 32-yard touchdown pass to Matt Attolino, D’Onofrio’s kick was good, narrowing the margin to 33-27.

Team records: Seymour 1-0; Amity 0-1

Sep 102014

z93co67sk2128859Orange Cub Scout Pack 925 is hosting a Join Scouting Night tonight, Sept. 10 at Turkey Hill School at 6:30 p.m.

Boys in grades 1-3 at Turkey Hill and their parents are invited to come out and get information about Cub Scouting at THS and join the pack.

Many wonderful Boy Scouts started their scouting experience as Tiger Cubs and went on to achieve the top rank of Eagle, which opened doors when they applied to colleges and high paying jobs.

Pack 925 offers boys many memorable opportunities. Come out tonight and  learn more.

Personal note: When you purchase your blue scout shirt make sure it’s big enough to last a few years. They’re well-made and will easily last three years.


Sep 102014

IMG_8547Amity hosted Mercy of Middletown in the first regular girls varsity soccer game of the 2014 season.

See photos from this game HERE.

The Tigers had no “Mercy” on the Lady Spartans, winning the match-up 3-0.

Amity Goalie Zoey Reed gave her usual ambitious performance, making 16 saves.

For the Tigers, Haley Vanty (#14) made 2 goals, Olivia Oxycz (#2) had 1 goal and 1 assist, and Ryan Miela (#12) made 2 assists.

Ozycz also is credited with 9 shots, Vanty made 4 shots.

Mercy’s Goalkeeper Alyssa Morrissey made 4 saves.

Team Records: Mercy 1-0; Amity 0-1

Sep 092014

20140909_012007_resizedThe Full Corn Moon lived up to its name last night, peeking from behind the clouds to illuminate the earth.

The most amazing thing about this full moon event though, was the appearance of the clouds at around 1:30 a.m.

If anyone can identify these cotton ball-like clouds, I’d appreciate knowing more about them.

Meteorologist Kevin Arnone, can you help?