Mar 302015

DSC099531The date for the 14th Annual Orange Business & Community Expo has been set for Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

It will once again be held at the High Plains Community Center.

Orange Live will provide additional details as they become available.

Call 203-891-1045 to reserve your booth today or e-mail [email protected].

Also consider if you would like to be a sponsor of this year’s Expo.


Originally Published on: Jan 5, 2015 @ 11:20

Mar 292015

Stunning, inside and out

Stunning, inside and out

595 Cedar Grove, Orange

STOP Looking! Custom Colonial located on Cul-De-Sac in Private Broadview Subdivision.

Grand 2 Story Entry Foyer, Architectural Windows, Gourmet eat in kitchen w/ Granite countertops, Pantry & High End appliances w/ Slider to 2 Tier Deck w/ Jacuzzi Tub , Open fireplace, living room w/ fireplace, dining room  w/ Crown Molds & Chair Rail, Den, 3-4 Bed, 3 Full Baths, Master Suite.

Finished Media Room in lower level, Bonus Room, Pocket & French Solid  Core Doors, hard wood floors, 2 Car Garage, C AIR, City Water, Private Location, Walk to Trails & Golf Course.

All the Bells & Whistles. Seeing is Believing!

Offered by Property World.

Move in condition 2,712 Sq Ft home on 1.81 acres. Offered for $519,000 (Reduced by $999).

Elementary School: Turkey Hill Middle School: Amity High School: Amity

Mar 252015

email-iconTo Orange Live Mail Subscribers: 

At the end of every month I field questions from e-mail blast subscribers as to “Why haven’t I gotten my morning e-mail?”

In Short, because I don’t want to charge Orange Live readers for the service.

This is the explanation the “blast company” — MailChimp provided: “MailChimp’s Forever Free plan allows you to send 12,000 total emails a month to up to 2,000 subscribers. When taking a look into the account, it looks like the subscriber count is below the 2,000 subscriber limit. However, this month, the account has sent close to 12,000 emails. So, in order to continue sending this month, the account will need to be upgraded to one of our paid plans.”

I personally don’t have money to put into yet another bill and I think it’s terrible to ask readers to pay for the service ($5 – $10 year).

So all I ask is that everyone make it a habit to bookmark Orangectlive.com on their computer and check it each day as part of their daily routine.

The e-mail service will automatically begin again at the start of a new month — March — and run steadily through the 23rd before it cuts off again.

I know some see this as an inconvenience, but, it’s my way of saving you money. Please be patient and come back daily to see what’s new on Orange Live.

Thank You!

Terri Miles, Editor

Mar 242015

Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 10.52.10 PMAlthough a formal notice has not been released yet, Orange Live has received word from several sources that Amity Principal Charles Britton will be leaving Amity for another job at the end of June.

We reached out to Britton for comment on Tuesday afternoon, but have yet to receive a response.

Word is that he will be going to Sacred Heart.

We will have more on this story as soon as we receive an official notice.

Mar 242015

11069266_795787230474701_7060743136990343596_nOrange Police Investigators worked through the night and at 3:30 a.m. today took two suspects into custody.

Police continued their investigation and received information from witnesses and the public throughout the evening hours.  An anonymous tip led officers to several Facebook pages where they were able to identify the suspect,Brian Gittings, 27, of 19 Trolley Bridge Road, Shelton, and the driver of the getaway car, Amy Miranti, 23, of 47 Pine Street, Trumbull.

Shelton Police Detective Chris Nugent assisted in the investigation along with members of the Shelton Police Department where the suspect was taken into custody by Orange Detectives.  Both Gittings and Miranti have criminal historys.

Both were charged with third-degree robbery, fourth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny and held on $25,000.00 bond. They will be 20695_795787237141367_224289534460672699_narraigned in Derby Superior court this morning.

“This is an example of using good old fashion police work combined with today’s social media that led to the successful  and quick arrests in this case.  The Orange Police want to thank the public for spreading the word on yesterdays robbery and calling in leads to Investigators,”  said Assistant Chief Anthony Cuozzo.

Lieutenant Andrew Steinbrick and Detective Brian Petrucelli led the investigation.


Mar 232015

10981442_795596160493808_6445866158423979556_nThe Orange Police investigation into today’s bank robbery revealed that the suspect had visited the Webster Bank branch earlier today.

The suspect, seen in the attached photo, was wearing the same, or similar sweat pants but a different jacket and hoodie.

Witnesses observed the suspect in a black Nissan Altima with front end damage around 2:30 p.m. along with an unknown female.

Mar 232015

IMG_6087On Monday night, Amity High School hosted its annual College Fair in the school gym from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The fair gave students access to representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities in one convenient location.

In just the first 15 minutes more than 50 students, some with their parents, some flying solo flocked to the fair and began picking up brochures and asked the reps all the important questions.

The event was free and open to the public.


Mar 232015

1517397_795532930500131_6636390117924129580_nAs Orange Live reported in a Breaking News Brief, the Webster Bank at 247 Boston Post Road, Orange was robbed today, March 23, at 4:48 p.m.

According to police, a lone white male entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money.

The teller complied and the male left the branch on foot with an undetermined amount of money.

Orange Police received a hold-up alarm at 4:50 p.m.  Uniformed Patrol officers and Detectives arrived on scene and were advised that the suspect had left on foot in an unknown direction.  A canvas of the neighborhood revealed the suspect was last seen heading north on Racebrook Road on foot.  A Milford Police K-9 did a track that ended on Racebrook Road near Neenan Road.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 5 foot 6 inches tall, 25 years of age, wearing gray sweatpants, a light blue hooded sweatshirt, black knit cap, scarf and gray/black knit gloves and black sneakers.

The Connecticut Bankers Reward Association is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

Mar 232015

police carOrange Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at Webster Bank on the Boston Post Road around 4:45 p.m.

The bank will be closed during the investigation.

Orange Live is awaiting official notification before we release any further information regarding this case.