Apr 262015

lee712f45-m0oSpectacular, contemporary William Mack-designed home sited on a large, private, sylvan lot. See it at 344 West River Road, Orange, Sunday, April 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Sunny, spacious, open main level in the shape of an 8-angled half-circle with beamed ceiling. Living area and dining area separated by a stone chimney with fireplaces on both sides. Wraparound deck for lots of light. Renovated galley kitchen is a cook’s delight. Huge office/library in the lower level with natural light and exterior door.

Energy efficient structure and mechanicals, multi-zoned. Loads of closet space throughout, 3-bay garage under the house, additional 3 bays and workshop in a detached building. Could be purchased with adjacent .95 acre lot.

Has Central Air. Comes with dishwasher, washer, dryer, oven/range, refrigerator.

Sewage System: Septic


Offered by Betsy Grauer Realty, Inc for $699,500.

Agent Katherine Bennett

MLS N10037155

Apr 262015

Screen Shot 2015-04-26 at 9.47.05 AMMildred Carmela Sileo Donohue, 91, of Hamden, passed away peacefully April 23, 2015 at the Whitney Center. She was the devoted wife of 60 years of the late John J. Donohue Jr.

She was born July 11, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY, to the late Joseph E. and Josephine (Albano) Sileo Sr. She received her B.A. from Queens College in 1944. She met her future husband, John Joseph Donohue Jr., at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, where they both earned master’s degrees. She worked for AT&T during the war years until 1951.

In the 1960’s, Mildred went back to school, received her master of library science from Southern Connecticut State University, and became a school media specialist in the Orange School System. She assisted her husband in his work in the Democratic Party and the Caucus of Connecticut Democrats to promote social justice and good government. Mildred also did considerable volunteer work in Orange, at the Orange Teachers League (president); at the Mary L. Tracy School (library volunteer); the Orange Scholarship Committee; and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary (president, secretary, and Girls State).

Bear Springs Camp in Rome, Maine, was the family’s summer retreat for many years. Mildred and John traveled to Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Canada, Scandinavia, and of course within the US. In 2004, she and John moved from Orange to the Whitney Center in Hamden, where she was active in the Library Committee, Lecture Committee, and Residents’ Council.

She spent her last few months in the Whitney Center’s Health Center, where doctors, nurses and aides gave expert and loving care. Mildred will be truly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her children, Jeanne D. Miner and her husband Bruce of Wethersfield; John J. Donohue III and his wife Maureen of Stanford, CA; her six grandchildren: Julia C. Perez of Milford and husband Will; Kevin B. Miner and wife Nicole of the Bronx, NY; Alison K. Miner of Newington; Lauren E. Donohue of Redwood City, CA; and Aidan and Patrick Donohue of Stanford, CA; and three great-grandchildren: Anthony, Adrianna, and Joey. She is also survived by her sister, Marie Calamari and husband Joseph of Garden City, NY; and her beloved nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph E. Sileo Jr. and Robert Sileo, who died in infancy, and her cousin, Michael G. (Eddy) Sileo, who was raised as a brother.

Friends and family may call on Sunday, April 26th from 5-8 p.m. at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 27th at 10 a.m. at Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Road, Orange, (MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH). Burial will follow at Orange Center Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mildred’s name to Save The Children, 501 Kings Highway E, Fairfield, CT, 06880.

To leave online condolences, visit www.codywhitefuneralhome.com.

Apr 262015

thCongregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road will host its Adult Education Movie Of the Month (today) Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m.
“Nora’s Will” is a heart-warming, humorous, award-winning  film.
When Joseph’s ex-wife Nora passes away before Passover, Joseph gradually realizes that he is part of Nora’s plan to bring her estranged family together, posthumously, for a Passover Seder. This, in turn, leads him to re-discover their undying friendship.
(1 hour 32 minutes; Mexican film with subtitles)
Nora’s Will” will be followed by a brief discussion led by Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus


Apr 252015


Orange Fire Station #2

On March 4, the Orange Fire Department took delivery of a 2014 Smeal pumper with a 1,500 GPM pump and 1,000 gal tank of water. The new Engine 34 will replace the old 1987 truck.

Chief John Knight announced this at the Annual Firemen’s Dinner.

On Sunday, April 26 at 4 p.m. the OVFD will have the new truck blessed at Fire Station #2 on the Boston Post Road, and then take a department photo as they celebrate their 90th anniversary of serving the community.


Apr 242015

IMG_1035Don’t miss the Friends of the Library Book Sale, Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thousands of books, tapes, cds, vinyl records, cassettes, sheet music, bargain books, children’s books, science fictions and so much more.

If you’ve never been to the book sale, make a space in your schedule for it — you won’t be disappointed.

Apr 242015

After two weeks of non-stop renovation work, Nuvita Frozen Yogurt and Cafe, 35 Old Tavern Road, this afternoon, received it’s certificate of occupancy from the Orange Fire Marshal’s Office.

With new floors, a fresh coat of paint, revamped floor plan and the appearance of much more space, the area’s best froyo shop will be open for business this afternoon. Probably by 3 p.m.

Deputy Fire Marshal Jamie Vincent left the building around 1:17 pm. and by 1:30 p.m. the machines which had been thoroughly cleaned yesterday, were running again and mixing the yogurt.

Owner Jason Moon has been turning potential customers away for two weeks, as recently as 1:35 p.m. and it’s “killing” him. He can’t wait for everyone to start coming back on a regular basis to see what he and his family have done to the place and to enjoy their frozen treats again.

Apr 222015

Staneski_Fire_service_DayIn celebration of Fire Service Day at the State Capitol, State Rep. Pam Staneski (R-119) met with Deputy Fire Chief Vaughan Dumas of the Orange Volunteer Fire Department on April 22nd.

Deputy Chief Dumas had the opportunity to discuss pending legislation with Rep. Staneski. Additionally Staneski was asked to support funding for the state fire schools.

“I’m so glad I was able to talk to the Deputy Chief Dumas. Hearing from constituents advocating for or against specific pieces of legislation, especially from an expert in the field of fire service, helps me do my job better,” said Rep. Staneski.

Some of the other bills that the may be considered this legislative session, pertaining to the fire service are:

·         HB-5871, An Act Concerning Workers’ Compensation Coverage For Current And Former Uniformed Members Of Paid Municipal Or Volunteer Fire Departments which would provide adequate workers’ compensation for current and former uniformed members of a paid municipal or volunteer fire department who suffer from certain diseases as a result of performing their jobs.

·         SB-902, An Act Concerning Workers’ Compensation Coverage For Police Officers, Firefighters And Emergency Medical Services Providers With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder which would provide workers’ compensation coverage to police officers and firefighters suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a direct result of witnessing the death of a human being or the immediate aftermath of such death.

·         HB-6776, An Act Concerning Just Cause Dismissals for Municipal Fire Chiefs, requires a showing of just cause for municipal fire chief dismissals.

·         HB-5921, An Act Requiring the Display of House Numbers which would require homeowners to prominently display the street number assigned to their home.

Apr 222015

Anne Tetamore, Senior Marketing Manager, Frontier; Kira Howell, Regional VP of Marketing, Frontier; Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch; Frank, Frontier’s Spokesbuffalo; Gregg Dancho, Director, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo; Randy Fiveash, Director, Connecticut Office of Tourism; Mike Dunn, Congressman Jim Himes’ Office along with local children visiting the zoo.

Anne Tetamore, Senior Marketing Manager, Frontier; Kira Howell, Regional VP of Marketing, Frontier; Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch; Frank, Frontier’s Spokesbuffalo; Gregg Dancho, Director, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo; Randy Fiveash, Director, Connecticut Office of Tourism; Mike Dunn, Congressman Jim Himes’ Office along with local children visiting the zoo.

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), a leading provider of communications services throughout 28 states and headquartered in Connecticut since 1946, kicked off a two-year sponsorship of the popular American Bison Exhibit with a celebration at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo on Wednesday, April 22.

Mayor Bill Finch joined members of the zoo’s board of directors and representatives from Frontier for the launch event to mark the beginning of the partnership.  Randy Fiveash, Director of the State’s Office of Tourism, Mike Dunn from Congressman Himes’ Office and representatives from Bridgeport’s Office of Planning and Economic Development also were in attendance.

In addition to the sponsorship of the exhibit, Frontier is offering its customers and employees a 15 percent discount on admission to the zoo now through October 2015. In order to receive the discount, Frontier customers must present a bill; employees need to bring their work ID badges when purchasing tickets.

Regular Admission:

Adult Admission (ages 12 & older) = $14.00  -15% discount = $11.90
Child Admission (ages 3 -11) = $11.00
IMG_0267Senior Admission (62 & older) = $11.00  -15% discount = $9.35
Under 3 years = FREE
Connecticut Zoological Society Members = FREE

“We’re excited to partner with a state treasure like Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo to sponsor the American Bison Exhibit,” said Kira Howell, Regional Vice President of Marketing at Frontier. “With warm weather finally making its way to the state, we hope our customers and employees will take advantage of the discount offered to them for a day of outdoor fun with their families!”

The American Bison Exhibit features the zoo’s largest residents, a pair of bison best friends named Dakota and Sweet Pea. The impressive size and speed of these two make it one of the zoo’s most popular and well-visited attractions. Frontier’s Spokesbuffalo Frank was on hand for today’s kickoff celebration, and enjoyed getting to know his like-minded friends Dakota and Sweet Pea, as well as posing for photos with the zoo’s guests.

“We have been working with Frontier for the past few months brainstorming ways to help the community take advantage of all the zoo has to offer,” said Gregg Dancho, Director of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. “Frontier is an excellent community partner and we look forward to welcoming their customers and employees to the zoo in the coming months.”


Apr 222015

11029908_1605617299707501_4512672772189853370_nThe Orange Recycling Committee works hard to get the word out about the importance of recycling and ways to help the environment.

This week, they posted 7 individual links on their Facebook page so Orange residents could have all of the RECYCLING INFO AT YOUR FINGERTIPS!

Here is the list:

> BIN — http://bit.ly/in-the-bin
> ELECTRONICS — http://bit.ly/E-recycling-Orange
> PAINT — http://bit.ly/paint-recycling-info
> HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTE — http://bit.ly/HazWasteRecycle
> WIRE HANGERS — http://bit.ly/hangers-recycling
> SHOES — http://bit.ly/shoe-recycling
> WOOD & MORE — http://bit.ly/wood-materials-recycling
> OUR WEBSITE — http://bit.ly/OrangeRecycling

And If you don’t have Facebook or lose track of this list, simply click on the Orange Recycling Committee AD on the right side of this page, it’s linked to that information.

Remember, Orange Live does not trash any published stories. If you ever need anything, just do a search in the box at the top of the page and you should be able to find whatever you’re looking for – even if it was the first story put online in May 2012.

Apr 222015

Screen Shot 2015-04-22 at 1.12.58 AMRegistrars of Voters are conducting the annual voter canvass of registered voters who have moved within town or moved out of during the past year. All of the canvass mailings were sent out by March 20, 2015 and voters are requested to verify the information and return the form within 30 days.

The canvass is conducted each year in accordance with Connecticut General Statues, Sections 9-32, 9-35, and Connecticut Regulations 9-32-1 to 9-32-9.

Please refer any questions relating to the canvass to the Orange Registrars of Voters daily from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., at 203-891-4767.