Mar 302015

$_35A bill that would ban people from smoking inside a vehicle when there’s a child inside is progressing through the Connecticut legislative process.

State Rep. Henry Genga (D-Hartford) said overwhelming medical research favors the ban. Many Connecticut parents agree.

Several states have a similar ban in effect, including Arkansas, Maine, California and Louisiana.

Lawmakers also are moving along legislation that would prohibit people from smoking electronic or vapor cigarettes in certain places, including restaurants, bars and retail food stores. Proponents said they worry about the possible harmful effects of vaping.

One local business that got a jump on this safety issue is the Orange Ale House which has had no smoking/vaping signs posted throughout the building for more than a month.

The bills both passed in the Public Health Committee. Now the bills will move to the House for further action.

Under one bill, someone could no longer smoke in a vehicle if there’s child inside, riding in a child car seat.

First-time violators would face a written warning, while subsequent violators would face an infraction, punishable by a fine.

Mar 302015

A satellite image of the Orange Transfer Station.

A satellite image of the Orange Transfer Station.

When you think of a meeting place, you may envision a coffee shop or favorite restaurant, but in Orange, the Transfer Station, end of South Orange Center Road (Behind Home Depot) seems to be the most popular place by far.

Around Mother’s Day, the Rotary Club goes there to sell any remaining roses from their fundraiser. During Election Season, candidates flock there to meet their constituents. 
The Transfer Station is a very big part of many residents’ regular Saturday routine, and an important portion of the announcements at the Board of Selectmen’s meetings during the holiday season.
The Transfer Station is a place where you can get rid of your “white” items: refrigerators; washers; dryers; and dishwashers. Brush from your yard and recyclables that didn’t make the pickup as well as your trash.
Orange also is one of only 6 states currently participating in the PaintCare recycling program.
• This site accepts latex and oil-based house paint, stains and varnish in containers up to 5 gallons in size.
• This site DOES NOT ACCEPT aerosols (spray paint or other spray products), containers without original labels, or containers that are leaking.
• This site DOES ACCEPT empty paint containers.
Click HERE for complete details.
The Transfer Station is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed on Sunday.
Questions? Call 203-891-4712

Mar 302015

00409-chick1All lots of Silver Lake brand Easter Egg Cookies, NET WT. 8 OZ (226g), have been voluntarily recalled due to undeclared egg (Allergen) in the ingredients. For people who have an allergy or a severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these cookies. The cookies are safe for consumption by those who do not have egg allergies.

The recalled Easter Egg Cookies were primarily sold to supermarkets in the following states: MN, WI, NY, GA, IL,CT, PA, MA, and IN.

There are no reported illnesses to date associated with this recall.

The Easter Egg Cookies were sold under The Silver Lake label with the UPC code of: 0 37695 49817 1

Customers with an egg allergy who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it. Consumers with a questions can call Silver Lake Cookie Company at 1-800-645-9048 x263, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST.

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

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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.