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Welcome To La Famiglia Vincenzo, Your New Favorite Restaurant

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Jul 272016

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 1.27.29 PMWhen Orange resident Carol Gloria opened her restaurant La Famiglia Vincenzo at 1573 Boston Post Road, Milford, (across from PC Richard), in 2015, she wanted to offer guests a place to enjoy a quality meal at an affordable price, in a family friendly setting.

La Famiglia Vincenzo features daily specials sure to attract anyone looking for a new favorite hang out.

On some days Gloria welcomes guest bartenders. Any man or woman (of legal age) with the desire and talent is invited to take his or her place behind the bar and share a signature drink. A photo of the guest bartender will be displayed on the wall of the bar too. If you are interested in this opportunity, call Rob (the House Bartender), at 203-951-0585.

The specials are well-received, reasonably priced and surely worth a visit.

Sunday — Brunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. $19.99

Monday — 1/2 prices bottles of wine and $8 pizza

Wednesday — $6 Martinis and $6 Meatballs

Thursday — beginning at 5 p.m. Prime Rib Dinner $19.99

Monday – Friday — Happy Hour 3 – 6:30 p.m. reduced drink and appetizer specials

La Famiglia also hosts private parties and special events.

If you’re looking for a nice place to have a birthday party, bridal or baby shower, retirement; graduation; engagement; or office party or have a sports team even, call 203-951-0585 for information on reserving the private room or dining room for your event.

Once you’ve tried La Famiglia Vincenzo, you will sure to come back. The food is delicious and the staff is knowledgable, attentive (without hovering) and absolutely delightful.

A very special event at La Famiglia

A very special event at La Famiglia


Orange Resident Completes A Very Important Eagle Project

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Jul 252016

Scout Jake Hollander and the sorting boxes he built for his Eagle Project.

Scout Jake Hollander and the sorting boxes he built for his Eagle Project.

If you have been at the Orange Fairgrounds since Thursday, July 21, you may have noticed something new and innovative near the pavilion — big chestnut brown and bright blue wooden boxes that will be a great help to town residents and the environment for years to come.

A few months ago, Boy Scout Jake Hollander, an Orange resident and member of Troop 1 in Milford, was getting ready to plan and execute his Eagle Scout project. Family friend Ilene Moyher, a member of the Orange Recycling Committee discussed the possibility of having him do a recycling-related project.
The Committee discussed the town’s recycling needs and with Jake and his mother, Patti in attendance at their meeting, everyone agreed that Jake would build sorters for the High Plains Community Center (HPCC) fairgrounds area.
The idea is to make it easy for people to recycle more during events and when using the field for any leisure activities. They are similar in concept to sorters that are becoming more commonplace at supermarkets, big box stores, and outdoor venues — and fit within the “single-stream recycling” set up that Orange has (via City Carting).
Jake volunteered to build four sorters. Moyher’s husband Mark helped him build a prototype, which the committee tested out and approved.  Jake and about 10 scouts from his troop, and about six adults got to work planning, constructing, painting and labeling the sorters. Mark Krom is his scout leader.
As a finishing touch, Bret Riley, an Eagle Scout who was part of Troop 1, and has a business called On Time on Route 34 in Derby, is donating plaques that will be added to each sorter.
The Rotary Club of Orange and the Orange Recycling Committee both helped fund the project. 
The ORC determined the colors for the sorters (blue for recycling and brown for trash), based on the colors of the residential recycling bins and the colors of trash bins people are used to seeing at HPCC.
The sorters are made of weather-resistant material to stand the test of time. They’re made of sturdy construction, eye-catching, and easy-to-use. The Parks Dept also was involved as it takes their cooperation in helping to make sure the sorters are placed in convenient places for use, and that they’re emptied.
Currently there are two sorters placed under the pavilion, and two are stored away for larger events.
 If you haven’t already seen them, you may take a peek during the Farmer’s Market on Thursday, or wait until the Firemen’s Carnival in August.

Young West Haven Man Killed In Crash On Route 34 Sunday Morning

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Jul 242016

(Photo by Orange Police Dept.)

(Photo by Orange Police Dept.)

Shortly after midnight Saturday night into Sunday morning, July 24, Orange Police responded to a serious motor vehicle crash on Derby Avenue, (Rt. 34), just west of the intersection of Racebrook Road, (Rt. 114).

The initial investigation showed that a black Honda Civic was headed westbound toward Derby at a high rate of speed when it lost control and left the roadway, making contact with a large boulder and a fence off the roadway.

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department responded to extricate the driver, Abraham Evans, 22, of West Haven from the wreck.

Evans was the only occupant of the vehicle and medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident or who may have information is asked to contact Officer John Reshotnik of Orange Police at 203-891-2130.


This press release is on the OPD Facebook Page.

Open House: 5 Bedroom, 3,491 Sq. Ft. Home On Orange Center, 12-2 p.m.

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Jul 242016

792d6632E34f4f8-N10152666Exceptional opportunity to own an outstanding 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home in Orange.
Mark Fagan will be your host at the open house at 471 Orange Center Road today from 12-2 p.m.
Beautifully updated, immaculate condition and tastefully decorated.
Five bedrooms on the main level, Master suite with Jacuzzi tub and balcony; Large eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Private office with separate entrance. Large formal living room with fireplace and formal dining room.
Open stairway to welcoming full basement with walk out family room, sauna room, full bathroom, two car garage and storage galore.
Second floor offers rare legal apartment with living room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom and two stairways. This unit can easily be rented as extra income or great space for in-laws or extended family. Additional walk-up attic offers future expansion possibilities.
Two decks overlook park like setting with 27 foot above ground pool with a third deck. Two central air units, architectural roof installed 2013.
Schedule your private viewing today. One year Home Warranty included! Three bedroom septic per town.

LETTER: Why I Am Running To Become Your State Senator

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Jul 232016

pat liberoTo the 14th District:

My family, like your families deserve better than they have been getting from our State Government. We are paying too high a price for decisions made by legislators who have been there too long, doing business the same old way.     

I felt compelled to run for State Senate because legislation, supported by career politicians, have put our state in crisis.  I am confident that I can bring the kind of experience that will help get us moving in the right direction.

I currently serve on the West Haven Board of Education, where I also served as Board Chairman.  This has been a wonderful and valuable growth experience, as was my career as a teacher, vice principal and principal in the West Haven school system.

Like you, I have been influenced by many people in my life, especially my family.  I learned much from my Mom and Dad, who were small business owners.  They taught me how to work hard, properly manage an organization and treat people well. Examples of courage, optimism, and perseverance came from my brothers and sisters. I have done my best to pass these life lessons to my own three children. 

In order to make an optimistic future for our families, we must take steps to avoid never-ending budget crises that force rash, unplanned cuts to important programs including support for mental health, municipal aid, and education.

We cannot continue to include wasteful and redundant spending in unrealistic budgets that spend more than we take in and over-tax our citizens. These poor decisions paint us as irresponsible and anti-business, eroding any confidence that our people and businesses have in their future here.

Legislation and policies supported by my opponent have helped to place us in this difficult position.

For those who know me, you know that I will give my all as your State Senator. I will work diligently to improve state government and increase opportunities for all of our citizens in Connecticut. I ask for your vote on November 8th.  We can get back on track and showcase what a great state we have!

Pat libero

Republican Candidate for State Senate 14th District

Announcing Zoey Girl Pet Services’ Hot Steamy Summer Special

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Jul 222016

zoey girlWith the hot, humid weather in the forecast for the following week, we and our pets really need a break.
Following is a message from Mae at Zoey Girl Pet Services, 185 Boston Post Road, Orange:
Hope all are able to get cool on these hot, steamy summer days either at the beach, in the pool or just inside in the AC!  Now is a GREAT time to bring your favorite canine to his favorite pet spa for his summer doo.
From now until the end of August, we at Zoey Girl are running our Hot, Steamy Summer Special, offering $5.00 off on any full groom or bath!!
A short cut is a great way to help your little buddy stay cool for the remainder of the season.  For the bigger guys, it’s a good time to get that bath that’s way overdo.
Give us a call or text us at 203-606-9220 to set an appointment and take advantage of the hot summer savings.
Here are a few cool tips for your pets on hot summer days:
1.)  Keep track and limit their time outside.
2.)  Do not leave them in the car for extended periods of time.
3.)  Spray them with water to keep them refreshed.
4.)  Light color dogs exposed to the sun can get sunburned!
5.)  Darker dogs get hotter quicker!
6.)  Get a wading pool.  Dogs love it.
7.)  Make sure they drink water.
     We wish all of you a safe, happy and blessed Summer.  We look forward to seeing you and our four legged friends soon.
Thanks and keep COOL!
Mae, Melissa and the Zoey Girl Family.

No TP&ZC Meeting Tonight

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Jul 192016

Chairman Walter "Beau" Clark at a recent Plan & Zoning meeting.

Chairman Walter “Beau” Clark at a recent Plan & Zoning meeting.

The Town Plan & Zoning Commission Special Meeting scheduled for tonight, Tuesday July 19, has been CANCELLED.

Full Buck Moon Still Big and Beautiful

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Jul 192016

full buck moonTonight, Tuesday, July 19, the full moon rises to its prime at 6:57 p.m.

The July full moon is known as any of the following:

• Full Buck Moon – because in July the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur.

• Full Thunder Moon – because thunderstorms are most frequent during this time.

Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

This Information May Save You Money When You Pay Your Tax Bill

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Jul 182016

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 12.09.55 AMAn important message from Orange Tax Collector Sandra Pierson:

To avoid paying interest on your tax bills, PAY EARLY, and make sure

 The correct bill number is listed on all checks and on-line checks,

 Checks must be signed,

 Written amount must be legible and match the numeric amount,

 Your check must be written in pen.

 Payment coupon should be enclosed with payment

 If you pay with an on-line check be sure to make your financial institution aware of the

8/1/16 date.

As the last day to pay approaches, the office is extremely busy. If you mail in a payment U.S. postmarked on or prior to August 1, 2016 it is considered on time even if we don’t process it until after that date.

If your check is returned for any reason your original post mark doesn’t apply. A replacement check must be postmarked by August 1, 2016 to be considered on time.

Amity Students Make 3D Drone at UNH Camp

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Jul 182016

3ddroneTeenagers from several local high schools including West Haven are participating in an engineering camp at the University of New Haven this week and next week.

One of the very visual things they are doing is constructing drones on 3-D printing machines. They will then compete for the best drone – the one that can complete certain tasks.  To do this, they have to learn software used by industry. Camp is sponsored by Sikorsky.


There are 25 students participating and they have interesting things to say about their projects. They are from:

Amity Regional High School

Sheehan High School

Foran High School

North Haven High School

Lyman Hall High School

Maloney High School

Cheshire High School

West Haven High School

East Haven HS

Eli Whitney Tech

Trumbull High School

Wallingford Schools

New Canaan

Fairfield Ludlowe High School

and not so local schools:

Fuzhou No.1 High School — China

Eagle Ridge Middle School (Ashburn, Va).


There also are five teachers participating in the program. They are from:

Platt Technical High School (Milford)

Joseph Mello Middle School, East Haven,

East Haven High School

Fuzhou No.1 High School (China)