Some of the proposals the Animal Welfare Caucus endorsed are:
- A bill requiring adequate shelter for animals in extreme weather
- A bill prohibiting the use of Accelerated Rehabilitation in cases of felony animal cruelty
- A bill to indemnify those who rescue animals locked in hot or freezing cars
- A bill specifying that bestiality be considered a felony crime
“Although the focus of the session will be on fixing the state budget, the committees of cognizance will be taking up these animal welfare proposals. I, along with the other animal advocates believe these are serious state issues, as many who abuse animals move onto violent crimes against humans,” said Rep. Staneski, who is the proud and loving owner of two dachshunds.
This was a special night for the six Amity seniors: Uranik Klobucishta, Colin Roy, Joe Sugarmann, Blake Wetter, Kevin Yanagisawa and Weichu Yu, who were honored during a brief ceremony before the meet marking their final year on the high school team.
It also was special for Coach Todd Rainey and the rest of the Spartans who celebrated an impressive 101-74 victory.
Amity’s Winning Events
200 Ind. Med: A- 2:06.57 Arsenio Bustos
50 freestyle: A- 22.05 Colin Roy
Diving: A- 224.95 Uranik Klobucishta
100 Butterfly: A- 53.78 Kevin Yanagisawa
100 Freestyle: A- 52.65 Shiva Gowda
100 Backstroke: A- 59.54 Shiva Gowda
Xavier’s Winning Events
200 Freestyle: X- 1:53.59 Andrew Reagan
200 Freestyle Relay: X- 1:37.16 Julen Lujambio, Andrew Reagan, Chett Vogt, Donald Frost
100 Breaststroke: X- 1:08.18 Andrew Mitchill
400 Freestyle Relay: X- 3:37.40 Adam Anziano, Andrew Reagan, Julen Lujambio, Andrew Mitchill
Records: Amity 11-2, Xavier 8-6
Up Next: The boys will be practicing and preparing for the CIAC Tourney in March. Keep Doing What you do best Amity! and Congratulations Seniors! (you will be missed next year)
Amity Spartans Boys Swimming and Diving team hosted Glastonbury in Orange Friday night.
Everyone put in his best effort, but in the end, Glastonbury handed Amity it’s second loss of the season (the first was Fairfield Prep). Glastonbury took the long ride back home with a 98-86 victory.
Amity’s Winning Events
200 Medley Relay: A- 1:38.90 Shiva Gowda, Arsenio Bustos, Kevin Yanagisawa, Colin Roy
50 freestyle: A- 22.40 Colin Roy
100 Butterfly: A- 53.02 Kevin Yanagisawa
100 Freestyle: A- 47.85 Colin Roy
200 Freestyle Relay: A- 1:30.75 Tyler Roy, Arsenio Bustos, Kevin Yanagisawa, Colin Roy
100 Breaststroke: A- 1:00.40 Arsenio Bustos
400 Freestyle Relay: A- 3:37.40 Nic Robinson, Blake Wetter, Uranik Klobucishta, Shiva Gowda
Glastonbury’s Winning Events
200 Freestyle: G- 1:48.20 Chris Walker
200 Ind. Med: G- 1:56.49 McAllistair Milne
Diving: G- 276.50 Ethan Godfrey
500 Freestyle: G- 5:50.52 McAllistair Milne
100 Backstroke: G- 58.06 Evan Fuller
Record: Amity 10-2
Next Up: Amity takes on Xavier on Monday in Orange at 7:20 p.m. Then, in March the CIAC Class L battles begin.
Coach Bruno comes to Amity with extensive experience in coaching football. Coach Bruno began his head coaching tenure at Bunnell High School in Stratford where he built the program and won CIAC CLASS L state championships in 2006 and 2007.
He was the CT High School Coaches Association Coach of The Year in 2006.
Coach Bruno also the head coach at Naugatuck High School from 2013-2016 and most recently was an Assistant Coach at Staples High School. His overall coaching record is 124-49-1.
Coach Bruno is currently a teacher at Bridgeport Central High School and has taught in the Bridgeport Public Schools for 25 years.
Coach Bruno is widely known for his passion for believing in his players and his determination to improve each day through personal effort.
Amity is proud to welcome Coach Bruno to the Athletic Faculty.
On Saturday, Nov. 25, the Beardsley Zoo welcomed a litter of extremely rare babies when their 10-year-old Amur tiger, Changbai, gave birth to four cubs. Only two of the four survived.
According to Zoo Director Gregg Dancho, There are only 500 Amur tigers known in the wild. “They are a sub-species of the Siberian tiger, and because the cubs are both female, they are among the most valuable big-cat cubs in the world.”
According to the zoo, Changbai became uninterested in nursing her kittens after the first one died. Zoo staff took the remaining three into their care, but another one died later that night.
The two surviving cubs, Reka and Zeya, are cared for in the Zoo hospital in a 90-degree ambient temperature enclosure to sustain the cubs’ warmth.
Dancho said, “Reka and Zeya almost never made it, and almost certainly would have died if they had been born in the wild. They were both underweight — just 2.2 pounds — and they were rejected by their mother.”
Now, at almost 3 months old, the cubs are spending most of the time in a playpen inside the zoo’s hospital building, cavorting with one another and exploring cardboard boxes and plastic chew toys. The sisters keep each other company, but, according to the zool if only one cub had survived, a dog would have had to be brought in as a surrogate sibling.
The zoo has set up a tiger cam so everyone can enjoy the girls’ antics from in their nursery every day, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The cubs take a lunch break from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., but you can still watch earlier footage of them during that time!
The Amur tiger is not doing very well in the wild (just 500). in addition to the wild tigers, there are several hundred in zoos worldwide, including about 130 in North America, according to zoo officials. Only seven surviving cubs were born in the USA in 2017.
It’s important to note that the tigers are not owned by the Beardsley Zoo, but by a zoo collective. The goal is that after they mature, they’ll be able to give birth to several litters of their own.
Dancho said he hopes people will contribute to the zoo to help finance the construction of an expanded tiger exhibit. The project has been on his bucket list for some time.
“The one that we have isn’t bad, but it was opened about 40 years ago and it’s showing its age,” he said.
If you would like to help the zoo with the tiger exhibit, click this LINK.
Girls Basketball v. Shelton, Home at Amity High School 7 p.m. (Senior night) W 49-35
Tuesday, Feb. 13
Boys and Girls Alpine Skiing Ski Race Away – Mt. Southington 4 p.m.
Girls Ice Hockey v. Hand-Coginchaug-Old Lyme Away – Northford Ice Pavilion 4 p.m. W 5-3
Girls Basketball v. Guilford Away – Main Gym at Guilford HS 7 p.m. W 42-35
Wednesday, Feb. 14
V Boys Basketball v. Foran Home at Amity High School 7 p.m.
Boys Ice Hockey v. North Branford Away – Northford Ice Pavilion 8:15 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 15
Girls Gymnastics (dance team) v. Oxford, Newtown, Pomperaug, Nonnewaug Away – Auxiliary Gym 6 p.m.
Boys Basketball v. West Haven Away – WHHS Gym 7 p.m.
Boys Swimming and Diving v. Glastonbury Home – Orange Community Center Pool 7:20 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 17
Wrestling CIAC Class L Championships Away – Bristol Central HS 9 a.m.
Boys Indoor Track State Open Tournament Away – Floyd Little Center 12 p.m
Boys Ice Hockey v. Newtown Away – Danbury Ice Arena 3:10 p.m.
That lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and well and living in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park.
The Addams family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in turmoil. Their daughter Wednesday, now 18, finds herself falling in love—a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family of endearing misfits.
When the teen invites her new boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, over with his “normal” family to get better acquainted with the Addams household, comic chaos ensues.
The hilarious Broadway musical smash comes to Amity April 6, 7, 12, 13, 14. All performances begin at 8 p.m. All tickets are $18, obviously, a bargain, seeing that the center seating areas from the stage to the back wall are nearly all sold out.
There appear to be plenty of seats remaining on the left and right sides. Order yours today by clicking HERE.
Amity High School is located at 25 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT.
Recently, Orange Live sat in on a rehearsal with the lead actors — the Addams’ and their butler Lurch — Watch this Video to meet the actors and get a sneak peek at one of the scenes.