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Police Blotter: Woman Tried To Push Man Out Of His Wheelchair

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May 282017
 

Officers were dispatched to 592 Stone Hill Road on a report of an argument on May 24 at 11:02 p.m. 

Upon arrival, officers learned that Milagros Desalle, 46, of Orange attempted to push another individual out of his wheelchair.

She was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct and released on $100 bond for court May 25.

State Police Identify Parkway Crash Victim

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May 282017
 

Connecticut State Police have confirmed that 44-year-old Michael Zawadski was killed in a rollover accident on Route 15 in Orange Saturday afternoon. The parkway was closed for all southbound traffic around 5 p.m. but was re-opened just before 9 p.m.

According to Police, Zawadski was traveling southbound on the Interstate south of Exit 57 in the right lane while 21-year-old Taylor Stanford, of Milford, was in the left lane. Troopers said that Stanford was speeding when her vehicle veered left, running over the curb located on the median.

Stanford’s vehicle then struck Zawadski’s vehicle, which rolled over and he was ejected. His car finally came to a stop down an embankment along the right shoulder and Stanford’s vehicle collided with the wire rope guard along the right shoulder.

The accident report indicated that she also was partially ejected and was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital to be treated for suspected minor, non-life threatening injuries.

Zawadski was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Farmington. The accident is still under investigation by the Connecticut State Police.

2017 Orange Memorial Day Parade on Sunday

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May 272017
 

The annual Town of Orange Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parade will take place on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

The parade honorees have been announced:

Grand Marshal – Robert H. DeFeo –  U.S. Air Force Active 1956-1959 – Reserve from 1956 – 1965 – rank of Captain.

Chief of Staff – Peter Shery –  U.S. Army 1953-1955 – Korean War Veteran. Citations received – Korean Service Medal, The U.N. Service Medal and The National Defense Medal.

Honored Veteran – Donald J. Jewell, posthumously –  U.S. Coast Guard 1942-1946; World War 11 Veteran.  Past Commander of the American Legion Orange Post #127 and a life member.  His favorite quote was “I don’t always have my way but I always have my say!”

Keynote Speaker – Paul M. Tarbox    A Veteran of 10 years with the Connecticut Army National Guard.  He volunteered for deployment to Camp Anaconda in Balad, Iraqi 2004-2005 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom II with the 118th Area Support Medical Battalion. 

Kevin Gilbert once again will serve as Parade Organizer! Parade ceremonies will commence promptly at 10:30 a.m. at the High Plains Community Center Field.  The parade will step off immediately following the ceremony down Orange Center Road past the reviewing stand with services following at the Orange Center Cemetery.

The Parade Committee encourages any groups wishing to participate to contact Karen Goldberg at the Orange Town Hall at 203-891-4738 or Kevin Gilbert at 203-795-2417 or 203-795-4647.  Applications for participation in the parade are available at the Orange Town Hall – First Selectman’s Office or on the town’s website at www.orange-ct.gov.   The Committee anticipates many marching bands and floats.

The Committee invites the public to join in honoring our nation’s veterans.

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. So, it is important to honor them at the brief cemetery service after the parade. 

In the event of rain, exercises will take place at the High Plains Community Center Auditorium.

The following photos were taken in 2015 and 2016.

Baseball: Amity Celebrates Its Third Consecutive SCC Championship Win

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May 272017
 

The Amity Spartans Baseball team faced off with Fairfield Prep for the SCC Championship game at West Haven High School today.

In the first inning, Prep had two runs with one out and it was looking good for them. Then Teddy Hague (#7) hit the ball and brought in Amity’s first run followed by a two-run single by Max Scheps (#21), which gave Amity the 3-2 lead.

No one scored in the second inning but then, Amity exploded in the third inning. With the bases loaded, Jack Nolan (#22) brought Andy Hague in with a walk. Teddy Hague came in on Max Scheps walk and Rohan Patel (#18) hit a two-run single.

Adam Hurwitz (#2) hit a one-run double. With the bases loaded, Andy Hague (#1) hit a two-run double. This 7-run inning gave the Spartans an uncatchable 10-2 lead.

In the fourth inning, Prep’s #12 hit a home run, 10-3 (Amity)

Then it was Amity’s turn, Scheps hit a one-run double.

In the final inning, Prep had a one-run triple, and that was all she wrote. Amity won the 2017 SCC Championship 11-5.

Three In A Row

Amity has won four SCC Championship titles in the past 6 years. Today, they won their third consecutive title. (second time against Fairfield Prep).

2017 vs Fairfield Prep 11-5

2016 vs Notre Dame, West Haven  17-0

2015  vs Fairfield Prep  14-6

2012 vs Shelton 2-1

In Addition, Max Scheps was awarded the 2017 SCC Baseball Player of the Year and Patrick Winkel was named the “Ed Marocco” Most Outstanding Player for the Tournament.

Congratulations to the Spartans, Max and Pat. Now on to the state tournament, which begins on Tuesday. Be at Amity at 4 p.m. to cheer them on.

Fatal Accident Closes Part Of Wilbur Cross In Orange

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May 272017
 

Route 15 Southbound between Route 34 and Grassy Hill Road is shut down while accident reconstructionists investigate a fatal rollover accident.

The incident occurred just before 5 p.m. when a car driven by a middle aged man rolled over and went over the guardrail. He was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene according to one driver.

An Orange Live reader sent us a photo of the car from which the deceased was thrown, but we will not publish it out of respect for the family, which may not yet have been notified.

This is the second accident in Orange today, and the holiday weekend has just begun. Please, everyone, wear your seatbelts, slow down and pay attention to the road when you are driving.

Man Charged With DUI Following Accident On Route 34

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May 272017
 

Officers responded to an accident on Route 34 (Derby Avenue) and Route 114 (Racebrook Road) at 8:51 p.m. on May 21.  During the investigation, officers spoke with

During the investigation, officers spoke with the driver, Gregory Mewes and reportedly could smell the presence of alcohol coming from Mewes breath. Officers

Officers had him perform standardized roadside sobriety tests after which he was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and failure to obey a traffic signal.

Mewes was released on $50 bond for court June 2.

Breaking: Dogwood Road Closed Due To Accident

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May 272017
 

The 500 block of Dogwood Road is closed following a car vs utility pole accident this morning.

The sedan snapped the pole, and the driver was transported to a hospital for evaluation.

Emergency crews are waiting for Frontier to arrive to repair the wires and for a new pole to be put into place.

Please be patient and obey police directions for detours around the area.

Golf Fundraiser To Benefit Amity Boys Hockey Team

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May 262017
 

The Amity Boys Hockey Team is hosting a shotgun-start fundraising golf tournament at Orange Hills Country Club, 389 Racebrook Road, on Friday, June 9, at 8 a.m. 

If you are interested in playing, please e-mail timhughes@optonline.net 

Mark Your Calendars For These Events

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May 262017
 

As you may have noticed, the convenient event calendar that once graced the left column of our front page has been missing for a while. This happened after an update and we haven’t been able to get it back yet – but we’re still working on it.
Many people, including us, depended on the calendar for a quick reference of upcoming events.
As a courtesy, we’re going to go through all of our postings to make an at-a-glance listing for everyone.
We’ll keep it updated and place it on the front page as often as possible.
This is for convenient (nearby) events.
Saturday, May 27 — SCC Baseball Final at West Haven High School at 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 28 — Memorial Day Ceremony, Parade, and Services. Parade ceremonies will commence promptly at 10:30 a.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds
Tuesday, May 30 — The Spartans Baseball and Lady Spartans Softball teams both will be playing their CIAC First Round games at Amity High School at 4 p.m.
Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31 — The Orange Legion Program will be holding tryouts for high school and middle school players from Bethany, Orange, and Woodbridge at Brinley Field at the Old Tavern Road Complex. Players are to arrive at 5:30 p.m. for a brief meeting followed by a two-hour tryout.
Friday, June 2 — The Orange Lions Club is teaming up with the Orange Ale House for its annual Glow Ball Golf Tournament. The event will kick off at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road at 6 p.m. for food and drinks then proceed to the Orchards Golf Course, 137 Kozlowski Drive, Milford
Saturday, June 3 — The Orange Recycling Committee (ORC) will host its fifth shredding day in the front parking area of the High Plains Community Center (HPCC), 525 Orange Center Road, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This service is free of charge to Orange residents and includes Matress recycling.
Saturday, June 3 — The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host its 18th annual Pancake Breakfast at the Post Road Fire Station, 355 Boston Post Road, from 7:30  to 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, June 4 — The 5th Annual 5K “Doc’s Race” will step off at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road in Orange, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, June 10 — Orange Congregational Church Strawberry Festival will take place on the Orange Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free parking/Free admission
Tuesday, June 13 — The annual Amity High School Senior Breakfast sponsored by the PTSO will take place at the school at 9:30 a.m. prior to mandatory graduation rehearsals. The PTSO is looking for donations of food and drink items and gift cards for the raffle from local restaurants and families. They also need volunteers for set up.
Wednesday, June 14 — The 15th Annual Orange Business Expo will take place at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Expo is free to visit and open to the public and includes 56 vendors and special events.
Wednesday, June 14 — Last Day of School Orange Elementary (tentative) Min. Day
Friday, June 16 —  The annual Tip-A-Cop fundraising event to benefit the Spacial Olympics will take place at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, June 17 — Orange Conservation Commission will host a bird walk with Frank Gallo, at the Turkey Hill Preserve beginning at 8 a.m.
Thursday, June 29 — The Orange Senior Center welcomes everyone to enjoy a free concert featuring The Vybrations on the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come early for the Farmers’ Market!

How Do I Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs?

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May 262017
 

 hard-boiled-eggsI learned how to make hard boiled eggs from my mom who had to make enough every year to satisfy her three kids’ creative desires at Easter time, for deviled eggs and to put into the potato salad for the Memorial Day celebration or Fourth of July picnic.

You need to hard boil the eggs to the perfect texture so they don’t crack while they are boiling and are easy to peel when you are ready to eat them.

My granddaughter loves these!

Let’s get started:

Put your eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan, and cover them with an inch or two of cold water. Starting with cold water and gently bringing the eggs to a boil will help keep them from cracking. Add a tablespoon of vinegar and a half teaspoon of salt to the water. Put the burner on high and bring the eggs to a boil. As soon as the water starts to boil, remove the pan from the heat for a few seconds.

Turn the head down to low and return the pan to the burner. Let simmer for one minute.

After a minute, remove the pan from the heat, cover, and let sit for 12 minutes.

Depending on a number of eggs you’ve made, you can check one egg to see how it’s done. Remove from the pan, run under cold water and peel if it’s to your liking, rinse the other eggs under cold water, let them sit in the cold water for a while, then remove them and let them dry any way you prefer, on paper towels on a cake rack (whatever). When they are dry and cool you can get to work coloring them.

Store in the refrigerator in a ziplock bag or covered bowl to keep the egg smell from your fridge.