Jan 292015

Little League LogoA Message From Orange Little League:

It’s that time of year…baseball registration! Come join us for OLL’s first fundraiser of the season at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, Orange, on Thursday Jan. 29 from 6 – 9 p.m.

Admission is$20/person to benefit Orange Little League, and includes food (pasta, salad, chicken tenders, pizza), 2 cocktails of your choice, with silent auction, 50/50, and door prizes.

Come support OLL and complete the registration for your kids for the upcoming season.

Register at www.OrangeCTLittleLeague.com and come on down We can take payments for pre-registered players or help with any registration issues. Have questions? We will get you the answers!

Don’t forget early bird registration ends on January 31st. Come down and find out more about the upcoming season!

For more information email Pete – [email protected]

Jan 282015

Screen Shot 2015-01-28 at 2.53.46 PMRobert A. Dommer, 90, passed away peacefully, January 21, 2015 at the Regency House of Wallingford.

He was born in 1924 in New Haven, CT; son of George and Emily Dommer, and a brother the late William Dommer.

He served in the Army Air Force in World War II.

He married Ruth Forsman, and had two children and lived in Orange, CT. He was a builder / carpenter until he retired.

Robert loved to travel and go on cruises with his longtime girlfriend Ann Mullans.

He is survived by his son Brett Dommer and his wife Judi of North Branford; and their son Raymond. His daughter Betsy DeVito and husband David of Wallingford and their children, Kristen Bonzagni, Katelyn Mitchell and Nicholas DeVito, and his great granddaughter Francesca Bonzagni.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Friday, January 30th at 11:00 AM at Beaverdale Cemetery in New Haven, CT.

Contibutions in Bob’s memory may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation of America. The Cremation Society of New England has been entrusted with arrangements.

Jan 282015

Screen Shot 2015-01-03 at 11.30.32 PMMary L. Tracy School, 650 Schoolhouse Lane, will host its annual Valentine’s Children’s Fair on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. (snow date Feb. 7).

Fairgoers can expect a silent auction, raffle baskets, games, crafts, nail painting and tattoos, plus a cake walk, cupcake decorating, and more!

This fair is one of the PTO’s largest fundraisers and profits directly support programs for MLT students.

Jan 282015

Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 10.20.20 AMHave you ever wondered why a police officer is sitting in his patrol car with the interior lights on?

What is an officer looking for when she patrols a shopping center parking lot?

Is a shoplifting investigation an easy 5 minute job, or can it take several hours to complete?

Why do the Orange Police need all those vehicles? What is that truck used for? Does Orange have a SWAT unit?

You can get the answers to these questions and so much more when you take part in the Citizens Police Academy.

The academy is a unique opportunity for regular citizens to see first-hand all the behind the scenes workings of the Orange Police Department.

This is an eight-session course that includes lessons on the traffic division; firearms; legal issues in the court system; crime scene processing – fingerprinting techniques; how patrol officers deal with intoxicated drivers; meet the K-9 officers Trent and Loki (and their handlers, of course) and much more.

The course culminates in a ride-along with a patrol officer during his or her regular shift, during which you will get the feel of what it’s like to be an officer (but you will not be put in harms way).

The class begins on Wednesday, March 11, and will run every Wednesday evening for 8 weeks from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Orange Police Department, 314 Lambert Road.

Registration is first come first served, with preference given to Orange residents. Limited to 20 students. Age 18 and older.

Register by Monday, March 2 by calling Officer Robert Amarone at 203-891-2138 ext. 215.

Historically, classes fill up quickly, so don’t procrastinate.


Originally Published on: Jan 19, 2015 @ 10:29

Jan 272015

SOLD SIGNOrange Town Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan released this list of property tranfers filed with his office between Dec. 19, 2014 and Jan. 26, 2015.

• 834 Columbia St., $325,000, Ferdinand Banti Jr. to George Cuzio, filed on Dec. 22.

• 317 Juniper Drive, $359,000, Brian C Inyart to Christopher Kulenych, filed on Dec. 22.

• 568 Russell Court, $320,000, Rex W. Spencer Jr. to Mark Rawden, filed on Dec. 22.

• 27 Red Cedar Circle, $305,000, Ruth C. Blake EST to Suzanne Ucci, filed on Dec. 30.

• 160 Cummings Drive, $269,000, Ronald Callahan Est to Matthew E. Thomas, filed on Jan. 5.

• 85 Grannis Road, $375,000, Margaret McGowan to Anne Jasorkowski, filed on Jan. 7.

• 512 Kanuga Trail, $310,000, Carmel Latella to Jason Roseman, filed on Jan. 8.

• 155 Tyler City Road, $451,000, Justin Berlepsch to James Crawford, filed on Jan. 9.

• 811 Oakwood Road, $221,763, Dorothy Napolitano EST to Ryan E. Davies, filed on Jan. 13.

• 424 Janet Lane, $253,000, Audrey H. Roman to Steven A. Nilson, filed on Jan. 14.

• 662 Peck Lane, $290,000, Burton Kaufman Revoakable Trust to Carrie Sulzycki, filed on Jan. 14.

• 357 Peck Lane, $285,000, Roberta D’Amico Family Trust to Carolyn Telker, filed on Jan. 20.

• 22 Brierwood Drive, $580,000, Craig Zalis to Thomas Priest Jr. and Karen Priest, filed on Jan. 21.

• 489 Luba Drive, $203,000, Vivienne Saldibar to Rachel Maclellan, filed on Jan. 21.

• 748 N. Greenbrier Drive, $315,000, William Ladutko to Jaswant Mand, filed on Jan. 22.

• 29 Red Cedar Circle, $289,900, Lorelei Spitzbard to Angelo Rolli, filed on Jan. 22.



Jan 262015

DeansListUniversity of New Haven

Orange residents Sylvia Antonellis and Melissa Volpe graduated from the University of New Haven

Norwich University

Tess Victoria Osinski of Orange was named to the dean’s list at Norwich University for the fall semester. The University is in Northfield, Vt.

Western New England University

Elissa Ben-Eli of Orange was named to the president’s list at Western New England University for the fall semester.

Students are named to the president’s list for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.80 or higher.

Eastern Connecticut State University

Eastern Connecticut State University released the names of full-time students who were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. The students from Orange were:

• Dana Blydenburg, ’16, major is Psychology.

• Connor Dunleavy, ’18, major is Environmental Earth Science.

• Taylor Flanagan, ’15, major is Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology.

• Michael Mastrianni, ’16, major is Business Information Systems.

• Joseph Mortali, ’15, major is Communication.

• Kyle Mullins, ’16, major is Economics.

Colby College

Jacob F. Laser of Orange was named to the dean’s list at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for his academic achievement during the fall semester. Laser, a member of the Class of 2017, is the son of Mark Laser and Amy Knorr of Orange and attended Amity Regional High School.

The dean’s list at Colby is highly selective, this fall reserved for students whose semester grade point averages were 3.68 or higher.

Jan 262015

Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 3.33.59 PMSoon we will be heading outside to start tackling the snow.

Most of us will feel the pain of shoveling 1, 2 or 3- feet of heavy white stuff, mainly because we don’t use the proper technique.

Here is what you should know:

• Feet should be kept wide apart. Weight should be placed on the front foot close to the shovel. Use your leg to push the shovel straight ahead.

• Shift weight to your rear foot with the load of snow close to your body. Lift the load with the power of your legs and arms.

• Shift your body in the direction of the snow instead of twisting your waist.

Proper technique

Proper technique

Improper shoveling technique

Improper shoveling technique

Jan 262015

Blizzard Warning 2013The latest from the National Weather Service, Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight Tuesday night.

“Crippling and potentially historic blizzard will impact the area into Tuesday,” the NWS announced.

Much of the report mirrors what Orange Live published yesterday.

• Heavy Snow and blowing snow with blizzard conditions.

• Accumulations of 20 – 30 Inches with locally higher amounts.

• Snowfall rates 2-4 inches per hour late tonight into Tuesday morning.

• Northerly winds 20 – 30 mph with gusts up to 50-60 mph.

• Visibility of 1/4 mile or less at times.

• Temperatures in low to mid 20s.

• Accumulations of up to 4 inches by sunset. Snow will pick up in intensity tonight with the heaviest snowfall and strongest winds from around midnight into Tuesday afternoon.

• Life threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds with whiteout conditions. Many roads may become impassable and strong winds my down power lines and tree limbs.

• Do not travel, but if you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. All unnecessary travel is discouraged beginning Monday afternoon to allow people already on the road to safely reach their destinations before the heavy snow begins and to allow snow removal equipment to clear the roads.

• A travel ban is in effect beginning at 9 p.m. per the governor, so aside from police, emergency crews and snow removal crews, no one is allowed on the roads until the ban is lifted.


Jan 262015

smush_draft_snow_cart_tcm3-23268With the blizzard already rearing its ugly head into Orange, some residents may be wondering what they are supposed to do about their recycling items.

According to Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt, if the Governor closes the roads on Tuesday, there will be NO pick up that day, the same goes for Wednesday and so forth.

“If you put your recycling bin out and it doesn’t get picked up, do NOT bring it back in, because it will be picked up this week,” Goldblatt said. “With a storm like this, it’s a domino effect. The recycling trucks will come as soon as they can and resume pickups in the regular order and continue until they’re done, even if it runs into Saturday or Sunday.”

(So Tuesday’s pickup may be on Thursday, etc.)