Oct 252014

ISp5dzcl5krmkc1000000000Check out this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home at 834 Columbia Street, Orange on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 2-4 p.m.

The 2,243 square-foot ranch-style house on .59 acres is offered for $339,900. Built in 1964, it has had just one owner.

It is well-maintained, with newer septic, furnace, hot water heater and roof.

Located just one block from Amity Middle School, it is convenient to Route 34, Route 15 and Yale.

Freshly painted interior. Large eat-in kitchen, spacious living and family rooms with fireplaces. First floor laundry.

Master bedroom with full bathroom. Each bedroom has ample closet space.

Large 25×16 deck and huge unfinished basement.

Has a 2-car attached garage, internet, phone and tv, home security, furniture.

See Ross Cotjanle at this open house or call 203-787-8267.


Oct 252014

IMG_1032The Friends of the Case Memorial Library is holding a Book Sale at the library, 176 Tyler City Road, today until 3 p.m.

Bargain hunters young and old can find  a wide variety of books, CDs, DVDs, Record Albums and more.

No one will leave there empty-handed.

The Friends organization is one of the town’s most dedicated groups, and they are accepting new members. The purpose of the organization, is to support the town library with programs and activities that enrich the normal library services.

The Friends provide scholarship money, museum passes, books for babies, special programs for children and adults, delivering items to homebound residents, and preparing the library for the town holiday festival.

If you would like to be part of the Friends organization, membership forms are available at the main circulation desk. Annual dues are $5.00 for a single membership and $10.00 for a family.

Oct 252014

IMG_1939In the spirit of Fall cleaning, the Orange Conservation Commission will have a “Workday” at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Ewen Preserve.

Parking is at the GPS address 648 St Johns.

Participants will be cleaning and clearing brush and fallen branches and enjoying being in the out-of-doors in this beautiful spot. The Trees have turned and they are beautiful.

The pastoral site represents Orange’s farming heritage. Part of a farm owned by the same family since 1820, these 43 acres include old deep woods, meadows, ponds, wetlands, and fields that attract migrating birds.

Dress appropriately for the outdoors, bring your work gloves and tools, and tick protection. There will be a lot of clearing of the stonewall and branches at the entrance (know how to identify poison ivy).

The workday will end at 1 p.m.  

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Oct 252014

Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 10.53.55 PMOn Oct. 7 at 7 a.m., Kenneth Donnelly, 39, of 8 Richards Ave, Seymour, surrendered himself at Orange Police Headquarters after learning of a warrant for his arrest.

The warrant stemmed from a single-car motor vehicle accident that occurred on July 18, 2014 on Route 34. (which Orange Live covered as it was happening.)

Donnelly was the driver of the involved vehicle, and was injured as a result of the roll-over accident. Officers pursued an investigation due to the crash, and that investigation led to the issuance of a warrant, which was served on the above date/time.

Donnelly was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), failure to drive in proper lane, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, illegal passing, and driving a motor vehicle with no insurance

He was released after posting $1,500 bond for court Oct. 21. 

Oct 252014

The AcademyThe Orange Historical Society will host a Tag Sale at The Academy this weekend.

This most likely is the last one until spring, so take some time to visit The Academy at 605 Orange Center Road on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The antique shop will be open as well so do some thrift shopping and holiday shopping at the same time. Don’t forget those fall weddings and hostess gifts for the unusual and distinctive collectibles.

For information call 203-795-3106

Oct 242014

music-notesAmity Music Department presents Music in Motion. 

The theme this year is Music in Motion: City Life.  

The Amity High School jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble, color guard and choir will be featured throughout the show.  It is sure to be an entertaining evening of music and movement unlike anything you have seen before.  

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door, online at www.amityband.org, or by calling the Amity High School Box Office at (203) 392-2019.  

If you have children in a Region 5 middle school or BOW elementary school, purchase your tickets at the door and your child will be free with the purchase of an adult tickets.  

Show dates are October 24th & 25th at 7:30 pm in the John J. Brady Center for the Performing Arts. 

Click HERE for a Music in Motion video trailer. 

Oct 242014

BEST-POLICE-Patch-EVER-275x300Breach of peace

Officers responded to the parking lot of a restaurant at 385 Boston Post Road on a disturbance complaint, Oct. 18 at 8:05 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Joseph Chipello, 59, of 378 Manley Heights Road, had gotten into a loud argument with a female companion, which caused bystanders to contact police for assistance.

Chipello was subsequently taken into custody and charged with second-degree breach of peace.

He was released after posting $250 bond for court Oct. 20.

Oct 242014

blood_drive-244x300-1The Amity Regional High School Chapter of the National Honor Society and the American Red Cross will be sponsoring a blood drive at Amity High School on Monday, Oct. 27.

In order to be eligible to donate blood, a student must be older than 17 and meet certain weight requirements.

Parents are asked to note that Amity does not request parent permission slips for students to donate blood. Please advise your child if you do not want him or her to donate blood. Parents may contact the main office at the high school and request that their 17 and 18-year-old children not be permitted to donate. 

Red Cross Blood Drive Information.pdf


Oct 232014

orange police duiDrinking while driving

Patrol officers observed a vehicle drive into the parking area of a business on the Boston Post Road that was closed at 3:34 a.m. on Oct. 5.

Upon stopping the vehicle, police administered standardized roadside sobriety tests on the driver, Paco Garcia, 27, of 14 Fox St., New Haven.

Garcia was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, drinking while driving and driving without a license.

He was released after posting $50 bond for court Oct. 20.

Oct 232014

IMG_2695Senior Night was a memorable one for the Lady Spartans Volleyball Team Thursday night as they defeated Woodland 3-1 in Woodbridge.

Amity won the first two matches 25-20; 25-19, then Woodland came through with a victory in the third match 28-26. The Lady Spartans would not allow their opponents another win, and rounded out the night with the winning game at 25-21.

Amity’s noteworthy players:

Briana Mirmina had 4 kills and 20 digs; Nina Luciani had 5 kills and Haley Pierson had 31 assists and 5 digs.

Woodland’s noteworthy players: 

Abbey Rosato had 6 kills, 3 blocks and 2 digs; Anna Khalid had 9 kills, 2 assists, 3 aces and 5 digs; Carla Piccolo had 11 digs, 3 kills and 4 aces and Cam Caswell had 18 digs and 2 kills.

RecordsAmity improved it’s season record to 17-3; Woodland fell to 16-4