Sep 182014

IMG_0662The Amity Spartans Boys Soccer team may be 0-4 for the season, but don’t write them off just yet.

This team has a lot of talent, and new goalie Jeremy Merchant has made some bold moves in each game to stop the ball. But they just can’t seem to get a “W”.

Click HERE for Photos of this game.

Sheehan showed some real skill on the field in this 2-0 victory, but to be fair, Amity made them work for it.

In the first half Sheehan’s Andrew Caplan made the first goal for the Titans at 39:00.

The second half saw Sheehan’s Alex Ramirez score at 44:00

Sheehan outshot Amity 9-4.

The Titans’ Goal tender John Olivera made 4 saves; Jeremy Merchant made 7 saves for the Spartans.

Records: Sheehan 4-0; Amity 0-4

Sep 172014

IMG_9218The Lady Spartans traveled to Shelton on Tuesday, Sept. 16 for an SCC Housatonic division game against the Gaelettes.

The match up left the teams tied in more ways than one: shots, final score and records.

The first half was scoreless and near the end of the second half Amity’s Jennifer Hauser put Amity on the scoreboard.

Fourteen minutes later Shelton’s Samantha Hartmayer, assisted by Abby Turco got one past Amity’s goalie Zoie Reed, tying the game at 1-1.

The teams tied in the amount of shots made: Amity 14; Shelton 14.

Reed made 13 saves for the Lady Spartans: Shelby Offord had 8 saves, and Elysia St. George made 5 saves

Records: Amity 2-1-1 (0-0-1 SCC Housatonic); Shelton 2-1-1 (0-0-1)

Sep 172014

DSC01085On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the Orange Visiting Nurse Association (OVNA) hosted a flu clinic at the High Plains Community Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Maria Biondi and another nurse stayed busy giving flu shots and then offering the patients a lollipop.

To learn more about this wonderful community organization visit their table at the Health and Safety Fair at the High Plains Community Center on Friday, Sept. 26, 9:30 a.m. to noon. 





Sep 172014

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 3.12.44 PMGeorge C. Micklus Sr., age 91, of Milford, entered into eternal rest on September 14, 2014.

The beloved husband of the late Frances Fogler Micklus for 57 years, he was born in Derby CT April 29, 1923 to the late John and Anna Micklus.

He was a Milford resident most of his life.

WWII Navy veteran who was proud to have served his country,

Mr. Micklus worked for Bic Pen Corp. prior to his retirement.

He is survived by his son George C. Micklus Jr. and his wife Denise of Seymour, his daughter Charlene F. Micklus of Milford, and his treasured grandsons Christopher G. Micklus and his wife Amanda and great-granddaughter Adrienne of Orange, and Jeffrey M. Micklus and fiancé Cindy Casuyon of Cromwell, as well as numerous loving nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother John Micklus, and sisters Mary Sedlock, Helen Sedlock, Evelyn McCarthy and Charlotte Sheahan.

The Micklus family wishes to express their thanks to the Milford Health and Rehabilitation Center for the kindness and care George received during his time with them. 

Friends and family may call on Wednesday, September 17th from 4 to 8pm at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street on the Green, Milford, CT 06460.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 18th at 11am at Christ the Redeemer RC Church, 325 Oronoque Road, Milford CT 06461. Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Buckingham Avenue, Milford.

Contributions can be made in George’s name to the Resident Council Recreation Department at Milford Health and Rehabilitation Center, 195 Platt Street, Milford, CT 06460 or a charity of your choice

To leave online condolences please visit the website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.

Sep 172014

IMG_0110The Lady Spartans may have lost their first game to Hand, but they’ve found their stride and have since won three consecutive games.

On Tuesday, Amity defeated Law 3-0, easily winning each match 25-15, 25-16, 25-15

Amity Coach Seth Davis said he has a lot of seniors on the team this year.

“It’s a good team, they play hard. Now it’s just a matter of getting them to play together,” he said. “But they do well, we just have to get it all to gel. Our passing is improving and they’re almost there.”


Katie Helfenbein had 5 Kills; Brianna Mirmina 4 kills and 5 digs; Jenna Pisano had 7 digs.


Molly Vargo had 5 kills and 4 digs; Heather Sherrick 9 assists and 4 digs;Cassidy Boath had 8 digs

Records: Amity 3-1; Law 0-4

Amity Girls Volleyball Roster

#6 Caroline DelVecchio, Sr. Captain

#7 Nina Luciani, Sr.

#8 Cassidy Korby, Jr

#9 Logan Morrissey, Sr.

#10 Julia Bedini, Sr

#12 Brianna Mirmina, Sr. Captain

#13 Zoe Moscato, Sr.

#14 Haley Pierson, Sr.

#20 Micaela Cardozo, Jr.

#22 Katriana Helfenbein, Jr.

#34 Jenna Pisano, Sr. Captain

Sep 172014

IMG_2786A four vehicle accident was reported at Lambert and Orange Center Road this morning around 7:50 a.m.

The fire department was dispatched for a possible fluid spill.

Portions of Orange Center and Lambert Road were shut down while police and fire worked the scene.

A school bus could not do its normal morning pickup in the area due to the closures.

A Ford Explorer involved in the accident had to be removed via flatbed truck.

All fire and police left the scene around 9:10 a.m.

Injured person refused treatment at the scene.

Sep 162014

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 11.01.27 PMAmity Middle School Principal Kathi Fuller-Cutler released this fund-raising information today:

The first fundraising event of the year has begun. With the PTSO, we are selling KidStuff Coupon Savings Books. Homeroom teachers have passed out a Ziploc bag containing KidStuff books and directions, for each student to bring home. We are asking students to sell at least two books. The books sell for $25.00 and we make a 50% profit on each book.

If a student is enrolled in the band, strings or choir, the first book sold will go to the PTSO and the second book’s profit will go to the music department to be allocated towards the individual student’s cost of his or her spring trip.

This is one of the largest fundraisers of the year and we need your support.

The fundraiser will run from Sept. 15 to Sept. 26.

Sep 162014

Coyote has appeared on News 12 several times

Coyote has appeared on News 12 several times

The Raymour & Flanigan Furniture, 538 Boston Post Road will host a free “Adopt A Pet” event featuring food, entertainment, fun, and of course animals, on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The team from the Emergency Animal Response Service (EARS) will set up a special information and demonstration area with the theme of “Pet Preparedness” to coincide with September being National Preparedness Month.
Look for the EARS area where visitors can get an up-close look at the Animal Rescue Truck, equipment used on emergency responses, and take part in an animal first aid demonstration. You can also meet the EARS K9 “Coyote” and learn about the job of Search & Rescue dogs as well as other types of working dogs that assist in times of disaster.
Handouts on emergency pet preparedness starting in your own home also will be provided, and finally the team will be offering on-site microchipping for dogs. The cost of the microchip is $20.00 per pet, which is a one-time only cost adopt couponand includes lifetime registration in the PetLink International database as well as the “EARS Connecticut Rescue Registry,” an exclusive database created by EARS to help assist owners in our state during emergencies and disasters.

EARS is a nonprofit, all-volunteer, organization, designed for rapid-response to emergencies affecting animals and their owners. The team is based in Bethany, Connecticut, but responds to incidents throughout the state. With many team members locally-based, EARS has been very active in the Orange community, hosting events, presentations, and workshops for pet owners, as well taking part in town activities like the Orange Expo. One aspect that makes EARS such a unique team is their experience and training with all types of animals as well as emergency response situations. Team members are required to complete certified courses through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which provide the knowledge needed to conduct animal response work side-by-side with local emergency services. Additionally EARS team members are certified in special “Technical Animal Rescue” aspects, which includes work with large animals such as horses, as well as animals needing specialized response knowledge.  



Sep 162014

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 7.50.22 PMThe Town Plan and Zoning Commission met at Town Hall Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

SITE PLAN APPLICATION – Submitted by Sixty Five Marsh Hill Road, LLC – Frank Dilieto for property known as 0 Salemme Lane a.k.a Assessor’s Map 3-1-6. The proposal is for the use of the property as a temporary warehousing/dumpster supply company. Empty dumpster-containers will be stored on-site and enclosed with a slatted chain link fence.

The required 50 ft frontage is not met.

There also was a discussion regarding the parcel which did not meet the minimum acreage required.

The application was denied and the attorney for the applicant should discuss the issues with the town attorney.

If the applicant wants to re-apply the application fee will be waived.

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 7.48.49 PMFRED WOLFE PARK

A new plan for the proposed lacrosse fields and parking area was presented.

Resident James Denton sent a letter opposing the plans, stating that traffic in the surrounding neighborhoods would be a problem.

TPZ&C Chairman Walter Clark said the plan is a good one and this location makes the most sense.

Commission member Ralph Aschettino agreed with Clark.

Clark added that if traffic becomes a problem they could easily work on access and egresses.

The Commission made a recommendation to approve the plans.

The Group that is working on getting these fields built will have a fundraising golf tournament at Orange Hills Country Club  on Oct 3

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 7.57.35 PMPLAN OF CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT 

Proposed update and workshop on the Plan of Conservation & Development – The TPZC will be meeting with Consultant Planner Glenn Chalder of Planimetrics. They will be reviewing the First Draft of the 2015 Plan of Conservation and Development.

The commission went over the initial plan page by page. The booklet will be made available on the town website.

6. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

Review of Zoning Activities Log.

Sep 162014

IMG_9918After a tight heartbreaker against Hand on Monday, The Amity Boys Varsity Soccer Team is now 0-3, but it is not for lack of talent or effort. The Spartans has a lot of spirit and drive.

See photos of this game HERE.

The game had a lot of back-and-forth beginning with Jake Brown scoring the first goal for Hand at 21:00. Just 9 minutes later Matt Whitehil answered with a goal for Amity. Tying the first half score in the SCC interdivision game at 1-1.

After a halftime huddle with their coaches, the boys from both sides came out strong in the second half.

It took a while, but the Tigers broke the tie with Cole McArdle’s goal at 55:00.

The Spartans responded 5 minutes later with Fransisco Horak netting the ball.

The 2-2 tie lasted only 19 minutes with both teams fighting furiously to win this game.

Austin Dotorski got one past Amity’s Goalie with just 41 seconds remaining. Amity took control of the ball briefly, but could not score in the last crucial seconds.

Hand outshot Amity 7-6.

Charles Henry for Hand and Amity’s Jeremy Merchant both made 4 save

Records: Hand 1-0-2; Amity 0-3