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Girls Volleyball: Win Some Lose One, Amity’s Season Looking Good

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Sep 202017
 

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A Look Back

Coach Seth Davis’s Lady Spartans Volleyball team hosted the Staples Wreckers on Friday, Sept 8 in Woodbridge.

The two teams had three close games and two where the winner was cut and dried.

Amity Bows To Staples In Home Opener

Amity 2, Staples 3
Game scores: 14-25, 27-25, 25-22, 16-25, 16-14
Amity’s Noteable Players:  Abby Harbinson 24 kills 3 blocks, Jaiden Williams 35 assists, Dani Nordyk 6 kills
Records: Amity 0-1, Staples 1-0
Next on Monday, Sept. 11 they played Daniel Hand in Woodbridge and won 3-0.
On Thursday, Sept. 14, the Lady Spartans shut out the Foran Lions in Milford
Another victory was seen on Friday, Sept 15 at Lyman Hall. The final score was 3-1.

Lady Spartans Shut Out Governors

On  Sept. 18, the Lady Spartans hosted the Wilbur Cross Governors in Woodbridge and won all three games:  25-11, 25-21, 25-13

Amity 3, Wilbur Cross 0

Amity’s Noteworthy Players

Dani Nordyk 8 kills 3 aces, Maddy Adzigian 5 kills, Jaiden Williams 27 assists

Records: Amity: 4-1 (4-0), Wilbur Cross 2-2 (1-2)

Amity Shows East Haven How It’s Done In Woodbridge

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the Lady Spartans welcomed the East Haven Yellow Jackets in Woodbridge.

Seth Davis’s Girls kept up the momentum and shut out East Haven 3-0

Game Scores: 25-18, 25-22, 25-20

Amity’s Noteworthy players

Abby Harbinson 20 kills, Jaiden Williams 40 assists, Dani Nordyk 5 digs  3 kills

East Haven’s Noteworthy players

Kylie Schlottman 6 kills , Summer Onorato 7 Kills, Julia SanGiovanni 4 Blocks

Records: Amity 5-1, East Haven 5-1

Keep up the good work girls!

Amity Middle School Orange Student Wins Regional Essay Contest

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Sep 192017
 

Amity Middle School Orange student, Jasmina Krehic — eighth grade, has won the third annual New England League of Middle Schools essay contest. The contest was done in partnership with the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS).

This year’s topic was “What is it Like to be a Young Adolescent Today?”

NHMS representatives came to Amity Middle School in Orange with an official NASCAR race car to present Jasmina with 25 tickets to the upcoming featured NASCAR Monster Energy Series event in Loudon, New Hampshire.

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Shown in the photo are: Jasmina Krehic, the winner of the New England League of Middle School essay contest; Amity Middle School Orange 7th Grade teacher Sarah Sharkey; and the New Hampshire Motor Speedway mascot, Milo the Moose.

Girls Swimming: Way To Go, Three In A Row!

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Sep 192017
 

The Lady Spartans Swimming and Diving Team was on the road Monday, but they didn’t have to travel far (Foran High School, Milford) to win their third consecutive meet.

Amity 100, Foran 81

Amity’s Winning Events

200 yard Medley Relay: A- 2:01.31 Molly Cox, Emma Grabowski, Christiane Delda, Amanda Hendrick

200 Ind. Medley: A-2:26.45 Molly Cox

50-yard Freestyle: A- 26.70 Amanda Hendrick

200-yard Freestyle Relay: A- 1:49.70 Vera Belfonti, Chris

100 Freestyle: A- 58.80 Kayleigh Foley

500-yard Freestyle: A- 5:55.52 Alexis Halstead

200-yard Freestyle Relay: A- 1:49.70 Vera Belfonti, Chris Delda, Kayleigh Foley, Amanda Hendrick

100-yard Backstroke: A- 1:04.53 Molly Cox

Foran’s Winning Events

200-yard Freestyle: F- 2:00,71 Jordan MacDonald

Diving: F- 263.70 Emma Longley

100-yard Butterfly: F- 1:00.00 Jordan MacDonald

100 yard Breaststroke: F- 1:22.10 Kaya Vital

400 yard Freestyle Relay: F- 4:12.12 Arianna Chen, Emily Eschweiler, Ana O’Connor, Jordan MacDonald

Record: Amity 3-0

This Just In: SAT Test Scores, School Rankings Announced

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Sep 182017
 

The Connecticut SAT test scores and updated rankings for the 2016-17 school year were posted to SchoolDigger TODAY.

We know that many Orange and Amity residents moved here because of the schools. Now you can see for yourself how the Orange and Region 5 Districts ranked against other Connecticut schools.

The Orange School District ranked 40th out of 132 in the state of Connecticut.

Here’s how each of the three elementary schools rated:

Peck Place School

Peck Place School 

Grades 1-6

349 Students

13.4 Student/Teacher Ratio

84.6 Average Standard Score (2017)

Ranked #79

Down 10 slots from last year

Race Brook School

Race Brook School

Grades 1-6

369 Students

12.7 Student/Teacher Ratio

76.6 Average Standard Score (2017)

Ranked #145

Down 6 slots from last year

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Turkey Hill School

Grades 1-6

293 Students

12.2 Student/Teacher Ratio

72.2 Average Standard Score (2017)

Ranked #161

Down 75 slots from last year

Amity Regional District #5 ranked 6th of 132 Connecticut districts

Amity Middle School Orange ranked in the top 10 of 240 Connecticut Middle Schools

Amity Middle School 

Grades 7-8

392 Students

11.5 Student/Teacher Ratio

92.3 Average Standard Score (2017)

Ranked #8

UP 20 slots from last year

Amity High School ranked in the top 20 of 109 Connecticut High Schools

Amity High School 

Grades 9-12

1,524 Students

12.1 Student/Teacher Ratio

88.8 Average Standard Score (2017)

Ranked #12

Retains same ranking as last year

 

 

Have You Seen Pitsy?

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Sep 182017
 

Pitsy is a 16-year-old calico cat. She was last seen in her yard on Sunset Drive last Thursday.

She is about 12 lbs, walks with limp ( front paws) is gentle, a little skittish ( less so with age).

Her name is Pitsy – but sometimes more likely to answer to nickname ” Pit.”

Her family is heartbroken.

If you see her or know of her whereabouts, please call Deborah at 434-616-1369.

Sept. 19 Town Plan and Zoning Commission Meeting Agenda

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Sep 182017
 

The Orange Town Plan and Zoning Commission meets at Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 with new chairman Ozzie Parente at the helm.

1. Review of the Minutes from the August 1, 2017, meeting.

2. Old Business.

3. New Business.

PUBLIC HEARINGS 8:00 p.m. *(5)

4. *PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING REGULATIONS –
-Submitted by the Estate of Dominic F. Farina, Trustee. To Amend the Orange Zoning Regulations relative to Hotel Development in the Light Industrial LI-2 District. Also to provide language which defines “Lot Frontage” and amends required “conference facility space for hotels”. (Continued from the September 5, 2017 meeting.)

5. *PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE PLAN OF CONSERVATION AND
DEVELOPMENT – Upon the initiative of the Orange Town Plan & Zoning
Commission. To amend the Orange Plan of Conservation & Development
regarding Transit Oriented Development in the Town of Orange. (Continued
from the August 1 & August 15, 2017 meetings.)

6. *PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING MAP – Upon the initiative of
the Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission. The proposed change is to clarify
the Zoning Designation for TODD eligible properties located on Marsh Hill
Road. (Continued from the August 1 & August 15, 2017 meetings.)

7. *PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING REGULATIONS –
-Submitted upon the initiative of the Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission.
To amend Article XXIV – Transit Oriented Development District of the Orange
Zoning Regulations. (Continued from the August 1 & August 15, 2017
meetings.)

8. *PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING REGULATIONS –
-Upon the initiative of the Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission.
To extend the Moratorium on TODD Development to December 31, 2017; to
enable the TPZC to examine, study, and review the existing TODD Regulations.

Could “First Responders Day” Replace “Columbus Day” as a Federal Holiday?

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Sep 182017
 

Orange resident Mary Hurley started a White House Petition to make 9/11 an official Federal Holiday called First Responders’ Day.

Here is her reasoning:

The events of September 11th are still very fresh in the minds of most Americans. The heroic acts of First Responders on that day should be rightly honored right along side our nation’s veterans on Veteran’s Day, and those that gave their lives for this country on Memorial Day.

The Federal Government will usually only recognize a certain number of Federal Holidays per year. Columbus Day has become a more and more controversial holiday each year. Moreover, it’s a holiday that no one really celebrates anyway. The American people will benefit more from First Responders’ Day to honor those First Responders who gave their lives and for those that still live with the scars of that fateful day far more than Columbus Day.

Click HERE for the petition page.

Looking For A Condo In The Area? This May Be It!

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Sep 182017
 

Orange resident, Realtor Denise Mirto is handling this listing at 52 Greenview Lane, #52, Milford.

Just reduced by $5,000, this 887 sqft 1 bed, 1 bathroom condo with splendid views of the Housatonic River and ready for immediate occupancy is available for $159,000.

New kitchen cabinets and floor. New carpeting and the unit is all freshly painted.

Features include A/C, furnace, and hot water heater all 2 years old. It has a large utility closet in the kitchen and a small deck by front entry to sit and enjoy the views.

This unit is one flight up.

Call Denise at 203-701-4848 or e-mail denisemirto@gmail.com

Orange Lions Club Announces Its Comedy Night Fundraiser

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Sep 182017
 

The Orange Lions Club is proud to bring back by popular demand Comedy Night! Come join us for an exciting night of great food, beverages, and fun.

This year the event will feature a variety of Comedians to entertain and amuse you. They will have you rolling with laughter.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 14, 2017, at St. Barbara Hall at 480 Racebrook Road, Orange. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $30.00 pp and VIP tickets are $35.00 Reserve a table for family and friends!!

There will be basket raffles, door prizes, a cash bar, beer and wine, coffee and dessert. Call 203-795-9651 for more information or to reserve a table!

You don’t want to miss this!!

Amity Academic Hall of Honor and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Ticket Deadline Approaching

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Sep 182017
 

The 2017-2018 Amity Academic Hall of Honor and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at Grassy Hill Country Club, Orange on Thursday, October 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Dinner tickets are $50 in advance with a purchase deadline of September 29th. There will be no tickets
for purchase at the door.

For Athletic Hall of Fame tickets make checks payable to the Amity Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame, and
send to Amity High School Athletic Department, Attention: Lori Bonney, 25 Newton Road, Woodbridge
CT 06525.

For Academic Hall of Honor tickets make checks payable to the Amity Hall of Honor, and mail to Amity
District Office, Attention: Carol Lange, 25 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525.

Scott Feinberg

EDITOR’S NOTE: Back when he was a Sophomore or Junior at Amity, I hired one of this year’s honorees, Scott Feinberg, as a freelancer for the Amity Observer Newspaper. I was so impressed with his attention to detail and can-do attitude and more so, his knowledge of film and an uncanny ability to choose the winners in each category of the Academy Awards year after year. 

I am so proud of this young man and have followed his professional career for more than a decade as he lives his dream. Congratulations, Scott!