Meat Products Recalled Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

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Jul 272017

An Item available at Sam’s Club has been recalled. The government says the Health Risk is HIGH.
Following is a press release:

Stefano’s Foods, Inc., a Charlotte, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 981 pounds of Stromboli products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains eggs, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.

The frozen meatball Stromboli items, produced on June 24, 2017, were incorrectly packaged in a box labeled as pepperoni and Italian sausage Stromboli. The following product is subject to recall:

  • 18.5-oz. boxes containing two pieces of “SCREAMIN’ SICILIAN PIZZA CO. STROMBOLI SUPREMUS MAXIMUS PEPPERONI & ITALIAN SAUSAGE” with an “Enjoy by 2/19/2018” date and a lot code of 70010117517.

 The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 19140” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distribution center in Wisconsin.

A company employee discovered the problem on July 21, 2017, during the firm’s routine product packaging activities.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recall.

Orange Police Blotter: Man Charged with Assault, Criminal Mischief

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Jul 272017

Officers responded to the A to Z Pet Shop on the Boston Post Road on a disturbance complaint July 17 at 1:32 p.m.

The investigation revealed that Juan Salvatierra, 27, of New Haven had assaulted a store employee. According to the report, Salvatierra struck the victim then smashed the victim’s cell phone onto the pavement outside the store.

Officers took Salvatierra into custody and he was charged with third-degree assault, breach of peace and criminal mischief.

He was released on $500 bond for court July 18.

Missing Cat, Family Heartbroken

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Jul 272017

This cat was last seen last Wednesday, July 19 in the Meeting House Lane, Orange area.
The cat was groomed and her hair was shorter so she looks much smaller than in this picture.
Please keep an eye out for her, the family is heartbroken.
If you see her or know where she is, call Frank at 203-526-5378.

Orange Police: Woman Charged With Larceny

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Jul 262017

Officers responded to the Kohl’s store, 250 Bull Hill Lane on a shoplifting complaint on July 18 at 2:19 p.m.

According to the report, Isabel Vega, 25, of New Haven allegedly took $183 worth of clothing and accessories from the store without paying. Store employees stopped her outside the store and detained her until police arrived.

Vega was charged with sixth-degree larceny and released on a written promise to appear in court on August 1.

Wednesday Morning Accident Leaves Motorcyclist in Critical Condition

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Jul 262017

On Wednesday, July 26, at about 7:23 a.m. Orange Police Department was notified of a motor vehicle crash with serious injuries on Derby Avenue (Rt. 34) near the intersection of Orange Center Road (Rt. 152).
On arrival officers found the crash involved a Sports Utility vehicle and a motorcycle, with the motorcyclist suffering significant injuries including a life threatening head injury.  The motorcyclist was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital and is currently listed as critical.
The motorcyclist is a 67-year-old male whose name is being withheld pending notification of family members.  He was not wearing a helmet.
Preliminary information shows that the driver of the SUV changed lanes and the motorcycle then made contact with the rear of the SUV.  The driver of the SUV remained at the scene and is cooperating with this investigation.
This crash occurred during a period of moderate traffic volume, and anyone who may have witnessed it is asked to contact Orange Police to assist in the reconstruction of this incident.  Please contact 203-891-2130 and ask for Sergeant LaPlante or e-mail rlaplante@orange-ct.gov

Dottie Berger’s Endorsement Speech for Incumbent Jim Zeoli

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Jul 262017

The Orange Republicans hosted their caucus at High Plains Community Center on Wednesday, July 19. 

Former First Selectman Dottie Berger gave the following speech to endorse incumbent First Selectman Jim Zeoli for the upcoming municipal election: 

Good Evening.

Charles Dickens wrote = “It was the best of times it was the worst of times.”

Today we are in the times of uncertainty. That is one of the major challenges to be faced by our towns and cities. However, in our town, I see one man who is prepared to address that uncertainty. — That person is James Zeoli, He’s started already. 

Just as Joseph stored the grain for his people in Biblical times and just as the farmer of today maintains a strong hand on the tiller keeping a straight forward line. Jim has done so in governing our town by storing in the barn a healthy fund balance. 

With foresight over the past years, town expenditures have been closely monitored. 

The guiding word for spending town funds is NEED. In an orderly fashion, the town departments’ NEEDS are met. 

As I reviewed the town budget and bond projects it appears that every department received needed funding to maintain the quality of town services expected. 

People make things happen. Jim’s appointments are of those who are knowledgeable and who best will serve the town of Orange. 

Jim’s knowledge of the demands of town operations – trust me he knows – is uncanny. 

Ask about a truck – don’t because for the next 10 minutes he will talk about what it can do; concerned about the habitat at the conservation sites – prepare for a lecture on flora and fauna – and who else finally could get the flag pole painted while the church steeple was being tended. 

At the same time, he is diligently working with Economic Development seeking to improve the tax base with quality businesses. 

So important for this allows the community to maintain an outstanding school system, the leading priority in our town forever. 

He is Johnny on the Spot. He possesses the “common touch” Rudyard Kipling wrote of. He is a roll up the sleeves person. He is committed to providing the best services to the young, the elderly and those in between – through the support of those “helping hand special places” – Case Memorial Library, Community Services, Park and Recreation and Visiting Nurse Association. 

He has provided for the safety and security of the community. He has kept pace in the ever changing business world of electronics and computers. 

He is dedicated to providing a quality of living in our town that we take for granted. He doesn’t take it for granted. He is on the job 24-hours a day making it happen. 

He is proud of our town and his mother and I are proud of him. He grew where he was planted and through his efforts he has produced a better Orange each year of his time in office. 

Without reservation, it is my privilege to nominate James Zeoli for the office of First Selectman of the Town of Orange. 

NOTE: Richard Cenami seconded the nomination and said a few words as well. 

Orange Chamber Elects New Board Members

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Jul 262017

The Orange Chamber of Commerce announced the election of new Board members and the officers for the 2017-2018 term. Starting in September, the officers are: president, Richard Zorena, UBS/ Eng Zorena Wealth Consulting, vice president, Silveras Sboui, Manager, Peoples United Bank Orange, treasurer, Isabel LaRue, Manager, TD Bank Milford,  secretary, Maria Sandillo, Apicella Adjusters Orange and immediate past president, Katerina Miller, Lead Analyst-Power Procurement, UIL Holdings Corp.

Newly elected to serve on the Board are Brian Clarke, Connecticut Capital Management Group Milford, Janet Harrison, Manager, The Milford Bank, Orange/Milford, Leslie Marsh, Cruise Planners, Pamela Perrelli, Sales Manager, Courtyard Marriott Orange.

Returning members-at-large include Cathy Bradley, Prindle Hill Construction, Lou DeSimone, Cellini Jewelers, The Orange sTimes, Vincent Marino, Cohen & Wolf Attorneys at Law, Nick Mastrangelo, Coldwell Banker, Michael Paolini, Michael Paolini CPA, Rick Roberts, Freeman, Freeman Roberts, Annemarie Sliby, Orange Economic Development, and Sue Vigorito, Stoney Creek Urgent Care.

The Orange Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to provide programs and activities for the education, interaction, growth, and support of the business community in the Greater Orange area. The Chamber has established goals to increase membership through recruitment and retention activities, to provide business-focused program, and to increase awareness and support of the Chamber’s efforts to increase area business.

Amity Pop Warner Cheer Seeks Coaches For 2017 Season

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Jul 262017

Our program is growing and we need you!

Amity Pop Warner cheer still needs coaches for the Junior Pee Wee cheer team, composed of girls ages 8-10. Teach them sideline routines to perform on game day, and competition routines for Southern CT and State Championships and, if they qualify, New England Regional and National Championships.
Our cheer program is competitive. We have numerous SCPW, State, and New England Region titles, and three National Championships!
If you want to work with a dedicated and enthusiastic group of athletes, then this is the position for you. Now that Cheer is back at Amity High School it is more important than ever that we grow our Pop Warner Cheer program. Come take on a leadership role and have a positive impact on these girls lives.
The season begins on Tuesday, August 1. If you are interested, please contact Assistant Cheer Coordinator Tina Zito, amitypwcheer@gmail.com, or Cheer Coordinator Alicia Soderquist at amitycoach@att.net

Don’t Forget To Visit The Orange Tax Collector’s Office

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Jul 242017

Following is a message from Orange Tax Collector Sandra Pierson:

To avoid paying interest on your tax bills, PAY EARLY, and make sure the correct bill number is listed on all checks and online checksChecks must be signedWritten amount must be legible and match the numeric amount, – if we can’t read it we can’t process it. Your check must be written in pen.

Payment coupon should be enclosed with payment

If you pay with an online check be sure to make your financial institution aware of the August 1, 2017, date.

As the last day to pay approaches, the office is extremely busy.  If you mail in a payment U.S. postmarked on or prior to August 1, 2017, it is considered on time even if we don’t process it until after that date. 

If your check is returned for any reason your original post mark doesn’t apply. A replacement check must be postmarked by August 1, 2017, to be considered on time.

Don’t Miss This Year’s Gala — Rubix Kube is Not To Be Missed!

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Jul 242017

“RUBIX KUBE – the galaxy’s most original ’80s tribute band” and their EIGHTIES STRIKES BACK SHOW – headlines the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation’s fifteenth annual Evening for the Arts Gala Benefit on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. and is preceded by an Evening for the Arts reception at 6 p.m., which includes complimentary wine and beer, a dessert bar and silent and live auctions. Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396. (1-877-278-7396). Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door.

RUBIX KUBE and their EIGHTIES STRIKES BACK SHOW is a one-of-a-kind, interactive ’80s time warp extravaganza. RUBIX KUBE is led by a male and female dynamic duo of karma chameleons, able to transform in-the-blink-of-an-eye into the voice and character of any ’80s icon. Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince, Devo, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen, Aerosmith and more! Their supporting sidekicks are some of the most excellent and versatile musicians around, including Steve Brown of the million-selling Rock band TRIXTER and David Z from The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. All are decked out in vibrant, vintage ’80s threads and with enough hairspray to take down Freddy Krueger, The Terminator, and all The Gremlins at once. The KUBE is able to crank out Pop, Rock, New Wave, and Dance hits from the decade of decadence, and perform them just like the originals – yet with their own gnarly twist.  This fast-paced, exhilarating show is truly a most AWESOME ‘80s experience.

“RUBIX KUBE is so exciting – they look like and sound like the real thing! It’s a ’80s party so guests should feel free to come dressed in their favorite ’80s garb,” said Judy Primavera, co-founder, and president of the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation.  “There is something for everyone – excellent entertainment, yummy desserts, and ‘totally rad’ auction and raffle items to bring home.” 

The Gala also showcases the talents of young aspiring performers involved in the foundation’s programs at Square Foot Theatre in Wallingford, Amity High School’s Creative Theatre, and Broadway Method Academy in Fairfield. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Jared Brown, Artistic Director of Square Foot Theatre with Amity Creative Theatre’s Rob and Andrea Kennedy and Broadway Method Academy’s Connor Deane & J. Scott Handley serving as co-hosts.

The Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the educational enrichment and professional development of young artists and early career professionals, was founded to celebrate the memory of Orange, CT, resident Jamie Alaine Hulley. All proceeds from the Gala are dedicated to scholarships, educational programs and grants in the arts throughout Connecticut especially in the greater New Haven and Fairfield counties.  Since the foundation’s creation in 2002, nearly 750,000 in scholarships and grants have been awarded which have touched the lives of thousands of area youth each year. For information on the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, visit www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org, call (203) 891-8869, or email: jamieart@snet.net.