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.

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. 

Mirto Joins RealLiving Wareck D’Ostilio

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Jul 252017

RealLiving Wareck D’ostilio agency of Milford recently welcomed Denise Mirto to its family of Real Estate Agents.

A Realtor since 1995, Denise is a seasoned agent with extensive experience in all aspects of the real estate industry allowing her to anticipate and circumvent any obstacles throughout the process. She has the knowledge and professional contacts to call upon for inspections, mortgage, insurance, legal services and home warranty programs.

Well respected by both her clients and her peers, Denise has earned the Advanced Buyer Representation (ABR) designation and is an E-PRO specialist. Meeting people and helping them through the real estate process is her passion.

A lifelong resident of Orange, Denise enjoys community service and has been the voice as well as major organizer of the annual Orange Country Fair. She is a Past President of Orange Little League, Past member of Amity Board of Education, Volunteer at the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival for 22 years, Past President of Turkey Hill School PTA, and has served on other various Boards and Commissions in Orange. Married to Attorney Robert Mirto, they have two sons.

Denise’s areas of expertise are in residential single family and condominiums, and luxury homes throughout Greater New Haven, Orange, and Milford. She excels in her negotiation techniques, working as a first-time buyer consultant, in relocation situations, and preparing a home for marketing. Outstanding customer service has always been her top priority and has consistently maintained an outstanding reputation for high ethics and careful attention to every detail of a transaction.

If you’re in the market for a new home or are ready to sell your home, call Denise at 203-701-4848 or e-mail denisemirto@gmail.com

Denise Comeau Mirto
Real Estate Professional
174 Cherry Street
Milford, CT 06460

Police: Orange Man Charged With DUI Following Accident

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Jul 242017

Orange police responded to the scene of a one-car accident on Route 34,  July 13 at 9:49 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers observed a single car had gone off the roadway and into the guardrail. The driver, Robert Kroepel, 51, of Orange, was outside the vehicle, and officers had him perform standardized roadside sobriety tests. was

Kroepel was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and making an improper turn.

He was released after posting $50 bond for an undisclosed court date.




Open House: 3 Bedroom Raised Ranch With Bonus Square Footage

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Jul 232017

BEST BUY! Classic 3 bedroom, 2.1 bath, 1,983 sqft Raised Ranch with fabulous first floor Great Room with skylights and cathedral ceilings! See it today at 391 Rosebud Lane, Orange, from 1-2:30 p.m.

Vintage Eat in kitchen with newer appliances. BONUS 616sf (not included in square footage) in finished lower level that features huge family room with wood-burning fireplace, office, combination half bath/laundry room and storage room for all those Costco goodies!
Lots of space here for everyone! Keep your energy costs down with economical main level pellet stove and leased Vivent Solar System.
Oversized, deep level yard bordered by woods features sunny above ground pool with gated deck and bridge to deck off Great Room Great flow and layout.
Quiet non-thorough fare street yet convenient to shopping. VALUE PRICED at $350,000 TO SELL FAST!

Orange Police: Erratic Driver Charged With DUI

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Jul 222017

Orange police responded to a report of an erratic driver traveling in the wrong lane on Old Tavern Road on June 10 at 6:38 p.m.

Officers stopped the car near Drummond Road and during the investigation, they reportedly detected the odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage emanating from the driver’s breath.

Lee Porcu, 37, of New Haven was administered standardized field sobriety tests and he was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, evading responsibility, failure to drive in a proper lane and following too close.


Porcu was released on a $50 cash bond for court June 26.