Wireless Zone, Orange Helps Children In Need

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Jul 192017

The National Retail Federation predicted the average person with children in grades K-12 would spend $97.74 on school supplies such as notebooks, pencils, and backpacks.

With more than 16 million children in the U.S. living in poverty, Orange Wireless Zone, 330 Boston Post Road, is working to alleviate the rising costs of school supplies through the fifth annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway in partnership with The Cellular Connection (TCC) and Culture of Good.

On Sunday, July 23 between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., the local Wireless Zone and TCC stores will be inviting Orange families and their children to pick up a backpack filled with school supplies, and this is expected to be the biggest year yet with more than 230,000 backpacks full of books expected to be delivered in 2017.

Mark Your Calendars For The Senior Health And Safety Fair

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Jul 182017

The Laughter Yoga Club demonstrated their moves at a past senior health fair.

The 16th Annual Health and Safety Fair will take place at the High Plains Community Center on Friday, September 15 from 9:30 am to 12 noon.

Vendors representing all sorts of agencies will be on hand to give out information about products and services that benefit older adults.

There will be raffle prizes and refreshments.

Sponsored by Coldwell Banker, Orange Visiting Nurses Association, Maplewood of Orange and the Orange Senior Center.

Admission is free.

For more information call 203-891-4784.

Klarides On Malloy’s Call For A 90-Day Budget

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Jul 182017

“Having the state run by executive fiat is the least attractive scenario that we face. House Republicans are prepared to vote on our two-year budget now, and formulated a temporary, one-month budget version as well that does not gut social services programs.’’

Republicans raised concerns before the end of the fiscal year about social services being cut and about allowing raises for judges to go forward absent the enactment of a budget.

How’s This For A Practical, Unique, Affordable Item?

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Jul 172017

bg4p5If you have a dog, you know what it’s like to have to put Rabies tags and Licenses on his or her collar. Without the proper tools, it can be time-consuming and be aggravating to add or change them.

Many pet owners like to gift their dogs (and cats) with a new collar or a temporary festive collar, but what do you do with the tags?

There is a wonderful device that was created just for these types of situations. It’s called the Rubit Tag Holder. You can buy them online for $4.49 for a small one to $5.99 for a large one, then it’s a bit more for shipping and handling.

But Zoey Girl Pet Services, at 185 Boston Post Road, Orange in the Hitchcock Plaza, has them for just $5 and you don’t have to wait for delivery.

Gone are the heavy “S” Clips that require pliers to attach the tag, and also to put it on the collar. The Rubit has a round metal holder that is easy to open and slip the tags on. Then simply clip the spring loaded holder onto the collar for easy changes anytime.

If you are a pet owner or know one, this could be the best gift you ever received or gave. It is so easy and convenient that it will change the way you look at switching your dog’s collar forever.

Call Zoey Girl at 230-606-9220 for hours and rush in now and get a Rubit Tag Holder for any pet owner you know!


Orange Dems Plan Annual Picnic

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Jul 172017

Save the Date for Wednesday, August 30 come meet the Democratic candidates who are running for office in your town and your state at the High Plains Pavilion during the Annual Meet the Candidates Picnic. 
Cost is $25 per person. For tickets, Call Jody at 203-314-9975 or Bob at 203-530-7206.
If you would like to help with the election, contact Jody Dietch Chairman of the Orange Democratic Town Committee at
You can find the Orange Democrats on Facebook or www.orangedems.org. 

We Need YOU-Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival

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Jul 162017

The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival will be held again this year beginning on Thursday, August 3 through Sunday, August 6.

Help is again gratefully accepted and very much needed in the main food tent.

High school students looking for community service hours are also invited.

If you are interested in giving of your time for a few hours, especially on Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. for the day shift, or the evening time, beginning at 4 p.m.

Help is also needed on Sunday, beginning at noontime. The carnival does not go into the evening on Sunday.

We will also need some assistance on Thursday and on Friday beginning at 4:30 p.m.

If your company would like to volunteer together, as a group that would be great and very much appreciated.

Coldwell Banker-Orange volunteers on Thursday night. Real Living-Wareck D’Ostilio is putting together volunteers for Friday evening

Please remember that aside from having a good time pitching in with your neighbors and friends to help, the volunteer fire department also helps keep our town taxes lower.

The carnival is held rain or shine unless it’s called off due to dangerous weather.

Call or email Denise Mirto to add your name 203-464-9972 call or text or even better email at denise.mirto@gmail.com

Coming Up At The Library The GREAT Basement Book Sale

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Jul 152017

Come to one of the most anticipated events of the year at the Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, on Saturday, July 15.

The Friends of the Case Memorial Library presents its first Summer GREAT Basement Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Bank Robbery UPDATE

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Jul 142017

With the assistance of the Woodbridge and New Haven Police Departments, the suspect vehicle involved in Tuesday’s robbery at TD Bank on the Boston Post Road in Orange, was recovered On Thursday, July 13.

According to police, the 2017 Ford Fusion was an overdue rental from a rental company in New Haven. Orange Police Detectives will process the car for trace evidence along with evidence initially recovered at the scene.

Additionally,  Orange Police Detectives canvassed area businesses and discovered some more video of the vehicle and suspects. The male driver was captured on CCTV on foot attempting to recover evidence and a second female passenger is seen in the getaway car. The primary suspect (the woman accused of robbing the bank) was captured on CCTV without the wig she wore during the incident.

Orange Police continue to request the public’s help in tracking these suspects down. Any information should be forwarded to Detective Peter Kingston at 203-891-2138.

Ford Fusion recovered in New Haven

Shabbat At The Beach Postponed Again

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Jul 142017

Another rainy Friday, and hence, another cancellation of the annual “Or Shalom at the Beach” service.

The event is re-scheduled for FridayJuly 28 at 7 p.m. 

Tonight’s Shabbat service will take place in the Congregation Or Shalom sanctuary, at 7 p.m.

Droning On In Orange: Fire And Police Train On A Valuable Tool

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Jul 132017

On Thursday, July 13, the Orange Fire Department hosted police and fire personnel from across the state in a special flight training program.

More than a dozen students participated in classroom and hands-on drone operation training. Experts were brought in to teach the class, which will culminate in a required Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam.

The men learned the ins and outs of drones and how to fly them safely, but not for play — for use on the job and at emergency scenes.

The weather was a factor in Thursday’s scheduled training, which was split between the air-conditioned room at Station 2 and out in the thick humidity at the Old Tavern Park baseball fields, where 3-4 drones could be flown at once before the rain began to fall.

Orange Fire Marshal Tim Smith said his office acquired a drone about a month ago utilizing grant money.

Drones have proved to be a valuable tool for fire departments, fire marshals’ offices, and police departments during emergency situations.

As a fire marshal, Smith said he can use the drone to fly over buildings to take aerial imagery for emergency planning to note what is on a roof, such as solar panels, HVAC systems, etc. In addition, they can fly over a large complex, such as a senior housing or shopping center and map out points of interest, including fire hydrants, sprinkler connections, and the locations of any hazardous tanks.

Drone operation also will be useful during fires and for fire investigations to get a different perspective that previously could only be done with a helicopter.

Smith said there are strict regulations in place for drone operation and on Friday, the class will be inside preparing to take the FAA Part 107 Airman’s exam.

Another class scheduled in the fall is already filled up, according to Smith.