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Orange Resident Earns First Honors

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Nov 212019
 

Orange Resident Jake Forchetti, a Senior at Amity High School, earned first honors for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 school year.

Forchetti is the son of Peter and Jacqueline Forchetti.

Police Blotter: Man Accused Of Stealing Sign In Orange

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Nov 202019
 

On Nov. 11, at 11:55 a.m., Orange Police responded to Orange Center Road on a suspicious activity complaint regarding someone removing a town posted parking sign.

Investigation revealed that Frank C. Rogers, 86, of Orange, took the sign and drove off with it.

According to the report, he was taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny and released on a promise to appear in court Nov.22.

The Best Christmas Bake Sale Set For Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

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Nov 162019
 

Auxiliary treats are always made with love.

A longtime tradition in Orange is the OVFD Auxiliary Christmas Bake Sale.

The sale takes place on the same weekend as the Orange Holiday Festival. Just go to Treat Farm, 361 Old Tavern Road on Saturday, Nov. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Auxiliary women are – Hands Down – some of the best bakers in the region and every year they create something new and exciting that will have you wishing you’d bought more when you were there.

All kinds of Christmas goodies will be available, along with hot chocolate and hot spiced cider.

All proceeds support the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

We Highly Recommend it! Mark your calendars now and don’t forget!

Register Now For The Orange Lions Thanksgiving Dinner

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Nov 162019
 

Every year, the members of the Lions Club of Orange host a Thanksgiving Dinner at High Plains Community Center on the first Sunday after Thanksgiving (December 1, 2019) at 12 p.m.

The dinner is open to everyone but their target guests are the town’s elders, shut-ins, and all those in need of good food and fellowship.

Entertainment is provided.

If you plan to attend, please call Orange Community Services at (203) 891-4788 to get your name on the list. This will let the Lions know how many guests to expect so they will have enough food for everyone.

Transportation can be provided by the Community Services Transportation program. Call the Transportation Coordinator, Kim Callahan at (203) 891-4788 to arrange a ride.

Town Officials Swearing In On Friday

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Nov 142019
 

Board of Selectmen (2017)

A brief ceremony to welcome all of the newly elected Selectmen, Board and Commission members, Town Clerk, Tax Collector, and First Selectman Jim Zeoli will take place at High Plains Community Center on Friday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.

Everyone is invited to this bi-annual event.

Refreshments will be served.

Thank You For Remembering Annie Davis With Us

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Nov 142019
 

The “Friends of Annie Davis” (Lisa Hartshorn, Ken Lyke, Sue Smith, Marissa Russo, and Terri Miles) thank everyone who came out to Friday night’s fundraiser in honor of Annie “Elf Mama” Davis. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves.

We’d like to thank all of the local businesses and town offices, and individuals that contributed with generous gift baskets, gift certificates and other items that we gave away as raffle prizes:

Trader Joe’s, First Selectman Jim Zeoli, Chowder Pot, Eli’s, VideoLab, Chip’s Restaurant, Knight’s, Beachside Nutrition, Orange CERT, Cherilyn Miles, Amelie Choiniere, Zoey Girl, The Russo Family, Yia Yia & Amelie, Toni Sowitcky, Subway Corporate Headquarters, 221 Post Salon, Coromandel, Georgina’s Hair Studio, Two Guys, OVFD Auxiliary, Cork and Barrel of Hamden. Mr. Kold Kuts, Ken.

We also want to acknowledge the following people who made monetary donations: Orange Police Department, Orange Fire Marshal’s Office, and Orange Community Services Department.

In addition, thank you to the Orange Ale House for providing us with a wonderful buffet and a large, clean venue for this event. Your staff is the best.

Also, Cherilyn, Toni, Marie and, of course, Mary and Amelie for your tireless help all evening. We couldn’t have done it so seamlessly without you. Special thanks to Nick Bencivengo for your help.

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: Woodbridge Homicide Victim Identified

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Nov 132019
 

Here is a followup to a previous story regarding a body found in Woodbridge.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the body of a deceased male that was located Saturday evening in a wooded area along Woodfield Road.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has positively identified the victim in this homicide investigation to be Abdur Terrell, age 28, of New Haven, CT. The victim was found to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Woodbridge Police Department at (203) 387-2511.

No further information is available for release at this time.

OCC Hosts Trail Maintenance Day At Housatonic Overlook

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Nov 122019
 

A view from the Housatonic Overlook (Orange’s waterfront property).

The Orange Conservation Commission (OCC) is hosting a “trail maintenance day” at the Housatonic Overlook and Tucker’s Ridge Open Space located at 672 High Ridge Road in Orange on Saturday, November 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Participants are encouraged to wear work gloves and warm footwear and welcomed to bring rakes, small pruning tools, etc. We will be clearing branches and debris from trails and picking up trash.

Saturday is predicted to be a cold 38 degrees, so dress appropriately.

The OCC will provide water and trash bags. It will be canceled in the event of rain.

This is a fun way to learn about the trail! Please come out and help maintain Orange’s beautiful open spaces!

Today The Full Beaver Moon Will Grace The Heavens

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Nov 122019
 

The Farmer’s Almanac reports the following:

November’s Full Beaver Moon reached its peak fullness Tuesday, November 12, at 8:34 a.m.

The full moon has this name because this is when beavers become extremely active in building their winter dams in preparation for the cold weather. These nocturnal creatures work very hard under the light of the full moon.

Although the weather may keep us from seeing it, the power of the full moon will still be in full force.

 

Body Found in Woodbridge Woods

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Nov 102019
 

The Woodbridge Police Department has had a busy day. Here is a press release from the department in regards to a body found there Saturday evening.

The Woodbridge Police Department is currently conducting an active criminal investigation after the body of an apparent homicide victim was located last evening in a wooded area on Woodfield Road.

The incident is related to a report of a missing person being investigated by the New Haven Police Department.

Detectives from the CT State Police Central District Major Crime Unit have been on scene and are assisting in the investigation.

The body has since been removed from the scene and transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be performed to positively confirm the victim’s identity and the cause of death.