Obituary: Virginia Lee Murray, 67, Beloved Wife of Robert Murray

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Jun 252015

Screen Shot 2015-06-25 at 2.19.06 PMVirginia Lee Murray, 67, of Orange passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in her home with her loving family beside her.

She was born on December 1, 1947 in New Haven to the late George and Virginia Stevens Phillips.

She was employed as a Nursing Supervisor at Milford Hospital for 43 years.

An active member of the community, she was the 2nd District President and the Unit #196 President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion.

A devoted and loving wife and mother, she is survived by her husband Robert Scott Murray, daughter Dina Doheny and her husband Daniel, granddaughter Rylee Doheny all of Milford, and sister Georgia Langley and her husband Edward of Ogdensburg, NY.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her sister Helen Phillips.

Calling hours are Friday, June 26, 2015 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, 135 N. Broad St., Milford.

A funeral service will be held in the Orange Congregational Church, Orange Center Rd., Orange on Saturday, June 27th at 10am.

Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in West Haven.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Legion Auxiliary Education Grant, P. O. Box 266, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

To leave condolences or for directions,  visit www.georgejsmithandson.com

Jun 212015

614 Hunting Hill Place

614 Hunting Hill Place

In the market for a home in Orange? Check out this open house today at 614 Hunting Hill Place, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

This single family 1,706 sq ft 7 Room, Vinyl sided Ranch style / Split Level at the end of a cul-de-sac, features, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, large Living Room w/ Fire Place, Dining Room, tiled Kitchen w/ stainless Steel Appliances, screened Porch off Kitchen. Master Bedroom w / Walk in closet & full Bathroom.

Lower Level w/ huge Family Room w/ sliders to a Patio with a beautiful grill area overlooking an in ground pool (new liner & filter), w/ a great .69 acre entertainment yard, shed / bar. walk up Attic, full finished Basement & a 2 car attached garage.

Minutes to center of town, Schools, Shopping, I-95 & Parkway. A must see. Offered for $379,900

MLS #: N10047185

Orange Resident Mark Boland Earns Bachelor’s Degree

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Jun 132015

Mark Boland, Grad

Mark Boland

Mark Boland of Orange graduated from Salve Regina University in Rhode Island on May 17 with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and History.

Mark played on the American Legion Baseball Team under Coach Bob Mirto.

Mark has been featured on Orange Live in the past as he played baseball in the Oldtime Baseball Game at St. Peter’s Field in North Cambridge, MA. for two consecutive years while in college.

His love for baseball continues as he takes a different path.

He is a substitute teacher and Head JV Coach at North Kingstown High School in Rhode Island.

Food Truck Festival Fun For All

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May 222015

IMG_4704The annual Race Brook School Food Truck Festival attracted plenty of quality food trucks and hungry visitors young and old.

No matter what your preference, there were vendors with something for everyone.

The band, Velocity, had people dancing and tapping their feet all around the fairgrounds. 

Craft vendors and a face painter set up tables under the pavilion and seemed to also be well received.

The organizers did a great job at making this a night to remember.



Chip’s Restaurant Hosts Pancakes for Parkinson’s Fundraiser

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Apr 282015

chips biz card adThe fourth annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s fundraising supper will take place at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, on Tuesday, April 28, with four seatings for dinners: 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Supper includes two pancakes, two eggs, bacon or sausage, and coffee or tea, all for $12.

Tickets may be pre-ordered or purchased at the door.

Proceeds will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to help find a cure for the millions suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Chip’s is donating all the food for the meal.

Raffle tickets will be sold for prizes including an Ipad, gourmet baskets, wine and more.

Checks for tickets, sponsorships and donations should be made out to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and sent to Team Fox/Jody Culmone, 65 Peck Hill Road, Woodbridge Ct 06525. For more information call 203-387-4182 or e-mail [email protected].

Originally Published on: Apr 19, 2015 @ 19:45

Second Publishing on: Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:06

2015 Orange Pasta Festa In New Location

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Apr 022015

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 4.15.29 PMEvery year three deserving residents are honored as Living Treasures at the annual Pasta Festa Dinner.

This year, the festivities will take place at the Grassy Hill Lodge, 77 Sodom Lane, Derby on Friday, May 15 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Tickets went on sale today, April 2 at $20 per person. Tables of 8 to 10 are available. (If you wish to be seated with particular people, payment for the group must be made at the same time. Otherwise there is no guarantee that you will be seated together.)

The event includes raffle prizes, dinner and presentation of the Living Treasure Awards.

Tickets are available at the Community Services Office at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road.

Call 203-891-4784 for more information or to donate a prize for the raffle.


Prom Shopping Event On Sunday, March 29

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Mar 292015

10590567_867086490023952_7126293139034088673_nIt’s Prom time, you’ve found the perfect dress, now complete your look with gorgeous accessories.

Material Girls, 463 Boston Post Road, Orange, is hosting a special Prom shopping event on Sunday, March 29 from 12 – 6 p.m.
Shop with friends, or family and save when you shop this fabulous event.
Discounts, raffles, refreshments too. Please share this event with your friends, & R.S.V.P.
Special offers on most purchases for your Prom, or other purchases during the event.

BREAKING: “Good Old Fashioned Police Work” Two Bank Robbery Suspects In Custody

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Mar 242015

11069266_795787230474701_7060743136990343596_nOrange Police Investigators worked through the night and at 3:30 a.m. today took two suspects into custody.

Police continued their investigation and received information from witnesses and the public throughout the evening hours.  An anonymous tip led officers to several Facebook pages where they were able to identify the suspect,Brian Gittings, 27, of 19 Trolley Bridge Road, Shelton, and the driver of the getaway car, Amy Miranti, 23, of 47 Pine Street, Trumbull.

Shelton Police Detective Chris Nugent assisted in the investigation along with members of the Shelton Police Department where the suspect was taken into custody by Orange Detectives.  Both Gittings and Miranti have criminal historys.

Both were charged with third-degree robbery, fourth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny and held on $25,000.00 bond. They will be 20695_795787237141367_224289534460672699_narraigned in Derby Superior court this morning.

“This is an example of using good old fashion police work combined with today’s social media that led to the successful  and quick arrests in this case.  The Orange Police want to thank the public for spreading the word on yesterdays robbery and calling in leads to Investigators,”  said Assistant Chief Anthony Cuozzo.

Lieutenant Andrew Steinbrick and Detective Brian Petrucelli led the investigation.


Police: Woman Fled the Scene Of An Accident

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Mar 142015

Police Blotter Logo thx DaveA West Haven woman surrendered herself at police headquarters after learning she was wanted on an arrest warrant, March 11 at 9:54 a.m.

According to the report, the warrant for Christina Lopez, 29, of 448 Meloy Road Apt A-3, stemmed from a traffic accident on Dec. 30, 2014 that she caused, but she fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.

Lopez was charged with evading responsibility at the scene of an accident.

She was released after posting $500 bond for court March 25.