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Legion Baseball: Orange Post 127 Plays At Home Today

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Jul 162017
 

The American Legion Post 127 team is back in uniform today for a 1 p.m. game at Brinley Field (Old Tavern Park).

On Wednesday, July 12, the boys won 1 and lost 1 against Hamden.

Then, on Thursday, July 13, during which rainy weather was a factor, they tied Branford 1-1 in an unfinished game.

Orange’s season record is now 15-7.

Vinny Sienna Already Making News After the Draft

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Jul 202015
 

Vinny Siena at 18 playing for Post 127 in Orange.

Vinny Siena at 18 playing for Post 127 in Orange.

At Amity we knew Vinny Sienna as a nice guy, and a great baseball player with a passion for the game.

We followed him on Orange Live in 2012 from Amity through the American Legion Post 127 season.

He was the shortstop, #23, and just 18 years old.

He continued to make a name for himself playing ball for UCONN for 3 years.

A month ago, we published a story about the Mets decision to draft him.

And now, we’re proud to say that he’s already making headlines playing for the Class-A Brooklyn Cyclones.

Here’s the LINK to the story Newsday.

Ray Moquet shared this LINK of “the new kid” talking to reporters from YouTube.

Continued Success to you Vinny, make us proud!

Vinny Siena of the Brooklyn Cyclones rounds second during a New York Penn League game against the Aberdeen Ironbirds on July 12, 2015 at MCU Park in Brooklyn. Photo Credit: Brooklyn Cyclones / Dustin Satloff

Vinny Siena of the Brooklyn Cyclones rounds second during a New York Penn League game against the Aberdeen Ironbirds on July 12, 2015 at MCU Park in Brooklyn. Photo Credit: Brooklyn Cyclones / Dustin Satloff

Staneski Looks to Assist Veterans-Owned Businesses 

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Feb 182015
 

State Rep. Pam Staneski with local veterans in Hartford.

State Rep. Pam Staneski with local veterans in Hartford.

State Rep. Pam Staneski (Orange & Milford) submitted testimony to the legislature’s Veterans’ Affairs Committee on her proposal to assist veteran-owned businesses in procuring state contracts.

The bill, HB 5952, An Act Establishing a Preference in the Award of State Contracts For Veteran-Owned Businesses received a public hearing in the Veterans committee on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

“In this economic environment we need to do what we can to help returning veterans on their entry into our workforce here in Connecticut,” Staneski sai. “We need to do what we can to make the transition from military life to being a successful member of our business community as smooth as possible.”

Former Post Commander Lawrence Czajkowski, of the Orange American Legion Post #127 who was accompanied by fellow Post member Sylvester Salcedo, also testified saying,Veterans are presently superceded  by other minorities in state procurement dollars, this bill would include vets in the minority process & give them access to set-aside state dollars. What better way to spend state dollars than on a veteran, we need to create jobs for our younger returning veterans, I plan to mentor those vets to take advantage of state projects.”

Czajkowski added, “Veterans, disabled & otherwise, should be at the top of the priority list for state projects & spending.”

Supporting this legislation gives us the tools to help those who served that much more. It will also assist those businesses where the veterans have harnessed entrepreneurial spirit to make their business successful and have taken those risks.