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Open House: Amazing Opportunity, Move In Ready Ranch With Separate In-Law Set Up

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Nov 262017

Complete first-floor in-law ranch, independent of pristine, fabulous sprawling 2,506sq ft ranch at 889 Grassy Hill Road with bedrooms, bathrooms, available for $415,900.

Check it out today (Sunday, Nov. 26 from 12 – 2 p.m.) Entertain here for the holidays.

One of a kind! Everything separate. Main home is elegant with great room and in-law is perfect. Separate entrances, garage use too! Each side has a full basement, separate utilities, central air, laundry, septic. This is amazing. Ready for move in! Quick close!

There are very few official in-law homes in town. Beautiful driveway is huge for loads of cars.

Situated on 40,075 sq ft of open, level grounds with professional landscaping and walkways.


Three Amity Grads Under The Age Of 25 (and one 29-year-old) Have Died In The Past Month

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Aug 122017

In the past month, Amity has lost three young men under the age of 25 and one 29-year-old.

Following are their obituaries in order of their passing:


Daniel W. Donnelly, 24, of Orange, left this world too soon on Monday, July 3, 2017. Born in Bridgeport on Sept. 3, 1992, Danny was the cherished son of Robert and Theresa Durso Donnelly. Growing up in Orange, he played baseball and was an avid Yankees fan.

He graduated from Amity High School, and his dream was to work in the music industry. He will be remembered for his love of guitars and music and for his favorite band, Phish, which he enjoyed following on tour with the love of his life, Emilee Sousa, the late Joey Ciancola and their many friends.

Danny is now reunited with his beloved brother, Robbie, and other family members Tim and Kim Donnelly, John Donnelly and Gerri Marie Durso. Besides his parents, he leaves behind many aunts, uncles, and cousins to cherish his memory, including Patricia Davitt, Kathleen Tillman, Chris, Mary, Paul and Mike Donnelly, Anne Gumersell, Janet Waldman, Mary Ellen and Jack Durso.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. Remembrances and prayers for Danny will take place at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will follow in Orange Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations, for the family, will be gratefully accepted at the funeral home.


Edward William de Langley Torrence, Eddie and Eggy to his friends and family, age 24, unexpectedly left this realm on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

He grew up in Woodbridge on his family farm.  He was passionate about music, computers, engineering, and driving.  He composed electronic music, produced videos and loved to play the piano.  He and his brother Leland had many adventures together traveling the world and especially loved to ski.

He was most happy when helping his Mother with the family pets, and taking “walk abouts,” driving with his Father.  He was a pure spirit who mentored and cared for all those he encountered.  He found great strength in his relationships with friends and family, and now enjoys the peace he hoped all others would find.

He is survived by his parents Laura M. and Leland R. S. Torrence, his brother Leland Jr. and his grandmother Lorraine Mirando of Woodbridge, CT and his grandmother Nikki Torrence Lindberg of Essex, CT.

Friends may call at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue on Thursday, August 10 between 3 to 5 p.m.

In honor of his love of animals, donations may be made to One Big Dog, 135 Bradley Road, Woodbridge, CT  06525.

Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family



Akash Prashant Mehta, 21, of Bethany passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017.

He was born in New Haven on September 14, 1995, and was the beloved son of Prashant and Varsha Jariwala Mehta. Brother of Akshay and Shraiya Mehta. Grandson of Manjoo and Hasmukh Jariwala, Dayalal Mehta, and the late Saroj Mehta.

He also is survived by his large loving family.

Akash played lacrosse at Amity High School and is terribly missed and fondly remembered by his former team mates and coach.

Family and friends may come to pay their respects at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue on Sunday, August 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sharing of memories will take place at 11:30 a.m.


And another Amity Grad who was living in Seymour

Nicholas R. “Nick” Yorkshaitis, 29, of Seymour entered peaceful rest on July 9, 2017.
Mr. Yorkshaitis was born October 5, 1987, in Waterbury, beloved son of Thomas, Sr. and Susan (Samuelson) Yorkshaitis of Bethany.
Nicholas was employed as a Machine Programmer at J.V. Precision Tool. Nick was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church, Huntington, where he also did volunteer work.
He enjoyed riding dirt bikes, and building and fixing trucks, and working out in the gym. Nicholas will be fondly remembered as being a happy person.
In addition to his parents, Nick leaves a brother, Thomas Yorkshaitis, Jr. in New Hampshire, and a sister, Samantha Yorkshaitis and her fiance Norman Best of Naugatuck, and several aunts, uncles, and nieces and nephews.
Calling Hours will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church Street, Seymour.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Street, Pittsford, VT 05763.



So many people assume that they know what happened to each of these young men, and from what I’ve heard, most are wrong.

Inserting the cause of death, unless it was from a car accident or a long bout with cancer is unnecessary and just adds to the pain that the families already have to bear.

Unless you are personal friends of the family (families) and have first-hand knowledge – and their blessing to share, please keep your conclusions and assumptions to yourselves.

Remember what Felix Unger said about assumptions “When You Assume, you make an A** out of U and Me.”


Man Accused Of Trying to Sell Stolen Guitar Equipment

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Aug 112017

Orange police were called to Guitar Center, 50 Boston Post Road on a larceny complaint July 31 at 2:59 p.m.

According to the report, Juan L. Carrion, 21, of New Haven was accused of attempting to sell the store several guitar pedals and other guitar accessories that had recently been reported stolen.

Carrion was charged with sixth-degree larceny and released on a promise to appear in court Aug. 14.


Four Types Of Contaminated Rawhide Recalled

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Jun 112017

If you give your dog rawhide chews, be aware of this recall.

United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc., is recalling several brands of rawhide chew products because of an unapproved additive (quaternary ammonium compound mixture).

These items are:

  • American Beefhide, Lot numbers start with AH, Expiration dates of 06/01/19 through 05/31/20.
  • Digest-eeze, Lot numbers starting with AH, AV, A, AI, AO or AB, Expiration dates 06/01/19 through 05/31/20.
  • Healthy Hide (including Healthy Hide–Good-n-Fun and Healthy Hide–Good-n-Fit), Lot numbers starting with AH, AV, A, AI, AO or AB, Expiration dates 06/01/19 through 05/31/20.

The company has received limited reports of illness in dogs with symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting. The company identified the additive in manufacturing plants in Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia and voluntarily issued the product recalls. The compound mixture is commonly used in disinfectants, detergents and fabric softeners and is not approved as an additive to food products.

According to the recall report, “Exposure to quaternary ammonium compounds through direct ingestion may cause the following symptoms in dogs: reduced appetite, and gastric irritation including diarrhea and vomiting. These symptoms may require treatment by a veterinarian depending on severity.”