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.




Zeoli: Town In Great Fiscal Shape

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Jun 212017

First Selectman Jim Zeoli is pleased to announce that the town of Orange is on a solid fiscal footing.

He stated this after a Standard and Poor’s Review reaffirmed an AAA bond rating prior to the upcoming municipal bond sale.

Orange Live will have more information on this when it becomes available.

Holy Week and Easter Service Schedule at Orange Congregational Church

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Mar 292017

Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meeting House Lane (at the corner of Orange Center Road) released its schedule of services and events for Holy Week and Resurrection.

Palm Sunday  
April 9
8:00 a.m.  Worship in Chapel
9:45 a.m.  Palm Processional
Meet us in the back parking lot to receive your palm and process with bagpiper into the Sanctuary.
If you wish not to process please go directly into the Sanctuary.

10:00 a.m.  Worship in Sanctuary
11:30 a.m.  Prayer Walk offered by the Confirmation Class
12:00 p.m. Easter Egg hunt (on the Town Green)
Maundy Thursday  
April 13
Service of Tenebrae at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Lights will be extinguished as we hear the passion of Christ in his final hours. 
Communion by intinction will be offered.

Good Friday  
April 14
7:00 p.m.  Worship in Sanctuary

Easter Sunday  
April 16
6:00 a.m.  Sunrise Service at Hannah’s Hill
A service offered by our Youth to celebrate the risen Christ.
After worship meet at Chip’s Restaurant for breakfast

9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.  Worship in Sanctuary

Music from our Junior Choir, Bell Choir and Senior Choirs

This Week’s Holiday Hours

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Dec 312015

Thursday, December 31, 2015 – Town offices and Transfer Station will close at 12:30 p.m. Exception: Town Pool closed250px-Orange_CT_town_hall at 8:30 a.m. and the Highway Dept. will close at 11:00 a.m.

Friday, January 1, 2016 — All Town offices, Pool and Transfer Station are closed.

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 — pool and Transfer Station will be open regular hours.

Legal Notice: Board of Assessment Appeals

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Feb 052015

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Pursuant to State law, the Orange Board of Assessment Appeals will convene on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 5:30 pm.  The Orange Board of Assessment Appeals will be accepting petitions for real estate and personal property assessments for the October 1, 2014 grand list.   Petitions are available Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30 pm in the Assessor’s Office, Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road.  Petitions must be returned to the Board of Assessment Appeals no later than March 20, 2015.

For questions contact, Assessors Office 891-4723.

Veteran’s Day Ceremony Will Take Place Today

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Nov 112012

The town of Orange will host its Veteran’s Day Ceremony this Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. at High Plains Community Center.

Everyone is encouraged to attend this special town event that will honor our Veterans.

Veterans Day coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.

At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918 WWI ended with the German signing of the Armistice.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.