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.

Board Of Selectmen: Here’s What Happened at Tonight’s Meeting – Oct. 10

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Oct 102012

First Selectman Jim Zeoli

This is what happened at the Oct. 10 Board of Selectmen’s Meeting.

• Tonight is Mary Shaw’s first meeting as the board secretary

• Ron Davis of OGAT announced that OGAT On The Web is now LIVE.
The link is available on the Town of Orange website and, as you know the OGAT button on Orangectlive.com

• First Selectman Jim Zeoli announced recent deaths, including Joe Blake’s Mother-in-law, and Bob Crocco

• He also mentioned that Assistant Chief Tony Cuozzo was sworn in, after Ed Koether retired

• Oct 15  is the pregnancy and infant loss ceremony at the gazebo at 7 p.m.

• Public Hearing Racebrook Road Bridge on Oct. 17 (Bridge will be repaired in 2013).

• The annual town Breast Cancer Awareness Ceremony will take place at Town Hall on Oct 18 at 1 p.m

• On Election Day, Nov. 6, Town Offices will be open, transfer station will be open. Elementary schools will be closed, Amity schools are Open.

• Nov. 11 is Veteran’s Day. Plans for a Cereomony on Nov. 12 is in the works. Town Hall and schools will be open.

• Joe Vittorio of Pez Candy will receive the Good Scout Award at Amarantes on Oct. 31

• The town recognized the five Orange girls who went to the world series in Washington State.
Each girl received a town of Orange pin, appeared on OGAT
Jill DeMaio, shortstop; Katie Koshes, pitcher; Teresa Marchitto, outfield; Addison Robbins, first base; and Janaya Young.

• Brentwood Drive block party for this Saturday — unanimously approved

• Platt Tech’s request to conduct a Christmas tree recycling drive, to pick up Christmas trees and recycling them. Bringing the chips to a place in     Milford or Orange. It’s a fundraiser with a suggested donation of $20. Look for a letter from Platt Tech coming soon. — unanimously approved.

• Ryan Young’s Rec. Department Chess Program — unanimously approved

• To allow the Platt Tech Road Race and Walk in Orange — unanimously approved

• Lions Club to waive fee for annual Thanksgiving Dinner Sun. Nov. 25 at High Plains Community Centerarea seniors. — Unanimously approved

• Approve a bid for Rock Salt for the Roads — Unanimously Approved

• Just two Bids were received for new driveways at the Turkey Hill Preserve (base, stone, compaction) Derby-Milford Road
$13,800 from T M Wright  or  $9,200 from Advanced Paving
The Board voted and approved the Advanced Paving bid.

• The Conservation Commission Plans a walk through of this property in early November.

• Snow Plowing for the town of Orange, Steve Savarese says Highway Foreman Don Foyer negotiated and got a great price with outside contractors so, the town will have 7 trucks working the town during snow episodes.

• There is a plan to put four new circulating fans in the mezzanine area of the town pool (where it gets oppressively hot)

• A new Assistant Children’s Librarian has been hired at Case Memorial Library

At 8:32 the Board went into executive session to discuss a new Open Space parcel that is available. (No vote to be taken)

Amity Swim Team Face A Bright New World Tonight

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Oct 042012

Thank You A.R.A.C.

The Amity Regional Aquatic Club is one of the most misunderstood entities in the town of Orange.

Some people think it’s solely associated with a Country Club, others think it’s only open to teenagers, while others, the largest demographic believes it is part of the Amity Regional School System (The name causes this confusion).

“We are just like Orange Little League, Orange Soccer Association … Orange Swimming …” said A.R.A.C. President Trish Lasto. “We’re Orange, and we stay to the 80% Orange membership.”

By keeping within the 80 percentile the club’s rental fees for use of the Town Pool at High Plains is within their budget and makes them an important part of the town with swimmers and accomplishments that Orange can be proud of. Currently they have 140 members from age 6 to College age.

The Club gives back to the town and its members did some major fundraising to get enough money to purchase lane lines (the rows of floating rings that mark the swim lanes for races, training and more.)

A few A.R.A.C swimmers were at the pool on Wednesday afternoon to help string the new lines before their meet that night.

Molly said they were “bright and inviting.” and she likes the clearly marked halfway point.

“During practice, if we have to go halfway, then turn around, it’s easier to tell when you’ve reached the halfway mark,” she said.

Meagan said she likes the black floats on the ends and the red marks, which will help the swimmers control their breathing.

“They’re not brown like the old ones, and they used to fall off and float in our lanes while we were swimming,” she said.”The wire was showing on the ends, too

Trish said, “It was necessary to get them, either the town had to buy them or they had to get them as a donation. So we gladly donated them.”

She said Orange can host more meets now because the new lines make the pool “Legal” and highly desirable for competing teams.

Everyone knows about the undefeated Amity High School Varsity Swim Team which may be shocked when they walk into the pool area and see the bright new lane lines courtesy of the Amity Regional Aquatic Club (Formerly known as the Orange Swim Club — home of the Orange Otters).

So, if you see Lasto, or any of the A.R.A.C. members be sure to stop and say thank you for this generous contribution to the town.