Orange Police: Woman Charged With Larceny

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Jul 262017

Officers responded to the Kohl’s store, 250 Bull Hill Lane on a shoplifting complaint on July 18 at 2:19 p.m.

According to the report, Isabel Vega, 25, of New Haven allegedly took $183 worth of clothing and accessories from the store without paying. Store employees stopped her outside the store and detained her until police arrived.

Vega was charged with sixth-degree larceny and released on a written promise to appear in court on August 1.

Mirto Joins RealLiving Wareck D’Ostilio

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Jul 252017

RealLiving Wareck D’ostilio agency of Milford recently welcomed Denise Mirto to its family of Real Estate Agents.

A Realtor since 1995, Denise is a seasoned agent with extensive experience in all aspects of the real estate industry allowing her to anticipate and circumvent any obstacles throughout the process. She has the knowledge and professional contacts to call upon for inspections, mortgage, insurance, legal services and home warranty programs.

Well respected by both her clients and her peers, Denise has earned the Advanced Buyer Representation (ABR) designation and is an E-PRO specialist. Meeting people and helping them through the real estate process is her passion.

A lifelong resident of Orange, Denise enjoys community service and has been the voice as well as major organizer of the annual Orange Country Fair. She is a Past President of Orange Little League, Past member of Amity Board of Education, Volunteer at the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival for 22 years, Past President of Turkey Hill School PTA, and has served on other various Boards and Commissions in Orange. Married to Attorney Robert Mirto, they have two sons.

Denise’s areas of expertise are in residential single family and condominiums, and luxury homes throughout Greater New Haven, Orange, and Milford. She excels in her negotiation techniques, working as a first-time buyer consultant, in relocation situations, and preparing a home for marketing. Outstanding customer service has always been her top priority and has consistently maintained an outstanding reputation for high ethics and careful attention to every detail of a transaction.

If you’re in the market for a new home or are ready to sell your home, call Denise at 203-701-4848 or e-mail denisemirto@gmail.com

Denise Comeau Mirto
Real Estate Professional
174 Cherry Street
Milford, CT 06460

You’re Invited To Walk the Labyrinth

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Jul 242017

Join the Rev. Diana Rogers on Saturday, August 12 at 9 a.m. for
the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd’s monthly Walk- the-Labyrinth series. The labyrinth is available anytime to anyone for walking prayer and meditation, and once a month Rev. Diana leads a guided labyrinth walk.

Meet at the labyrinth on the south side of the church off Pryde Drive at 9 a.m.

The great pavement labyrinths first appeared in cathedrals like Chartres and Amien in the 12th through 14th centuries. Used for spiritual meditation and contemplation, walking the labyrinth has been a spiritual exercise for centuries. Come learn more about this enduring spiritual

The Good Shepherd labyrinth is located on the church grounds, 680 Racebrook Road just off Pryde Drive.

No registration or fee required.

The Good Shepherd labyrinth is listed with the Worldwide Labyrinth Locator at  www.labyrinthlocator.com/

Sunday service times include Rite II Holy Eucharist without music at 8 a.m. and Rite II Holy Eucharist with music at 10 a.m. For more information about

For more information about The Church of the Good Shepherd’s many other programs please call the Parish Office
at 203-795-6577, email us at thegoodspheherd@optonline.net, visit our website, and of course, check our Facebook page for frequent postings.

Obituary: Karen Johnson Smith, 85, Beloved Mother, Retired School Employee

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Jul 062017

Karen Johnson Smith, 85, of Orange, beloved wife of the late Donald Cary Smith, passed away on July 3, 2017.

Karen was born on July 18, 1931, to the late Frederick and Dorothy Johnson.

Karen graduated from Hillhouse High School in New Haven, class of 1949. She married Donald C. Smith in 1949 and had seven children. Karen was an avid swimmer, an accomplished diver, champion badminton player and a competitive bridge player. She had a special love for children and children with special needs. She loved working in the Orange School System for more than 30 years.

On the orthopedic floor of Yale-New Haven Hospital, she was a cherished employee loved by many for her infectious smile and willingness to do her job. Karen recently retired from the hospital after more than 30 years.

Karen leaves behind her children, Deborah Smith of McLean, VA, Tina Bodnar of Chesapeake, VA, Kristin Wall of Mystic, CT, Andrew Smith and Christopher Smith of Orange, CT and Gretchen Smith of Bethany, CT. She also leaves four grandsons, one granddaughter, and one great-grandson. In addition to her parents and husband,

Karen was predeceased by her son, Donald Cary Smith, Jr. and her brother, Harvey Johnson. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meetinghouse Ln., Orange, CT. Burial will be private at a later date.

The family is being compassionately cared for by the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT. To leave online condolences, visit www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.

OVFD Auxiliary Offers Mohegan Sun Bus Trip

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Jul 012017

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary offers a Bus Trip to Mohegan Sun on Saturday, July 8. 

Cost is $40 per person — the beautiful part is that the package includes $25 in perks: $10 game voucher and $15 food voucher.

Bus leaves the parking lot at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, at 4 p.m.

Leaves Mohegan Sun at 10 p.m.

Any question contact Karen at 203-395-2581

The Last Day to purchase a seat is Saturday, July 8.

This is a fundraiser to benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

Historic Vote Passed At The Orange Congregational Church

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Jun 272017

The Orange Congregational Church

On April 30, 2017, the members of the Orange Congregational Church voted to join the Open and Affirming Movement in the United Church of Christ. In preparation for this vote, for the last year and a half church members—including youth—have listened to speakers, joined in discussions, and participated in Bible studies.

The church’s Open and Affirming Covenant states that it welcomes, respects and affirms all people regardless of their sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, cultural background, religious background, nationality, age, marital status, economic circumstances or physical, emotional or mental ability.
All are welcome to join us for Summer Worship, which begins on Sunday, July 2 and continues through August 27.  There will be one service at 9:00 am in the Sanctuary. 
Summer Church School will take place twice a month: July 9, July 23, August 6 and August 27.  
The Crib Room will continue to be open every Sunday during the summer.

Visit The Library, There’s So Much To Experience

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Jun 272017

Case Memorial Library

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers not only a great number of books and a comfortable atmosphere but events for children and adults every week.

Summer Library Hours are Monday 12 – 8 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday 12 – 8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This week, for example, the library is hosting these activities:

Block Printed Book Tote Craft
Tuesday, June 27, 2-3 p.m.
For students grades 6-12. Create a custom block print and personalize your own book tote. Registration is required. Space is limited.
Beardsley Zoo: “Life in the Wild”
Thursday, June 29, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
For children grades K-6. Learn about the amazing adaptations animals have for thriving in their habitats as we visit with creatures from the Beardsley Zoo! Registration is required.

Please pre-register in person or by calling 203-891-2170.

Property Transfers: The Latest Property Sales In Orange

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Jun 242017

Town Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan released this list of property transfers filed with his office between May 1 and June 22, 2017.

367 Hitching Post Road, $375,000, Stephen A. Atlas to Lucy Palmieri, filed on May 1.

235 Deerfield Lane, $518,702, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Donald A. DiLauro, filed on May 2.

220 Wilson Road, $321,500, Eve Williams EST to Brittany Smith, filed on May 3.

231 Deerfield Lane, $559,662,  Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Irwin J. Fleischer, filed on May 5.

(Location?), $1,400,000, 203 Cherry St LLC to Orangecut LLC, filed on May 5.

467 Summit Drive, $314,000, Robert Lyons to Mario Friello, filed on May 9.

456 Lambert Road, $285,000, Gloria Denardis to Daniel J. Denardis, filed on May 9.

501 Ferry Road, $290,000, Dongmei Wang to David Hashemi, filed on May 12.

814 Dentree Drive, $321,000, Linda Jaser to Elliot Rosa, filed on May 15.

481 Grace Tail, $365,000, Jane M. Corrado to Eric Burness, filed on May 15.

834 Acorn Road, $325,500, Alice O’Hara to Erik w. Vitagliano, filed on May 15.

3 Red Cedar Road, $255,000, Foyer Family Limited Partnership to Audrey J. Foyer, filed on May 16.

752 Mapleview Drive, $250,000, Lisa Ann Guerri to John Steiner, filed on May 16.

191 Sunrise Hill Circle, $656,060, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Donald J. Wikstrom, filed on May 16.

835 College Road, $159,900, Bank of New York Mellon FKA to Meiquang Xie, filed on May 17.

529 Sportsman Road, $477,500, Keith Weindling to Shankar Rajendran, filed on May 23.

47 Skyview Road, $270,000, 476 South Benson Road LLC to Shelina Chamadia, filed on May 23.

456 Lambert Road, $13,398, Daniel J. Denardis to Gloria Denardis L/U, filed on May 24.

206A Boston Post Road, $1,500,000, Adal Enterprises LLC to Orange Resources LLC, filed on May 24.

161 New Haven Avenue, $237,000, Nicholas J. Currie to Jonathon Williams, filed on May 25.

185 Crestwood Terrace, $370,000, William J. Simione Jr. to Edward Anthony Ardito, filed on May 26.

522 Wagon Trail, $460,000, Elizabeth M. Kaufman TR to Daniel Pfeifer, filed on May 30.

387 Hitching Post Drive, $435,000, LDK Realty LLC to Richard Supples, filed on May 30.

381 Grassy Hill Road, $272,000, US Bank Trust NA TR to Helene Battat, filed on May 30.

709 Ridge Road, $300,000, Estelle Marren Revocable Trust to Sarah Kubek, filed on May 31.

485 Sportsman Road, $332,000, Robert J. Gagliola TR to Susan Bonato, filed on June 2.

478 Sportsman Road, $390,000, Carl H. Stahnke to Christopher J. Chiarelli, filed on June 5.

285 Arnold Lane, $348,000, Jane P. Malinconico TR to Danielle Delguidice, filed on June 5.

400 Dogwood Road, $181,399, Deutsche Bank National Trust to Volodymyr Bardonov, filed on June 5.

470 Locust Drive, $365,000, Marc A. Diberardino to Christopher Courtney, filed on June 6.

827 Rail Fence Road, $325,000, Leslie S. Sherwin EXIX to Frank N. Pomes II, filed on June 7.

874 Race Brook Road, $610,000, Michael E. McGuinness to William J. Dooley III, filed on June 7.

661 S. Greenbrier Drive, $368,000, Joan M. Converse EST to Markeva Monique Spiller, filed on June 8.

(Address?) $365,000, Eugene E. Skogg to NP Dodge Jr. TR, filed on June 9.

23 Center Road Circle, $165,000, Kenneth J. Wachuk to Corey Milazzo, filed on June 13.

720 Lambert Road, $365,000, Michael Skoldberg to Temitope O. Dada, filed on June 14.

594 Chestnut Ridge Road, $320,000, Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Victor Francis, filed on June 15.

282 Sarah Circle, $297,000, Trevor H. Davis to Michael C. Gruber, filed on June 16.

181 Sunrise Hill Circle, $775,000, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Heidi S Hurwitz, filed on June 19.

981 Red Fox Road, $350,000, Mark J. Krom to Ndoc Ejlli, filed on June 19.

251 High Plains Drive, $440,000, Hosni A. Audie Trust to Michelle C. Rubino, filed on June 21.





Voters Serious About This Presidential Election

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Nov 082016

dsc09799Voter turnout in Orange was steady all day on Tuesday.

By noon, about 1,000 voters had come in to cast their ballots at the District 2 location (High Plains Gymnasium).

The polls close at 8 p.m.

Orange Live will publish the local results as soon as they are made available.


Many residents worked the polls in Orange's 3 district voting locations today.

Many residents worked the polls in Orange’s 3 district voting locations today.

Orange Police Growing Beards For A Good Cause

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Nov 082016

Sgt John Aquino

Sgt John Aquino

A notice from the Orange Police Department:

Orange residents may notice some scruffy police officers this month.

The OPD Police Union came to police administrators in October and asked that grooming standards be relaxed to allow beards for the month of November for a good cause.

The Union is raising money for the Tommy Fund in Chloe Clemens’ name. Chloe is a local toddler battling cancer. Her father and grandfather are long time Orange residents and businessmen.

Each officer must donate an initial $50 to participate and are encouraged to raise more donations as the month goes on. The Police Union has agreed to match donations up to $1000 but union President James Kline said they may raise that amount.

The Orange Police are proud to support such a worthy cause as the Tommy Fund. Donations may be dropped off at Police Headquarters. Checks should be made payable to the Orange Police Union with “Tommy Fund” or “Chloe.”

Donations can also be made directly to the Tommy Fund at http://tommyfund.org/donate/

Chloe’s Story https://www.facebook.com/courageforchloe/?fref=ts

NOTE: The participating officers must keep their beards neat, so we will not see any ZZ TOP growth out there. And the participating officers must shave at the end of November.