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Are You A Raffle Prize Winner? Find Out Now!

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Aug 022020
 
Are You A Raffle Prize Winner? Find Out Now!

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department did not have it’s 95th Annual Carnival this year due to the Coronavirus, but the Raffle did go on as planned. Carnival Chairman Donny Foyer said that this year people were very generous and the raffle tickets sold very well, which will help make up for some of the $120,000 that [Read The Full Story]

Will We Be Able To See This Month’s Full Moon?

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Aug 012020
 
Will We Be Able To See This Month's Full Moon?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac shares this information about this weekend’s full moon. August’s full moon, known as the Full Sturgeon Moon will appear on Sunday night, August 2, before reaching peak illumination at 11:59 a.m. on Monday, August 3. On either of these nights, look toward the southeast after sunset to catch a glimpse of the Sturgeon [Read The Full Story]

Please Don’t Take Your Dog With You

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Aug 012020
 
Please Don't Take Your Dog With You

Every year across the country children and pets die in hot cars. Today I came across a troubling sight outside of my favorite coffee shop. When I drove up, I parked next to a car where a dog was sitting in the back seat with her head out of the fully open window – All [Read The Full Story]

Hurricane Season is Heating Up: What UI Customers Need to Know

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Jul 312020
 
Hurricane Season is Heating Up: What UI Customers Need to Know

UI is making preparations As Hurricane Isaias closes in on U.S. shores; the company urges customers to be ready, too United Illuminating, subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc.(NYSE: AGR) is monitoring weather forecasts and making preparations as Hurricane Isaias approaches the southeastern U.S. coastline from the Caribbean. While it is uncertain whether the storm will pose a threat [Read The Full Story]

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Mourns the Loss of Red Panda

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Jul 312020
 
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Mourns the Loss of Red Panda

The family at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is saddened to announce the passing of Meri, a seven-year-old female Red panda, on Monday, July 27. The Zoo’s animal care team found that she had passed away in her sleep during the night, with no obvious signs of distress. A post-mortem necropsy showed that the cause was a cardiac [Read The Full Story]

Timely News: Boy Scout Breathes New Life Into Outdoor Classroom

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Jul 312020
 
Timely News: Boy Scout Breathes New Life Into Outdoor Classroom

Just In Time For Students’ Return To School After Pandemic Lockdown The aging and overgrown outdoor classroom at Race Brook Elementary School in Orange included decaying tree stump seats and dilapidated picnic benches and it was in dire need of renovation. Frankie Cavallaro, a Boy Scout with Troop 12 in Milford and an RBS alumnus, [Read The Full Story]

Don’t Forget To Buy Your OVFD Carnival Raffle Tickets!

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Jul 292020
 
Don't Forget To Buy Your OVFD Carnival Raffle Tickets!

With the Coronavirus messing everything up across the world, it’s easy to get confused about what day it is, what events we used to look forward to on any given weekend. For example, this weekend we would have been flocking to the Orange Fairgrounds for the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival, playing games, spinning on rides [Read The Full Story]

Be Aware Of This Road Improvement Project On Route 1

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Jul 282020
 
Be Aware Of This Road Improvement Project On Route 1

A road construction update from the Orange Police Department Facebook page: The State DOT project to replace the culvert over Silver Brook, which flows under Rt1 near Chips Restaurant, and to add a fifth lane on Rt1 between Racebrook Road and Lambert Road will finally begin this Wednesday, July 29. The first stage of the [Read The Full Story]

Why Won’t Orange Live Branch Out?

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Jul 282020
 
Why Won't Orange Live Branch Out?

In the past two weeks, I’ve been asked several times by friends, web designers looking for business, and other online entities, “Why don’t you branch out and cover news from other towns?” When I tell the web people seeking my business that I only cover Orange, even though the highest percentage of my readers are [Read The Full Story]

Be Aware Of These COVID-19 Rule Updates

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Jul 282020
 
Be Aware Of These COVID-19 Rule Updates

Following is a message from The CT Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner David Lehman: While we have paused on the Phase 3 reopening of the state to protect the health of all of our residents, we have made some updates to our industry-specific rules after consulting with industry leaders and public health officials. These [Read The Full Story]