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Opinion: A Covid Thanksgiving

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Nov 262020
 
Opinion: A Covid Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving, a day when I would normally wish everyone a “Happy Thanksgiving.” But this year, in the age of Covid, I wish you all health. When I picked up my granddaughter from school yesterday, she was so happy and excited. She cheerfully said goodbye to her beloved teacher, an Amity resident, and promised to [Read The Full Story]

Don’t Be A Victim! Lock Your Car!

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Nov 252020
 
Don't Be A Victim! Lock Your Car!

An important message from the Assistant Police Chief: The Town of Orange, as well as most surrounding communities in and around the state, continues to see a rise in the number of thefts from motor vehicles as well as the theft of motor vehicles themselves. A common denominator in almost all these incidents is that [Read The Full Story]

New Music At The Library

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Nov 232020
 
New Music At The Library

The Case Memorial Library just brought in a nice variety of new Music CDs. Each title is linked to its catalog entry, where you can place a request to pick up the item at the Case Memorial Library. Adagio for strings / Barber. In praise of Shahn ; To thee old cause / Schuman. American [Read The Full Story]

While You’re Out Today Give To Those In Need

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Nov 212020
 
While You're Out Today Give To Those In Need

The Community Champions Network and Coldwell Banker Realty present Stuff A Bus 2020. This was a year wrought with negativity and uncertainty, but you have a chance to bring something positive to those who are suffering most. The Network is collecting non-perishable food items, new toys for tots, new hats and gloves, and new blankets [Read The Full Story]

Boy Scout Troop 12 Practices Camping Safely During Pandemic

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Nov 182020
 
Boy Scout Troop 12 Practices Camping Safely During Pandemic

This year has become a major challenge for scouting. The pandemic has made meeting and scheduling events difficult, but Troop 12 has succeeded to stay connected successfully so far. Scouts from Troop 12 recently camped at Camp Pomperaug in Union, CT during the first weekend of November. The scouts followed all the current COVID rules set by the state and local [Read The Full Story]

Special One-Day Event On Thursday

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Nov 172020
 
Special One-Day Event On Thursday

Come to the HOLIDAY FARM MARKET ONE-DAY EVENT on Thursday, November 19 from 3:30 – 7 p.m., under the pavilion, at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange. Masks are still required This is a great opportunity to find some unique holiday gifts. Vendor List B4 & After Farm……Frozen pork and Oui Charcuterie salami Buttermilk [Read The Full Story]

Winter Sports Postponed Until Mid-January

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Nov 172020
 
Winter Sports Postponed Until Mid-January

I grew up in a house where baseball was the go-to sport in the family. Everyone, including my mother rooted for the Yankees, and to this day, that’s where their loyalty lies. I collected baseball cards for the collectibility aspect with the hopes of possessing a valuable one someday. But watching the sport just didn’t [Read The Full Story]

BOS Agenda Includes Racism as a Public Health Crisis

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Nov 172020
 
BOS Agenda Includes Racism as a Public Health Crisis

The regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen will be a ZOOM format taking place on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. NOTICE: In accordance with Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7B Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely with no in-person attendance. The meeting will still be broadcast live on OGAT. Call [Read The Full Story]

Scouts Host Annual Wreath Sale This Saturday

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Nov 162020
 
Scouts Host Annual Wreath Sale This Saturday

Scout Pack 922 will host its annual wreath sale on Saturday, November 21 in the front parking lot of the High Plains Community Center, from 10 am to 2 pm. This fundraiser will allow the pack fund partial costs for events like our campouts, rocket derby, and the pinewood derby. Mark your calendar for this [Read The Full Story]

Opinion: Today Is My Independence Day

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Nov 162020
 
Opinion: Today Is My Independence Day

Back in 2009, I was a 52-year-old workaholic. Nothing made me happier than my busy work of running from assignment to assignment covering the three Amity towns of Bethany, Orange, and Woodbridge for the Amity Observer Newspaper — Remember that one? On holidays, I’d find the best backroads and make it, on time, to wreath-laying [Read The Full Story]