Orange Police: Erratic Driver Arrested And Charged

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Jan 152021

Orange police responded to the area of Orange Center Road after receiving multiple calls about an erratic driver on January 9.

After locating and stopping the car driven by Carissa Viera, 36, of Milford, at 9:27 p.m. officers found her to be in possession of marijuana and another controlled substance and administered standardized field sobriety tests.

Viera was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving the wrong way, possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance.

She was released after posting a $50 cash bond and given a court date of February 2. 



In Case You Missed It: Goldblatt Comments On Capital Attack

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Jan 152021

During the public comment section of the Jan. 13 Board of Selectmen’s meeting,  (at the 2:10 mark) Selectman Mitch Goldblatt made the following statement:

It has been one week since the violent seditious attack on our Nation’s Capitol, and it is one week prior to what we hope will be a peaceful transfer of power to President-elect Joe Biden.

Every single state, individually and in a non-partisan manner, certified the votes of their electors, and attempts at recounts and countless legal appeals, including to the United States Supreme Court, failed
to change even a single electoral vote. Yet, some felt that the election was stolen and resorted to violent means to try and overturn those results.

We must condemn in the strongest terms the actions of those involved in this attack on our democracy, as the institution of the Presidency, is larger than any individual.

I am thankful that none of the Members of Congress or the Vice-President were injured in this coup attempt. Unfortunately, and tragically, though, some people were injured and others died as a result of this violence, including capitol police.

The events that unfolded last week were an affront to all law-abiding citizens. We serve as members of the Board of Selectmen as a result of an election — a fair election. An election by our constituents. Some
of us have lost elections. It is not easy to accept defeat, but after the people have spoken and after the shock and dismay, we realize that the vote is final.

Yes, we scrutinize the results and sometimes a recount is necessary. But in the end, we don’t call for insurrection, we don’t storm the State Capitol or Town Hall, but rather politely congratulate the winner, call for unity, and govern-together.

Schools may say that this is a teachable moment. Let this Board and all of our elected and appointed officials in the Town of Orange stand in unity to condemn this insurrection, and let us pledge our own
allegiance to each other, and that no matter what our differences, that we carry out our duties respectfully and for the betterment of our community.

Police: Orange Man Charged With Assault

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Jan 152021

Orange police responded to a disturbance complaint at 99 Marsh Hill Road (Homewood Suites) on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 6:41 p.m.  

The officers’ investigation revealed that Terrell T. Montgomery, 24, of Orange struck another party.  Subsequently, he was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault.

Montgomery was held on a $5,000 bond and received a court date of 01/13/21

Police Blotter: Man Charged With DUI After Three-Car Accident

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Jan 142021

On Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7:43 p.m., Orange police responded to the area of the Boston Post Road on a report of a three-vehicle accident. 

The investigation revealed that Alan A. Barton, 57, of Milford presented to be driving under the influence. 

Officers administered Standardized Sobriety Field Tests after which Barton was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and failure to yield right of way. 

Barton posted a $50 cash bond and received a court date of February 8. 



Police: Social Security Scam Alert

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Jan 142021

IMPORTANT! Our phone number was spoofed in a scam that we are currently investigating. The victim received a call from the “Social Security Administration,” followed by another call where the CallerID showed “Orange Police Department” with our phone number.
The second caller identified himself as an Orange officer. The “officer” asked the victim to confirm her Social Security number and address, and even threatened criminal charges if she didn’t comply.
If you have any doubt about the identity of an officer on the phone, you should insist on calling them back at the police station. We would have no problem with that, and you can verify that both the officer and the call are legitimate. Also, please remember that the Social Security Administration will NOT call you on the phone.
Thankfully this potential victim quickly picked up on the scam and notified us, but this is the first instance we’re aware that our phone number was spoofed by a scammer.
Our phone lines are in service, and if you call 203-891-2130, you’ll reach us.
More information on Social Security scams can be found at https://oig.ssa.gov

Cable Advisory Council Offers Scholarship Award

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Jan 142021

Cable Advisory Council (CAC) Area 2 will bestow a scholarship in memory of former longtime Chairperson Howard Jacobson. One high school or college student studying film, mass communications, and television or media studies will receive $500 to help further their studies.

The Cable Advisory Council of Area 2, which serves the towns of Fairfield, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, Orange, and Woodbridge promotes quality Community Access Television. The Council is an ongoing asset for Cable Area 2 with the support of Altice/Cablevision. Scholarship Qualifications and Criteria – Applicants must be able to prove:

• They currently reside, and/or are students attending high school, community college, college, or university in one of the six CAC area towns: Fairfield, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, Orange, or Woodbridge.

• They have declared a major in mass communications or media studies. Along with pursuing a career in this field, they are taking classes or engaged in independent studies.

• They are in good standing with their academic institution.

• They must submit a short essay under 500 words describing their creative coursework, portfolio, or project and how it is related to this scholarship award. Supplemental links to media projects are welcome.

• The winner will be selected on the basis of their overall academic performance, portfolio, and personal statement.

The application deadline is on June 30, 2021. To apply, e-mail: info@cacarea2.com

Maroney Offers Covid Vaccine Update

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Jan 142021

Today, as the state’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts progress to Phase 1b, Connecticut residents who are 75 years of age or older can now schedule an appointment to get vaccinated. State Senator James Maroney (D-Milford) has released the following statement as the state’s COVID-19 vaccination web portal is now live.

“I am excited to announce that Connecticut has launched its online vaccine registration portal,” Maroney said.  “We are one of the leading states in vaccinating its population and this tool will help ensure we can effectively deliver the vaccine to those who are in need.”

In the coming weeks, Phase 1b will include residents 65 years of age or older and residents between the ages of 16 and 64 with underlying health conditions that put them at greater risk of the virus, in addition to residents and staff of congregate settings and frontline essential workers.

Due to limited supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine, it will take a few weeks to provide the vaccine for everyone who is eligible for this next phase. Individuals must make an appointment in order to receive a vaccine, requiring the online platform signup.

Family members and loved ones can submit an application into the state Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) for residents 75 years of age or older by visiting portal.ct.gov/coronavirus, or by calling the Connecticut COVID Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224, Monday through Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Individuals with email addresses and the ability to schedule online appointments are asked to apply through the website. Family members can also submit information online for their loved ones.

Scheduling appointments may take time due to the strong demand for the vaccine, officials said, but the state is increasing its effort to enroll providers and staff. The state expects access to appointments will grow rapidly in coming weeks, especially for priority populations.

All information submitted through VAMS or the assist line will be kept private and will only be used to schedule vaccinations. The link also contains a detailed and extensive list of frequently asked questions about the vaccine, helping to ease any concerns members of the public may have.

More than 100 health care providers across the state are offering the COVID-19 vaccine, including UConn Health and Hartford Healthcare, with more locations coming soon. A map of all locations will be made available in the coming weeks.

Expanded access to the COVID-19 vaccine is increasingly important, especially in high-risk groups, to reduce the severe impacts the virus has had on the state. While just 13,695 of the state’s more than 200,000 COVID-19 infections were among people 80 and over, and less than 27,000 of them were among people 70 and over, more than 5,200 of Connecticut’s 6,536 total COVID-19 deaths as of January 13, nearly 80 percent, were among individuals in those age groups.


Obituary: Hyman Gluck, 93, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather

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Jan 142021

Hyman Gluck, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away December 31, 2020 peacefully in the care of hospice. He was born January 24, 1927 in Providence, RI to the late Fred and Freida Gluck. He graduated from Milton High School in Milton, MA, and received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maine. On August 17, 1952 he married the love of his life, Marilyn Block.
He is survived by his wife Marilyn Gluck, children Carol Levarek and Donna (Robert) Wardle; grandchildren Kenneth Levarek (Dani), Dr. Rachel Levarek (Dr. Todd Goldstein), Jon Wardle (Thea Di Giammerino), and Aimee Wardle; great-grandchildren Lily and Emma Levarek; sisters Mildred Barron and Betty Gluck, and brother Ben Gluck. He is predeceased by brothers Sidney Gluck Goode, Marcus Gluck, Arthur Gluck, and sister Bertha Snyder.
Hy had a career in engineering and retail business and was the owner of Cardo’s Cordial Shoppe in Orange, CT. He was president of the Connecticut Beverage Association. He was a member of Temple Judea (Palm Beach Gardens, FL), Agudas Achim Synagogue (West Hartford, CT), and Hadassah. Hy had a passion for sports, the theatre, and music.
Donations in memory of Hyman can be made to Temple Judea (Palm Beach Gardens, FL), to Hadassah, and to Hospice of Palm Beach County.
Private services were held in Florida on January 3, 2021


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Case Memorial Library Announces Upcoming Events

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Jan 142021

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers the following:

Virtual Author Talk: Free the Beaches
Monday, January 25, 7 p.m.

Free the Beaches by Andrew W. Kahrl

is the story of a controversial protester who fought decades ago to open Connecticut’s beaches for out-of-towners, including minorities and the urban poor. Join us for a talk with Andrew Kahrl on Zoom — please note that registration is required, as for online security reasons only registered attendees will be able to attend this event. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link via email before the event.

Magnetic Field Sensory Bottles

Wednesday, January 27
For children in grades 1-3.  Make a mesmerizing sensory bottle with the magic of magnet science!  Participants must supply their own duct tape.  Please note: participants’ skin may come into contact with MICR toner.  Also, this activity requires the use of neodymium magnets, which are extremely strong.  Adult supervision is required. Kit pickups will take place Wednesday, January 27-Saturday, January 30.

Tween Take and Make: Hot Chocolate Mug Cake
Wednesday, January 27 For tweens in grades 4-6. Make your own personal-sized cake in your microwave! We’ll provide the mug, the recipe, and the dry ingredients. Please note that the cake contains flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, milk, and the flavorless oil of your choosing.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register.
We offer curbside pickup and computer use by appointment.
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