Baby Steps: Case Memorial Library Opening For Computer Use

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Jul 102020

The Case Memorial Library will be opening for Computer use by appointment and we are expanding our curbside pick-up hours!

Great news! As of Monday, July 13, 2020, you can request a computer appointment.

Curbside pick-up also will be available Monday – Saturday.

What you should know about computer appointments

● Public computer workstations are available by appointment only (i.e. no walk-ins)

● All library patrons are eligible to make an appointment—patrons without a library card may obtain a guest pass from the Reference desk which will be generated contact-free

● Patrons may call 203-891-2170 or email reference@casememoriallibrary.org to make an appointment

● Appointments are for COMPUTER WORKSTATION USE only. Patrons may not browse the stacks or visit any other part of the building during their appointment, except to use the public restrooms

● Patrons may make up to two appointments for public computer workstation use per week

● Patrons will check in with Reference staff at the side door of the library—in order to maintain proper social distancing, patrons will be checked in one at a time

● Patrons must be on time for their appointment—late patrons will not receive additional time for computer use. In addition, the library reserves the right not to admit patrons who are more than 10 minutes late for their appointment

● Patrons must wear face coverings or masks at all times inside the library, including when seated in the public computer workstation area. (Masks must cover the nose and mouth.)

● Library staff will sanitize workstations between appointments. Cleaning wipes will also be provided at each workstation so that patrons may sanitize their desk, equipment, and chair before using the computer

● Public computer workstations may be used for 1 hour at a time

● Patrons will check out with Reference staff when they are finished using the computer and leave via the front side door

● Reference staff may assist patrons with computer questions or technology troubleshooting from behind the desk. For public health safety reasons, Reference staff are not able to assist patrons in the public computer workstation area

● For public health safety reasons, there is no public printing available at this time. Patrons may save their work to their own flash drive if they bring one (The library cannot offer its own flash drives for patron use)

Preliminary Time Slots:

● 10 am-11 am

● 2 pm-3 pm

● 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

● 6:30-7:30 pm (Monday and Thursday evenings only)

These time slots are subject to change.



Orange Police: Woman Arrested On DUI Charge

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Jul 092020

Orange Police were dispatched to Derby Avenue at Orange Center Road for a car accident on July 2 at 10:14 p.m. in which the vehicle at fault evaded responsibility.

According to the report, a witness followed the evading driver into a nearby parking lot until officers arrived.

Investigation revealed that Christine M. Cirillo, 29, of Derby, smelled like alcohol and was swaying and slurring her words.

Officers administered standardized field sobriety testa and Cirillo was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

She was released on a $500 bond and given a court date of Sept. 8.

Come To The Orange Community Farmers’ Market Today at 3:30 p.m.

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Jul 092020

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The Town of Orange is pleased to bring you the Orange Community Farmers’ Market every Thursday from 3:30 to 7 p.m., June through September!

The 2020 Market takes place every  Thursday until Sept. 24.  We are located at the Pavilion of the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road.

Products are only the best certified and Connecticut grown; ranging from bakery products, eggs, flowers, milk, meats, soaps, plants, in-season vegetables, as well as crafts and services!  Each week there will be vendors showcasing the freshest products.  If you do not see something you want, contact the Market Master.

All visitors must abide by the State’s Guidelines to COVID19.

COVID19 Guidelines

Thank you for your patience. We want to keep everyone safe during this time, please note the following:

  1. Face Coverings: Market visitors, vendors, and staff must wear face coverings – covering nose & mouth.
  2. Entrance & Exit: Please follow the entrance and exit signs to avoid crowding.
  3. Social Distancing: Limited number of people allowed at each vendor area, standing 6 feet apart.
  4. Product Handling: Do not handle any products until after you purchase them.
  5. Feeling Ill: Please do not enter if you feel ill and/or have a temperature.
  6. No Reusable Bags: Vendors & staff are not allowed to handle reusable bags. Vendors will package their products in plastic bags.

Note to Vendors:  We are currently looking for new vendors. Any wanting to become a vendor, call 203-891-1045 or go to the “Become a Vendor” page.


NOTE: Dennis Marsh just announced that Due to COVID-19 there will not be any concerts this summer.

Oh No, Lions Biggest Fundraiser Canceled

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Jul 082020

The Orange Lions Club’s motto is “We Serve” its members do so much for the community that it’s hard to keep up with them.

But 2020 wasn’t kind to the Lions with COVID-19 forcing the cancelation of the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Senior Picnic, and now their biggest fundraiser of the year, the Wine Tasting at St. Barbara Church Hall. Originally scheduled in the spring, the Lions rescheduled it for a bit later, when it was thought that the virus would have been in check. When that didn’t happen, the second rescheduled date in August was planned, and it looked good until this week when Governor Lamont postponed Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan.

Today, Betty Hadlock, Chairman of the Wine Tasting event, sent us this notice:

Due to the recent postponement of Phase 3 by Governor Lamont, and in a desire to promote safety and wellness, the Orange Lions Club regretfully cancels its 2020 wine tasting event.

We hope that many of our friends and supporters will consider their ticket purchase a donation to Orange Lions Charities which helps to fund the local Low Vision Centers, Fidelco guide dogs, equipment for eye screenings of Orange school children, large type and audiobooks for our Case Memorial Library as well as yearly Community Grants to local groups.

For those ticket holders wishing a refund, please get in touch with your original Orange Lion Club contact to start the process.

We look forward to being together at our 2021 Wine Tasting event next spring!  In the meantime, be well and stay safe.

Case Memorial Offers Digital Events, Register Now!

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Jul 082020

The Case Memorial Library is offering the following exciting events.

For students grades 7-12, Gamemaster Tom will introduce you to an old classic game that your fathers loved when they were your age, Dungeons & Dragons.

See the details below:

Teen Event: Virtual Dungeons & Dragons
Thursday, July 16, 5-8 p.m.
For students in grades 7-12 (minimum age 13). Join us as we play Dungeons & Dragons online. Players will create characters and set out on an introductory adventure with our Adult Services Librarian Tom, who is an experienced gamemaster. We will be using the Roll20 platform for this program, which is safe, free, and easy to use. Bring your imagination and we’ll do the rest! Registered participants will receive a link to the game session on Roll20 on Tuesday, July 14th.

The Bookcase Online Discussion Group
Thursday, July 23, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Join Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for an online discussion of The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee. This discussion will take place 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.

The Library is closed until further notice. We will waive all late fees while we are closed.
Online programs are free and open to the public. Please pre-register.
Phone: 203-891-2170

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Amity’s 9-Minute Outdoor July Graduation Ceremony

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Jul 082020

Yes, that’s right, the 2020 Amity Graduation ceremony that took place on the football field on Tuesday morning was admittedly different than any other, but, it was well-planned and ran like clockwork.

About 34 students had signed up, but some did not attend for one reason or another.

Masks and social distancing were top priorities and each graduate and his or her parents were seated in their own little areas around the field.

To open it, School Principal Anna Mahon announced that the students had met all the requirements to receive their diplomas and then read off the names of the 28 students who chose to take advantage of this option (rather than last month’s drive-thru graduation event).

As their name was read, the student walked up to a table to retrieve his or her diploma. There was no presentation or hand-shaking, just grab and go.

The grads walked up the aisle to a waiting photographer to have their official portrait taken, then returned to their seats. No backflips victoriously raised hands or mad dashes to the fence to hug mom and dad. Just simply walking back to their seats.

(I apologize to one young man whose photo I did not get, you moved too fast and you were blurry)

Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Byars instructed the grads to move their tassels from the right to left and their graduation was official.

The entire ceremony took 9 minutes.

For health reasons, amid the pandemic, the traditional cap tossing was not permitted — what if someone picked up the wrong one? To add to how somber the ceremony was, there wasn’t one beach ball in sight. No bubbles either. Just well-behaved seniors sitting near their parents.

Congratulations to the Amity Administration for coming up with different options to make the final moments of the seniors’ final year special and as memorable as they could.

Finally, congratulations to the Class of 2020 for making the most of your most unusual senior year. Good Luck in all of your future endeavors.


Shop Rite Takes Coronavirus Pandemic Seriously

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Jul 062020

To our valued customers:

The COVID-19 pandemic is still with us and as circumstances evolve we continue to adapt and respond to the needs of our associates, our customers, and the communities we serve. State governments have eased some restrictions for the public and local businesses but we want to assure you that we remain focused on the rigorous cleaning and safety protocols that keep our stores a safe place to work and shop. Please continue to wear a face-covering when you shop and follow the social distancing guidelines posted in stores.

We hope you’ve noticed that our in-stock conditions continue to steadily improve. Although some product categories remain limited, we are working hard to keep our shelves stocked with the products you need.

Our Customer Contact Center is also working to get to your calls as quickly as possible. Our team is available by phone at 1-800-746-7748, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  Call volumes are high and hold times may be longer than usual. For less urgent matters, please submit an email through the “contact us” page. We greatly appreciate your patience.

To assist you further, we’ve gathered some key information to help address some of your top concerns and inquiries right now.  Please choose from the list of subjects below.

If you need to submit an email, please be sure to include all of your contact information, including email address and daytime phone number, as well as your Price Plus club card number.

Our goal is to always give you our best. That commitment hasn’t changed but our world has…at least for now. Thank you for sticking with us during these challenging times. Above all, we hope that you continue to stay safe and well.

For more information about what we are doing to keep our associates and customers safe, visit: http://facts.wakefern.com.

Orange Police: Man Fled With Stolen Merchandise

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Jul 062020

Orange police were dispatched to Home Depot, 440 Boston Post Road, on Saturday, June 27 at 9:29 a.m. on a complaint that two men fled the area on foot with $199 worth of stolen merchandise.

According to the report, both males were detained moments later. Investigation revealed that one of them, identified as Mark A. Pereira, 42, of New Haven, was responsible for taking the merchandise.

He was taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny.

Pereira was released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 12.

Case Memorial Library Offers Curbside Pickup Service

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Jul 062020

Case Memorial Library

Great news! As of Monday, July 6, 2020, you can place requests in the library’s catalog again.

You can also pick up your items at the library.

Important Service Notes:

Curbside pickup at the Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, is available Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Curbside requests can be placed by email or by calling the library. We will also call patrons to pick-up holds when they are ready.

This service is available to anyone with a valid library card in our system.

To learn what items are available, consult our library catalog or contact the library during curbside pickup hours.

All requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

There is a limit of 5 items, with a combination of any material type.

Scheduling a date and time for pickup with a library staff member is necessary.

Please feel free to return any items you have checked out. Our book drop is open 24

Due dates for materials already checked out have been extended and you can return items later.

Holds cannot be placed on the museum passes.

Patrons should wear masks and practice social distancing when picking up items.

There will not be a staff member present to help you.  If you have any questions, please
call the library at 203-891-2170.

Any items that are not picked up on their scheduled day will be put back on the shelf for circulation.

At this time, the library cannot accept books or media donations.

Curbside Pickup Step-By-Step

Request Items

Use our library catalog to find items and make a request by placing a hold on the

Or call the Library at 203-891-2170 (press 2 for Circulation Department) during
curbside pickup hours.

Or email the Library at circulation@casememoriallibrary.org.

You may also speak to a Librarian who can assist you in finding a good read.

Wait for notification

You will receive a phone call when your items are ready for pickup.

Once an item is ready, you will have a set day and time to pick up the item(s).

The items will be checked out to you and placed in a paper bag

Sign Up Now For Amity Adult And Continuing Education Virtual Classes

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Jul 062020

Amity Adult and Continuing education will be holding summer 2020 courses ONLINE!!  We have many courses available including SAT Prep Courses, Health, and Wellness Courses, Finance Courses, Fitness Courses, Crafting Courses, and many others!
Register today as some courses are starting this week!!  Take a summer course with us online right from your own home!!  This is a great way to stay active while we are home during this unprecedented time!
We have great instructors who are very excited to offer courses to you VIRTUALLY!
Register today!!
Click HERE to view the new catalog!  

Enjoy exploring this catalog. If you have any questions, please call 203-397-4188.

Questions?  E-mail us:  philip.dolan@amityregion5.org OR kim.doran@amityregion5.org