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Orange Volunteer Firefighters Respond To Early Morning House Fire

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May 052021
 

The Town’s Emergency 9-1-1 system received three 9-1-1 calls around 7:10 a.m. this morning (Wednesday, May 5) reporting that there was smoke coming from a vacant house at 753 Mapleview Drive.

The first Volunteer Officer on the scene confirmed a working structure fire.

According to Fire Marshal Jamie Vincent, the fire was seen coming from the wall adjacent to the front door of the home.

“While it’s still under investigation the area of origin was identified in the basement,” he said. The cause is yet to be determined.

Vincent said, “The firefighters on the scene did a fantastic job, putting a quick hit on the fire and knocking it down.”

Youth Services Offers Scholarships — Deadline May 14

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May 052021
 

Attention Amity High School SENIORS: Orange Youth Services will choose three (3) seniors, who live in Orange, to be rewarded with $1,000 each toward their college education.

Each applicant must fill out an application, provide a resume, a transcript of their grades, and a brief essay.

Students will be chosen based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, volunteer involvement, and future endeavors.

The application deadline is Friday, May 14, 2021.  Contact Jessica Simone at jsimone@orange-ct.gov or call 203-891-4785 for an application.

This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedules for May 4-8

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May 042021
 

Following are this week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedules, May 4-May 8

Tuesday, May 4

Boys Golf vs East Haven HOME at the Tradition Golf Club at Oak Lane 3 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs Fairfield Prep AWAY Fairfield University at 4 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Xavier HOME Amity High School Gym 5:30 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Sacred Heart Academy HOME at Amity 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 5

Girls Golf vs st. Paul Catholic AWAY Westwoods Golf Course at 3 p.m.

Softball vs Sacred Heart Academy AWAY at Sacred Heart 3:45 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Oxford HOME at Amity 5:30 p.m.

Baseball vs North Haven AWAY North Haven Athletic Complex at 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 6

Girls Golf vs Daniel Hand AWAY at Madison Country Club 2:30 p.m.

Boys Golf vs Foran HOME at The Tradition Golf Club at Oak Lane 3 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs Branford HOME at Amity  High School at 3:45 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse vs Sheehan AWAY at Sheehan High School  5 p.m.

Friday, May 7

Girls Golf vs Mercy HOME at Racebrook Country Club 2:45 p.m.

Baseball vs Notre Dame-West Haven HOME at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Boys Outdoor Track vs Cheshire AWAY at Cheshire High School 3:45 p.m.

Girls Outdoor Track vs Cheshire AWAY at Cheshire High School 3:45 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs Shelton AWAY at Shelton High School 3:45 p.m.

Girls Tennis vs Mercy HOME at Amity High 3:45 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Daniel Hand HOME at Amity Gym 5:30 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Sheehan AWAY Sheehan High School at 6 p.m.

Softball vs Daniel Hand HOME Old Tavern Complex – Stankye Field 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 8

Boys Lacrosse vs North Haven HOME at Amity 12 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Foran AWAY at Foran High School at 4 p.m.

Best of luck Ladies and Gentlemen, Keep up the great work,  do your best and Have Fun!

Entire Line Of Pet Treats Pulled From Stores Due To Mold That Sickened Pets

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May 032021
 

Dog treats that can be found in local pet stores, including Pet Supplies Plus, have been voluntarily ordered to be removed from store shelves by the manufacturer after hundreds of dog owners reported their pets getting sick from moldy treats in the bags.

Many of the complaints came from AMAZON customers (who were told they were not returnable items).

Read the full story HERE.

The company denies that it is “recalling” the treats, but they have been removed from store shelves, and if you have any in your home, inspect them carefully for mold before giving them to your pets.

 

Obituaries: Sperie and Nikki Perakos, Together In Life And Eternity

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May 032021
 

Sperie Peter Perakos and wife Natalie “Nikki” Pappas Perakos of Orange, inseparable and united for more than 60 years, died respectively on April 5 and April 24, 2021.
Sperie, 105, was born in New Britain, CT, son of the late Peter G. and Julia Ladany Perakos; he was a graduate of Yale University, Pierson College Class of 1938.
While later attending Harvard Law School, he was required to return to CT to assist in the family’s theater business, founded by his father. Sperie Perakos enjoyed a long career as President and CEO of Connecticut Theatre Associates. He served the U.S. Army in WWII as a Captain in Intelligence in the 448th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion which participated in the Normandy invasion.
He received a Bronze Star and other honors for his service. Given his effort in France during WWII, he was awarded the insignia of Knight of the National Order of the French Legion of Honor in 2020.
Sperie was proud of his Alma Mater. He was a fellow of Pierson College and active with Yale University throughout his life. Especially worthy of note was his dedication to the Peabody Museum of Natural History for numerous years. He was also close to the Yale School of Drama, organizing various initiatives. He remained active as Class Secretary.
Natalie “Nikki” Pappas Perakos, 82, was born in Detroit, MI, the first child of the late George Harris Pappas and Sophia Taxintar Pappas.
She studied at the Detroit Conservatory of Music and with Marcus Kellerman. She was the youngest member of the Michigan Opera Company and appeared as a soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She studied at the Yale Schools of Music and Drama. Her acting endeavors included television and theatre productions.
Nikki was a fellow of Pierson College and the first woman to be appointed to the Yale Alumni Association. She aided her husband Sperie in his activities with Yale until the end of their lives. She was a patron of the arts and volunteer for various organizations. She contributed to the MMA Costume Institute, notably with the Charles James Butterfly Dress.
Although Nikki worked in design, she was often at her husband’s side with his theatre circuit work. Given their involvement in the sector, the couple was active with the Connecticut Association of Theatre Owners (CATO) for many years.
Sperie was assisted by his wife Nikki in the production of the 1961 film “Antigone”, starring Irene Papas and members of the Greek Royal Theatre. The film was acclaimed internationally.
Mr. and Mrs. Perakos were longtime parishioners at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church in Orange. Sperie served as a past District Governor and a lifetime member of the American Hellenic Progressive Association “AHEPA”.
The couple loved life and were inseparable. They brought much love, wisdom, and joy to those their lives had touched. They will be missed greatly. They are survived by several nieces and nephews.
Sperie Perakos is survived by sisters-in-law, Urania K. Perakos and Marilyn Perakos, both of FL. He was predeceased by a sister, Artemis Perakos-Miller; and brothers, Dr. George Perakos, John P. Perakos, Atty. Steven E. Perakos, and Peter (Socky) G. Perakos, Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange, and can be viewed online at www.saintbarbara.org.
Interment with Military Honors will follow in Grove Street Cemetery, 227 Grove Street, New Haven, and can be viewed online at www.facebook.com/WakeleeMemorial.
Additional information and online condolences available at www.wakeleememorial.com .

Mask Haters, Businesses Rejoice! CT Eases Some Restrictions

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May 012021
 

From CT.Gov website

It’s a lovely day, and the first day of relaxed Covid-19 restrictions.

Some businesses, especially restaurants, are enjoying a bit of freedom and look forward to building up their businesses again after a year of following strict rules that bit into their financial security.

As of today, May 1, restaurants are allowed to remain open until midnight instead of closing their doors at the 11 p.m. curfew time.

Also, the governor lifted outdoor restrictions, so there are no more table size limits outside. Customers who choose to sit outside don’t have to buy a meal when ordering a drink.

Any bars that don’t serve food may also reopen for outdoor service.

What about face masks?

The CDC, which has been making the rules during the pandemic announced that anyone that has been fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks outdoors anymore.

Anyone who’s fully vaccinated can take their masks off at small outdoor gatherings, according to the CDC, or when dining outside with friends from several different households.

UNVACCINATED people will still have to wear a mask in these situations.

What’s Next?

The next phase will begin on Wednesday, May 19, when the remaining business restrictions are scheduled to be eased, EXCEPT you’ll still be required to wear a mask indoors.

More information will follow as that date approaches.

 

 

Plan & Zoning Meeting Includes Large Three Story, 72 Dwelling Proposal

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Apr 302021
 

Following is the agenda for the May 4 Town Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting:

TOWN PLAN & ZONING COMMISSION MEETING
TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021 – 7:00 P.M.
ZOOM INTERNET MEETING

1. Review of the Minutes from the April 20, 2021 meeting.

2. Old Business

3. New Business

4. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer

PUBLIC HEARINGS: 7:00 p.m.

5. SPECIAL PERMIT – APPLICATION FOR THE CONVERSION OF A SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING TO ACCOMMODATE AN ELDERLY APARTMENT. – For the Property known as 695 Wheelers Farms Road. Submitted by Brian and Amanda Cleveland. To construct an elderly apartment.

6. PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING REGULATIONS – Article §383-143.4 -Submitted by Luis Rodriguez of 510 Boston Post Road. To amend the Orange Zoning Regulations to allow cigar lounges/stores to obtain a Special Permit for outdoor seating.

7. SPECIAL USE & SITE PLAN APPLICATION in conjunction with an ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS SUPPLEMENT & LIGHTING SUPPLEMENT– for the Property known as 35 Old Tavern Road and 308 Racebrook Road located in the LSC Zoning District: Submitted by 35 Old Tavern Road, LLC. A proposed mixed-use development including the construction of a 134,000 sq. ft, three-story building with 72
dwelling units along with 226 parking spaces. An APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL PERMIT has also been submitted in accordance with section 383-175B for shared parking.
(Continuation from the 4/20/2021 meeting)

HURRY! Orange Scholarship Fund Association Awards Deadline Is Tomorrow

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Apr 302021
 

The Orange Scholarship Fund Association is offering scholarships to high school seniors from Orange.

Applications are available through local high school guidance offices, online at info@orangescholarshipfund.com , or by calling 203 795 5748.

The application deadline is May 1, 2021. Several scholarships are available including the Ashlie Krakowski Memorial Scholarship which is awarded to a student pursuing a career in health care or a health-related field.

Scholarships will be awarded in June.

UPDATE: Wind Advisory In Effect Through Early Saturday Morning

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Apr 292021
 

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. on Saturday

Westerly winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are possible

Gusty winds could blow around any unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

You have plenty of time to prepare, so, bring in your planters and bird feeders or you may be chasing them down on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.

Obituary: Allen Mushin, 82, Beloved Husband, US Navy Veteran, CERT Leader, HAM Radio Operator

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Apr 282021
 

Allen E Mushin, 82, of Orange, unexpectedly passed away Friday, April 23, 2021.

Allen was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 16, 1938, to Anne and Victor Mushin. He was raised in New Haven, CT, and graduated from Hill House High School in 1956. He proudly served in the US Navy as a radio operator on the USS Tingey. He spent his career as a technical writer until retirement.

During retirement, he was very active in the town of Orange as the leader of the CERT team for 13 years. Allen enjoyed magic, amateur (HAM) radio, and was a disc jockey on an internet radio show called The Doo Wop Cafe.

The highlight of his life was spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren.

Allen is survived by his wife, of 60 years, Sheila Mushin (Spivak), his two children, Mark Mushin and Beth Korman, son in law, Jay Korman, sister Linda Saslow, grandchildren, Andrew Mushin and his fiance Beth Wellington, Jenna Mushin, Elana Korman, Sydney Korman, and nieces and nephews, Randi Saslow, Wendy Saslow, Betsy Spivak, and Scott Spivak. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Alyssa Mushin, and brother-in-law Harold Saslow.

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, a private graveside ceremony is planned for the immediate family. The Robert E. Shure & Son Funeral Home, New Haven is in care of Arrangements In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association (NTSAD) 2001 Beacon Street, Suite 204 Boston, MA 02135 or to a charity of your choice.

To sign an online registry book or to leave a message of condolence, visit www.shurefuneralhome.com

 

Rest in peace Al. Your talent, humor, and friendship will be missed.