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Paper Shredding, Mattress Recycling, and Clothing and Household Goods Collection Saturday

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Oct 122018

The Orange Recycling Committee’s paper shredding and mattress recycling event scheduled for Saturday, October 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at High Plains Community Center (HPCC), 525 OrangeCenter Road, will once again be joined by the Orange Community Women hosting a FUNDrive for Clothes and Household Items.

The Orange Community Women are asking residents to bring clothing, shoes, towels, electronics, toys and games, kitchen items, sporting goods and more to the pavilion that morning. This benefit will help support many community projects.

Orange Recycling Committee Chair Mitch Goldblatt is excited about the additional service. “Saturday, October
13th will be a great morning for a Fall Clean-Out at its best”, Goldblatt said. “I’m encouraging all residents to bring their household goods and clothes in addition to their documents, papers, and even mattresses for an ultimate recycling event!”

The secure, on-site paper shredding service will once again be handled by town resident Joe Johnston’s company, Affordable Solutions. Residents may bring bags or boxes filled with documents for shredding and volunteers from the Orange Recycling Committee will deposit them into the shredding truck. This service is generously funded by the Rotary Club of Orange. Residents may show their appreciation by donating to the Orange Rotary Scholarship Fund. Rotarians will be on hand to collect donations.

Residents also may bring mattresses and box springs for recycling. This free service is made possible through a partnership with the Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress Program. Dry mattresses (of all sizes) and box springs will be accepted. However, mattresses from futons/sofa beds or waterbeds; mattresses infested with bed bugs; wet, damaged or excessively soiled mattresses; sleeping bag or mattress pads/toppers, are not part of the program.

For residents who need assistance getting mattresses and box springs to the event, members of the Orange Lions Club will pick-up these items from residences, given they are outside and dry or in a garage for easy access as volunteers will not enter individual homes. Anyone interested in this pick-up service should contact Ken Lenz at 203-795-3906. The fee for pick-up is $10 per mattress or box spring. Payment is by cash or check made out to Orange Lions Charities, and all proceeds are considered a charitable donation “We are thrilled to partner with the Rotary Club of Orange, the Orange Lions Club, and the Orange Community Women to offer these important environmental services to residents,” said Mitch Goldblatt. “Purging homes of these items and keeping them out of landfills helps our environment as well as tax dollars. This is a fun event that gives volunteers and residents an
opportunity to work together for a cleaner and more sustainable planet.”

For the seventh time, the Orange Recycling Committee is helping residents dispose of thousands of pounds of sensitive financial and medical papers in a secure, environmentally- responsible way. Adding mattress and box spring as well as household goods recycling to this event has made this one event not to be missed.

Paper Shredding, Mattress Recycling, Clothing and Household Item Drive – Details:
WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., rain or shine
WHERE: High Plains Community Center (front parking area), 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT
 Tax papers, bills, receipts, statements, and documents that contain personal, financial and/or medical
information. No need to remove staples or elastic bands, but clips should be removed for reuse. DO
NOT BRING: Paper that is already shredded, newspapers, notebooks, folders, and other papers that
can go in the regular residential recycling bins.
 Mattresses and box springs.
 Clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, accessories, CDs, DVDs, books, electrical items, toys, games,
kitchen items, sporting goods, knick-knacks.

It’s Here! The First Carnival Of 2018

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Apr 212018

The Orange Fairgrounds will be filled with rides, games and fun as Rainbow Amusements brings the first Carnival of the year to town on Saturday, April 21 (12-9). A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, April 22 (12-5). 

The Peck Place Carnival will have food trucks offering dinner and dessert choices for your family to enjoy. Peanut & tree nut free trucks will be on the premises.

Wristbands will be sold at the event for $25 each. 

Any Questions: Contact Gina Vuolo @ gvuolo@optonline.net

All pre-paid wristbands will be available for pick-up at the Will Call window. *Please bring photo ID to pick-up your tickets.

Matthew Dicks Will Present Two Storytelling Master Classes At Amity This Week

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Apr 082018

Connecticut author and storyteller, Matthew Dicks, will visit Amity Regional High School this week to present two master classes in the art of storytelling.

Matthew Dicks is the author of several novels including Something Missing, Unexpectedly Milo, and The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, and the upcoming Story-worthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling. His book, Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, was nominated for a Connecticut Nutmeg Award. He has performed as a storyteller around the country and has won the Moth StorySLAM more than twenty times.

Matthew will speak to students from Amity’s English Language Arts classes involved in creative writing and literary analysis and will discuss the process for creating written and oral narratives. Students who have prepared stories will have the opportunity to perform and receive feedback from this seasoned storyteller. At the end of the school day a Storytelling Slam, open to the entire student body, will be held.

The event will be hosted by Amity librarians, Robert Musco and Victoria Hulse, and made possible by the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation. More information about the Foundation’s mission and work can be found at jamiehulleyartsfund.org.

Reserve Your Space For The Women’s Leadership Conference

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Apr 062018

The Orange and West Haven Chambers of Commerce will host a Women’s Leadership Conference at the Cielo Banquet Ballroom in the West Haven Italian American Club, 85 Chase Lane, West Haven on April 11 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Jocelyn Maminta, from WTNH News 8 will moderate the event.

Tickets are $20 Conference Fee/$10 Sponsor a Student.

Purchase tickets online at www.westhavenchamber.com/WLC18

Sponsorship opportunities and Program Book ADs are available for purchase

For Information, contact the West Haven Chamber at info@westhavenchamber.com 203- 933-1500

Orange Chamber of Commerce
605 Orange Center Rd, Orange, CT 06477 director@orangectchamber.com
(203) 795-3328




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Boys Lacrosse: WOW, Hughes Leads Amity to Victory Over West Haven

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Apr 052018

LAX Coach Brandon Pepe

The Amity Spartans Boys Lacrosse team was on the road in West Haven for its season opener on Thursday, April 5, for a game against the Blue Devils.

The Amity team — which includes many members of the amazing 2017-18 Ice Hockey team which went all the way to the state quarterfinal game — wasted no time at all in showing who was in charge, gaining two goals each in the first and second quarters.

Score at the half, 4-0 Amity.

The Spartans continued their excellent teamwork into the third quarter with four goals to West Haven’s one.

Third quarter score, 8-1 Amity.

There was much of the same in the final quarter with Amity scoring an additional four goals to the Blue Devil’s two.

Spartans Win this one 12-3.

Amity: Colin Hughes 4g, 5a; Luke Smith 2g, 1a; Adam Cusano 1g, 1a; Matt Weidenfeller 1g, 1a; Jake Silliman 2a; Simon Flaherty 1g; Jason Perrotti 1g; Chris Bierezoweic 1g; Ed Martino 1g; Jacob Lettick 1a.
West Haven: Nick Massaro 1g, 1a; Nico Kyle 1g; Kevin Moriarty 1g.
Goalies: A – Dane Walsh 9 saves; WH – Kevin Moriarty 26 saves
RECORDS: Amity 1-0; WH 0-1.
NOTE: g = goal; a = assist

UPDATE: Dumais To Be Executive Director of C.E.S.

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Apr 052018

Dr. Charles “Chip” Dumais will become Executive Director of C.E.S. (Cooperative Educational Services) when Dr. Evan Pitkoff retires at the end of this school year after 11 years leading the agency. Dumais is currently superintendent of the Amity Regional School District No. 5 in Woodbridge, where he has been since 2014. His appointment to the position was approved by the C.E.S Representative Council on Thursday afternoon in Trumbull.

Dumais, who has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Physics, started his education career teaching science at Haddam-Killingworth High School in Higganum. He also taught physics and calculus, chaired a science department, served as an assistant principal in Westport, and was Newtown High School’s principal before taking the Amity superintendent position.

Dumais earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Sixth-Year Diploma in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University, a certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Executive Leadership from the University of Connecticut, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University. He was also once a participant in the Aspiring Superintendent program offered by C.E.S.

He co-chairs the Technology Committee of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents, serves as a superintendent consultant to the Connecticut Association of Schools Board of Directors and is an active member of several regional and national organizations, including the Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology.

The nationwide search for the new Executive Director was facilitated by C.E.S. Executive Searches consultants. Dumais was chosen out of a pool of 18 applicants from seven states.

Orange First Selectman Jim Zeoli said, “I like Chip, I think he did a hell of a job for Amity. I’ll miss him very much.”

UNH Offers Free GenCyber Security and Forensics Camp for Teens

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Apr 052018

High School students, here’s an awesome opportunity for you! For the second consecutive year, the University of New Haven’s Tagliatela College of Engineering is offering Connecticut’s only GenCyber security and forensics camp for high school students, the “GenCyber Agent Academy.”

The GenCyber Agent Academy, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency, is offered to 20 girls and 20 boys free of charge. The students must be entering ninth through 12th grade in the fall.

The camp will take place on the campus of the University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, from July 24 to 29 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

Full-time faculty in the University of New Haven’s Cyber Forensics Laboratory will teach the program. The group’s work exposing flaws in various phone apps has been featured worldwide.

To be considered for the camperships, students must write a 500-word essay about why they want to attend the camp and must have a letter of recommendation from a teacher. Don’t delayApplications to the CyberGen Agent Academy are due by May 15.

No previous experience in computing is necessary. Campers will be provided with different levels of training based on the students’ experience.

“At the University of New Haven’s Tagliatela College of Engineering, we embrace teaching cybersecurity concepts starting at a young age,” said Ibrahim Baggili, the camp director, and the project’s principle investigator. “We are passionate about involving underrepresented minority students in this effort and teaching skills to the future generation of the cybersecurity workforce that will protect our nation.”

The camp is a first chance for teens to look at cybersecurity and consider working toward a career in a job market that has one million job openings this year.

The camp will be supported by the lead instructor Liberty Page, a computer science instructor at the University with many years of experience in teaching science in Connecticut public schools, and Frank Breitinger, assistant professor of computer science, and the University’s hacking team mentor.

Activities at the camp will include an introduction to Python programming, cyber forensics, virtual reality, network defense and hacking concepts, investigating drones, and learning from experts in the field about their careers and their jobs. Students will also participate in a cyber competition and a scavenger hunt.

Speakers will also discuss what is necessary for a career in cybersecurity and forensics and how to apply to colleges.

Participation in the camp includes three meals a day. Funding for transportation is also available.

Apr 052018

Amity Supt. Chip Dumais

This Just In: Amity Supt. Chip Dumais is leaving Amity for another job.

We will have more information as it becomes available.

UPDATE: Amity Lockdown Lifted

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Apr 042018

A source said Amity High School is in Lockdown at this time (11 a.m.) No reason given. Will provide information when it becomes available.

UPDATE: There was police activity in the area, but the good news is that the lockdown was lifted at 11:20 a.m. – still no explanation.

Secure Loose Objects: Wind Advisory In Effect For This Afternoon And Evening

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Apr 042018

You know the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” Well, here’s another one, “Batten down the hatches.” Today’s forecast promises plenty of wet and wild weather.

A wind advisory remains in effect from 2 p.m. to midnight with westerly winds of 15 to 25 mph and gusts up to 50 mph.

As a cold front comes through this afternoon, with a line of thunderstorms, between 1 and 4 p.m., strong winds may blow down trees, limbs and power lines. Some scattered power outages are expected.