Case Memorial Releases List Of New Audiobooks

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Oct 132020

New Audiobooks, October 2020

Each title is linked to its catalog entry, where you can place a request to pick up the item at the Case Memorial Library.

A good neighborhood : a novel / Therese Anne Fowler.

Anxious people / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith.

How to be an antiracist / Ibram X. Kendi.

One by one / Ruth Ware.

The lying life of adults / Elena Ferrante.

The pull of the stars : a novel / Emma Donoghue.

Transcendent kingdom / Yaa Gyasi.

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Republican Headquarters Opens In Orange

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Oct 132020

screen-shot-2016-09-24-at-8-41-23-pmThe Orange Republican Headquarters is located at the former Battle Zone, 371 Boston Post Road.
As the November 3 elections get closer, they are always looking for volunteers.  This is also a good opportunity for high school students for service hours.  All are welcome.
For more information call 203-915-6629.

Amity Supt: Another Case Of COVID At Amity High

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Oct 122020

Corona Virus from CDC.gov

A Message from the Amity Superintendent

Dear Amity Community Members:

On Sunday, October 11, 2020, Amity Regional School District No. 5 was notified that a member of our school community has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The affected person has been instructed to remain home in self-isolation for 10 days and has been provided with additional instructions to follow prior to returning to school. Family members have also been instructed to self-quarantine and get tested.

The last day this person was in Amity Regional High School was Thursday, October 8, 2020. Anyone who is considered a “close contact” with this person has been contacted or will be contacted by local health officials and provided with instructions on the appropriate steps to take.

On behalf of the Orange Health Department and Quinnipiack Valley Health District, I have been asked to remind our entire Amity community about the necessity to act in a responsible and safe manner. This is not limited to our time in school, but also our time outside of school. In social gatherings, the need to practice health safety – including the use of face coverings, physical distancing, and hand hygiene, continue to be paramount. COVID-19 is spread mainly via person-to-person contact through contaminated air droplets from
coughing and sneezing by an infected person. As with controlling the spread of other viruses, we urge everyone to discuss the following preventive measures with your children and family members:

 Wash your hands frequently, but especially after using the restroom and before preparing or consuming food. Using soap and hot water, wash for about 20 seconds. Be sure to also wash your fingertips. When soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer.

 Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands or in the air. Always try to cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, cough/sneeze inside the elbow of your arm.

 As much as you can, avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.

 Wear a face covering (mask) whenever there is a likelihood that you or your family members will be in the presence of others.

 Maintain social distancing (at least 6 feet) between yourself and others when outside of
your home.

Below is the list of COVID-19 symptoms for which everyone should monitor in their family members:

❑ Fever (100.4° Fahrenheit or higher)

❑ Chills or shaking chills

❑ Uncontrolled new cough (not due to other known cause, such as a chronic cough)

❑ Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

❑ New loss of taste or smell



For additional information on COVID-19 symptoms, please see:


Everyone is reminded that staff and students exhibiting any of the above symptoms, or feeling ill, should remain home and call their medical provider to report their symptoms and ask about testing prior to seeking in-person care at a clinic, physician’s office, or hospital.

For more information on what to do if you or a family member has possible symptoms, a diagnosis, or exposure to COVID-19, please see Addendum 5: Interim Guidance for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios in Connecticut School Districts, available here:

https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/COVID19/COVID-19-Resources-for-Families-and- Educators/Addendums-and-FAQs

We are monitoring this situation and working with the Orange Health Department and Quinnipiack Valley Health District. At this time, health officials are not recommending a closure of school. We will provide you with updates if the situation changes.

Jenn Byars

Orange Police Honored Three In Ceremony On October 8

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Oct 122020

Krystle Edwards pins her husband’s badge on him during the ceremony.

On Thursday, October 8, Officers William Edwards and Sean Bartley were sworn-in as the Orange Police Department’s newest Sergeants, and Officer Eric Ristaino was recognized as the department’s newest officer as an official ceremony could not be held in early spring due to COVID.

Sgt. Edwards joined the department in 2008 as a patrol officer and served as a field training officer and Intoxilyzer instructor.
He lives in Oxford with his wife and children. He will be initially assigned to the evening patrol division.
Sgt. Bartley joined the department in 2012 as a patrol officer and served as a field training officer.
He lives in Milford with his wife and children. He will be initially assigned to the overnight patrol division.
Officer Ristaino graduated from UCONN in 2018 with a BA in Psychology and is a certified EMT. He started the police academy in November 2019 and had to finish his training virtually.

Retired Orange Sergeant William Bartley pins on his son’s Sgt badge during last week’s ceremony.

Julie Ristaino pins her son’s OPD badge on him during last Thursday’s ceremony.

This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedule (Oct. 12-16)

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Oct 122020

Following is this week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedule (October 12-16)

Note postponements due to rain.

Monday, October 12

Field Hockey v. Hamden Home – Amity at 4:00 p.m. (Postponed)

Girls Volleyball v. Jonathan Law Away – Lawl-Old Gymnasium at 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, October 13  

(Games Canceled Due To Rain)

Boys Soccer v. Sheehan Away – Sheehan – Riccitelli Field (Turf) at 4:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer v. Sheehan Home – Amity  – Field # 3 at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 14

Boys Cross Country v. Shelton, West Haven Away – Shelton Track at 3:45 p.m.

Girls Cross Country v. Shelton, Sacred Heart Academy, West Haven Away – Shelton Track at 3:45 p.m.

Field Hockey v. Hamden Home – Amity at 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 15

Girls Swimming and Diving v. North Haven Home – High Plains Community Cn at 3:20 p.m.

Girls Swimming and Diving v. North Haven Away – Walter Gawrych Community Pool at 4:00 p.m.

Girls Volleyball v. Cheshire Home – Amity Gymnasium at 5:30 p.m.

Friday, October 16

Girls Soccer v. Jonathan Law Away – Law Stadium at 3:45 p.m.

Boys Soccer v. Jonathan Law Home – Amity – Field # 3 at 4:00 p.m.



Girls’ Swimming: Lady Spartans Win Two This Week

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Oct 082020

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The Lady Spartans are off to a good start this season.

On Monday, they hosted Mercy at the High Plains Community Center Pool.
Results: Amity(1-1) 94 Mercy(1-1) 83
Amity’s Winning Events
200 Medley Relay – Amity 1:58.76 Lizzie Bodie, Katie O’Connor, Grace Mahon, Emma Tirollo
200 Free – Amity 2:03.44 Julia Snow
200 IM – Amity 2:18.29 Katie O’Connor
50 Free – Amity 26.56 Emma Tirollo
Diving – Amity 179.55 Lizzie Buckley
100 Fly – Amity 1:00.43 Grace Mahon
100 Free – Amity 58.16 Emma Tirollo
500 Free – Amity 5:31.06 Julia Snow
Mercy’s Winning Events
200 Free Relay – Mercy 1:55.46 Ana Simoniello, Hannah Gilbert, Emma Lemieux, Elisia Pagliuca
100 Back – Mercy 1:08.91 Meaghan Bertolami
100 Breast – Mercy 1:15.11 Molly Whitaker
400 Free Relay – Mercy Elisia Pagliuca, Ana Simoniello, Molly Whitaker, Jane Sesta

Meet Two — The Swimmin’ Women (Lady Spartans) hosted Hamden in Orange tonight.

Results: Amity(2-1) 99 Hamden 79 at Orange 10/8/20
Amity’s Winning Events
200 Medley Relay – Amity 1:58.24 Lizzie Bodie, Mandy Robinson, Grace Mahon, Lauren Sender
Diving – Amity 186.70 Lizzie Buckley
100 Fly – Amity 1:00.34 Katie O’Connor
500 Free – Amity 5:48.72 Mandy Robinson
200 Free Relay – Amity 1:45.55 Katie O’Connor, Grace Mahon, Paige Boguniecki, Julia Snow
100 Back – Amity 1:06.60 Emma Tirollo
Hamden’s Winning Events
100 Free – Hamden 56.46 Amanda Wojenski
200 Free – Hamden 2:05.24 Emma Panaroni
200 IM – Hamden 2:27.77 Wynter Berube
50 Free – Hamden 25.58 Amanda Wojenski
100 Breast – Hamden 1:19.93 Genevieve DiChiara
400 Free Relay – Hamden 4:04.41 Amanda Wojenski, Morgan Collins, Wynter Berube, Emma Panaroni
The Lady Spartans are now 2-1 for the season. Keep up the great work ladies!

Conservation Commission Seeks Volunteers for Trail Cleanup at Ewen Preserve

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Oct 082020

Fall is a great time for hiking and enjoying the Open Spaces of Orange. To enhance that experience, the Orange Conservation Commission (OCC) has scheduled a Trail Cleanup Day at Ewen Preserve (GPS address: approx. 648 St John’s Drive) for Saturday, October 24 from 9 am to 11 am (rain or shine).

The OCC is asking for volunteers to join Commission members in this effort to do some light maintenance work of clearing the trails of litter and small branches.

Volunteers will gather at 9 am at the St John’s entrance and we will work in small groups, maintaining social distance, water will be provided.

Volunteers are asked to wear face masks and bring gloves and hand tools such as pruning shears, branch loppers, and rakes. It also suggested that volunteers wear long pants and bring tick spray

Visit the Orange Conservation Commission on Facebook.

DPH Releases Covid-Era Trick-or-Treating Guidelines

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Oct 082020

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health released a new series of guidelines Thursday detailing how residents should celebrate Halloween this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic requires all of us to take steps to keep ourselves, our families, and our communities safe and healthy: wear our masks, wash our hands frequently, and maintain social distancing.  As a result, we will need to celebrate many fall traditions differently this year, including Halloween. Traditional Halloween activities carry a high risk for spreading COVID-19, but we can reduce that risk significantly by organizing and participating in fun, lower or moderate risk alternatives,” DPH said on its website.

Trick-or-Treating Recommendations

  • Traditional trick-or-treating is a high-risk activity. Instead, the CDC and CT DPH recommends participating in one-way trick-or-treating where goodie bags or a large bowl of candy are placed outside of your home for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance.
  • If you are preparing goodie bags, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after preparing the bags.
  • For people who choose to hand out candy:
  • Before you answer the door, make sure your face covering is in place over your nose and mouth, wash or sanitize your hands before answering the door.
  • Remain six feet from the Trick-or-Treater.
  • Place the candy inside the child’s bag for them instead of having them take it from the bowl themselves.
  • Homes providing candy may set up hand sanitizer stations outside or parents/guardians can pack a travel bottle of their own.
  • Parents/guardians should limit the number of homes their children visit.
  • It is not recommended to trick-or-treat with people outside of your household.
  • Remain six feet away from people outside your household at all times.
  • All trick-or-treating participants should wear a mask or face covering while outside at all times.
  • A costume mask (such as for Halloween) is not a substitute for a cloth or surgical mask. A costume mask should not be used unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose and does not leave gaps around the face.
  • Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth or surgical mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.
  • Do not wear a costume rubber mask over another face covering of any kind.

Connex Credit Union Raises Money For Children’s Charity

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Oct 062020

During the last month, Connex Credit Union collected donations from its employees and members of the community in support of Miracle Jeans Day, a national promotion run by Credit Unions for Kids that helps fund cutting-edge research and innovative technology for hospitals in the Children’s Miracle Network.

The credit union matched the first $1,000 in donations and permitted employees that contributed $15 or more to wear jeans to work on Wed., Sept. 9.

“I’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who came together once again in support of the young patients at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center,” said Carl Casper, executive vice president, and chief operating officer, Connex Credit Union. “This is our sixth consecutive Miracle Jeans Day and we once again passed our $1,000 donation goal, a true testament to the spirit of our employees and the surrounding community.”


Obituary: Ann Marie Savage Kuchinsky, 87, She Will Be Missed

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Oct 062020

Ann Marie Savage Kuchinsky, 87, of Orange, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Milford Hospital on October 2, 2020.

She was the beloved wife of the late George J. Kuchinsky. Ann Marie was born in New Haven on May 10, 1933, and retired as a senior clerk at SNET after a 31-year career.

She was the sister in law of Lorraine Sikeritzky, the aunt of Nancy (James) Piner, Ginny (Jeff) Wolcott, and Donna (Joseph) Gurz, and great-aunt of Kelly Piner, Christopher Wolcott, Rachel Larson, Kirsten, and Matthew Gurz.

She leaves behind many cousins and close friends and was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Josephine Piascik Savage, brother Anthony Savage, niece Cheryl Savage, niece Pati Sikeritzky and nephew Michael Sikeritzky.

Visiting hours will be Thursday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Lupinski Funeral Home, Inc., 821 State Street New Haven.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Stanislaus Church Friday at 10 a.m. Kindly meet directly at church.

Burial will follow at Orange Center Cemetery. Masks and social distancing are required for all services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Church, 9 Eld Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Sign Ann Marie’s guestbook online at www.lupinskifuneralhome.com.