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Get Ready For Phase 2 Of Reopening The Economy

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May 292020
 

Below is new information from the State regarding Phase II of reopening the economy, compliance to general rules, Virtual Open House Day, and more.

PHASE 2: Salons and Barbershops are scheduled to reopen on June 1st. Phase II is scheduled to begin on June 20th, pending achievement of public health metrics. See ROADMAP FOR REOPENING CONNECTICUT. Businesses in Phase II consist of:

·    Hotels (no bar areas)

·    Restaurants (indoor dining – no bar)

·    Gyms, Fitness and Sports Clubs

·    Outdoor Arts, Entertainment and Events (up to 50 people)

·    Outdoor Amusement Parks

·    Bowling Alleys

·    Social Clubs

·    Pools

·    Museums, Zoos, Aquariums

·    Movie Theaters

·    Personal Services

Sector Specific Rules will be released at that time. Please remember to SELF-CERTIFY prior to opening.

SMALL BUSINESS REOPENING GUIDE: A guide to assist businesses in the reopening process includes topics regarding financial needs, employee training & support, physical layout, and a list of suppliers. The guide will be updated as new information becomes available.

REOPENING GUIDE

COMPLIANCE: The State wants to ensure businesses are complying with the GENERAL BUSINESS AND SECTOR-SPECIFIC RULES and that they have completed the mandatory SELF-CERTIFICATION process.

PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION: The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application was released by the SBA. The instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the CARES Act. INSTRUCTIONS & LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION

POSTERS FOR YOUR BUSINESS: Posters are available for downloading and printing to place in your business/office:

·    STAYING SAFE TOGETHER

·    HOW DO YOU FEEL

·    PERSONAL PROTECTION PROTOCOLS

·    SOCIAL DISTANCING

·    SLOW THE SPREAD

·    STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS

Meeting Canceled

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May 292020
 

The Orange Town Plan And Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 2 has been canceled.
Why? The Zoning Department did not receive any proposals.

Another Program Provided By The Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation

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May 282020
 

Amity residents are no doubt familiar with Judy Primavera and her husband Fred Hulley and their generous non-stop contribution to the arts through the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation [founded in memory of their late daughter Jamie].

The tri-towns are not the only area to benefit from educational grants from the JHAF. It will be sponsoring the Sondheim Awards (which Orange native Connor Deane began after the CT High School Musical Awards folded).

In December, The JHAF helped teacher Jessica Sharpe from Prendergast School in Ansonia bring Whole-Body Math to perform at her school.

The workshop was entitled Matica Arts Whole-Body Math. It was for grades k-1 to learn math skills through body movement and using objects.
Here are photos for a look back to happier times with the help of Jamie A Hulley Arts Foundation.

They’re Here! Police Warn Of Black Bear Sightings In Orange

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May 282020
 

The Orange Police Department has received multiple reports of a black bear in the area north of Derby Avenue between Orange Center Road and Racebrook Road.

Sightings also were reported yesterday in the Westville section of New Haven and the Johnson Road area of Woodbridge bordering the northeast corner of Orange.

As Orange Live reported last week, Bear sightings are common in Connecticut and police request that you only call the department when there is a threat or an emergency associated with a bear.

Please do not feed nor approach the bear. Keep your distance and respect all wildlife.

Click HERE for additional info and tips regarding black bears.

 

Gather Up The Kids For Some FUN Recycling Lessons (link fixed)

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May 282020
 

This has been a very frustrating few months for families, and children especially, having to do their homework outside of a classroom setting. Not being able to hang out with their friends at the movies, or Urban Air, etc.

One thing that kids may not want to hear right now is, “Come here and learn about recycling.”

Well, guess what, there’s a site that was brought to my attention that offers children an interactive experience with a maze, word search, and drawing activities with which they can show their recycling expertise, and maybe even learn a few new things.

The site is called NICO’S QUEST TO RECYCLE: A KID’S GUIDE TO RECYCLING.

So click HERE and call the kids in to have a little bit of educational interactive computer fun. Who knows, maybe mom and dad will learn something new too.

 

Beardsley Zoo Opens On Monday – Here’s What You Have To Do

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May 282020
 

With the Coronavirus, our lives have changed in many ways. We can’t just go to the supermarket and zoom down an aisle for something then backtrack if we forgot an item (one-way traffic).

Well, going to the zoo is no different. You can’t just show up on a whim due to stricter protocols.

The Beardsley Zoo is opening up again for the first time since March 17 on Monday, June 1, and things have changed. Not only do they have several new animals, including a female companion for Peanut the wolf.

Watch this VIDEO so you will know what to expect before going and once you get there.

The Show Must Go On: Sondheim Awards Are On Monday

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May 272020
 

Broadway Method Academy (Connor Deane & Scott Handley) is hosting the 3rd annual Sondheim Awards on Monday, June 1.

This year, It will be a virtual celebration of the talents of high school thespians … since so many of the shows were canceled due to COVID-19, there will be no “best of” awards given out but it will be a night of celebration none-the-less.

The Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation is one of the sponsors of the event and the Jamie Hulley Musical Theater Scholarships also will be announced that night.

Students are nominated by their high school directors for their talent and their dedication to the overall quality of the production by supporting the director and her/his fellow cast & crew members at all times. The nominations are open to all student performers from ensemble to lead roles.

Just go to the Broadway Method Academy Facebook page at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 1

Orange Police: Woman Arrested Three Times in Nine Hours

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May 262020
 

#1 On Thursday, April 30, at 5:32 p.m. officers responded to 235 Boston Post Road (trailer park?) in regards to an unwanted person on the property.

Investigation revealed that Gina M. Dean, 44, West Haven violated a protective order with another party by appearing at their residence.

Dean was taken into custody and charged with violation of a protective order.

She was released on a promise to appear in court in Bridgeport on May 1.

#2  On Friday, May 1, police returned to 235 Boston Post Road at 12:19 a.m. in regards to an unwanted person on the property.

Investigation revealed that Gina M. Dean, 44, West Haven, once again violated a protective order with another person by going to the residence and entering the residence without permission.

Less than seven hours earlier she was advised not to return to the residence and apprised of the Protective Order in place but decided to return anyway.

Subsequently, she was taken into custody and charged with violation of a protective order and third-degree burglary.

She was held on a $3,000 bond and received a second court date of May 1 in Bridgeport.
#3 On Friday, May 1, at 2:18 p.m., officers again were dispatched to 235 Boston Post Road in regards to a violation of a protective order.
Officers’ learned that the offender, Gina M. Dean, 44, of West Haven, was previously arrested twice for violation of a protective order and came back a third time and gained access into the residence by the use of a burglary tool.
Subsequently, she was taken into custody and charged with two counts of first-degree violation of conditions, two counts of violation of a protective order, third-degree burglary, and possession of burglary tools.

This time, she was held on a $50,000 bond and received a court date of May 4.

Orange Police: Woman Charged With Issuing A Bad Check

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May 262020
 

On Tuesday, May 19, Orange Police were dispatched to the New Haven Police Department at 2:45 p.m. to pick up Sheila J. White, 54, of New Haven.

White was in their custody for an unrelated matter when it was discovered that she held an active arrest warrant out of Orange for an incident that occurred on Jan. 6.

She was taken into custody, brought back to the Orange Police Department and charged with third-degree forgery, sixth-degree larceny and issuing a bad check.

White received a promise to appear in court on June 24.

Orange Police Blotter: Man Had Stolen Merchandise and Burglary Tools

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May 262020
 

On Tuesday, May 19, at 3:47 a.m., Orange Police Officers came into contact with William J. Moore, 36, of West Haven, on the Boston Post Road near the Porch and Patio store.

While speaking with Moore, officers discovered that he had $2,179 worth of stolen merchandise inside his vehicle.

Subsequently, he was taken into custody and charged with third-degree larceny, third-degree criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools.

Moore posted a $5,000 bond and is to be in court on June 24.