Be Mindful Of Your Dog’s Fears This Holiday Week

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Jun 262018

Over the years we’ve learned that the Fourth of July celebration begins and ends several days before and after Independence Day.

The loud rumbles, cracks, pops, and booms may thrill us, but they can be terrifying for dogs.
When I was a kid, my dog Bootsie would burrow as deep as she could go under anything, beds, tables, chairs whatever she could hide under trying to find safety.
Although I’m lucky and my dog, Mi Sun seems alert but unafraid of loud noises. Still, there are so many of you who need to find a way to protect your pet to help get him or her through this noisy holiday.
Make sure to create a safe zone in your home where your pet can feel comfortable. If you have a quiet inside room, set it up with familiar items for him before you head out to the fairgrounds. Give him access to water and leave a radio playing at normal volume to keep him company.
Don’t bring your pet to fireworks displays, and never leave him unattended in the car.
Don’t leave your dog outside alone. He could get lost or hurt if he panics and tries to escape from your yard — or worse run into traffic as he flees.
Keep dog doors and fence gates locked this week (end).
Make sure your pet has a collar and ID tag with up to date information. An ID tag will help get you reunited even if your pet isn’t microchipped.
This is one holiday that your pet’s feelings should be your top priority.
Orange Live has had a very good record of helping to find lost dogs. If your pet runs away, immediately send us a text at 203-506-1747, e-mail at orangectlive01@gmail.com or message us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Orangectlive/ along with the time your pet went missing, what area of town you are in (street, crossroads, etc), description, contact information and a photo if you have one — even if it’s not a great picture. and we’ll get the word out. Orange residents are excellent at helping their neighbors and often share missing pet news and get out and start looking immediately.

Obituary: Daniel W. Donnelly, 24, Beloved Son, Friend, Musician

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Jul 052017

Daniel W. Donnelly, 24, of Orange, left this world too soon on Monday, July 3, 2017. Born in Bridgeport on Sept. 3, 1992, Danny was the cherished son of Robert and Theresa Durso Donnelly. Growing up in Orange, he played baseball and was an avid Yankees fan.

He graduated from Amity High School, and his dream was to work in the music industry. He will be remembered for his love of guitars and music and for his favorite band, Phish, which he enjoyed following on tour with the love of his life, Emilee Sousa, the late Joey Ciancola and their many friends.

Danny is now reunited with his beloved brother, Robbie, and other family members Tim and Kim Donnelly, John Donnelly and Gerri Marie Durso. Besides his parents, he leaves behind many aunts, uncles, and cousins to cherish his memory, including Patricia Davitt, Kathleen Tillman, Chris, Mary, Paul and Mike Donnelly, Anne Gumersell, Janet Waldman, Mary Ellen and Jack Durso.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. Remembrances and prayers for Danny will take place at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will follow in Orange Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations, for the family, will be gratefully accepted at the funeral home.

Fireworks: Which Ones Are Your Favorites?

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Jul 032017

The town of Orange had a nice night for its Independence Day Concert and Fireworks Show on Sunday.

If you missed any of it, click on the OGAT Video On Demand link to the side of our screen and catch up any time. (as soon as it’s posted)

Fireworks are a big part of any Fourth of July Celebration — it seems more and more regular Joe’s think they are pyrotechnic experts and are firing off professional grade fireworks in their backyards lately. But many spectators prefer and appreciate the actual town or city run shows, like what we heard in Milford on Friday, or saw in Orange last night.

Here are some photos from the Orange Fireworks. Do you see any of your favorites?

You Don’t Have To Ask What’s Next — Here’s The Set List For The 4th of July Concert

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Jun 302017


Pop, bang, boom… please leave your dog in a quiet safe place.

The Orange Town News has released the set list for “Strange Magic – The ELO Experience. The concert is part of the Town of Orange Independence Day Concert & Fireworks Show to be held at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road on Sunday, July 2. Concert at 6:30 p.m., Fireworks at 9:30.

STRANGE MAGIC – ” The ELO Experience”

First Set

1.   INTRO ‐ “In The Hall of the Mountain King”

2 . 10538 Overture

3 . Showdown

4 . Ma Ma Belle

5 . Can’t Get It Out of My Head

6 . Evil Woman

7 . Nightrider

8 . Strange Magic

9 . Rockaria!

10. Hall of the Mountain King


Second Set

  1. Living Thing
  2. Telephone Line
  3. Sweet Talkin’ Woman
  4. Do Ya
  5. Turn to Stone
  6. Last Train to London
  7. Mr. Blue Sky
  8. Xanadu
  9. Shine a Little Love
  10. Don’t Bring Me Down



  1. Rock n’ Roll is King/Roll Over Beethoven


(program subject to change)

Property Transfers: The Latest Property Sales In Orange

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Jun 242017

Town Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan released this list of property transfers filed with his office between May 1 and June 22, 2017.

367 Hitching Post Road, $375,000, Stephen A. Atlas to Lucy Palmieri, filed on May 1.

235 Deerfield Lane, $518,702, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Donald A. DiLauro, filed on May 2.

220 Wilson Road, $321,500, Eve Williams EST to Brittany Smith, filed on May 3.

231 Deerfield Lane, $559,662,  Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Irwin J. Fleischer, filed on May 5.

(Location?), $1,400,000, 203 Cherry St LLC to Orangecut LLC, filed on May 5.

467 Summit Drive, $314,000, Robert Lyons to Mario Friello, filed on May 9.

456 Lambert Road, $285,000, Gloria Denardis to Daniel J. Denardis, filed on May 9.

501 Ferry Road, $290,000, Dongmei Wang to David Hashemi, filed on May 12.

814 Dentree Drive, $321,000, Linda Jaser to Elliot Rosa, filed on May 15.

481 Grace Tail, $365,000, Jane M. Corrado to Eric Burness, filed on May 15.

834 Acorn Road, $325,500, Alice O’Hara to Erik w. Vitagliano, filed on May 15.

3 Red Cedar Road, $255,000, Foyer Family Limited Partnership to Audrey J. Foyer, filed on May 16.

752 Mapleview Drive, $250,000, Lisa Ann Guerri to John Steiner, filed on May 16.

191 Sunrise Hill Circle, $656,060, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Donald J. Wikstrom, filed on May 16.

835 College Road, $159,900, Bank of New York Mellon FKA to Meiquang Xie, filed on May 17.

529 Sportsman Road, $477,500, Keith Weindling to Shankar Rajendran, filed on May 23.

47 Skyview Road, $270,000, 476 South Benson Road LLC to Shelina Chamadia, filed on May 23.

456 Lambert Road, $13,398, Daniel J. Denardis to Gloria Denardis L/U, filed on May 24.

206A Boston Post Road, $1,500,000, Adal Enterprises LLC to Orange Resources LLC, filed on May 24.

161 New Haven Avenue, $237,000, Nicholas J. Currie to Jonathon Williams, filed on May 25.

185 Crestwood Terrace, $370,000, William J. Simione Jr. to Edward Anthony Ardito, filed on May 26.

522 Wagon Trail, $460,000, Elizabeth M. Kaufman TR to Daniel Pfeifer, filed on May 30.

387 Hitching Post Drive, $435,000, LDK Realty LLC to Richard Supples, filed on May 30.

381 Grassy Hill Road, $272,000, US Bank Trust NA TR to Helene Battat, filed on May 30.

709 Ridge Road, $300,000, Estelle Marren Revocable Trust to Sarah Kubek, filed on May 31.

485 Sportsman Road, $332,000, Robert J. Gagliola TR to Susan Bonato, filed on June 2.

478 Sportsman Road, $390,000, Carl H. Stahnke to Christopher J. Chiarelli, filed on June 5.

285 Arnold Lane, $348,000, Jane P. Malinconico TR to Danielle Delguidice, filed on June 5.

400 Dogwood Road, $181,399, Deutsche Bank National Trust to Volodymyr Bardonov, filed on June 5.

470 Locust Drive, $365,000, Marc A. Diberardino to Christopher Courtney, filed on June 6.

827 Rail Fence Road, $325,000, Leslie S. Sherwin EXIX to Frank N. Pomes II, filed on June 7.

874 Race Brook Road, $610,000, Michael E. McGuinness to William J. Dooley III, filed on June 7.

661 S. Greenbrier Drive, $368,000, Joan M. Converse EST to Markeva Monique Spiller, filed on June 8.

(Address?) $365,000, Eugene E. Skogg to NP Dodge Jr. TR, filed on June 9.

23 Center Road Circle, $165,000, Kenneth J. Wachuk to Corey Milazzo, filed on June 13.

720 Lambert Road, $365,000, Michael Skoldberg to Temitope O. Dada, filed on June 14.

594 Chestnut Ridge Road, $320,000, Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Victor Francis, filed on June 15.

282 Sarah Circle, $297,000, Trevor H. Davis to Michael C. Gruber, filed on June 16.

181 Sunrise Hill Circle, $775,000, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Heidi S Hurwitz, filed on June 19.

981 Red Fox Road, $350,000, Mark J. Krom to Ndoc Ejlli, filed on June 19.

251 High Plains Drive, $440,000, Hosni A. Audie Trust to Michelle C. Rubino, filed on June 21.





Voters Serious About This Presidential Election

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Nov 082016

dsc09799Voter turnout in Orange was steady all day on Tuesday.

By noon, about 1,000 voters had come in to cast their ballots at the District 2 location (High Plains Gymnasium).

The polls close at 8 p.m.

Orange Live will publish the local results as soon as they are made available.


Many residents worked the polls in Orange's 3 district voting locations today.

Many residents worked the polls in Orange’s 3 district voting locations today.

Orange Police Growing Beards For A Good Cause

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Nov 082016

Sgt John Aquino

Sgt John Aquino

A notice from the Orange Police Department:

Orange residents may notice some scruffy police officers this month.

The OPD Police Union came to police administrators in October and asked that grooming standards be relaxed to allow beards for the month of November for a good cause.

The Union is raising money for the Tommy Fund in Chloe Clemens’ name. Chloe is a local toddler battling cancer. Her father and grandfather are long time Orange residents and businessmen.

Each officer must donate an initial $50 to participate and are encouraged to raise more donations as the month goes on. The Police Union has agreed to match donations up to $1000 but union President James Kline said they may raise that amount.

The Orange Police are proud to support such a worthy cause as the Tommy Fund. Donations may be dropped off at Police Headquarters. Checks should be made payable to the Orange Police Union with “Tommy Fund” or “Chloe.”

Donations can also be made directly to the Tommy Fund at https://tommyfund.org/donate/

Chloe’s Story https://www.facebook.com/courageforchloe/?fref=ts

NOTE: The participating officers must keep their beards neat, so we will not see any ZZ TOP growth out there. And the participating officers must shave at the end of November. 

Today Is The Third Anniversary Of One Of The Saddest Days In CT History

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Dec 142015

ens_121712_sandyhookToday is December 14, 2015, the third anniversary of one of the saddest days in Connecticut history — the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting.

On this day in 2012, at around 9:30 a.m. 20 little children and six adults lost their lives in a senseless act of violence.

In honor of those precious victims, consider performing at least one act of kindness and be thankful for the life you have.

Police: Man Crashes Car, Charged with DUI

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Nov 282015

BEST-POLICE-Patch-EVER-275x300 4.30.39 PMPolice responded to the scene of a one-vehicle crash on Dogburn Road on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 2:13 a.m.

Upon arrival, officers saw a vehicle that had struck a utility pole and the driver, Ron Spear Zuleta, 42, of 135 Rimmon Road, Woodbridge, standing outside of the car.

During the investigation, officers had Zuleta perform standardized roadside sobriety tests. He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), failure to maintain a proper land, traveling too fast for conditions.


He was released after posting $250 bond, for court on Dec. 8.