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UPDATED: Amity High School On Alert Following Email Threat

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Oct 252021
 

This morning, Monday, Oct. 25, Amity Schools Supt. Jennifer Byars sent out a notice to parents regarding a threatening email message that some student and staff reportedly received.

In it she stated:

“Some Amity Regional High School staff and students received an email this morning that contained a threatening message. The Woodbridge Police Department responded immediately and are investigating. School staff are supporting the investigation. At this time, we believe students are safe and will continue to look into the matter. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.”

UPDATE: Parents are lining up to pick up their children after word went out on local TV News stations that the threatening e-mails contained images of guns.

This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedules

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Oct 242021
 

Following are the Amity Varsity sports schedules for the week of Oct. 25-30.

Monday, Oct. 25

Field Hockey vs Guilford Away at Guilford High School-New Turf field
at 3:45 p.m

Girls Volleyball vs Cheshire Away at Cheshire High School-Gym West at 6:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer vs Shelton Away at Shelton High School-Finn Stadium
at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 26

Boys Soccer vs West Haven Home at Amity Stadium Field at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 27

Girls Volleyball vs Coginchaug Home at Amity Gymnasium at 5:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer vs Lauralton Hall Home at Amity Stadium Field at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 28

Unified Sports Soccer SCC Unified Soccer Jamboree Home Amity Stadium Field at 3:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 29

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Girls Volleyball vs East Lyme Away at East Lyme High School-North Gym. at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 30

Girls Swimming and Diving SCC Dive championship Away at Sheehan  HS Pool at 9:30 a.m.

Boys Cross Country CIAC Boys Cross Country Class LL Championship
Away – Wickham Park at 1:00 p.m.

Girls Cross Country CIAC Girls Cross Country Class LL Championship
Away – Wickham Park at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

Pack 922: Wreaths, Poinsettias and Pies, Oh My

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Oct 242021
 

A message from Scout Pack 922 of Orange:

It’s that time of year again and Pack 922 will be out looking for those of you who would like a decorated wreath, poinsettia and Oronoque Pies for the Holidays.

Starting the first week of November we will be pre-selling Oronoque pies, Poinsettias and Decorated Wreaths so stay tuned to Orange Live for more information or contact Jessica.Zamachaj@gmail.com for the ordering link.

Besides the pre-sales we will be at High Plains Community Center selling decorated wreaths on Saturday, November 20 from 10-3 p.m., this also is the date of pick up for your pre-sold items.

Also keep a lookout for our scouting for food flyers. We will be out in the neighborhoods in the coming weeks to collect food for the Orange Food Bank.

Pack Activities

For the last month the Pack has been busy at Lyme Rock Speedway, Hiking at Southford Falls, launching our trebuchet at the Pumpkin Chunkin in Pennsylvania and hosting various den and pack meetings.

For information on joining our pack please e-mail our Cubmaster Brian Cleveland at bcleveland@hotmail.com.

We Hope to see you on November 20.

OVNA Flu Clinics Are Available

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Oct 232021
 

Medical professionals are predicting a very tough 2021-22 influenza season. This is a good time to plan ahead to protect your health.

The Orange Visiting Nurse Association (OVNA) has a Flu Clinic scheduled at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on Wednesdays October 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please bring your insurance card. Accepted Insurances: Medicare, Aetna and Anthem BCBS.

**INSURANCES NOT ACCEPTED Cigna, Connecticare, United Healthcare and Medicaid**

The OVNA cannot provide the flu vaccine to people who are covered by insurances listed as not accepted.

Amity Swimmin’ Women Win Two

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Oct 222021
 

The Amity Girls Swimming and Diving team faced off with Hamden on Senior night in Orange on Oct. 15.
Amity won this meet 93-79

Amity’s Winning Events

200 Medley Relay 1:53.32 Amity – Lizzie Bodie, Marea Li, Grace Mahon, Katie O’Connor
200 Freestyle 2:08.65 Amity- Paige Boguniecki
200 IM 2:2.46 Amity – Grace Mahon
50 Free 25.86 Amity – Julia Snow

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100 Butterfly 59.91 Amity – Grace Mahon

500 Free 5:49.34 Amity – Sophia McDermott

Hamden’s Winning Events:

Diving 190.85 Hamden – Kayli Moran
100 Free 55.71 Hamden – Amanda Wojenski
200 Free Relay 1:55.61 Hamden – Amanda Wojenski, Morgan Collins, Genevieve DiChiara, Lillian Jermain
100 Backstroke 1:12.76 Hamden – Eleanore Nowacki
100 Breaststroke 1:15.65 Hamden – Amanda Wojenski
400 Free Relay 4:30.76 Hamden – Madelyne Gaffney, Lillian Jermain, Eleanore Nowacki, Mya Clouse
Season Record: Amity 9-1
The Lady Spartans (or Swimmin’ Women) followed up that victory with another home competition in Orange on Oct. 19, taking on the Daniel Hand Tigers.
Amity enjoyed a 92-86 victory.

Amity’s Winning Events

200 Medley Relay 1:54.15 Amity – Lizzie Bodie, Marea Li, Grace Mahon, Katie O‘Connor
200 IM 2:24.31 Amity – Julia Snow
50 Free 25.25 Amity – Marea Li
Diving 189.00 Amity – Lily Quill
100 Butterfly 1:00.33 Amity – Grace Mahon
100 Free 57.11 Amity – Katie O‘Connor
500 Free 5:30.28 Amity – Julia Snow
200 Free Relay 1:45.85 Amity – Paige Boguniecki, Isabel Barry-Ruiz, Julia Snow, Grace Mahon

Hand’s Winning Events

200 Freestyle 2:07.54 Hand – Kacie Wines
100 Backstroke 1:05.67 Hand – Grace Sweeney
100 Breaststroke 1:18.25 Hand – Abbigail Chemacki
400 Free Relay 4:13.21 Hand – Lillian Miller, Haley Wines, Abbigail Chemacki, Kacie Wines
Amity Season Record 10-1

Register Now For The Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

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Oct 222021
 

The Rotary Club of Orange announced its 9th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on Thursday, Nov. 25.

Registration is $27.00 per person with an additional $2.57 SignUp Fee.  Registration ends Monday, November 22 at 11:59 pm
Register today at https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=96535 and support the many charitable programs of the Rotary Club of Orange, Connecticut.

About the Race

5K RUN – 8:00 a.m.  FUN WALK – 8:05 a.m.
The race is certified and will start at the High Plains Community Center and run through Orange with a finish back at the Community Center. Scenic USATF Sanctioned and Certified Course – One Water Stop
Awards: Trophies to the top male and female finishers overall. Medals to the top three male and female finishers in each division. Divisions 5K Run (12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+)  Finisher Ribbons for Walkers  Top quality T-Shirts to all PRE-REGISTERED participants
Refreshments served after the race
There is ample parking on site. Timing and Results by Northeast Sports Timing Service, Inc.
ENTRY INFORMATION  $27.00 by November 22nd – $30.00 After and on Race Day  Early Packet Pickup and Late Registration – Wednesday November 24th  at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT  from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
TO REGISTER – GO TO: www.rotarycluboforange.org  or www.runsignup.com 
DIRECTIONS For out-of-towners unfamiliar with Orange:
From I-95: Exit 41 – Marsh Hill Road – Orange  From New York take left, from New Haven take right.  Proceed North on Marsh Hill Road.  Go through two lights.  Continue straight across Rout 1, Boston Post Rd., and take a left at first stop sign onto Old Tavern Road.  Take a right at first light onto Orange Center Road.  High Plains Community Center is approximately ½ mile on the right.
From the Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway: Exit 57 – Rt. 34 Derby Ave.  Take Route 34 East.  Take a right at the first light onto Orange Center Road.  High Plains Community Center is 2 miles up on the left.

Final First Selectman’s Debate On Sunday, Oct. 24

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Oct 212021
 

The Congregation Or Shalom Men’s Club is looking forward to hosting this year’s Orange First Selectman’s debate this coming Sunday, October 24, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. Roger Tausig will be the moderator.

Watch Live on YOUTUBE

Doors will open and we will have security beginning at 6:30 p.m. Our building policy requires vaccinations and masks for all who enter.  (This has been in-place since the end of August.)  There is a .PDF attached reinforcing this policy — See it at the end of this post.

Debate Details

The debate will begin at 7:00PM.

·        Each candidate will have 3 minutes for opening remarks.

·        We have prepared questions for the candidates.

o   They will take turns answering first; the answer gets 2 minutes

o   The rebuttal gets 2 minutes

o   The original answerer gets one minute for a counter-rebuttal.

If time permits, we will take questions from audience members.  There will be cards available to submit a question.  We will collect them and screen for objectivity and then present as many as time permits.

Closing remarks will be 3 minutes each.

 

Amity Varsity Sports Schedules Oct. 18-23

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Oct 192021
 

Here are this week’s Amity Varsity sport schedules.

Monday, Oct. 18

Boys Soccer vs Xavier Home – Amity Field # 3 at 3:45 p.m.  L 5-0

Field Hockey vs Daniel Hand Home – Amity Stadium Field at 6:00 p.m.  L 7-0

Girls Soccer vs. Jonathan Law Away – Jonathan Law Stadium at 4:30 p.m.  W 6-0

Girls Volleyball vs Shelton Away – Shelton Intermediate -Gym at 6:00 p.m. W 3-0

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Field Hockey vs Sacred Heart Academy Away at Sacred Heart at 3:45 p.m.  L 0-1

Girls Swimming and Diving vs Daniel Hand Home at High Plains at 6:45 p.m. W 92-86

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Girls Cross Country SCC Championship Meet Away – Guilford High School, East Shore Park, New Haven
at 1:40 p.m.

Boys Cross Country SCC Championship Meet Away – Guilford High School, East Shore Park, New Haven
at 3:00 p.m.

Boys Soccer vs Wilbur Cross Away – Rice Field 1 at 3:45 p.m.

Girls Soccer vs Cheshire Home – Amity Stadium Field at 3:45 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 22

Girls Soccer vs Daniel Hand Home – Amity High School – Field # 3 at 3:45 p.m

Girls Volleyball vs North Haven Home – Amity High School at 5:00 p.m.

Girls Swimming and Diving vs Cheshire Away at Cheshire Community Pool  at 7:00 p.m.
Football vs. New Milford Home – Amity Stadium Field 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 23

Field Hockey vs Hall Away – Hall Stadium (Turf Field) at 11:00 a.m.
Boys Soccer vs Notre Dame-West Haven  Away – Veterans Field at 6:00 p.m

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale On Oct. 23

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Oct 182021
 

file photo from a past sale

The Friends of the Library will host its Fall Book Sale at the Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Stop by and browse the endless variety of books, DVDs, music, and more for all ages.

The prices are incredibly affordable. Don’t forget to bring a bag (or two) for all of your purchases.

This popular event takes place in the Library basement. Masks are required.

Second Debate, How Did It Go?

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Oct 142021
 

The second first selectman’s debate at High Plains Community Center on Thursday attracted a smaller in-person audience, but perhaps the online and cable viewing audience was larger.

The format was different, and the event was scheduled to last 90 minutes longer than the first debate with a break in the middle and audience questions.

If you listened closely, the two candidates often shared the same opinion on some items, and on occasion one candidate or the other received strong applause for his response, at other times there was silence.

I urge residents who did not attend or watch the debate live to catch up on what they had to say at HERE

There is one final debate, the annual Or Shalom Men’s Club Debate that will take place at Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.