Candidates Debate Planned For Oct. 26

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Oct 262017

The Orange Chamber and Orange Democratic and Republican parties will sponsor the biggest town-wide Candidates’ Debate at the Grassy Hill Country Club on Thursday, Oct 26.

Daniel May, Provost Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University Of New Haven will serve as moderator.

Republican Incumbent First Selectman Jim Zeoli will face off against Democrat Margaret Novicki and Independent Alex Deangelo.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Debate begins promptly at 7 p.m.

Coffee and water will be served.

The Chamber will provide 3X5 Index cards on which the audience will be able to submit their own questions.

If you have a question or concern that you would like addressed, email it in advance to Carol Smullen, Executive Director of the Orange Chamber at director@orangectchamber.com.

For more information, call 203-795-3328.



Absentee Ballots Are Available For The Municipal Election on Friday

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Oct 022015

Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 1.27.49 PMOrange Town Clerk Patrick O”Sullivan announced today that Absentee Ballots for the November 3, 2015 municipal election will be available to electors starting on Friday, Oct. 2.

Pursuant to the Connecticut Constitution, if an elector is unable to appear in person at the polling place during the hours of voting, there are six reasons allowed for voting by a regular absentee ballot:

1. Active service in the Armed Forces of the United States

2. Absence  from town during all of the hours of voting

3. Illness

4. Religious tenets forbid secular activity on the day of the election

s. Duties as an election official at a polling place

6. Physical disability

O’Sullivan explained that it is a multiple step process and the elector needs to complete an Application for an Absentee Ballot. An elector can get an application from the a) Town Clerk, b) download from the Secretary of the State website: www.sots.ct.gov/absenteeballot, or from campaign worker who has registered with the town clerk’s office.

Town Clerk O’Sullivan stressed how important it is for the electors to follow the instructions for voting Absentee. THE BALLOT IS DOUBLE SIDED! THERE ARE 24 COLUMNS OF CANDIDATES!

1. The first row contains the offices; Please note the number an elector is entitled to vote.

2. Fill in the oval above the name of the candidate(s) completely.

3. Put the completed ballot into envelope ?B” sign, seal and date it.

4. Put envelope “B? into envelope “C? and return to the Orange Town Clerk’s Office; the ballot must be received on or before Election Day.

The reason for the ballot going into envelope “B” and then going into envelope “C? is to protect the electors’ right of privacy.

Any questions contact: Orange Town Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan at posullivan@orange-ct.gov or call 203-891-4730.


Originally Published on: Sep 30, 2015 @ 13:29

Orange Democrats Announce Municipal Election Slate

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Jul 272015

6262125702_a086dd49f1The Orange Democratic Party endorsed the following candidates for the November municipal election at its caucus on Monday evening, July 27.

1st Selectman

Ken Lenz

Board of Selectman


Mitch Goldblatt

Paul Davis

Jody Dietch

Board of Finance


Kevin Moffett

Kevin Hadlock

Diane Crocco

Planning and Zoning

Matt Norko

Pat Luddy

TPZ Deferred Paul Kaplan

Tax Collector

Howie Dietch

Orange Board of Education


Susan Riccio

Ed Thorndike

Betty Hadlock

— Two Year Term (1)

Mara Saccente

Amity Board of Education


Judy Primavera

Roz Klein

David Oestreicher

Pam Malec



Bob Shanley

Randy Thomas

Santo Galatioto, Jr.

John Gagel

Town Clerk

Patrick O’Sullivan