Even The Coronavirus Can’t Stop Orange From Honoring Veterans

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Nov 112020

The town of Orange has always respected its veterans and honored the brave men and women who served and secured our freedom especially on Veterans Day.

Due to the highly infectious coronavirus and the vulnerability of the town’s treasured Vets who fought in the Korean War, Vietnam, and perhaps some battles prior to these, it was important to observe social distancing to fight for their well-being as they had so selflessly fought for ours.

This year’s gathering was small, with metal chairs spaced out on the grassy side of the Veterans’ Walk in front of High Plains Community Center. A wooden podium set up near the flagpole and only the American Legion Honor Guard was on hand to present the colors — Usually, the Orange Police Department Honor Guard and the Orange Rotary displays a Giant American Flag.

First Selectman Jim Zeoli, Legion Historian Jim White, and Police Chief Robert Gagne addressed the gathering.

What Covid stole from us this year was a local talented singer performing the National Anthem, but thankfully, the American Legion Post 127 was able to find a way to responsibly honor our local heroes on this special day.

Thank you to all of our veterans both here in Orange and around the world for your service and sacrifice.


Now Less than 10

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Aug 102020

By 10 p.m. on Aug. 10, the UI crews and friends have gotten the number of power outages down to 9. Better for the company perhaps, but for the customers who are SO CLOSE but still powerless, they’re not feeling so lucky.

Believe me, anyone who remains, we’re all with you and hope you get your service back soon.

Your Entire Family Could See The Perseid Meteor Shower

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Aug 102020

The Perseid meteor shower, one of the most popular meteor showers of the year, may be a little hard to see at its peak because of the moon’s brightness, but it’s still worth the effort to see it.

The show is scheduled to start pretty early, around 9 p.m. tomorrow night, (Tuesday, Aug. 11) and it will continue through the early morning with the best viewing between 2 a.m. and dawn, according to NASA.gov.

On a dark night, you could see up to 60 meteors per hour, but with the moonlight that could be reduced to 15 to 20, NASA said. But the American Meteor Society stated as many as 30 an hour could blaze through the moonlight.

You can try to get an early jump on the event by checking out the sky tonight, and the meteor shower will continue through Thursday, Aug. 13.

The Perseids have presented a breathtaking display for 2,000 years, according to NASA. If you can, use this opportunity to find a dark place that’s not washed up by ground lights and enjoy the show with your children or grandchildren for an everlasting memory.