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Orange Police Served Two Warrants Against One Man

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Jul 252021
 

Orange police responded to the Derby Courthouse on Wednesday, July 21 at 12:24 p.m. when they learned that Mario Simmons, 39, of New Haven, who was wanted on two separate warrants from this town, was being held on an unrelated matter.

The first warrant that was served charged fifth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit fifth-degree larceny.

The second warrant charged sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.

Simmons was held on arraignment at the Derby Court.

 

Smith Unanimously Endorsed For Milford-Orange Probate Seat

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Jul 232021
 

Milford Alderman Win Smith III (R) has been unanimously endorsed by Milford and Orange to run for Judge of Probate for the Milford-Orange Probate Court for the general election on Nov. 2, 2021.

It is an honor and a privilege to accept this unanimous endorsement from Milford and Orange to run for Judge of Probate for the Milford-Orange Probate Court,” Smith said. “This has been a dream of mine for many years and I have spent my entire professional career ensuring that I am ready to properly serve the members of our two great communities as their Probate Court Judge.”

State Rep. Kathy Kennedy nominated Smith and Milford’s Aldermanic Minority Leader, Tony Giannattasio, seconded the nomination, adding, “Win Smith is the most qualified person for this position. As a lifelong Milford resident ad an attorney that has dedicated his legal practice to Probate Law, Win is the clear choice to be our next Probate Judge.”

Orange Community Farmers’ Market And Concert Today

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Jul 222021
 

The Orange Community Farmers’ Market takes place today from 3:30  to 7 p.m., through September 30 at the Pavilion on the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road.

Products are only the best certified and Connecticut grown; ranging from bakery products, eggs, flowers, milk, meats, soaps, plants, in-season vegetables, along with crafts and services.  Each week there will be vendors showcasing the freshest products.  If you do not see something you want, contact the Market Master.

Summer Concert Series

Come to the Farmers’ Market and stay for the concerts. Purchase your produce and a Pizza. These free concerts are a great way to spend a summer evening with friends. The shows are from 6-8 p.m.

July 22 — (rain date July 29) Penny Lane,  Beatles Tribute Band.

Aug. 12 — (rain date Aug. 19) Boondocks 6 piece modern Country Party Band.

 Shop at the Market, stay for the bands, come back often! 

** There will be NO Market on Thursday, Aug. 5 to make way for the OVFD Carnival 

Get Your Raffle Tickets And A Chance To Win One Of The 11 OVFD Carnival Prizes

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Jul 222021
 

File photo from the Ticket Booth in 2019.

After COVID-19 ruined just about everything last year, it’s great to see things coming back to as normal as possible this summer.

The Orange Volunteer Fire Association will be having its carnival in August and to make things very convenient for everyone. Ride and Raffle tickets are now available online at https://www.orangevfd.org/carnival

This year the raffle drawing will take place on the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, at 4:30 p.m. on the final day of the Carnival, Sunday, Aug. 8.

Who wouldn’t want to take a chance at winning the top prize of $10,000 cash? The 11th prize is pretty awesome too, $150 gift card to Outback Steakhouse.

Here is the entire list of prizes from First to Eleventh:

  1. $10,000 Cash
  2. $5,000 Cash
  3. $3,000 Cash
  4. $2,500 Gift Card to Anytime Fitness
  5. $1,200 Gift Certificate to Diamond Designs
  6. $500 I-Pad 128 GB WiFi from Best Buy, Orange
  7. $300 Gift Card to Shop Rite, Orange
  8. $300 Gift Card to Orange Ale House
  9. $250 Gift Card to Knight’s Inc.
  10. $200 Gift Card to Home Depot, Orange
  11. $150 Gift Card to Outback Steakhouse, Orange

At only $5 per ticket, with all proceeds going to the OVFD for training and equipment, you should definitely buy more than one and give yourself a greater chance at winning one of these wonderful prizes.

Don’t forget, go to https://www.orangevfd.org/carnival now and get your tickets!

Orange Dems Release Candidates Slate At Caucus

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Jul 212021
 

The Orange Democratic Committee hosted its caucus on Tuesday, July 20.

It was no secret that Connor Deane, 29, planned to challenge First Selectman Jim Zeoli for the town’s top seat, but now it’s official.

Following is the complete 2021 Election Slate which includes many new names:

First Selectman Connor Deane

Board of Selectmen Mitchell Goldblatt, Charles Flynn, Rosanna Cappeta

Town Clerk Margaret Novicki

Tax Collector Mark Moyher

Board of Finance PJ Shanley, Patricia Romano, Kevin McNabola

Plan and Zoning Dan Fitzmaurice, Mike Muttitt, (unfilled)

Orange Board of Education Jared Mill Brandt, Carmen “Anna” Rodriguez, Elizabeth “Liz” Tremper

Amity Board of Education Carla Eichler, Craig Lennon, Patricia “Patty” Post

Constables Bob Shanley, Randy Thomas, Santo Galatioto, Jr, (unfilled)

 

 

Orange Man Charged With Strangulation, Assault Of an Elderly Person

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Jul 202021
 

Police responded to Porter Lane on July 19 at 9:29 p.m. to serve an active arrest warrant on Orange resident Ovidio Caccavale, 45, stemming from an incident that occurred on July 18.

The warrant charged disorderly conduct, assault of an elderly person, and third-degree strangulation.

Caccavale was released after posting a $15,000 bond for court on July 20.

Police Blotter: Orange Police Log Larceny Arrest

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Jul 192021
 

On July 17 at 7:16 p.m. Orange police responded to the Target store at 25 Boston Post Road on a shoplifting complaint.

According to the report, Randy D. Fleming took $269 worth of merchandise without paying for it.

He was taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny and was released on a promise to appear in court on July 28.

 

Editor’s Note: Target has very good anti-theft security measures in place, as you can ascertain from the past two blotter items. So, stop trying to steal from the store.

Orange Police: Shoplifting Incident Leads To Arrest

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Jul 192021
 

Orange police were called to Target, 25 Boston Post Road on a shoplifting complaint on July 16 at 7:38 p.m.

Investigation revealed that Erica L. Flanagan, 35, of Milford took more than $500 worth of merchandise without paying for it.

She was taken into custody and charged with fifth-degree larceny.

Flanagan received a promise to appear in court on July 28.

Amity’s “Anastasia” Wins Top Prize At Awards Gala

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Jul 182021
 

The Amity Creative Theater (ACT) won the coveted “Best Musical” Award for its production of Anastasia last night during the Stephen Sondheim Awards Gala at the Shubert Theater.

“It’s the best one (award) to get,” said Rob Kennedy after the Gala. “We were all thrilled to get — and to even be there — at all after this long year.”

After last year’s show, “The Drowsy Chaperone” was canceled due to concerns over the Covid-19 Pandemic, ACT had to come up with a safe, alternative venue for this year’s show, and chose the High School parking lot under a tent.

Anastasia was well received and night after night brought audiences to their feet with wild applause.

The Kennedys, Rob and Andrea, took over the Amity Theater program when they were hired by their alma mater in the 2007-2008 school year. Since then they have directed 13 musicals (only one, The Drowsy Chaperone in 2020,  was not seen by any audience due to Covid.

The “Kennedy Productions” have won at least one award every year, the most coveted being “Best Musical” which they competed against many other Connecticut high schools.

Although there have been numerous memorable shows, Rent, Les Miserables, In the Heights, Grease, and Tarzan included,

Amity’s first Best Musical Win was for Sweeney Todd at the 2013 Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards. (Sweeney Todd won a total of 7 awards that year.

Their second chart topper was with the Addams Family in 2018 at the first annual Stephen Sondheim Awards, which took over honoring the High School Musicals when the CT HSMTA ended.

And now the 2021 Stephen Sondheim Award for Best Musical with Anastasia. `
Congratulations to the cast, crew, directors and everyone involved in this year’s show. I can’t wait to see what the Kennedy’s have up their sleeves for next year’s musical production.

Flood Warning Along Housatonic

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Jul 182021
 

A flood warning is in effect until Monday, July 19 at 8 a.m.

The Housatonic River is expected to rise to flood stage this afternoon and it will then fall below flood stage after midnight.

This is an FYI for anyone with water coming from the Housatonic, be aware that the water may run over its banks and flood otherwise dry land along hiking trails and roadways.