Public Hearing At High Plains On Wednesday

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Apr 212021

The Orange Board of Finance will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the High Plains Community Center Gym, 525 0range Center Road, relative to the expenditures and proposed budget of the Town for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022.

Citizens may present oral and/or written comments.

The proposed budget is available for examination in the Office of the Town Clerk in the Orange Town Hall or you can see it here.

Obituary: Kimberly Callahan, 59, Former Town Employee

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Apr 132021

Kimberly Ann Callahan, 59, of Milford, beloved wife of 28 years to Thomas Callahan, passed away on April 9, 2021. Born on January 17, 1962, in New Haven, she was the daughter of Geraldine Licciardi and the late John Licciardi.

Kimberly graduated from East Haven High School in 1980. She was a member of the color guard for the CT Classics Jr. Drum & Bugle Corps.

She worked for the Town of Orange at the High Plains Community Center for 17 years and loved interacting with all of the Orange senior residents she saw day-to-day, as well as planning events.

Most of all, Kimberly enjoyed spending time with her family and loved them fiercely.

Along with her husband, Kimberly leaves behind her daughter, Erin Callahan; brother, Andrew Licciardi and his wife, Alisa; niece, Lynn Licciardi; and many close friends and extended family.

A gathering of family and friends will take place on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford. 06460. Masks will be required and social distancing will be enforced.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.

To leave online condolences, please visit our website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.

It’s Time To Pay Your Tax Bills (What You Need To Know)

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Jan 042021

tax bill Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of the Town of Orange that the supplemental motor vehicle and the second installment of personal property and real estate taxes are due January 1, 2021.

The last day to pay without interest is February 1, 2021.

The tax office has been open throughout the pandemic. The only changes have been that there is only one window open for accepting payments. Payments made by cash must be exact change. 

Please keep in mind that the only acceptable means of the office receiving tax payments are:

• Hand to tax office staff o in the office drop slot

• US Post Office Mail


• Online credit card payments (which have fees)

Unacceptable means of receiving tax payments are:

• Leaving in the rear door milk box

• Placing on the hallway heat registers or leaving with another office

• Enclosed with mail for another department

• Slid under the office door

The above situations create unnecessary risks for lost or misapplied tax payments and jeopardizes the tax collector’s bond. Tax bills are time-sensitive; we need the US postmarked envelope. 

As the last day to pay approaches, the office is extremely busy, and we are short-staffed as well. If you mail a payment US postmarked on OR prior to the last day it is considered on time. Messages may be left on voice mail and w will return your call by the end of the day.

Ways to Pay:

Mail-in. If you want a receipt, enclose the taxpayer’s copy along with coupon B and a self-addressed envelope.

Bring in the payment if a receipt is needed bring in the taxpayer’s copy along with coupon B

Credit Card payments online only and there are additional fees.

NOTE: If you are being held up at the DMV you must pay your delinquent motor vehicle taxes in the office in cash, exact change only. You will be cleared at the DMV the following day. If you pay by check or online there is an 11-day wait for the payment to clear the system.



Police: Woman Charged With Violating A Protective Order

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Sep 232020

On Monday, Sept. 14, Orange police were dispatched to Wilson Road at 7:29 p.m. on a complaint of a violation of a protective order.
Investigation revealed that Deana A. Baldino, 46, of Hamden went to Wilson Road knowing that she had a court order stating not to return to that residence.
In addition, according to the report, Baldino had contacted a protected person multiple times via electronic devices which also was prohibited.
She was taken into custody and charged with violation of a protective order and released after posting a
$1,000 bond for a court appearance on Sept. 15.

 Attention Orange Residents, Kindergarten Registration Remains Open

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May 012020

Please note, during this unprecedented time of school closures, Mary L. Tracy School registration remains OPEN and ACTIVE.
If your child is turning five on or before January 1, 2021, it is time to register for kindergarten.
Registering now will help the staff plan for their incoming students.
To get started, click on this ​Kindergarten Registration Link.
Gather up your paperwork and get ready for school!
We are looking forward to welcoming your child to the MLT Class of 2021.

Be Safe At The Independence Day Concert

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Jul 032019

A view of the Orange Fairgrounds on July 5, 2015, from Kevin Arnone’s Drone.

The Annual Independence Day Concert and Fireworks Display is a great time to usher in the summer season and to greet your neighbors. It’s a fun occasion to enjoy the music, perhaps share a meal and to watch an awesome fireworks show.

The Orange Fire Marshal’s Office would like to remind everyone that grills and individual fireworks, including sparklers, are not permitted at the event. The best place to enjoy fireworks is at a public display conducted legally and safely by trained professionals. Be safe and show respect for fellow area residents.

Event Coordinator, Rocky Salperto added; Please do not leave children unsupervised. The Department of Police Services and AMR will have a designated safety area (Orange Center Road Entrance) to report lost children or any suspicious activity. Announcements of lost children WILL NOT be made by public address systems.

Please exercise care when entering and leaving the fairgrounds. Be courteous to your fellow residents as a crowd in excess of 6,000 is expected. Designated CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) members will be present to enforce and keep clear safety areas (marked with white lines on the fairgrounds.)

Pets must be leashed. Be safe and enjoy the show!


Food Trucks

Here is a list of food vendors scheduled to be present on the fairgrounds beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Food Trucks include: Rita’s Italian Ice, Reno’s Pizza, JD Kettle Corn, Nutmeg Concessions, 744 Express, Mamoun’s Falafel, Lenny & Joes Seafood, Cousins Maine Lobster, Polar Sweets, Tipsy Cones, Lemonade Grenade.




Town of Orange Holiday Hours Announced

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Dec 212018

In observance of Christmas and New Year’s, the town of Orange holiday hours are as follows with the noted exceptions for those departments providing emergency services.

Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 – All town offices and the Transfer Station are closed.

Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 – All town offices and the Transfer Station are closed.

Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 – All town offices and the Transfer Station will close at 1 p.m. The Highway Department will close at 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 – All town offices are closed.

Dec 122018

The town of Orange has three excellent official resources for locating information that you may be seeking, right at your fingertips.

The Town Of Orange Website is designed to make your search as stress-free as possible. 

It includes a business directory link, a page for town departments, a page for boards and commissions and meeting agendas and minutes, tons of information about the community – places to go, recreation programs and more.

The town developed a great resource for you in this location, check it out!

The Chamber of Commerce has a smorgasbord of listings that may answer your questions in a matter of seconds or minutes.

Visit the chamber’s Website today for all the latest business & community events and information!

The Orange Economic Development Corporation (OEDC) also has a beautiful website that you MUST see if you’ve never visited it before.

It has an incredible business directoryIt’s so easy to find whatever you’re looking for here. Go there NOW and check it out. You’ll never have to use a business phone book again. 

OEDC is the agency that publishes the absolutely stunning Orange Life magazine that I call the ultimate coffee table magazine. It has the best writing of any publication in town and it is a wonderful resource for Orange residents.

Here at Orange Live, we are dedicated to the town of Orange and don’t fill our pages with blogs or stories from Milford or other towns. You will find local links of interest in the left-hand column of our site. Make Orange Live your go-to source for Orange



Save The Date For The Town’s Breast Cancer Awareness Ceremony

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Oct 102017

The town will host its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month Pink Ribbon Wreath Ceremony at Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this brief, yet touching ceremony honoring Orange resident, cancer survivor Barbara Tonucci, who will place a pink ribbon wreath on the front door of town hall.

Past Honorees include Debbie Davis, Joanne Choiniere, and Angela Booth.

Anyone wishing to do so may take a pink ribbon from the wreath to honor those men and women who have survived as well as those who have succumbed to breast cancer.

Pink Ribbon Cards will be sold and hung in the town hall to benefit Susan G. Komen Connecticut. When you make a $5 monetary contribution you may dedicate your donation to those who have survived breast cancer and those who have not.

Tonight’s Plan and Zoning Meeting Includes: Senior Housing, Train Station Development and More

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Aug 012017

The Orange Town Plan And Zoning Commission meets tonight at Town Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Following is the agenda:

1. Review of the Minutes from the March 21, 2017; May 16, 2017; & June 20, 2017 meetings.

2. Old Business.

3. New Business.

4. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

-Review of Zoning Activities Log.

PUBLIC HEARINGS 8:00 p.m. *(2)

5. PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE PLAN OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT – Upon the initiative of the Orange Town Plan and Zoning Commission. To amend the Orange Plan of Conservation and Development regarding Transit Oriented Development in the Town of Orange.

6. PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING MAP – Upon the initiative of the Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission. The proposed change is to clarify the Zoning Designation for TODD eligible properties located on Marsh Hill Road.

7. PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING REGULATIONS – -Submitted upon the initiative of the Orange Town Plan and Zoning Commission.
To amend Article XXIV – Transit Oriented Development District of the Orange Zoning Regulations.

8. PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING REGULATIONS – -Submitted by 32 Seniors, LLC. To amend the Planned Residential Development zoning regulations to reduce the restricted age from 62 to 55. Changes to Section
383-103 A, 383-109 C (4), and 383-113 (C) are proposed.

property known as 65-69 Marsh Hill Road and 0 and 15 Salemme Lane. The mixed use development has underground parking, commercial and residential components. Sixty apartments are proposed. There will be 18 Affordable Units.
A SITE PLAN APPLICATION has been submitted.