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.

Droning On In Orange: Fire And Police Train On A Valuable Tool

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Jul 132017

On Thursday, July 13, the Orange Fire Department hosted police and fire personnel from across the state in a special flight training program.

More than a dozen students participated in classroom and hands-on drone operation training. Experts were brought in to teach the class, which will culminate in a required Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam.

The men learned the ins and outs of drones and how to fly them safely, but not for play — for use on the job and at emergency scenes.

The weather was a factor in Thursday’s scheduled training, which was split between the air-conditioned room at Station 2 and out in the thick humidity at the Old Tavern Park baseball fields, where 3-4 drones could be flown at once before the rain began to fall.

Orange Fire Marshal Tim Smith said his office acquired a drone about a month ago utilizing grant money.

Drones have proved to be a valuable tool for fire departments, fire marshals’ offices, and police departments during emergency situations.

As a fire marshal, Smith said he can use the drone to fly over buildings to take aerial imagery for emergency planning to note what is on a roof, such as solar panels, HVAC systems, etc. In addition, they can fly over a large complex, such as a senior housing or shopping center and map out points of interest, including fire hydrants, sprinkler connections, and the locations of any hazardous tanks.

Drone operation also will be useful during fires and for fire investigations to get a different perspective that previously could only be done with a helicopter.

Smith said there are strict regulations in place for drone operation and on Friday, the class will be inside preparing to take the FAA Part 107 Airman’s exam.

Another class scheduled in the fall is already filled up, according to Smith.




Zeoli: Town In Great Fiscal Shape

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Jun 212017

First Selectman Jim Zeoli is pleased to announce that the town of Orange is on a solid fiscal footing.

He stated this after a Standard and Poor’s Review reaffirmed an AAA bond rating prior to the upcoming municipal bond sale.

Orange Live will have more information on this when it becomes available.

Holy Week and Easter Service Schedule at Orange Congregational Church

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Mar 292017

Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meeting House Lane (at the corner of Orange Center Road) released its schedule of services and events for Holy Week and Resurrection.

Palm Sunday  
April 9
8:00 a.m.  Worship in Chapel
9:45 a.m.  Palm Processional
Meet us in the back parking lot to receive your palm and process with bagpiper into the Sanctuary.
If you wish not to process please go directly into the Sanctuary.

10:00 a.m.  Worship in Sanctuary
11:30 a.m.  Prayer Walk offered by the Confirmation Class
12:00 p.m. Easter Egg hunt (on the Town Green)
Maundy Thursday  
April 13
Service of Tenebrae at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Lights will be extinguished as we hear the passion of Christ in his final hours. 
Communion by intinction will be offered.

Good Friday  
April 14
7:00 p.m.  Worship in Sanctuary

Easter Sunday  
April 16
6:00 a.m.  Sunrise Service at Hannah’s Hill
A service offered by our Youth to celebrate the risen Christ.
After worship meet at Chip’s Restaurant for breakfast

9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.  Worship in Sanctuary

Music from our Junior Choir, Bell Choir and Senior Choirs