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Hobby Lobby Temporarily Closes All Stores

While Jo-Ann, Michael’s, Christmas Tree Shops and other “fun” stores closed their stores to regular shoppers (Jo-Ann offering online purchasing and curbside pick-up for the most part), Hobby Lobby maintained that it was an “essential” business to some shoppers’ delight and many others’ criticism. Today, the company sent out this press release stating that they READ MORE.
Outstanding Performers In New England Math League Contest04/03/2020

Outstanding Performers In New England Math League Contest

Congratulations to the following students from Amity Middle School in Orange on their outstanding performance: Front Row, Left to Right: Annika Yun, Ian Stoltenberg, Yousef Hasan, Suhail Mohammed, Matthew Muravnik, Alexander Cuzio Back Row, Left to Right: Grace Cavallaro, James Liu, Reamon Curis, Aarav Patel, Haseeb Chaudhry, Aditi Bhattamishra, Edward Han Seventh and eighth grade READ MORE.

Covid-19 Travel Update

As a professional travel advisor, I fully understand that the ever-changing situation with covid-19 has created a lot of uncertainty when it comes to travel plans. I thought it might be beneficial to give you a quick summary of the current situation. The continuing focus and commitment of the travel industry is “safety first.” Given READ MORE.
Orange Schools Take Unprecedented Measures04/03/2020

Orange Schools Take Unprecedented Measures

Schools in Orange may be closed as a result of the COVID 19 coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean learning has stopped. With no clear plan in place for an abrupt and indefinite closure, administrators and educators were left to come up with a strategy – and fast. If it weren’t challenging enough for one READ MORE.
Orange Adapts to Coronavirus Guidelines04/03/2020

Orange Adapts to Coronavirus Guidelines

Town Hall is open for business as usual, but the place is unusually quiet. As residents heed government warnings to stay at home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, town departments and facilities are adjusting to a new, and decidedly slower paced normal. “There’s not much going on,” First Selectman Jim Zeoli reported. READ MORE.

Shredding Day Postponed Until October

Due to COVID-19 and an abundance of caution, the Orange Recycling Committee has decided to move Shredding Day from Saturday, April 25, 2020 to Saturday, October 17, 2020, at High Plains Community Center from 9 a.m. – noon. About the Event – What to Bring This service is free of charge to Orange residents due READ MORE.
Amity Students Adjust to "Distance Learning"04/03/2020

Amity Students Adjust to “Distance Learning”

With school buildings closed for the foreseeable future, the state’s teachers, students and administrators are embarking on a novel instructional journey: distance learning. Teachers working from home “beam” up their lessons, while students log in, from their home, to download the materials or connect with their teachers. The lessons may consist of taped presentations or READ MORE.

Case Memorial Offers Some Excellent Resources For Students

Literary Resources for PreK-Grade 12 Click HERE to view a list of vendors who are offering free access to books during the pandemic, compiled by Librarian Michelle Centore. The Library is closed until further notice. All programs are canceled until further notice. We will waive all late fees while we are closed. Read the READ MORE.

Association of CT Fairs Scholarships

The Orange Country Fair has announced that applications for The CT Association of Fairs scholarship program are available at CT and at The Orange Town Hall. One $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior or college student pursuing a course of study in agriculture, home economics or a related field during the READ MORE.

From Amity Regional School District No. 5

Amity Regional High School will be providing breakfast and lunch to all BOWA students in grades pre-Kindergarten through 12 during this time of school closures. Please note the following about the emergency meal service: Meals will be provided to ALL children in the household, if at least one child is enrolled in a school in READ MORE.
Two Developers File Lawsuits04/03/2020

Two Developers File Lawsuits

The developers of two separate proposed zoning applications that were turned down by town boards have both filed lawsuits against the town. Attorney Kevin J. Curseaden filed suit on behalf of developers, Miland LLC, and Genvest LLC for their application to build a cluster housing project off Turkey Hill Road. The proposed development, Turkey Hill READ MORE.

Virtual Events At Temple Emanuel

Stay connected with our community. Keep your physical distance while maintaining your social connections. Check out the on-line options at Temple Emanuel: Friday nights at 7:30 – virtual Kabbalat Shabbat; Saturday mornings at 10:00 – virtual Torah Study; Thursday night, April 9 at 6:30 – join our virtual second night seder! Details about these events READ MORE.
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Updates04/02/2020

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Updates

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, in doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, has sadly had to suspend all in-person services. We don’t know how long this virus will remain in our land, but we pray daily that it will pass away from us. This likely means that we will not hold in-person services READ MORE.

Letter: Amity Musical Production Rescheduled

Dear Patron, I am writing to inform you that due to recommendations from the State of Connecticut our production of the musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” has been rescheduled until the last week of April and the first week of May. We will be honoring all tickets previously purchased on the new scheduled dates. You will READ MORE.

Senior Center Closed Indefinitely

All senior center activities, classes and trips are canceled indefinitely. Please check the senior center website at for further information or feel free to call the senior center office at (203) 891-4784. Pasta Festa This year’s Living Treasures are Donald Clark, Marianne Miller, and Lori Swatt. Presently Pasta Festa is postponed indefinitely. Once things READ MORE.

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