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Orange Police: Erratic Driver Arrested And Charged

Orange police responded to the area of Orange Center Road after receiving multiple calls about an erratic driver on January 9. After locating and stopping the car driven by Carissa Viera, 36, of Milford, at 9:27 p.m. officers found her to be in possession of marijuana and another controlled substance and administered standardized field sobriety READ MORE.

Maroney Offers Covid Vaccine Update

Today, as the state’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts progress to Phase 1b, Connecticut residents who are 75 years of age or older can now schedule an appointment to get vaccinated. State Senator James Maroney (D-Milford) has released the following statement as the state’s COVID-19 vaccination web portal is now live. “I am excited to announce that READ MORE.

Cable Advisory Council Offers Scholarship Award

Cable Advisory Council (CAC) Area 2 will bestow a scholarship in memory of former longtime Chairperson Howard Jacobson. One high school or college student studying film, mass communications, and television or media studies will receive $500 to help further their studies. The Cable Advisory Council of Area 2, which serves the towns of Fairfield, Bridgeport, READ MORE.

Police: Orange Man Charged With Assault

Orange police responded to a disturbance complaint at 99 Marsh Hill Road (Homewood Suites) on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 6:41 p.m. The officers’ investigation revealed that Terrell T. Montgomery, 24, of Orange struck another party. Subsequently, he was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. Montgomery was held on a [Read READ MORE.

AMSO Students Honored With Superintendents Award

Amity Middle School Orange students Maya Quaranta and Colin Spoerndle received the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents Award of Excellence and were recognized at the January Board of Education meeting for their community service and service to others, as well as their academic progress and leadership service to the school community. Quaranta is an READ MORE.

Police: Social Security Scam Alert

IMPORTANT! Our phone number was spoofed in a scam that we are currently investigating. The victim received a call from the “Social Security Administration,” followed by another call where the CallerID showed “Orange Police Department” with our phone number. The second caller identified himself as an Orange officer. The “officer” asked the victim to confirm READ MORE.
Pop-The-Trunk Gets Generous Response01/14/2021

Pop-The-Trunk Gets Generous Response

The Orange Clergy thanks the residents of Orange for their generous response to the Pop-the-Trunk Thanksgiving appeal which benefited the Orange Food Pantry. Two rooms at High Plains Community Center were filled to overflowing with grocery items. Denise Stein, Orange Community Services Outreach Worker was “overwhelmed” by the kindness of our neighbors. Read the rest READ MORE.

Kindergarten Registration for 2021

If your child is turning five on or before January 1, 2022, it is time to register for kindergarten! Please register by February 28th on our website: – there may be multiple pop-ups so please click on the pop-up for: “Kindergarten Registration”. After you have completed the initial registration process, there is no need READ MORE.
Starting A New Tradition01/14/2021

Starting A New Tradition

The Friends of the Case Memorial Library, volunteers dedicated to promoting the library in the community, have come up with a Library Resolution for 2021. Everyone acknowledges that familiar New Year’s resolutions, like diet and exercise, are destined to falter after one or two months. The Friends of the Library propose an alternative healthy resolution READ MORE.
History Corner: Connecticut in 1812...01/14/2021

History Corner: Connecticut in 1812…

The mention of the War of 1812 resounded in the halls of the Senate on the evening of January 6, 2021, a day that should have been one to rejoice that the nation’s voters’ word would be heard as each state electoral college vote would be read and a new president confirmed. So, what was READ MORE.

Youth Services: Thank You Volunteers!

Orange Youth Services is beyond grateful for the 27 high school student volunteers that have offered a total of 111 hours of their time to assist in organizing the food bank. With numerous food drives/donations during the Holiday Season, we would not have managed as efficiently as we did without their help and dedication. Thank READ MORE.

Case Memorial Library 1/15/21

The Case Memorial Library is here to serve the community. Library doors are open as follows: Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 12 noon Monday and Thursday evenings: 5-7 p.m. Masks are required at all times while you are in the building. Study and meeting rooms are not available and there is limited seating. We READ MORE.
OCC Reminder of Bike Rules for Racebrook Tract01/14/2021

OCC Reminder of Bike Rules for Racebrook Tract

Orange Conservation Commission (OCC) decided in 2016 to restrict bicycle riding on the trails at the Racebrook Tract from November 1 to May 1 each year. This will allow the unauthorized trails that have sprung up throughout the area to re-establish new growth and return to their natural condition. As a reminder, Racebrook Tract is READ MORE.

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