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Representative Welander Champions School-Based Mental Health Legislation

Representative Mary Welander (D-Orange/Derby/Woodbridge), Vice Chair of the Children’s Committee, has championed the passage of HB 6509, “An Act Concerning School-Based Mental Health Clinics.” The Connecticut House voted 143 to 4 in strong bipartisan support to pass this legislation. “Providing access to mental health services for students is more important now than ever. Throughout the READ MORE.

Student News July 2021

Achievements Amity Regional School District #5 Orange, CT – Nolan Young was recently presented with a South Central Area Superintendent’s Association award in recognition of his community service, academic prowess, and leadership in the school community. Nolan will be a senior at Amity Regional High School in the fall. Dean’s List Connecticut College New London, READ MORE.
School's Out and The Carnival Is Coming to Town06/24/2021

School’s Out and The Carnival Is Coming to Town

After months of uncertainty, the countdown has started for the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival, which will open on Thursday, August 5 and run until Sunday, August 8 at the fairgrounds behind the High Plains Community Center. “As of right now, it’s a full go for the Carnival, with no Covid restrictions,” said event chairman Don READ MORE.
The 2020-2021 6th Grade Superintendent Award06/24/2021

The 2020-2021 6th Grade Superintendent Award

The 2020-2021 6th Grade Superintendent Award recipients from each of the elementary schools in Orange. Below are the names of the students associated with each school standing with Superintendent Dr. Vince Scarpetti with their certificates. Peck Place School: Kalina Duz, Shriya Garg, Enoch Liu, Mia Martire and Michael Baker. Race Brook School: Ryan Leapley, Jason READ MORE.
Acts Of Hate Have Defined My Amity Experience06/24/2021

Acts Of Hate Have Defined My Amity Experience

Students, Parents Urge Amity Board to Embrace Diversity A group of current and former Amity students and parents addressed the Amity Board of Education at its June 14 meeting to impress upon board members, the administration and the public at large how many students struggle with a lack of acceptance and acts of bullying at READ MORE.
Holy Infant Women's Guild Awards Scholarships06/24/2021

Holy Infant Women’s Guild Awards Scholarships

Each year the Holy Infant Women’s Guild awards scholarships to well-rounded young ladies from the parish who have made a difference in their community through volunteering their time. This year’s winners of $1,000.00 each are Annie Driscoll and Kiera Bova. Annie is an Amity graduate. She has been a reader for mass and has been READ MORE.

Proto Elected Chairman Of The CT Republican Party

The New Haven County Young Republicans congratulate Ben Proto on being elected as the next Chair of the Connecticut Republican Party. In a press release, the NHCYR said, “Our organization looks forward to working alongside Ben Proto and the CT GOP to elect local and state candidates that will serve working families in Connecticut instead READ MORE.

Novicki To Seek Nomination For Orange Town Clerk

Margaret Novicki, who serves on the Orange Board of Selectmen, announced today she is seeking the nomination of Orange Democrats as their candidate for town clerk in the November election to replace Patrick O’Sullivan, who has announced his retirement. “I would be more than honored to follow in Pat O’Sullivan’s illustrious footsteps and support our READ MORE.

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