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Orange Police: Man Fled With Stolen Merchandise

Orange police were dispatched to Home Depot, 440 Boston Post Road, on Saturday, June 27 at 9:29 a.m. on a complaint that two men fled the area on foot with $199 worth of stolen merchandise. According to the report, both males were detained moments later. Investigation revealed that one of them, identified as Mark A. READ MORE.

Shop Rite Takes Coronavirus Pandemic Seriously

To our valued customers: The COVID-19 pandemic is still with us and as circumstances evolve we continue to adapt and respond to the needs of our associates, our customers, and the communities we serve. State governments have eased some restrictions for the public and local businesses but we want to assure you that we remain READ MORE.

Rescheduled Lions Wine Tasting Still On Track For Aug. 7

The Orange Lions Club rescheduled their annual spring Wine Tasting fundraiser due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The event will take place on Friday, August 7 at St. Barbara’s Church Hall, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. The Lions hope to see everyone who purchased tickets there. Tickets are available from any Orange READ MORE.

OVFD Changes Response Procedures During COVID-19 Crisis

Members of the Orange Volunteer Fire Department have modified their response plans and procedures to protect themselves during the COVID-19 outbreak. “The most important thing residents should know is that if you call 9-1-1, we’re going to respond with the same efficiency we always have,” the fire chief said. “Depending on the type of alarm, READ MORE.

Cat Owners: Urgent Cat Food Recall

An urgent pet food recall was announced today that could mean the difference between life or death for your cat. According to an FDA report dated July 3, 2020, Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food, 5.5 oz. cans, UPC #2363353227, Lot Code #9217803, best by Aug. 4, 2021A single READ MORE.

Full Buck Moon At Peak Just After Midnight

The July full moon will be its fullest in the early morning of Sunday, July 5, at 12:44 a.m. The July moon is called the “full buck moon” because it happens during the time of the year during which buck’s antlers are growing in, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. The July moon sometimes also is READ MORE.

Fireworks: Amazing Or Terrifying?

Over the years we’ve learned that the Fourth of July celebration begins and ends several days before and after Independence Day. This year, though with people feeling freedom from the three-month lockdown they seem to be much more bold and obnoxious than in past years, and pet-owners across the state have been expressing their frustration. READ MORE.

Today’s Orange Community Farm Market Vendors

Come to the Orange Community Farm Market at the Orange Fairgrounds from 3:30 to 7 p.m. These vendors will be on-site with fresh items from their farms and businesses: Grassy Hill Farm; Oronoque Farms; Shamrock Farm; Simply Jam; Sugaree Acre Farm; Sweet Seidner’s Bake Shop; Treat Farm; Wanke’s Yankee Hot Sauce; and Wave Hill Breads. READ MORE.

Looking For A Fixer-Upper In Orange? Here You Go

This 1,250 sq ft home on a 1.28-acre lot at 301 Grassy Hill Road, Orange is on the market. Opportunity knocks! Minutes to the Merritt, I-95, and Route 1. This raised ranch sits on a large, level lot near all the amenities but tucked away in a quiet wooded Orange neighborhood. Award-winning Amity Regional Schools! READ MORE.

Online Challenge Benefits Orange Fire Department

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Orange Volunteer Fire Department to cancel its most important funding source, the Orange Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival, members of the Orange Board of Finance put a team together to start the “Fire Truck $50K Challenge,” a GoFundMe page. The challenge has raised over $22,700 from 172 donors to date, including READ MORE.

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