News Briefs

Baby store gets green light

ORANGE~~ The Plan and Zoning commission approved a request to change the final parcel along the Boston Post Road zoned for industrial use to commercial use, allowing Babies R Us to build a 38,000 square foot baby superstore.

The store is expected to open its doors by February 2001.

Lawsuit filed

WOODBRIDGE ~~ Lenke Kiss, mother of Jennifer Kiss who was killed in a fatal head-on collision Feb. 9 on Racebrook Road, has filed a lawsuit against the driver, Kenneth Johnson of Milford.

Johnson was arrested March 22 and charged with second-degree manslaughter, driving while under the influence of drugs, illegal possession of more than four ounces of marijuana, illegal possession of hashish and driving the wrong way on a highway. He is free on $100,000 bail.

Awards presented

BETHANY ~~ At the Annual town meeting two awards were presented. First Selectman Craig Stahl presented the "Unsung hero award". Criteria for consideration for this award includes volunteer work for the town.

The award was presented to Dwight Johnson, a lifelong resident.

The annual Conservation Commission Award was presented by chairman Kenneth Martin to David Thompson as an outstanding leader and teacher in the field of Bethany archaeology. His two-year ‘dig' adjoining the Bethany Bog has dated its human history back to 4,000 BC.

Women's Republican sale planned

ORANGE~~ The women's Republican club will host its annual tag/bake/plant sale at High plains Community Center, Sat. June 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition, the club will be taking orders for ‘Horizon of Hope' Baskets by Longberberger, which will benefit the cure and prevention of Breast Cancer.

To donate to the sale call Gloria Capecelatro at 795-4679.

Walk for a cure

AMITY ~~ Join the fight against cancer by walking or running throughout the night to raise funds for the American Cancer Society's BOW Relay for Life. The relay starts Saturday, June 3 at noon at Amity Regional Senior High School track in Woodbridge and continues for 24 hours.

For further details call Amanda Smith at 203-379-4887.

TPZ says no to lofts

ORANGE~~ The Plan and Zoning commission denied again Silverbrook Development Corporation's request to add loft space to four one bedroom condonomiums. The complex, Brookside Town Houses was asking for a special exception permit to add 110 square foot lofts.