To the Editor:
Due to the growing concern around the oil spill at the Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School, it is important to clarify any misconceptions. The First Selectman and I were made aware of the oil spill during a Community Leaders meeting in September 2022. We were informed that the spill was under control and the School District/BOE were working in conjunction with the DEEP to comply with all clean-up and remediation efforts.
In hindsight the abutting property owners near the spill should have been notified earlier by the School District out of an abundance of caution. I want to assure everyone going forward, especially as clean-up efforts continue, I will be available to hear your concerns. The safety of the residents impacted by the spill is our priority. Mr. Griswold and I will remain on top of this issue and will keep residents informed as information becomes available.
Town of Old Lyme