Con Brio Choral Society to Perform Three Centuries of Gloria

...and a timpanist.   In honor of the group’s 25th Anniversary, the society commissioned a brass fanfare that will play as the choir members walk in. The piece is composed by Bill Thomas, director of music ministries at Christ the King Church in Old Lyme.  “It’s a brilliant, brassy piece. Very...

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Closing a Season and a Chapter of Life on the Water

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It ended tranquilly, with a gentle bump in the night of boat against wooden pier. When Chester-Hadlyme Ferry Captain John Marshall nosed the vessel into the Chester landing as 7 p.m. approached Tuesday, it marked not only the boat’s last trip of the season, but was the soon-to-retire Marshall’s final...

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A 3 – 2 – 1 Pie Pastry

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So you want to make a pie for Thanksgiving… Here’s an exceptionally easy recipe that reaches back to French pastry technique, using just a fraction more butter than a typical American pie to achieve a more forgiving pastry and a classic tender-flaky result. The recipe itself is a simple proportion:...

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Halls Road Committee Must Address Due Process Concerns

With a meeting of the Halls Road Improvements Committee scheduled for tonight, I’ll keep this to the point. While it is true that the Connecticut General Assembly grants the Old Lyme Zoning Commission wide latitude to consider and approve changes to zoning regulations, that latitude is constrained by the public’s...

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Recount: Nosal Wins Against Danenhower in a Very Close Race

OLD LYME — In a tense recount that lasted more than three hours Monday night, it was confirmed that Democrat Mary Jo Nosal won a seat on the Zoning Commission in the Nov. 2 election, beating Republican Sloan Danenhower by six votes. The final count was 1,600 votes for Nosal...

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Guilford has Almost Destroyed Itself as a Community

To the Editor: An editorial by Gregory Stroud (“On the Matter of Equity and East Lyme,” Sept. 15) discussed the recent Equity study of the East Lyme Schools. He made an insightful comment about the town of Guilford at the conclusion of the article. Referring to the general turmoil in...

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‘That’s a Wrap’ — 2021 Election Coverage

...attend. He said the format included 14 questions that had been submitted to CT Examiner and to Lymeline, from which Mary Seidner, executive director of Lyme Youth Services Bureau, picked about 14 questions that were given to the moderator. The questions were given alternately to Griswold and Matt. He said...

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Do You Believe our Elections are Fair?

...important issue to me as a voter. Because the RTC has endorsed a person for the school board who allegedly feels that Gov. Ned Lamont’s 44,000 vote win was the result of fraud, I must ask the candidates for Selectmen to make clear their opinions. Charlotte Scot Old Lyme, CT...

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Consultant-driven Planning in Old Lyme

...local knowledge and less at stake when their best laid plans go awry. In the case of the proposed regulations for Halls Road in Old Lyme, I don’t think members of the Halls Road Improvements Committee, and Economic Development Commission intended to mislead the public – in numerous comments on...

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Griswold Not a Good Fiscal Manager

...the products of the prior administration.   Clearly it is time for improvement. We need a First Selectman with contemporary knowledge, open to listening, committed to identifying and solving problems, and who always follows through. That’s exactly what Martha Shoemaker will bring to Old Lyme. Mary O’Brien Old Lyme, CT...

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