House Members Debate Marijuana Before Expected Vote

...particulars of the proposal.  The State Senate will reconvene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday to vote on the bill, assuming the legislation, as expected, passes the House later this evening.  State Rep. Holly Cheeseman, R-East Lyme, opened her questioning with a statistic. She cautioned her fellow legislators against following the...

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Wave of Teaching Hires Challenges Connecticut’s Job Market

Madison is hiring two new teachers for the fall. East Lyme needs two kindergarten teachers, two second grade teachers, a social worker and six paraeducators. Stonington plans to hire at least 20 teachers, tutors and interventionists. Region 4 and Guilford are hiring permanent substitutes. Old Saybrook is hiring temporary therapists,...

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Long River Local Approved by Old Lyme Zoning

OLD LYME — A new retail food shop slated for the little yellow house at 96 Halls Road received approval from the Zoning Commission on Monday night for a special exception change of use from retail to food service. Long River Local will feature coffee, prepared foods, sandwiches, baked goods...

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$142 Million East Lyme Exit 74 Project Delayed Two Years

EAST LYME — Changes to the I-95 interchange with Route 161 at Exit 74 on I-95, including the replacement of the bridge, will begin in Spring 2023, rather than this summer, as previously reported in 2019.  The project, which is expected to last three years, is in semi-final design review,...

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Lawmakers Sound off on Budget with Bipartisan Support

...dries up.  Republican lawmakers, including State Sen. Paul Formica, R-East Lyme, praised the decision not to raise taxes, an issue they had highlighted over the course of budget negotiations.  “We were able to bring attention to some of the proposed taxes we didn’t agree with, and as a consequence, they...

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City Dock Opens at Custom House Pier in New London

...in January we were told that the little word ‘permanent’ in the statute meant the restaurant has to be a permanent structure,” said Maratta, who is president of Restaurant Consultants, Inc., which owns The Pavilion in Old Lyme and Sunset Ribs in Waterford.  Frank Maratta, owner of City Dock Restaurant...

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Formica Explains His ‘No’ on Marijuana

...confident it will pass before the end of the session at midnight.  After a debate that stretched for hours, Connecticut Examiner spoke with several legislators to get insight into how they ended up deciding to cast their votes. State Sen. Paul Formica, R-East Lyme, was one of the votes against...

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Witness Stones Dedicated to 14 Enslaved in Old Lyme

...was embedded in our history from the time of the town’s founding,” she said.  In the historic town of Lyme, which included Lyme, Old Lyme, and parts of East Lyme and Salem, there were more than 200 enslaved African Americans and Native Americans between 1670 and 1820, according to Witness...

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Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Drop Masks for the Fall

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LYME-OLD LYME –The Lyme-Old Lyme School District has decided that it will not be requiring students to wear masks in the fall.  Superintendent Ian Neviaser said at a Board of Education meeting on Wednesday that this was part of a plan for in-person re-opening that the district would submit to...

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The Triad of Radical Ideas Behind the Anti-Racism Crusade

Reverend Steven R. Jungkeit, a white minister in the small all-White (99.8% non-Black) Connecticut town of Lyme-Old Lyme (pop 10,000) claims to be collaborating with the local school system “to teach the history of racism and enslavement in the area” as one part of a social justice project launched by...

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Long-time Selectman Kevin Seery Announces Run for East Lyme Office

EAST LYME — With local Republican leaders standing alongside him, long-time East Lyme selectman Kevin Seery announced he would be running as a Republican for first selectman this November. Seery has been serving as one of the town’s three elected selectmen since 2011, and has been deputy first selectman since...

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Can Equity and the Nuclear Family Coexist?

...in equitable living were sustainable. To achieve true equity, we have two choices – force parents to give up their children and raise them communally, or adopt a form of communism. Both have been tried and neither has worked, as unintended consequences have overwhelmed good intentions. James Miller Lyme, CT...

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Halls Road Committee Accelerates Rezoning Plans

OLD LYME — At a special meeting on Wednesday night, the Halls Road Improvements Committee voted unanimously to accelerate the creation of rezoning language for Halls Road for the creation of a village district that will include mixed use, multi-family housing, and residential development. The committee voted to direct BSC...

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You Can’t Have a One to One Mapping of American History

...current public conversation is that these ideas need to be understood as part of rich academic conversation.  Let me explain, and perhaps it will also help us with the current conversation we’re having about curriculum and Lyme-Old Lyme Schools. Some years ago — on one of those sites that allow...

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