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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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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A 410-Mile, Two-Year Paddle the Length of the Connecticut

...a semi-retired newspaper reporter from the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, his wife, Debby, and fellow paddlers Randy Koopman, Charlie Thompson and Allen Wilson fought the wind to paddle their canoe along the last three mile stretch to the Fenwick lighthouse. The paddlers said town officials told them they would prefer...

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Witness Stones Dedicated to 14 Enslaved in Old Lyme

...River.” Speakers included Katie Huffman, director of the Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, Rebekah Beaulieu, director of the Florence Griswold Museum, Rev. Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager of the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, and First Selectman Tim Griswold. The Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Chorus opened and closed the ceremony with several songs....

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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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Old Saybrook Police Commission to Meet Tonight on Staffing, Benefits

...Old Saybrook. Vacation time appears to be comparable, although East Lyme does not require employees to work an additional 96 hours of “administrative days.” East Lyme also offers six months of unpaid maternity leave.  Asked about turnover, East Lyme Chief of Police Mike Finkelstein told CT Examiner that only “a...

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Can Equity and the Nuclear Family Coexist?

...the vocabulary, conversational patterns, and language complexity of the 3-year-olds had come from their families, and children of professionals had vocabularies more than twice as large as peers in families receiving welfare. These findings raise the question – if children are being equipped with vastly different levels of education, before...

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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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CT Examiner Turns Two

...from a parent facing a bullying issue in the schools, and a homeowner on Hartford Ave in Old Lyme who can’t get in and out of her driveway after the installation of new curbing and sidewalks. A few weeks ago, at the New England Newspaper & Press Association’s annual awards,...

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Schools Across the Region Outline Varying Ideas for Spending Federal Dollars

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...American Rescue Plan. The proposals include a variety of projects, from outdoor classrooms to bilingual therapists, summer enrichment and chromebooks. Here is a rundown, district by district: Lyme-Old Lyme Ian Neviaser, superintendent at Lyme-Old Lyme schools, said the district won’t be using the combined $1.48 million in federal aid for...

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We Need Summer Programs Now More than Ever

Shut out, but not silent… Attending this most recent Old Lyme’s Parks and Recreation Commission meeting was an eye opener. As constituents were turned away and told that they could not physically attend a meeting that was listed as public on the town website, with the location listed as Meeting...

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