Could Black Hall River Boat Launch Become ‘Central Park?’

OLD LYME – Concerns that reopening a kayak launch along the Black Hall River could turn the 3-acre site into “Central Park” were aired at a Monday meeting of the Open Space Commission that continued the spirited debate between several town boards over the fate of the property. “I don’t...

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A Measured, Low-Key Approach to Public Access to Black Hall River

...aesthetic impact. Also, the floating dock ramp can be constructed preventing aluminum “reflection,” which is an eyesore. I urge the Board of Selectmen and those interested to strongly support this “diamond in the rough.” Sloan Danenhower Old Lyme, CT Danenhower is a member of the Old Lyme Harbor Management Commission...

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Public Access to Public Land

...forward with a DEEP application for an environmental impact study. It has been well over a century since President Theodore Roosevelt made it a national vision to protect and enjoy nature. Let’s continue to keep this vision alive in Old Lyme! Robert A. Nixon, Chairman Old Lyme Republican Town Committee...

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Open Space Claims Jurisdiction Over Waterfront Property in Old Lyme

OLD LYME — A recently discovered, much-debated town-owned property along the Black Hall River that has garnered attention as a potential public boat launch is, and has been since 2002, under the jurisdiction of the Open Space Commission, according to claims by the commission co-chairs. “The parcel was pursued from...

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Rogers Lake Ordinance On Hold, Community Remains Vigilant

OLD LYME — After a several contentious meetings of the Rogers Lake Authority in which residents opposed a proposed DEEP permit for a no-wake zone, about 20 lake residents sat on folding chairs in their association clubhouse to watch Monday’s virtual authority meeting. “We have about 201 signatures now,” said...

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Is there a Significant Safety Hazard on Rogers Lake?

...safety. If indeed, evidence of major hazard exists, corrective action should follow. If not, creation of an ordinance, especially with no real mode of enforcement may do no more than create a nuisance overall. As in many spheres, evidence should be the principal driver of action. Herbert Ross Lyme, CT...

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Rogers Lake Meeting “Was Not a Meeting at All”

...public. His actions surely will cause contention in the community. There is no need for this strife as we all want the same thing. Why fix things that are not broken? Our lake is beautiful and safe and we need to keep it that way. Dorothy Rockwell Old Lyme, CT...

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Concerns about Old Lyme Sewers Have Not Been Addressed

...even though you have no test data to substantiate the need? 2 – The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in 2018 mandated the WPCA retest Hawks Nest Beach. The WPCA spent $48,000 of Old Lyme tax dollars to collect test data for 12 months. Testing was completed in...

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