Mervin Francis Roberts, 1922 – 2020

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With his wife, the former Edith May Foster, Mervin Francis Roberts first came to Old Lyme in 1960. He and Edith May became active in church, government, fire department and town life. Merv was born in New York City in 1922. He was a Naval Officer during WWII. He served in the Navy for four years, and then in the Reserve. He was awarded 4 campaign medals, two with Combat Stars. After his service, he returned to complete a degree in Ceramic Engineering at Alfred University.  He served as a Merchant Marine Officer, Scout Master and Commissioner, Town Shellfish Commissioner,

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CT Examiner’s Top 10 Stories of 2020

Here’s a look at our top 10 stories by readership in 2020 Scientists Explain Bunker Found Washed up on the Connecticut Shoreline by Brendan Crowley School Reopenings Across Connecticut Ignore State Guidance, Raise Issues of Childcare by Julia Werth Bucking State Advice, and a Brookings Study, Connecticut School Districts Reopen on their Own Terms by Julia Werth and Emilia Otte Lamont Designates $2.5 Million to Rent Assistance for Undocumented Immigrants by Julia Werth Officers Say Toxic Environment Drives Departures from Old Saybrook Police by Emilia Otte Nursing Home Deaths in Old Saybrook Point to Deeper Policy and Care Concerns Across

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Clare Byrne Tonight at Nightingale’s Cafe

Guilford-based musician and songwriter Clare Byrne will be appearing this Friday at Nightingale’s Acoustic Cafe in Old Lyme. Take a look at our interview with Byrne — now a regular arts columnist for CT Examiner — earlier this summer. Byrne will be appearing solo, with a guitar, a piano, and “lotsa songs, just some old, some new, some borrowed, many blue.” 7:30 – 9:30PMNightingale’s Acoustic Cafe68 Old Lyme StreetOld Lyme, CT

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Max Creek Brings Joyous Jams to The Kate

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The Connecticut-based group known for an eclectic musical style mixing rock, jazz, soul, country and Calypso with jams in the vein of the Grateful Dead and Phish is playing The Kate Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm. The 250-seat venue is located on the Main Street of Old Saybrook.  With a steady grouping since the mid-1970s of guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist Mark Mercier and bassist John Rider, Max Fish got its start almost a half-century ago in Hartford before current drummer percussionists Bill Carbone and Jamemurrell Stanley were born. According to Rider, the band was started to “give people

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