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Julia Werth

Julia Werth has 42 articles published.

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A Saturday ‘Ride Along’ with the Old Lyme Police

OLD LYME — On Saturday, July 13, I put on a protective vest, buckled up and joined Old Lyme Police Officer Kevin Roche for his daytime shift.  “I’m guessing you’ve already missed the busiest part of the day,” he said to me as soon as I was in the car. Before 9 a.m. Roche had… Keep Reading

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Jonathan Glenn Court Dedicated at Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau

OLD LYME — More than seven years and $14,000 of donations later, the Jonathan Glenn Court at Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau was dedicated in the memory of a Lyme-Old Lyme graduate who took his own life on December 21, 2011.  The summer after Glenn’s death, several of his former classmates had the idea to honor… Keep Reading

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Volunteer Commissions Struggle to Monitor Easements in Old Lyme

OLD LYME — Between 1980 and today, private residents and developers donated approximately 43 conservation easements to the town of Old Lyme. The easements restrict development and use on a portion of each landowner’s property as well as specifying that the town will “vigorously enforce the conditions established.” To date, the town has yet to… Keep Reading

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Young Forest Habitat Initiative Brings Balance to Lyme Woodland

LYME – With hardly any tall trees, the ground covered in grasses and sedges, and a few large piles of brush in sight, it seems almost like something has gone wrong. As though something happened here that shouldn’t have. Gone are the rows upon rows of tall oaks and maples, the shade they provide and… Keep Reading

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Complaints on the Rise, DEEP Offers Guidance on Beavers

The number of beaver-related nuisance complaints filed with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) over the past three years rose from 113 in 2016 to 163 in 2018. Another 150 complaints have already been filed this year. “Beaver complaints are definitely on the rise, and the damage they are causing can be… Keep Reading

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Clinton Tests Roundup Alternatives to Tackle Invasives

“The first selectwoman of Clinton came to us concerned about Roundup after hearing about all these court cases,” said Sam Gold, the executive director of the Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Government (RiverCOG). “She wanted help looking into other methods of control.” Keep Reading

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