Connecticut Water To Complete Water Main Replacements in Old Lyme

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OLD LYME — The Connecticut Water Company will begin replacing the shallow-depth water main in Sound View Beach during the week of March 9, one of several water projects slated for the spring in Old Lyme. Preliminary construction will begin on March 10 and 11, with excavation scheduled to start on March 13 on Hartford Ave. and during the week of March 16 on Portland Ave, according to a Dan Meaney, director of public affairs and corporate communications for Connecticut Water, by phone on March 5.  The company will replace 5,000 feet of shallow-depth water main with a full-depth water

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Greg Hunter, Old Lyme’s Resident State Trooper, Retires

After the retirement of State Trooper Greg Hunter, as of last Friday Matt Weber is the new Resident State Trooper supervising policing in Old Lyme. According to Sergeant Mark Devine of State Troop F, Hunter had been planning to retire for several months and the constables at the Old Lyme office have been aware of the impended changeover. The Old Lyme Board of Finance was not aware that a new state trooper would be replacing Hunter until last week. “The other officers have known for a while,” Devine said. “If he chose not to tell the town until this week,

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Renovated Former Lyme Academy Housing Renting Near Historic District in Old Lyme

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OLD LYME — The former housing complex for Lyme Academy of Fine Arts has been renamed Southwick Commons and the renovated townhouses are for rent. The two buildings at 77 Lyme St., just off the historic district in Old Lyme, include 12 two-bedroom townhouses under renovation or recently completed. Rick Weiner, the listing agent with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, said the rents range from $1,850 to $2,150 per month, which does not include utilities. The units have either two or two and a half bathrooms and one garage space. According to Weiner, the units are renting quickly, with six

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Benny Benack Plays for Love at the Side Door

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OLD LYME — Benny Benack III sang all the sweetheart songs you could wish for on a Valentine’s Day engagement at the Side Door in Old Lyme. He announced, “We’ll fit in as much Great American Songbook as we can here tonight!” With Sinatra-inspired vocals and a great band of friends and contemporaries, he delivered standards like “My Funny Valentine,” “Unforgettable” and “Home is Where the Heart Is” to an audience of Valentine’s couples. Several of his own song compositions followed this swinging nostalgic mode – “Irrepressible,” as well as the up-tempo “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” the title

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