Old Lyme — Raised aloft on a sail mast improvised as sturdy dowel, a 13-feet-tall by 18-feet-wide American flag with 34 stars fluttered in the breeze on Lyme Street as the Memorial Day parade streamed by on Monday morning. Constructed in 1861, the flag belongs to Polly Merrill, of Old Lyme, who inherited it from her uncle, Frederic DuBois, in the 1980s. DuBois made a tradition of displaying the flag on Independence Day in front of his home in Des Moines, Iowa, and was photographed with the flag flying from a rigged-up clothesline for an article in the Ames TribuneMore
“Old Lyme is a funny town. People often think we are all wealthy, but there are some very poor people that are too proud to ask for help or even go to the food pantry,” Griswold said. “We hear about their needs through word of mouth, the senior center or social services and then do our best to help as we can.”More
About 40 residents who attended the Annual Budget Meeting at the middle school Monday night unanimously approved a number of agenda items, including the town’s 2019-2020 budget as well as Open Space Acquisition funds for the purchase of 300 acres of McCulloch Farm.More
“You would go to the bathroom and see a puff of smoke and smell mango or bubble gum. It felt like suddenly it was everywhere,” said Lian Thompson, a sophomore at Lyme-Old Lyme High School and a member of Responsible Educated Adolescents Can Help (REACH).More
In an editorial drawing connections between federal, state and local policy, CT Examiner Editor in Chief Gregory Stroud asks: with limited dollars, how much social spending on the state and federal level should be devoted away from the poor and to the middle class?
Recent plans for affordable housing and universal pre-k in Old Lyme offer interesting cases in point.
The acquisition will allow the town to connect the Ames Open Space and the Lay Preserve creating an over 700-acre area for public use and recreation.More
After 43 years of providing students with a classical education in the arts, Lyme Academy of Fine Arts will close its doors this September unless a partner institution comes forward with funding.More
A survey revealed that residents still rely on the library for books, but also wanted additional technology services and more meeting space.More
CT Examiner senior reporter Cate Hewitt reports from the Annual Town Budget Meeting in Old Lyme, that Old Lyme's budget passed unanimously. Robert Doyen was named Citizen of the YearMore