“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
Over the last two weeks, I have spent nearly 2 ½ hours with New London Mayor Mike Passero. I spent another hour with Tony Sheridan, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut. I have read testimony by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) regarding Senate Bill 986. I can also rely on simple fairness and commonsense.More
To the Editor:While riding a SEAT [Southeast Area Transit] bus to catch Shore Line East -- yes, it is possible -- I read CT Examiner's interview with the New London mayor and his comments linking proposed tolls to the cost of mass transit (or perhaps it was just edited that way).
The otherwise helpful and capable SEAT driver happened to make a comment on what a waste of tax dollars the underused bus service is. I laughed to myself, thinking how I'd be fired if I publicly criticized my employer's business.More
There is an enormous amount of press coverage available on underage vaping -- a serious issue that needs acknowledging and addressing. What I never see written, and what might help to give a fuller perspective on vaping overall, is a discussion of the positive aspects of vaping. Many, many thousands of ex-smokers owe their better health to vaping. I just hate to see it suggested that vaping is evil, only. That's like saying that methadone is evil.More
CTDOT and H.W. Lochner held an informational meeting for the public at the East Lyme Middle School auditorium on Thursday to explain plans for the $142.1 million project.More
“The bays are panting instead of taking normal breaths,” said Jamie Vaudrey, a professor of Marine Sciences at UConn who studies nitrogen loading in Long Island Sound.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
The roof of the dilapidated mill, built in 1848, collapsed during a heavy rainstorm on April 15, causing debris to fall into the Pawcatuck River, which was federally designated a Wild and Scenic River on March 12.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 new program is expected to cost district taxpayers $180,000 in renovations and $208,000 per year to employ two new special education certified teachers and four teaching aides.More
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
One possible solution for encouraging development on Halls Road in Old Lyme, while still giving the town control over aesthetics and the character of the town, could be the creation of a “village district.”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
It’s an early morning for many, the culmination of months of preparation. Volunteers begin arriving just as the sun is rising before 6 a.m. They mark out parking spaces, set up tables and tents, prepare for more than 600 bikers to arrive for the seventh annual Tour de Lyme.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