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EEE Cases in East Haddam and Colchester Announced

An East Haddam resident who died more than a week ago was confirmed today by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to have been infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The State Department of Health also announced a fourth case of the disease in Connecticut, a Colchester resident. “We have had four human cases of… Keep Reading

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Lyme Academy of Fine Arts Plans Independent Future, Adds Seat for Town, Offers Fall Classes

OLD LYME — After months of uncertainty and miscommunication between Lyme Academy of Fine Arts and the town, the organization’s board has added a seat for the office of first selectman, as the newly-relaunched academy begins to plan for an independent future without the University of New Haven. “We wanted to have local representation on… Keep Reading

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Sound View Residents Say Old Lyme Referendum Not Last Word on Sewers

More than 70 Old Lyme property owners, many with family ties to the Sound View neighborhood dating back three and four generations, filled the Shoreline Community Center on Hartford Avenue Sunday morning to discuss the town-wide August 13 referendum to borrow $9.5 million for sewers and to gauge support for a legal challenge.  “This is… Keep Reading

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Sound View Residents Question Cost Sharing, Consider Legal Action

OLD LYME — On Tuesday night, Sound View Beach residents spoke out against shouldering the entire $7.44 million cost of installing sewer infrastructure in their beach community. A small number of residents also said they would consult with an attorney concerning the bond question that is expected to go to a town-wide referendum on August… Keep Reading

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Old Lyme Reaches Sewer Agreement with Beach Communities

OLD LYME — In a major step forward, the town today sent a memorandum of understanding confirming its intention to share all costs related to a sewer project in Sound View Beach with the three private beach associations that have already signed a cost-sharing agreement with East Lyme and New London. Sharing the costs with… Keep Reading

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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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Port Authority Funding in Doubt After Green Light

OLD LYME — Contradictory statements from town and state agency officials have raised further doubts about the status of $256,000 in legacy state funding for the Lieutenant River project on Halls Road in Old Lyme — funds that at least one town commissioner believes were green-lighted months earlier by the Connecticut Port Authority.  The funds… Keep Reading

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Architect Chosen, CT Audubon Plans Center in Old Lyme

OLD LYME — The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center, a local affiliate of the statewide Connecticut Audubon Society, has begun planning and discussions with the town on a new 3000–4000 square foot center on a recently-purchased 1.1 acre undeveloped lot at 314 Ferry Road in Old Lyme. The site, in a residential area near the… Keep Reading

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