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32 Takes on the New Year with CT Examiner

We asked 32 writers, politicians, educators, artists, journalists, acadmics to contemplate the New Year for us. Participants include Ned Lamont, Joe Courtney, Paul Formica, Devin Carney, Justin Elicker, Alma Nartatez, Richard Stout, Tony Sheridan, Luanne Rice, Will Haskell, Sophie Spaner, David Kelsey, Jack Monmeat, Jerry Weiss, Gail MacDonald, Betsy Gara, Rolf Wolfswinkel, Brian White, Brittany Stalsburg and others... Keep Reading

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Ninety-Two Years and Running for Manchester Road Race

In 1927 a few members of the Manchester High School Cross Country team lined up on Thanksgiving morning and ran a five-mile loop before the football games started that afternoon. It wasn’t about costumes or burning calories. There were less than a dozen runners, and none of them were women. The boys didn’t know they… Keep Reading

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Eric Lichter Makes Music and Family at Dirt Floor in Haddam

HADDAM — “My parents had an incredible record collection and we had music all the time… in the car… at home. They had Crosby, Stills and Nash, James Taylor, the Eagles, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Dan Fogelberg,” said Eric Michael Lichter showing us around his studio at Dirt Floor Recording & Production on Monday afternoon.… Keep Reading

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Stunning Sweep By Republicans in Old Lyme; Nickerson, Chesebrough, Blanchard Win (Updated)

ELECTION RESULTS – OLD LYME  First Selectman  Bonnie Reemsnyder (D)                1403Timothy Griswold (R)                     1774 —————- Selectman Mary Jo Nosal (D)                            1495Christopher Kerr (R)                       1676 —————- Town Treasurer Michael Reiter (D)                           1430Timothy Griswold (R)                     1691 —————- Tax Collector Sarah E. Michaelson (D)                1262Judith Tooker (R)                             1905 —————- Board of Finance David Rubino (D)                             1361Anna Reiter (D)                               … 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 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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