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Tagliatela Charts Future of Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Land Sale

The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts has put its 26.31-acre parcel at 83 Lyme Street up for sale, asking $5 million. Reached by phone on Friday, Stephen Tagliatela, chair of the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts Board of Trustees, said the academy has been looking for sources of revenue to keep its buildings open after… Keep Reading

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Zoning Proposal to Double Setback Near Water Raises Questions and Opposition in Old Lyme

OLD LYME — Multiple town commissions and members of the public are expected to raise objections to a proposed text amendment to Tidal Waters Protection regulation at Tuesday’s meeting of the Zoning Commission in Old Lyme. The amendment would double the current 50-foot setback to 100 feet along coastal and riverfront properties. “Most, if not… Keep Reading

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Cathy Frank on 22 Years at Old Lyme Town Hall

OLD LYME — Before moving to Old Lyme more than 30 years ago, Cathy Frank worked as a reporter for a weekly newspaper in Avon. She covered town meetings, zoning and planning commissions and the board of selectmen. Frank said she learned to value that sharing of information and wanted to bring that to her… Keep Reading

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A Roundup of Old Lyme News from Monday’s Board of Selectmen Meeting

Old Lyme — The Board of Selectmen discussed a number of ongoing municipal issues Monday night. Here’s a roundup: Hains Park bathroom and well: Architectural drawings are “90 percent done” and will go to the Boathouse/Hains Park Improvement Committee for comments, then design will be put out to bid. The town is waiting for state… Keep Reading

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Lyme – Old Lyme Debates Crumb Rubber Turf Fields at Board of Education Meeting

OLD LYME — On Wednesday night, the Region 18 Board of Education moved toward constructing an artificial turf field behind the Lyme – Old Lyme Middle and High Schools. The board approved $26,800 from the capital reserve fund to complete the design work and permitting process. It’s the last step before committing the district to… Keep Reading

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Connecticut Adds New Test Site for EEE in Lyme, Old Lyme and East Lyme

For the first time ever, the state of Connecticut began testing freshwater habitat in Old Lyme for mosquitoes likely to carry Eastern Equine Encephalitis. For the last 20 years the state has had a testing site for mosquitoes in Old Lyme, but in saltwater habitat on Great Island more suitable for mosquitoes carrying West Nile… Keep Reading

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Freshwater Mosquitoes, Positive Tests, and the Latest News on Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Old Lyme

OLD LYME — Rather than spraying pesticides, the town is asking residents to take extra precautions against mosquitoes that carry the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, following the deaths of two residents from Old Lyme and East Lyme during the last month.  First Selectman Bonnie Reemsnyder said by phone Wednesday that the town will not spray… Keep Reading

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Old Lyme Board of Selectmen Set Guidelines for New Committee on Affordable Housing

OLD LYME — The Board of Selectmen on Monday, September 16, approved guidelines for a new exploratory committee charged with making recommendations to the town on building affordable housing. The charge for the Affordable Housing Exploratory Committee is to provide the selectmen with information, including a current inventory of housing designated as affordable in Old… Keep Reading

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