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Shoreline Food Pantries Consider Split

In March, SSKP informed the churches in Old Lyme that they would be temporarily closing the food pantry and then permanently closing it due to the high percentage of individuals outside of the region that were utilizing the pantry’s services. The board of SSKP has since rolled back that decision, but negotiations about how the two organizations can continue in partnership are ongoing. Keep Reading

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Quirk in Funding Eases Plan For Lieutenant River

Under earlier rules governing a $1.6 million Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) grant given to Old Lyme in 2015 for dredging, the town will be able to redirect $256,000 of funding unused for the original project toward a plan to build a ramp and platform on the west bank of the Lieutenant River near Halls Rd. Keep Reading

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1861 Flag Flies over Lyme Street Parade

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… Keep Reading

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Old Lyme VFW Honored for “Vets in Need” Program

“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.” Keep Reading

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Old Lyme Police Prepare for Summer

Hunter said he worried about beachgoers and school traffic sharing the road. “We have drunk drivers during the day and even in the afternoon. It’s scary while kids are coming home from school,” Hunter said. Keep Reading

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Principal of Mile Creek School Named

“After a long and extremely thorough process that began back in February, we are very excited to welcome Kelly Enoch as the new Principal of Mile Creek School,” Superintendent Ian Neviaser said. Keep Reading

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Old Lyme Budget Approved and Explained

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. Keep Reading

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Editorial: A Big Question in Old Lyme

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. Keep Reading

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