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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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Jonathan Glenn Court Dedicated at Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau

OLD LYME — More than seven years and $14,000 of donations later, the Jonathan Glenn Court at Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau was dedicated in the memory of a Lyme-Old Lyme graduate who took his own life on December 21, 2011.  The summer after Glenn’s death, several of his former classmates had the idea to honor… 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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Volunteer Commissions Struggle to Monitor Easements in Old Lyme

OLD LYME — Between 1980 and today, private residents and developers donated approximately 43 conservation easements to the town of Old Lyme. The easements restrict development and use on a portion of each landowner’s property as well as specifying that the town will “vigorously enforce the conditions established.” To date, the town has yet to… 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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Complaints on the Rise, DEEP Offers Guidance on Beavers

The number of beaver-related nuisance complaints filed with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) over the past three years rose from 113 in 2016 to 163 in 2018. Another 150 complaints have already been filed this year. “Beaver complaints are definitely on the rise, and the damage they are causing can be… Keep Reading

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Hawk’s Nest Holds Out Against Joining Town Sewers

While three chartered beach associations have already negotiated agreements to install sewers -- and the town following behind with a referendum this summer approving sewers for Sound View Beach, Hawk's Nest Beach, Inc. continues to challenge the town’s mandate to install sewers. Keep Reading

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