The Triad of Radical Ideas Behind the Anti-Racism Crusade

Reverend Steven R. Jungkeit, a white minister in the small all-White (99.8% non-Black) Connecticut town of Lyme-Old Lyme (pop 10,000) claims to be collaborating with the local school system “to teach the history of racism and enslavement in the area” as one part of a social justice project launched by...

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Old Saybrook Police Commission to Meet Tonight on Staffing, Benefits

...Old Saybrook. Vacation time appears to be comparable, although East Lyme does not require employees to work an additional 96 hours of “administrative days.” East Lyme also offers six months of unpaid maternity leave.  Asked about turnover, East Lyme Chief of Police Mike Finkelstein told CT Examiner that only “a...

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Can Equity and the Nuclear Family Coexist?

...the vocabulary, conversational patterns, and language complexity of the 3-year-olds had come from their families, and children of professionals had vocabularies more than twice as large as peers in families receiving welfare. These findings raise the question – if children are being equipped with vastly different levels of education, before...

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Halls Road Committee Accelerates Rezoning Plans

OLD LYME — At a special meeting on Wednesday night, the Halls Road Improvements Committee voted unanimously to accelerate the creation of rezoning language for Halls Road for the creation of a village district that will include mixed use, multi-family housing, and residential development. The committee voted to direct BSC...

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You Can’t Have a One to One Mapping of American History

...current public conversation is that these ideas need to be understood as part of rich academic conversation.  Let me explain, and perhaps it will also help us with the current conversation we’re having about curriculum and Lyme-Old Lyme Schools. Some years ago — on one of those sites that allow...

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CT Examiner Turns Two

...from a parent facing a bullying issue in the schools, and a homeowner on Hartford Ave in Old Lyme who can’t get in and out of her driveway after the installation of new curbing and sidewalks. A few weeks ago, at the New England Newspaper & Press Association’s annual awards,...

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Schools Across the Region Outline Varying Ideas for Spending Federal Dollars

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...American Rescue Plan. The proposals include a variety of projects, from outdoor classrooms to bilingual therapists, summer enrichment and chromebooks. Here is a rundown, district by district: Lyme-Old Lyme Ian Neviaser, superintendent at Lyme-Old Lyme schools, said the district won’t be using the combined $1.48 million in federal aid for...

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We Need Summer Programs Now More than Ever

Shut out, but not silent… Attending this most recent Old Lyme’s Parks and Recreation Commission meeting was an eye opener. As constituents were turned away and told that they could not physically attend a meeting that was listed as public on the town website, with the location listed as Meeting...

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Shoreline Schools Plan Language Learning Partnership

Several school districts along the shoreline are discussing a potential partnership to offer world languages courses in a remote learning form to students across the region.  Ian Neviaser, superintendent of Lyme-Old Lyme Schools, said at a board of education meeting yesterday that the districts wanted to take advantage of the...

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A Moratorium on Zoning Approvals for Projects Along Halls Road

The following resolution was approved by the Old Lyme Economic Development Commission. The Old Lyme Economic Development Commission (EDC) is tasked with supporting and encouraging a vibrant and sustainable business climate in Old Lyme, scaled to the resources and needs of the town. We seek the optimum development of business...

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Gateway Approves Outdoor Restaurant Application, Outlines Further Issues for Old Saybrook Zoning

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...Chester, Deep River, East Haddam, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook — on and along the Connecticut River. A review by Gateway considers the natural and traditional river scene, including the development pattern of the area, building height, density and setbacks, said Willis. In this case, the long-standing commercial...

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Connecticut Schools Adopt a Variety of Approaches to Reopening

...size.  “Every district is so different,” Rogerson said. “Small schools like ours are able to do full in-person, but for huge schools it’s a different question.”  Ian Neviaser, superintendent of Lyme-Old Lyme Schools, another district that has been open all year, said he believed the participation of the teachers was...

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Districts Opt to Exclude Remote Learners from High School Prom

...event while remote learners in Old Saybrook, Region 4 and Stonington still can.  Even in districts like Lyme-Old Lyme where distance learners have been prevented from participating in sports, students like Verrilli are allowed to attend prom and other end-of-year activities, said James Wygonik, principal of Lyme-Old Lyme High School....

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Old Lyme Proposes Smaller Budget, Small Hike to Mill Rate

OLD LYME — At Monday’s public hearing for the 2021-22 budget, the first selectman’s proposed budget included a decrease in funding requests that was offset by a decrease in revenues and other factors, resulting in a proposed mill rate increase from 23.20 to 23.30 per $1,000 of assessed property value...

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CARES ACT Funding is Money Unwisely Spent

...married household members with a gross income of $150,000.00 when filing for taxes jointly. It includes $1,400.00 to a single person with an adjusted gross income of $75,000.00 or less. It gives $1,400.00 to all in the household if the head of household makes $112,500.00 gross income. This stimulus is...

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