Easements Slow Sale Of McCulloch Property in Old Lyme

...a closing,” said Amanda Blair, co-chair of the Open Spaces Commission in Old Lyme at the monthly meeting on June 14. In a later email, Blair explained that “this is a very complex real estate transaction with many people, organizations involved. This said, these easements are a minor issue.” The...

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Editorial: Four Points

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...merchants, and I certainly would feel more comfortable if they were much closer to the center of this conversation. The silence is deafening. Point 2: Credible Complaints from the Beach Communities (Old Lyme) After speaking first with the Old Lyme Water Pollution Control Authority, we met for more than an...

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Whale Bone Cove: Part V

...reception, on June 30th at 3 p.m. at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, followed by a sneak preview of the exhibition at 5 p.m. at the Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme St. There will be an opening for the exhibition at the Cooley Gallery on July 6th, 5-7 p.m....

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Letter: “Slim down your waste”

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...vessel for water, coffee … Give up bottled water Return returnables Consider wasteful packaging when purchasing Do your best to compost vegetable scraps Please take the time to refer to the website: Recyclect to learn What’s In and What’s Out. Leslie O’Connor for the Old Lyme Recycling and Waste Committee...

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“Waterworks” Opens at Lyme Art Association

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...think it’s all those years of creativity on the wall,” she said. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 .pm. and by appointment.  Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested. Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme 860-434-7802. For more information, go to lymeartassociation.org....

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The Best Strawberries in Southeast Connecticut…

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...met with Baylee Drown of Upper Pond Farm in Old Lyme, whose strawberries are particularly well-regarded. This week despite record rains, the weather has proven well-suited for ripening — the early strawberries are ready to pick — and Falla set out to collect pints from farms in the region. Staff...

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Formica and Carney Host Open House in Old Lyme

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...the rate on taxes but they expanded the base,” he said. Formica represents the 20th Senate District, which includes Bozrah, East Lyme, Montville, New London, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Salem, Waterford. Carney represents the 23rd General Assembly District, which includes Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and Westbrook. Some of the...

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Budget Language Adds Flexibility For School Savings

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...education agencies would give you a vehicle other than regionalization to share services.” Most towns are already working to reduce costs through sharing services, like electricity contracts and health insurance collaboratives, said Ian Neviaser, superintendent of Lyme-Old Lyme Schools, a regionalized district which also shares services with some nearby districts....

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Letter: “Sanitized” Report on Pantries Misses Point

...is morally inexcusable and not consistent with the mission statement of the SSSKP. Ellen Rabin should focus on fundraising if that is her issue, not increasing the hardship of the poor and contradicting the mission statement it is her job to uphold. Steven A. Ross (former volunteer) Old Lyme, CT...

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5 Things to Know About the Library

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...residents’ use. Summer reading for local schools This year, with the change in summer reading requirements from the Lyme Old Lyme Schools, the Phoebe Griffin Noyes library is taking steps to better match their summer reading program to the school curriculum. In the past, Bartley explained, the schools have been...

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Whale Bone Cove: Part IV

...reception, on June 30th at 3 p.m. at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, followed by a sneak preview of the exhibition at 5 p.m. at the Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme St. There will be an opening for the exhibition at the Cooley Gallery on July 6th, 5-7 p.m....

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Waterford Considers Loosening FEMA Compliance

...Piersall. By comparison, Old Lyme’s lookback period is five years and the town has been in the CRS program for 15 to 20 years. East Lyme’s lookback period is 10 years and the town is also in the CRS program. Piersal said changing to a shorter lookback period in Waterford...

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Mentoring Lyme-Old Lyme Children

https://youtu.be/eK1w6P0pgDg OLD LYME — More than forty children between the middle and elementary schools in Old Lyme meet with a mentor each week, a program that has helped encourage better attendance, higher grades, engagement and enthusiasm at school for these students. “We identify kids who need an additional caring adult...

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Letter: Northeast Rail Corridor – Still Alive?

...new bridge across the Connecticut River, bifurcated the bucolic town of Old Lyme and made a straight line to the Rhode Island border. Amtrak’s tracks, between Old Saybrook and the Rhode Island border, meander along the coast, following its dips and curves. Their plan would have produced a straighter line,...

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Letter: Madly Off in Every Direction

...For the reader it’s funny, because the Ronald’s choice of action defies the obvious solution: to prioritize and focus.  In my view, the manner in which the Old Lyme Board of Selectmen conducts town business similarly eludes such logic. I think that most Old Lyme residents regardless of political affiliation...

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Shoreline Food Pantries Consider Split

...towns, but neither Norwich nor New London. The 11 towns are Old Lyme, Lyme, East Lyme, Old Saybrook, Essex, Deep River, Chester, Westbrook, Killingworth, Clinton and Madison. The primary mission of SSKP is to ensure that residents of these towns do not go hungry. “I would like to make sure...

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Whale Bone Cove III

...reception, on June 30th at 3 p.m. at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, followed by a sneak preview of the exhibition at 5 p.m. at the Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme St. There will be an opening for the exhibition at the Cooley Gallery on July 6th, 5-7 p.m....

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Regional Leaders Greet Minimum Wage Increase

...percent increase you’d get laughed out of the park, but that’s what we’re talking about here,” Fortuna said. “The good news is we can plan for it.” Or at least they can plan for it starting next year. Old Saybrook, just like Old Lyme and most other Connecticut towns, passed...

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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...

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“A Big Vegetable Weekend”

...peppers, eggplant — all that stuff,” said Susie Kelly, of Old Lyme Landscape in Old Lyme, where rows and rows of vegetable plants were on display, ready for customers to plant in their gardens. “The farmer’s almanac always says the last full moon in May you can have a frost...

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