Shoreline Soup Kitchen Names Amy Hollis Temporary Executive Director

...Old Lyme Soup Kitchen and Pantry said.   Throughout the volunteer concerns, Steve Jungkeit, pastor of First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, has said that the ten-year partnership between the two organizations is important for successfully meeting the mission of both. “We’re grateful to be working with Amy Hollis and the...

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Ferdinand the Bull and Lyme Academy of Fine Arts

...the world around us, made more beautiful by creative spirits of artists, writers and musicians. In this regard, Old Lyme has been fortunate. At the south end of Lyme Street stands the Congregational Church, where Musical Masterworks performs five concert series every year. At the north end of Lyme Street...

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Letter: Plan Contrary to Audubon Mission

...add pollution runoff into the Connecticut River not to mention the over-loaded septic system of this large facility. It seems as though they are contrary to their own objectives as an organization and of those of the state who want to preserve the Lower Connecticut Valley. Julie Dunbar Old Lyme...

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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,...

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Young Forest Habitat Initiative Brings Balance to Lyme Woodland

...are super excited to be a part of it,” said Sue Cope, the environmental director for the Lyme Land Conservation Trust. “It’s such a unique and amazing opportunity.” Uprooting an invasive tree of heaven from regenerating shrubland (Courtesy of Lisa Wahle) The Lyme Land Conservation Trust property was clear-cut last...

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Architect Chosen, CT Audubon Plans Center in Old Lyme

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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...

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Complaints on the Rise, DEEP Offers Guidance on Beavers

...in Old Lyme. Rocherolle, along with his wife Eugenie Rocherolle, watched the water in their backyard rise more than a foot in the last two years. The slightly damp bog that their dog used to run around in is now completely flooded. The plants have begun to rot, and two...

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Letter: Reemsnyder Contacted Two Years Ago on Beaver Problem

To the Editor: Thank you for your article, “As Beavers Flood Properties Old Lyme…”.  I’m grateful that you investigated the issue including meeting with Old Lyme town leadership. Unfortunately, First Selectwoman Bonnie Reemsnyder’s statement, that she only found out about the beaver’s destruction from my letter to the editor, is not...

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