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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Old Lyme VFW Honored for “Vets in Need” Program

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...has carried that lesson through his life. As Post Commander for the Veterans of Foreign War Post 1467 in Old Lyme, he helped begin the Vets In Need Program with the aid fellow veterans and an anonymous donor in 2010 during his first tour as Post Commander. With the first...

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Editorial: New London’s Seat at the Table

...this would be accomplished before the end of the current legislative session on June 5. The Connecticut Examiner is based in Old Lyme, but in our coverage and editorials, we will not play favorites among the towns of southeast Connecticut. So, we ask, does it make any sense that the...

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Whalebone Cove – Part II

...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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Old Lyme Police Prepare for Summer

...State Trooper assigned to Old Lyme. “There were a lot of arrests on the beach this past year,” said State Trooper and acting Chief of Police of Old Lyme, Greg Hunter. “I stay down at the beach to make people think about it, even an empty police car helps.” According...

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Principal of Mile Creek School Named

Kelly Enoch, an Old Lyme resident, will take the place of Dr. Patricia Downes as principal of Mile Creek School on July 1. “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...

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Old Lyme Budget Approved and Explained

...Old Lyme versus how many moved into Lyme, so our share or percentage of that Region 18 budget went up,” he said. Future expenses Upcoming financial considerations for Old Lyme were $1,250,000 for repayment of the library project, a portion of the total $1.75 million voters approved in July 2018....

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Whale Bone Cove: Complete

...he went off, rented a house for the winter in Old Lyme to see what it was like and invited us to come visit. We didn’t want to go. He invited us for Boxing Day, and the last thing we wanted was to leave a house we liked, and were...

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Editorial: And They’re Off!

...a goal of 2/3 local coverage and 1/3 regional coverage. At the time of our launch, we will be the only newspaper in the region that will offer ‘hard’ news coverage on daily basis for Lyme and Old Lyme, but we will write our stories as much as possible to...

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iCRV Schedule Highlights

...11:30 A.M., Ken Kitchings talks jazz as world renowned artists perform every weekend at The Side Door in Old Lyme. 6:00 p.m., Jeff Cohen anchors CRaVe Sports Talk to review regional sports and the major sports headlines with a local take…and a lot of fun. Thursday 9:00 a.m., Library Chat...

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Editorial: A Big Question in Old Lyme

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...part directed toward urban, poor and disadvantaged districts, to relatively (though hardly uniformly) well-to-do and rural Lyme-Old Lyme. In meetings with the board of Hope Partnership last year, I learned that the affordable housing proposed near Exit 70 in Old Lyme was not aimed at the semi-transient families moving between...

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Michael Passero is… On the Record

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...was promised a seat on the Connecticut Port Authority, but if he gets the seat, he will only be able to vote on issues affecting New London, despite the fact that towns like Old Lyme have a seat and a vote on every issue. “You always have to eat a...

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Lyme-Old Lyme Becomes First Rural School District to Offer Universal Pre-K

OLD LYME — With the start of the 2019-2020 school year, Center School will offer five pre-kindergarten classes, enough to accommodate interested parents with pre-kindergarten age children in Lyme-Old Lyme as well as additional out-of-district students. The new program is expected to cost district taxpayers $180,000 in renovations and $208,000...

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Whalebone Cove

...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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Lessons from Yale’s James C. Scott

...top-down planning often does great harm to communities, and frequently fails, because it fails to account for local and vernacular knowledge. What is the thread that ties together my academic work, my opposition to high-speed rail planning, my critique of plans for a housing project in Old Lyme, and our...

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Lyme Academy of Fine Arts Contemplates Closure After Summer

...website for Lyme, the UNH Board of Governors “indicated that within four or five years of finalizing the affiliation agreement with Lyme that the revenue generated through the programs offered at Lyme would need to reach a level that would cover the cost of operating the campus. Although the campus...

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The 2019 Tour de Lyme

...arrive for the seventh annual Tour de Lyme. Riders and Volunteers (Credit: CT Examiner/Werth) “We offer something for everybody,” with five road rides and two mountain bike rides ranging in distance from 59 miles to 8, said Kristina White, the race organizer and executive director of the Lyme Land Conservation...

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Old Lyme Budget Passes and 2019 Citizen of the Year Announced

CT Examiner senior reporter Cate Hewitt reports from the Annual Town Budget Meeting in Old Lyme, that Old Lyme’s budget passed unanimously. In addition, the vote to acquire the McCulloch Preserve for open space was also unanimous in favor. Robert Doyen, was named Old Lyme Citizen of the Year...

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