Democrats Endorse Shoemaker, Lampos to Lead Old Lyme Ticket

OLD LYME — In a surprising move, the Old Lyme Democratic Town Committee endorsed Martha Shoemaker, who was elected to the Regional Board of Education in Nov. 2017, to challenge incumbent Republican Timothy Griswold in this November’s election. Incumbent Selectman Mary Jo Nosal, who some expected to run for first...

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Ownership of Tantummaheag Landing in Question, Public Access Offered

...continuously to every owner of the property, including to us.” Frampton said the public documents were cited from Hartford, Lyme and Old Lyme, and referenced historical archives.  “There’s quite a lot of historical information that goes along with this but the important part is the title,” he said.  Frampton emphasized...

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Reemsnyder Asks Town to Assume Ownership of Hope Parcels

...by Old Lyme Affordable Housing. Loretta McCluskey, operations manager for Hope, said Friday that the original ground leases that were put in place by Old Lyme Affordable Housing specify that any taxes received by Hope will be passed on to the homeowners, unless the taxes are abated or otherwise paid....

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Sidewalk Plans Come Full Circle on Ferry Road

OLD LYME — After considering an alternative on the south side of Ferry Road that would have saved a few trees, the Ferry Road Sidewalk Committee came to a consensus Thursday that the best location for the replacement of the buckling sidewalks was on the north side of the road...

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On Arguments Against Exploring the Idea of Systemic Racism

...predominantly white audiences within predominantly white communities arguing that systemic racism does not exist, and that to even explore and objectively examine the issue is, in itself, a threat, bad, wrong or — and this is the richest hypocrisy of all — racist. Richard W. Stout III Old Lyme, CT...

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One Possible Solution to Free Speech in Social Media

...accommodation. This concept – related to common carrier law – applies to companies that hold themselves out to be public but do not “carry” freight, passengers or communications. In many ways, digital platforms that hold themselves out to the public resemble traditional common carriers. Though digital instead of physical, they...

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High Bids Stymie Progress on Installing Sewers in Old Lyme

...Old Lyme to East Lyme’s sewer main, and the “trunk” set of pipes carrying effluent from the beach associations to the pump house. The total cost of the sewer installation will be shared among the town of Old Lyme’s Sound View Beach, the Miami Beach Association, Old Lyme Shores Beach...

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Wave of Teaching Hires Challenges Connecticut’s Job Market

Madison is hiring two new teachers for the fall. East Lyme needs two kindergarten teachers, two second grade teachers, a social worker and six paraeducators. Stonington plans to hire at least 20 teachers, tutors and interventionists. Region 4 and Guilford are hiring permanent substitutes. Old Saybrook is hiring temporary therapists,...

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Long River Local Approved by Old Lyme Zoning

OLD LYME — A new retail food shop slated for the little yellow house at 96 Halls Road received approval from the Zoning Commission on Monday night for a special exception change of use from retail to food service. Long River Local will feature coffee, prepared foods, sandwiches, baked goods...

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