Old Lyme DTC: Carter Can’t Have it Both Ways

To the Editor: On October 7, the CT Examiner published a response by Chris Carter, chairman of the Old Lyme Republican Town Committee (RTC), to Dave Rubino’s letter of October 6 regarding the candidacy of Mona Colwell for the Region 18 Board of Education. Mr. Rubino cited Colwell’s history of...

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Insurance Lapse Puts Old Lyme at Risk

...one that could cost the town dearly. Martha Shoemaker is known for her decisiveness and has a track record of strong, effective management. I am voting for Martha as First Selectwoman on November 2. Maria Martinez Old Lyme, CT Martinez is a Democratic candidate for the Old Lyme Zoning Commission...

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Carney Writes in Support of Old Saybrook Republicans

...complete endorsement. In addition to those mentioned, I’m asking voters in Old Saybrook to vote for the entire Fortuna-Giegerich team on November 2nd on Row B. Old Saybrook is a great town – let’s keep it that way. Devin Carney 23rd District State Representative Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook...

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Maintaining Local Zoning Control: Character Matters

...door for future losses of local zoning control. With this as a backdrop, it has never been more important to elect members of the zoning commission in Old Lyme that favor strong regulations that preserve the character of the town. The character of Old Lyme is part rural, part historical,...

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Candidates with Diverse Skills Focused on Academic Excellence

...values and vow to take a thoughtful, transparent approach to district budgeting and financial expenditures. Our candidates for the Board of Education are the best choice for Old Lyme. Vote for the Republican endorsed candidates for the Board of Education on November 2nd. Chris Carter Chairman RTC Old Lyme, CT...

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We Cannot Afford Conspiracy Theorists on the Board of Education

...even if the end result doesn’t mesh with their personal world views. This year, despite the potential cost to our community, the Old Lyme Republican Town Committee has scrapped that norm. Whereas the DTC slate includes three educators, including a candidate with a PhD in education, only one of the...

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Vote for Proven Stewardship

...Griswold as our First Selectman.   His wise and consistent commitment to support the above attributes assures Old Lyme remains a very special and sought   after place to live. I encourage you to vote for Tim Griswold for First Selectman on November 2nd. Maria Corrao Marchant Old Lyme, CT....

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The Measure of Safety for Connecticut’s Public Schools

...Yale New Haven Health System at a July press conference.  “We have the same types of protocols as last year,” said Patty Cournoyer, the health teacher at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School. For Lyme-Old Lyme, that means masks, some outdoor classes and lunch times, one-way traffic in the hallways and using...

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$400,000 Purchase of Open Space Heads Toward a Vote in Old Lyme

OLD LYME — The Open Space Commission has signed a contract for $400,000 to purchase a 35-acre lot on Whippoorwill Road adjacent to the town’s 195-acre Ames Open Space property. In a phone call with CT Examiner, Open Space Co-Chair Amanda Blair said that the commission had approached the owner...

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Turmoil at Groton Utilities as Leadership Goes Missing

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GROTON – The head of city-owned Groton Utilities, which serves thousands of customers in southeastern Connecticut, has been placed on indefinite administrative leave pending an investigation, according to sources at the utility with direct knowledge of the matter. Ronald Gaudet, an Old Lyme resident and former Navy officer, Pfizer engineer...

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On the Matter of Equity and East Lyme

...that paid for this study — brought any more of value to Old Lyme’s plans for local development. I would only say that consulting is such a cottage industry in Connecticut, that I am somewhat taken aback that East Lyme schools would reach across the border for help. And if...

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Nonprofit Hopes to Raise $30,000 for Racial Justice Murals in 4 Towns

...Murals” to tell previously overlooked stories from the four cities.  In Norwich, for example, the mural will feature David Ruggles, an abolitionist born in Norwich who helped hundreds of people, including Frederick Douglass, escape slavery via the Underground Railroad. Old Lyme’s mural, which will be painted in Old Lyme Middle...

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Jazz Pianist Larry Fuller to Play The Side Door on Saturday

Jazz pianist Larry Fuller, who plays at The Side Door in Old Lyme on Saturday, chose Stevie Wonder’s 1985 hit song “Overjoyed” — the story of an as-yet unrequited love — as the title song for his new album, which offers of mix of Wonder, Wes Montgomery, George Gershwin, Oscar...

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