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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About That Rail Route More Parallel to I-95

...more to love this time around  – particularly for the towns of Old Lyme, East Lyme, New London and Stonington. Perhaps to the east of Stonington, there may be a bit more wiggle room, but if you live in Charlestown, the last thing you want to pin your future on,...

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Focused Leadership: ‘Checking the Right Boxes’

...on completing town projects and initiatives are key challenges to good local government.  Old Lyme’s current town leadership has met those challenges and checked the right boxes. In November of 2021, check the right boxes on your ballot to continue supporting good local government. R. Andrew Nixon Old Lyme, CT...

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Flooding, 7 Dead Beavers, Spark Local Action in Old Lyme

...me has usually been trapping,” Carney said. “They have never provided a solid long-term solution.”  Detwiler and Berggren continue to ask Griswold and the Town of Old Lyme to intervene, but Griswold said there is really nothing else that can be done. “If there is no dam blocking things anymore...

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