August 27, 2016

FRA to Host Public Meeting Wednesday in Old Lyme on Proposed Rail Route; Submit Questions, Comments in Advance or at Meeting

We have now received an official announcement regarding the public meeting with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in Old Lyme from Old Lyme First Selectwoman Bonnie Reemsnyder.

The meeting will be held next Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lyme-Old Lyme High School auditorium, 69 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT. This meeting will last about 1.5 to 2 hours, and the FRA will give a very short presentation to clarify the process and address misstatements.  Then the FRA representatives will have a roundtable discussion about the NEC Futures Draft EIS with local and state leaders.

The meeting will be open to the public in an effort to allow residents and businesses to hear the discussion.

Senator Richard Blumenthal, along with local selectmen and elected officials, have been invited to the meeting.  Congressman Joe Courtney is able to attend until 5 p.m. and CT Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker will be there for the entire meeting.

The Town of Old Lyme requests that comments and questions be submitted to prior to the meeting so that they may be addressed at the roundtable discussion.  It will also be possible to submit questions at the meeting for discussion by the participants.

Reemsnyder recommends arriving early since the meeting will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m.



”Four Barrel Billy’ Presents Free Concert Tonight at Sound View

Four Barrel Billy will perform at Sound View tonight.

Four Barrel Billy will perform at Sound View tonight.

The next concert  of the 2016 series will be held this evening, Thursday, Aug. 25, and features the ‘Four Barrel Billy’ band. Described as an American Roots Rock n’ Roll band this group offers, “Hot-rod rockabilly, reverb drenched surf, old school 50’s rock ‘n roll, edgy 60’s pop, swing  and honky-tonk”  The sound combines, “fat guitar, thumpin’ upright bass and tight vocal harmonies.”

Stop by Sound View this evening and enjoy this free outdoor concert.  It will take place from 7 through 8.30 p.m., near the flag pole at the end of Hartford Avenue at Sound View Beach.

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair, and settle in for a great evening of sunset music.

Everyone is welcome to attend these family-friendly events.

In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Shoreline Community Center on Hartford Ave.


Public Hearings on Proposed Shoreline East, Metro North Fare Hikes to be Held Sept. 1 in Old Saybrook

Shoreline_East_logoMTA logoThe Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT) is proposing to increase public transit fares for the New Haven Line (Metro North) and Shore Line East rail services.  For example, the proposed one-way fare on Shoreline East from Old Saybrook to New Haven would rise on Dec. 1, 2016, from $6.75 to $7.25.  Similarly, the proposed one-way peak fare on Metro North from New Haven to Grand Central would rise from $22.00 to $23.50 and off-peak from $16.50 to $17.50.

The Department will be holding public hearings to receive comments on the proposed fare changes. Those nearest to Lyme and Old Lyme will be on Thursday,  Sept. 1, at Old Saybrook Town Hall, 302 Main St., Old Saybrook from 4 to 6 p.m. and then later on the same evening from 7 to 9 p.m.

The CT DOT is also planning to increase fares for CTtransit and CTfastrak local and express bus services, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit services with effect from Dec. 4, 2016, and to amend the tariffs for bus services to allow for the implementation of a new account-based smart card fare payment system (effective on or after Dec. 1, 2016).

Some other notable proposed increases include:

Old Saybrook to New Haven, ten-trip: $60.75 to $65.25
Old Saybrook to New Haven, monthly: $142.00 to $152.25
Westbrook to New Haven, one-way: $6.25 to $6.50
Westbrook to New Haven, ten-trip: $56.25 to $58.50
Westbrook to New Haven, monthly: $129.00 to $136.50
New Haven to Grand Central, weekly: $149.50 to $158.50
New Haven to Grand Central, monthly: $467.00 to $495.00

To see the proposed increases for Shoreline East fares, click here.
To see the proposed increases for Metro-North New Haven line fares to and from Grand Central Station, click here.
To see the proposed increases for Metro-North New Haven line fares to and from intermediate stations, click here.
To see the proposed increases for CTtransit and CTfastrak fares, click here.

In the event that you are unable to appear in person, you are encouraged to email comments to the DOT at or through the DOT’s website.

Comments may also be mailed to:
Comment on Fare Changes
Bureau of Public Transportation
2800 Berlin Turnpike
P.O. Box 317546
Newington, CT 06131-7546

The comment period closes Sept. 15, 2016.

In the event you cannot make the public hearing in Old Saybrook and would like to testify in person, see the additional dates and locations below for future public hearings.

Wednesday, Sept. 7: 4 – 7 pm
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St., Hartford

Tuesday, Sept. 13: 11 am – 2 pm
Meriden Town Hall, City Council Chamber, 142 East Main St., Meriden

Tuesday, Sept. 13: 4 – 7 pm
Silas Bronson Library, 267 Grand St., Waterbury

Wednesday, Sept. 14: 4 – 6 pm and 7 – 9 pm
UConn Stamford Campus Auditorium, One University Pl., Stamford

Thursday, Sept. 15: 4 – 6 pm and 7 – 9 pm
New Haven Hall of Records, Room G-2, 200 Orange St., New Haven

State Rep. Devin Carney (R-23rd) also invites readers to raise any questions or comments directly with him at or (800) 842-1423.


Mosquito Spraying to Take Place in Old Lyme’s Beach Area THIS EVENING

mosquito_v2Due to the recent mosquito problem in town, spraying for mosquitoes will be done THIS EVENING, Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Hawks Nest Beach area beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The following areas will be treated:
Finnegan Farm Lane
Haywagon Drive
Dogwood Drive
Manor Estates
Cypress Circle
Salt Meadow Lane
Beechwood Lane
Sandlewood Lane
Robbins Avenue
Prospect Street
Hemlock Circle
Tyler Street
Center Beach Avenue
West End Drive
Clifton Street
Hawk’s Nest Road
Avenue A
Liberty Street In Hawk’s Nest Beach

Keep windows closed during this time and keep all children’s and pet’s toys inside.  Avoid being outside during this time period for approximately 30 minutes.

Signs will be posted by Innovative Mosquito Management at the top and bottom of these streets notifying residents of the ULV fogger spraying to be done by their truck.

For further information, contact Innovative Mosquito Management at 203-245-7015.


Old Lyme Selectmen Announce Public Hearing on Joining Ledge Light Health District, Aug. 29

Ledge_Light-Health_District_logoThe Old Lyme Board of Selectmen has scheduled a public hearing next Monday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 p.m., in the Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School auditorium at 53 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, to receive questions and comments from the public regarding the possibility of the Town of Old Lyme becoming a member of the Ledge Light Health District.


Sales Tax Free Week Continues Through Saturday

It’s August, which means Connecticut’s annual “Tax-Free Week” is here.

The annual sales tax holiday week — during which most individual clothing and footwear items costing less than $100 are exempt from state sales tax — runs from Aug. 21-27.

This is the 16th consecutive year in which the state has held the tax holiday week, which always coincides with back-to-school shopping.

“The tax holiday has become a staple of Connecticut’s back-to-school shopping season,” Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan said in a statement. “Many retailers schedule sales … ”

Click here to read the full article by Cara Rosner, which was published Aug. 16 on — a member of the Independent Media Network LLC (IMN) of which Shoreline Web News LLC, owner of, is also a member.


Final Day to Enjoy the 115th Hamburg Fair


All the fun of the Fair starts Friday.

The 115th Hamburg Fair, sponsored by the Lyme Grange Association, opens Friday at 5 p.m. and runs through Sunday at 4 p.m.  Gates open at 9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

Friday evening’s events and entertainment are headlined by the Braiden Sunshine Band from 9 to 11 p.m. and also include the Eight ‘n’ Up from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The program for the remaining two days is as follows:
Gates Open at 9am
10:30am Pony Pull
11am-1pm Kid’s games
1pm  Mini Horse Pull
1-4pm Nightingale’s Youth Showcase with short sets by youth acts as follows:
1-1:10: Rosy and Annie Rossi
1:15-1:25: Maria Leise
1:30- 1:40: Christopher Gregor
1:45-2:05: Sophia Griswold
2:25-2:45: Greta Stroebel
2:50-3:10: Erik Simon Vuoritie
3:15-3:25: Jacob Graham
3:35-4:00: Drew Cathcart
4:05-4:30: Jake Kulak and the Lowdown

3:30pm: Horse Pull
5:00-6:30pm: Katie Perkins
7:00-8:30pm: The Hoolios
8:00 pm: Horse Pull – Free for all
9:00-11:00pm: Mystic Horns

Gates Open 9am
9am Ox Pull and Powder Puff
12-2:45: iCRV “Best of the Open Mike’s Showcase” featuring:
12-12:25: Tim Longden
12:30-1:00:  Quinn Miller
1:05- 1:35:  Robert C. Fullerton
1:40-2:10:  Woodsmoke
2:15-2:45:  Gracie Day

All Three Days
Northeast Midways Carnival Rides and Midway games
Clowning around with Rick Maciag-Skits, Balloons
Grange Hall Coffee, Grill and Snack Bar, Food Concessions, Pony Rides, Alpacas and Goats
Games for Kids and Exhibits for Farm, Animal, Crafts, Fruits and Vegetables

Llamas are to love ...

Llamas are to love …

It is a long-awaited event for everyone who lives locally, but many families from all over the state have also made this an annual summer tradition.  That old-fashioned feeling lost with so many of the bigger fairs has been carefully maintained in this annual Lyme event.

The fair may be small but it has a great deal to offer. When was the last time you saw a watermelon-eating and seed-spitting contest, or a nail-driving competition? There is a line-up of entertainment that echoes that same theme of old-fashioned, while the big top has new and old favorites alike.

Rides are always a major attraction at the Fair.

Rides are always a major attraction at the Fair.

The Hamburg Fair is the only fair in Connecticut this year to offer a discounted ride bracelet each day of the fair — even on (Friday) opening night.  A bracelet allows the purchaser to take as many rides as he/she wants (or can handle!)  It’s the organizer’s way of making it a little easier on families, so they can come out to enjoy this special fair.  In addition, children 11 and younger are admitted to the fair free.  Adults are $5 – Seniors are only $3.

Park at the First Congregational Church of Lyme or Reynolds Garage and you will be supporting Lyme/Old Lyme Boy Scouts Troop 26 and also the Lyme Church.  Both organizations wish to acknowledge Reynolds Garage for their continuing support through the donation of use of their parking lot for this fundraiser.

For more information, visit the Hamburg Fair website

Click to download the program for the 115th Hamburg Fair


Major Delays Expected Again Next Week on I-95 N From Aug. 29-31

Photo from CT DOT.

Photo from CT DOT.

Starting again next Monday evening, heavy traffic can be anticipated both on I-95 northbound through Old Lyme and along Routes 1 and 156, also northbound through the town, as drivers deal with lane closures in Waterford.

We are publishing details from the press release from CT DOT below to give our readers all the information that we currently have:

In order to perform an Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) operation, where a bridge section is built adjacent to its final location and moved into place quickly once constructed, the Connecticut Department of Transportation will be implementing 34-hour lane closures on I-95 Northbound in Waterford.

Interstate 95 northbound over Oil Mill Road in Waterford will have one lane closed on Monday, Aug. 29, through Aug. 31.

Significant traffic delays are expected and it is recommended that alternate routes are used during the closures.

The ABC process consists of four “slides,” where one half of each of the two bridges will be slid into place to accelerate construction and minimize impacts and inconveniences to the traveling public.

The first slide was installed Aug. 22-24 over a 34-hour period during which the northbound high speed lane was closed.

The second slide will begin next Monday Aug. 29, at 8 p.m. and is also planned to take 34-hours bringing the completion time to Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 6 a.m.  The northbound low speed lane will be closed during this time.

The third and fourth slides are currently scheduled to be performed in October of this year.


Reading Uncertainly? ‘House of Lost Worlds’ by Richard Conniff (of Old Lyme)

House_of_Lost_WorldsFor this month, a local author! Richard Conniff is a science writer, a contributor to The New York Times, and a resident of Old Lyme. He’s also a graduate of Yale University, one reason for his interest in the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, which is now celebrating its first 150 years.

It is the story of a museum and its directors, explorers, paleontologists, ecologists, anthropologists, biologists, ornithologists, primatologists, plus a few reactionaries and, of course, 14 million specimens. It is also the story of large egos listening to “the mute cries of ages impossible to contemplate”(some 50 million years).

He explores five themes: (1) a teaching dream of leaders at the start (George Peabody, the original donor, for whom “education was (his) Rosebud”), (2) the “grandiose personality” of O. C Marsh, its first director, (3) the demolition and movement of the original building in 1905 and its effects, (4) the rise of anthropology and ecology as sciences, and (5) the invitation to go see for yourself.

So how should we pronounce the name: “Pee-body” as Yalies and the donor said it, or “Pee-buh- de” as denizens of Cambridge slur the word?

The egos predominate, highlighting the single-mindedness and secrecy of many collectors.  Hiram Bingham, the sleuth of Machu Picchu, the “lost” Incan city, was one of the most notable. As the author notes, “if paleontologists were as aggressive as brontosauri they would have eaten each other.” In many respects they did: “Maybe academic life merely gives its verbally inclined thinkers the freedom to brood about it for too long, speak it too loudly, and pursue vengeance with wrath-of-God vigor.” They make this history continually exciting and amusing.

The Peabody Museum has expanded into a teaching, research, and study institution, whose practitioners take isolated pieces from the past (human, animal, mineral) to create a logical “story” to help guide us toward the future. But today they face modern visitors, “jaded and smartphone-addled, (who) expect special effects and instantaneous answers almost everywhere.”

In 1866, when the Peabody was created, there was no sign of a “Sixth Extinction” (now forecast by Elizabeth Kolbert), no “climate change,” only 32 million people in these United States (versus 320 million today), and only 1 billion on this earth (now 7.4 billion.)  Can the interest in and funding for museums like the Peabody, their teaching and research, help us alter our behavior for a more favorable future?

Like Alice, I am “curiouser and curiouser,” so I am off to the corner of Whitney Avenue and Sachem Street in New Haven to explore for myself …

Editor’s Note: House of Lost Worlds by Richard Conniff is published by Yale Univ. Press, New Haven 2016.

Felix Kloman_headshot_2005_284x331-150x150About the Author: Felix Kloman is a sailor, rower, husband, father, grandfather, retired management consultant and, above all, a curious reader and writer. He’s explored how we as human beings and organizations respond to ever-present uncertainty in two books, ‘Mumpsimus Revisited’ (2005) and ‘The Fantods of Risk’ (2008). A 20-year resident of Lyme, he now writes book reviews, mostly of non-fiction that explores our minds, our behavior, our politics and our history. But he does throw in a novel here and there. For more than 50 years, he’s put together the 17 syllables that comprise haiku, the traditional Japanese poetry, and now serves as the self-appointed “poet laureate” of Ashlawn Farms Coffee, where he may be seen on Friday mornings. His wife, Ann, is also a writer, but of mystery novels, all of which begin in a bubbling village in midcoast Maine, strangely reminiscent of the town she and her husband visit every summer.


Lyme DTC Invites Readers to ‘Meet the Candidates’ at Gelston House, Sept. 19

Essex First Selectman and Democratic candidate for the 33rd District, Norman Needleman

Essex First Selectman and Democratic candidate for the 33rd District, Norman Needleman

US Senator Joe Courtney

US Senator Joe Courtney

The Democratic Town Committees of Lyme, Haddam and East Haddam are jointly sponsoring a “Meet the Candidates” event with Norm Needleman and Joe Courtney at the Gelston House in East Haddam on Monday, Sept. 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  All are welcome.

Needleman (D) is challenging two-term incumbent Art Linares (R) for the position of 33rd District State Representative. Courtney is running for another term as US Representative for Connecticut’s Second Congressional District, a position he has held since 2007..

Light refreshments will be served.  A cash bar will be available.

A $10 donation is suggested.


LYSB Hosts a “Family Movie on the Beach” Tonight

Screen Shot 2015-08-12 at 8.25.58 AMLymes’ Youth Service Bureau presents Disney’s “Zootopia” (rated PG) tonight on White Sand Beach.  The event is free and all families from Lyme and Old Lyme are welcome.

Pizza and snacks will be for sale from 7 p.m. and the movie starts at 8 p.m.

Bring your own beach chairs or blankets.

Rain will cancel the event.  Check for weather updates from 5 p.m. on the LYSB website, Facebook page or Twitter.


Saturday’s Free Family Fun Day To Honor Old Lyme First Responders Includes Performance by Braiden Sunshine

Old Lyme's own Braiden Sunshine will perform at Free Family Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 20.

Old Lyme’s own Braiden Sunshine will perform at Free Family Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 20.

The Shoreline Church will host a “Free Family Fun Day” on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 12 to 5 p.m. to thank and honor Old Lyme’s first responders in the Old Lyme Fire Department, Old Lyme Police Department and Old Lyme Emergency Medical Services.

The free event is open to the public and will be held on the church grounds at 287 Shore Rd. in Old Lyme. The Family Fun Day will feature food and refreshments, including hamburgers, hot dogs, a soup tent and ice cream, as well as a moon bounce, dunking booth, face painting and balloons.
As part of the afternoon’s events, the National Anthem will be performed at 1 p.m., followed by singer-songwriter and semi-finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” Braiden Sunshine, who will perform at 3 p.m.
In addition, the Family Fun Day event will include “Touch a Fire Truck,” a raffle, prizes and fresh baked goods for sale. Live music will also be featured at the free event.
All proceeds from the Family Fun Day will benefit Old Lyme’s first responders.
Event sponsors at this time include Stop and Shop, Wal-Mart and Otter Cove restaurant in Old Saybrook; Marley’s Café in Essex; Bimbo Bakeries in Niantic; Coca-Cola in Waterford; and A.C Petersen at Hallmark in Old Lyme.
For more information about the “Free Family Fun Day” event, call 860.235.3111, send an email to or visit

Informational Meeting Held on Sound View Nomination to National Register of Historic Places

Sound View, circa 1920.

Sound View, circa 1920.

The National Register of Historic Places nomination of Sound View Historic District informational meeting is scheduled forMonday, Aug. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Shoreline Community Center, 39 Hartford Ave., in Old Lyme. The State Historic Preservation Office has sent letters to all property owners included in the Sound View area inviting them to the meeting. The meeting will describe the process and what the “National Register of Historic Places” designation means. The meeting is open to the public and there will be time for questions.

Listing on the National Register of Historic Places is an honorary designation intended to recognize and celebrate places of historic significance. It provides a method for understanding why specific properties are important and how these historic places contribute to our cultural identity.

While the National Register program is honorary in nature, it is a useful planning tool. This recognition promotes appreciation for and stewardship of historic properties. National Register listed and eligible properties are given substantial consideration in local, state, and federal planning efforts. Listing also provides access to historic preservation funding incentives, such as the Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program.

The Sound View Historic District in Old Lyme is significant as an early 20th century beach resort for the newly established middle-class and for its associations with a diverse immigrant community. As Connecticut’s transportation network improved and recreational opportunities increased for a larger percent of the population, several beachside neighborhoods emerged along our coastline.

These places have distinct historic character and rich community heritage. They are identifiable within Connecticut’s scenic landscape. Development of Sound View began in 1892 and attracted families from Hartford, Springfield, New York, and surrounding areas.

Beginning in January of this year, the Sound View Commission has been working with the State Historic Preservation Office providing information and historical data for the nomination.


US Men’s Eight, with Old Lyme’s Austin Hack as Stroke, Finishes in 4th Place in Rio Olympics

The US Men's Eight in action yesterday morning. A determined Austin Hack is the first rower (the stroke) in the boat facing the camera. Photo courtesy of

The US Men’s Eight in action Monday morning. A determined Austin Hack is the first rower (the stroke) in the boat facing the camera. Photo courtesy of

Austin Hack

Austin Hack

In a commendable performance, the US Men’s Eight — with Old Lyme’s Austin Hack as stroke — finished in fourth place with a time of 5:34:23 in the Rio final Saturday morning.

The gold medal winners were England in 5:29:63 followed by Germany (5:30:96), who took the silver, while The Netherlands won the bronze medal in 5:31:59.

Congratulations, Austin and Team USA!


US Men’s Eight, with Old Lyme’s Austin Hack as Stroke, Rows for Olympic Gold at 10:24am This Morning!

The US Men's Eight in action yesterday morning. A determined Austin Hack is the first rower (the stroke) in the boat facing the camera. Photo courtesy of

The US Men’s Eight in action Monday morning. A determined Austin Hack is the first rower (the stroke) in the boat facing the camera. Photo courtesy of

american_flagAustin Hack, a member of the Lyme-Old Lyme High School Class of 2010, rows as stroke in the US Men’s Eight at 10:24 a.m. in Rio today!  Along with the whole town of Old Lyme and the whole country, we wish Austin and his team the very best of luck!

The Old Lyme Rowing Association (OLRA) is hosting a breakfast reception for Austin Hack’s Rio Olympic final on Saturday, Aug. 13,  from 9 to 11 a.m. in the barn at 325 Grassy Hill Rd. in Lyme. Enjoy this opportunity to watch the race on a big screen TV with friends and family.

All are welcome. Space is limited. A $10 donation to OLRA is suggested.

Contact Jane Montanaro for more information and/or to RSVP at


Blumenthal Discusses Proposed High Speed Rail Route with Community Leaders

Read a report of Friday’s meeting by Kimberly Drelich and published 8/13 on at this link.


Blumenthal to Discuss Proposed High Speed Rail Route with Community Leaders This Morning in Old Lyme Town Hall; Public Welcome to Attend

Senator Richard Blumenthal (File photo)

Senator Richard Blumenthal (File photo)

Old Lyme First Selectwoman Bonnie Reemsnyder issued the following announcement yesterday:
Senator Richard Blumenthal will be meeting in the Old Lyme Town Hall Meeting Hall today, Friday, Aug. 12, at 10:30 a.m. This will be a roundtable discussion with community leaders from area towns, though the public is welcome to attend.

“After recent issues raised by the USDOT’s concept for future rail service in Connecticut and the operation of rail service by Amtrak, Senator Blumenthal will meet with municipal leaders to hear their concerns and ideas for the future of rail service along the shoreline from the Connecticut River to the Rhode Island border. This discussion will help inform Senator Blumenthal on the impact of federal policies on local communities and determine how he may assist the town leaders.”


Suisman Shapiro Named Town Attorney for Old Lyme

Attorney John A. Collins III

Attorney John A. Collins III

The Old Lyme Board of Selectmen has selected Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law in New London, CT, as Town Attorney for a two year term.  Attorney John A. Collins, III,  a 30-year Old Lyme resident, was sworn in on behalf of the firm on Aug. 9.

Suisman Shapiro’s core municipal team – Michael Carey, Eric Callahan and Eileen Duggan –  assisted by other attorneys in the firm as needed, will provide legal advice and counsel to the Town on a variety of matters pertaining to municipal government operations including: review of proposed ordinances and regulations; review and interpretation of local, state and federal laws; review of significant Town contracts; land acquisition; representation in claims against and by the Town; and other matters as directed by the First Selectwoman, Bonnie Reemsnyder.
Attorney James P. Berryman

Attorney James P. Berryman

Suisman Shapiro’s municipal attorneys bring a broad range of experience to the Town of Old Lyme, as they currently serve either as Town Attorney, Land Use Counsel and/or Labor and Employment Counsel for the Towns of Groton and Montville, as well as several other local communities including Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Griswold, Lyme, Norwich, North Stonington, Sprague, Voluntown, Waterford and Windham.

Complementary to the firm’s wide-ranging municipal law experience, the firm’s roster of attorneys includes several Old Lyme residents in addition to Attorney Collins, namely James Berryman, Kristi Kelly and Roger Scully. These Suisman Shapiro attorneys understand the unique features of the community and are committed to its growth and success.


Old Lyme Rowing Association Hosts Breakfast Reception for Hack’s Rio Final, Saturday: All Welcome

The US Men's Eight in action with Austin Hack as stroke. Photo courtesy of

The US Men’s Eight in action with Austin Hack as stroke.
Photo courtesy of

The Old Lyme Rowing Association (OLRA) is hosting a breakfast reception for Austin Hack’s Rio Olympic final on Saturday, Aug. 13,  from 9 to 11 a.m. in the barn at 325 Grassy Hill Rd. in Lyme. Enjoy this opportunity to watch the race on a big screen TV with friends and family.

All are welcome. Space is limited. A $10 donation to OLRA is suggested.

Contact Jane Montanaro for more information and/or to RSVP at


The ‘Red Satin Band’ to Perform Tonight in Sound View

The Red Satin Band will perform at Sound View on Thursday.

The Red Satin Band will perform at Sound View on Thursday.

The Town of Old Lyme and the Sound View Commission are sponsoring family-friendly events at Sound View Beach this summer.

The next event in the 2016 series will be held tonight, Thursday, Aug. 11, starting at 7 p.m. and will feature the Red Satin Band  with vocalist Valerie Rogers playing the best of seven decades of music. 

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a great evening of family music!

For more information, call (860) 434-2871