October 19, 2018

Lyme-Old Lyme High School Hosts Open House for Prospective Students, Today

Lyme-Old Lyme High School hosts an ‘Open House for Prospective Students ,’ Friday, Oct. 19.

This coming Friday, Oct. 19, Lyme-Old Lyme High School (LOLHS) welcomes prospective students who do not currently attend a Lyme-Old Lyme School and/or their parents to visit the high school during its Fall Open House for Prospective Students. 

In order to offer a customized experience for each prospective student and/or their parents, interviews are being offered throughout the day to accommodate varying schedules.  Each meeting with a school counselor will be preceded by a student-led tour of the high school. This format is intended to allow all attendees an opportunity to gain a general overview of the school and interact with current students, as well as to obtain answers to individual questions and information on curriculum, student opportunities and more.

In terms of the type of students and/or families the District is aiming to attract, Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Superintendent Ian Neviaser explains, “This event is offered for students in a variety of situations such as students whose families are looking to move to the area, students who reside here but attend private, parochial, or magnet schools, and tuition-paying students who live in other towns.”

Last year, LOLHS was named to the College Board’s US and Canada AP® District Honor Roll and consistently places in the top 10 percent in Connecticut SAT and SBAC scores.  Year after year, LOLHS graduates are accepted into a wide range of diverse and highly selective schools across the US and in some cases, internationally. The Lyme-Old Lyme School system has become a pipeline to the Ivy League schools and the “Little-Ivies” including such schools as Duke, MIT and Stanford.

Students hard at work in a Chinese class at Lyme-Old Lyme High School, where it is a popular elective subject.

Facilities at the high school are exceptional with state-of-the-art technology implemented throughout the building thanks to a $49 million renovation project completed in 2014. The math, science, language, and technology and engineering areas along with the art, music, drama and athletic facilities are of a quality and sophistication that resembles a college environment, rather than a high school.   

Current enrollment at LOLHS is 472 students across Grades 9 through 12 and the average class size is between 15 and 18. The school offers a full spectrum of core subjects taught in-house, including 17 Advanced Placement subjects, and also an extensive range of online classes taken through the Virtual High School program. Students also have the option to pursue the acclaimed Techno-Ticks robotics program along with more than 35 other extra-curricular clubs. 

The Lyme-Old Lyme High School Band has an exceptional reputation..

Lyme-Old Lyme High School enjoys exceptionally strong music, drama and art programs, which have been recognized with numerous awards both at the state level and nationally. The school’s athletic program has similarly received innumerable honors over the years and is proud to have several past, present and future Olympians among its alumni.

If you would like to attend this informative event, call Glynis Houde at 860-434-2255 to schedule your appointment. For further information, contact Tracy Lenz, Director of Guidance, at 860-434-2255 or lenzt@region18.org or James Wygonik, Principal, at 860-434-1651 or wygonikj@region18.org.

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SECWAC Hosts Talk in Old Lyme on ‘Battle for the Global Internet,’ Oct. 24

Robert Morgus will speak on ‘The Battle for the Global Internet,’ Oct. 24.

The Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) hosts Robert Morgus, who is Sr. Policy Analyst with the non-partisan think tank New America and will speak on ‘The Battle for the Global Internet,’ at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Old Lyme Country Club, 40 McCurdy Rd., Old Lyme.

As recently as 2014, the Internet appeared to have reached an “End of History,” as one set of ideas seemed to have prevailed in defining the World Wide Web: one that favored freedom and openness and incorporated all stakeholders in decision making.

But today, two ideological poles of defining the internet have emerged: on one end of the spectrum, a model that keeps tight control over information and emphasizes the sovereignty of states; on the other, a free, open, and global internet.

In his SECWAC presentation on Oct. 24, Morgus will explore how this fracture happened, why it matters, and where things might go from here.  He is a Sr. Policy Analyst and Deputy Director with the non-partisan think tank New America in Washington, where he leads the institution’s work on international cybersecurity policy.

His research has been published and recognized by the New York Times, Slate, the Council on Foreign Relations, peer-reviewed academic journals, and numerous other national and international media outlets.  He currently serves as a member of the Research Advisory Network for the Global Commission on Internet Governance, the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, and the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyber Space, and has served as an expert advisor for the World Economic Forum.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Diplomacy and World Affairs, with honors, from Occidental College, has a background in international security, and is conversant in three languages.

A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the main event beginning at 6 p.m. The presentation is a part of the SECWAC 2018-2019 Speaker Series. For non-members, tickets ($20) may be purchased at the door; ticket cost can subsequently be applied towards a SECWAC membership. Attendance is free for SECWAC members (and their guests). Membership September 2018 through June 2019 is $75; $25 for young professionals under 35; free for area college and high school students.

Immediately following the presentation, SECWAC meeting attendees have the option for $35 to attend a dinner with the speaker at the Old Lyme Country Club. Reservations are required by Friday, Oct. 19, at 860-912-5718.

SECWAC is a regional, nonprofit, membership organization affiliated with the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA). The organization dates back to 1999, and has continued to arrange eight to 10 Speaker Series meetings annually, between September and June. The meetings range in foreign affairs topics, and are hosted at venues along the I-95 corridor, welcoming members and guests from Stonington to Old Saybrook, and beyond.

SECWAC’s mission is “to foster an understanding of issues of foreign policy and international affairs through study, debate, and educational programming.” It provides a forum for nonpartisan, non-advocacy dialogue between members and speakers, who can be U.S. policy makers, educators, authors, and other experts on foreign relations. Learn more at http://secwac.org.

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The Country School Hosts ‘Open House,’ Oct. 28; Prospective Students Welcome

The Country School is holding an Open House on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Students interested in attending the school and their families are invited to visit and meet engaged students and dynamic teachers. Hear about the school’s rigorous academic program and commitment to honoring the creativity of childhood.

Learn about their signature programs – STEAM, Elmore Leadership, Outdoor Education, and Public Speaking – and extensive offerings in the arts and athletics. Tour the school’s transformed 23-acre campus. Hear how their alumni are thriving at top high schools and colleges across the country.

Founded in 1955 and located at 341 Opening Hill Rd., Madison, CT 06443, The Country School is a coeducational, independent day school serving students in PreSchool through Grade 8.

To learn more and register for the Open House, visit https://www.thecountryschool.org/admission/open-house.

For information about the school’s $10,000 60th Anniversary Merit Scholarship opportunity for students entering Grades 4-8, visit http://www.thecountryschool.org/scholarship.

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Free Flu Shots for Lyme/Old Lyme Adults at Today’s Drive-Thru/Walk-Up Clinic in New London, 12-2pm

No time to get a flu shot? Drive up with ease and roll up that sleeve!

Ledge Light Health District will host their 7th annual Drive-Thru to Beat the Flu clinic in the parking lot of New London High School located at 490 Jefferson Avenue in New London on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 12 to 2 p.m. while supplies last. It will be a combination drive-thru and walk up clinic.

Flu shots will be available for adults 18 years and older at no cost who live in Lyme and Old Lyme, as well as East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, New London, Stonington, North Stonington, and Waterford,

The Drive-Thru to Beat the Flu is a full-scale exercise that allows Ledge Light Health District staff, Medical Reserve Corps and partners to practice mass dispensing plans. This year’s clinic is a regional exercise spearheaded by Ledge Light Health District in which four hospitals, five health districts, UCFS (Community Health), American Ambulance, Disaster Behavioral Health Network and other partners will work together using a scenario of the bird flu to provide vaccinations quickly and safely.

The New London Emergency Management, New London Police, and New London High School have been working behind the scenes with Ledge Light Health District planning this exercise for several months

A flu consent form is required from each participant. Forms can be downloaded from www.llhd.org or obtained at the Drive-Thru.

It is recommended that people wear a tank top, short sleeve shirt or loose-fitting clothes for easy access to the upper arm.

For further information or to raise any questions, call 860-448-4882.

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Eastern CT Ballet Casts a Spell with “Ballet Spooktacular” Today at ‘the Kate’


The presenters of “Ballet Spooktacular” have a warning for those who plan to attend the Halloween-themed celebration this fall – buy tickets early before they vanish into thin air!

Eastern Connecticut Ballet (ECB) presents four performances of this popular and family-friendly annual performance on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14. The curtain rises at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (the Kate) in Old Saybrook at 1 and 4 p.m. each day.

“Spooktacular,” will conjure up a spellbinding mix of ballet, music, and special effects. Dancing skeletons that glow in the dark, a malfunctioning magic wand, ghostly visions in veils and other sights will captivate young audiences.

Children — and parents too — show off their creative spirit by wearing costumes to the event. After the show, the audience gets into the action by parading onstage, trick-or-treating throughout the decorated theater, and posing for photographs with the dancers.

This year’s program features several short works choreographed by Artistic Director Gloria Govrin and Associate Director Krystin Dixon. Selections include “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” the tale of a little boy who gets in over his head when pretending to be a sorcerer. The score was made popular by a classic scene in Fantasia, Walt Disney’s animated film classic.

“Dancing Bones” features dancers as colorful, glow-in-the-dark skeletons, but the illusion is more fun than frightening.  Inspired by the music of Camille Saint-Saëns, the hauntingly beautiful “Halloween Waltz” displays the talents of ECB dancers.

Last year’s “Spooktacular” was a sell-out and tickets are likely to perform a disappearing act once again. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.thekate.org or call the Kate Box Office at 860-510-0453.

Founded in East Lyme in 1992, the nonprofit Eastern Connecticut Ballet is one of the state’s premiere schools for dance. The ECB offers an annual performance of “The Nutcracker,” (December 8-9, 2018) at the Garde Arts Center in New London and other events year-round.

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D’Agostino Explores, ‘Ghosts Among Us: New England’s Most Haunted,’ This Afternoon at Lyme Library

Paranormal investigator and author Tom d’Agostino.

Step into the world of the paranormal with Thomas D’Agostino from 2 to 4 p.m. this afternoon at Lyme Public Library, when he presents, ‘Ghosts Among Us: New England’s Most Haunted.’

D’Agostino is an educator and author of 12 published books on the ghosts and legends of New England.  He has been a paranormal researcher/investigator for 35 years with over 1,200 investigations. His works have prompted several PBS series, documentaries, television and radio shows.

Come share in the stories of the New England Vampire!

Call 860-434-2272 or email programreg@lymepl.org to register.

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Letter to the Editor: Pugliese is Proven Consensus Builder, Problem Solver

To the Editor:

I would like to encourage the residents of Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and Westbrook to vote for Matt Pugliese for state representative for District 23.

Matt is a proven consensus builder and problem solver who will work hard to fight for the values that are important to our communities.

He’s got all the right priorities:  Improving our economy.  Strengthening public education.  Investing in job training and higher education.  Supporting common-sense gun safety.  And supporting women and families with affordable health care and equal pay.

Matt’s been unanimously endorsed by all four communities’ Democratic town committees, as well as Run for Something, the Connecticut chapter of the National Organization of Women, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut and Moms Demand Action.  He’s a leader and a listener who shares our values, believes in building consensus and getting the job done.

Sincerely,

John Kiker,
Lyme.

Editor’s Note: The author is a selectman of the Town of Lyme and chairman of the Lyme Democratic Town Committee.

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Letter to the Editor: Ziobron Confirms her Commitment to ‘Bipartisan Good Faith,’ Explains Her Reasons for Running

To the Editor:

As a moderate, I‘ve been open in my belief in working in a bipartisan good faith. It has been a cornerstone of my philosophy of public service. This was evident in May of 2018, when State Representatives from both sides of aisle spoke, unsolicited, of their experiences working with me in the State House. These comments were public and broadcast on CT-N.   I used those clips in a $375 video to answer the Needleman campaign’s recent spate of vitriolic attacks, soon to be disseminated in a $86,000 TV ad buy.  This is something my opponent can do because, unlike me, he is unrestricted by the rules of our Citizen’s Elections Program.

While out meeting voters in Colchester, a woman’s comment pulled me up short: why was I running at a time of such partisan divide?  My  reaction caught me off guard as much as the question.  I felt tears suddenly welling up and had to take a moment to compose myself.  I wanted to answer with sincerity.  I spoke to her of my passion for our community.  Of my earnest desire to protect our beautiful vistas and natural resources.  My appreciation for the volunteers that make our towns run and how I love our home state.

I can’t ignore how this question touches a recent fault line: in letters to local papers some have expressed upset that I used a personal photo in a campaign mailer that happened to include prominent local Democrats. The photo wasn’t captioned, it was standard campaign material: a picture taken during my tenure as President of Friends of Gillette Castle State Park in 2011 with a newly appointed State official.  It’s regrettable to me how some remain committed to fanatical partisan division at a time when we need to work together.

Sincerely,

Melissa Ziobron,
East Haddam.

Editor’s Note: The author is currently the State Representative for the 34th District and is now the endorsed Republican candidate for the State Senate for the 33rd District.
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Letter to the Editor: Needleman Thinks, Acts Independently; Works in a Bipartisan Manner

To the Editor:

The time has come where we all need to get out and vote and try and pick representatives who will lead us out of the partisanship that is causing so much negativity and lack of progress in our governments; local, state and national.

If you saw 60 Minutes on Sunday, September 30th you saw Jeff Flake, a Republican Senator from Arizona and seemingly a reasonable and thoughtful person, admit that if he was running for Senator again, he would have not have reached out to Chris Coons, Democratic Senator from Delaware, to put some sense in the discussions over the allegations of sexual misconduct of Judge Kavanaugh. He stated that there is no longer any reward in politics for acting on personal beliefs and values if those beliefs and values do not fall in line with the political party with which you are affiliated. How sad. While this is a well publicized national issue, the same type of partisan behavior is happening much more quietly on local and state levels. I personally want to respect the person for whom I vote and want to believe that that person will do what he or she thinks is right, not what is being driven through the political party. And accept it that the chosen leader may not always support issues the way I would, but that leaders have a bigger and broader view than I could possibly have for what is good for the state or the nation.

It is for that reason I support Norm Needleman for Senator in the 33rd district. He is a man who follows his own mind and has proven in Essex his willingness to extend past party lines and attempt to do the right thing.

Getting out to vote this election is very important. Find out what you can about candidates, and vote for those who you think are most likely to help solve our local, state and national problems by working with the people and other leaders from all parties. I believe Norm is that person for 33rd district Senator.

Sincerely,

Robert Ward,
Essex.

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Dispose of Unused/Expired Medications at Old Lyme’s ‘Drug Take Back Day,’ Oct. 27

Since the first Lyme-Old Lyme Drug Take Back event in 2011, citizens have returned more than 500 pounds of medications to prevent misuse.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lyme Street Fire House, 69 Lyme St., Old Lyme, Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau (LYSB) and the Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Prevention Coalition will give residents another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

This event is free and anonymous — no questions asked.

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinets.

This event is co-sponsored by LYSB, LOL Prevention Coalition, Old Lyme Police Department, Troop F State Police, and Old Lyme Fire Department.

For more information about the Drug Take Back event or the LOL Prevention Coalition, contact LYSB at 860-434-7208 or visit www.lysb.org

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Lyme-Old Lyme HS Volleyball Team Hosts Fundraising ‘Superman Night’ Tonight to Honor Player’s Late Father

LOLHS Varsity volleyball team members Leah Fouquette (right) and Katelyn Wells model the Superman shirts, which will be on sale tomorrow evening at the Volleyball fundraiser in memory of Leah’s late father.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 10, the Lyme-Old Lyme High School (LOLHS) Girls’ Volleyball team will host a fundraiser to honor the memory of Joe Fouquette, who passed away this summer after a long battle with thyroid cancer. Mr. Fouquette’s daughter Leah is a varsity player for the volleyball team, so the players want to support her and her family in any way they can.

The whole volleyball team and their coach Ms. Beth Schreindorfer (second from left) will be participating in tomorrow evening’s fundraiser.

Every year, the volleyball team holds a fundraiser where all the proceeds go towards a designated cause. Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, usually the money raised goes to support breast cancer research. But for the past few years, the team has dedicated the night to causes that are a little more personal for them. Junior Katelyn Wells lost her mother during the summer of 2017, and the team hosted Pass the Love last season to remember Katelyn’s mom, Kathy Wells.

Pass the Love meant a lot to me and my family,” says Katelyn. “Losing a parent at our age is incredibly hard. But with the support that Leah and I have had, it’s been a lot easier, and we’ve been able to be strong. We are so grateful for the coaches and the team, and for everyone who donates.”

This Wednesday, everyone is welcome to attend Superman Night, so named in recognition of Joe Fouquette’s nickname. The Junior Varsity game starts at 4 p.m. and the Varsity game will start around 5 p.m. in the LOLHS gym.

The volleyball team have been working hard to publicize their fundraising event.

There will be pizza and baked goods available for purchase during the game as well as Superman shirts to honor Mr. Fouquette’s legacy. All of the proceeds will benefit a college fund for Leah.

“We would really appreciate it if a lot of people came out and showed their support on Superman Night,” says senior volleyball captain Jocelyn Campbell. “We hope that Leah and her family realize how much love and support they have and how much we care.”

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Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Consider Pre-K Program Expansion, Offer Parent Survey to Facilitate Program Planning

Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Schools are considering an expansion of their current Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) program to allow all age-eligible students in the towns of Lyme and Old Lyme to attend.  In an effort to prepare all students for Kindergarten, their tentative plan is to expand the current Pre-K offerings to all students in Lyme and Old Lyme and establish a universal Pre-K program based on Connecticut’s Early Learning and Developmental Standards. 

Lyme-Old Lyme Schools also hope to entice non-residents to move to the district, or enroll their students on a tuition basis, to enjoy this added benefit.  This tentative plan would begin in the 2019-2020 school year. 

To assist in the planning process, LOL Schools are seeking reader’s input.  If you have a child that will be three- or four-years-old by Sept. 1, 2019, and are interested in your child being considered for this program, you are invited to complete this survey before Nov. 15, 2018.  Survey results will be used in both the Pre-K planning process, and to secure spots in this exciting new program.  

For more information, contact Ian Neviaser, Superintendent of Lyme-Old Lyme Schools, at neviaseri@region18.org or 860-434-7238.

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Wildcat Soccer Girls March On With 2-0 Win Over Holy Cross

Mya Johnson scored both goals for Old Lyme in Friday’s game against Holy Cross.

Yesterday afternoon, the Lyme-Old Lyme High School soccer girls continued their successful season with a 2-0 victory over Holy Cross.

Mya Johnson scored both goals, one assisted by Kaylee Armenia. Sam Gray was in goal for Old Lyme and made four saves. In  was Tori Schaffner was in goal for Holy Cross and notched six saves.

Old Lyme is now 5-3-1 overall and 3-2-1 in the Shoreline Conference.

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Notre Dame Club of SE CT Hosts Wine Tasting Fundraiser This Evening at Lyme Art Association

The Notre Dame Club of Southeastern CT will be hosting a wine tasting at the Lyme Art Association (LAA) on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 5:30 p.m.  The LAA is located at 90 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371 (across from the Old Lyme Inn off of exit 70, I-95 South).

The wines being offered are from Trinitas Cellars: a Napa California vintner that is an official licensee of the University of Notre Dame.

Admission is $20 per adult and includes a $15 credit toward the purchase of wines from the vintner.  There is also a couple’s rate of $30, with a couple’s credit of $20 available to purchase wines.  Fifteen percent of the total value of wine sales at the tasting will go to the Gemma Moran Food Center which serves the needy throughout New London County.

Attendees can review the art exhibits in the newly-renovated art space prior to and following the wine tasting.  Non-alcoholic beverages and heavy appetizers will be served during the event.  Tickets must be purchased in advance, and space is limited.

For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact Jay Berryman at (860) 912-3246 or send a check made out to “The Notre Dame Club of SECT” to him at 20 Wychwood Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371.

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Benn to Present His New Novel, ‘Solemn Graves,’ at Lyme Public Library This Evening

James Benn

Local author James Benn will speak about his new novel, Solemn Graves, at Lyme Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m.  The title is the 13th novel in the Billy Boyle WWII Mystery Series. 

Publishers Weekly gave Solemn Graves a starred review and said, “Benn has never been better at integrating a whodunit plot line with a realistic depiction of life on or near the battlefield.”

This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Lyme Public Library and is open to the public.  Copies of Solemn Graves will be available for purchase at the program.

For more information or to register, call the library at 860-434-2272 or email programreg@lymepl.org.

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Marathon Walk to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research is Saturday

Members of Team Brodeur at the marathon finish line last year. Photo by Shawn Stiles.

The Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation is registering walkers for its 13th annual Walk Across Southeastern Connecticut on Oct. 6. The fundraiser includes a full marathon, a half marathon and a quarter marathon.

Walkers are required to raise a specific amount of money to participate — $200 for the 6.55-mile quarter marathon, $250 for the 13.1-mile half marathon, and $500 for the full 26.2 mile walk. Students age 12-22 and cancer survivors must raise $100. The foundation provides a platform that is easily shared on social media for walkers to solicit donations. Participants are also encouraged to form teams and train and raise money together.

The full marathon starts at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Saybrook Point in Old Saybrook. Walkers are escorted along the way and there are pit stops for hydration, snacks and bathroom breaks. Medical personnel also patrol the route. The half marathon starts at 10:30 a.m. at 8 Capitol Dr., East Lyme, and the quarter marathon begins at 1:30 p.m. at Niantic Baptist Church on Main St., Niantic. The walk concludes at Camp Harkness in Waterford where there will be snacks and beverages and a brief closing ceremony.

During the past 12 years, hundreds of walkers have participated in the annual event, which is held on the first Saturday of October, raising more than $4 million. One hundred percent of those funds have gone directly to research for breast cancer.

The organization was founded in memory of Terri Brodeur of Old Saybrook who died from breast cancer in 2005, leaving behind three young children. Norma Logan and Sandy Maniscalco established the non-profit in 2006 as a way to honor their friend and raise money to go directly to research. Walkers raise research dollars. Administrative costs are sponsor-supported or provided by volunteers. Logan died of breast cancer in 2006. Maniscalco carries on the legacy of both women.

For more information to volunteer or to sign up for the walk, visit www.tbbcf.org, call (860) 437-1400, or email info@tbbcf.org

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Send Us Your Questions for the Candidates, Deadline is Today!

We will be be sending questionnaires this week to the local candidates running for state office in the election due to be held Tuesday, Nov. 6.  We plan to publish their responses on Monday, Oct. 29.  We invite readers to submit possible questions for the candidates to editor@LymeLine.com by Tuesday, Oct. 2.

The candidates to whom we will be emailing questionnaires are:

STATE SENATE DISTRICT 33
This District includes Lyme, but not Old Lyme.  There is no incumbent since the current state senator for the district, Art Linares, is not running again.

Candidates:
Norm Needleman-Democrat
Needleman is currently first selectman of Essex.

Melissa Ziobron – Republican
Ziobron is currently state representative for the 34th State Assembly District (Colchester, East Haddam, and East Hampton)

STATE SENATE DISTRICT 20
This District includes Old Lyme, but not Lyme.

Candidates:
Paul Formica – Republican (incumbent seeking his third term)

Martha Marx – Democrat

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 23
This District includes Lyme and Old Lyme.

Candidates:
Devin Carney – Republican (incumbent seeking his third term)

Matt Pugliese – Democrat

We look forward to publishing reader’s Letters to the Editor.  We have a strict 350-word limit for these letters and will enforce a two-week break between letters submitted by the same author. The final day that we will publish letters will be Sunday, Nov. 4: we will only publish new letters on Nov. 5 if they are in response to a letter published on Nov. 4.

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HS Soccer: Old Lyme Girls Crush Westbrook 6-0

Britney DeRoehn displays some deft footwork during today’s game.  All photos by by Jennifer Alexander.

Old Lyme blanked Westbrook 6-0 today at Westbrook High School. Kaylee Armenia scored one goal and had an assist.

Kaylee Armenia put the ball in the net against Westbrook HS this afternoon.

Both Britney DeRoehn and Melissa Mauro scored two goals each while Mya Johnson notched one goal and three assists.

Britney DeRoehn scored two goals against Westbrook this afternoon.

Danielle McCarthy also contributed an assist.

Danielle McCarthy displayed her agility during the game.

In goal for Old Lyme were Sam Gray and Grace Coverdale, neither of whom had to make any saves.

Mya Johnson not only scored a goal for Old Lyme but also contributed three assists.

Old Lyme is now 3-3-1 overall and 2-2-1 in the Shoreline Conference

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Debate in Westbrook Tonight Features State Senate, State Rep. Candidates for Lyme, Old Lyme

The Westbrook Council of Beaches is hosting a candidates’ forum this evening for state Senate District 33 and state Assembly districts 23 and 35. State Senate District 33 includes Lyme and state Assembly district 23 includes Old Lyme.

The forum will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Westbrook’s Mulvey Municipal Center at 866 Boston Post Road, Westbrook.

  • The 33rd Senate District debate features state Rep. Melissa H. Ziobron, (R-34th) and Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman, (D). Incumbent state Sen. Art Linares is not seeking re-election in the 33rd Senate District. He was unsuccessful in his attempt to be nominated as the Republican candidate for state treasurer.
  • The 23rd Assembly District debate features incumbent state Rep. Devin Carney, who is running for a third term, and challenger Matt Pugliese (D).

For more information on the forum, read this article by Becky Coffey and published Sept. 25 on Zip06.com .

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Legal News You Can Use: Prepare for Autumn Driving Hazards

Photo by Val Vesa on Unsplash

Sponsored Content by Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law. Driving around to see the beautiful fall foliage is a welcome activity for many people. If you are planning on heading out to do this, you must ensure that you are prepared for driving in this season.

You might not think of autumn as a season with specific hazards. Here are a few to remember as you head out the door:

  • The glaring sun can make it difficult to see, so choose polarized sunglasses as part of your driving gear
  • Leaves that have fallen are slippery, so don’t brake quickly on them
  • Deer and other wildlife might cross the roads, so remain watchful for them
  • Your eyes need time to adjust to the light outside, so plan for a couple of minutes for this before you pull out of the driveway
  • Fall rains can make driving conditions treacherous, so remember to avoid slamming on your breaks and steer into a skid if you hydroplane

Remember, even when you are driving safely, others might not be doing the same. There is a chance that you will be involved in a crash. If this happens, be sure to keep your wits about you.

  • Get medical care if there is any sign that you suffered an injury
  • Contact the police to get an accident report
  • Try to gather what evidence you can at the scene, including pictures and contact information
  • Be careful about what you say as you don’t want to admit fault, even if you didn’t mean to

All of this can protect your right to seek compensation if you should decide you need to pursue that path.

The Law Firm of Suisman Shapiro focuses on this area of the law. Visit their website at this link for more information.

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