October 5, 2022

Sen’s Blumenthal, Murphy to Attend Presentation on Old Lyme’s Regional Wastewater System, Saturday

Senator Richard Blumenthal (File photo)

Senator Chris Murphy (File photo)

OLD LYME — A presentation will be held on the Old Lyme Regional Wastewater System on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. in the Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School.

This is an informational meeting to review the status of the sewer project. Questions regarding the project can be submitted in advance to chairman@oldcolonybeach.org for review by the committee. A panel will then select questions to be answered at the meeting and at the end of the presentation, the selected questions will be answered.

There will be no open Q&A after the presentation.

The meeting will start with the introduction of the four Wastewater Pollution Control Association entities involved with the project.

Then the following Distinguished Guests will make comments:

    • Senator Richard Blumenthal (D)
    • Senator Chris Murphy (D)
    • State Senator Paul Formica (R-20th)
    • Old Lyme First Selectman Timothy Griswold (R)

State Rep. Devin Carney (R-23rd) is unable to attend.

The next agenda item will be a PowerPoint presentation regarding the project.

The final item will be a review of the selected questions regarding the project, which were submitted in advance. questions

To attend this session virtually, visit https://oldlymect.webex.com/oldlymect/j.php?MTID=m7bb8ab96d52e54ddb27ed079eb689dfc or dial +1-408-418-9388 and enter access code: 2343 721 4416.


  1. Dwayne Basler says

    Distinguished Guests? Too funny. Blumenthal because of his service in Vietnam?

    • Thomas D. Gotowka says

      I can’t imagine that Vietnam service entered into decisions regarding the agenda or speakers for Saturday’s meeting. Rather, I think that Senators Blumenthal and Murphy have long been supportive of Old Lyme and the environment. You may also recall that the senior Senator once led a group of three elected officials who promised to tie themselves to the tracks if the Federal Railroad Association’s proposal to reroute Amtrak through the center of Old Lyme was approved. Of course, the subsequent resident and bipartisan protest by elected officials, who never did tie themselves to the rails, resulted in the withdrawal of the proposal.
      Notably, as announced here last week, the FRA will fund the replacement of the existing Connecticut River Bridge between Old Saybrook and Old Lyme.