August 9, 2020

Letter to the Editor: Old Lyme Zoning Alternate Gemme Now Seeks Full Seat on Commission

To the Editor:

I love living in Old Lyme.  Of all the towns my wife and I explored, this community was clearly our first choice to raise our children. I hope to be part of the decision-making process which guides our town in the 21st century. I want Old Lyme to be a place where my children can continue to flourish, and where people from all walks of life and economic status can live. 

I decided to run for a seat on the Old Lyme Zoning Commission because, as a social worker and Army veteran, I feel it is important to give back to my community. I have been volunteering as an alternate member on the Zoning Commission for the past two years. During this time, we have worked on routine matters, such as residents wanting to put up a fence, or add an addition to their existing home. We also have worked on a few controversial topics, such as the introduction of affordable housing, discussion of the installation of electric vehicle charging stations, and the sewer pumping station.  I believe I have made a significant contribution to these discussions and want to continue the opportunity to represent my neighbors.

I would greatly appreciate it if you take the time to vote, for me and the rest of the Old Lyme Democrats, on November 5th


Harvey Gemme,
Old Lyme.