Editor's Note: Tom Soboleski of Ivoryton, Conn., submitted a powerful op-ed to LymeLine.com after the Sandy Hook massacre. We published 'Proposed Path to a Safer Society' on Dec. 20, 2012. In light of yesterday's tragic events in Uvalde, Texas, Soboleski contacted us yesterday to ask if we would consider re-publishing it and we immediately agreed. He has added a new … [Read more...] about Op-Ed: Are We a Civilized Country?
“Sometimes you're looking to play perfect tennis but it's not going to happen all the time and you have to accept it.” - Andy Murray, professional tennis champion For the men of the Madison Senior Men's Tennis Organization, the tennis is far from perfect – but that’s not the point. Oh, they may step onto the court feeling sure that today, for just once, it’s all going to come … [Read more...] about Madison Senior Men’s Tennis Club Welcomes New Members of Any Skill Level From All Along Shoreline
Editor's Note: Local resident Tom Soboleski has written several great stories exclusively for LymeLine.com and ValleyNewsNow.com, so when we saw this compelling story by him in the New Haven Register on March 24, we requested their permission to republish it. Having received that permission, we are now pleased to republish this important story here. Imagine you could not … [Read more...] about Column: Connecticut Charity Devoted to Uplifting African Villages
The soft sunlight of a warm summer evening glistens off the gently flowing river as you sip wine at a pastel-colored picnic table while awaiting your Cajun catfish dinner. No, you’re not in Louisiana; you’re alongside the Connecticut River at the Blue Oar Restaurant in Haddam. Now enjoying its 20th summer, the Blue Oar resembles more of a summer camp than a restaurant. Built … [Read more...] about The Blue Oar: Enjoy a Tropical Feel at River Eatery in Haddam
On the cusp of spring in 2005, Dave Collins recalls looking out over the marsh in his Old Lyme backyard through tears early one morning and wondering, “How many more sunrises will I see?” This emotional moment was the culmination of a tumultuous one-week period during which a tumor was detected in Collins’ colon and it was confirmed that it had metastasized to his lungs and … [Read more...] about Kicking Cancer: One Man’s Remarkable Victory Over the Pervasive Disease