June 24, 2022

Community Calendar

Apr
27
Tue
Old Lyme Inland Wetlands Commission Regular Meeting @ Webex only
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

OLD LYME — This meeting will include the continuation of the Public Hearing regarding Big Y’s gas station/convenience store proposal at 99 Halls Rd. and 25 Neck Rd.,

Public Hearing on Proposed 2021-22 Town of Lyme Budget @ Virtual via Zoom
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Lyme Board of Finance will hold a Public Hearing (via zoom) for the proposed 2021/2022 budget for the town.

May
3
Mon
LOL Schools Budget Meeting @ Center School BOE Conference Room & virtual
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Superintendent Ian Neviaser. (File photo)

LYME/OLD LYME — The Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Schools Board of Education (BOE) will hold their District Budget Meeting Monday evening, May 3, in the Board of Education Conference Room at Center School starting at 6:30 p.m.

The Budget Meeting will also be live-streamed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF2_W7yYtFwx067Ici9776Q/videos?view=57

Public comment can be made in person or virtually via this Zoom link:  https://region18.zoom.us/j/83527766795  and using Meeting ID: 835 2776 6795.

Those choosing the virtual option to make public comment will be required to follow the same expectations as those commenting in person, i.e., after being recognized by the chairperson, participants must state their name and place of residence before making their comments to the board.

The proposed budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year totals $34,874, 548 representing a 0.47 percent increase over the current year’s budget. When this total is combined with last year’s decrease of 1.06 percent, the total change over two years is -0.6 percent or $210,210.

Region 18 Board of Education Chairman Diane Linderman

In the Letter of Transmittal accompanying the printed budget, LOL Schools Superintendent Ian Neviaser and Region 18 Board of Education Chairman Diane Linderman say, “We have developed a budget that continues to support all of our award-winning academic and curricular offerings, which are commensurate with, and often superior to, both public and private schools throughout Connecticut.”

Members of the BOE are expected to vote at the meeting to move the public vote to approve the budget to an in-person referendum the following day, Tuesday, May 4.

Voting will take place from 12 noon to 8 p.m. at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School for Old Lyme residents and Lyme Town Hall for Lyme residents.

Information on absentee ballot and voter information is available at the following links:

Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School will not be closed during voting hours — students will be following a regular school day.

May
4
Tue
LOL Schools Budget Referendum @ LOL Middle Scool (OL voters), Lyme Town Hall (Lyme voters)
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Voting will take place from 12 noon to 8 p.m. at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School for Old Lyme residents and Lyme Town Hall for Lyme residents.

Information on absentee ballot and voter information is available at the following links:

Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School will not be closed during voting hours — students will be following a regular school day.

Youth, Gaming & Gambling Webinar @ Virtual hosted by LYSB, LOL Community Coalition
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


LYME/OLD LYME —
Can video gaming be dangerous for kids?

On Tuesday, May 4, from 7 to 8 p.m., Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau and the Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Community Coalition are sponsoring a Zoom presentation  on youth gaming and gambling. The Parent Teacher Organizations of Lyme, Mile Creek and LOL Middle School are co-sponsoring the event.

This free, interactive workshop will discuss an overview of youth gaming and gambling. Learn from experts about risk factors, and protective factors for prevention, treatment, and recovery. All are welcome.

The presenters are Kaitlin Brown and Kelly Leppard, who both have extensive experience in this field.

Brown is Director of Programs & Services with CT Council on Problem Gambling. Kaitlin is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Internationally Certified Gambling Counselor, and holds and International Gaming Disorder Certificate.

Leppard serves as the Primary Prevention Services Coordinator for Problem Gambling Services with the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Certified Prevention Specialist.

Register for the presentation at this link.

May
17
Mon
Town of Old Lyme Annual Budget Meeting @ Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
May
19
Wed
Town of Lyme Annual Budget Meeting @ Outside Lyme Town Hall
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jun
10
Thu
Drive-By Graduation Parade @ Town Woods Rd., Rte. 156, Lyme St. & McCurdy Rd.
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jun
11
Fri
LOLHS Graduation @ Lyme-Old Lyme HS
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Aug
26
Thu
Opening Day for Lyme-Old Lyme Schools
Aug 26 all-day
Sep
1
Wed
LOL Schools Board of Education Meeting @ BOE Conference Room at Center School & Virtual
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
6
Mon
Labor Day — LOL Schools Closed
Sep 6 all-day
Oct
2
Sat
Lyme, Old Lyme DTC Hosts ‘Meet The Candidates’ @ Old Lyme DTC HQ
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
20
Wed
‘Meet the Candidates’ for the Region 18 Board of Education @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
23
Sat
Unplugged Weekend
Oct 23 all-day
Oct
24
Sun
Unplugged Weekend
Oct 24 all-day
Nov
1
Mon
Old Lyme Board of Selectmen’s In-Person Debate @ TBD
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

OLD LYME — After the Lyme-Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to organize an in-person debate between the candidates for the Old Lyme Board of Selectmen fell through, the Old Lyme Republican and Democratic Town Committees joined by Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau are now working together to try and make it happen.

The tentative date and time for the debate are currently Monday, Nov. 1, at 5 or 5:30 p.m. The location is yet to be confirmed but is likely to be either Old Lyme Town Hall or Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School.

Both LymeLine.com and the CT Examiner have been asked to solicit questions from their readers for possible inclusion in the debate. We therefore invite readers to send us their questions as soon as possible. Please send them via email to editor@lymeline.com with the subject line “Questions for BOS Debate.” Feel free to submit multiple questions if you wish.

We will update details of the debate as they are finalized, but in the meantime, send us your questions!

Nov
2
Tue
Election Day — LOL Schools Closed
Nov 2 all-day
Nov
17
Wed
Community Forum on Pre-K- 8 Facilities Study @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

OLD LYME — A meeting for the Pre-K- 8 Facilities study will be held Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. in the LOLMS auditorium. QA+M Architecture will present recommendations based on their assessment of existing conditions, evaluation of buildings, and future cost estimation for repairs and updates to Center School, Lyme School, Mile Creek School, and Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School.

Dec
8
Wed
LOL Schools Host Community Forum on Strategic Plan @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jan
5
Wed
Region 18 Board of Education Meeting @ Center School BOE Conference Room & virtual
Jan 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
26
Wed
Special LOL Schools Board of Education Meeting @ Board of Education Conference Room at Center School
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jan
27
Thu
Rep. Carney Hosts Virtual Pre-Session Legislative Update
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
30
Sun
Open House at The Country School @ The Country School
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Feb
2
Wed
Public Forum on LOL Schools Budget @ BOE Conference Room at Center School & Virtual
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
10
Thu
Future Halls Rd. Overlay District: Zoom Presentation @ Virtual
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
LOLHS Musical ‘The Addams Family School Edition’
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb
11
Fri
LOLHS Musical ‘The Addams Family School Edition’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School Auditorium
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb
12
Sat
LOLHS Musical ‘The Addams Family School Edition’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School Auditorium
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
LOLHS Musical ‘The Addams Family School Edition’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School Auditorium
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm