LYME — On Sunday, May 7, at 4 p.m., Lyme Public Hall hosts Lyme resident and author Bruce Stark, who will discuss his book,The Myth and Reality of Slavery in Eastern Connecticut. All are welcome.
This work is the product of more than a decade of research inspired by a false story that a slave plantation existed in Salem, Conn. Yet his inquiry goes far beyond an analysis of this narrative.
His presentation titled, Peeling the Research Onion, or How a Newspaper Article Led to a 300-Page Book, explores the genesis and debunking of the Salem slave plantation tale as well as the larger historical context involved.
Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event.
Stark is a Lyme native, who has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Connecticut and a library degree from Southern Connecticut State University.
In a 40-year career as an archivist and historian, he has written and published more than 40 books and articles, mostly on Connecticut subjects and a few of them on Lyme.
He spent 12 years as Assistant State Archivist at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford, the repository that holds the bulk of materials used in his extensive research.
These sessions will update the public about the needs, benefits, costs and timeline for the renovation plans for the center.
Monday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the LOL Middle School auditorium
Tuesday, May 9, at 4 p.m. at the Lymes’ Senior Center
OLD LYME — On Wednesday, May 24, at 6 p.m., enjoy an al fresco musical night (weather permitting.)
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held indoors.
This concert is free and open to the public.
Bring your own chairs/ blankets and a picnic dinner if you wish.
LYME — The Lyme Board of Selectmen will host the Annual Town Budget meeting on Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. at the Lyme Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Rd., Lyme, at 6 p.m. The board will present the following agenda:
- Acknowledge receipt of the Town of Lyme Annual report for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2022.
- Consider and act on estimates and recommendations of the Board of Finance for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2024.
If any votes are taken, electors and citizens eligible to vote in a Town Meeting will be able to vote.
The Town of Lyme has published a summary of the budget for the year ending June 30, 2024. To view and/or download the budget summary, visit this link.