September 26, 2022

Community Calendar

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.

Town of Old Lyme Annual Budget Meeting @ Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Town of Lyme Annual Budget Meeting @ Outside Lyme Town Hall
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Olympic Games Opening Ceremony @ Tokyo
Jul 23 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
First Heat for US Men’s Eight in Tokyo Olympics @ Tokyo
Jul 23 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Lyme, Old Lyme DTC Hosts ‘Meet The Candidates’ @ Old Lyme DTC HQ
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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 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 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!

POSTPONED: Basketball Double-Header: LOLHS Boys & Girls v OS @ Old Saybrook HS
Jan 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rep. Carney Hosts Virtual Pre-Session Legislative Update
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Future Halls Rd. Overlay District: Zoom Presentation @ Virtual
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Class S Girl’s Basketball State Championship Quarter Final: OL v Immaculate @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School Gymnasium
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
State Rep. Carney Hosts Office Hours @ Acton Library
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

State Representative Devin Carney (R-23rd)

OLD LYME — State Rep. Carney (R-23rd) offers residents of Lyme and Old Lyme another opportunity to meet with him on Tuesday, May 24, in Old Saybrook at Acton Library from 5 to 6 p.m.

He will be available to discuss the recently concluded 2022 legislative session and any questions you may have about state issues.

For more information about Tuesday’s Office Hours, visit this link.

Those who are unable to attend but would like to contact Rep. Carney may do so by email at

OL Special Town Meeting to Approve Disbursement of $2.1M ARPA Funds @ Old Lyme Town Hall
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Old Lyme Special Town Meeting to Approve Disbursement of $2.1M Federal ARPA Funds @ Old Lyme Town Hall
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

OLD LYME — UPDATED 6/29: The Old Lyme Board of Selectmen has called a Special Town Meeting to be held on Tuesday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Hall at the Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall at 52 Lyme St. The Special Town Meeting will be conducted in person only.

This meeting will consider and act upon the following single agenda item:

Whether to approve the disbursement of $2,120,593 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, as outlined in the report of the Old Lyme American Rescue Plan Committee  (APRC) report dated June 21, 2022, and as recommended by the Old Lyme Boards of Selectmen and Finance on June 21.

Copies of the proposed ARPA disbursements are available in the Town Clerk’s office and on the Town of Old Lyme website.

In summary:-

  1. 23 small businesses (< 500 employees per the US Treasury Department) applied for and met the requirements to receive grants up to $10,000, having substantiated pandemic-related economic loss occurring between March 3, 2021 and April 1, 2022:
  2. 10 nonprofit organizations (501c3) applied for and met the requirements to receive grants up to $10,000, having substantiated pandemic-related economic loss occurring between March 3, 2021 and April 1, 2022:Community Initiative Grants were recommended
  3. To invest in and support mental health services or public health services to assist Old Lyme residents (seven projects)
  4. To reinvest in Old Lyme government services that were deemed essential during the pandemic (such as emergency services) to ensure future preparedness (11 projects)
  5. To invest in current and future infrastructure challenges such as clean water and sewer/waste treatment (two projects)
  6. To invest in town-wide broadband (internet) improvements and/or cell services (one project)
  7. To invest in early childhood care, and education (three projects)
  8. To invest in bringing visitors to our Old Lyme attractions, restaurants, shops, and accommodations (six projects)
  9. To invest in affordable housing to meet the needs of those working and living in Old Lyme (one project)
  10. To provide (direct and indirect) financial assistance to Old Lyme families and households having difficulty recovering from pandemic losses (two projects)

In addition to the 10 recommendation categories above, the American Rescue Plan Committee has included in its recommendations:

• Reserving up to $20,000 to cover fees by an independent consultant retained to administer the Economic Recovery Grant applications (this expenditure was approved by the Town in its 3/21/22 Town Meeting)

• Reserving up to $20,000 in legal, outreach, and administrative costs associated with the survey and application, and granting processes.

Read the full details of all the proposed beneficiaries/projects at this link.

Town of Old Lyme Special Meeting @ Old Lyme Town Hall Meeting Room
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme Board of Selectmen has called a Special Town Meeting on Thursday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Hall at the Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall, 52 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, Conn.

This meeting will be conducted in person only.

The agenda for this meeting is as follows:

  1. Due to the absence of the Town Clerk from this Meeting, the appointment of a clerk pro tempore (per general Statutes § 7-21), for purposes of this Meeting only.
  2. The following proposed Resolution:

RESOLUTION: Be it resolved that the Town of Old Lyme, CT grants the request by The Point O’Woods Association, Incorporated (POW) that the Town of Old Lyme (Town), for purposes of Connecticut General Statutes §7-372 only, consents to POW issuing bonds pledging the security of POW in the amount of up to $820,000.00 for the purpose of restoration and rebuilding of the boat basin bulkhead.

POW is a separate taxing district situated within the limits of the Town of Old Lyme. The Town is not liable at law for any debt of such a district, and its consent to this bond issue does not and cannot be interpreted to mean that the Town is now assuming or shall ever have any obligation to assume any or all of the obligations to be created by the bond issue.

Copies of a brief description of the project proposed by POW are available in the Old Lyme Town Clerk’s office and online here.

CT Primary Day @ Lyme Town Hall for Lyme residents, LOLMS for OL residents
Aug 9 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Lyme, OL DTC Summer Picnic @ Lyme Public Hall
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Senator Richard Blumenthal attends a Democrat fundraiser. Photo submitted by Lyme DTC.

LYME — On Saturday, Aug. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m., the Lyme and Old Lyme Democratic Town Committees (DTCs) host their 2022 Summer Picnic at Lyme Public Hall, a short walk from the Hamburg Fair. All Democrats and Democratic supporters are welcome.

Senator Richard Blumenthal will be attending as the honored guest.

There will be picnic goodies galore to enjoy, as well as opportunities to mingle with friends, neighbors and local DTC members.

Parking for the event will be available in the parking lot of the Lyme First Congregational Church or the Subaru dealership (the $6 fee benefits the church and the local Boy Scouts.)

A $25.00 donation for the picnic is suggested. Find donation information to the Lyme DTC and Old Lyme DTC at these links.