OLD LYME -- More than 70 people showed up Sunday (Nov. 19) to witness the swearing-in of Old Lyme’s newly-elected officials in the Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall Meeting Room. It was a warm, sunny afternoon and the meeting room was appropriately decorated for the event. Old Lyme Town Clerk Vicki Urbowicz normally reads the Oath to all the candidates-elect, but on this … [Read more...] about Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz Participates in Swearing-In Ceremony for Newly-Elected Old Lyme Officials
OLD LYME -- A recount of votes cast in Tuesday's election was held Monday in the Meeting Room at Old Lyme Town Hall for the four offices shown below. The recount was held for these offices because, in each case, the vote totals announced on Election Day were less than 20 votes apart. After the ballots had been run through the tabulator again, it was announced that the … [Read more...] about No Change to Any Elected Position in Old Lyme After Recount, Lowry (D) Wins BOE Seat by One Vote
OLD LYME -- It was an intense night of names and numbers as votes from the day's election were tallied, checked, balanced, re-checked and then reviewed one last time. There were smiles and tears, and claps and cheers. Breath was held and then expelled. Hugs and high-fives were happening, and finally the dust settled as the results became a reality -- until four recounts were … [Read more...] about Election Night Memories in Old Lyme: A Photo Essay
OLD LYME: A total of 3,535 Old Lyme electors cast their votes in yesterday's municipal election. This total includes absentee ballots and people who both registered to vote yesterday and voted the same day. The candidates who have been elected are in bold in the listing below. A recount is predicted for the third seat on the Region 18 Board of Education between Alexander … [Read more...] about Full, Unofficial Results of Nov. 7 Election for Old Lyme
OLD LYME -- Yesterday's election saw all three Democratic-endorsed candidates seeking Old Lyme seats on the Region 18 Board of Education -- Susan P. Fogliano, W. Scott Brown and Alexander Lowry -- gain seats on the board. The two incumbent Republican Region 18 Board members, who were seeking reelection -- Steven J. Wilson and Suzanne Thompson -- have at this point failed … [Read more...] about Democrats Sweep Board of Ed., Fogliano is Top Vote-Getter, Current Chair Wilson Loses Seat
OLD LYME -- On Tuesday, incumbent Old Lyme (OL) Selectwoman Martha Shoemaker (D) and fellow Democrat Jim Lampos were elected to the OL Board of Selectmen taking back control of the board after four years of Republican leadership. The third member of the BOS will be Jude Read , who garnered more votes than her campaign partner John Mesham. Absentee ballots were significant in … [Read more...] about Democrats Take Control of Old Lyme BOS, Shoemaker to Become First Selectwoman; Lampos (D), Read (R) Join Board as Selectmen
LYME, CT. -- Newcomer Gavin Lodge (D) defeated Republican incumbent Mary Powell-St. Louis by 586 to 347 votes. None of the other seats in Lyme was contested. The Lyme Democratic Town Committee issued the following statement after the results had been announced: "Upon learning the results of today’s municipal election, Lyme Democratic Town Committee (DTC) Chairman John … [Read more...] about Democrat Lodge Wins Contested BOE Seat in Lyme Ousting Incumbent Powell-St. Louis
LYME -- With the upcoming Lyme town elections, residents are tuned in for an unusual reason: lack of contest. This year’s town elections for the Board of Selectpeople will be unopposed, with First Selectperson David Lahm running uncontested for the position. This is not the first time in Lyme’s recent history that this has been the case. According to Steve Mattson, … [Read more...] about Lyme’s Municipal Election Draws Attention This Year for Surprising Reason
The American Library Association (ALA) has proclaimed “Let Freedom Read!” as the theme for this this year’s “Banned Books Week,” which just ended this past Friday (Oct. 7.) This “View” is written to acknowledge the rationale for such a week, and reflect on why it is especially pertinent in 2023 Old Lyme. Stepping back, I said at the end of “Surfing with Gen. Alpha,” which I … [Read more...] about A View from My Porch: Children’s Literature for the intrepid — Let Freedom Read!
OLD LYME -- On Wednesday, Sept. 6, the Old Lyme (OL) Registrars of Voters held a lottery to determine the order of names within each of the parties for a number of offices. The order of the parties themselves is determined by state statute and in Connecticut reflects which party holds the Governor's seat. The lottery was held in the Town Clerk’s Office at the Old … [Read more...] about Old Lyme Registrars’ Lottery Determines Order of Candidate Names on November Ballot
OLD LYME -- The Old Lyme Democratic Town Committee’s headquarters will open Friday, Sept. 8. It is located at 151-B Boston Post Rd. behind Morrissey Cycle. Community members are welcome to stop in for coffee, meet Selectwoman Martha Shoemaker and Jim Lampos, who are respectively the Democrat-endorsed candidates for Old Lyme First Selectwoman and Selectman, and other … [Read more...] about Old Lyme Democrats Open Campaign Headquarters
OLD LYME -- The Old Lyme (OL) Republican Town Committee has opened its 2023 campaign headquarters in the Old Lyme Shopping Center at 19 Halls Rd. in Old Lyme. From Aug. 29 through Election Day, OL First Selectman candidate John Mesham and OL Selectman candidate Judith “Jude” Read will hold regular office hours at the site every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The … [Read more...] about Old Lyme Republicans Open Campaign Headquarters on Halls Rd.
Press Conference Held to Educate Public About Harm Caused by Hydrilla, Discuss Projects to Control Invasive Aquatic's Spread CHESTER -- On Wednesday, Aug. 16, state and federal legislators, federal agencies, and stewards of the Connecticut River, met in Chester to educate the public about testing and remediation of invasive aquatic species in the Connecticut River, … [Read more...] about National, Local Legislators Respond to Invasive Hydrilla’s Threat to CT River; Announce New Testing, Remediation Efforts
Lawmaker Present for Every Vote HARTFORD – State Representative Devin Carney (R-23rd), whose district includes both Lyme and Old Lyme, has again achieved a perfect score for votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 2023 legislative session. He previously recorded 100 percent voting attendance in the years 2015 through 2020, only missing votes in … [Read more...] about State Rep. Carney Achieves 100% Voting Record During 2023 Regular Session
OLD LYME -- UPDATED 3:10pm with State Rep. Carney's comments: The death was announced Monday, Aug. 8, of former State Senator and Old Lyme resident Melodie Peters. She passed away July 31, 2023, at the age of 76. Peters, a Democrat, was elected to the Senate in 1992, thus becoming the first woman to represent the 20th District, which includes Old Lyme. She was re-elected … [Read more...] about Death Announced of Melodie Peters of Old Lyme; Former State Senator, Workers’ Rights Champion