Partial power being restored

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

At approximately 6 pm tonight some power lines will be energized. This includes Rte 156 from Old Lyme to Reynolds along with Oakland Ave. and Camp Claire and the south end of Sterling City Road to Tiffany Farm.

Bottled water and MRE’s available at Hamburg Fire House

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Bottled water and Meals Ready to Eat are now available at the Hamburg Fire House from 8 am to dark.

Rubbish pickup on schedule

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Jansky Rubbish is operating on their normal schedule. Their phone is not working, but emergency pickups can be arranged on cell phone number 860/304-3537


Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Conditions as of Wednesday August 31, 2011 8am
For information: Call Lyme Town Hall 9:00 – 12:00 noon. 860.434.7733
Stop at the information table at the Hamburg Fire Station 8:00 am – 8:00 pm


We continue to assume power may be out for parts of town foe ten days to two weeks. As of 6:15 am today, 93% of the town of Lyme is still without power. Our neighbors are in similar circumstances: Old Lyme 71% East Haddam 87%, Deep River 75%. Chester and Salem are still 100% without power.
Minor areas of blocked roads are being addressed. Ten additional crews arrived at 6:00 pm Tuesday, joining the three crews who have been with us since Monday. These new crews cannot touch transformers, but can clear trees, poles, and wires so that the predicted eight crews of linemen, who arrive today, can come in and do their part. The focus will first be to repair, the main line, which is Rte 156.

Regular landfill hours will resume Thursday. The normal length and diameter restrictions will apply (length eight feet, diameter 6 inches.

Limes’ Senior Cenetr on town Woods Road open 7:00 am to 9:00 pm for water (bring own containers), toilets, and meals. No shower facilities.

Limes’ Hamburg Fire Station is open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm for water (bring own containers), showers (bring own towels/toiletries), and toilets. Residents may recharge cell phones and laptops as well. Today we anticipate receiving pallets of water and MRE’s (meals day to eat). These will be distributed from the Hamburg station. The Hadlyme stations no longer available as a comfort station.

Local businesses that are open:
Coffee’s Market deli 6:30 am – 7:00 pm (received gas delivery Tuesday)
All Pro Gas Station 6:30 am – 8:00 pm
Illianos Restaurant 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
Lays ills Hardware 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Big Y Market – fully operational – power restored
Rite Aid Pharmacy – fully operational – power restored
Stop & Shop – East Lyme and Old Saybrook – never lost power
Tri Town Foods – East Lyme
Walmart – Old Saybrook

Lyme-Old lyme Public Schools: School is currently scheduled to resume Tuesday, September 6.

Downed lines: call 911
Outages: 1-800-286-2000 (restoration estimates will eventually be available by calling this number)
IMPORTANT: Now that repairs are underway, if you are not restored when others around you are, call 1-800-286-2000 to report your outage.


Friday, August 26th, 2011

The following update is based on information received on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at approximately 11:00 AM. Please continue to monitor local weather stations as projected storm arrival times and tracking data are subject to change.  

The Town of Lyme is bracing for impact from Hurricane Irene. Tropical storm level rain is expected to arrive Saturday afternoon and evening, with accompanying tropical storm winds anticipated around 11PM. Category 1 hurricane force winds will hit at about 7AM Sunday along the coast and continue at minimum force with gusts up to 90 MPH for a minimum of two to three hours with winds diminishing thereafter.

Seven to nine inches of rain is forecast over the duration of the storm.

The Lyme Emergency Operations Center at the Hamburg Fire Station will be opening at 6:00 PM Saturday evening. The EOC phone number is 860-434-9683. Both the Hamburg and Hadlyme Fire Stations will open at the same time. The Hamburg number is 860-434-1329. The Hadlyme number is 860-526-2333.

Be prepared for protracted power outages. Store water in bathtubs and have a gallon of water per person per day on hand in your homes for human consumption. Avoid the use of candles and other flame based lighting devices to mitigate fire hazzards.

Unless you reside in a flood prone area, stay sheltered in your home. Lyme will have some sheltering capacity at its two fire stations and, if needed, the Lyme Consolidated School. The school however has no auxiliary power and will be utilized only as a last resort. The East Lyme Middle School on Society Road will also be available as a shelter option for Lyme residents  including those with special needs and pets should the need arise. This shelter will open at noon, Saturday. People bringing pets must have cages or leashes to keep their animals under control and must also bring pet food supplies. Lyme residents availing themselves of this option must make sure they bring all necessary medications and personal hygene products.  Volunteers will be needed to help out at the East Lyme facility. Ultimately, details as to how to volunteer will be available through the Lyme EOC.

The Lymes’ Senior Center on Town Woods Road will have auxiliary power available post storm for Lyme and Old Lyme residents for meals and toilet facilities.

The Governor is asking that all motorists be off the roads by nightfall and state roads will be officially shut down when the tropical storm winds arrive.

This is projected to be a storm of considerable magnitude. Stay indoors for its duration and if forced to travel avoid downed powers lines at all cost. The town is as prepared as it can be for such an event. Patience and good judgement will go a long way toward getting us all through the next few days.


Lottery for order on election ballot announced

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Notice of Ballot Order Lottery 

Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes 9-253 and 9-453r, the Town of Lyme Registrars of Voters will conduct a public Ballot Order Lottery to determine the horizontal order of the names within the appropriate row on the November 8, 2011 Municipal Election ballot for multiple-opening offices.

The Ballot Order Lottery will be held on:

Thursday,  August 25, 2011 at 12:00 Noon Registrars of Voters Office Lyme Town Hall

Kathleen Gigliotti

Dianne F. Ahlberg

Registrars of Voters Town of Lyme

110th Hamburg Fair This Weekend

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The 110th edition of the Hamburg Fair kicks off this Friday (19th) evening at 5PM and runs through Sunday the 21st. The gates open at 9AM both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5.00 for adults, active servicemen and women and senior citizens $3.00. Kids under 12 years of age are admitted free.

$20.00 “Ride All Day” bracelets are available each day. For more information go to

Ferry closure information sessions scheduled

Monday, August 15th, 2011

The state Department of Transportation has scheduled two public information sessions on its proposal to close the state-operated Chester-Hadlyme and Rocky Hill-Glastonbury ferries:    – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.on Aug. 22 in Council Chambers in the Rocky Hill Town Hall, at761 Old Main St. in Rocky Hill     -6 p.m. to 8 p.m.on Aug. 25 at the Chester Meeting House, at 4 Liberty St. in Chester


Board of Assessment Appeals Meeting Notice

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Meeting Notice:   Notice is hereby given that the BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS shall meet MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 1:00
PM – 2:00 PM
LYME TOWN HALL CONFERENCE ROOM for the sole purpose of hearing appeals related to the assessment of motor vehicles