ENERGY ASSISTANCE INFORMATION 2011

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Appointments are now being scheduled for people interested in applying for energy assistance.

The CT Energy Assistance Program provides financial aid toward the primary source of heat including: oil, natural gas, electricity, propane, kerosene, coal and wood for qualifying individuals and families.

Those interested in applying for assistance may call now to schedule an appointment.

Call TVCCA at (860) 889-1365 (Norwich) or (860) 444-0006 (New London) to schedule an appointment.

Visit TVCCA’s website for additional details. www.tvcca.org

Town Hall and Library Designs Presented

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

On Friday night, the Town Center Campus Planning Committee and architect presented the designs for an expanded town hall and new library to the community. The plans and estimated costs can be viwed by selecting the following files:

Presentation of designs
Preliminary Costs estimates

 

 

LYME FLU CLINIC DATE ANNOUNCED

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

The Lyme Flu Clinic will be held at the Lymes’ Senior Center on Thursday, October 6 from 1:00  PM – 3:00 PM.  This clinic is for Lyme residents age 50 or older or 18 or older with a chronic illness.  There is no cost for Lyme residents.

TCCPC PUBLIC MEETING THIS FRIDAY EVENING

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Lyme’s Town Campus Center Planning Commintee has scheduled a second informational meeting for this Friday evening (September 16th) to update residents on the conceptual design phase of the project. It will be held at the Lyme Consolidated School and begins at 7 PM. Committee members will be on hand to present the latest details and solicit public comment and input to insure maximum participation in the process as it continues to evolve.

200 residents remain without power

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Town of Lyme​​Conditions as of Monday, September 5, 2011 8:00 AM
 
For information:​​Call Lyme Town Hall 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM M-F (closed today – Labor Day)   860.434.7733
​​​Town Hall and Lyme Public Library have resumed normal hours (see extended library hours listed below)
​​​Stop at the Information Table at the Hamburg Fire Station
 
POWER IS BEING RESTORED INTERMITTENTLY.  ASSUME ALL DOWNED WIRES ARE ENERGIZED AND STAY CLEAR!
CL&P:  Downed lines:  call 911.  Outages:  1-800-286-2000 (restoration estimates should be available by calling this number).  ​IMPORTANT:  If you are not restored when others around you are, call 1-800-286-2000 to report your outage.
 
Restoration Update:  As of this update, CL&P tells us that there are approximately 200 customers who remain without power in Lyme.
 
We have no information relative to AT&T and Comcast restoration.  If you are experiencing loss of service, report it.  For issues with AT&T call 611 or go to att.com if you are able.  For issues with Comcast, call 1-800-266-2278.  The Board of Selectmen suggests that even if you have reported your difficulties one time, if you can stand the process delays, you should call them repeatedly.
 
Regular Lyme Landfill hours have resumed.  The landfill will not be open on Monday, September 5 due to the Labor Day holiday.  The normal length and diameter restrictions for brush apply (length eight feet, diameter 6 inches).  The landfill will be open on Thursday, September 8 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM with the exception of noon to 1:00 PM.
 
The Lyme Library will be open on Monday, September 5 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Internet time on their computers is limited to one hour per person to be fair to all.  WiFi is available for those who bring their own laptops.  Free coffee is available.
 
Lymes’ Senior Center on Town Woods Road is no longer serving as a respite center.
 
Lyme’s Hamburg Fire Station, 213 Hamburg Road will continue to be open for water (bring own containers), bottled water, MREs (meals ready to eat), showers (bring own towels/toiletries), and toilets.  However, please check the roadside sign for hours of operation.  Residents may recharge cell phones and laptops as well.  Park behind the firehouse and enter through the door that is marked SHOWER AND WATER HERE. The Hadlyme station may also be available, as staffing allows, as a comfort station with the same services available.
 
Ice is available at Old Lyme Seafood on Route 156 (just past Hallmarks) during regular store hours (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM).  You may receive two bags of ice per person per day free of charge.
 
Helpful hint:  Tired of using batteries to light your house at night?  Use the solar lights that line your sidewalk and driveway.  Leave them out all day to charge, and then bring them into the house for the evening to light your night.
 
Local businesses that are open:
Jane’s, Hadlyme Country Store, Ashlawn Farm – all have power
Coffee’s Market deli 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM; gas 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Laysville Hardware – 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
All Pro Gas Station – 6:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Illianos Restaurant – 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Big Y Market & Rite Aid Pharmacy, Old Lyme – fully operational – power restored
Stop & Shop – East Lyme and Old Saybrook – never lost power
Walmart – Old Saybrook
Rogers Lake Package Store – ice
Laundromat: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  It is located off Exit 3 in Essex.  They have change if you don’t.
 
Lyme-Old Lyme Public Schools:  School is currently scheduled to resume Tuesday, September 6.
 
Jansky’s Rubbish Removal is operating on their regular schedule.  Should you require an emergency pickup, call 860-304-3537.
 
There will continue to be some outage difficulties.  The town will assist in any way it can.  Again, all of us on the Emergency Services side of the ledger thank you all for your patience and the many offers to assist, not only the providers, but your friends and neighbors.  It’s the Lyme way and that tradition continues.   Thanks to one and all for living up to our collective expectations.   This may be the last update contingent upon how our restoration effort progresses on Labor Day.

Recovery status

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Town of Lyme​​Conditions as of Sunday, September 4, 2011 8:00 AM
 
For information:​​Call Lyme Town Hall 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM M-F ​860.434.7733
​​​Town Hall and Lyme Public Library have resumed normal hours (see extended library hours listed below)
​​​Stop at the Information Table at the Hamburg Fire Station 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM daily
 
POWER IS BEING RESTORED INTERMITTENTLY.  ASSUME ALL DOWNED WIRES ARE ENERGIZED AND STAY CLEAR!
CL&P:  Downed lines:  call 911.  Outages:  1-800-286-2000 (restoration estimates should be available by calling this number).  ​IMPORTANT:  If you are not restored when others around you are, call 1-800-286-2000 to report your outage.
 
Restoration Update:  As all of you know, restoration efforts are ongoing.  We would like to update you in a more comprehensive fashion, however Saturday we had no informational contact with CL&P to definitively inform us as to how many crews were in town and where they were working.  Hopefully, when our CL&P liaison returns today, we will be able to access that information so that we may pass it on to you.  If your power has been restored, consider yourself fortunate.  The CL&P webpage indicates that only 50% of our residents have power as of 5:00 PM Saturday.  This will continue to be a protracted, frustrating endeavor.  The town is doing the best that it can given the informational difficulties that we have encountered to date to provide you with the most current status reports we can.  Given our frustration level, town officials would hope that our residents will continue to exhibit the patience and spirit of cooperation that has made restoration efforts to date a positive exercise versus the alternative.
 
We have no information relative to AT&T and Comcast restoration.  If you are experiencing loss of service, report it.  For issues with AT&T call 611 or go to att.com if you are able.  For issues with Comcast, call 1-800-266-2278.  The Board of Selectmen suggests that even if you have reported your difficulties one time, if you can stand the process delays, you should call them repeatedly as that appears to be the only way that we can register our discontent with their total inability to provide even marginal service to their subscribers.  Neither company to this point has had the courtesy to contact town officials at the emergency operations center to inform us so that we in turn can inform you as to what their restoration plan and timeframe is.
 
Regular Lyme Landfill hours have resumed.  The normal length and diameter restrictions for brush apply (length eight feet, diameter 6 inches).  The landfill will not be open on Monday September 5 due to the Labor Day holiday.  It will reopen on Thursday, September 8 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM with the exception of noon to 1:00 PM.
 
The Lyme Library will be open on Sunday, September 4 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM and on Monday, September 5 from
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Internet time on their computers is limited to one hour per person to be fair to all.  WiFi is available for those who bring their own laptops.  Free coffee is available.
 
Lymes’ Senior Center on Town Woods Road is serving as a respite center.  It is open 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM for water (bring your own containers), toilets, WiFi, recharging of cell phones/laptops, and hot meals.  No shower facilities.
 
Lyme’s Hamburg Fire Station, 213 Hamburg Road, is open 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM for water (bring own containers), bottled water, MREs (meals ready to eat), showers (bring own towels/toiletries), and toilets.  Residents may recharge cell phones and laptops as well.  The Hadlyme station may also be available, as staffing allows, as a comfort station with the same services available.
 
Ice is available at Old Lyme Seafood on Route 156 (just past Hallmarks) during regular store hours (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM).  You may receive two bags of ice per person per day free of charge.
 
Helpful hint:  Tired of using batteries to light your house at night?  Use the solar lights that line your sidewalk and driveway.  Leave them out all day to charge, and then bring them into the house for the evening to light your night.
 
Local businesses that are open:
Jane’s, Hadlyme Country Store, Ashlawn Farm – all have power
Coffee’s Market deli 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM; gas 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Laysville Hardware – 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
All Pro Gas Station – 6:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Illianos Restaurant – 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Big Y Market & Rite Aid Pharmacy, Old Lyme – fully operational – power restored
Stop & Shop – East Lyme and Old Saybrook – never lost power
Walmart – Old Saybrook
Rogers Lake Package Store – ice
Laundromat: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  It is located off Exit 3 in Essex.  They have change if you don’t.
 
Lyme-Old Lyme Public Schools:  School is currently scheduled to resume Tuesday, September 6.
 
Jansky’s Rubbish Removal is operating on their regular schedule.  Should you require an emergency pickup, call 860-304-3537.

Special hours for Lyme Public Library

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

To assist those who still find themselves without services, the Lyme Public Library will be open on Sunday from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM and Monday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Storm recovery continues

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Town of Lyme​Conditions as of Saturday, September 3, 2011 8:00 AM
 
For information:​Call Lyme Town Hall 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ​ 860.434.7733
​​Town Hall and library have resumed normal hours
​​Stop at the Information Table at the Hamburg Fire Station 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM daily
 
POWER IS BEING RESTORED INTERMITTENTLY.  ASSUME ALL DOWNED WIRES ARE ENERGIZED AND STAY CLEAR!
 
Restoration Update:  All of Route 156 has been energized, as well as part of Route 82 and some sections of side streets in the area including Birch Hill.  Other roads that have been restored include Grassy Hill, Beaver Brook as far as Keeney, Bill Hill with the exception of the Blood Street triangle, Burr Road, and Town Woods Road.  Parts of Joshuatown and Mount Archer have also been restored.   A total of 150 customers were restored on Friday.  Crews worked through the night Friday night.  They will be looking for individual house service issues as they progress.  We are hoping for restoration to Ely Ferry and Cove Road Friday night into Saturday.  CL&P is estimating that we will have complete restoration in Lyme by Sunday at 11:00 PM.
 
We have no information relative to AT&T and Comcast.  If you are experiencing loss of service, report it.  For issues with AT&T call 611 or go to att.com.  For issues with Comcast, look for the repair number on your bill.
 
Regular Lyme Landfill hours have resumed.  The normal length and diameter restrictions for brush apply (length eight feet, diameter 6 inches).  They will be open today, Saturday September 3 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with the exception of noon to 1:00 PM.
 
The Lyme Library will remain open until 8:00 PM on Saturday, September 3.  Internet time on their computers is limited to one hour per person.  WiFi is available for those who bring their own laptops.  Free coffee is available.
 
Lymes’ Senior Center on Town Woods Road is serving as a respite center.  It is open 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM for water (bring your own containers), toilets, WiFi, recharging of cell phones/laptops, and hot meals.  No shower facilities.
 
Lyme’s Hamburg Fire Station, 213 Hamburg Road, is open 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM for water (bring own containers), bottled water, MREs (meals ready to eat), showers (bring own towels/toiletries), and toilets.  Residents may recharge cell phones and laptops as well.  The Hadlyme station is not available as a comfort station.
 
Ice is available at Old Lyme Seafood on Route 156 (just past Hallmarks) during regular store hours (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM).  You may receive two bags of ice per person per day free of charge.
 
Helpful hint:  Tired of using batteries to light your house at night?  Use the solar lights that line your sidewalk and driveway.  Leave them out all day to charge, and then bring them into the house for the evening to light your night.
 
Laundromat:  24 hours a day, seven days a week.  It is located off Exit 3 in Essex.  They have change if you don’t.
 
Local businesses that are open:
Jane’s Hadlyme Country Store, Ashlawn Farm – all have power
Coffee’s Market deli 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM; gas 78:00 AM – 6:00 PM
All Pro Gas Station – 6:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Illianos Restaurant – 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Laysville 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
Rogers Lake Package Store – ice
 
Lyme-Old Lyme Public Schools:  School is currently scheduled to resume Tuesday, September 6
 
Jansky’s Rubbish Removal is operating on their regular schedule.  Should you require an emergency pickup, call 860-304-3537
 
CL&P:  Downed lines:  call 911.  Outages:  1-800-286-2000 (restoration estimates are available by calling this number as well).
​IMPORTANT:  If you are not restored when others around you are, call 1-800-286-2000 to report your outage.
 
Keep the faith.  We are one day closer to complete restoration.  Your continued patience speaks volumes about who we are as a Lyme community.

Library open

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

The Lyme Public Library is now open and will remain open until 8 pm Friday and Saturday

Storm recovery update

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Town of Lyme​Conditions as of Friday, September 2, 2011 8:00 AM
 
For information:​Call Lyme Town Hall 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon 860.434.7733
​​Town Hall and library will resume normal hours when power is reinstated
​​Stop at the Information Table at the Hamburg Fire Station 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
 
POWER IS BEING RESTORED INTERMITTENTLY.  ASSUME ALL DOWNED WIRES ARE ENERGIZED AND STAY CLEAR!
 
All blocked roads have now been cleared.  We have shifted from the safety phase where the focus was making the area safe by cutting and clearing.  The next phase which is restoration of power is underway.  All of Route 156 has been energized, as well as part of Route 82 and some sections of side streets in the area.  Today we hope to continue our incremental progress, however complete restoration of power to Lyme is still a very long way away due to the fact that we are a low population density town and have been assigned a lower priority for restoration.
 
We have no information relative to AT&T and Comcast.  If you are experiencing loss of service, report it.  For issues with AT&T call 611 or go to att.com.  For issues with Comcast, look for the repair number on your bill.
 
Regular Lyme Landfill hours have resumed.  The normal length and diameter restrictions for brush apply (length eight feet, diameter 6 inches).
 
The Lyme Library plans to be open for patrons on Friday, September 2.
 
Lymes’ Senior Center on Town Woods Road is serving as a respite center.  It is open 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM for water (bring your own containers), toilets, WiFi, recharging of cell phones/laptops, and hot meals.  No shower facilities.
 
Lyme’s Hamburg Fire Station, 213 Hamburg Road, is open 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM for water (bring own containers), bottled water, MREs (meals ready to eat), showers (bring own towels/toiletries), and toilets.  Residents may recharge cell phones and laptops as well.  The Hadlyme station is no longer available as a comfort station.
 
Ice is available at Old Lyme Seafood on Route 156 (just past Hallmarks) during regular store hours (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM).  You may receive two bags of ice per person per day free of charge.
 
Helpful hint:  Tired of using batteries to light your house at night?  Use the solar lights that line your sidewalk and driveway.  Leave them out all day to charge, and then bring them into the house for the evening to light your night.
 
Laundromat:  24 hours a day, seven days a week.  It is located off Exit 3 in Essex.  They have change if you don’t.
 
Local businesses that are open:
Jane’s Hadlyme Country Store, Ashlawn Farm – all have power
Coffee’s Market deli 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM; gas 78:00 AM – 6:00 PM (received gas delivery Tuesday)
All Pro Gas Station – 6:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Illianos Restaurant – 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Laysville 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
Rogers Lake Package Store – ice
 
Lyme-Old Lyme Public Schools:  School is currently scheduled to resume Tuesday, September 6
 
Jansky’s Rubbish Removal is operating on their regular schedule.  Should you require an emergency pickup, call 860-304-3537
 
CL&P:  Downed lines:  call 911.  Outages:  1-800-286-2000 (restoration estimates are available by calling this number as well).
​IMPORTANT:  If you are not restored when others around you are, call 1-800-286-2000 to report your outage.
 
We are so impressed by the patience and understanding displayed by the residents of Lyme during this challenging time.  We also appreciate the kindness and generosity shown by our folks as well.  Keep calm and carry on.  We’re gettin’ her done.  Slowly but surely, we’re getting’ her done.