Lyme Parks and Recreation Winter Basketball League Registration Form

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Lyme Parks and Recreation Winter Basketball League Registration

Mail toLymeTown Hall(480 Hamburg Rd.,Lyme,CT.06371)  Please do not send in to school.

Childs Name_____________________________________________________________

Grade _________________ Age ________________ Birth date ____________________



Phone ______________________________(home)________________________(work)

Would you like to coach?  _________ Assist? ___________ Other? _______________

In case of emergency, please list the name of a contact person in case the parent cannot be reached: Name__________________________________________Phone____________________

Please add any additional information regarding availability and carpooling on the back to help us place your child on the appropriate team.

Do you give permission for simple first aid to be administered to your child?  Yes____  No____

Does your child have any medical conditions (i.e. allergies, asthma, bee stings, etc.) that we should be aware of? Yes_________ No___________

If yes, please specify_____________________________________________________________

Is your child presently taking any medications? Yes_________ No___________                           

If yes, please specify_____________________________________________________________

In consideration of the acceptance of my child in the Town of Lyme Recreation programs, I, for myself, executors, administrators, and assignees, and my child’s executors, administrators, and assignees do hereby release and discharge the Town of Lyme and the Town of Lyme Recreation Commission, their employees, agents, officials, counselors, lifeguards, coaches, and other program personnel from any and all claims arising or growing out of my child’s participation in said program.  I attest and verify that I have full knowledge of the scope of this program and activities to be conducted in it and that my child is physically fit, sufficiently trained and qualified to participate in various activities. 

Parent’s Signature___________________________________ Date________________


For Lyme P&R’s use:      Paid:_________________ Level/Team____________________

Lyme Parks and Recreation Winter Basketball League Information

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Lyme Parks and Recreation Winter Basketball League Registration 2011

Basketball Registration can be mailed to The Lyme Town Hall (480 Hamburg Rd.Lyme, CT.06371) by Wednesday, December 14th. Please fill out a form for each child. In order to make fair teams and to schedule games there will not be any late registrations accepted.  Please do not send any registration forms in to the school. Any extra information regarding your child’s availability or carpool needs can be added to help us make sure we place your child in the best team available for their needs.  It is very difficult to switch teams after they have been made.  Your understanding is appreciated in helping us make fair teams and provide your child with an exciting and competitive basketball season.

Due to low numbers we are combining all grades K-8 with Old Lyme. Lyme residents must register with the Town of Lyme. The schedules will continue to be Saturday mornings, but may change because of the high school renovations. Teams will be formed as soon as all registrations are in on the deadline. 

K – 2nd graders : Will play on by grade level on co-ed teams

3rd, 4th, and 5th graders: will be separated into non-coed teams.  They may (depends on coach) have practice one night a week and games on Saturday mornings.  Games will begin in January.

The tentative schedule is January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, and March 4

Fee $40.  Family Rate – $65

Parent volunteers will be needed to run these activities. Thank you in advance for your participation. Please be sure your child is prepared with proper attire and a bottle of water at every game and practice. Please respect the coaches and other team members by having your child attend all practices and games and by arriving at the scheduled time for all practices and games.  Any questions can be directed to Jason and Kristen Thornton at 598-9344 or


Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

The following is the proposed Gift Ordinance Amendment to be presented at the Special Town Meeting scheduled for Friday, December 2, 2011:




                                                                       TOWN OF LYME


                                      GIFTS, GRANTS, DEVISES, BEQUESTS AND TRUSTS


Be it ordained by the Town of Lyme, in Town Meeting convened, that Ordinance 94-2 authorizing the Town of Lyme to accept Gifts, Devises and Bequests and Trusts, effective December 10, 1994, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:


  1. That the Town of Lyme Board of Selectmen is empowered to accept gifts, grants, devises, bequests and assume trusts for the benefit of its inhabitants under such terms and conditions as are prescribed by the grantor or donor and accepted by the Board.
  2. That such discretionary authority shall be limited to amounts or value up to and including ten thousand dollars.
  3. That acceptance of amounts or value above this threshold be subject to Town Meeting consideration and approval. 
  4. Notwithstanding the threshold limitations and Town Meeting approval set forth in Sections 2 and 3 herein, the Board of Selectmen is empowered to accept gifts, grants, devises, bequests and assume trusts of any amount or value for the benefit, increase or maintenance of the Town Campus Center Project under such terms and conditions as are prescribed by the grantor or donor and accepted by the Board.


The Town Clerk shall publish a summary of this Ordinance in accordance with the requirements of Connecticut General Statutes Section 7-157.


This Ordinance shall be effective 15 days after publication of this summary in a newspaper having a circulation in the Town of Lyme.                           

Town Hall Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday 11/24 and 11/25

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

The Town Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.


Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

The on-going economic downturn is making itself felt more than ever these days in Lyme. Our Social Services Coordinator Kathy Tisdale is experiencing new, record levels of requests for assistance with necessities such as home heating oil, utility bills and food.

Traditionally, these requests are dealt with in a number of ways including a discretionary account at her disposal which is funded solely by private donations. Its primary function is to provide help for people who for whatever reason cannot qualify for the usual programs available for relief. The Town of Lyme does not allocate any taxpayer dollars to a budget line item for this purpose, relying exclusively on the periodic generosity of individuals and civic organizations to meet what has heretofore been a limited demand for public assistance.

Relentless pressure on her limited funds has severely diminished her capacity to deal with continued and increasing requests for assistance in Lyme. The Board of Selectmen wishes to take this opportunity to make the community aware of this situation and encourage those with an inclination to do so to help replenish the account.

Donations may be sent to the attention of Kathy Tisdale at the Lyme Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT 06371. Checks should be made payable to the Emergency Assistance Fund.

Thanks to all for your time and consideration.


The Lyme Board of Selectmen

Town Hall will be closed Friday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Lyme Parks and Recreation Holiday Workshops

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Lyme Parks and Recreation Holiday Workshops with Kristen Thornton. Fun and creative art classes will be held in the Lyme School Art Room.  3rd – 6th grade workshops will run on Mondays Nov. 14, 28, and Dec. 5, 12, and 19.  No class Nov. 21.  From 3:10 PM – 5:00 PM. Fee – $85.00.   K – 3rd grade workshops will run on Fridays, Nov. 18 and December 2, 9, and 16.  No class Nov. 25.  From 3:10 PM – 4:30 PM.  Fee – $60.00.  The focus will be on holiday decorations and gifts.  Supplies are included.  Participants should come to school prepared with a note to stay after school, a snack, and appropriate clothing.  To register, call Kristen Thornton at 884-5057.  Bring check to workshops.  Checks payable to Kristen Thornton.  Classes will fill fast, so sign up ASAP.

Lyme Parks and Recreation Free Swim Nights

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Lyme Parks and Recreation Free Swim Nights, East Lyme Aquatic Center (High School), 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Open to all Lyme residents, 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month November through April (November 5, November 19, December 3, December 17, January 7, January 21, February 4, February 18, March 3, March 17, April 7, April 21)



Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The 2011 Estuary Region Household Hazardous Waste collection season will conclude this month. There are two remaining Saturday collections scheduled in November on the 5th and 19th. This will be Lyme residents’ last opportunity to dispose of hazardous materials until the Essex facility reopens in the spring of 2012.

The collection site is located on Dump Road in Essex which is off Route 9 at exit 4. The hours of operation are 9 A.M. until 1 P.M.

For more information, contact the planning agency at 860-388-3497, or visit the web page at