Lyme Town Hall Closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

The Lyme Town Hall wil be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Reminder – Election Day – Tuesday, November 6 – Polls Open 6AM-8PM – Hamburg Fire Station – 213 Hamburg Road

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2012.  Polls are open 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the Hamburg Fire Station located at 213 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT.

Lyme Town Hall and Lyme Landfill Closed Monday, November 12 in Observance of Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

The Lyme Town Hall and the Lyme Landfill will be closed Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day.

Hurricane Sandy Recovery Status_Sunday, November 4, 2012

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Town of Lyme – Conditions as of Sunday, November 4, 2012 8:00 AM

For Information:  For up to date information, please come to the information table located at the Hamburg Fire Station at 213 Hamburg Road from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon Sunday.  The Town of Lyme website, www.townlyme.org, has been updated daily.  Barring any unforeseen circumstance, this update will be the last.  Thanks to all for the patience and courtesy exhibited once again as Lyme dealt with another challenging weather event.  Please remember that the lion’s share of the recovery effort was orchestrated by your emergency service provider volunteers.

Power Status:  As of 5:00 PM Saturday, CL&P reports 159 Lyme customers (12% of the town) without power, however these numbers are not updated until late in the day.  Based on a visual assessment of work in progress, it is estimated that restoration will be substantially complete Saturday night.  If for whatever reason you are still without power, continue to call the CL&P 800 number (1-800-286-2000) if you are able to do so.  Please assume all downed wires are energized and stay clear!

Shelter Information:  As of 5:00 PM Saturday, sheltering is still available at the East Lyme Community Center located on Society Road across the street from the East Lyme Middle School.  Call 860-739-4434 to confirm whether they are still operating as a shelter.

Hadlyme and Hamburg Fire Stations are open Sunday 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon for water (bring own containers), showers (bring own towels/toiletries), bottled water, MREs, and toilets.  Residents may recharge electronic devices as well.  No meals.

Lymes’ Senior Center on Town Woods Road is available Sunday as a respite center starting at 7:00 AM.   As of this writing, breakfast is the only meal scheduled to be served.  Additional operating hours will be determined later in the day.  Water (bring your own containers), bottled water, MREs (Meals Ready to Eat), toilets, recharging electronic devices, and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are available.  No shower facilities.  This location serves as a stop for the 9 Town Transit.

Lyme Public Library:  Extended Hours:  The Library will be open Sunday from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Lyme-Old Lyme Public Schools:  School will be in session Monday, November 5 AND Tuesday, November 6.  Tuesday was originally scheduled as a professional development day.  School will now be in session that day.  Power has been restored at the high school.  Residents are advised that shower facilities are available at the high school Sunday, November 4 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Lyme Landfill:  The Lyme Landfill will be open on Monday, November 5 for the regular operating hours 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with the exception of 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM.  As a reminder, the normal length and diameter restrictions for trees and brush will apply (length eight feet, diameter six inches).

FEMA Disaster Assistance:  Information sheets regarding how to apply for disaster assistance from FEMA is available from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon at the information table at the Hamburg Fire Station.  After that, information sheets will be available at the Lyme Town Hall and the Lyme Public Library.  You may also obtain information by visiting www.DisasterAssistance.gov, calling 1-800-621-3362, or visiting m.efma.gov on your smartphone. 

 Ice:  Ice is available in the parking area between the Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School and Center School. 

 Trash Pickup:  Regular pickup schedule is in effect.  For an emergency pickup, please contact Jansky’s Rubbish Removal at 860.304.3537.

 Business Update:  Jane’s store (Hamburg), Hadlyme Country Store, Laysville Hardware and Coffee’s Market Deli (Old Lyme) are all open. Businesses on Halls Road, including Big Y, have had power restored.  Many businesses in Old Saybrook are open.  All-Pro is open and now has gas.  Boston Post Road in Old Lyme has power.

HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY STATUS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

 Town of Lyme – Conditions as of Saturday, November 3, 2012 8:00 AM

For Information:  For up to date information, please come to the information table located at the Hamburg Fire Station at 213 Hamburg Road.  The Town of Lyme website, www.townlyme.org, is now being updated daily.

 

Power Status:  Restoration has been more aggressive than anticipated with many crews assigned to Lyme on Friday.  We do not have an accurate indication of how many roads have been fully restored, but progress has been substantial.  It is anticipated that the effort will continue Saturday.  Please be sure to report any downed lines by calling 911 and any outages by calling CL&P at 1-800-286-2000 if you are able to do so.  Please assume all downed wires are energized and stay clear!

 

Lyme-Old Lyme Public Schools:  School will be in session Monday, November 5 AND Tuesday, November 6.  Tuesday was originally scheduled as a professional development day.  School will now be in session that day.  Power has been restored at the high school.  Residents are advised that shower facilities are available at the high school Saturday and Sunday (November 3 and 4) from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

 

Lyme Landfill:  The Lyme Landfill will be open on Saturday, November 3 for the regular operating hours 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with the exception of 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM.  As a reminder, the normal length and diameter restrictions for trees and brush will apply (length eight feet, diameter six inches).

 

Lymes’ Senior Center on Town Woods Road is available daily from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM as a respite center.  Water (bring your own containers), bottled water, MREs (Meals Ready to Eat), toilets, recharging electronic devices, and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are available.  No shower facilities.  This location serves as a stop for the 9 Town Transit.

 

Hadlyme and Hamburg Fire Stations are open today 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM for water (bring own containers), showers (bring own towels/toiletries), bottled water, MREs, and toilets.  Residents may recharge electronic devices as well.  No meals.  Hours for Sunday are to be determined and will be posted in our next update.  Hours will be contingent on the status of power restoration in town at that point in time.

 

Ice:  Ice is available in the parking area between the Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School and Center School. 

 

Trash Pickup:  For an emergency pickup, please contact Jansky’s Rubbish Removal at 860.304.3537.

 

Business Update:  Jane’s store (Hamburg), Hadlyme Country Store, Laysville Hardware and Coffee’s Market Deli (Old Lyme) are all open. Businesses on Halls Road, including Big Y, have had power restored.  Many businesses in Old Saybrook are open.  All-Pro is open and now has gas.  Boston Post Road in Old Lyme has power.

 

Health and Wellness Day:  The Health and Wellness Day scheduled for Saturday, November 3 has been cancelled.

 

Collection for Lyme Residents:  Anyone interested in donating shelf staple food (no glass), clean blankets, flashlights, or batteries are encouraged to bring them to the Hamburg Fire Station which is serving as a collection site.  These items will be provided to those residents on the special needs list in Lyme who find their supplies running low.

 

Hadlyme Harvest Dinner:  The dinner scheduled for today has been postponed to Saturday, November

Hurricane Update_Friday, November 2, 2012 8:00 AM

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Town of Lyme – Conditions as of Friday, November 2, 2012 8:00 AM

For Information:  For up to date information, please come to the information table located at the Hamburg Fire Station at 213 Hamburg Road or to the Lyme Town Hall at 480 Hamburg Road.  The Town of Lyme website, www.townlyme.org, is now being updated daily.

Power Status:  A modest amount of restoration was completed on Thursday, and we are now fully in the restoration phase of the process of restoring electricity to Lyme residences.  We have observed five line crews in town this morning, which will mean a much more aggressive effort toward full restoration.  Please be sure to report any downed lines by calling 911 and any outages by calling CL&P at 1-800-286-2000 if you are able to do so.  Please assume all downed wires are energized and stay clear!

AT&T Status:  The intermittent phone service which occurred since the onset of the storm was due primarily to the failure of AT&T to once again adequately prepare for a storm event.  The source of the problem has been identified and work to correct same is underway.  Local officials statewide continue to express discontent with AT&T’s apparent lack of concern for emergency communications service.  During the upcoming legislative session, you can anticipate a concerted effort on the part of municipal lobbying organizations such as the Council of Small Towns and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities to force AT&T to provide reliable service during emergency weather events.

Lyme-Old Lyme Public Schools are closed today (Friday, November 2).  School will be in session Monday, November 5 AND Tuesday, November 6.  Tuesday was originally scheduled as a professional development day.  School will now be in session that day.  Power has been restored at the high school.  Residents are advised that shower facilities are available at the high school Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (November 2-4) from8:00 AM to4:00 PM.

Lyme Town Hall and Lyme Landfill:  TheLymeTown Hall has power.  Residents may obtain an absentee ballot by coming to the town hall between9:00 AM and4:00 PM.  The Lyme Landfill will be open on Saturday, November 3 for the regular operating hours9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with the exception of12:00noon to1:00 PM.  As a reminder, the normal length and diameter restrictions for trees and brush will apply (length eight feet, diameter six inches).

Lyme Library: The library will be extending its hours until8:00 PM tonight (Friday, November 2). 

Lymes’ Senior Center on Town Woods Road is available daily from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM as a respite center.  Water (bring your own containers), bottled water, MREs (Meals Ready to Eat), toilets, recharging electronic devices, and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are available.  No shower facilities.  This location serves as a stop for the 9 Town Transit.

Hadlyme and Hamburg Fire Stations are open today 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM for water (bring own containers), showers (bring own towels/toiletries), bottled water, MREs, and toilets.  Residents may recharge electronic devices as well.  No meals.  The hours of operation for Saturday, November 3 are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM for both stations.  Hours for Sunday are to be determined and will be posted in our next update.  Hours will be contingent on the status of power restoration in town at that point in time.

Ice:  Ice is available in the parking area between the Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School and Center School. 

Trash Pickup:  For an emergency pickup, please contact Jansky’s Rubbish Removal at 860.304.3537.

Business Update:  Jane’s store (Hamburg), Hadlyme Country Store, Laysville Hardware and Coffee’s Market Deli (Old Lyme) are all open. Businesses on Halls Road, including Big Y, have had power restored.  Many businesses in Old Saybrook are open.  All-Pro is open and now has gas.  Boston Post Road in Old Lyme has power.

Health and Wellness Day:  The Health and Wellness Day scheduled for Saturday, November 3 has been cancelled.

Trivia Bee:  The Trivia Bee scheduled for Friday, November 2 has been cancelled.  Reliable sources report that the favored team, 3D’s and an F is using the additional time to hone its trivia skills.

Hadlyme Public Hall Harvest Dinner:  The Dinner scheduled for Saturday, November 3 has been postponed until Saturday, November 10.

Collection for Lyme Residents:  Anyone interested in donating shelf staple food (no glass), clean blankets, flashlights, or batteries are encouraged to bring them to the Hamburg Fire Station which is serving as a collection site.  These items will be provided to those residents on the special needs list in Lyme who find their supplies running low.

Hurricane Update_Thursday November 1, 2012 8:00 AM

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Town of Lyme

Conditions as of Thursday, November 1, 2012 8:00 AM

For Information:  For updated information, please come to the information table located at the Hamburg Fire Station at 213 Hamburg Road.  The Lyme Town Hall is now open at 480 Hamburg Road from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM as well for information updates.  The Town of Lyme website, www.townlyme.org, is now being updated daily.

Road Conditions:  All roads in Lyme are now open.  Should you encounter a wire on the road in your travels, treat it as if it is energized.

Power Status:  The Clear and Make Safe phase of the process of restoring power to the town has been completed.  Damage assessments were completed on Wednesday.  CL&P will be supplying the towns in Connecticut with restoration estimates today.  We are working closely with CL&P to determine a restoration schedule.  Please be sure to report any downed lines by calling 911 and any outages by calling CL&P at 1-800-286-2000 if you are able to do so.  Please assume all downed wires are energized and stay clear!

Lyme-Old Lyme Public Schools are closed today (Thursday, November 1) and tomorrow (Friday, November 2).

Lyme Town Hall and Lyme Landfill:  As of this writing, the Lyme Town Hall has power.  Town hall will be open on Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Residents may obtain an absentee ballot by coming to the town hall during those hours.  In person voter registration has been extended to Thursday, November 1 at 8:00 PM.  The special voter registration session will take place at the town hall between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM.  The Lyme Landfill will be open on Thursday, November 1 for the regular operating hours 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with the exception of 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM.  As a reminder, the normal length and diameter restrictions for trees and brush will apply (length eight feet, diameter six inches).

Lymes’ Senior Center on Town Woods Road is available daily from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM as a respite center.  Water (bring your own containers), bottled water, MREs (Meals Ready to Eat), toilets, recharging electronic devices, and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are available.  No shower facilities.

Hadlyme and Hamburg Fire Stations are open 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM for water (bring own containers), showers (bring own towels/toiletries), bottled water, MREs, and toilets.  Residents may recharge electronic devices as well.  No meals.

Ice:  Ice is available in the parking area between the Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School and Center School. 

Trash Pickup:  Regular pickup schedule has resumed.  For an emergency pickup, please contact Jansky’s Rubbish Removal at 860.304.3537.

Business Update:

Jane’s store (Hamburg), Hadlyme Country Store, Laysville Hardware and Coffee’s Market Deli (Old Lyme) are all open. Businesses on Halls Road, including Big Y, have had power restored.  Many businesses in Old Saybrook are open.  All-Pro is open and now has gas.  Boston Post Road in Old Lyme has power.