Recycling Assistance Offered at Hamburg Recycling Center on Sundays on Trial Basis

July 6th, 2018

In an effort to assist residents with their recycling efforts, and to reduce costs stemming from improper trash disposal, Lyme will temporarily have a town employee stationed at the Hamburg Recycling Center on Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • At our Hamburg Recycling Center, residents can dispose of accepted recyclables by sorting them into the appropriate bins.
  • Residents who do not wish to sort their recyclables should take them to the Lyme Transfer Station. All recyclables brought to the recycling center must be sorted in order to be accepted.
  • In general, the Hamburg Recycling Center is the place to sort and dispose of:
    • old newspapers, magazines, cereal boxes, office paper
    • corrugated cardboard
    • metal cans
    • aluminum foil
    • recyclable plastic containers and products labeled Type 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7.
    • glass bottles
    • milk and juice cartons made of fiber board
    • For the complete details, see this fact sheet.
    • For the location of the Hamburg Recycling Center, see this map.

No household garbage or other trash of any kind can be accepted at the Hamburg Recycling Center. Bulky items destined for a landfill must instead be taken to the Lyme Transfer Station.  Please be aware:

  • Cameras videotape the recycling center 24/7 and the town reserves the right to file action with the State Police.
  • The town can charge fees to any residents who leave garbage, trash or unsorted recyclables at the Hamburg Recycling Center, forcing the town itself to incur the costs of transporting and properly disposing of the garbage at the Transfer Station.
  • These fees may range from $10 for up to two bags of household garbage to higher fees for landfill waste.
  • Fees are intended for one-time deposits only and not as a replacement for using the Transfer Station or garbage-pickup service from Jansky’s.

The trial period for this service began this past Sunday, July 1.

Transfer Station To Open an Additional Day on Fridays on Trial Basis

July 6th, 2018

In an effort to assist residents with their bulky waste-disposal and recycling efforts, and to reduce costs stemming from improper disposal and recycling, the town of Lyme will temporarily open the Lyme Transfer Station on Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting Friday, July 6.

  • At our Transfer Station, residents can dispose of bulky waste items destined for a landfill and dispose of all their recyclables without sorting them. No household garbage is accepted.
  • In general, the Transfer Station is the place to dispose of oil, antifreeze, batteries, appliances, electronics, furniture, bedding materials, tires, leaves, logs, stumps, construction materials, demolition materials and scrap metal.
  • There are some fees that apply to the disposal of certain items, or the quantity or condition of certain items.
  • Some items must meet specific conditions in order to be disposed of at the Transfer Station – e.g., no tires with rims, lawn mowers must be drained of gas and oil, no wood framing or timbers over eight feet long.
  • For the complete details, see this fact sheet.
  • For pricing details, see this price sheet.
  • For the location of the Transfer Station, see this map.

During the trial period, the Transfer Station will be open Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Legal Notice of the August 14, 2018, Primaries

July 4th, 2018

The primaries for the Democratic and Republican Parties for nomination to the state or district offices specified in the sample ballots shown below will be held on August 14, 2018.

  • HOURS OF VOTING: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Lyme Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT 06371

Absentee ballots will be counted at the Lyme Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT 06371.

Dated at Lyme, Connecticut, this 28th day of June, 2018
Town Clerk, Linda A. Winzer
Town of Lyme

Road Closings for Annual July 4th Parade

June 26th, 2018

The Town of Lyme would like to advise residents of the following road closings that will be in effect on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, to help facilitate the traditional Cove Road July 4th Parade:

  • Route 156 will be closed from approximately 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. between Sterling City Road North and South with a detour along Sterling City Road. Expect delays.
  • Parking may be limited in some areas.

The Lyme Town Hall, Public Library and Transfer Station will all be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. 

Annual July 4th Parade To Be Held Wednesday, July 4, at 10 a.m.

June 26th, 2018

The Town of Lyme would like to advise residents that the traditional Cove Road July 4th Parade will be held Wednesday, July 4, at approximately 10 a.m., in celebration of Independence Day.  The parade will begin near Camp Claire on Cove Road, cross Route 156 and end at the Lyme Grange.  Residents should expect temporary street closings during the parade and parking may be limited in some areas.

The grand marshal for this year’s parade will be Rowland J. Ballek, who served as the moderator of Lyme’s annual Town Meeting for 46 years, from 1972 through 2018.  Ballek also served on the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission from 1962 (the year it was established) through 1978, including a seven-year stint as the commission’s chairman. 

Please note that Lyme Town Hall, Public Library and Transfer Station will all be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. 

Legal Notice: Tax Collector’s Notice

June 26th, 2018

All property owners liable to pay a Tax to the Town of Lyme on the Grand List of October 1, 2017, are hereby notified that the tax becomes due and payable July 1, 2018.  Failure to make payment on or before August 1, 2018, will subject the tax to an interest charge of one and one-half (1½) percent per month or fraction thereof from the due date of July 1st (18% annually), with a minimum interest charge of $2.00 per bill.  FAILURE TO RECEIVE a tax bill does not invalidate the tax or waive the interest due, should the bill become delinquent.

Payments will be accepted in the Tax Office, 480 Hamburg Road or may be mailed to the Tax Collector, 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT 06371.

The Tax Collector’s office will be open weekdays in July from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except Wednesday July 4, 2018.

Tax Collector
Cynthia Beers   

Lymes’ Senior Center Announces “Summer Sounds” Concert Series

June 25th, 2018

In July, the Lymes’ Senior Center is presenting a free, four-week musical concert series called “Summer Sounds” that’s open to all Lyme residents.  The performances will be held outside on the lawn (weather permitting) or inside if the weather is inclement.  Each concert will be followed by a free ice cream social.

  • July 5, 7 p.m. – The Airborne Jazz Band
  • July 12, 7 p.m. – Doo-Wop DeVille
  • July 19, 7 p.m. – The Cartells
  • July 26, 7 p.m. – The United States 102ndArmy Pop Band

For full details click here.

“Lyme in the Great War” Exhibit Opens in July

June 22nd, 2018

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, the Lyme Public Hall Association will open a new exhibit in July called “Lyme in the Great War,” which tells the stories of the 28 Lyme residents who served during WWI.

 The exhibit – a culmination of two years’ worth of research – features letters, photos and documents pulled from the Lyme Local History Archives, the Connecticut State Library’s WWI collection and local families. 

The exhibit will be on view Wednesday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturday, July 7, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission is free. 

For more information, visit

BBQ & Dance To Benefit Lyme Ambulance Association on Friday, July 6

June 20th, 2018

Join your neighbors on Friday, July 6, from 5:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m., at the Hamburg Firehouse in Lyme for an old-fashioned fund raiser for the Lyme Ambulance Association.  There will be BBQ, line dancing and square dancing, a teacup raffle and more. Tickets are $20 for adults and teens; kids 12 and under are free.  For more information, go to


Retire Your American Flags at Lyme Town Hall

June 14th, 2018

When your American flag becomes worn, faded, torn or soiled, it should be retired properly and replaced with a new one. Lyme residents can now retire their American flags in a special repository box at Lyme Town Hall, thanks to Theodore Wayland, a Life Scout from Troop 26 Boy Scouts.

For his Scout Eagle project, Wayland arranged to place repository boxes at our Town Hall, Old Lyme Town Hall and the Lymes’ Senior Center where townspeople can retire their U.S. flags. Wayland’s Scout troop, which hosts an annual flag-retirement ceremony at its local campsite each spring, will collect the flags and ensure they are retired respectfully and properly.

The goal of his Eagle project, which was sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1467, is to help local residents better understand and facilitate the respectful retirement of U.S. flags. If you have an American flag you would like to retire, please place it in the repository box at Town Hall, which is located on the left in the vestibule as you enter the building.