Winter Storm Expected

March 6th, 2018

The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection wants local residents to know that a large winter storm is expected to impact our area on Wednesday. Here is the forecast they shared:

WEDNESDAY MORNING: Light snow and flurries are forecast to move into the state between 4:00 – 6:00 AM.  The snow is forecast to remain light during the morning rush hour with just a minor impact expected on travel between 7:00 – 9:00 AM.  The snow is forecast to become steady and moderate at times between 9:00 AM and Noon with 1” – 2” of accumulation mainly on grassy areas by noon.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: Snow intensity increasing and becoming heavy at times by 3:00 PM.  The snow could become very heavy with snowfall rates of 1” – 3” per hour between 3:00 – 7:00 PM.  A rain / snow line is expected to move into southeastern Connecticut and stretch from East Lyme to North Stonington by 4:00 PM.  The impact on the afternoon rush hour is forecast to be major with heavy snow falling across most of the state, several inches of snow on most roads and low visibilities.  Highs are forecast to be in the low 30’s with Northeast winds gusting to 25 MPH at times.

WEDNESDAY EVENING AND OVERNIGHT: Snow heavy at times is forecast to change to a mix or rain southeast of a line from East Haven to Willimantic by 7:00 PM.  The impact on evening travel is expected to range from minor in Southeastern CT to Major in the Hartford / Stamford areas and the NW hills with a deep snowpack on most roads.  Any mix is expected to change back to snow by late evening and the snow is forecast to taper off to lighter snow between 8:00 – 10:00 PM.  Light snow is expected to continue overnight and end completely by early Thursday morning.  There is still expected to be a minor to moderate impact on the Thursday morning rush hour.

2018 Parks & Rec Survey

February 20th, 2018

The Lyme Parks & Recreation Commission is planning future activities and events for the town, and would like the input of Lyme residents.  Click here to take a brief, 10-question survey to provide your feedback to Parks & Rec Commissioner Jason Thornton.

CTDOT Announces Proposed Rail Service Cuts, Fare Increases

February 16th, 2018

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has recently announced a proposal that would eliminate off-peak and weekend service on Shore Line East, and make “significant” cuts to peak-period service on Shore Line East, effective on or about July 1, 2018. In addition, CTDOT has proposed “significant” service cuts to off-peak and weekend rail services on the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branch rail lines. CTDOT also announced it was considering a cumulative 21.28% increase in rail fares (which would take effect in three phases if approved – 10% on July 1, 2018, 5% on July 1, 2020, and 5% on July 1, 2021.)  CTDOT announced that residents can comment on the proposed changes by sending a letter to “Comment on Proposed Fare and Service Changes,” CTDOT, P.O. Box 317546, Newington, CT 06131; by sending an email to dot.farecomments@ct.gov; or by attending one of seven public hearings being held in the region – including a public hearing in New London on February 28, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Click here for more details.

CTDOT Announces Proposed Ferry Fare Increase

February 16th, 2018

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has recently announced a proposal that would increase the car fare on the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry by $1.00, effective July 1, 2018; and increase the price of a 20-ticket coupon book from $60 to $80, effective the same date. CTDOT has also announced that residents can comment on the proposed changes by sending a letter to “Comment on Proposed Fare and Service Changes,” CTDOT, P.O. Box 317546, Newington, CT 06131; by sending an email to dot.farecomments@ct.gov; or by attending a town hall meeting, one of which will be held in Chester on February 28, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Click here for details.

Inland Wetlands Public Hearing Regarding Regulation Changes Scheduled for February 21 Postponed

February 13th, 2018

The Inland Wetlands Public Hearing regarding regulation changes scheduled for February 21 has been postponed until a later date to be determined.

Lyme Receives $870K Grant for Open Space Purchase

February 13th, 2018

Through the Open Space & Watershed Land Acquisition program, the Governor is giving Lyme a grant of $870,000 to support the purchase of the 250-acre Johnson Preserve, which will be permanently protected as open space.  Read more about the grant here.

Lyme Town Hall and Lyme Transfer Station Closed Monday, February 12 & Monday, February 19 in Observance of Lincoln & Washington Birthdays

February 7th, 2018

The Lyme Town Hall and Lyme Transfer Station will be closed Monday, February 12 in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday and Monday, February 19 in observance of Washington’s Birthday.

Board of Finance opens Fiscal Year 2018/19 budget development cycle

January 22nd, 2018

On January 18 the Board of Finance began the development of next fiscal year’s budget to take effect July 1, 2018. The full meeting schedule can be found by clicking here.

Minutes of each meeting will be posted shortly after the meeting and can be found under the Board of Finance portion of the website.

Meeting are open to all.

Lyme Town Hall and Lyme Transfer Station Closed Monday, January 15 in Observance of MLK Day

January 12th, 2018

The Lyme Town Hall and the Lyme Transfer Station will be closed Monday, January 15 in observance of MLK Day.

Thursday, January 4, 2018 Snowstorm_Information and Closings

January 3rd, 2018

Due to the timing, severity, and duration predicted for the impending snowstorm, the Lyme Town Hall, Lyme Public Library, and Lyme Transfer Station will be closed Thursday, January 4, 2018. The library and town hall will reopen as conditions allow.  The transfer station will open Saturday, January 6 for regular hours.

With the number of inches of snow forecast, as well as the accompanying wind predictions, please exercise extreme caution if you absolutely must travel. If at all possible, please stay off the roads in order to allow the town and state crews to clear them efficiently.

Following the snow storm, we will be experiencing extremely frigid temperatures. In an emergency, call 911 immediately.  Anyone requiring non-emergency assistance due to a sustained power outage should contact our Emergency Management Director John Evans at em75@lymect.gov.