The Lyme Fire Company’s antique Seagrave won the Best Appearing Motorized Antique Apparatus for the 15th consecutive year Sunday the 22nd at the annual State Fire Fighters’ Convention. The trophy was dedicated to the memory of past Chief Gary Reynolds who was one of the key fire company members who worked so diligently over many years to restore the Seagrave to mint condition.


A Lyme resident has just reported a suspicious call from an individual offering a free medical alert system. The person refused to identify himself or the company for which he worked. He simply inquried as to when he might come out to the resident’s home to install the system.

The caller I.D. registered this number: 860-453-6892, ” Unknown Name.” A State Police check failed to produce a company or company representative.

 State Police caution homeowners from giving out any personal information such as credit card or social security numbers in these types of situations and certainly DO NOT invite any unidentified caller to your home.


A burglary was reported yesterday (Monday) at 94 Joshuatown Road. The perpetrators forced the door open between 10 and 11 am and stole jewelery and other items. If anyone saw anything suspicious or has any information related to the incident, please contact Trooper Matlock at 860-399-2100.

Please be observant. If you see anything out of the ordinary on your street, do not hesitate to contact the State Police at the number  listed above. If you park vehicles outside, do not leave valuables in them and lock your cars at night.

If you want to be added to the town-wide crime watch alert system contact Judy Davies at jwd50@comcast.net .


The Lyme Fire Company hosts its annual Breakfast With Santa Sunday, December 16th from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Hamburg Fire Station, 213 Hamburg Road. It’s a community tradition for young and old alike. The kids have an opportunity to give their wish lists to Santa while families and friends visit and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Please save the date, drop in and support the Lyme Fire Company and its dedicated volunteers.


Town officials have learned that evidence has recently been seized which is connected to the recent rash of burglaries in Lyme. Troops covering several other towns are actively involved in the continuing investigation as well.

To assist with the Lyme related investigation, the town will be utilizing some of its annual budget allocation for police services to facilitate and expedite the process.