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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.
The Lyme Volunteer Fair will be held on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Lyme Public Library, where more than 30 Lyme-affiliated nonprofits, associations, boards and commissions will be on hand with opportunities for local residents to volunteer and be of service to our town. To see the flyer for the event, click here.