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 Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) will hold a free vaccine clinic on Monday, Feb. 6, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Lymes’ Senior Center. The clinic will offer residents a choice of a regular flu shot (not a high dose) or a Covid vaccine shot or both. The vaccines are available to anyone over the age of 18, with no cost requirement. The vaccines will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis until supplies run out. The clinic is offering walk-up service only; no reservations will be taken. Residents who want to receive the Covid vaccine should bring their Covid vaccination card with them.
On Monday, Feb. 27, at 1:00 p.m., at the Lymes’ Senior Center, the center will offer a free training session in the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), which will be led by two local emergency medical technicians (EMTs), Colleen Atkinson and Doug LoPresti. The training session will explain how to recognize when someone is experiencing cardiac arrest and how to use this type of defibrillator. The EMTs will also demonstrate how to use hands-only CPR integrated with the use of an AED while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. The program is free and open to the public. To register for the free event, please call the senior center at 860-434-4127.