The Connecticut Public Utility Regulatory Authority recently required Eversource to establish a toll-free phone number for residents to call with questions about tree work. The toll-free number at Eversource is 844-275-3302. Lyme residents can call this number with concerns about trees and branches near their power lines; questions about tree work that is being planned in their neighborhood; and concerns about how tree pruning and trimming is done in Lyme.
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.