The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced the East Haddam Swing Bridge on Route 82 will be completely closed to vehicular traffic overnight from Wednesday, Jan. 4, to Friday, Jan. 20. The bridge will close each night at 7:00 p.m. and reopen the following morning at 6:00 a.m. Complete information can be found on the East Haddam Swing Bridge Project website.
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.