Lymes’ Senior Center Welcomes New Town Nurse

On Thursday, Aug. 13, the Lymes’ Senior Center issued the following statement:

“Please join us in welcoming our new town nurse, Denise Piersa. Denise has worked for the Visiting Nurse Association of Southern Connecticut for the past 14 years and is looking forwarding to assisting the citizens of Lyme and Old Lyme.

“She will be available for home visits, free of charge once a month or for single visits.

“She can provide the following in-home and over-thephone services

      • Blood pressure checks
      • Safety checks
      • Review medications
      • General health assessments
      • Address general concerns and refer for nursing and other services
      • Visits when you are not feeling well and can’t get to the doctor
      • Skin checks

“To leave a message for her, please call 860-444-1111 and ask to leave a voice message for Denise Piersa.”

RiverCOG Holds Aug. 13 (Virtual) Meeting on Regional Plan for Conservation & Development

RiverCOG, the Town of Old Lyme and the Town of Lyme are meeting on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7:00 p.m., for a public discussion on the Regional Plan for Conservation & Development.  The Town of Lyme considers this meeting a Special Meeting of its Planning & Zoning Commission. This is a virtual meeting that will take place on Zoom. To see the flyer for the event, click here.

Primary Day: Polls Open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Polls will be open at Town Hall from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to enable Lyme residents to vote in-person in the Democratic Presidential Preference Primary, Republican Presidential Preference Primary and Republican 2nd Congressional District Primary.  Masks will be required to enter Town Hall and social distancing protocols will be observed. Town Hall will be closed to all other public business today to reduce the number of people in the building and reduce potential virus exposure. 

Alewife Sampling on Rogers Lake Aug. 10 – Aug. 15

Yale University will be conducting is annual alewife sampling on Rogers Lake from Monday, Aug. 10, through Saturday, Aug. 15.  The sampling will take place between sunset and 2:00 a.m., and involve the use of a large net and some floating green and white lights.  DEEP has been notified of this activity.  Please stay clear if you are out on the lake during this time.

Update on Storm Damage Recovery

As of 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, power has been restored to all but 235 residents (17.4%). Eversource will be addressing all remaining outages.

Two roads remain closed – Cove Road and Sterling City Road. Sterling City Road is in the process of tree/wire removal. Cove Road has a dangerous situation with a large tree soon to fall onto wires. A crane is needed to remove the tree and may not arrive in time. Be extremely careful where the road is marked and do not attempt to drive below the tree.

The town crew will be addressing the debris that still exists along roadsides. The amount of debris we experienced will take time to remove and will be completed as quickly as possible.

If you do not have power, make sure to advise Eversource by phone or online as you may have issues with lines running from the street to your home.