Lost Dog

Dexter, a 10-year-old dark brown (with white spots) German Shorthaired Pointer mix, has been missing since Wednesday afternoon. Dexter is generally friendly, but he may be frightened and disoriented at this point. (For a photo of Dexter, click here. He was last seen at his home at 86 Joshuatown Road and was wearing a collar with nametags and rabies vaccination tag. He also has a microchip. If you have any information, please call Richard Gordon at 617-549-2776 or Andrew Barker at 617-669-7195.

Lyme Public Hall Hosts “Crossing: A Musical Journey” in June

On Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, Lyme Public Hall will host a staged production of “Crossing: A Musical Journey” – based on a true story of love, loss and redemption, involving the reunion of a Scottish father and his son in America in the 1800s.

The show, which plays Saturday, June 1, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 2, at 2:00 p.m., features 18 original songs as well as local actors and musicians, including Braiden Sunshine of The Voice, Mike Bailey of Maggie’s Guitar, Julia Helal, Galen Donovan, John Lamar and Mike Johnson.  

Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students; and can be purchased online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4240460 or by cash or check only at the door.  Lyme Public Hall is located at 249 Hamburg Road.


“Summer Sounds” Concert Series Announced

The Lymes’ Senior Center will be holding its “Summer Sounds” concert series on Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m., from July 11 through August 1, on the lawn at the senior center.  Residents are encouraged to bring their chairs, blankets, food and refreshments to enjoy the free outdoor concerts.  (In the event of rain, the concerts will move indoors.)  A free ice cream social will follow each concert.  The Lions Club will sell hotdogs, hamburgers and drinks before the July 18 concert to raise money for its scholarship fund.  The concert line-up is as follows:

  • July 11 – The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue
  • July 18 – The Cartells
  • July 25 – Rock Solid Alibi
  • August 1 – Ticket To Ride

Board of Selectmen Issues Reappointments

At its recent meeting, the Board of Selectmen reappointed:

  • Lars Anderson to serve as Tree Warden through June 30, 2021;
  • Toni Phillips to serve on the Rogers Lake Authority through June 1, 2022; and
  • Paul Armond, Anthony Irving, Parker Lord and Lucius Stark to serve on the Open Space Commission through June 1, 2021.

Legal Notice

Electors and citizens qualified to vote at Town Meeting voted to approve three ordinances at the Annual Budget meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

The Board of Selectmen is empowered to appoint a Municipal Town Clerk for a term of four years as well as establish the job description, qualifications, terms and conditions of employment inclusive of wages and hours, discipline or termination of the Municipal Town Clerk.

The Tax Collector is authorized to retain, for the benefit of the Town, any payment received which is in excess of the amount due from any taxpayer, provided the amount of the excess payment is less than $5.00.

The Board of Selectmen is empowered to accept gifts, grants, devises, bequests and assume trusts for the benefit of its inhabitants up to and including an amount of one hundred thousand dollars.  Acceptance of amounts or value above this threshold will be subject to Town Meeting consideration and approval.

This is a summary document of the actual ordinances prepared for the benefit of the public, solely for the purposes of information, summation and explanation pursuant to Section 7-157(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes and does not represent the intent of the legislative body of the Town of Lyme for any purposes.  The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any proposed ordinance or ordinance which make or require an appropriation.

The complete ordinances are available for public inspection at the Lyme Town Hall.  Copies are available at no charge.

Memoir-Writing Workshop Series Offered at Lyme Public Hall

The Lyme Public Hall and Local History Archives and the Friends of the Lyme Library will cosponsor a three-session memoir-writing workshop to be held on Mondays, June 3, 10 and 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Lyme Public Hall.  The workshop series will help novice and experienced writers explore the personal stories they alone can tell through writing prompts, readings of memoirs and homework assignments. The instructor, Joan Motyka, is a former editor and writing coach at the “New York Times.”  Space is limited and preregistration is required.  The cost is $30 for Lyme Public Hall and Friends of the Lyme Library members, $50 for nonmembers. To enroll, call 860-526-8886.

Annual Town Meeting is Tonight

Just a reminder: Electors and citizens qualified to vote in Town Meeting are hereby warned and notified that the ANNUAL BUDGET MEETING will be held at the Lyme Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme CT, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 8:00 P.M. EDT for presentation of the following agenda:

  • Acknowledge receipt of the Town of Lyme Annual Report for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2018.
  • Consider and act on an ordinance concerning the appointment of the Lyme Town Clerk.
  • Consider and act on an ordinance to allow the Lyme Tax Collector to retain overpayments of less than $5.00.
  • Consider and act on a repeal and replacement of Ordinance 2011-2 authorizing the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Lyme to accept gifts, grants, devises, bequests and trusts to increase the amount authorized to an amount up to and including $100,000.00.
  • Consider and act on estimates of the Board of Finance for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020.