Restoration Ecology Workshop on Jun. 2

On Sunday, Jun. 2, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., the Town of Lyme, the Lyme Land Conservation Trust (LLCT) and Audubon Connecticut will offer a Restoration Ecology Workshop at the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center at 90 Halls Road in Old Lyme.  The free workshop will explain how restoring native habitat in your backyard can help area wildlife.  Pam Hine, a senior lecturer in Botany at Connecticut College, will share her knowledge and insight on restoring ecosystems.  This free event is part of a Bird Workshop Series offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project—an initiative launched by Audubon Connecticut in partnership with the Town of Lyme, the LLCT, the Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Watershed Coordinating Committee, the Nature Conservancy, and other local land trusts and municipalities.  Space is limited. Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend.  For more information, send an email to

Connecticut Trails Day Walk on Jun. 1

On Saturday, Jun. 1, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., the Lyme Land Conservation Trust will celebrate CT Trails Day by opening the NaturePlace Self-Guided Trail, which highlights fascinating ecology, history and geology in the Banningwood Preserve. The interpretive trail, which will be available as a new map and brochure, is designed to engage curious hikers of all ages and interests. NaturePlace is an outdoor education space inspired by the vision of Diana and Parker Lord.  The Banningwood Preserve is located off Town Street in Lyme. Reservations for the free event would be appreciated at  (This event will be canceled in the event of rain.)

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 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.