Land Trust Offers “A Photographer’s Vision – Caryn B. Davis: Landscapes & Inspirations” Presentation Oct. 19

On Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 7:00 p.m., join award-winning photographer Caryn B. Davis for an in-person presentation of her landscapes from the natural world at the Lyme Public Library. Davis has produced two photography books including “Connecticut Waters: Celebrating Our Coastline and Waterways.” The presentation is sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust. Registration is required. To register, send an email to education@lymelandtrust.org.

LLHD To Hold Free COVID Vaccine Clinics Every Wednesday

The Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) announced today that it will be holding free COVID Vaccine Clinics every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and again from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at its location at 216 Broad Street in New London. The clinics will offer the Moderna or J&J vaccines to people 18 and over, as well as Moderna boosters to people who attest to being immunocompromised.

Land Trust Offers Autumn Astronomy Observing Session Oct. 15

On Friday, Oct. 15, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the Lyme Land Trust will hold an “Autumn Astronomy Observing Session” led by Scott Mallory at an area location to be disclosed.  Participants are invited to come anytime during the session, if they park a short way from the site and walk in.  Participants who plan to set up equipment are asked to arrive before dark and stay the whole time so as not to disturb others.  Reservations are required. Contact Scott Mallory at scott.mallory@gmail.com to register and receive full event details.  For more information on the Land Trust’s astronomy program, go here.

Library’s “Littlest Patrons” Program To Encourage Visits from Children Age 2-4

On Wednesdays, from Oct. 13 to Nov. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., the Lyme Public Library will offer it’s “Littlest Patrons” program, which encourages parents to bring young children aged 2-4 to visit the library to have books read to them and take books home.  Space in the program is limited.  All participants will be socially distanced and required to wear masks.  To register, go here.

RiverCOG To Hold Public Meeting on Regional Housing Plan Oct. 12

On Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7:00 p.m., the Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments (RiverCOG) will introduce the creation of its Regional Housing Plan at a Zoom meeting that is open to the public.  During the meeting, RiverCOG will present the format for the plan and a timeline for its completion; review preliminary regional data analysis; and engage in interactive exercises.  

Absentee Ballots for Nov. 2 Election: Message from the Town Clerk

Due to COVID-19, all voters are permitted to vote by absentee ballot rather than appear at the polls for the November 2, 2021 Municipal Election. In anticipation of a great number of voters wishing to vote by absentee, the following recommendations are being offered:

  • Fill out an application and deliver it to the Official Ballot Drop Box on the sidewalk of Lyme Town Hall now. This will allow us to have ballot packets ready to go when we are permitted to begin mailing them out on October 1.  We are not allowed to issue ballots before this date. Click on this link to download an Absentee Ballot Application.
  • When you receive your ballot packet, it will contain five items: the outer envelope (designated with the letter “C”), the inner envelope (designated with the letter “B”), an instruction pamphlet, a flyer regarding the ballot drop box and the ballot.
  • Fill out your ballot, darkening only ONE oval per column. (Click here to see a sample ballot.Click here to see a sample ballot.) You may see the candidate you wish to vote for listed more than once, which indicates they were endorsed by more than one party.  DO NOT FILL IN ALL OVALS FOR THAT CANDIDATE, darken one oval only.
  • Insert the ballot into the inner “B” envelope and seal it. YOU MUST SIGN AND DATE THIS ENVELOPE IN ORDER FOR YOUR VOTE TO COUNT.  This is part of statutory election law.  I cannot stress this enough.  Ballots in unsigned envelopes will not be counted.
  • Insert the inner “B” envelope into the outer “C” envelope and seal it.
  • Deliver your completed ballot to the Official Ballot Drop Box on the sidewalk of Lyme Town Hall.
  • Do not wait until the last minute to submit an application if you wish to vote by absentee ballot. The sooner you submit your application, the better.
  • Do not wait until the last minute to complete your ballot and deliver it. Ballots received after polls close will not be counted. If you choose to mail your ballot rather than deposit it in the Official Ballot Drop Box and it is not received by the close of polls, it will not count.
  • Voters may still appear at the polls to vote in person on November 2 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Should you have any questions regarding the upcoming election, you may email the Town Clerk at townclerk@townlyme.org or call the Town Clerk at the Town Hall Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.