Route 82 Closure Update

The Route 82 closure at Strongs Brook will begin first thing tomorrow morning (Wednesday, Jul. 27).  The CMS boards (electronic message boards) were turned on yesterday, announcing an anticipated closure running from Jul. 27 through Aug. 29.  Please bear with the road restrictions while these improvements by the State are being made and use caution when traveling through this area.

Legal Notice from Town of Lyme Tax Collector

All property owners liable to pay a Tax to the Town of Lyme on the Grand List of October 1, 2021, are hereby notified that the tax becomes due and payable July 1, 2022.  Failure to make payment on or before August 1, 2022, will subject the tax to an interest charge of one and one-half (1 ½) percent per month or fraction thereof from the due date of July 1st (18% annually), with a minimum interest charge of $2.00 per bill. FAILURE TO RECEIVE a tax bill does not invalidate the tax or waive the interest due, should the bill become delinquent. Payments will be accepted in the Tax Office, 480 Hamburg Road or may be mailed to: Tax Collector, 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT.  06371. The Tax Collector’s office will be open weekdays in July from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, except Monday July 4, 2022.

Cynthia Beers, CCMC    
Lyme Tax Collector

Update on Route 82 Roadwork

Route 82 was not closed today (Wednesday, Jul. 20) as originally planned and it is anticipated that the closure implementation will be delayed approximately a week.  The electronic message boards should be turned on soon, providing real-time updates in regard to the closure schedule.  The State apologizes for the delay and still fully intends to get the roadway opened by August 29.  Thank you for your understanding.


Absentee Ballots for the Aug. 9 Republican & Democratic Primaries

The Town Clerk has provided the following information on voting via absentee ballot in the Aug. 9 Democratic and Republican primaries:

“Absentee ballots are now available for the August 9, 2022, Democratic and Republican primaries.  Please note that Brock Weber (Republican) has withdrawn his candidacy for Secretary of State.”

To view or download an absentee ballot application, click here.

For important reminders on the upcoming primaries, click here.

To see sample Democratic and Republican ballots, click here.


Job Opening: Lyme Public Library Seeks Part-Time Library Assistant

The Lyme Public Library is looking to fill the position of Library Assistant 1. The position will begin on Aug. 2, 2022.  This is a part-time (non-benefitted) position which covers 10.5 hours a week with a 6-hour shift one Saturday a month with a rate of $16.30 per hour.

Qualifications: College graduate and/or LTA coursework or certificate preferred. Knowledge and understanding of basic principles of library organization, procedures and tools. Computer, Internet experience and excellent customer service skills required. Must be able to work effectively with others and maintain working relationships with library patrons and staff, as well as being able to work independently when required.

Responsibilities: General responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Opening and closing routines.
  • Circulation duties (experience using Verso a plus).
  • Reader’s advisory.
  • Assisting patrons with computer and technology issues.
  • Clerical duties.
  • Updating the library’s website.
  • Cataloging and technical service duties.
  • Assistance with library special events.
  • General maintenance of the library’s collection.
  • Other duties as assigned.

If you are interested, please email a resume and cover letter to the Library Director, Melissa Fournier at, Subject: “Application for Library Assistant Position”; or send a cover letter and resume in the mail to Lyme Public Library, Attn: Library Director, 482 Hamburg Rd., Lyme, CT 06371.