Firearm Hunting Season for Deer Begins in Lyme Preserves on Nov. 18

Firearm hunting season for deer begins Nov. 18, 2020, in several Lyme preserves. These preserves will be closed during hunting season to all users except hunters, Monday through Friday.

Firearm hunting season for deer will run Nov. 18 through Dec. 22 – with hunting permitted Monday through Friday, from sunrise to sunset, in the following preserves:

  • Beebe Preserve
  • Chestnut Hill Preserve
  • Eno Preserve
  • Hand Smith
  • Jewett Preserve
  • Johnston Preserve
  • Mount Archer Woods
  • Pickwick’s Preserve (private property with an easement for the trail)
  • Plimpton Preserve
  • Slawson Preserve

As noted above, these preserves, which are owned by the Town of Lyme or the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, will be closed to everyone except hunters during firearm hunting season for deer. 

Please note that no hunting is allowed on Saturdays or Sundays.

Permits for hunting on these preserves are granted by the Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator each year to a limited number of licensed hunters. The hunting program for this year is fully subscribed. (For more information on hunting programs and seasons, go here.)

Legal Notice: Regional School District Financial Statements on File

Town of Lyme

Pursuant to Section 7-394 of the Connecticut General Statutes, notice is hereby given that a copy of the Lyme-Old Lyme Regional School District 18 Financial Statements for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2020, with Supplemental Statements & Schedules and Independent Auditors’ Report is on file and available for public inspection in the office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT 06371.

Dated this 2nd day of November 2020 at Lyme, CT.

Election Update from the Town Clerk

As of this morning (Monday, November 2), 41% of registered voters in Lyme have requested absentee ballots.  Of those, 93% have returned their ballots.

If you have not requested an absentee ballot but wish to do so, today is the last day.  Appear at the Town Clerk’s office before 4:00 p.m. today to submit your application and receive your ballot.

If you have not returned the absentee ballot that was already issued to you, 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, is the deadline to do so in the Official Ballot Drop Box located on the sidewalk at Town Hall.  You are encouraged to return your ballot today (Monday) as Tuesday will be very busy here at Town Hall with in person voting.

If you have not registered to vote, the deadline has passed.  In Connecticut, residents may register in their town of residence on Election Day at the designated Election Day Registration (EDR) location for their town.  In Lyme, that location is Town Hall.  There will be a separate entrance for EDR versus the polling place.  You will need to provide proof of identity and proof of residence.