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“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...

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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...

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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. AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING APPOINTMENT OF THE TOWN CLERK The Board of Selectmen is empowered to appoint a Municipal Town Clerk...

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License Your Dog by June 30

Licenses are available for purchase (cash or check) in the Town Clerk’s office starting June 1.  Please bring the dog’s current rabies-vaccination certificate and its spay/neuter certificate (if applicable).  Cost is $8 for altered dogs, $19 for unaltered dogs.  

Recycling & Trash Disposal

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Upcoming Board Meetings

To find out when our town board meetings are generally held each month, please click here. For the specific dates and times of actual meetings, please see the town calendar below.

Meeting Minutes

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TOWN CALENDAR

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May
28
Tue
Open Space Commission Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall
May 28 @ 7:00 pm
Jun
1
Sat
Crossing: A Musical Journey @ Lyme Public Hall
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm

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.

Jun
2
Sun
Crossing: A Musical Journey @ Lyme Public Hall
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm

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.

Jun
3
Mon
Board of Selectmen Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall
Jun 3 @ 3:30 pm

CITIZEN SPOTLIGHT:  SKIP HINE

The Town of Lyme would like to thank Lyme resident Skip Hine – a sought-after commercial photographer whose profession has taken him all around the world – for generously sharing his gorgeous pictures of Lyme with the Town, for inclusion on our website and social media.  Skip has lived in Lyme for 36 years and been married to his wife, Deb, for 27.  Deb’s great-grandfather, Charles Vezin, was a Lyme impressionist.  Thank you, Skip!

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Town Plan

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CITIZEN SPOTLIGHT:  BERNIE GIGLIOTTI

Bernie Gigliotti has lived in Lyme for 47 years.  For the past 18 of those years, he has served as the Town of Lyme’s Zoning Enforcement Officer (ZEO) – the individual responsible for overseeing and enforcing Lyme’s subdivision and zoning regulations, and inland wetlands and watercourse regulations.

It’s an important job. One of his peers describes the role of ZEOs as being the “foot soldiers” in the ongoing effort to keep the Lower Connecticut River Valley the scenic place it is.  Bernie agrees:  “My job is to guide residents on appropriate courses of action they can take to improve their properties while remaining in compliance with town and state regulations so, as a community, we keep our portion of the valley the beautiful and sparsely developed place it has always been.”

Working closely with other town officials, Bernie receives and reviews plans for subdivisions, sites and plots.  He inspects construction sites for conformance with regulations, identifies and investigates potential violations, and pursues corrections of violations as necessary.  He also works closely at times with officials from the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, who share the Town’s interests in preserving and protecting Lyme’s environment.

His office is essentially the clearinghouse for everything people want to do with their property.  Bernie is available to talk with residents – either at his office during office hours, or on location at their properties – about the plans they have in mind and suggest options they may want to consider.   He says it’s best to have those kinds of discussions before any steps are taken that might result in violations and encourages residents to contact him with any questions they have about potential projects or requirements.

In his role as ZEO, Bernie serves as an important advisor to the Board of Selectmen, the Planning & Zoning Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Conservation Commission (acting as the Inland Wetland and Watercourse Agency).  His office provides GIS mapping services, participates in regional planning efforts and helps the town plan for future growth.

Bernie maintains office hours in Town Hall every Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  You can reach him at zoning@townlyme.org or 860-434-7733.

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Q:  We’re thinking about putting an addition onto our house this summer. What permits or applications do we need?

A:  To begin the process, download a Zoning Permit application from the website, fill it out completely and file it with the Town Clerk at Town Hall, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Zoning Enforcement Officer Bernie Gigliotti will review your application and determine which other permits, if any, you may need to apply for; walk you through the approval process for your project; and identify the fees your home-improvement project will entail.  (Depending upon the nature of your planned addition, you may be asked to submit other applications during the approval process – for a building permit, wetlands permit, zoning variance request or other specific permits.) Bernie works out of Town Hall on Mondays and Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. till noon, and can be reached at zoning@townlyme.org.  To submit a question for possible inclusion on this website, please send your question, along with your name and contact information, to AsktheLymeBoS@gmail.com.