Volunteers Needed To Remove Invasive Plants at Hartman Park Jul. 23, 26

On Tuesday, Jul. 23, and Friday, Jul. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., join a group of area volunteers who will learn how to remove invasive plants from Hartman Park while protecting native plants.  Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants and bring their own work gloves, lopping shears, hand pruners, handsaws, clippers, mattock hoes and bottled water.  The work parties are sponsored by the Town of Lyme and the Lyme Land Trust. To register, send an email to openspace@townlyme.org, but walk-ins are also welcome. For more information, go here.

 

 

 

Upcoming Library Programs & Activities in August

The Lyme Public Library is planning to offer the following programs and activities in August.  All events take place at the library unless otherwise noted. For the complete details on these activities, please call the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org. To register for any of the programs, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.


Thursday, Aug. 1, 7:00 p.m.
Lyme Library Chess Club
The chess club is a great place to learn how to play or to play chess with advanced players.

Saturday, Aug. 3, 11:00 a.m.
Cool-ology Wonder Tots: A House for Hermit Crab
This program for children ages 3-6 provides hands-on learning experiences that excite kids about science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 4:00 p.m.
Shell & Bee Studio Art Class – Afternoon Art for Grades 1-5
Shell & Bee Studio offers a fun, creative, afternoon art class for elementary school students in Grades 1-5. 

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 6:00 p.m.
“Shoulder: A Memoir” with Author Moya Hession-Aiken
Author and artist Moya Hession-Aiken reads from her humorous and heartfelt autobiography. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Story Time
The children’s librarian reads stories and leads singalongs and crafts designed for children up to age 4.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. 

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 7:00 p.m.
Lyme Library Trivia Night Club
This trivia club meets the first Wednesday of each month, providing a fun way to connect with friends, family and neighbors.

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 5:30 p.m.
Racial Equity Book Club (Zoom)
The library’s Racial Equity Book Club will discuss “Why Willie Mae Thornton Matters” by Lynnee Denise, copies of which will be available at the circulation desk.  The book club is cosponsored by the Bigelow Library in Clinton, Massachusetts. 

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Story Time
The children’s librarian reads stories and leads singalongs and crafts designed for children up to age 4.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 4:00 p.m.
One-on-One Tech Support Help Day with Emily Lewis
Emily Lewis provides one-on-one tech support to residents who need assistance with email programs, cell phones, Microsoft Office, Google Docs and other technologies.  To sign up for a slot in this two-hour program, fill out a sign-up sheet at the Circulation Desk.

Friday, Aug. 16, 11:00 a.m.
Yoga & Meditation with Joan Fisler
Instructor Joan Fisler of Red Barn Yoga conducts a yoga and meditation class, no experience necessary. Cost is $10 at the door.

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2:00 p.m.
One-on-One Tech Support Help Day with Pastor Sue Latourette
Pastor Sue Latourette provides one-on-one tech support to residents who need assistance with email programs, cell phones, Microsoft Office, Google Docs and other technologies.  To sign up for a slot in this two-hour program, fill out a sign-up sheet at the Circulation Desk.

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Story Time
The children’s librarian reads stories and leads singalongs and crafts designed for children up to age 4.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. 

Wednesday, Aug. 728, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Story Time
The children’s librarian reads stories and leads singalongs and crafts designed for children up to age 4.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. 

 

 

Voting Information for the August 13 Republican Primary

Registration and Eligibility Information

  • Electors registered as Republican may vote in the Republican Primary on August 13 or during the Early Voting period August 5-11.
  • Unaffiliated electors who seek to vote early have until 12:00 NOON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, to complete a new registration card IN PERSON at Town Hall in order to affiliate with the Republican Party and vote in the Republican Primary during the early voting period.
  • New voters who seek to vote early have until 12:00 NOON of the business day before the day they want to vote during the early voting period to register. New voters must complete a registration card IN PERSON at Town Hall in order to affiliate with the Republican Party and vote during the early voting period.
  • MAIL-IN applications of voter registration and affiliation with the Republican Party must be RECEIVED by 12:00 NOON on MONDAY, AUGUST 12, in order to vote in the Republican Primary on August 13.
  • IN-PERSON applications of voter registration and affiliation with the Republican Party must occur by 12:00 NOON on MONDAY, AUGUST 12, in order to vote in the Republican Primary on August 13.
  • Democratic, Minor Party and Unaffiliated electors MAY NOT vote in the Republican Primary.
  • There is NO Democratic Primary this August.
  • Electors who registered online or through the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) are encouraged to verify their registration by calling Town Hall (860-434-7733) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. prior to the registration deadlines.
  • Electors who are not sure whether or how they are affiliated are encouraged to call Town Hall (860-434-7733) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to determine their status prior to the registration deadlines.
  • THERE IS NO ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION FOR PRIMARIES. You must already be on the official Republican voter list to vote in the Republican Primary on August 13.

Absentee Voting, Early Voting & Primary Day Voting Information

  • Absentee ballots become available on July 23. For an Absentee Ballot Application, click here.
  • The Republican Primary will take place on Tuesday, August 13. Polls will be open at Lyme Town Hall from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
  • Early voting for the Republican Primary will take place at Lyme Town Hall on the following dates and times:
    • Monday, August 5, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, August 6, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, August 7, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, August 8, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Friday, August 9, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 10, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, August 11, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Lyme residents who choose to vote during the early voting period will arrive at Lyme Town Hall, check in and be verified as an eligible voter, as usual.  They will complete their ballot at a privacy booth, seal it in an approved envelope and then deposit the sealed envelope in a secure receptacle.  At this point, the ballot is considered officially cast and cannot be rescinded.  Early voting ballots will be tallied on August 13.
  • To view a sample ballot, click here.

 

 

 

Town of Lyme Considers Replacing Beaver Brook Road Bridge

First Selectman David Lahm has announced that the Town of Lyme is contemplating a project to replace the Beaver Brook Road Bridge over Cedar Pond Brook.  

The bridge replacement project would receive state funds under the State Local Bridge Program administered by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.  The cost of the bridge replacement would receive 50% reimbursement from state funds.

If undertaken, the project design would be expected to begin in 2024, with construction likely in 2026. 

Local and state policy encourages municipalities to share early information with their citizens on such projects and encourages residents to raise any concerns with municipal officials early in the planning process.  Residents wanting additional information on the project should contact Town Engineer Donald Gerber at 860-885-9040.