The minutes of this Board of Selectmen meeting can be viewed or downloaded here.
The minutes of this Rogers Lake Authority meeting can be viewed or downloaded here.
The Town of Lyme’s Annual Report for 2018, which has been mailed to residents, can also be viewed or downloaded here.
The Lyme-Old Lyme Public Schools will hold a public forum on the proposed expansion of the existing Pre-K program on Monday, Mar. 25, at 7:00 p.m., in the Lyme-Old Lyme High School Auditorium. To view the flyer, click here.
Lyme Parks & Recreation has opened registration for its Summer 2019 Soccer Camp for children age 4 to 14. For details, click here.
The CT River Coastal Conservation District’s annual, fund-raising Native Plant Sale is underway, offering a wide variety of native shrubs, ground covers, evergreen tree seedlings, flowering perennials, ferns, grasses and culinary herbs. Proceeds are used to support conservation, environmental education and technical assistance programs. To pre-order native plants from the online store, go here. To download the sales brochure and order form, go here.
The Rogers Lake Authority (RLA) will meet on Wednesday, Mar. 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the Rogers Lake West Shores Association Clubhouse. To view the agenda, click here.
The Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments has announced its 2019 schedule for hazardous household waste collection, as well as the dates of its upcoming paper-shredding events. To view or download the schedule, click here.
The Lyme Public Library will host an afternoon of “Irish Folktales & Songs” with master storyteller and musician Ann Shapiro on Saturday, Mar. 16, at 2:00 p.m. The event is free and open to all. Please call to register at 860-434-2272. For the full details, go here.
People with disabilities and seniors age 60 or over are eligible to use 9 Town Transit’s new Taxi Voucher Program which enables these residents to purchase taxi fares at half price. The vouchers can be used for transportation to anywhere and at anytime that the participating taxi company (Curtain Transportation) provides service.
The Estuary Transit District’s Taxi Voucher Program provides accessible transportation outside of the 9 Town Transit service area and hours, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is available to seniors age 60 and over and persons with disabilities. A participant’s payments are matched 100% through the program, making taxi trips more affordable.
Eligibility & Application Process
Anyone who has a CT statewide reduced-fare ID or a Medicare card, or who has been certified for ADA paratransit, or who is age 60 and over is immediately eligible for the Taxi Voucher Program.
To apply for a statewide reduced-fare ID, click here.
Participants must complete and return the Taxi Voucher Application form with payment to begin using the program. Please allow 5 business days plus mailing time for the account to be loaded.
To use the Taxi Voucher Program, the trip must either begin or end in one of the following towns: Clinton, Chester, Durham, Essex, East Haddam, Deep River, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Madison, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook or Westbrook. The other end of the trip can be anywhere that Curtain Transportation is able to travel, which includes most of Connecticut.
Simply mail your Taxi Voucher Application with your initial payment of at least $25. Estuary Transit District will credit an account in your name with Curtain Transportation at double the amount of your payment.
Up to three (3) companions, including a Personal Care Attendant (PCA), may ride for free with the eligible rider. The eligible rider and companions must have the same origin and destination, and the voucher may only be used by the eligible rider. Individuals must present identification when using the taxi voucher. Service animals may ride.
How To Book a Trip
Once your account has been funded, you may book a trip by calling the taxi provider, Curtain Transportation, at 860-443-1655. Reservations may be made between 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at least two days in advance, but up to three months in advance. Participants need to be sure to have sufficient funds in their accounts before booking a trip.
Cancellations must be made at least one business day before the pick-up time to avoid a charge. No-shows will be charged for the full one-way trip.
Once residents have received a voucher, they can reload their vouchers online here.