RLA July Meeting Canceled

On Friday, Jul. 1, the Rogers Lake Authority (RLA) issued the following statement:

“The Wednesday, July 13, 2022, Rogers Lake Authority meeting is being canceled for the month of July.  Our clerk has resigned and a new clerk will not be available until our August 10, 2022, meeting.  The next scheduled meeting is Wednesday, August 10.”

Volunteers Needed To Nix the Knotweed in Whalebone Cove Jul. 8; Tend Native-Plant Rain Garden at Reed Landing Jul. 9

The Town of Lyme’s Open Space Coordinator, Friends of Whalebone Cove, the Lyme Pollinator Pathway and the Lyme Land Trust will be holding a “Nix the Knotweed” event to remove the invasive plant from Whalebone Cove on Friday, Jul. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; and will be tending the native-plant rain garden at Reed Landing on Saturday, Jul. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  The rain garden is made possible with a grant from the Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Coordinating Committee.

To register and for more information on the Jul. 8 Whalebone Cove activity, send an email to trughouse@comcast.net.  To register and for more information on the Jul. 9 Reed Landing activity, send an email to openspace@townlyme.org.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, clippers, cutters or loppers, and bottled water.  The plan is to cut the knotweed down to the ground and bag the plant material using the “method of 3s,” which involves undertaking three chops a year, then repeating the process for three years to eliminate the knotweed for good without herbicide.  A brochure explaining how to eliminate knotweed at home can be found by clicking here.

 

July 4th Parade Information, Road Closings & Facility Closings

The Town of Lyme would like to advise area residents that the traditional Cove Road July 4th Parade will be held Monday, July 4, at approximately 10:00 a.m., in celebration of Independence Day.  The parade will begin near Camp Claire on Cove Road, cross Route 156 and end at the Lyme Grange. 

The grand marshal for this year’s parade will be Parker Lord, who served as a selectman on Town of Lyme’s Board of Selectmen for more than 20 years and retired in 2021.  Lord currently continues to serve the Town as chair of its Open Space Commission.

The Town advises its residents that temporary street closings will be in effect during the parade, travel delays are possible and parking may be limited in some areas. 

Route 156 will be closed from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. between Sterling City Road North and South with a detour along Sterling City Road. 

As a reminder, Lyme Town Hall, the Lyme Public Library, the Transfer Station and Hamburg Recycling Center will all be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. 

 

Upcoming Library Programs & Activities in July

The Lyme Public Library is planning to offer the following programs and activities in July. For the complete details on any of these activities, please call the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org

Children’s Programs & Activities

Tuesday, Jul. 5, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., at the Library
Afternoon Astronomy Session with Alan Sheiness
As part of the library’s “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” summer reading program, local astronomer Alan Sheiness will host an afternoon astronomy session that includes instructions on using telescopes, discussions of moon phases and observations of the first-quarter moon.

Tuesday, Jul. 12, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at the Library
Teen Bird House Painting Project with Kristen Thornton – Part 1
As part of the library’s “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” summer reading program, local artist Kristen Thornton will lead a project where teens (in grades 6 to 12) paint bird houses and posts that will be placed around Lyme and Old Lyme by the Lyme Garden Club, the Lyme Parks & Recreation Department and the Lyme Land Trust. This is a two-part event; the second part takes place Tuesday, Jul. 19. The project is cosponsored by the Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau.

Saturday, Jul. 16, 8:30 a.m., at the Library & Banningwood Preserve
“STEAM Saturday” Geology Lecture & Tour with Ralph Lewis
As part of the library’s “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” summer reading program and STEAM Program, local geologist Ralph Lewis will provide a short lecture, then lead a geological tour through the Banningwood Preserve.  STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math. The event is for children ages 12 and up and limited to 12 participants.

Tuesday, Jul. 19, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at the Library
Teen Bird House Painting Project with Kristen Thornton – Part 2
As part of the library’s “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” summer reading program, local artist Kristen Thornton will lead a project where teens (in grades 6 to 12) paint bird houses and posts that will be placed around Lyme and Old Lyme by the Lyme Garden Club, the Lyme Parks & Recreation Department and the Lyme Land Trust. The project is cosponsored by the Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau.

Saturday, Jul. 23, 10:30 a.m., at the Library
Mystic Aquarium Presentation
As part of the library’s “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” summer reading program, instructors from the Mystic Aquarium will present an assortment of live invertebrates such as lobsters, horseshoe crabs, shellfish and sea stars. The event is made possible by a generous donation from local residents.

Friday, Jul. 29, 8:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., at Lyme Land Trust Dark Sky Observation Site
Viewing the Dark Sky with Alan Sheiness
As part of the library’s “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” summer reading program, local astronomer Alan Sheiness will lead an evening of instruction that provides closeup looks at stars, constellations, the Milky Way and deep-sky objects. Directions to the site will be distributed to registrants prior to the event.

Adult Programs & Activities

Wednesday, Jul. 6, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., on Zoom
Racial Equity Book Club
The Lyme Public Library’s Racial Equity Book Club will discuss “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” by Malcolm X and Alex Haley, copies of which will be available at the circulation desk.  The event is cosponsored by the Bigelow Library in Clinton, Massachusetts. To register for the program and receive the Zoom link, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Thursday, Jul. 7, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Library
Eric Hesselberg’s “Night Boat to New York”
Author Erik Hesselberg, who has been writing about the Connecticut River for more than 20 years, will make a presentation about his new book, “Night Boat to New York: Steamboats on the Connecticut, 1815-1931.” To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Thursday, Jul. 14, 6:00 p.m., on Zoom
A Taste of Ayurveda: The Pitta Dosha with Claire Ragozzino
Author, Ayurvedic counselor and certified yoga instructor Claire Ragozzino continues her series on the basics of Ayurvedic medicine.  To register for the program and receive the Zoom link, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Friday, Jul. 15, 1:00 p.m., at the Lymes’ Senior Center
Lyme Public Library/Lymes’ Senior Center Book Club
“As the Page Turns” is the book club sponsored by the Lyme Public Library and Lymes’ Senior Center. The selected book of the month can be picked up at the library’s circulation desk.  For more details, contact Library Director Melissa Fournier at 860-434-2272.

Tuesday, Jul. 26, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., at the Library
History of the Blues with Dan Stevens 
Veteran touring bluesman and teacher “Ramblin” Dan Stevens hosts a multimedia presentation of classic blues pieces played on authentic vintage instruments – interspersed with historical images, video and educational material.  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Saturday, Jul. 30, 8:30 a.m., at Pleasant Valley Preserve
Geological Tour of Pleasant Valley Preserve with Ralph Lewis
Local geologist Ralph Lewis leads a walk through the Pleasant Valley Preserve to lecture on and point out some rare geological highlights.

Town of Lyme Notice of Republican Party Primary

Notice is hereby given that a Primary of the Republican Party will be held in Lyme, CT on August 9, 2022 for nomination to each office indicated below. Notice is also hereby given that the following are the names of the party-endorsed candidates, if any, for nomination to each office indicated, together with the street address of said candidate. The party-endorsed candidates, if any, are indicated by an asterisk. Additionally, the following are the names of all other candidates who have filed their certificates of eligibility and consent to primary or have satisfied the primary petitioning requirements in conformity with the General Statutes as candidates for nomination to each office indicated, together with the street address of said candidates.  UNITED STATES SENATOR: *Themis Klarides, 66 Governors Way, Madison, CT 06443; Leora R. Levy, 59 Pecksland Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831; Peter Lumaj, 745 Mill Plain Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824; SECRETARY OF THE STATE: *Dominic Rapini, 4 Mariners Way, Branford, CT 06405; Brock Weber, 17 Lancewood Ln., Wolcott, CT 06716; Terrie E. Wood, 50 Saint Nicholas Rd., Darien, CT 06820. Dated at Hartford, Connecticut, this 22nd day of June, 2022.  DENISE W. MERRILL, SECRETARY OF THE STATE. The foregoing is a copy of the notice which I have received from the Office of the Secretary of the State, in accordance with Section 9-433 of the General Statutes.  As provided in said notice, a primary of the Republican Party for nomination to the state or district offices therein specified will be held on August 9, 2022.  The hours of voting at said primary and the location of the polls will be as follows: HOURS OF VOTING: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. LOCATION: Lyme Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT 06371 Absentee ballots will be counted at the Lyme Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT 06371. Dated at Lyme, Connecticut, this 24th day of June, 2022. Town Clerk, Linda A. Winzer, Town of Lyme

NOTE:  A sample ballot for this primary can be viewed by clicking here.