Posts Tagged ‘ Old Lyme ’

Migrating swallows put poetry in motion over Old Lyme

Oct 8th, 2014 | By

With soft moon glow and the setting sun for footlights, tiny winged performers by the hundreds soared high overhead and low across the lapping waters of the Connecticut River, drawn to an aerial stage over Goose Island. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Migrating swallows put poetry in motion over Old Lyme

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Major Sewer Project Planned In Old Lyme

Jul 4th, 2014 | By

The town and its beach communities are close to an agreement on a major project that would install sewers for the town’s thousands of summer homes. Small lots in each beach community are packed densely along the Long Island Sound shoreline, and most have inadequate septic systems. For more on this story, visit: Major Sewer

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Seeking solution to Old Lyme pollution

May 5th, 2014 | By

Old Lyme is trying to figure out how to deal with sewage problems, particularly in the beach areas off Route 156. It’s not a new issue by any means. Densely packed beach cottages and sandy soil are not a good mix when it comes to the ability of septic systems to handle human waste. The

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Thousands of fish turn up dead in Connecticut river

Jan 20th, 2014 | By

Thousands of fish have turned up dead in Old Lyme and environmental officials believe it was a natural occurrence. Striped bass lined the banks and the marsh near the Black Hall River Friday, two weeks after the state experienced a deep freeze. “Thousands,” said neighbor Fred Schavoir. “Birds were all over them. But since I

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Old Lyme residents concerned about herbicide spraying

Aug 28th, 2013 | By

A land trust wants to use herbicides to get rid of invasive plants, but some residents are saying, ‘not so fast.’ The Old Lyme Land Trust says herbicides are a last resort for a problem which is growing out of control. Christina Clayton is president of the trust which manages the Elizabeth B Karter Watch

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Reconnecting Old Lyme To The Connecticut River

May 9th, 2013 | By

Old Lyme resident Joe Camean vividly remembers the first time he saw the view from Shore Road. It was July 5, 1976. And ever since that day, he’s gradually seen more and more of the stunning vistas of the Connecticut River disappear from view as Amtrak put up more fences. … On May 6, he

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Land Gift Strengthens Conservation and Public Access along Connecticut River

Mar 29th, 2012 | By

A generous gift of land in Old Lyme’s Lord Cove will assist conservation and provide public access in one of the largest and most important tidal marsh areas along the Lower Connecticut River, two Connecticut conservation groups announced. The donation from the John Lohmann Revocable Trust to the Old Lyme Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy protects 38 acres that includes shoreline, tidal marsh and uplands.