Weekly Update from the First Selectman (4.9.2021)

The Board of Selectmen has voted to restore the Town’s Memorial Day Parade. The parade will commence at 11:00 AM starting at the Lyme Street Firehouse and will end at the Duck River Cemetery. The usual memorial ceremony will be hosted by the Lyme/Old Lyme VFW. There will be no parking on the Lyme Street parade route and the public may park behind the schools or on Ferry Road. Due to COVID concerns, the hot dog and soda reception at the Firehouse will be suspended for this year.

The Halls Road Improvement Committee will be holding a work party to detangle the wooded lot leading to the old bridge abutment off Halls Road. You are invited to join the committee on Saturday, April 17, 2021 on the old bridge access road between 8 AM – 1 PM. Bring gloves, clippers, loppers, rakes, & hand saws and be ready to do some bush whacking. The rain date is Saturday, April 24th.

We are proud to report that Old Lyme’s Heart Safe Community renewal has been approved by the Department of Public Health. The Department’s Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), in collaboration with the American Heart Association, aims to help Connecticut's municipalities, workplaces and campuses improve the chances of survival for anyone suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. A “HEARTSafe” designation demonstrates that there is an effort to promote and support CPR training, public access to defibrillation through strategic placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), CPR and AED trained and equipped individuals, and early advanced care.

The Old Lyme Police Department, located on Shore Road, is now able to resume fingerprinting. If you need fingerprinting services, you can contact the Department at (860) 434-1986. Residents may also continue to utilize fingerprinting services provided by the State Police. Information about scheduling an appointment can be found here.

The Resident State Trooper's office and Lyme/Old Lyme Schools have begun Operation Wildcat. The main goal of Operation Wildcat is safety and education. As the warmer weather approaches and more traffic arrives in town, Old Lyme and State Police will be highly visible in school zones on Lyme Street and Mile Creek Road. They will be looking for any type of unsafe operation of motor vehicles and moving violations. Please follow all traffic laws and drive safely.

-Tim Griswold, First Selectman