The Daily Five: Basketball, School Construction, and Sewers—Who Wants Them And Who Doesn't!

Five things to know for East Lyme, Old Lyme, and Lyme on Tuesday, December 11, 2012


1. Last night's dense fog advisory was due to be lifted, and the fog with it, at about 4 a.m. so today's commute should be less like driving through pea soup than it was yesterday. Weather.com is predicting the clouds will yield to mostly sunny skies with a high temperature of 47 degrees. Temperatures will drop considerably tonight, though, to a low of 29 degrees. 

2. Landmark's proposed affordable housing development in the Oswegatchie Hills section of East Lyme is on the agenda once again. The Water and Sewer Commission has been asked to make a determination as to whether the town has enough sewer capacity to support the large housing project. The meeting will begin tonight at 7 p.m. in the main meeting room at East Lyme Town Hall. 

3. The town of Old Lyme, meanwhile, is trying to find a way to deal with wastewater while continuing to maintain its sewer avoidance policy. That particular task is being taken up by the recently-formed Wastewater Management Task Force, which will meet tonight at Old Lyme Town Hall at 7:30 p.m.

4. It's nearly basketball season and the deadline to register kids grades K-8 for Old Lyme and Lyme's youth basketball league is rapidly approaching. Old Lyme residents have until December 12 to register with the town's Parks and Recreation Department, which is located in the lower level of Old Lyme Town Hall or you can register online. Call (860) 434-1605 ext 235 or email parkrec@oldlyme-ct.gov if you have any questions. 

Lyme residents have until December 14 but must register with Lyme's Parks and Recreation Department, located at the Lyme Town Hall. If you have any questions regarding the Lyme registration, please contact Jason and Kristen Thornton at (860) 884-­5057 or kristenthornton@aol.com. 

The registration fee is $40 per child or $65 per family. Most games will be played at the Lyme-Old Lyme High School although ongoing construction may require alternative arrangements at some point. The program depends on parent volunteers and volunteer coaches, so if you're interested please contact your local Parks and Recreation Department. 

5. Speaking of high school construction, as of November the Lyme-Old Lyme High School construction project was 91 percent complete. The budget was up somewhat, however, from $38,992,251 to $39,014,831. Meanwhile, East Lyme High School's new athletic field was on track and on budget to be completed as scheduled.

That's pretty good news as about a year ago, it looked as if there might not be enough money for the concession stand. According to the latest report, given at last night's Board of Education meeting, both the concession stand and the equipment storage facility will be part of the final project. 


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