The Daily Five: Man Charged in Standoff, Kindergarten Registration, Christmas Tree Pickup

Five things to know for East Lyme, Old Lyme, Lyme on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

1. Yesterday's snowfall tapered off around midnight last night and there's just a 10 percent chance of precipitation today. Weather.com is predicting a cloudy, windy, and cold day with temperatures topping out at just 26 degrees and dropping to a frigid 11 degrees overnight. 

2. The Old Lyme Board of Selectmen Meeting that would have been held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday has been rescheduled as a Special Meeting tonight at 6 p.m. On the agenda under old business are updates on the budget and the town's amusement license. In new business, the board will discuss applying to Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for dam repairs and the fishway on Rogers Lake.  

3. The six-hour standoff between an armed man and Waterford Police was one of the bigger news stories over the weekend. Although it ended peacefully on Saturday, 49-year-old Jonathan Bill of 28 Ferri Drive in Waterford now faces with charges of first-degree threatening, second-degree breach of peace and interfering with police. Several guns were seized from his home after he allegedly threatened to shoot a police officer. Bill was held on $100,000 bond and will appear in court today.

4. It's nearly time to register for kindergarten at Lyme-Old Lyme schools. Registration will be held January 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lyme Consolidated School and Mile Creek School. Children who will be turning five by January 1, 2014, are eligible to register to attend school in September 2013. Parents should bring birth certificates, proof of immunization and health records, and two forms of proof of residency.  

5. Old Lyme residents can put their Christmas trees out for pickup this week through January 25 and next week from January 28 to February 1.   


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