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The Daily Five: Old Lyme Annual Town Meeting, East Lyme Education Budget Public Hearing

Five things to know in East Lyme, Old Lyme, and Lyme for Monday, January 28, 2013

1. The clear, sunny skies we enjoyed this weekend are going away today, as clouds move in bringing a wintry mix this afternoon, which could make this evening's commute hazardous. By later tonight, we'll be looking at mostly rain showers, according to weather.com. There won't be much fluctuation in temperature, though, with a predicted daily high of 33 degrees and an overnight low of 32 degrees. 

2. Tonight, the East Lyme Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the proposed school district budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014. School Superintendent James Lombardo will begin with a presentation of the draft budget, followed by a question and answer session. The hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. at East Lyme High School's Cafeteria. If you've got questions, now's the time to ask them. 

The regular Board of Education meeting will be held immediately following in the INTV Room B101 at the high school, where the board will continue its discussion on the budget and take action on adjustments proposed to the school district calendar for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.  

3. Old Lyme will hold its Annual Town Business Meeting this evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Hall of the Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall, 52 Lyme Street. Residents will be asked to vote on the following:

  • To accept the Annual Town Report for the fiscal year July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012, as submitted by the Board of Finance.
  • to allow interagency communication between Police, Fire, EMS, Public Works and other agencies, as recommended by the Board of Finance and Board of Selectmen.
  • To elect the successor to Scott A. Chester as a member of the Board of Assessment Appeals for the period from January 2013 to the next municipal election in November 2013.

4. In case you missed it, the Lyme-Old Lyme Education Foundation's (LOLEF) first annual Trivia Bee was a great success, with 26 teams competing and a good crowd of supporters turning out to cheer everyone on and make disparaging noises when someone gave an incorrect answer.

"I think for our first shot it was better than expected," said Michael Kane, who helped coordinate the event for LOLEF. The event raised more than $6,000 for the school district. 

5. The Old Lyme Board of Selectmen will announce the recipient of the 2012 Citizen of the Year award at tonight's meeting. Who would you nominate? 

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