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The Daily Five: Suicide Prevention Forum, Bridge Work, And Getting Hitched

Five things to know for East Lyme, Old Lyme, and Lyme on Thursday, January 31, 2013

1. You might see some debris on the roads this morning resulting from high winds which were expected to gust up to 60 mph at times throughout the night until 6 a.m. today. The National Weather Service also cautioned that some areas might experience minor coastal flooding.

So what kind of weather can we expect for today? More wind and early rain this morning should cede to mostly sunny skies this afternoon. Weather.com is predicting a high temperature of 51 degrees but it will get cooler as the day goes on, ultimately dropping to 27 degrees overnight. Tonight should be windy and clear. 

2. East Lyme Youth Services Bureau will be hosting a community forum on suicide prevention tonight at the East Lyme Senior Center beginning at 7:00 p.m. The event will feature a variety of experts, plus local people affected by these tragic losses who will share their stories. 

The forum is made possible thanks to memorial contributions made to the East Lyme Youth Services Bureau in the name of Brian Dagle, a 2010 graduate of East Lyme High School and well-liked employee of the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department’s Playground Program. Dagle committed suicide last November, leaving a big hole in the heart of everyone who knew him.

3. The Connecticut Department of Transportation will begin work on the bridge carrying Flat Rock Hill Road over I-95 in Old Lyme on Friday, February 1. The work involves replacing the bridge deck and parapets, modifications to the substructure, and drainage improvement.

While the project is underway, Flat Rock Hill Road will be restricted to just one lane, with traffic directed by a temporary traffic signal. The work will also affect traffic on both I-95 northbound and southbound lanes by the bridge.   

4. If you're planning to get hitched on Valentine's Day at Olde Mistick Village, where a justice of the peace will be performing wedding ceremonies for free, the wedding ceremonies will now be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. rather than 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as originally announced. 

5. East Lyme High School will have a half day on Friday, as the afternoon is set aside for professional development. East Lyme Middle School students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m., Flanders Elementary students at 12:30 p.m.

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