3 hrs ago
Connecticut Transgender Teen Found After Escaping Treatment Facility
A 16-year-old transgender girl, who attracted national attention when she was imprisoned without criminal charges, was found on Tuesday, hours after she escaped during her first day at a private treatment facility in Hartford, Conn., state officials said. The teenager, who has been referred to by the Department of Children and Families as "Jane Doe" due to her age, had escaped around 11:45 a.m. EST, and was found in Hartford shortly before 4 p.m. EST, local police told NBC Connecticut.
11 hrs ago
Monterey County Herald
Transgender teenager in confinement case escapes
A troubled transgender girl whose imprisonment in Connecticut without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates escaped from custody Tuesday, state officials said. The teenager has been moved several times since a judge in April ordered her to be imprisoned at the request of the Department of Children and Families, who said she was too violent to remain in their custody.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Coyote Sightings, Missing Pets Reported in Waterford Over the Weekend
Have you seen coyotes around Waterford recently? Waterford-East Lyme Animal Control Officer Robert Yuchniuk said that over the Sept. 12 weekend, he received: "Please keep your cats inside and watch your dogs when you take them outside," Yuchniuk posted on Facebook.
Police logs for Sept. 15, 2014
Leidi Serrano, 29, of 133 Poquonnock Road was charged Sunday with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace. Jason R. Kowalski, 42, of 219 Candlewood Road, was charged Saturday with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and failure to drive in the proper lane.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Plans in works for East Lyme development
A developer expects to break ground this fall on a residential and retail complex that will accommodate four commercial storefronts and 24 apartments at 369-377 Main St. in Niantic. The plan calls for commercial spaces on the first floor along Main Street with residential units on the second and third floors, said local developer Gary D. Smith, a special engineer under GDS Capital Holdings LLC. Design plans show the complex, called Bayside, as a light-colored, white-trimmed building with clapboard siding, rooftop gables on either end of the building, balconies for some units and lansdcaping around the building.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Anyone Missing a Dog in the East Lyme Area?
A motorist has accused him of threatening to kill him and then showing up outside his place of work a few days later. The mother of slain Romeoville teenager Briana Valle recounted the last years of her life and the day she was shot.
Pit Bull Breeding Operation Results in Plea From Waterford Animal Control
Waterford-East Lyme Animal Control Officer Robert Yuchniuk was dismayed to discover a pit bull breeding operation after the organizers were long gone. I recently learned of a back yard pit bull breeding operation in my town.
Send exit sign plan to off ramp
Concerning the renumbering of the exits on I-395, I can't possibly be the only person who finds this utterly ridiculous and a waste of $5.5 million.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Plan outlined to get Old Lyme wastewater to New London treatment plant
The Water Pollution Control Authority outlined steps on Tuesday, as it plans for a system to send wastewater from several shoreline neighborhoods through sewers to a New London treatment plant. The WPCA is proposing a centralized, town-managed pump station that would send wastewater through East Lyme and Waterford for treatment in New London.
Millstone nuclear plant prepares against terrorism attack
At 9:30 Tuesday morning, Michael O'Connor, director of emergency operations at the Millstone Power Station, summed up the scenario for the roomful of plant staff gathered at the temporary command center at Camp Niantic in East Lyme. "Twelve adversaries gained access to the protected area, and we still have two at large," he said.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Niantic River Bridge Reopens [UPDATE]
The Niantic River Bridge is currently closed to traffic, according to East Lyme Public Safety . Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.
East Lyme tries to predict future of its school district
As the school board continues to consider options to address its three aging elementary schools, it began looking into the town's demographics on Monday. The school system is considering projected student enrollment, among other factors, while it plans a solution for its elementary schools.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
East Lyme Zoning Commission to hold public hearing Sept. 18
The Zoning Commission has scheduled a public hearing for Sept. 18, following a remand order from a state judge in an appeals case from a developer.
Can You Help Noland the Cat?
Noland is a big, lovable cat who doesn't seem to mind the dogs that come in and out of the shelter. His owners were moving and brought him to the shelter, according to Waterford-East Lyme Animal Control .
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Interstate 395 exits to get new numbers
Interstate 395 will be the first highway in the state to comply with federal requirements for exit numbers to match up with mile markers. Under the current system, the exits on the highway that runs between East Lyme and the Massachusetts border at Thompson are numbered consecutively, no matter how far apart they are.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Repeat prescription drug offenses land East Lyme men in prison
Two men who were charged last year with transporting hundreds of prescription pills from New York City to East Lyme are paying the legal consequences after repeating the same crime this spring, police said. Tyler D. Glendenning, 22, of 282 Chesterfield Road is accused of arranging for James R. Douglas, 22, of 22 Crossley Court to drive to Brooklyn on April 3, 2014, to purchase about $4,000 worth of oxycodone pills.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Residential golf carts making some inroads in Connecticut
Among the cars, bicycles and motor scooters, golf carts have cropped up this summer in several driveways at the Black Point Beach Club Association and other neighborhoods. East Lyme and, most recently, Stonington have become the latest communities in the area to allow golf carts in designated neighborhoods.
Maine woman comes to Niantic, fundraising by kayak for Guatemala children
Deborah Walters paddles to the dock Wednesday at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club, the latest stop on her 2,500-mile trip from Yarmouth, Maine, to Guatemala. Walters is raising money and awareness to help children living in a garbage dump community in Guatemala City.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
I-395 in Eastern Connecticut.
The exit numbers will be changing to reflect at what mile they are located, which means exit 80 may soon be exit 11. That's because exit 80 is closest to the eleven mile mark on Interstate 395 which starts in East Lyme and goes 54 miles north to the Massachusetts border.
Don't forget the good work of Ed Morris
It was with sincere regret I read Ed Morris resigned as the East Lyme Democratic Town chairman.