In Small Towns, Family Of Firefighters Is Often The Literal Truth

12-31-2007

"Old Lyme -- Volunteering is a choice, right? Or is it a birthright? Or an inheritance?"

East Lyme Officer Put On Paid Leave Pending Investigation

12-23-2007

"East Lyme — Longtime police officer Joseph Dunn was placed on paid administrative leave Friday pending a personnel investigation."

EL Police Now Allowed To Use Taser Weapons

11-30-2007

"The East Lyme Police Department recently joined dozens of other resident-trooper programs around the state that allow their officers to use Tasers."

EL Voters To Consider 5% Budget Hike

05-03-2007

"East Lyme — Voters will decide whether to approve a 5 percent increase to the budget at a town meeting later this month. The budget reflects increases to capital improvement, public safety and emergency departments."

A Vote For Public Safety

03-24-2007

"East Lyme residents and voters will be asked Monday to approve a public-safety complex, a project that has been hanging around in one form or another for a number of years."

Safety-Complex Plan Too Expensive

03-23-2007

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All Parties Should Unite To OK Safety Complex

03-19-2007

"I have resided in East Lyme for the past 40 years and have been involved in some form of public safety for the past 25 years, both as a member and chief of the Flanders Fire Department and as a constable for the town's police department."

State Officials To Rule On Police Officer's Charges Of Harassment

11-24-2006

"Old Lyme — State labor officials have begun arbitration hearings on a grievance filed by a town police officer who alleges harassment by his state police supervisors, including alleged threats of physical violence. "

Father, son sue over possible rabies contact

09-12-2006

"EAST LYME, Conn. -- The town is being sued by a man and his son in the wake of the shooting of a suspected rabid raccoon in their back yard."

East Lyme Officials Discuss Cutting State Trooper, Funding New Fire Truck

02-07-2006

"East Lyme -- In the first of many upcoming meetings to sift through the town's budget, the Board of Selectmen Monday discussed eliminating one of East Lyme's two resident state troopers and reaffirmed their support for the practice of annually funding capital accounts to pay for major purchases."

East Lyme Board Gets Serious About Safety Complex

12-31-2005

"East Lyme —After a meeting between members of the Board of Selectmen and a public safety committee this month, plans to build a public safety complex appear to be moving ahead at a quickened pace."

Court Backs Town in Benefits Case:

11-11-2005

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Fraser Supports The East Lyme Police

10-27-2005

"Letters To The Editor: East Lyme First Selectman Wayne Fraser has demonstrated leadership in finding short- and long-term solutions for a new police department. "

Harley Helps Put a Bite on Crime:

09-16-2005

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EL Firefighters Sign One-

06-08-2005

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Sites Eyed For Safety Facility

03-23-2005

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East Lyme Panel Mends Fences, Seeks Land For Safety Complex

11-30-2004

"Nearly four months after a plan for a public safety complex died during a bitterly debated Board of Finance meeting, a new committee is making progress in its efforts to identify a parcel and recommend a design for the building. "

Four Items On Agenda For Special Town Meeting

11-16-2004

"The final two items involve the release of funds from the town's Capital Nonrecurring Expenditure Accounts. One calls for the release of $575,000 to purchase a ladder truck and make facility modifications for the Niantic Fire Department."

High Court To Decide On Benefits For East Lyme Constables

10-19-2004

"The state Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case that will decide whether municipalities with constabulary forces are required to pay costly heart and hypertension benefits to their constables. "

Work to Begin on Safety Building Plans

10-15-2004

"East Lyme -- The Public Safety Design/Site Selection Committee will hold its first official meeting Monday night at the Emergency Operations Center at 171 Boston Post Road."

'The Place is a Dump'

08-20-2004

"East Lyme - East Lyme needs a new facility for its police department. "

Court Upholds Award To Officer

02-18-2004

"The court unanimously declined to extend to Cone the protection against negligence liability that property owners have when police officers and firefighters come onto their premises for emergency and other work-related calls. "