Submariners celebrated on the Niantic Bay Boardwalk -From Rota, Spain to Niantic, CT.

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In 1970, John Ort of Waterford and four other submariners arrived in Groton to serve on the USS Thomas Jefferson, which was homeported in Rota, Spain. These five submariners not only served together in Rota, Spain, but also lived together, off base, when they returned, every three months to Groton.  Having met in their 20’s, they have kept these “ties …

Harbingers of spring- Tree Planting Time in two new areas of East Lyme

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In the middle of February, we long to see that first robin at McCook Park, the first pussy willow bud at the inner harbor walkway to Cini Park, and the first crocus peeking from the snow at the gardens at the Hole-in-the-Wall.   Now, participants can contribute to these signs of spring with some new plantings. The Promise of Tomorrow’s Trees, …

East Lyme Public Trust Holds Annual Meeting

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On November 18, 2019, the East Lyme Public Trust held its annual meeting at which the present officers were re-elected.  By unanimous vote the group voted in for another term: President-Jessica Todd, Vice-President-Ted Norris, Secretary- Ann Chekal, and Treasurer- Kathy Cassidy.  Others again voted on to the Executive Council were Carol Marelli, Joe Legg, June Hoye, and Jim Gallagher. Ms. …

The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation continues to monitor Niantic Bay Beach

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation Beach Preservation and Beach Grass Planting, News, Niantic Bay Boardwalk and Beach

On November 6, 2019, the East Lyme Public Trust Foundation, in partnership with the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Dept., met to discuss their annual survey of Niantic Bay Beach, which they have conducted for the last 5 years.  Gerwick/Mereen, a surveying company of East Lyme, reported that the beach has remained relatively stable. Surveyors Bob Conigliaro and Mike Mason …

Dr. Robert DeSanto Honored by the East Lyme Public Trust

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The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation recently recognized Dr. Robert DeSanto for his 25 years of service in working to create the Niantic Bay Boardwalk and Beach at a celebration and band concert hosted by the Foundation at McCook Park Pavilion on July 26, 2019. Officials from the town of East Lyme, the Connecticut State Legislature, and the US Senate …