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"Old Lyme -- Volunteering is a choice, right? Or is it a birthright? Or an inheritance?"
"East Lyme Longtime police officer Joseph Dunn was placed on paid administrative leave Friday pending a personnel investigation."
"The East Lyme Police Department recently joined dozens of other resident-trooper programs around the state that allow their officers to use Tasers."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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. "
"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 -- 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 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."
"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. "
"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. "
"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."
"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. "
"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."
"East Lyme - East Lyme needs a new facility for its police department. "
"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. "