(photo) State Lawmakers Brief Old Lyme Taxpayers

January 29, 2016

OLD LYME – Sen. Paul Formica (left) and Rep. Devin Carney (right) on Jan.hosted open office hours at Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library.

More than 20 taxpayers attended the forum, asking the legislators questions and discussing the key issues being debated at the town and state levels.

The legislators also discussed their concerns regarding NEC Future Tier 1 Draft EIS “Alternative 1” which includes a study to improve rail service between major cities at the expense of the Old Lyme community. Carney and Formica said “Alternative 1” would negatively affect homeowners, the environment, the Old Lyme Historic District, businesses, and the character of the town.

The lawmakers urged anyone with comments on NEC Future Tier 1 Draft EIS to submit testimony to [email protected] by Feb. 15. For more information: http://www.necfuture.com/alternatives/alternatives_comparison.aspx .

Carney and Formica said residents can contact Congressman Joe Courtney, Sen. Chris Murphy and Sen. Richard Blumenthal and urge them to take action. Courtney’s number is (860) 886-0139, Murphy’s number is (860) 549-8463, and Blumenthal’s number is (860) 258-6940.

The legislators thanked taxpayers for attending the meeting and urged area residents to contact them anytime.

Formica can be reached at 800 842-1421 and at [email protected] Carney can be reached at 800 842-1423 and at [email protected] .