Lyme and Old Lyme residents approve $57 million schools’ project

Voters on Tuesday approved $57.5 million in bonding for renovations and updates to four schools in the Lyme-Old Lyme School District with 3001 votes in favor and 2200 opposed. The referendum asked residents to approve or reject a request for $57,550,000 in bonds, with a state reimbursement of $9,775,000, to renovate and update four schools in the consolidated school district, at a net cost of $47,775,000. The referendum proposed updating heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems at Mile Creek School, Lyme School, Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School and Center School, all renovated between 18 and 20 years ago. Construction on the project would begin in the fall of 2023, with Center School and Lyme School completed in mid-2024, Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School completed in mid-2025, and Mile Creek School tentatively completed in August 2025.

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