February 23, 2019

Renewed Effort to Save the Ferries – Public Meeting June 28

With the renewed prospect of further cuts in state funding, it seems very likely that elimination of the Chester-Hadlyme and Rock Hill ferries will be on Governor Malloy’s list of budget cuts which he will ask the legislature to approve.

In an effort to engage public support to save the ferries there will be a public meeting on Tuesday June 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Hadlyme Public Hall, located at the intersection of Ferry Road (Rt. 146), Day Hill Road and Joshuatown Road in Lyme.

Earlier this year the Hadlyme Public Hall Association paid to have a mailing list compiled of more than 800 names of those who signed petitions to save the ferries last December, and the Association will be sending a postcard appeal to that list urging them to call their state legislators.  The Association has authorized the expenditure of $1,000 to cover any expenses associated with this effort.

Ferry supporters ask that everyone who wishes to assist in this effort should attend this meeting, submitting that this may be the last chance to “Save the Ferries.”