Lyme Restaurant Gets Clean Health Inspection Report
Lyme — A state inspection last week found no traces of rodents in Stella’s Italian Kitchen and Market, despite previous reports that rats had been found in the adjoining post office.
The New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services held an unannounced inspection at the Lyme restaurant on Friday .
The state’s health report says the visit came in response to a complaint of a “rat infestation” in the building, and notes that exterminators have been called and traps set up in the restaurant.
“No evidence of the presence of rodents,” the report by inspector Sharon Wogaman said.
The restaurant and the post office are located at 5 Main St. , along with Lyme Home and Hardware and a branch of Ledyard National Bank.
As of Wednesday, the post office had closed and residents were instructed to use the nearby branch in Lyme Center.
The owners of the building, Bob and Denby Coyle, assured Lyme residents over the town listserv Friday that they were on top of the situation.
“The inspection lasted for close to four hours,” the Coyles wrote, “and after a careful and thorough examination, the health department gave Stella’s a green rating (the highest of three scores).
“We will make certain that it remains that way.”
— Staff Report