Support for Eastwood

I am writing to extend my support to Valerie Eastwood as candidate for the 62nd district. Eastwood is extremely thoughtful and considerate.

An exciting choice

I am a longtime Granby resident and find myself very enthused to see two local Democratic women vying for the party’s nomination in the race for the Connecticut House of Representatives in our district. They both appear to be energetic and eager to take on our long-time Republican incumbent, Bill Simanski.

Praise for Granby schools

My wife and I have lived in Granby for 35 years and both of our daughters are graduates of GMHS; both went on to Bates College and are now successful professionals. I was the product of the parochial school system in Fairfield county.

Letters to the Editor

Unsigned editorials are the consensus opinion of the editorial staff and publisher.  Commentary pieces express the opinion of the writer and not necessarily the opinion of the Drummer.Roundabout Project ObjectionIt seems to me that the state has the cart before the horse when it comes to the Five Corners roundabout project. A roundabout may turn out to be unnecessary if all that is needed is better visibility of oncoming traffic from the south side of Rte. 10/202. This suggests that the pro […]

Letters to the Editor

Best use of tax dollars?In response to the letter to the editor in the February issue titled, Best use of Tax Dollars.Having a very strong opinion that the tax dollars of this town paid by taxpayers like you and me are not being used in a fiscally responsible manner, it does appear as if the financial decisions made by the DPW and our town are not made in the best interest of the taxpayers as much as they have been in the best interest of the DPW. Spending taxpayers dollars to replace an assigne […]

​CTVV: Community Outreach is focus of First Congregational Church Of Granby

These days religion is a major topic on many fronts: from families who have abandoned weekly attendance at church due to hectic schedules, individuals who have found renewed or change of faith, people who have lost spiritual belief, to those who use their sphere of worship as a “war room” in condemnation of those of other opposing creeds or cultures.Susan Regan, host of CT Valley Views, explores with Reverend Dr. Virginia McDaniel the transformation of First Congregational Church of Granby from […]

Pot is not for Pets

As you all  know, Connecticut has a medical  marijuana law that allows for medicinal use under certain conditions.  Our  state  has  also  removed  jail  time  for  possessing  small  amounts  of  marijuana.  The decriminalization  has  lead  to  increases  in  cases  of  accidental  exposure  of  pets  across  the  country  and  in our & […]

Granby UCC Churches Discuss Racism in America

By Marilyn SponzoFirst Congregational Church of Granby and South Congregational Church are partnering to offera series of conversations on racism in America. The program is based on “Sacred Conversation on Race,” an initiative of the United Church of Christ, the denomination to which both churches belong.The program will use a three-pronged approach to explore issues of race, privilege and systemic inequality in America. First, Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority, a provocat […]

CTVV: J.R. Romano-The New Face of the CT GOP

There is a new man on the conservative team — J.R. Romano, Chairman of the Conn. Republican Party. He’s young and indefatigable, yet comes into this new position with an “old soul” experience that has re-energized his conservative party.He’s likable, astute and dedicated to taking on the challenge of educating and informing Connecticut’s citizens in what needs to be done to, as he sees it, reverse the travesties that have occurred under liberal leadership.Susan Regan, host of CT Vall […]

CTVV: PURA, a leading Connecticut gatekeeper

PURA, the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, is a three-member quasi-judicial body that oversees and regulates the state’s electricity, natural gas, water and telecommunications companies. This agency has significant responsibility for monitoring industries that economically impact virtually 100 percent of the state’s citizens, private and public commercial enterprises, as well as municipal budgets.Michael Caron, a commissioner for PURA since his appointment in 2012 by Governor M […]