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You are needed

A Granby resident is needed to fill a vacancy on the Park and Recreation Board. If you are interested in serving your town on this board, call the Democratic Town Committee Chairman Jim Lofink, 860-810-0274; Republican Town Committee Chairman Mark Neumann, 860-653-9668; or Town Manager John Ward, 860-844-5300.

East Street Decision

I am angry and extremely disappointed with the actions of both the Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen regarding the property at 107 East Street. Please note that this anger is not directed at either the Vaughan or the Hayes families, who have both been subject to false accusations and animosity.

East Street Decision

There is only one way to move forward with respect to the broken RFP process regarding 107 East Street. The Board of Selectmen must invite Westmeadow Farm back to the RFP process and confirm that from this point on, the procedure will be governed by fairness.  At that point, Westmeadow’s proposal should go to a Town vote.

Support for Webster

As an “experienced” voter in Granby, I have consistently noted the lack of candidates for state office on our ballots. Amanda Webster plans to change that in November.

Support for Webster

It has been a privilege to watch Amanda Webster as a candidate for Connecticut’s District 62 representative. She has shown commitment to meeting with, talking with, and understanding the residents of the four towns she hopes to represent.

Granby marketing plan revisited-Phase II

In previous Drummer articles, I have expressed my opinions on aspects of our town’s fiscal status and how they are impacted by the boards’ decisions in the final determination for action on asset properties (eg. Kearns School and East Street Farm).

College Scholarship Deadlines

Granby Lions Club – May 1

Community Scholarship Association of Granby – May 1

Citizens for a Better Granby (Granby Drummer) – May 1

Democrat Town Committee – May 4

Students should contact Ms. Caruso in the high school guidance department for applications.

FY19 budget discussed at public hearing

Between 75 and 80 residents attended the Public Hearing on the 2018-2019 budget held at the Granby Memorial High School auditorium on April 9. The $45,254,588 budget represents a 2.78 percent increase in expenditures over the current budget, leading to a 1.98 percent increase in the mill rate.

Webster slate wins Granby Democratic caucus

The Amanda Webster Slate was voted to attend the Democratic Connecticut House of Representatives convention this May by the Democratic voters of Granby. All registered Granby Democrats were invited to attend and vote for the slate of delegates pledged to their preferred candidate.

Support for Webster

As an “experienced” voter in Granby, I have consistently noted the lack of candidates for state office on our ballots. Amanda Webster plans to change that in November.

Support for Webster

It has been a privilege to watch Amanda Webster as a candidate for Connecticut’s District 62 representative. She has shown commitment to meeting with, talking with, and understanding the residents of the four towns she hopes to represent.

Granby marketing plan revisited-Phase II

In previous Drummer articles, I have expressed my opinions on aspects of our town’s fiscal status and how they are impacted by the boards’ decisions in the final determination for action on asset properties (eg. Kearns School and East Street Farm).

College Scholarship Deadlines

Granby Lions Club – May 1

Community Scholarship Association of Granby – May 1

Citizens for a Better Granby (Granby Drummer) – May 1

Democrat Town Committee – May 4

Students should contact Ms. Caruso in the high school guidance department for applications.

FY19 budget discussed at public hearing

Between 75 and 80 residents attended the Public Hearing on the 2018-2019 budget held at the Granby Memorial High School auditorium on April 9. The $45,254,588 budget represents a 2.78 percent increase in expenditures over the current budget, leading to a 1.98 percent increase in the mill rate.

Webster slate wins Granby Democratic caucus

The Amanda Webster Slate was voted to attend the Democratic Connecticut House of Representatives convention this May by the Democratic voters of Granby. All registered Granby Democrats were invited to attend and vote for the slate of delegates pledged to their preferred candidate.

Public Works

Trash Holiday: Monday, May 28, 2018 – Memorial Day is a holiday for Paine’s Inc. All trash pickups will be delayed by one day the week after the holiday. Paine’s notifications: Did you know you can sign up for email alerts from Paine’s?  Don’t worry they won’t swamp your inbox.

Minutes • Board of Education Meeting April 4, 2018

Congratulations to Addyson Earl, a 6th grader at GMMS, who was a finalist in a PBS talent competition that had over 1,000 entries. Middle school students Kylie Coxon, Galen Platt, Alexa Becker, Caelum Janski, Jason Brown, and Alec Jedamonov participated in a regional history day competition at Manchester High School and will advance to the state contest in April.

Changing school start times

The Granby Board of Education (BOE) recently charged the Superintendent of Schools to conduct an administrative study to explore the impact of different school start times on students’ wellness and academic performance and to assess the feasibility of the implementation of new start times for all Granby schools. In Connecticut, school districts such as Greenwich, Wilton, Guilford, West Hartford, and Simsbury have implemented, or are currently exploring, new start times.