Simanski ‘adopts’ Enders

Simanski ‘adopts’ Enders and American Legion State Forests State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) announced he has adopted Enders State Forest in West Granby and American Legion State Forest in Barkhamsted, joining a coalition of state park and greenway advocates within the Connecticut General Assembly. Simanski made the announcement on the same day the Friends of Connecticut State Parks and the Connecticut Forest and Park Association assembled in Hartford for their Advocacy Day a […]

Scholarship for seniors 

Scholarship for seniors pursuing helping careers There still is time for Connecticut high school seniors considering a future in one of the “helping” professions to apply for college funding from the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association (CFDA). For the 15th consecutive year, the statewide association is accepting applications for its college Family Support Services Scholarship program. Eight $500 college scholarships will be presented, one to a student in each of the state&rsqu […]

Three Votes A Day

Three Votes a Day Holcomb Farm—One of Many Local Polling Locations By Joe O’Grady I once heard the owner of Bobolink Dairy in New Jersey say that, “you have three votes a day to decide what kind of world you want to live in…breakfast, lunch and dinner.” I studied politics at college and it remains an obsessive addiction that I wish I could quit. So when I heard this, a stadium full of light bulbs went off and I realized the truth and profundity of the statement. Roughly 40 […]

Rec News

Director: Tom TyburskiOffice Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open 24/7 at for program registration.Telephone: 860-653-8947Fax: 860-653-0173Website: We accept MasterCard/Visa/Discover for payments. Program/Trip Registration: All programs/trips are based on a first come basis and space availability and require advance registration; payment must accompany registration. Please register early to avoid disappointment. Scholarships: Recreational and leisure opport […]

Public Works

2015 Holiday Trash Schedule Please note that Good Friday is not a holiday for Paine’s and therefore there will be no delay of trash service. The next holiday that will delay trash pickup is Monday, May 25, Memorial Day. Mark Your Calendars Granby Public Works will be hosting a shred-it day. The paper-shredding event will be held at 52 North Granby Road from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, May 16. Proof of Granby residency is required. Documents are shredded onsite. Please do not bring ma […]

Patchwork Schoolhouse Turns 15

Patchwork Schoolhouse turns 15 By Karen O’Keefe  The Patchwork Schoolhouse is celebrating its 15th anniversary of teaching and caring for the children of the Granby area. The center has been an inspirational and creative learning home for many children over the years. The center’s philosophy, “Each child is like a piece of a patchwork quilt, beautiful, strong and unique. When all the pieces are united they create a community stitched together by creativity, individuality, inte […]

BOE Rejects Proposed Budget

BOE Rejects Proposed BudgetBy Kim BeckerIn an unanticipated move, three Board of Education members derailed efforts to approve the administration’s proposed budget, citing concerns about increasing third grade class size and the low tuition for regular education students at the integrated preschool. Dr. Alan Addley, superintendent of schools, was charged with finding a way to keep a third grade teacher, thus reducing the class size, and still keep the budget increase to only 2.4 percent as […]

Library News

Granby Public LibraryMonday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Sundays through March 29: 1 – 4 p.m.Cossitt Public LibraryTuesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., and 3 – 8 p.m.Saturday: 12 – 5 p.m.ClosingsThe libraries will be closed on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4 for the Easter weekend.Find Us Online Town of Granby (; Main Blog (www.granbypubliclibraries.blogspot […]

Three Board Meeting

Auditors present favorable report at three-board meeting By Shirley Murtha At the three-board meeting on February 24 in the Granby Senior/Youth Center, representatives from the accounting firm of Blum Shapiro reported on their recent audit of Granby’s books for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. No material weaknesses or significant deficiencies were found, and it was noted that town management was very cooperative and helpful in providing all the documents necessary. Board of Education bu […]

Board of Selectmen

Town Manager reviews 2015-16 budget proposal By Shirley Murtha Town Manager William Smith reviewed the 2015-16 proposed budget at the March 2 Board of Selectmen meeting. The Town Operation section of $10,155,668 represented a 3.49 percent increase, which was above what the Board of Finance suggested. Although hoping to maintain services to the town as they are now, Smith prepared a reduction list, places where the budget could be cut to approach a 2.5 percent suggested by some members of the […]