Free Lunch

Matt continues to host the $5 Monday Night Jams (5 p.m. kids and 6 p.m. adults) and Drawing and Painting for Teens (Fridays at 4–6:30 p.m.) Questions? Contact Matt at CES Design Studios: Free Lunch Studio Dept., 860-305-6621 or […]

Grad Night 2015 Art Competition

Grad Night 2015 Art Competition Winners AnnouncedGranby Parents for a Safe Graduation Party has announced the winners of the 2015 Art Competition. The first place entry will be used to design the invitation for the Granby Memorial High School’s Safe Graduation Party.  The winning design will also be featured on a complementary Grad Night t-shirt, which all seniors will receive. The grad night party is free to all graduating seniors and will be held this year on June 18, at the Farming […]

P & Z – Vineyard Hearing

Decision pending after second vineyard hearing  By Elaine Jones On April 14, the Planning and Zoning Commission continued the public hearing that began March 25, for the application by Michelle Niedermeyer and Kevin Riggott, owners of the Lost Acres Vineyard to modify and expand the existing Special Permit, issued by the P&Z on Dec. 9, 2008, for a farm store and the sale of wine under a farm-winery liquor permit. After listening to the comments of all residents in attendance, P& […]

Republican of the year

Paula Johnson named Republican of the year By Mark Neumann and Diane Hernsdorf Paula Johnson was recognized as Granby’s Republican of the Year at the 7th Senatorial District Lincoln Day Dinner on March 20. In her years of volunteer service to the citizens of Granby, Johnson has mentored 4-H Pony Club, been a director for the Community Fund, a member of the Commission on Aging, served as municipal Agent for the Elderly over a 10-year period, set up programs at the Senior Center, found r […]

Registrar’s Office was busy place

April was a busy month in the Registrars’ office preparing for the Town Budget Referendum, completing a High School Voter Registration Session, attending the Association’s spring conference, and finishing the Annual Canvass. Every year, registrars in each of Connecticut’s 169 municipalities are required by state statute to conduct a voter registration session in each of their public high schools. Granby registrars held their session on April 21 at GMHS. This is a wonderful opp […]

Public Works

Mattress Recycling ProgramEffective May 1, Granby will be part of the Connecticut Mattress Recycling Program. Recycling will be a seamless transition for residents of Granby. Mattresses and box springs will continue to be accepted at the Granby Transfer Station during hours of operation, be sent off for recycling just as they have been since July of 2012. The biggest change is that mattresses and box springs will be accepted free-of-charge. The state law now requires that a recycling fee be char […]

Benchmark of spring—the peepers are back!

Benchmark of spring—the peepers are back! By Shirley Murtha For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been hearing that iconic audible performance that means spring has finally arrived: the mating call of the tiny amphibian known as the spring peeper, or Hyla crucifer. For such a small creature (an inch or just a bit over), the little frog has really got a set of pipes! Actually, the “pipes” is a thin membranous vocal sac, an out-pocketing from the floor of the mouth. When the frog wants to […]

Selectmen’s budget accepted by BOF

Selectmen’s operating budget accepted by BOFby Shirley Murtha The Board of Finance accepted the $15.195 million municipal budget presented by the Board of Selectmen at the April 6 meeting. The budget was then officially adopted by the selectmen and presented to the April 13 public hearing. A total of $96,700 in reductions had been made to keep the increase at 2.5 percent. Funds were cut in administration, personal and property protection, library, recreation and social services, however public […]

BOF sends budget to referendum

By Shirley Murtha Approximately 60 residents attended the April 13 public hearing where the boards of selectmen and education presented their 2015–2016 budgets for questions and comments. Board of Finance Chairman Mike Guarco opened the meeting with an overview of the town charter that spells out the hearing and the subsequent voting procedure. First Selectman Scott Kuhnly and Board of Education Chairman Ron Walther presented details of their respective budgets. The BOS Municipal Services […]

Sign up for Memorial Day activities

The Granby Memorial Day Association invites town officials, the fire department and its auxiliary, Scout units and other civic and social groups to take part in the annual parade and program on Monday, May 25. First-time parade participants, and organizations wishing to have a concession on the green must be registered with Parade Marshall James O. Hall (860-653-3819). The honorary parade marshall will be Howard Berg who served in the Coast Guard during World War II. Berg was responsible […]