School building committee recognized

Members of the school building committee that oversaw the renovations of Kelly Lane and Wells Road schools due to the closing of Kearns School were honored by the Board of Selectmen at its Jan. 16. meeting. Under the chairmanship of Gordon Bischoff, the committee achieved its goals on time and within budget. From l., Stephen Royer, Bill Kennedy, Mark Fiorentino, James Sansone, Bischoff, 
and First Selectman Scott Kuhnly. Photo by Shirley Murtha […]

Simsbury bank makes donation to granby camera club

Simsbury Bank made an $800 donation to the Granby Camera Club in exchange for photos taken by club members that are featured in the bank’s 2017 full-color calendar. Simsbury Camera Club members and a Canton Artists Guild member also contributed photos in exchange for a donation from the bank.The bank has published a free calendar of local photos since 2003. It features beautiful images of local scenes and landmarks. Granby Camera Club members Pat Greenhalgh, Ed Hodgson and Gene Suponski co […]

Smoke alarm recall

Significant recall of Kidde combination smoke / carbon monoxide alarmsThe Granby Building Department announces that there has been a recall of certain models of Kidde combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. These alarms, designed to be wired-in with an internal battery backup, are a very commonly used model and are present in many homes in the area. If you have one of these units in your home you may be eligible for a refund or replacement alarm. If you have an alarm that looks like the photo, […]

February Activities

February ActivitiesUnless otherwise noted, all events take place at the Granby Senior Center located within the Municipal Complex at 15 North Granby Road. Please call 860-844-5352 for additional information.Commission on Aging: Monday, Feb. 13, 9:30 a.m. The Commission on Aging proposes and evaluates programs and services for the elderly in the community, and assists the town staff in the development, initiation, coordination and implementation of programs and services for the elderly. Meetings […]

State uncertainty clouds FY18 budget picture

Michael B Guarco Jr., Chairman, Board of FinanceOnce again Connecticut faces a $1.5 billion deficit in each of the next two fiscal years. How it is handled with respect to state aid monies allocated to the municipalities will have a significant impact on local operations and taxation. The reluctance on the part of the state to tackle real structural budget reform continues to just kick the can down the road. Every two years, the state legislature’s majority party leadership and the governo […]

BOS student liaison a girl for all seasons

By Shirley MurthaThis year’s student representative to the Granby Board of Selectmen is Kelly-Anne Moffa, a senior at Granby Memorial High School. Having attended the school for three-plus, she felt she could do a good job bringing the student perspective to the board while becoming more connected with the Granby community in general. She intends to become involved with government in the future, planning to study both environmental science and political science in college. Being the liaiso […]

wildcats hockey team and alumni jamboree benefits wounded warrior project

By Nick BoormanThe Wildcats hockey’s first alumni jamboree to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project on Jan. 6 was a huge success. The rink was filled with current and former student athletes and fans from Suffield, Granby, and Windsor Locks. Thirty alumni played in the jamboree. The current players chose the Wounded Warrior Project as a charity because they wanted to help our military troops and veterans. The Wildcats Hockey Booster Club coordinated the event raising $941 for the Wounded War […]

BOE begins budget process

By Kim BeckerThe new year rings in the beginning of the budget process for the board of education. Superintendent of Granby Public Schools Alan Addley presented the BOE with the Plus One, a five-year budget projection.Given the sharp decline in state funding, including cuts to Education Cost Sharing and the Academic and Social Support grant, Granby will lose $180,000. This funding directly supported programs like all-day kindergarten, summer school, and integrated preschool. Though the board has […]