Grad Night art competition winners

Granby Parents for a Safe Graduation announced the winners of the 2017 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 is featured on a complementary grad night t-shirt that all seniors receive. The grad night party is free to all graduating seniors and will be held this year on June 19 at the Farmington Valley YMCA in Granby. From l.: GMHS Principal Mike Dunn, Olivia McDougall […]

Planting a pollinator garden

There’s a new pollinator garden on the grounds of Cossitt Library thanks to local volunteers, Bosco’s Garden Center, and the Granby Department of Public Works. Look for more free library programs and workshops about gardening, pollinators and making better summer salads on the Granby Library’s Photo by Holly Johnson […]

Exciting things happening at Wilhelm Farm

By Shirley MurthaFor those who still miss having the Wilhelm farm stand open and stocked with fresh vegetables and fruits in the summer, take heart. You will soon see the results of collaboration with Sven Pihl of CT Edible Ecosystems, who has leased some of the farmland and plans to grow some old favorites. Sven Pihl constructs a “high tunnel” on the Wilhelm Farm to serve as a holding area for transplants and seedlings. Photo by Shirley Murtha A native of Guilford, veteran of t […]

Troop 175 is the First Boy Scout troop in America to Visit Cuba since 1959

By John R. NiebTroop 175, boy scouts from Farmington Valley towns, became the first American troop to visit Cuba since 1959.On April 8 they left Granby at 4:30 a.m. for the Newark Airport to board a direct flight to Havana, Cuba.“It was awesome. We love setting records like this,” said Charles Brinegar, assistant senior patrol leader and life scout of Troop 175. “We were the first to go to Cuba, as well as to summit Mount Kilimanjaro and to enter the Amazon Rainforest.” […]

Four Paws up to Stop & Shop customers!

Stop & Shop would like to thank the generous donors who made their pet food drive a success. Eight full carriages of pet food were then donated to Bandits Place, Mary’s Kitty Corner, Southwick Animal Rescue, Simon Foundation, Granby Animal Control and Small Animal Rescue. Pictured from left are: Chris Willett, Rosanne Reis, Julia Ouellette, Jameson Krajcik and Rosia Kennedy. Photo by Sheila White […]

Humans of Granby

Rachel AbrahamsonGMHS Senior, caregiver at Small World Daycare, member of women’s a cappella singing group, chorus member at the high school and First ChurchAge 17bad about being a high school senior…These are the good things. I have a strategy for success that has been in place for several years now. I am very familiar with my school, its routines, and how to study in order to get good grades. I know all my teachers well and where to go to get help, even how to write a paper effect […]

Addley receives outstanding superintendent award

Alan Addley is the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Superintendent Award given by the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education Alumni Board. Addley was recognized on March 18 at the Neag School’s 19th Annual Awards Ceremony in Storrs.Addley received his Ed.D. from UConn’s Neag School of Education in 2014. Prior to this, Addley earned his Connecticut Intermediate Administrator Certification in 1997 and a Connecticut Superintendent certificate from the Executive Lead […]

Gran-Bee: Fun and successful after all these years

By Kim BeckerThe 14th annual Gran-Bee trivia challenge was once again a rousing success. In addition to raising money for local education projects, we found Waldo! Granby Public Schools Superintendent Alan Addley emceed for the first time dressed as the beloved character famous for his Where’s Waldo? Book series. When characters as famous as this one attend, you know the Gran-Bee is truly making a difference!Thirty-two teams competed for bragging rights as the 2017 winners. The Holcomb Har […]

Granby Libraries need your input!

Help identify the Granby Libraries’ needs now and in the future by filling out the survey online at from June 5 -19. Hard copies of the survey will be at both libraries. Thank you for your participation! […]