Granby Memorial Middle School Honor Roll 3rd Quarter 2016-2017

GRADE 8 HIGH HONORSDina Alfarone, Olivia Ashe, Spencer Bennett, Nicholas Boyd, Zachary Brewer, Caroline Burnett, William Caley, Aniela Cashman, Ashley Coon, Jenna Cox, Jack DeGray, Riley Dehner, Ty delosReyes, Ashlyn Dixon, Sean Dowd, Daniel Ennis, Angela Everett, Addy Fede, Ryan Fett, Madeline Gilmore, Aidan Goodrow, Meggie Hennessey, Jacob Ivanov, Aiden Kaczka, Eleanor Karabetsos, Alexis Klein, Isabella Krumm, Grace Lemoine, Hanna Lloyd, Anna Lombardo, Tyler Mackowski, Abigail Maher, Chase McG […]

GMHS track named for longtime coach

by Shirley MurthaA very large crowd of Granby residents, high school athletes and members of Granby’s government boards gathered at the high school on May 17 to witness the naming of the track field after Dennis J. Lobo. Lobo was being honored in his 51st year of coaching track and cross country not only for his accomplishments, but also for the impact he has had on so many Granby youth, according to principal Mike Dunn and Superintendent Alan Addley. A number of former students and their […]


A Granby resident is needed to fill a vacancy on the Agricultural Commission. If you are interested in this position, call the Democratic Town Committee Chairman Jim Lofink at 860-810-0274, Republican Town Committee Chairman Mark Neumann at 860-978-4808, or the town manager at 860-844-5300. […]

Let’s Golf!

It’s time for the 2017 Joseph B. Nilsen Memorial Golf Tournament. Join the Granby and Bradley Regional Chambers of Commerce for another fun-filled day on a great course for a great cause at Crestview Country Club, 281 Shoemaker Lane, Agawam, Mass., on Monday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Registration Includes: putting green, 18 holes of golf, greens fees and golf cart, social hour, deluxe dinner buffet, contests and raffle prizes. Fees are $600 for a foursome, $750 for a f […]

BOE looks to the future

By Kim BeckerPressure is mounting on the schools and Town in light of the revenue shortfall facing the State. Governor Malloy’s revised budget demands almost $4 million from Granby, including cuts to the ECS and shifting the cost of the State’s contributions to the teachers’ pension fund to municipalities. Though the Town passed a budget last month, deep funding cuts will make it difficult to maintain services. The Board of Education and the school administration ha […]

2017 Memorial Day activities

The Granby Memorial Day parade will be held Monday, May 29. The honorary parade marshall will be Gilbert F. Justo who served with the U.S. Army 101 Infantry Division during the Korean Conflict. The parade will line up at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot on Bank Street and step off at 10 a.m. sharp. Stops will be made to lay wreaths at the Civil War, War on Terror, Legion and World War I monuments before continuing to the cemetery. Services there will include guest speaker Town Manager William F. Smi […]

Holcomb Farm, Granby Land Trust co-host tick talk

Dr. Kirby C. Stafford III, Chief Scientist and State Entomologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, will give a “tick talk” on Thursday, June 8 at 7 p.m. in the North Barn at Holcomb Farm. This event is open to the public and admission is free. Dr. Stafford will talk about ticks, particularly the black-legged tick (or deer tick), their biology, life cycle, and the diseases they may carry, such as Lyme disease, babesiosis, anaplasma, and erlichiosis. He w […]

Virginia rail highlights GLT bird walks

By Trish PercivalThe Granby Land Trust hosted its annual bird walks in May and, once again, the birds did not disappoint. Led by John Weeks and Christine Chinni, the walks have become a springtime tradition in town.This year the sky was overcast for the May 13 walk, but the rain held off. Twenty people turned out and the birds cooperated nicely, treating the participants to many superb looks. Ten beautiful warbler species all came in for close-ups. As usual, the Virginia rail was the showstopper […]

Celebrating Strawberries

Strawberry FestivalWest Granby United Methodist Church will have its third annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be grilled food, fabulous homemade strawberry shortcake, live music by Carrie Johnson, fun for the entire family, face painting, a bounce house, outdoor games and activities of all kinds. The church is located at 87 Simsbury Road, West Granby. For more information, call 860-970-5695. Strawberry Supper First Church of Granby will […]