Support for candidate

I am exceptionally proud to offer my support to Valerie Eastwood, Democratic candidate for the CT 62nd Congressional District, and here’s why:

Valerie has a strong professional background. As an attorney with specific experience in tax law, health care law, and the complicated intersection of Federal versus State laws, she is ready to write effective legislation on day one.

Don’t sell East Street farmland

I urge townspeople to ask the town not to sell our land at 107 East Street—the Evonsion farm. The Selectmen are debating doing that, along with selling the development rights to the State.

Town vote wanted

I am writing in support of a town-wide vote on the proposals for 107 East St. Our Selectmen are to be commended for their time and dedication but the implications of this decision are far reaching and the responsibility should be borne by all town residents, not just the five Selectmen.

Let the voters decide

The Town of Granby has received an unsolicited offer to purchase the Evonsion Farm located at 107 East Street. This property was purchased by the town for $2.5 million, and is currently leased to two farmers who raise corn on it for their cattle.

You are needed

A Granby resident is needed to fill a vacancy on the Park and Recreation Board. If you are interested in serving your town on this board, call the Democratic Town Committee Chairman Jim Lofink, 860-810-0274; Republican Town Committee Chairman Mark Neumann, 860-653-9668; or Town Manager John Ward, 860-844-5300.

Town of Granby Meeting Calendar

Board of Selectmen, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Mondays, November 2, November 16

Board of Finance, 7:30 p.m., Police
Community Room, Monday, November 23

Board of Education, 7 p.m.,
Central Office, Wednesdays, November 4, November 18

Planning & Zoning, 7 p.m., Town Hall
Tuesdays, November 10, November 24

Inland Wetlands & Watercourses,
7 p.m., Town Hall, Thursday, November 12

Development Commission, 7 p.m.,
Town Hall, Monday, November 9

Cemetery Association seeks members

The Granby Cemetery, Inc., which serves the residents of Granby as a private cemetery, invites those interested in the cemetery to become members of the Cemetery Association. You may become a member of the cemetery if you have a plot in the cemetery or have an interest in the cemetery.

Granby needs a marketing plan

The premise of this op-ed reflects my observations during my attendance at public referendum presentations, meetings of Granby’s BOS, BOF, Planning and Zoning, Parks and Recreation, Board of Education, budget workshops, discussions with the office of Community Development and recent review of Granby’s most recent Plan of Conservation and Development. I hope it will stimulate Granby residents to contribute, vocally or in writing, to the town’s fiscal and quality-of-life issues.

Wear red on April 10, Equal Pay Day

Recognize Equal Pay Day on April 10 to symbolize how far women and minorities are “in the red” with their paycheck. On Tuesday, April 10, women across the United States will join in a national day of action called Equal Pay Day.