Memorial Day 2020

The Granby Memorial Day parade and programs have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the American Legion placed American flags at the main cemetery and at the nine outlying cemeteries in town,
as well as at the war memorials and Legion Monument.

2020 Signs of the Times

In an effort to give the GMHS Class of 2020 the recognition they have earned, the Granby Education Foundation had signs for each student printed and posted them on the entry drive to the high school the day the caps and gowns were distributed.


Granby resident, Kate Bogli, 198R Salmon Brook Street, expressed appreciation for the board conducting its meetings via Zoom at this time. She would like to know what the board is doing to inspire the public during this pandemic.

Granby Community Fund

You may have read that the Hartford Foundation has created 29 new funds, one for each of the towns in our region, as part of its Greater Together program. Each of the new funds is called a “community fund.”

Kudos for town meetings

I want to congratulate the town’s employees and elected officials for their adaptation to the current pandemic environment. Communication has always been the cornerstone of effective local government and the timely adoption of videoconferencing enables that for Granby.

Ban fur trade

In February, activists held a rally on the north steps of the state capitol building seeking a ban on fur sales and manufacturing in Connecticut. State representatives David Michel of Stamford, Anne Hughes of Easton, Redding and Weston, Dorinda Borer of West Haven, and Mike Winkler of Vernon attended the event in a show of support.

Local restaurant praised

The Drummer left out one of Granby’s restaurants by failing to mention Rancho Viego. Last I knew they had served over 40 free meals to families struggling during this epidemic and that was over a week ago.