On a clear day

Rob Flanigan captured this unusual angle of the fall colors recently. Shot from the Mary Edwards property in North Granby looking north, the city of Springfield, Mass. is visible.

Election Update

For the Presidential Election on Nov. 3, many new precautions are being implemented to ensure the safety of both poll workers and voters. If you come to the polls, plan for a long wait, be patient, wear a mask, and dress warmly—it will take lots of extra time to vote.

Balancing today with tomorrow

At its September meeting, all six members of the Board of Finance supported using the General Fund over the next few years to offset all or a portion of the projected Debt Service for the capital projects approved last year. The intent is to help flatten the rate of increase in the mill rate over the next few years.


Bill Regan indicated he was encouraged by the Aug. 19 meeting in regards to Glenn Ballard’s presentation of his analysis of Agbotic. He thanked Ballard for his resourcefulness.

Rise Against Hunger support appreciated

The First Congregational Church of Granby thanks everyone who contributed to the Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event that was scheduled for this past April. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement and eventual cancellation of this hands-on service project.

Support for BLM

I placed a Black Lives Matter sign on my lawn and received three hostile, threatening unsigned letters of the same style in response.

Thanks Shirley Murtha

Shirley Murtha is ubiquitous and the Drummer readers are the beneficiaries! How one person can produce so much good journalism month after month is astounding.

Cultured-meat research

If Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal care about animal welfare, they should support federal funding for cultured-meat research. For those who don’t know, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughtering nonhumans.